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A smiling former President Mahinda Rajapaksa leaving the National Hospital on Friday morning after seeing his brother, Basil, former Economic Development Minister warded at the Merchant Ward. The Kaduwela Magistrate last Wednesday (April 22) remanded MP Basil Rajapaksa, under investigation by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID), till May 5 pending further investigations. Before being moved to National Hospital, Basil Rajapaksa was held overnight at Welikada

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Bribery DG won’t be replaced

- Justice Minister


Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, PC, yesterday said that Mrs Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) wouldn’t be removed.

The Justice Minister was responding to a group of 116 Opposition members recently seeking Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa’s intervention to get rid of the top official.

Responding to a query, MP Rajapakshe emphasized that the Speaker couldn’t interfere with the DG or any other official of the CIABOC. The minister alleged that seeking Speaker’s intervention was nothing but a propaganda gimmick meant to deceive the public.

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Seeks release of three persons convicted for raping 13 girls, including minors

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Former Supreme Court Judge and Northern province Chief minister C V Wigneswaran has requested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release three life convicts in the sensational Swamy Premananda case, according to online Times of India report post...

Patana beat Peterities in thriller

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Isipatana College, Colombo continued their unbeaten run as they beat St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya 20 (4 unconverted tries) points to 18 (1 goal, 1 unconverted tries and 2 penalties) in an Under-20 Singer inter-school Rugby encounter play...

Sixty more companies at Indian Trade Fair 2015

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‘This time round the Indian Trade Fair will feature 50-60 fresh Indian companies at the event, Director of MP Events Sri Lanka Emile Gunasekara said while addressing the launch of the ninth edition of the Indian Trade Fair in Sri Lanka. ...

‘The Government’s Hobson’s Choice’

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The then opposition was campaigning to abolish the Executive Presidency, as most of the Govigama Buddhist majority and even the Christian minority could not accept the reality that Premadasa had been elected as the Executive President of Sri Lanka. ...

     
     
     
     

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