Deadline for O/L applications extended till May 31
The closing dates for private and school candidates for the GCE O/L examination had been extended until May 31, the Commissioner General of Examinations said today.
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Nalaka de Silva released on bail
Former DIG Nalaka de Silva was released on bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today. He was released on a cash bail of Rs.25,000 and two sureties of Rs.5 million each.
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Attacks on churches and hotels: SC defers petition for May 31
The Supreme Court (SC) today deferred for May 31, the fundamental rights petition filed against the Inspector General of Police and the Defence Secretary in respect of the suicide attacks on churches and hotels on April 21.
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MR visits schools, says attendance satisfactory
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today visited several schools in Colombo to inspect the security provided to them and to encourage parents to send children to schools.
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Mujibur requests HC to hear cases of violent incidents
UNP MP Mujibur Rahman yesterday requested the High Court to hear the cases of violent incidents reported in the North Western Province and in Minuwangoda.
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CA dismisses writ of quo warranto against PM
The Court of Appeal (CA) today dismissed a writ application filed by Colombo Municipal Councillor Sharmila Gonawela seeking a Writ of Quo Warranto against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
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JVP hands over NCM against Govt. to Speaker
The no-confidence motion (NCM) against the government was handed over to the Speaker by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) a short while ago.
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NCM against Bathiudeen: Debate date to be fixed today
Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila said the debate date on the no-confidence motion against Industry and Commerce Minister, Rishad Bathiudeen, would be discussed today at the party leaders’ meeting chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.
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DNA report proves Zahran killed in Shangri-La blast
DNA investigations have confirmed that it was National Thawheed Jamaat (NTJ) leader Mohamed Zahran Hashim - one of the two suicide bombers - who was killed in the Colombo Shangri-La hotel blast on Easter Sunday, Government Analyst’s department sources said.
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State Minister Niroshan will vote against Rishard
State Minister for National Policies and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera said that he would use his vote in favour of the No-confidence motion (NCM) handed over to the Speaker by the Joint Opposition against Minister, Rishard Bathiudeen, if he does not resign from his ministerial post.
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Sound reaction over VIP movements
Motorists in several locations in Colombo displayed their anger by honking their vehicle horns after they were forced to stop to facilitate VIP movements on roads. Two videos circulating on social media showed motorists honking their vehicle horns.
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Controversy swirls around efforts to defer presidential poll
Controversy swirls in political circles about reports on President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to seek an advisory opinion from the Supreme Court (SC) in terms of Article 129 whether he could serve in office till June 20, 2020, thereby postponing the presidential election otherwise scheduled for later this year.
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Conducting a training camp in Kurunegala: 6 arrested
A total of six suspects had been arrested for their alleged involvement in a training camp and connivance of instigating violence in the Kurunegala District, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
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Concerns over purchasing 400MWs of power from Turkish firm
Controversy surrounds Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s move to award another 400MWs of emergency power to a Turkish company, the Daily Mirror learns.
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Easter Sunday attack: 3 suspects nabbed in Kalmunai
Another three suspects who had connections to the Easter Sunday attack on April 21 had been arrested this evening in Kalmunai by the Ampara police officers, Police said.
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Presidential poll between Nov. 9 and Dec. 9: EC
The Elections Commission (EC) was determined to announce the presidential poll in mid-October and hold the election between November 9 and December 9, its Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.
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