PCoI tells Dissanayake to consider Ranil as an example


A Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) today (Sept 20) advised former minister Duminda Dissanayake to consider Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's testimony as an example to provide answers in a composed manner.

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Three more candidates make cash deposits to contest Presidential poll


Three more Presidential nominees today (Sept 20) made their cash deposits to contest at the upcoming presidential election on November 16, the Elections Secretariat said.

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More than 600 families of missing persons to receive compensation from November


More than 600 families of missing persons will receive an interim monthly allowance of Rs 6000 from November until the Office of Reparations provides compensation, the Finance Ministry said.

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Special Police Operation Centres to be set-up for Presidential poll


Special Police Operation Centres have been set-up in each Police Division since yesterday (Sept 19) in keeping with the upcoming Presidential elections, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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SLFP to call off alliance with SLPP if talks fail next week - Dayasiri


The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to call off the proposed alliance with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) if talks fail next week, SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said.

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Karu denies making request to be Presidential candidate


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has denied media reports that he had made a written request to be made a Presidential candidate.

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Sri Lanka, Maldives ink MoU to ease legal action for maritime poaching


Sri Lanka today (Sept 20) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maldives to relax legal consequences faced by fishermen if apprehended poaching in each other's maritime boundaries.

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EC makes special arrangements for those unable to vote at their polling booth


Individuals who feel that they cannot cast their vote at their polling centre during the presidential elections can request to vote at another polling booth, the Elections Commission said today (Sept 20).

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Three arrested for attempting to abduct Co-operative Society Director in Urubokka


Three suspects who had allegedly abducted the Director of a Co-operative Society in Urubokka have been arrested in Piliyandala, police said.

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Interim order preventing waste containers from entering the country extended


The Appeal Court's interim order preventing imported waste containers from being transported into the country has been extended until October 21.

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FR petition against President's decision to take over SLRC fixed for Sept 27


The fundamental rights petition filed against the President's decision to bring the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) under the Ministry of Defence has been fixed for September 27 by the Supreme Court.

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In pictures : Protest by Samurdhi Officers


The All Ceylon Samurdhi Officers Union took part in a protest near the Parliament Roundabout in Battaramulla.

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