Category: Politics

ON FAKE STICKERS CASE FILED AT CID

State minister to file CID complaint on fake stickers   State Minister of Finance – Ranjith Siambalapitiya says that he will file a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department over the application of fake stickers on liquor bottles. He said this while attending a press conference held at the ministry today (19).  

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BILL FOR ELECTION EXPENDITURE PASSED

Election Expenditure Bill passed The Regulation of Election Expenditure Bill was passed in Parliament a short while ago with a majority of 61 votes. 97 MPs voted in favour of the Bill while 36 MPs voted against.  

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WOMEN COULD MASSAGE MEN -STATE MINISTER

State Minister says women can massage men!   Indigenous Medicine State Minister Sisira Jayakody said in Parliament yesterday (17) that the news that women are prohibited from massaging men was completely false. The State Minister said that there is no post of Commissioner General of Ayurveda and therefore the news is false as it has […]

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IF ELECTION BILL IS PASSED LG POLLS COULD BE POSTPONED

LG polls could be postponed if Election Expenditure Bill is passed!   Executive Director of the People’s Action for Free & Fair Elections (PAFFREL) – Rohana Hettiarachchi says that if the Regulation of Election Expenditure Bill is passed tomorrow (19), if it is applied for the upcoming LG polls, there is a possibility of the […]

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DEBT RESTRUCTURING WITH INDIA AND CHINA SUCCESSFUL

Talks with India & China on debt restructuring successful – President   President Ranil Wickremesinghe invited the opposition to join hands through a new political system to provide relief to the people and free them from oppression. He made this request in parliament today (17). Despite the difficult economic background in the country, the President […]

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CABRAAL’S TRAVEL BAN EXTENDED

Overseas travel ban on Cabraal extended   The overseas travel ban imposed on Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal was extended to Feb. 16. Taking up the case, Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela today (17) issued the order when a private complaint filed by Former Provincial Governor Keerthi Thennakoon was taken up for consideration. […]

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GROUP FROM ‘ARAGALAYA’ TO CONTEST FROM MINISTER TIRAN’S PARTY

Group from Aragalaya to contest from Minister Tiran’s party A group of activists who were part of the ‘Aragalaya’ People’s Movement has decided to contest the upcoming Local Government elections. The group will contest under the United People’s Party headed by Minister Public Security Tiran Alles, under the ‘mobile phone’ symbol. This is the second […]

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TWO MILLION LOW INCOME FAMILIES TO BE PROVIDED WITH RICE

Cabinet nod to provide rice to 2 mn. low-income families   The Cabinet paper presented by President Ranil Wickremesinghe for the provision of  10 kg of rice per month for two million low income families, including Samurdhi beneficiaries for a period of two months, has been approved. Accordingly, the government will purchase 61,600 metric tons […]

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ON LG POLLS SLFP DECIDES ON APPROACH

SLFP decides on how to contest LG polls The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to go solo in the majority of Local Government bodies at the upcoming elections. However, the party has also decided to contest the remaining LG bodies under the newly formed coalition contesting under the ‘helicopter’ symbol. According to reports, […]

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FORMER PRESIDENT CONFESSES HE HAS NO MONEY TO PAY RS100 MN BUT WILL OBEY COURT ORDER BY COLLECTING FUNDS

I have no funds to pay Rs 100mn, will collect from friends: Maithripala   Former President Maithripala Sirisena said today that he will collect and pay the compensation to the victims of Easter Sunday attacks, as ordered by the Supreme Court, with the help of his close friends. The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered former […]

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