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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa presenting a copy of UPFA manifesto to Chief Saghnayake of Dakshinalanka Ven. Pallaththara Sumanjothi Nayake Thera during a ceremony at the Henry Pedris Grounds in Colombo yesterday. Former Prime Minister Rantasiri Wickramanayake, former minister AHM Fowzie, leader of the Liberal Party Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha, former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva and Prof Dayan Jayathilleka look on.
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Poster removal costs

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Acknowledging that the Parliamentary Elections Act of 1981 lacked provision to deal with those candidates pasting posters at public places, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday said that he would consult the Attorney General in that regard.

EC Deshapriya said that the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) had assured of its support to Elections Secretariat’s in its efforts to rein in political parties. The polls chief was responding to a query by The Island regarding him releasing Rs. 75 mn to the police to hire workers to remove propaganda material instead of prosecuting those who had been violating election law with impunity.

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UNF signs good governance agreement

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With a view to ensuring that the mandate for good governance obtained by President Maithripala Sirisena at the January 8, Presidential Election was continued , the UNP led United National Front entered into an agreement with 75 political parties, tr...

BOC, once again among ‘Top 1000 Banks in the World’

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Bank of Ceylon has been ranked among the Top 5 banks in the Asia-Pacific Region (excluding China and Japan) in terms of Return on Capital (ROC) by "The Banker" Magazine, becoming the first Sri Lankan bank to achieve such a performance rank...

Economic interpretation of the ‘Re-based’ National Accounts Estimates

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The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS), the official statistical agency, has recently uploaded onto its website, an undated report on Rebasing National Accounts Estimates. DCS uploads similar reports regularly, at least a few in a month. Only ...

     
     
     
     

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