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UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday informed UNP MPs, provincial councillors and organisers that a mass protest rally, which will see the participation of members of several political parties and civil society organisations, will be held in Colombo on Monday, 17 December.

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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party yesterday made an “appeal” to the Judiciary to deliver the decision on the Fundamental Rights petitions filed against the dissolution of Parliament soon to “save the country from anarchy.”

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Former Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Central Province Minister Thilina Bandara Thennakoon today met with UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and obtain membership of the UNP.

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Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) provided a detailed statement to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) yesterday (28), pursuant to a complaint filed by them on 5 November, relating to allegations of attempts to bribe Parliamentarians.

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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday questioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundera in connection with the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena, Police sources said.

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Colombo Fort Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday (2), ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to arrest Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne and to produce him in Court.

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Sri Lanka’s economy is currently on “life support” MP Dr. Harsha de Silva said yesterday calling on President Maithripala Sirisena to resolve the opaque situation that has arisen over public finance by appointing a government with Parliament’s support by Friday or risk being unable to finance over $ 1 billion in debt repayments due in the first two weeks of January. Dr. de Silva, speaking to reporters at Temple Trees, insisted the Constitution is very clear on the point that the Executive President does not have control over public finance and that responsibility lies with Parliament. Reading from the Constitution, he argued that the issue President Sirisena should be concerned with is not whether or not Parliament is dissolved, following a Supreme Court order expected this week, but whether the Government can legally access funds needed for the payment of a $ 1 billion international sovereign bond on 14 January and repayment of a large tranche of treasury bills on 3 January.

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The report of the Experts Committee appointed to look into the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) has highlighted that the agreement had been rushed without the proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena revealed yesterday.

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Hayleys brings home 12 awards, 9 gold including for Overall Excellence in Financial Reporting
Vallibel Group bags 6 awards including 3 gold awards

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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday reiterated the importance of implementing capital punishment for convicted drug traffickers who carry out drug smuggling operations while in detention, considering the well-being of the country, nation and the future generation.

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Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris said the Court of Appeal Interim Order restraining the functions of the office of the Prime Minister had given a wrong opinion to the people.

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President Maithripala Sirisena had yesterday claimed that the delay in implementing the death sentence on drug dealers was due to the failure of the relevant authorities to submit documents properly.

According to the President’s Media Division, President Sirisena had stated that investigations will be launched into the matter.