Speaker will resign to contest presidential polls: SLPP
Once the alliance led by the United National Party (UNP) is formed, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will resign from the post to contest the presidential election, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today.
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Income tax payers' children to get
Grade one admission at national schools: Minister
The Ministry of Education had drawn its attention to admit the children whose parents pay income taxes to the state, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.
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Term of PSC probing Easter Sunday attack extended
The House today granted an extension period to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe Easter Sunday attack till September 30, in order to complete its final report.
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Terminating 14 modern aircraft incurred Rs 17,058.1 million loss - COPE
The decision of the incumbent government to terminate the agreement to acquire 14 modern aircraft for SriLankan Airlines, which was signed during the Mahinda Rajapaksa government, had resulted in staggering losses amounting to a sum of US$ 115.77 million (Rs 17,058 .1 million), Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) report submitted to parliament said today.
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Central Expressway: second phase nearing completion
Work on the second phase of the Central Expressway would be completed by January next year, Highways and Road Development Minister Kabir Hashim said today.
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Wennappuwa PS member, sister remanded for obstructing police duties
The member of Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha, Dulakshi Chamodari Fernando (21) and her elder sister had been remanded until August 30 by the Marawila Magistrate for obstructing the duties of police officers at the CeyNor junction in Wennappuwa.
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SL can’t appoint officials to satisfy US, Canada: SLPP
When Sri Lankan leaders appoint officials based on the requirement of the people of its country, they can’t take into consideration the choices of other countries including the US and Canada, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today said.
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Shavendra Silva assumes duties
Newly appointed Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva assumed duties at the Army Headquarters this morning amidst military honours.
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Shavendra is as important to us as Gen. Grant to Americans
In the same way, General Ulysses S. Grant who led the government forces against the separatist civil war in the USA became important to Americans, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva is also important to the Sri Lankan Government, said the Minister of Megalopolis and Western Development Patalie Champika Ranawaka at a press briefing held yesterday at his ministry.
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SIS should be made an independent body, governed by legislation
The special three-member committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to investigate the April 21 bombing yesterday said state intelligence services should be made an independent body while it should be governed by legislation.
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Prez seeks time till Jan. ’20 to approve
At yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have sought time till January next year to approve the agreement with the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) but Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had insisted it should be signed as soon as possible.
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Duminda says building rented out with AG’s approval
Former agriculture minister Duminda Dissanayanke denied the statement made earlier at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) that the lease agreement was signed with D.P.A. Jayasinghe & Company without the Attorney General’s approval said he had signed the lease agreement in 2016 with the AG’s approval.
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Local and international schools will come under the ministry: Minister
According to the new Education Act, the power of regulating all schools including International schools would come under the Education Ministry, the Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.
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What right has US to criticise new Army Chief: Wimal
The US has no right to criticise the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Army Commander based on the OISL report at the UN Human Rights Council, from which it withdrew describing it as a cesspit, MP Wimal Weerawansa said.
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Appointing Shantha Bandara as MP illegal: SLPP
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) raised a legal point on the move to appoint Shantha Bandara as an MP to fill the vacancy that had arisen in the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Kurunegala district list with the death of MP Salinda Dissanayake.
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Shavendra’s promotion sends a worrying message to victims of war: EU
The Delegation of the European Union (EU) today said the promotion of Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva to the post of Army Commander undermined Sri Lanka’s efforts towards national reconciliation and sent a worrying message to victims and survivors of the war.
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Two Moulavis trained by Zahran arrested
Two Moulavis who had undergone weapons training under National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim at a camp in Nuwara Eliya, was arrested today, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.
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