New Cabinet and State Ministers take oaths

The swearing-in ceremony for new 28 Cabinet ministers and 40 State Ministers commenced in Kandy at the Old King’s Court a short while ago, in the presence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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NPP National List MP – Dr. Harini Amarasuriya

Dr. Harini Amarasuriya has been named as the National List representative of the National People’s Power.

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Erstwhile comrade urges Anura Kumara, Tilvin to quit like Ranil

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) National List nominee Mohommed Muzammil yesterday (11) said that JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake and General Secretary Tilvin Silva, too, should quit in the wake of the latest electoral debacle.

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‘Solta’ shot dead by Police

Asitha Hemathilake alias ‘Solta’, the main shooter of ‘Angoda Lokka,’ has been shot dead by the Police when the suspect had attempted to hurl a hand grenade at the police team, at Weliwita, Mulleriya, last evening (11), police said.

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya finalises national list

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) yesterday finalised its national list nominees while arriving at a compromise with the minority parties, Harin Fernando said.

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Malaka Silva arrested

Former MP Mervin Silva’s son Malaka Silva arrested by Thalangama police for demanding cash & threatening a businessman with death.

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Professor Dammika Ganganath Dissanayake passes away

Professor Dammika Ganganath Dissanayake has passed away at the age of 62 today while receiving treatment at the Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama, sources said.

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Police deploy team to arrest Kurunegala mayor

Police are to deploy a team to arrest Kurunegala mayor Thushara Sanjeewa and four others who have warrants issued against them in over the demolition of the ‘Kings Court’ building.

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19 names of National List MPs gazetted

The Election Commission has published the extraordinary gazette notification containing the names of 19 Members of Parliament (MPs), who were selected for National List seats at the General Election 2020.

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Ranjan cries foul over election results

Elected lawmaker Ranjan Ramanayake has claimed foul over the results of last Wednesday’s parliamentary poll.

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I am willing to lead UNP if party members want me to – Ruwan

UNP will decide on the best option with regard to the new leader of the party and on the national list slot, Party’s Deputy General Secretary Ruwan Wijewardene said yesterday.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 10 August 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 10 August 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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New Cabinet to be sworn-in on Wednesday

The swearing-in ceremony of the new Cabinet will be held at the Audience Hall, Magul Maduwa, Kandy under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday, August 12, the President’s Media Division said.

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Ranil Wickremesinghe steps down as UNP leader

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to step down as the Leader of the United National Party (UNP), UNP National Organizer Navin Dissanayake said today.

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Gamini Senarath re-appointed as Prime Minister’s Secretary

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today re-appointed Gamini Senarath as the Secretary to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President’s Media Division said.

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Schools re-open from today under new schedule

In keeping with the regulations issued by the Ministry of Health, local schools have been allowed to re-open from today in several phases so to prevent overcrowding within confined spaces.

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