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Minister of Foreign Employment Harin Fernando and State Minister Manusha Nanayakkara visited the residence of Priyantha Jayasekera, who was killed in Saudi Arabia, and promised her next of kin that the government would pay compensation and assist her family.

JVP won’t help oust RW

The JVP would not to sign the no-confidence motion to be moved by the Joint Opposition (JO) against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, JVP sources told The Island yesterday.

JVP sources, however, said they would support the motion if it cited as one of the reasons for trying to oust the PM the delay on his part to take action against those behind large scale irregularities during the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration. Given the fact that the JO comprised Mahinda Rajapaksa loyalists such a clause being included in the motion was highly unlikely, sources said.



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