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Reveal politicians who influenced probes: President to Dias

President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday that former Director General of the Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias should reveal the dishonored politicians who ordered to file court cases in an unjust manner.

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Impossible to abolish executive presidency sans support of all parties: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said he had informed the relevant persons including the President that it was not possible to abolish the executive presidency without the support of all parties.

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Steps taken to release private lands in Jaffna

Northern Province Governor Dr Suren Raghavan has decided to appoint a committee to identify alternative lands for the army and the police in Jaffna in place of the private lands used by them.

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EC to open complaint offices

The Elections Commission has decided to open complaint offices to investigate election complaints at the Elections Secretariat in Rajagiriya and all the district offices to entertain complaints relating to the forthcoming presidential election.

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Why blame only me, asks RW

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that false allegations had been made against him personally isolating him from others though he was engaged in politics together with a number of others.

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Flood warning issued to people along Gin, Nilwala Rivers

People living along the Gin Ganga and Nilwala Ganga in the Galle and Matara Southern Province had been asked to be vigilant following a minor flood situation in the regions.

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President appoints commission to probe Easter attacks

A five-member commission headed by Court of Appeal Judge Janak de Silva has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to probe the Easter Sunday attacks.

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Didn’t receive prior intel warning on 21/4: Prez

President Maithripala Sirisena who testified before the parliamentary select committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday bombings said he did not receive prior intelligence warning on the attacks. He testified before the PSC from 10.20 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at the Presidential Secretariat.

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Gota’s NIC to register as elector invalidated in 2016

The National Identity Card (NIC) used by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential hopeful Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa to register as an elector in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 electoral lists had been invalidated by the Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) in October 2016, Daily Mirror learns.

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Dilrukshi responds to Avante Garde phone call

Whilst not denying the fact that a conversation took place between Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe and Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadipathi, Wickremasinghe called for the release of the entire phone conversation between the two parties.

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Gota clarifies ID number confusion in Electoral Register

With reference to the Daily Mirror news story on the appearance of the invalidated national identity card number of Gotabhaya Rajapksa in the electoral registers of 2017, 2018 and 2019, Mr. Rajapaksa said that although he filled the form with the new ID number and the Department of Registration of Persons had informed the Elections Department of the new identity card number what appears in the electoral list is the old ID number.

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Will inquire AG about alleged telephone conversation: Thalatha

Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorale said yesterday she listened to the alleged voice recording of a telephone conversation between Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathy and former Bribery Commission Chairperson Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe and that she would inquire from the Attorney General (AG) regarding the matter.

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AG to refer matter to PSC

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera is expected to make a request to the Public Service Commission (PSC) next week to take disciplinary action against Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe over an alleged telephone conversation made with Avant-Garde Owner Nissanka Senadhipathy after confirming the authenticity of it, sources at the AG’s Department said.

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Sajith fails to record PCoI statement owing to official work

Housing and Construction Minister Sajith Premadasa failed to record a statement yesterday with the police unit of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate into corruption of the current administration due to official work.

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Chinese Company ALIT clarifies on Lotus Tower project

The Aerospace Long-march International Trade Co. Ltd (ALIT), one of the two Chinese companies involved in the Lotus Tower Project, today issued a clarification on the Lotus Tower project allegations.

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CID reports probe progress to court on Gota’s dual citizenship

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today reported the progress in their investigations into a complaint lodged over former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s dual citizenship to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

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IRD received 7,728 dud cheques: COPA

It was revealed during a recent meeting at the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) that 7,728 cheques to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) have bounced – the dud cheques have amounted to a staggering Rs.4,097 million by March 21 this year.

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Abolishing executive presidency destabilises country: Rathana Thera

Abolishing executive presidency would definitely destabilise the country, MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said today.

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Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had...

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in a candid interview with the Daily Mirror said the country could have saved billions of rupees had the respective Presidents...

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Main battle is to ensure security and development -Dinesh Gunawardane

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The Watawala Police in Hatton has launched an investigation into the incident in which a man had thrown the corpse of his mother (81) into a forest claiming he could not bear funeral expenses....

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INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock praised the steps taken by President Maithripala Sirisena, for taking swift action in apprehending the criminals responsible for the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks and was presented with the INTERPOL Medal at the President’s Office in Colombo recently. However, Colombo’s Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith recently stated that he is yet to receive a positive response from those in power for his call to have an independent probe on the Easter Sunday attack and to provide relief to those killed and injured in the attack. Do you think an independent probe into the Easter Sunday attack is still necessary in order to apprehend any criminal on the loose?