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AG directs CID to expedite Lasantha, Thajudeen & other cases

Attorney General Dappula De Livera today issued fresh directives to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to expedite investigations into four high profile murder and abduction cases that occurred between 2005 and 2015.

Cabinet to reconvene Tuesday – Mano

The Cabinet of Ministers will reconvene next Tuesday (18), Minister of National Integration Mano Ganesan said.

Why PSC when Penal Code would suffice? – UPFA

Casting doubt on the integrity of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday bombings, the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) today said the Penal Code has sufficient provisions to punish anyone responsible for the attack.

Prez & PM being abroad at once not unprecedented – Harrison

Insisting that the President and Prime Minister being out of the country at the same time is not unprecedented, Minister P. Harrison said that systems were in place to carry out their tasks in their absence.

President trying to create second constitutional crisis by boycotting Cabinet – Champika

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said that, by boycotting Cabinet meetings, President Maithripala Sirisena is trying to create a second constitutional crisis in the country, as he did on 26 October last year.

Contempt charges against Ranjan

The Supreme Court today (12) ordered the Attorney General to file contempt of court charges against Actor-Politician Ranjan Ramanayake within a month.

Muslim MPs ready to comply with Maha Sangha’s decisions – Hakeem

Muslim Parliamentarians will comply with decisions taken by the Maha Sangha, Former Minister and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauf Hakeem said.

New electorate and district organisers appointed for SLFP

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) President Maithripala Sirisena handed the letters of appointment for the newly appointed electorate and district organisers for the SLFP at the Presidential Secretariat today (11).

Moratuwa Mayor protests President’s remarks

The Mayor of Moratuwa W. Samanlal Fernando launched a fast unto death in front of the Municipal Council building today (11), urging the President to withdraw his remarks about the ban on carpentry workshops.

Civil Society wants PM not to compromise on PSC

Civil Society activists are demanding that the government not give in to pressure to scuttle the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter attacks.

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