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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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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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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CID reports probe progress to court on Gota’s dual citizenship

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today reported the progress in their investigations into a complaint lodged over former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s dual citizenship to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

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IRD received 7,728 dud cheques: COPA

It was revealed during a recent meeting at the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) that 7,728 cheques to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) have bounced – the dud cheques have amounted to a staggering Rs.4,097 million by March 21 this year.

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Abolishing executive presidency destabilises country: Rathana Thera

Abolishing executive presidency would definitely destabilise the country, MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said today.

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SLRC nationalisation

SC defers FR petition until Sep. 27

The Supreme Court (SC) today deferred until September 27 the fundamental rights petition contesting the extraordinary gazette notification which brought Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) under the purview of President Maithripala Sirisena.

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Tense situation at Fort Railway Station

A tense situation prevailed at the Fort Railway Station this evening after commuters started showing their agitation to the railway authorities who were engaged in a work-to-rule campaign.

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Rs.6,000 monthly to families of missing persons

As envisioned in Budget 2019 proposals by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the payment of a monthly interim allowance of Rs. 6,000 to families of missing persons including family members of the armed forces and the police missing in action, the Finance Ministry said.

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Will resign if Sajith not given nomination: Nalin

Development Strategies and International Trade Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara Jayamaha said today he would resign and go back to teaching if Minister Sajith Premadasa was not given nomination to contest the presidential election.

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UNICEF condemns beating of two child monks

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issuing a statement has condemned the assault on the two novice monks at a temple in Horowpathana recently.

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SLPP makes cash deposit for Gota

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today made the cash deposit at the National Election Commission on behalf of its presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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Heavy traffic in Battaramulla

Heavy traffic was reported in Battaramulla due to a protest organised by the All Ceylon Samurdhi Managers Union blocking the road towards parliament.

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Easter Sunday attacks: PSC members visit President

The members of the Special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks arrived at the Presidential Secretariat today to record a statement from President Maithripala Sirisena over the attacks, President’s Media Division said.

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How stock brokers misled investors in 2011

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Ashara Mubaraka in all its glory

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Societal role in ending suicide

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Courage in the face of police brutality

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Coastal Degradation threatens Sri Lanka


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

The Rajapaksa era introduced many people into the political arena, who once stood as close associates. They were vested with various tasks and some of...

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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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INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock praised the steps taken by President Maithripala Sirisena, for taking swift action in apprehending the criminals responsible for the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks and was presented with the INTERPOL Medal at the President’s Office in Colombo recently. However, Colombo’s Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith recently stated that he is yet to receive a positive response from those in power for his call to have an independent probe on the Easter Sunday attack and to provide relief to those killed and injured in the attack. Do you think an independent probe into the Easter Sunday attack is still necessary in order to apprehend any criminal on the loose?