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 destabilizes country: Rathana Thera
Abolishing executive presidency would definitely destabilize 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 the 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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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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Two ruggerites get 10-year RI for sexual abuse
Two ruggerites of a leading school in Colombo were found guilty of sexually abusing a six-year-old boy of the same school five years ago and were sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by Colombo High Court Judge Wikum Kaluarachchi yesterday.
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Fire breaks out at a clothing store in Wattala
A massive fire broke out at a clothing store in Wattala this morning and fire trucks were dispatched to douse the fire, police said.
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UNP to name candidate on Wednesday
The United National Party (UNP) is to name its presidential candidate on Wednesday, September 25, sources close to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.
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UNF allies also pledge support to Sajith
Several MPs representing UNF allies have informed UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa that they will support him to form a broader alliance to contest the upcoming presidency if he is not given the green light from the party.
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Sajith loyalists meet to explore alternatives
A group of UNP ministers loyal to party deputy leader Sajith Premadasa held a special meeting at the parliamentary complex yesterday and explored the possibility of participating in the presidential elections under an alternative arrangement since the party hierarchy is unlikely to nominate Mr. Premadasa, the Daily Mirror learns.
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