I won’t call myself a Buddhist, but one who follows Buddhist Philosophy: Mangala
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera told parliament today that he would not call himself a Buddhist but a person who follows the Buddhist Philosophy.
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I didn’t laugh to insult victims of Easter attacks: Naveen
Commenting on a video which is being shared on social media platforms, Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake today said that he did not laugh to insult the people killed in the Easter Sunday attack.
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Govt. delaying NCM to justify Bathiudeen: Opposition
The Opposition today alleged that the no-confidence motion (NCM) against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was delayed till June so as to clear him from all charges through the Parliament Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attack.
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Eight member PSC headed by Deputy Speaker appointed
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today announced the appointment of an eight member Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) headed by Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri, to look into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks.
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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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FR petition filed at SC preventing arrest of Madumadawa
Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) deputy leader Madumadawa Aravinda today filed a fundamental rights petition at the Supreme Court (SC) seeking an interim order preventing him from being arrested in connection of his alleged presence during a tense situation that erupted in Minuwangoda on May 13.
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Trial on misappropriation of Rs.34 million State Funds
Arguments fixed for June 19
The three bench special Trial-at-Bar Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President) Sampath Wijeratna and Champa Janaki Rajaratna today fixed the argument of the case against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and six others for misappropriating State Funds amounting to nearly Rs 34 million while constructing the D.A. Rajapaksa Commemorative Museum at Weraketiya, Medamulana, for June 19.
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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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