Prime Minister responds to President's remarks on special cabinet meeting


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (Sept 22) said that issues concerning matters discussed at the ministerial cabinet must be taken up before the cabinet alone.

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2018 electoral list available for public viewing : EC


The Election Commission (EC) has said that the 2018 electoral list for the presidential election has been made available for public viewing.

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Two arrested for kidnapping mother, daughter


Two persons who attempted to extort ransom by kidnapping a girl and her mother have been arrested yesterday (Sept 22), police said.

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Flood warnings to several areas as river water levels rise


The Irrigation Department has warned of flooding in the Millakanda and Pandugama areas due to rising water levels in the Nilawala and Kalu rivers respectively.

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President asks Dilrukshi to reveal politicians who influenced filing of Avant Garde case


President Maithripala Sirisena today (Sept 21) said he would inform Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe to reveal the politicians who had exerted undue influence to take legal action against the Avant-Garde floating armoury.

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Special cabinet meeting held on PM's request : President Sirisena


President Maithripala Sirisena today (Sept 21) rejected Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's claims that this week's cabinet meeting on abolishing the executive presidency, had been convened upon the President's request.

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JHU urges meeting of all UNF parliamentary groups to choose presidential candidate


The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has urged that the UNPs presidential candidate be chosen upon consultation with the parliamentary groups of all parties constituting the United National Front (UNF) alliance.

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Closing date for presidential poll postal vote applications on Sept 30


Polls chief Mahinda Deshapriya has informed that the closing date to accept postal vote applications for the presidential elections would be on September 30.

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Ban on face coverings not in effect - Police


The regulation banning face coverings such as the Burka, Nikab, and Full Face helmets will not be in effect, the Police Headquarters said.

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PAFFREL calls for new laws on presidential candidates


An elections monitoring group has called for new laws to prevent individuals from coming forward as presidential candidates to gain popularity or pledge their support to a mainstream political party.

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Four arrested over thefts at supermarkets


Four persons have been arrested yesterday (Sept 20) for carrying out a series of thefts at supermarkets, police said.

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Dutch tourist dies due to drowning


A Dutch tourist has died due to drowning in the Nilaweli beach in Trincomalee yesterday (Sept 20).

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