Lotus Tower a landmark but questions over Rs. 2 bn lingers: President
While admitting that the ‘Lotus Tower’ is a monumental landmark of Sri Lanka’s technological and architectural achievement, the construction of this massive edifice began with a huge financial disaster as no one knows what happened to Rs. 2 billion of its investment to date, President Maithripala Sirisena said.
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PM to discuss prez poll with TNA today
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have called for a meeting with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today to discuss matters related to the presidential election.
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JHU on UNF’s presidential hopeful:
Select candidate through secret ballot
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said today the presidential candidate of the United National Front (UNF) should be selected without any delay and through a secret ballot by its parliamentary group.
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People can visit Lotus Tower from next week
The Lotus Tower which was officially declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena this evening would be opened for the public from next week, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.
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Kelani River, Attanagalu Oya water levels rising: DMC
The water level of Kelani River at Nagalagam Street and Attanagalu Oya’s water level at Dunamale gauging station are rising, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
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SL forwards extradition request of Mahendran to Singapore
Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore has forwarded the extradition request of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran to the Singaporean Government to take necessary action, the Attorney General’s Coordinating Officer said.
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PM leaves PCoI
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into fraud and corruption after testifying before its Commissioners.
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ICC to analyse security situation in Pakistan ahead of Sri Lanka series
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will review the security arrangements put in place in Pakistan before appointing the match officials for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka beginning September 27.
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PM arrives again at PCoI
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating corruption in the current administration again a short while ago to continue giving a statement.
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Thewarapperuma granted bail
Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment Palitha Thewarapperuma and five others , who were remanded on charges of forcibly burying a body at an unauthorised land, were granted bail by the Mathugama Magistrate’s Court today.
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Lotus Road closed due to protest
The Lotus Road in Colombo has been temporarily closed due to a protest staged by unemployed graduates, police said.
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Oil prices spike after Saudi attack disrupts global supply
Oil prices are trading at their highest levels since May after Saturday’s attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities disrupted the global supply of crude, CNN Business reported.
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PM appears before PCoI
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating corruption in the current administration a short while ago to give a statement.
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Two arrested over Hanwella shooting
Two suspects were arrested over the shooting incident in Hanwella where an individual was killed and two others injured, police said.
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Presidential Election: PM indicates interest of contesting
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who had indicated once again his intention of contesting for the presidency had discussed how he could muster support of other parties including the JVP for the candidate of the UNP led alliance.
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Armour Street Junction inundated
Heavy traffic reported at the Armour Street Junction in the Kotahena police area due to minor floods, police said.
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I won’t allow anyone to underrate political significance of SLFP: Prez
President Maithripala Sirisena vowed yesterday he would not allow anyone to underrate the political significance of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). He said that he was up for a plan of action that is fair by both party men and the party. He made these remarks while addressing the party’s Ratnapura district summit.
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