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In surprise visit, Prez tells BIA officials to minimise delays and inconveniences

In an announced visit to the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday, President Rajapaksa instructed officials to minimise inconveniences to passengers.

Human Rights Watch issues a warning about Sri Lanka

Respect for fundamental human rights in Sri Lanka is in serious jeopardy following the election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as President in November 2019, Human Rights Watch says in its World Report 2020.

Gotabaya says he admires Chinese President Xi

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared himself to be a great admirer of Chinese leader Xi Jing Ping when he met the visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi yesterday,

GMOA, other unions gone quiet as their political objectives were met – UNP

The GMOA and other groups bitterly critical of the previous government are suspiciously quiet on the shortcomings of the new administration, the UNP said.

JVP asks President to abolish SOFA, ACSA as tensions rise in Middle East

The JVP formally requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today to abolish the SOFA and ACSA pacts entered into with the United States government.

Couldn’t provide promised relief as vote on accounts limits govt expenditure-Dinesh

Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said the govt has been unable to provide economic relief to as the vote on account has limited government expenditure till April.

Improved services at Werahera DMV since President’s surprise visit – Transport Minister

Services at the Werahera Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have improved since the President's recent visit, Transport Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

NPP questions AG Dept appointment, raises concerns over recent arrests

The JVP-led National People's Power raised concerns yesterday over a recent AG Department appointment as well as high profile arrests of Opposition MPs.

Opposition will support beneficial Constitutional changes – Harshana

UNP Parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna says that neither the government nor the opposition should get a two-thirds majority in parliament in the upcoming general elections.

Rajapakshe wants 19th A rolled back

The Private Member’s Bill introduced by Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe as the 20th and 21st Amendments to the Constitution will remove the essence of the 19th Amendment and take it back to “JR’s 1978 constitution in its original form,” legal experts say.

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