TNA ready to talk with Government – Sampanthan

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday said it was prepared to talk with the new Government on the 13th amendment and was also prepared to work with the economic development initiatives of the government which are beneficial to the people.

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“If possible make me an independent MP” : Ranjan Ramanayake requests the public

Former State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake sat for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level English Language examination, earlier yesterday. He sat for the exam as a private candidate.

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Maldives wants to restructure debt to China

The Maldives foreign minister says his country needs to restructure its massive debt to China, which he says has put the Indian ocean archipelago in a difficult situation.

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Ranil nominates Sajith as Opposition Leader

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa has been nominated as the new Leader of the Opposition.

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Suspect of alleged President assassination plot handed over to CID

A 21-year-old man arrested over an alleged plot to assassinate President Gotabaya Rajapaksa or his family has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for onward investigations.

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Sri Lankans in UK protest against Conservative manifesto’s two-state reference

A group of Sri Lankans living in the United Kingdom has carried out a protest against the reference made to Sri Lanka in the Conservative Party’s manifesto, which was launched in the run-up to the General Elections.

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UNP condemns UK’s manifesto on two-state solution

UNP today criticized the manifesto of UK’s Conservative Party which had called for a two-state solution for the national issue in Sri Lanka and urged the party to scrap it.

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UNP MPs meet today for final discussion

United National Party’s parliamentary group is scheduled to meet at ‘Sirikotha’, the party headquarters to discuss the future course of action of the party this evening.

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Country moving towards dictatorship – JVP

The JVP-led National People’s Power Movement yesterday warned that it would lead a mass mobilisation campaign if the government did not put an immediate end to what the movement alleged as running the country through coercive means.

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Sri Lanka rejects Swiss request to fly staffer for treatment

Sri Lanka’s foreign minister says the government has rejected a request from the Swiss Embassy to allow one of its employees to be flown out for medical treatment after a group allegedly abducted and threatened her to disclose embassy information.

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Swiss Court rules the LTTE is not a criminal organization

The Swiss Federal Court has ruled that the Tamil Tigers are not a criminal organisation and has acquitted 12 people of charges filed by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

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UK’s Conservative Party clarifies its stance on Sri Lanka

Clarifying the UK’s Conservative Party’s stance with regard to its reference to Sri Lanka in its election manifesto, senior party officials said the reference is applicable only to the Middle East but not to Cyprus or Sri Lanka.

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Bond scam forensic report will be taken by next COPE Committee

Former COPE Chairman, MP Sunil Handunnetti has instructed that the Central Bank bond scam forensic audit reports be kept at the COPE Secretariat as a confidential report until the next COPE Committee is established.

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Swiss government won’t let police question alleged victim

Switzerland has reiterated that its Colombo mission’s employee abducted on Nov 25 couldn’t be questioned on health grounds.

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MP Ranjit Soysa passes away

UPFA Ratnapura district MP Ranjit Soysa has passed away at the age of 57.

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Piyankara Jayaratne released from bribery case

Colombo High Court has released the former Civil Aviation Minister Piyankara Jayaratne from all charges in the case over SriLankan Catering Limited.

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