A delegation of 2OR Buddhist Charity Organization called on President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss about its future philanthropic activities in Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (17).
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Former UPFA member of the Mihintale Pradeshiya Sabha (PS) Anil Pushpananda and another suspect, who were found guilty of having set fire to the home and medical centre belonging to the UNP's former Anuradhapura District Organizer, Dr. Raja Johnpulle, were sentenced to 19 years and six months rigorous imprisonment by North Central Province High Court Judge Manjula Thilakaratne yesterday.
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa failed to present himself for hearings before the Presidential Commission Inquiring into Fraud and Corruption (PRECIFAC) in response to summons from the Commission to record a statement from him regarding a case of financial misappropriation at the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, alleged to have been committed in the process of the 2015 Presidential Election campaign. Rajapaksa had informed PRECIFAC through his lawyers that he could not attend hearings due to unavoidable circumstances, adding that he would be able to comply at 10 am on 24 March.
Colombo Fort Additional Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday granted permission for MP Namal Rajapaksa to leave the country to participate in the Asian Football Cup for Lawyers from 22 to 29 March in Vietnam.
Former Central Bank governor Arjun Mahendran arrived at Commission to investigate T-bond issue, for the second time.
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is planning to launch a membership drive to boost its membership to 2 million within the 90 days with effect from 15 March.
Laws will be introduced to make life insurance compulsory for all workers engaged in risky employments.
Parliament adjourned for 10 minutes due to unruly behaviour of several MPs.
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President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that he rejects out of hand a proposal made by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein to establish a Hybrid Court to investigate war crime allegations against Sri Lanka.
President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to fly to Indonesia on 6 March to attend the Indian Ocean Zone (IOZ) Heads of State meeting.
The Joint Opposition (JO) will be contesting the forthcoming Local Government Elections on its own and will not be in truck with the SLFP.
The maiden convention of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to be held in June 2017 in Colombo is expected to draw its entire membership and well-wishers, a party source said.
JO and SLFP Matara District MP Dullas Alahapperuma says that the person behind the premeditated attack on SAITM University CEO Dr. Sameera Senaratne is not a regional politician but a frontline MP, who is noted for his dealings with the underworld.
The fact that female representation in the youth parliament is twice that of the country's Parliament is a good sign, although there is more room for improvement, said Speaker of the House Karu Jayasuriya. He further noted that the female representation in legislatures around the world exceeds 30%.
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Parliamentarian Dr. Jayampathy Wickremaratne, accompanied by other Lankan officials, arrived in Geneva yesterday.
Former President and Kurunegala District MP, Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday threatened to take legal action against the government for attempting to blame him for the controversial Treasury Bonds issue.
The SLFP Chief Ministers on Thursday unanimously decided to boycott the Provincial Secretaries meeting which is scheduled to be held on 27 February, in protest over moves to absorb the powers vested with the PCs to the Central Government.
The prime expectation and the noble vision of all religions is to promote spiritual and moral well-being of humankind. All their religious rituals and celebrations recall those core values ofreligious teachings.
The Government of Japan has agreed to provide Rs 327 million (250 million Yen), under non-project grant aid, for the provision of Japanese products to improve public security and to strengthen the counter terrorism activities in Sri Lanka. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the signing of exchange notes with the Government of Japan to obtain the grant.
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