Dilrukshi responds to Avante Garde phone call

Whilst not denying the fact that a conversation took place between Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe and Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadipathi, Wickremasinghe called for the release of the entire phone conversation between the two parties.

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China’s ALIT rejects Sri Lanka leader’s graft allegation

China’s state-run Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co (ALIT) on Friday rejected Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena’s allegation of misappropriating 2 billion rupees ($11 million) in a deal to work on the construction of South Asia’s tallest tower.

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UNF presidential candidate to be named on Wednesday

Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam states that UNF presidential candidate will be announced next Wednesday.

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President’s testimony before PSC ends; final report by end of October

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday terror attacks have concluded the hearing of evidence from President Maithripala Sirisena.

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Sajith becoming President won’t endanger Ranil – Thalatha

Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms, Thalatha Atukorale claimed that in the event United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader and Minister Sajith Premadasa gets nominated to contest as the Party’s Presidential candidate and gets elected as the President

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SLPP makes cash deposit for Gotabaya

Secretary of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Sagara Kariyawasam has paid the cash deposit for the Presidential Election 2019 on behalf of the party’s presidential aspirant Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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Pujith & Hemasiri bail: Verdict on revision 9 Oct

The examination of the revision application filed at the Colombo High Court against granting bail to Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, who was sent on compulsory leave and former Secretary of Defence Hemasiri Fernando, has concluded.

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Solution under way for War Hero pensions – Mangala

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday agreed in Parliament that the demands of the disabled War Heroes who staged a Sathyagraha opposite the Fort Railway Station were reasonable and said that the government was in the process of solving the issue.

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‘Chinese company withdrew from Lotus Tower Project’

Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku says the Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co. Ltd. (ALIT), which entered into an agreement with Sri Lanka on the Lotus Tower Project, had relocated and dropped out of the agreement unannounced.

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Sri Lanka presidential front-runner would restore relations with China: adviser

Sri Lanka’s leading presidential candidate, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, would “restore relations” with the country’s top lender China if he wins the Nov. 16 vote, his adviser said on Thursday.

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Last ditch move to scrap executive presidency thwarted

A last ditch attempt to abolish executive presidency by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was thwarted in the Cabinet today.

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Railway workers to begin work-to-rule action tonight

Locomotive Engine Operators’ Union (LEOU) has decided to launch a work-to-rule campaign from midnight today over the accusations that the locomotive operators did not follow the speed rules.

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Postal vote applications accepted from today

The Elections Commission said that application for postal voting of the Presidential Election is possible from today onwards.

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Lotus Tower project directly under me – Mahinda

Opposition Leader and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that the Lotus Tower project was implemented by an agency directly under his supervision during his presidency.

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Decision on UNP Candidate next week – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced that a decision on the Presidential Candidate of the United National Party will be taken next week.

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Disabled soldiers’ issue will be solved – Kiriella

The government will solve the issue of the disabled war heroes who are staging a sathyagraha in front of the Fort Railway station, Leader of the House and Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage and Kandy Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament yesterday.

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