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Most Rev. Dr. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, ordains a Deacon at yesterday’s ceremony at St. Lucia’s Cathedral at Kotahena. Seventeen Deacons from many districts of the country were ordained at this ceremony. Most Rev. Dr. Maxwell Silva and Most Rev. Dr. Emmanual Fernando, Auxiliary Bishops of Colombo, also participated along with Rev. Fr. J.D. Anthony, Rector of National Seminary..
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Crucial meetings ahead of 19A debate in the House


President Maithripala Sirisena will today meet all party leaders at a meeting to be held at the Presidential Secretariat ahead of the presentation of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to Parliament in the midst of swirling controversy of how various political forces will play their hand in the days that are to follow.

Other crucial meetings to be held today include a meeting of the SLFP Central Committee and a briefing by Prof. G.L Pieris to a section of SLFP MPs on 19A to be debated in Parliament on Monday and Tuesday.

"It is not yet certain whether the amendment will get the required two thirds majority," a senior politician said yesterday.
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Amunugama represents Sirisena at 60th Bandung anniversary

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Higher Education Minister Sarath Amunugama leaves for Indonesia tomorrow to attend an event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference as a special representative of President Mathripala Sirisena. Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), was a majo...

Second-rate 19A better than no 19A

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If one were to make a fair and sober evaluation of the Ranil-Sirisena (R&S; the order is intentional) administration, the judgement of history would be that it was not a failure but it achieved less than it could and should have. The big achievemen...

Volkswagen to invest INR 15 billion in India hub

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German automobile giant Volkswagen is planning to make India a low-cost manufacturing hub, from where it will export cars to emerging and developed markets. As part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make-in-India initiative, the...

Manipulators have the last laugh

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The International Cricket Council has said Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) won’t get any money from it until the completion of the probe to be launched into government interference with the latter’s affairs. The ICC has issued a media stat...

 
 
 
 

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