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India offers US$ 50 million for Sri Lanka to buy military equipment

India will provide US$ 50 million to Sri Lanka to buy military equipment to boost the country’s security.

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UNP to contest General Election under ‘Elephant’ symbol

Amidst the Sajith Premadasa Faction threatening to break away, the  UNP said yesterday that it would contest the next General Election under the ‘Elephant’ symbol  and in partnership with like- minded parties.

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Do not condemn entire judicial system – BASL

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has asserted factions should not be permitted to attack the entire judicial system in the country based merely on isolated incidents.

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Sri Lankans cautioned of mysterious Chinese coronavirus

The Health Ministry has cautioned Sri Lankans to be vigilant of the warnings that are issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) of a new coronavirus which originated in China.

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UNF leaders decide to form alliance with Sajith

United National Front (UNF) leaders have decided to form an alliance headed by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Parliamentarian Mano Ganesan revealed in a twitter message.

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UNP leadership conundrum far from resolved

Most of the UNP MPs believe that Ranil Wickremesinghe should quit the party leadership, MP Ajith P. Perera told the media, yesterday. He was commenting on the fact that 52 UNP MPs had supported the appointment of MP Sajith Premadasa as the UNP leader, on Thursday.

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Five accused in Avant-Garde case released: Nissanka Senadhipathi granted bail

Five of the thirteen defendants named in the Avant Garde case filed for maintaining a floating armoury, have been released by the Special Permanent High Court-at-bar.

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Saruwa Sunil sentenced to 15 years rigorous imprisonment

Former Chairman of the Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha, Saruwa Liyanage Sunil, has been sentenced to 15 years rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court, over the rape of an underage girl in 2012.

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Chandrika removed as SLFP Seat Organiser of Attanagalla

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) has removed Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga from the post of Attanagalla organiser.

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Rajitha arrives at Colombo High Court

Former Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has arrived at the Colombo High Court for the hearing of the revision application filed by the Attorney General against the order of the Chief Magistrate granting bail to him.

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Ranjan produced before court over unlicensed firearm case

MP Ranjan Ramanayake, who is in remand custody, was brought to the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court by prison officers for the case filed against him over the possession of a firearm without a valid license.

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CBSL forensic audits must be made public – TISL

The Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) called on the Speaker to disclose to the public and members of parliament, the contents of the forensic audits of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).

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Government failed to appoint officials to key institutions: JVP

JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake yesterday alleged that the government had failed to appoint officials to key government institutions for the last two months, which had led to malfunctioning of nearly five hundred government institutions.

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President tells BIA Chiefs on sudden visit: Facilitate swift movement of passengers

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday instructed Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) airport officials to minimise inconvenience and delays caused to arriving and departing passengers.

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Ranil to sort out UNP leadership issue with Karu and Sajith next week

A meeting of the UNP parliamentary group convened yesterday to discuss the request by supporters of Sajith Premadasa that he be appointed the party leader, ended with current leader Ranil Wickremesinghe announcing that he, Karu Jayasuriya and Sajith would sort out the issue among themselves next week.

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Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala interdicted

Baddegama Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala has been interdicted by the Judicial Service Commission over his alleged involvement in the UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayaka’s telephone conversations.

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