No govt. functions for political advantages: EC
The Election Commission has given strict instructions to the District Secretaries to stop all government functions and programmes that have been organised in a manner that violates the election law and give political mileage to anyone, informed sources said.
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Gota asks Muslims to be party to his victory
The presidential candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Gotabaya Rajapaksa requested the Muslims minority to be party to his victory which, he said, is certain according to every survey done in the country.
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Stay order on Prelate’s cremation at the temple premises
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Impossible to abolish executive presidency sans support of all parties: PM
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said he had informed the relevant persons including the President that it was not possible to abolish the executive presidency without the support of all parties.
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Steps taken to release private lands in Jaffna
Northern Province Governor Dr Suren Raghavan has decided to appoint a committee to identify alternative lands for the army and the police in Jaffna in place of the private lands used by them.
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EC to open complaint offices
The Elections Commission has decided to open complaint offices to investigate election complaints at the Elections Secretariat in Rajagiriya and all the district offices to entertain complaints relating to the forthcoming presidential election.
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Why blame only me, asks RW
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that false allegations had been made against him personally isolating him from others though he was engaged in politics together with a number of others.
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Flood warning issued to people along Gin, Nilwala Rivers
People living along the Gin Ganga and Nilwala Ganga in the Galle and Matara Southern Province had been asked to be vigilant following a minor flood situation in the regions.
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President appoints commission to probe Easter attacks
A five-member commission headed by Court of Appeal Judge Janak de Silva has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to probe the Easter Sunday attacks.
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Didn’t receive prior intel warning on 21/4: Prez
President Maithripala Sirisena who testified before the parliamentary select committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday bombings said he did not receive prior intelligence warning on the attacks. He testified before the PSC from 10.20 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at the Presidential Secretariat.
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2017, 2018 and 2019 electoral lists
Gota’s NIC to register as elector invalidated in 2016
The National Identity Card (NIC) used by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential hopeful Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa to register as an elector in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 electoral lists had been invalidated by the Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) in October 2016, Daily Mirror learns.
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Dilrukshi responds to Avante Garde phone call
Whilst not denying the fact that a conversation took place between Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe and Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadipathi, Wickremasinghe called for the release of the entire phone conversation between the two parties.
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Gota clarifies ID number confusion in Electoral Register
With reference to the Daily Mirror news story on the appearance of the invalidated national identity card number of Gotabhaya Rajapksa in the electoral registers of 2017, 2018 and 2019, Mr. Rajapaksa said that although he filled the form with the new ID number and the Department of Registration of Persons had informed the Elections Department of the new identity card number what appears in the electoral list is the old ID number.
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Will inquire AG about alleged telephone conversation: Thalatha
Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorale said yesterday she listened to the alleged voice recording of a telephone conversation between Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathy and former Bribery Commission Chairperson Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe and that she would inquire from the Attorney General (AG) regarding the matter.
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Phone conversation between Dilrukshi, Senadhipathy
AG to refer matter to PSC
Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera is expected to make a request to the Public Service Commission (PSC) next week to take disciplinary action against Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe over an alleged telephone conversation made with Avant-Garde Owner Nissanka Senadhipathy after confirming the authenticity of it, sources at the AG’s Department said.
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Sajith fails to record PCoI statement owing to official work
Housing and Construction Minister Sajith Premadasa failed to record a statement yesterday with the police unit of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate into corruption of the current administration due to official work.
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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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