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Opposition calls for Parliamentary debate on 'Sena' worm crisis

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January 22, 2019 02:56 pm

The Opposition today called for a Parliamentary debate regarding the situation that has been created in the country due to the infestation of the Fall Armyworm known as ...


Parliament debates Commissions of Inquiry (Amendment) Bill

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January 22, 2019 02:40 pm

Parliament is today debating the Commissions of Inquiry (Amendment) Bill. The bill will enable the Commission Investigating Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) to...


Govt. may seek foreign assistance to prevent 'Sena' worm from affecting plantation crops - Minister Dissanayake

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January 22, 2019 02:29 pm

Minister Naveen Dissanayake has said that he hopes to seek foreign assistance to control the spread of the Fall Army worm known as 'Sena' from affecting plantation ...


UPDATE : Case against Gota and seven others to be heard on Jan 31

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January 22, 2019 02:25 pm

The case against former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and seven others over the misuse of funds for the construction of the D.A. Rajapaksa museum is to be taken up for f...


Five including two Americans and one Afghan national arrested with heroin worth over Rs 1000 million

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January 22, 2019 01:15 pm

Five suspects including two Americans  and one Afghan national have been apprehended in Kollupitiya with heroin worth over Rs 1080 million. The suspects were arrest...


Report on unruly scenes in Parliament submitted to Speaker

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January 22, 2019 01:03 pm

The report of the Committee that was appointed to investigate into the unruly scenes in Parliament which took place from November 14 - 18 has been submitted to Speaker Karu...


Petition challenging Ranil's position as MP to be heard on Jan 31

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January 22, 2019 12:16 pm

The writ petition challenging Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's post of Parliamentarian will be heard before the Appeal Court on January 31. The petition was fil...


STF arrests suspect with nearly 1700 narcotics tablets

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January 22, 2019 12:07 pm

The Special Task Force (STF) has arrested a suspect from the Pelawatta area in Thalangama with 1695 narcotics tablets. By Sandun Jayawardana The Special Task F...


Cabinet approves Rs 250 million in compensation for 'Sena' worm affected farmers

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January 22, 2019 12:02 pm

Cabinet has granted approval to allocate Rs 250 million as compensation to farmers affected by Fall Army worm also known as 'Sena'. A group of UNP parl...


Gota arrives before Special High Court

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January 22, 2019 11:58 am

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa arrived at the Special High Court a short while ago for a hearing on the misappropriation of state funds in the construction of...




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