Bathiudeen faces no-faith motion - Govt. in a quandary
Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, who is facing a no-confidence motion is reported to have told the Cabinet today that he would step down from his post if President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe asked him to do so.
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I don’t think Prez will extend his tenure: MR
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said he did not think President Maithripala Sirisena would seek an extension of his tenure because he vowed to serve only one term.
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NCM against Bathiudeen: No date given for debate
It was decided at the party leaders’ meeting held at the Parliamentary complex that no date could be given to debate the no confidence motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen in Parliament, MP Dinesh Gunawardena said.
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Bathiudeen, Asath Sally and Hizbullah must resign: TNA
Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and the two Governors Asath Sally and M.L.A.M Hizbullah who are alleged to have links with National Thowheed Jama’at (NTJ) should be asked to resign and subjected to an investigation, TNA MP Sivashakthi Anandan told Parliament today.
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Bathiudeen willing to resign from all positions if found guilty
Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development and Vocational Training and Skills Development Rishad Bathiudeen had informed the government parliamentary group that he is willing to resign from all positions if he is found guilty by any investigation.
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Don’t make irresponsible statements: Speaker tells MPs
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today requested MPs to desist from making irresponsible statements and passing false information to the media.
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DNA tests confirm identity of Easter Sunday bombers
The Government Analyst’s Department said today the DNA tests had matched and confirmed the identity of the suicide bombers including that of Mohomad Zaharan, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
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JVP trying to unite Govt. via its NCM: Yapa
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is attempting to unite the Government via its no-confidence motion (NCM) against the Government which is on the verge of a severe split subsequent to our NCM against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, MP Lakshman Yapa said today.
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PSC to investigate Easter Sunday attacks
The government’s parliamentary group today decided to call for the appointment of a parliament select committee (PSC) to investigate the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks.
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Deadline for O/L applications extended till May 31
The closing dates for private and school candidates for the GCE O/L examination had been extended until May 31, the Commissioner General of Examinations said today.
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Janaka Perera assassination case - Life imprisonment for 2nd accused
The Anuradhapura Special High Court today sentenced Hameer Umar, the second accused after he was found guilty of the charged of killing of 31 people including Major General Janaka Perera in 2008.
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Nalaka de Silva released on bail
Former DIG Nalaka de Silva was released on bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today. He was released on a cash bail of Rs.25,000 and two sureties of Rs.5 million each.
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Attacks on churches and hotels: SC defers petition for May 31
The Supreme Court (SC) today deferred for May 31, the fundamental rights petition filed against the Inspector General of Police and the Defence Secretary in respect of the suicide attacks on churches and hotels on April 21.
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MR visits schools, says attendance satisfactory
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today visited several schools in Colombo to inspect the security provided to them and to encourage parents to send children to schools.
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Mujibur requests HC to hear cases of violent incidents
UNP MP Mujibur Rahman yesterday requested the High Court to hear the cases of violent incidents reported in the North Western Province and in Minuwangoda.
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CA dismisses writ of quo warranto against PM
The Court of Appeal (CA) today dismissed a writ application filed by Colombo Municipal Councillor Sharmila Gonawela seeking a Writ of Quo Warranto against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
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