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Ban on civil helicopter flights from Colombo lifted

The Government has lifted the ban on domestic passenger flights from Colombo after 25 years.


UNP will move forward resolving the internal conflict – Akila Viraj

UNP General Secretary MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the party will move forward resolving its internal issues with the objective of securing a majority of parliamentary seats in the upcoming general election


Govt’s anti-corruption efforts sincere but inadequate – UNP

Although the present Government did take steps to enforce the law and end corruption, those measures weren’t adequate enough to fulfil the expectations of the public, UNP Parliamentarian Sujith Perera said.


PSC movie screening nearing its end with PM as protagonist – Rohita

The public can catch the final scenes of the film ‘Parliamentary Select Committee’ being screened these days as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is summoned for a session on 6 August, Joint Opposition MP Rohitha Abeygunawardana said.


Nearly Rs. 265 million paid as compensation for Easter Sunday victims

The Office of Reparations (OR), established to compensate the Easter Sunday Attack victims says that a total of Rs.262, 812,500 has been paid at present for those who were deceased and injured due to the bomb blasts.


Day of mourning if Bill against death penalty presented – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena says that if a Bill to abolish the death penalty is presented in the parliament, he would declare that a national day of mourning.


Project underway to assist small-scale rice mill owners

A project is underway to sell paddy stocks purchased by Government Agents to small-scale rice mill owners to strengthen their industry, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Development P. Harrison told Parliament today.


UNP presidential candidate will hold internationally accepted degree – Hesha

The presidential candidate of the United National Party (UNP) will be an educated person who can be trusted to run the country responsibly, UNP backbencher MP Hesha Withanage said.


JO criticism of SL-US agreements just like its stance on 1990 ambulance – UNP

The United National Party today challenged Opposition criticism of the controvesrial Sri Lanka-US agreements, charging that it's purely for political gain.


Govt wasn’t first to sign ACSA, yet to sign SOFA – Hector

Certain parties are trying to disrupt the Government's development drive by creating an "American phobia" among the general public for petty political gain, United National Party (UNP) MP Hector Appuhamy said.


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