Port City Bill needs referendum – Anura Kumara Dissanayake

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake on Friday (16) said, the party filed a petition at the Supreme Court requesting an order that the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill requires a referendum

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Five judge bench to peruse petitions filed on Port City Commission Bill

A Five Judge bench of Supreme Court was appointed yesterday to consider the petitions filed challenging the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill.

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Colombo Port City will not be handed over to China – State Minister Cabraal

The government will not hand over the Colombo Port City to China through the Port City Economic Commission Bill.

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Measures to help detained Lankan women in Saudi – Namal

Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa has assured a solution to Sri Lankan women wrongfully detained in Saudi Arabia.

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Mahindananda responds to Wijeyadasa’s claims

Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage today revealed that the President spoke to Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe after the MP raised certain concerns pertaining to the proposed Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill.

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Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe claims life under threat by President

Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe today alleged that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had telephoned him early morning and threatened him over his allegations yesterday that the Port City would transform into a Chinese colony.

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Prince Philip’s car becomes Sri Lankan royal artefact

An almost 90-year-old car that once belonged to Britain’s late Prince Philip is now the centrepiece of a seaside museum in Sri Lanka.

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STF opens fire at Cab defying orders at checkpoint in Point Pedro

Two persons have sustained injuries after the Police Special Task Force (STF) officers opened fire at a Cab that defied the orders to stop at a checkpoint in Point Pedro in Jaffna.

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18,000 tonnes of toxic fertiliser released to farmers

Making a revelation that over 18,000 tonnes of fertiliser currently being used by farmers contain carcinogens that could damage kidneys, the All Ceylon Peasant Farmers’ Federation (ACPFF) demanded an immediate investigation to identify those responsible for approving the use of fertiliser that contains extremely toxic substances.

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Sri Lankan women wrongfully detained in Saudi Arabia due to abusive kafala system – AI

At least 41 Sri Lankan women, the majority of whom are migrant domestic workers, have spent months on end arbitrarily detained at a deportation center in Saudi Arabia, awaiting repatriation to their home country, Amnesty International revealed today.

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Sri Lanka rupee depreciates to lowest value in history

The Sri Lankan Rupee has further depreciated against the US Dollar, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) confirms.

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Ranil Wickremesinghe to enter Parliament through UNP’s only national list slot: Party Head

Former  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to enter Parliament through UNP’s solitary national list slot, Party Chairman Vajira Abeywardana said.

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14 killed due to road accidents yesterday

14 persons have died in road accidents in Sri Lanka during the past 24 hours.

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Husma Dena Thuru National Tree Planting Programme: Over 107,000 saplings planted in four months

Over 107,000 saplings have been planted with the introduction of the Husma Dena Thuru National Tree Planting Programme in the last four months, said Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera.

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Australia, Sri Lanka to strengthen drone surveillance to curb people smuggling

Australia has gifted Sri Lankan police five drones to monitor people smuggling between the two countries.

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Asela Sampath remanded until April 19

National Organizer of the Restaurant Owners’ Association Asela Sampath has been remanded until the 19th of April.

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