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Hakeem says Parliament ‘lopsided’, favours early general election

SLMC sets Nov 15 deadline to finalise talks



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SLMC leader and Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem yesterday said that his party preferred a parliamentary election ahead of the next presidential election.

Hakeem was responding to a query by The Island. Asked what would be his position in case the SLFP called for a snap presidential poll early next year, the Justice Minister said that his party would look at it, though he preferred a general election first.

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UNP wants impartial probe into ‘assault’ on Nonis by govt. MP

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The UNP yesterday called for an impartial inquiry into the alleged assault on Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the UK Chris Nonis by a powerful government politician during a recent event in New York.

Jaya to stay in jail, case deferred to Tuesday

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NEW DELHI, October 1: Jailed Tamil Nadu ruling AIADMK party supremo and three-time chief minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa will have to stay in prison in Bangalore for at least six more days. The vacation bench of the Karnataka High Court on We...

India proposes to upgrade rest of the northern line to speed up journey to just five hours

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Travel time from Jaffna to Colombo could be reduced to five hours if the rail track from Colombo to Vavuniya was upgraded to the level similar to the Omanthai–Pallai segment, Indian Government Company IRCON International Limited Projec...

Woman complains to HRC

A woman assaulted by a police sergeant attached to the Ratnapura police station near the main bus terminal should make a statement for the officer concerned to be prosecuted, the police spokesman said yesterday.

Army denies involvement in preventing outsiders fishing in Iranamadu

Army had not prevented any outsider from fishing in the Iranamadu Tank, Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said yesterday.

Navy seizes  45 kilos of gold

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The navy last night thwarted an attempt to smuggle 45 kilos of gold from Sri Lanka to India. Navy headquarters spokesperson said that SLNS Ranadeera had intercepted a fibre glass dinghy west of Madagal off the Jaffna peninsula, carry...

GMOA readies  for showdown

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) is planning a showdown over permission granted to private medical students to undergo clinical training at state-run hospitals. It has written to Secretary Mrs. Sudharama Karunaratne,...

Former Army commander and Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Gen. Sarath Fonseka ....

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Former Army commander and Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Gen. Sarath Fonseka yesterday accused the government and the Election Secretariat of launching a special project to deprive the DP of votes obtained by the party at the recently conclu...

Sports club restaurants come under probe again

The Public Health Department (PHD) of the Colombo MC has resumed raids on restaurants of sports clubs after a lapse of two years.

Driver killed as branch of tree falls on moving vehicle

A driver was killed on Tuesday night after a branch of a tree had fallen on his moving vehicle at Queen’s Road, in the Cinnamon Gardens police area.

 
 
 
 

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