State lands - Prez opposes freehold rights
President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to be opposed to the piece of legislation introduced by the government to give people freehold rights of State lands used by them under permits issued in terms of the Land Development Ordinance.
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Electronic tablets: Prez not agreeable
President Maithripala Sirsiena Sirisena has once again registered his protest to Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam over the plan to distribute free electronic tablets among schoolchildren.
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Ban on chainsaw imports - Cabinet approves memo by Prez
The Cabinet is reported to have yesterday approved the memorandum submitted by President Maithripala Sirisena to ban the import of chainsaws.
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Madrassa issue still unresolved - One reopened in Modara: Bandula
A Madrassa has been reopened in Modara causing panic among the residents because the government has failed to resolve the setting up of such schools, UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardana said today.
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AG asks A-IGP for report on Apr. 21 bomb attacks
The Attorney General yesterday instructed the acting IGP to immediately send him a report about the current status of the investigations into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks and the incidents of vandalising the Buddha statues in Mawanella.
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Supplementary estimate presented again
The supplementary estimate - seeking funds for various items such as the purchase of a vehicle for Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and the renovation of Minister Kiriella’s residence, was presented again today though it was earlier withdrawn by House Leader and Minister Lakshman Kiriella in Parliament.
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MS can’t hide behind another 'lamp and pot referendum': SLPP
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today the President cannot shy away from holding the presidential election by hiding behind another lamp and pot referendum or a ’Lampu Kalagedi Sellama’.
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Won’t lead to dissolution of Parliament: Dayasiri
The President has the authority to call for a non-binding referendum on whether the people prefer a general election prior to a presidential election but the President will not be able to dissolve Parliament based on such a referendum, SLFP General Secretary and MP Dayasiri Jayasekara said.
18 Jun 2019 - 1 - 1025
Shavendra gets service extension
President Maithripala Sirisena has given a service extension to Army’s Chief of Staff Major General Shavendra Silva until December 31, 2019 with effect from June 22, Army Spokesman Sumith Athapaththu said.
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Supplementary estimate withdrawn
Claiming the supplementary estimate -- seeking funds for various items such as the purchase of a vehicle for Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and the renovation of Minister Kiriella’s residence -- was today withdrawn though it was earlier presented in Parliament.
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SL sign agreement to send unlimited skilled workers to Japan
An agreement will be signed by the Sri Lankan and Japanese governments tomorrow (19), enabling Sri Lanka to send an unlimited number of skilled workers to Japan for a period of 10 years, monitoring MP for the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, Manusha Nanayakkara, said today.
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Colombo District SLTJ organiser further remanded
The Colombo District, Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath (SLTJ) organiser who was arrested at Keselwatte recently was further remanded by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna today.
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Ex-Air Chief Goonetileke new Chief Security Advisor for SLC
Former Air Force Commander Roshan Goonetileke has been appointed as the Chief Security Advisor of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), in order to strengthen their security program covering all forms of cricket.
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CA dismisses Gota’s petitions
The Court of Appeal today dismissed without cost the petitions filed by former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa contesting the order of the Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar, which is hearing the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum Case.
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Attempting to get NTJ member released
Suspect released on bail
The suspect who was in remand custody for attempting to bribe the Horowapothana Police OIC was released on bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna today.
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Kiriella’s three staff members granted bail
The three staff members attached to Minister Lakshman Kiriella’s ministry was today released on bail by Colombo Fort Magistrate, Ranga Dissanayake.
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Future President to have same power as incumbent: PHU
The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) yesterday said a future president would also enjoy the same power enjoyed by the incumbent President since only three powers had been pruned from the Executive.
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