Rishad: Gotabaya entitled to rule without Muslim ministers

Leader of the ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen MP, said yesterday that he had no complaints about there not being any Muslims in the Gotabaya Rajapaksa Cabinet, since the majority of Muslims did not vote for Gotabaya at the November 16, Presidential Election.

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Accountant sentenced to 367 years in prison

The former accountant of a private company in Colombo has been sentenced to 367 years rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court, after he was found guilty of defrauding over Rs 2 million from the company by presenting forged documents.

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Gazette issued banning re-export of spices & allied products

A Gazette notification has been issued prohibiting the re-export of pepper, areca-nut, tamarind, cinnamon, cloves and several other crops with immediate effect.

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Sri Lankan sprinters set new relay South Asian Games record

It was a Golden Day for Sri Lanka at the 13th Edition of the South Asian Games as both the men’s and women’s 4 X 100 Metres relay team won gold.

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‘Fake patriotism will be identified & revealed’

The JVP says false patriotism and racism will be identified following an extensive dialogue on the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement.

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“If possible make me an independent MP” : Ranjan Ramanayake requests the public

Former State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake sat for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level English Language examination, earlier yesterday. He sat for the exam as a private candidate.

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TNA ready to talk with Government – Sampanthan

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday said it was prepared to talk with the new Government on the 13th amendment and was also prepared to work with the economic development initiatives of the government which are beneficial to the people.

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Maldives wants to restructure debt to China

The Maldives foreign minister says his country needs to restructure its massive debt to China, which he says has put the Indian ocean archipelago in a difficult situation.

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Ranil nominates Sajith as Opposition Leader

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa has been nominated as the new Leader of the Opposition.

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Suspect of alleged President assassination plot handed over to CID

A 21-year-old man arrested over an alleged plot to assassinate President Gotabaya Rajapaksa or his family has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for onward investigations.

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Sri Lankans in UK protest against Conservative manifesto’s two-state reference

A group of Sri Lankans living in the United Kingdom has carried out a protest against the reference made to Sri Lanka in the Conservative Party’s manifesto, which was launched in the run-up to the General Elections.

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UNP condemns UK’s manifesto on two-state solution

UNP today criticized the manifesto of UK’s Conservative Party which had called for a two-state solution for the national issue in Sri Lanka and urged the party to scrap it.

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UNP MPs meet today for final discussion

United National Party’s parliamentary group is scheduled to meet at ‘Sirikotha’, the party headquarters to discuss the future course of action of the party this evening.

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Country moving towards dictatorship – JVP

The JVP-led National People’s Power Movement yesterday warned that it would lead a mass mobilisation campaign if the government did not put an immediate end to what the movement alleged as running the country through coercive means.

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Sri Lanka rejects Swiss request to fly staffer for treatment

Sri Lanka’s foreign minister says the government has rejected a request from the Swiss Embassy to allow one of its employees to be flown out for medical treatment after a group allegedly abducted and threatened her to disclose embassy information.

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Swiss Court rules the LTTE is not a criminal organization

The Swiss Federal Court has ruled that the Tamil Tigers are not a criminal organisation and has acquitted 12 people of charges filed by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

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