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A view of the Lotus Tower from a distance. Pic by Nishan S. Priyantha.


PM lays blame at

Duminda’s feet

* Questionable building deal

* ... says responsibility finally lies with President


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that sending the agreement, signed between the Agriculture Ministry and D.P. Jayasinghe Company to shift the Ministry to a building owned by the Company at a total cost of Rs. 1.3 billion to the Attorney General’s Department for approval, was the responsibility of former Minister of Agriculture Duminda Dissanayake and that responsibility for Dissanayake’s action lay with the President.



Legal dossier to have Mahendran extradited handed over to Singapore


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Sankalpa, Shashikala add Road Race triumphs to John Tarbat wins


Makadura Central, Matara athletes Sasindu Sankalpa and Shashikala Dilshani followed up their impressive track performances at the Sir John Tarbat Senior Championship with the All Island Schools Road Race victories at Giriulla on Saturday to cap a remar...

    Abolishing Executive Presidency Is Not A Viable Electoral Strategy


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    Railway stations to be equipped with solar panels to generate revenue


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