Sirisena vows to support Gotabaya leadership
Former President Maithripala Sirisena today (07) said he would dedicate himself towards developing the country and building a prosperous economy as part of the new government under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s leadership.
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Sri Lankan casualties in Beirut blast rises to ten
Russia to register first COVID-19 vaccine next week
Amid the soaring number of coronavirus cases worldwide, Russia is all set to register world’s first COVID-19 vaccine next week.
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Single national list slot - UNP to decide on Monday
While saying it was unlikely that UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe would enter Parliament through the party’s single national list slot, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said yesterday the party would decide on Monday as to who will be nominated to fill the slot.
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SJB ready to fill national list slots
Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) General Secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara, its National Organiser Tissa Attanayake, Harin Fernando, Eran Wickramaratne, Imtiyaz Bakeer Markar, Mayantha Dissanayake and Dayani Gamage are likely to fill its national list slots.
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Constitutional changes after much thought: SLPP
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman G.L.Peiris said yesterday when it came to either amending the Constitution in its entirety or changing the 19th Amendment to Constitution, it would only be carried out after much thought and consideration.
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Not satisfied with election result: NPP
The National Peoples Power (NPP) said yesterday it was not satisfied with the results of the general election and reiterated that the functions of an opposition was not restricted to Parliament and its reduced representation in Parliament was not a hindrance to achieving its vision and goals.
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Mahinda Rajapaksa to be sworn in as Premier on Aug.9
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) leader Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn in as the Prime Minister of the ninth Parliament on August 9 at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihare, Daily Mirror learns.
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Eight female candidates gain access to Parliament
Eight female candidates have been successful in entering the upcoming parliament while there were nearly 59 female representatives who received nominations to contest the Parliamentary Election 2020.
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Update: 18 dead after Air India plane breaks in two at Calicut
An Air India Express plane with 190 people on board has crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 18 people this evening, BBC reported.
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Number of Sri Lankans wounded in Beirut blast rises to 14
The number of Sri Lankan casualties in the massive explosion in Lebanese capital Beirut, on Tuesday, has risen to fourteen, Sri Lankan Embassy in Lebanon said.
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19th amendment should be abolished: Sarath Weerasekara
While expressing his heartfelt thanks to those who voted for him, Sarath Weerasekara, who topped in the Colombo District at General Election said the 19th amendment to the Constitution should be abolished soon.
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Did Angoda Lokka die in Coimbatore? DNA test on
A special team of the CB-CID investigating the case of Angoda Lokka’s alleged death in Coimbatore has initiated DNA tests on samples collected from the dead body, New Indian Express reported today.
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SLPP submits names for 17-member national list
The names for Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) 17-member National List was handed over to the Election Commission today, SLPP General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam said.
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Arrest warrants for Kurunegala Mayor & four others
The Kurunegala Magistrate issued arrest warrants on Kurunegala Mayor & four others over the case of destruction of the ancient archeological site known as the Buwaneka Hotel building, as directed by the Attorney General, Coordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said today (07).
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UNP to revamp the party
United National Party (UNP) seniors said they would meet on Monday to discuss the reorganizing and re-structuring of the party.
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SC rejects Rishad’s FR petition
The Supreme Court today rejected the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by former minister Rishad Bathiudeen requesting the Court to grant an interim order preventing his arrest in connection with the Easter Sunday bomb attacks.
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Ex-CID Director Shani Abeysekara, SI Mendis further remanded
Former Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Director Shani Abeysekara and Sub Inspector (SI) Mendis further remanded till August 20 by Gampaha Magistrate’s Court today.
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Hirunika, Sujeewa also fail to secure their seats
Former UNP MPs Hirunika Premachandra and Sujeewa Senasinghe who contested the General Election from Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) in Colombo District failed to make it to Parliament this time.
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Oshadi, Udith Lokubandara fail to secure a seat
Oshadi Hewamadduma and Udith Lokubandara who contested under the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) failed to secure a seat in the Badulla District.
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MR obtains 527,364 preferential votes
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has secured 11 seats from the Kurunegala District with 649,965 votes (66.92%) as SLPP candidate former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa topped the preferential votes.
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