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‘Prominent UNPers have attributed Friday’s attack to gang rivalry’



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SLFP spokesman Dilan Perera yesterday said that two UNP candidates, Srinath Perera, PC and Deputy Justice Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe had confirmed that Friday’s attack near St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena involved two underworld gangs jousting for dominance.

Addressing the media at SLFP headquarters at T. B. Jayah Mawatha, former minister Perera said that Friday’s incident had exposed the UNP’s sordid dealings with the Colombo underworld.

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Ravi and Champika will take up further price reductions in gas and electricity with PM this week

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The government is mulling over another domestic gas price reduction, according to sources.

Drive-in shooting involved two gunmen-police

Contrary to initial claims, only two gunmen had carried out Friday’s attack near St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena on a group of UNPers campaigning for Finance Minister and Colombo District candidate Ravi Karunanayake.

Sobitha Thera condemns Friday’s attack, tells politicians not to allow underworld to raise its head again

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Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, the leader of the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ), yesterday said that the killing of two innocent persons engaged in political activity at Bloemendhal Road on Friday due to rival gang warfare poin...

Book launched to commemorate ‘National Hero, who awakened the nation’

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A book launch to commemorate the 100thdeath anniversary of Edward Henry Pedris was held recently at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute amidst a large gathering under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena.

President’s ideas included in UPFA’s manifesto – SLFP

The SLFP yesterday said that UPFA’s recently released manifesto for the August 17 general election was a combination of Mahinda Chintanaya and President Maithripala Sirisena’s policy statement.

Two journalists roughed up at SLMC meeting

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The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) and the police yesterday said that journalists namely M. M. S. Udha (Nawamani Vidiwelli) A. L. M. Ziyath (Kilakkuvaan news website) had been attacked allegedly by SLMC supporters on Fri...

Restrict independent candidates–EC

 The Elections Secretariat yesterday said that Parliamentary Elections Act of 1981 should be amended to discourage independent candidates joining the parliamentary elections fray usually to function as proxies for major parties

CBK  decides to bat for UNP-led UNFGG coalition

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Amidst claims of a rift between former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and some government bigwigs, Kumaratunga yesterday declared her support for the United National Party-led United Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) by visitin...

Police record statements of ten persons over fire at former Minister’s residence

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Police investigating into the mysterious fire that destroyed former Minister CB Ratnayake’s house at Subadra Mawatha, Madiwela have recorded statements from ten persons by yesterday.

Wimal accuses UNP of having brought down thugs from exile

Leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF) Colombo District UPFA candidate Wimal Weerawansa has said that the government brought down eight underworld kingpins who had fled the country during the last regime to evade arrest and now they are ...

 
 
 
 

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