No confidence motion against Ranil?

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Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said if anyone has a problem about the appointment of Ranil Wickremesinghe to the office of Prime Minister they can bring a no confidence motion against him.

JHU National Organizer Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said this when journalists pointed out that Prime Minister was not appointed through an election.

“He was made the Prime Minister by the President according to an election pledge to form a joint government. If his appointment is an issue what the main Opposition should do is to move a no confidence motion in Parliament,” he said.

He also said, however UPFA has not shown any interest to take such move so far. 

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Pudukuduirippu and Maritime- Pattu elections postponed

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The Pradeshiya Sabha elections of Pudukuduirippu and Maritime- Pattu have been postponed on a stay order. The stay order will be effective till 27 March.

 


This was the final election that was to be held under the current provision, CaFFE Executive Director Rajith Keerthi Thennakoon told Ceylon Today Online.

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Secretary inspects Sandahiru Stupa construction work

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The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. BMUD Basnayake arrived at the Sandahiru Stupa construction site today morning (27th Feb) during his visit to the sacred city of Anuradhapura. Read the Full Article

South Africa scores highest total in Australia

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South Africa scored 408/5 in their match against West Indies at Sydney today. It is the highest total scored in the Australian grounds.

 

South Africa's A.B. de Villiers scored an unbeaten 162 in 66 balls. His ton consisted of 25 boundaries including 8 sixes.
Chris Gayle and A.D.Russell took 2 wickets each.

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Another world record in Australia

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South Africa scored 408/5 in their match against West Indies at Sydney today. It is the highest total scored by a team in Australia.

 

South Africa's A.B. de Villiers scored an unbeaten 162 in 66 balls. His ton consisted of 25 boundaries including 8 sixes.
Chris Gayle and A.D.Russell took 2 wickets each.

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Shashi released on bail

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Shashi Weerawansa, wife of former Minister Wimal Weerawansa has been granted bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate today.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya released her on two personal bails worth Rs 500,000 each and a cash bail of Rs 15,000 under strict conditions, after a motion seeking bail was taken up for consideration.

The defendant has been ordered to appear before the court registrar on the last Friday of every month and to refrain from attempting to influence witnesses in the case. 

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Shashi Weerawansa at a private hospital in Malabe last Sunday (22).

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Dr. Samitha wins Rs 180 million as compensation

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The court has ordered BMICH to pay a compensation of Rs. 180 million to Dr. Samitha Samanmali.

 

She was paralyzed when a shelter collapsed on her at 'Deyata Kirula' exhibition in 2008 at BMICH.

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One million signatures to bring back MR

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United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) constituents commenced a campaign to get 1 million signatures on a petition urging the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and UPFA leadership to bring former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the next Prime Ministerial candidate.

The campaign to collect 1 million signatures was kick-started by the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) along with the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna led by Dinesh Gunawardene, the Democratic Left Front led by Vasudeva Nanayakkara and the National Freedom Front led by Wimal Weerawansa at the Colombo Fort Railway Station at 3 p.m. (Read Ceylon Today for more details) 

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Secretary meets Atamasthanadhipathi in Anuradhapura

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The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. BMUD Basnayake visited the sacred city of Anuradhapura to pay homage to the holy temples and meet the Atamasthanadhipathi (Chief Prelate of the Eight Sacred Places of Worship) most venerable Pallegama Sirinivasabhidana Thero yesterday (26th February, 2015). Read the Full Article

Government takes measures to prevent spread of renal disease

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The government has taken a series of steps to control and prevent the renal disease that is spreading mostly among the agriculture community in the country. Read the Full Article

Who are the wheeler dealers in govt.?

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While acknowledging that there were members in the current government involved in underhand deals, Minister Rajitha Senaratne said the lawyer, who was sought by the Attorney General (AG) to advice on the Avant Garde case, was also representing the owner of Avant Garde.

Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne yesterday said, the President's Counsel in question had sought to obtain the release of the passport of the Avant Garde owner.

 "General Secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya, Patali Champika Ranawaka, too had raised the matter at the last National Executive Council meeting," Minister Senaratne noted.

He opined that the President's Counsel, who was also a former Attorney General, had probably advised the AG's department not to contest the Avant Garde owners application for bail. (Read more in Ceylon Today)

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Even wives of politicians must be protected from govt - MR

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that not only politicians but even their wives and children have to be safeguarded from the government now as they are being harassed one by one. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka says China to be consulted on any project re-think

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Sri Lanka will not make any decision on Chinese projects it is reviewing until it consults China, Sri Lanka's foreign minister said on Friday, pledging that his new government would welcome Chinese investors. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Bank manager’s body found at beach in Hikkaduwa

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The body of a Branch Manager of State Bank in Galle has been found at the Narigama Beach in Hikkaduwa this afternoon, police said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Executive powers to be slashed under new constitutional reforms?

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According to the proposed constitutional reforms currently under discussion, the President will always act on the advice of the Prime Minister, however may request the Prime Minister to reconsider advice given to him and request Parliament to reconsider a Bill presented to him for assent, sources said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Two policemen arrested over 2012 businessman murder

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SSP of Jaffna area and Inspector of Police(IP) from Elpitiya have been arrested in connection with the murder of Bernard Jayaratne, 65, a wealthy businessman and owner of Biyagama Village Hotel. MORE... Read the Full Article

Fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka from Indian waters- PMK

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Demanding the immediate release of 66 Tamil Nadu and Puducherry fishermen from Sri Lanka, NDA ally Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) on Friday alleged that they were arrested from Indian waters and urged the Centre to warn the neighbouring country that such arrests will affect bilateral ties. MORE.. Read the Full Article

SC issues stay order on Pudukuduirippu, Maritimepattu polls

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The Supreme Court today issued a stay order preventing the holding of elections for Maritimepattu and Pudukuduirippu Pradeshiya Sabhas in the Mullaittivu District until March 27. MORE.. Read the Full Article

BMICH ordered to pay Rs. 180m as compensation to Samitha

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Colombo Chief Magistrate Court today ordered the management of the BMICH to pay Rs. 180 million as compensation for Dr. Samitha Samanmali who was paralyzed after a shelter collapsed at the Deyata Kirula exhibition in 2008. MORE... Read the Full Article

Shashi Weerawansa released on bail

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Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa's wife Shashi Weerawansa, who was arrested and remanded on charges of falsifying documents to obtain a diplomatic passport, has been granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate's Court. MORE.. Read the Full Article

86 Indian fishermen arrested

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A total of 86 Indian fishermen have been arrested and their 10 fishing boats seized by the Sri Lanka Navy for violating the maritime boundary line and poaching in Sri lankan waters, naval officials said on Friday. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Woman nabbed with heroin in Orugodawatta

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A woman has been arrested near the Orugodawatta Flyover Bridge for the possession of 11 grams and 900 milligrams of heroin. MORE.. Read the Full Article

SLFP-UNP talks over con. reforms deadlocked

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Having briefed a parliamentary group chaired by Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe as regards the SLFP s c.. Read the Full Article

Task Force for Reconciliation and Transitional Justice at Foreign Ministry

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A special Task Force on Reconciliation and Transitional Justice has been established within the Fore.. Read the Full Article

Pursuing the hare

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National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawansa s wife Sashi has been further remanded over an allege.. Read the Full Article