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Wednesday, September 09, 2009
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Supreme Court
Ruling announced by Speaker

Some clauses in Elections Bill inconsistent with Constitution

Speaker W. J. M. Lokubandara yesterday announced that the Supreme Court had ruled certain clauses in the Bill titled Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) were inconsistent with the Constitution and a two-thirds majority was necessary to pass the Bill in Parliament.

The Speaker made this announcement in terms of Article 50 (2) (C) of the Stand...

Metered taxis are the latest addition to the fleet of three wheelers in the country. They are fitted with digital meters that cannot be manipulated by the driver. The rate charged is Rs. 30 per km. This was one such metered three wheeler seen at Battaramulla yesterday.
(Photo-Nishan S Priyantha)


President has 38 advisors - Dinesh
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had 38 advisors, many of whom were paid Rs. 40,000 to 60,000 each a month Parliament was told yesterday.Sixteen of the advisors worked free of charge, Chief Government Whip Dinesh...

UNP complains to polls chief of UPFA’s celluloid gimmicks
The UNP has complained to the Commissioner of Elections that moves were underway by two popular cinema and teledrama artistes contesting the forthcoming Southern Provincial Council elections on the UPFA ticket to...

President’s intervention sought as talks collapse
The Upcountry People’s Front (UPF) called for Presidential intervention after talks between the Plantation Trade unions and the Employers Federation of Ceylon (EFC) failed on Monday. The plantation workers continued with...
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