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MR picks WPC ministers: Prasanna CM
Duminda, Thilanga, Reginald overlooked

Prasanna Ranatunga, a former minister of the Western Provincial Council was sworn in as Chief Minister of the WPC before President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday, while his four previous ministerial colleagues including Chief Minister Reginold Cooray failed to retain their portfolios.

Ranatunga, who contested in the Gampaha District, received 186,338 preference votes at the April 25 PC polls.

Prasanna Ranatunga receives his appointment letter as Chief Minister of the Western Provincial Council from President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday.

Over 3.5 million benefit from pay hike
More than 3.5 million employees have benefitted from the Government’s decision to increase the salaries of 40 Wages Boards, Labour Relations and Manpower Minister Athauda Seneviratne said.

Prachanda calls it quits
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s prime minister resigned Monday amid a power struggle over his firing of the army chief, saying he was stepping down to "save the peace process" that brought the Himalayan nation out of a bloody decade-long civil war. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal...

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