PSC on Easter attacks under a cloud over Hakeem-Zahran powvow

SLPP Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris, yesterday, said that the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday carnage was under a cloud following the shocking disclosure that one of its members, Minister Rauff Hakeem, had held discussions with suicide bombing mastermind Zahran Hashim in Kattankudy, in 2015.

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I won’t bow down to conditions – Sajith

Presidential candidate of the New Democratic Front Minister Sajith Premadasa says he will not bow down to any conditions put forth by politicians in a bid to gain votes.

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Some parties using racism to win election – Anura Kumara Dissanayake

Some political parties have most shamefully turned to racism and extremism with a view to getting ahead in the Presidential race, National People’s Power (NPP) presidential candidate and JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake observed at a public event in Negombo on Saturday.

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Gotabaya promises to fulfil Cardinal’s request

Presidential hopeful of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Gotabaya Rajapaksa says, under his administration, he would appoint the presidential commission that His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith had been requesting for, to uncover the persons responsible for the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

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President seeks to dismantle National Economic Council

President Maithripala Sirisena has sought to hurriedly dismantle the National Economic Council (NEC) after it has failed to achieve its objectives.

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Gotabaya gave no advice on war – Fonseka

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential hopeful is not qualified to make statements on national security even though he talks so much about it, Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka said at a press briefing held last week in Colombo.

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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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