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Gota’s trial may finally begin

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been ducking and weaving filing numerous petitions before several courts to delay the misappropriation trial.


Brigadier and three soldiers indicted

A Brigadier Anura Deshapriya Gunewardena and three Army soldiers are indicted on 96 counts in the case where the Army allegedly opened fire on protestors angry that their groundwater was being polluted


Criminal Procedure Code to be amended

The Cabinet yesterday approved amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code Act made by the Sectoral Oversight Committee (SOC).


Couldn’t declare assets on time due to confusion over submission place – Harin

Minister Harin Fernando claimed today that he was unable to handover his asset declaration documents on time due to confusion over the place of submission.


Thewarapperuma remanded

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma was remanded today (10) till September 16 due to an unlawful burial of a corpse in an unauthorised land.


Petitions challenging Gnanasara pardon on Dec 5

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court to hear Fundemental Rights petitions challenging the pardoning of Gnanasara thero in December


Transparency International complains against Sajith and 7 Ministers

TISL filed complaint at the Bribery Commission this morning against Minister Sajith Premadasa and seven other Cabinet Ministers who failed to submit their Asset Declerations for the year 2018/19.


Parliamentary Committee slams Motor Traffic Department

Not even half the work the department was supposed to do has been completed and this shows willful neglect causing losses of billions of rupees to the state


Visa regime for Maldives liberalized

Sri Lanka and the Maldives signed three Memoranda of Understanding including a further liberalizing of Visa facilities between the two countries.


Police detaining women wearing clothes with “Buddha” imagery

Women’s activists are angry and exasperated by police detaining women wearing sarees or dresses with the images of Hindu Deities on them.


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