Face-covered dresses, helmets
Education Ministry issues directives to all schools
The Education Ministry has informed heads of all schools in writing to abide by the Gazette notification issued under the Emergency law which prohibited dress and helmets preventing identification of a person.
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SL leaders congratulate Modi on victory
President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory at Lok Sabha election.
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Easter Sunday attacks: SLFP, UPFA decide not to take part in PSC
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had decided not to participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terror attacks, sources said.
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PM Modi wins historic general election victory, party says
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party scored a historic victory in India’s general election, his foreign minister said on Thursday, as officials counted hundreds of millions of votes after the massive, multi-stage poll, Reuters reported.
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NCM against Bathiudeen on June 18,19
The no-confidence (NCM) motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen would be taken up on June 18 and 19, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament a while ago.
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PM wants PSC to expedite Rishad’s probe within two weeks
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya this morning to expedite the appointment of the Parliamentary Select Committee within two weeks, to inquire in to the allegations levelled against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen in the no-confidence motion, the Prime Minister’s Office announced a while ago.
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Body of a doctor found in Kotahena
The body of a 67-year-old retired doctor was found inside his residence at Bloemendhal Road in Kotahena this morning, the police said.
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NCM against Bathiudeen: Party leaders’ meeting ends with no decision
The party leaders’ meeting held at the Parliamentary Complex today, ended without any agreement over a debate date on the no-confidence motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen.
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NCM against Rishad unacceptable: Kiriella
The no-confidence motion (NCM) that has been submitted against Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen is not acceptable, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament yesterday, adding that the motion carried hitherto unproven allegations.
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Secure schools underpin platform for political drama: Akila
With the improvement in student turnout since last Thursday, several politicians are seemingly staging dramas to gain brownie points by visiting schools, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said yesterday.
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NCM against Bathiudeen
Date of debate to be decided today
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday informed parliament that leaders of the political parties which represent the House will meet today to decide on the date of the no-confidence motion submitted by the joint opposition against Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperatives Development and Skills Development Rishad Bathiudeen.
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Prez inks paperwork for Gnanasara Thera’s release
President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the necessary documents to release Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, confirmed sources from the Presidential Secretariat said.
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House approves motion amidst protests by Opposition
Parliament yesterday approved a motion to set up a select committee to look into Easter Sunday attacks and to determine whether any MP or minister had any association with the terror group which carried out the attack.
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Signboards only in national languages - instructs PM
In the wake of reports about Arabic signboards in some areas of the eastern province, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed that they should be written only in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages.
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Never influenced Army Chief: Bathiudeen
Minister Rishad Bathiudeen today said he had never influenced the Army Commander and that he only inquired about a person who was taken by an unidentified group.
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Govt. will establish new public school system: PM
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that the Government will establish a new public school system that is not based on language or religion within the next two years.
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