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48-hour railway strike from tomorrow

The Railway Trade Union Alliance (RTUA) today warned it would launch a 48-hour strike from midnight tomorrow over the failure to grant their demands including the rectification of salary anomalies.

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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Mahinda Rajapaksa and the renovation of Minister Kiriella’s residence, was presented again today though it was earlier withdrawn by House Leader and Minister Lakshman Kiriella in Parliament.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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Non-binding referendum

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.

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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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“Every right must have a remedy” - Dr. Deepika Udagama

In the aftermath of the Easter terror attacks, the role and intervention of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has assumed added signifi...

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‘Have a single law for all Sri Lankans’

The dailymirror discussed the current political and economic situation of the country in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings with the Genera...

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Country is back to normal

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Shantha Kottegoda says that normalcy has been restored in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks, and th...

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Presidential Candidacy I am prepared to consider if there is a Unanimous Request

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, in an interview responds to questions about the role of Parliament in ensuring national security. He also indicates his wi...

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Deals and deals: behind procuring emergency power

Eyebrows have been raised as to why the five-member Ministerial Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, that was appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers to propose urgent remedial measu...

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Didn’t police ‘chiefs’ know of Rathgama killings ?

We received information about the killing of two persons after being abducted from Rathgama while we were engaged in an investigation to unearth the truth regarding a complaint of an alleged abduction...

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Man drops sarong to prove his innocence to cop

It was reported that an individual from Polonnaruwa had proven his innocence to a traffic cop by dropping the sarong he was wearing....

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Man flees leaving ducks, chicken in a sack to police

A man who was carrying a ‘suspicious looking sack’ in the early hours today at the Balummahara Junction had run away from the police when he was told to stop, leaving the sack with three ducks and...

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The constant tussle between the executive and the legislature has revealed that the Executive Presidency should ...