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How Sri Lanka recovered from a bankrupt economy in 18 months is amazing

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lue praised Sri Lanka for successfully managing a serious economic crisis in a very short time. Speaking at a discussion on India’s neighboring states held in Washington D.C., he said that he visited the Maldives the other day, where he explained to the local …

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Fishermen besieged the archbishop’s house demanding Negombo fish market ”lellama”.

A group of fishermen protested in front of the archbishop’s house today against the transfer of Pitipana Lellama, Negombo to the Archbishopric of Colombo. Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, had handing over of Nigambo Pitipana Lellama to the Catholic Church through a court action. The Negombo District Court recently ordered that the administration and management of the …

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There is a group in the President’s office behind the striking health workers

Government Medical Officers’ Forum (GMOF) President Dr. Rukshan Bellana said that apart from medical professionals like doctors and nurses, no one else has the ability to break the hospital system. Speaking to the media, he said that these trade union leaders are in contact with senior officials attached to the trade union section of the …

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The presidential election cannot be postponed.

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga told journalists yesterday afternoon that there is no constitutional provision to postpone the presidential election. She said this while answering a question raised by journalists after an event organized by the United Republic Front in Colombo yesterday afternoon. The former president who refused to comment on a question raised by …

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An announcement from the Presidential Media Division about two elections.

The Presidential Media Division (PMD) issued a special announcement Regarding the upcoming presidential and general elections, yesterday. According to the announcement, the presidential election is scheduled to be held in due time. PMD further mentioned that it is planned to hold the general election in 2025 and the financial allocation for the general election will …

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Have you seen Ravi Kumudesh, the president of the Federation of Health Professionals, working in a hospital?

Dr. Rukshan Bellana, President of the Government Medical Officers’ Forum (GMOF) said that the health sector in Sri Lanka only needs doctors, nurses and necessary administrative staff to run a government hospital efficiently. He said this while speaking to the media about a planned strike by health staff other than medical professionals. He also said …

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The leader of the opposition removed me from the parliamentary committees due to the influence of the liquor tycoons

Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka, the leader of the United Republic Front, says that his removal from the position of the chairman of the Committee on Parliamentary Ways and Means, which has given the government billions of rupees in profits since its inception, is revenge. He further mentioned that he was removed from that position by …

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Ranil goes to Jayavikrama Perera’s home to see his well-being

President Ranil Wickramasinghe visited former Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, who is currently ill, at his residence in Katugampala today (11). After asking the family relatives, the President gathered near the residence of former Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera and had a friendly conversation with the people of the area. Former minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, son of …

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The S.J.B crisis erupts. Patali is removed from all parliamentary committees

The opposition has decided not to re-nominate the Parliament Patali Champika Ranawaka M.P, who represented the Government’s Finance Committee on behalf of the opposition until the end of fourth session of the Ninth Parliament, Member of Parliament Nalaka Godaheva’s name has been put forward for the opposition. He is the one who recently joined opposition …

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“Don’t trust the Ministry of Finance”. Mahindananda warns the President.

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Member of Parliament Mahindananda Aluthgamage has asked the President, government officials and the Cabinet to be careful in trusting the Ministry of Finance. The MP further pointed out a significant discrepancy of one thousand billion rupees between the data presented by the Ministry of Finance and the figures intended in the …

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