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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 gives political mileage to anyone, informed sources said.

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Gota, seven others released from Avant Garde case

The Magistrate’s Court today discharged the eight accused including Gotabaya Rajapaksa from the Avant Garde floating armoury case filed by the Bribery Commission (BC).

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Sajith appears before PCoI

Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate corruption of the current administration a short while ago.

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Executive Officers’ protest: Passport normal service suspended

The Emigration and Immigration Department had decided to suspend the one day service of issuing passport due to the protest carried out by Government Service Executive Officers outside the department.

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UNP WC secret ballot to select candidate on Thursday

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, after a discussion with a team of his party seniors, decided last night to call for a meeting of the working committee on Thursday and conduct a secret ballot to select the presidential candidate, Daily Mirror learns.

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UNP discuss how to obtain the support of TNA and Civil Organisations

A discussion was held yesterday among the leader of the United National Front (UNF) and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Deputy Leader of United National Party (UNP), Minister of Housing and Construction and Cultural Affairs Sajith Premadasa and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to obtain the support of Tamil National Alliance(TNA) and Civil Organisations in Sri Lanka for the victory of the UNF presidential candidate.

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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

Mulaitivu Additional Magistrate N. Sudaharan yesterday issued an interim order staying the cremation ceremony of the Nayaru Gurukanda Rajamaha Vihara Chief Incumbent Ven. Kolamba Medhalankarakitthi Thera 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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Reveal politicians who influenced probes: President to Dias

President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday that former Director General of the Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias should reveal the dishonored politicians who ordered to file court cases in an unjust manner.

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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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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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Bond indictment under spotlight

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had...

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Maga Neguma on the road to nowhere!

Road Planing and Development Company, which at one time existed under the Road Development Authority (RDA), was terminated to establish the institutes Maga Neguma Emulsion Private Company, Maga Neguma...

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Next President Should be the last : Karu Jayasuriya

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in a candid interview with the Daily Mirror said the country could have saved billions of rupees had the respective Presidents...

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Main battle is to ensure security and development -Dinesh Gunawardane

Leader of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) MP Dinesh Gunawardane speaks about the Presidential Elections and the current status of the economy in the co...

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“We’ll contest elections under a new symbol” Anura Kumara Dissanayake

Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake, who is the nominee for presidential candidacy of the National People’s Power...

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I was utterly betrayed by the Rajapaksas -Sajin de Vass Gunawardena

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Son dumps mother’s body into forest

The Watawala Police in Hatton has launched an investigation into the incident in which a man had thrown the corpse of his mother (81) into a forest claiming he could not bear funeral expenses....

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He had his wife’s underskirt in his bag

A visit to Colombo to meet a politician by a group of villagers from Moragollagama was thrown into chaos when their leader found out the hard way that he did not possess the proper attire to meet with...

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Man, using Viper to kill wife, arrested

An individual suspected of attempting to kill his wife by causing a viper to sting her and his mistress who aided and abetted the alleged crime were produced before Gampaha Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan...

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