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Opposing NDF constituent parties can leave: Mano
Any constituent party in the proposed National Democratic Front (NDF) can leave the alliance and contest separately if they do not support the presidential candidate nominated by the UNP, National Integration Minister and Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) leader Mano Ganesan said today.
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Using social media while on duty
Disciplinary action will be taken against state workers: Maithree Gunaratne
I will take immediate disciplinary action over governments servants who use social media during work hours, Badulla District Governor Maithree Gunaratne said.
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Two more JMI activists arrested
Two activists of the banned Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI) organisation have been arrested by the Ampara police today.
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GMOA to strike on Thursday
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has decided to launch an island-wide work stoppage on Thursday, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said.
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Shavendra Silva new Army Commander
Army Chief of Staff Major General Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the new army commander by President Maithripala Sirisena, President’s Media Division said.
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JMO of Palai Hospital arrested
The Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of the Palai Hospital has been arrested by the Army in connection with alleged involvement in terrorist activities, police said.
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Ragging incident: 19 Ruhunu Uni students re-remanded
Nineteen senior students of the Ruhuna University who were arrested over a ragging incident were further remanded until August 26 by the Matara Additional Magistrate today.
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Lotus Road closed due to protest
The Lotus Road from Ceramic Junction towards Galle Road, outside the Finance Ministry, in Colombo, has been closed due to a protest carried out by a group of war-disabled soldiers, police said.
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Navy recovers 85 kilos of heroin in a trawler
A stock of about 85 kilos of heroin was recovered by the navy in a fishing trawler which was taken into custody on July 10 in the seas off Galle, Navy Spokesman Lieutenant Commander Isuru Sooriyabandara said.
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Anybody could call himself as presidential candidate: Harrison
“Individually, anybody could call himself or herself as the presidential candidate. Whatever it is, anyone should agree to the final decision taken by the party as a whole,” said Agriculture Minister P. Harrison yesterday.
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I will contest the Presidential Election: Sajith
Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa, for the first time, asserted that he would contest for the presidential election for sure.
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UNP gets discretion to nominate candidate
The factions of the United National Party (UNP) agreed to form the National Democratic Front (NDF) with the like-minded parties, but would retain the discretionary right to nominate the presidential candidate, the Daily Mirror learns.
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Ready for regional flight operations by mid-October
The Palali Airport which is under construction at the moment will be ready for regional flight operations by the middle of October, an official said yesterday.
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Acting IGP calls reports from CID on 6 high profile cases
Acting Inspector General of Police C. D. Wickremeratne has directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit a full report on six high profile cases, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said yesterday.
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Anura Kumara named presidential candidate
JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake was today announced as the presidential candidate of the National Peoples Power headed by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna.
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Presidential candidates should pledge to eliminate drugs: President
Whoever the candidates contesting for the forthcoming presidential election, they should pledge to eradicate narcotics, President Maithripala Sirisena said today in Polonnaruwa.
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Minister rules out Indian links to Easter bombers
Tourism Minister John Amaratunga on Friday ruled out that terrorists involved in the Easter bombing in the island nation had any Indian links. He was interacting with reporters as part of the Sri Lanka tourism promotion programme in Kochi on Friday, the New Indian Express reported.
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