Selection Board to make appointments to Govt. institutions: Prez
The appointments of heads to State corporations, boards and other institutions would be made through a Selection Board to ensure only the qualified and professionals would be appointed as chairpersons and directors, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said today.
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Couple arrested with 10kgs of heroin
Two suspects were arrested by the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) with 10kgs of heroin at Rajagiriya this evening, Police Spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
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Chilaw’s acting ASP arrested on bribery charges
Chilaw’s Acting ASP was today arrested on charges of soliciting a bribe of Rs.200,000 from a woman who owns a Devalaya in Chilaw, Bribery Commission Director (Investigation) SSP Priyantha Chandrasiri said.
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Gammanpila rejects ministerial portfolio
Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader Udaya Gammanpila said today the reason why he had decided not to accept any ministerial portfolio was to ease the pressure exerted on the President and Prime Minister when appointing a cabinet with limited number of ministers.
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Unfavourable weather conditions predicted
Showery conditions are expected to enhance in some parts of the country during the coming days, Department of Meteorology said today.
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Call for change in UNP leadership
Satyagraha in front of Sirikotha
A young UNP member had begun a continuous Satyagraha in front of party headquarters Sirikotha calling for the appointment of former Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as the party’s new leader.
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Travel ban on Lalith Weeratunga lifted
The overseas travel ban which was imposed on former President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga was temporarily lifted today till March 13, 2020 by Court of Appeal.
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State ministers to be appointed on Monday
State ministers of the new government would be appointed on Monday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said.
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New Cabinet sworn-in
Fifteen ministers were sworn in before President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa this morning at the Presidential Secretariat.
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Politics is a game of grit and character: Ranil
Politics is a hard game and it needs teamwork while one has to have the stamina to play it, the outgoing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said after leaving Temple Trees yesterday.
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Fire breaks out at building in Angulana
A fire broke out at a four-storey building where chemicals and paints had been stored at Angulana in Moratuwa early this morning, police said.
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China invites Gota to visit at a mutual convenient time
Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan who called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday extended an invitation for him to visit China at a mutually convenient and mature time, a spokesman said yesterday.
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Sajith loyalists to lobby for complete reforms within UNP
Sajith loyalists will struggle for a complete reform within the UNP initially, while forming another party would be the second option, an MP who lobbied for Mr. Premadasa’s candidacy said yesterday.
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New Cabinet to be sworn in today
Fifteen Cabinet ministers to be sworn in this morning to serve in the government for an interim period till the general election is conducted, following the dissolution of parliament after March 1 next year.
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Giving false evidence at Bond Commission
Court informed Ravi K had given entire statement
State Counsel Nadee Aparna Suwadurugoda today informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that former Minister Ravi Karunanayake had given the entire statement regarding the inquiry conducted in connection with giving false evidence at the Bond Commission on August 2, 2015.
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SLFP decides to expel Fowzie
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to expel its MP A. H. M. Fowzie from the party, SLFP Spokesman and MP Weerakumara Dissanayake said today.
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NPC approves transfer of SSP Shani Abeysekera
The National Police Commission (NPC) today approved a request made by Acting IGP Chandana Wickremeratne to transfer Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Director SSP Shani Abeysekera.
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