MoU between Gotabaya & SLFP inked

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the presidential candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Gotabaya Rajapaksa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) a short while ago.

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Sajith promises to de-politicise national security

NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa addressing a cross section of business leaders and stakeholders in various sectors at the Shangri-La Hotel yesterday said that it was imperative that Sri Lanka depoliticise National Security and Intelligence.

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Human rights must be at the heart of next Presidency – AI

Sri Lanka’s next President must put human rights at the heart of their policies, Amnesty International (AI) said yesterday (18).

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Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe to support Gotabaya

United National Party Member of Parliament Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe announced today at a special media briefing held in Colombo today that he would support the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the upcoming Presidential Election.

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MoU signed between SLPP & CWC

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) in order to work in tandem for the upcoming presidential election.

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Three nabbed at Divulapitiya with 30kg of heroin

Three suspects have been arrested along with 30kg of heroin from a house at Ul-Elapola area in Divulapitiya, says the Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara.

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Government to present vote on account for Rs. 1,474 billion

The government will present a vote on account in parliament on October 23 to allocate government expenses for the first quarter of next year, the Speaker’s Office said yesterday.

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‘Target is to devolve power without dividing country’ – Prime Minister

A majority of parties who have made proposals for Constitutional reforms have come to an agreement on the devolution of power within a unitary Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told journalists in Jaffna.

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Sri Lanka would be subjected to ‘universal jurisdiction’ unless allegations were probed – Mangala

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday warned of dire consequences unless accountability allegations, levelled against Lankan military were properly investigated.

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Malinga returns to captain Sri Lanka in Australia T20 series

Lasith Malinga returns to captain Sri Lanka, while Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Oshada Fernando have retained their places in the Twenty20 International squad for the series in Australia.

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President declares open Jaffna International Airport

The Jaffna International Airport was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena in Palaly today (17).Prime Minister Ranil Wickresminghe, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga along with other dignitaries graced the inaugural event.

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Four arrested with heroin

The Police Special Task Force (STF) has arrested four suspects from Katubedda and Kawdana areas along with 683g of heroin.

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Country needs solid national security policy – Patali

A solid national security policy is a top priority for Sri Lanka, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.

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Gotabaya promises sweeping Tax cuts

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate, Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that under his rule, the existing VAT will be reduced to 8 per cent, and taxes imposed on salaries of labourers and middle-class workers will be removed.

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Sri Lanka’s army chief in controversy over election ad

Sri Lanka’s election chief said Wednesday that he has asked for an explanation from the defense ministry on why the army commander features in an advertisement promoting a candidate for next month’s presidential election.

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Nissanka Senadhipathi arrested by the CID at BIA

The Chairman of Avant-Garde Maritime Services Nissanka Senadhipathi, who had been staying in Singapore, was arrested upon his arrival in Sri Lanka.

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