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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Phone conversation between Dilrukshi, Senadhipathy
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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SC defers FR petition until Sep. 27
The Supreme Court (SC) today deferred until September 27 the fundamental rights petition contesting the extraordinary gazette notification which brought Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) under the purview of President Maithripala Sirisena.
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Tense situation at Fort Railway Station
A tense situation prevailed at the Fort Railway Station this evening after commuters started showing their agitation to the railway authorities who were engaged in a work-to-rule campaign.
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Rs.6,000 monthly to families of missing persons
As envisioned in Budget 2019 proposals by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the payment of a monthly interim allowance of Rs. 6,000 to families of missing persons including family members of the armed forces and the police missing in action, the Finance Ministry said.
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Will resign if Sajith not given nomination: Nalin
Development Strategies and International Trade Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara Jayamaha said today he would resign and go back to teaching if Minister Sajith Premadasa was not given nomination to contest the presidential election.
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UNICEF condemns beating of two child monks
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issuing a statement has condemned the assault on the two novice monks at a temple in Horowpathana recently.
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SLPP makes cash deposit for Gota
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today made the cash deposit at the National Election Commission on behalf of its presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
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Heavy traffic in Battaramulla
Heavy traffic was reported in Battaramulla due to a protest organised by the All Ceylon Samurdhi Managers Union blocking the road towards parliament.
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Easter Sunday attacks: PSC members visit President
The members of the Special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks arrived at the Presidential Secretariat today to record a statement from President Maithripala Sirisena over the attacks, President’s Media Division said.
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Signal failure at Fort Station delay all trains
A major signal failure that occurred this morning at the Colombo Fort Railway Station had caused a delay of all trains coming in and going out of the Fort Railway Station, the Railway Control Room said.
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