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Businesses urged to pass on tax-cut benefits to consumers

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a wide-ranging press conference held in Colombo yesterday urged businesses in Sri Lanka to pass on the benefit of the tax cuts to the consumers.


“I am the victim” – President on the Swiss Embassy drama

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he is the victim in the case of the Swiss Embassy staffer who says she was abducted and molested by men who claimed to be police officers.


SLFP will build national unity in future govt- Sirisena

Former President Maithripala Sirisena stressed that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has the responsibility of building national unity in a future government led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.


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Release Duminda and LTTE cadres – Gnanasara Thero

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagodatthe Gnanasara Thero wants a whole slew of prisoners, ranging from LTTE cadres to former UPFA Member of Parliament Duminda Silva pardoned and released from state incarceration.


Rishad requests President to probe Easter attacks and Wilpattu allegations

MP Rishad Bathiudeen has written to President Rajapaksa calling for separate presidential commissions to probe the Easter attacks and Wilpattu allegations.


Sajith will be proclaimed Leader of the Opposition after Throne Speech

Parliament will reconvene on January 3, when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will address the House as the new head of state, the office of the Speaker of Parliament has announced.


Environmentalists warn against relaxing sand, granite & soil transport regulations

Environmentalists have cautioned against a Cabinet decision to temporarily remove the need for a permit to transport sand, granite and soil.


President’s manifesto included in national policy framework

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to include President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s manifesto “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour” to the National Policy Framework of the Government.


Two more Governors appointed

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed two new Governors today, Anuradha Yahampath for the Eastern province and Prof. Tissa Vitarana for the North Central Province.


Govt is heading towards military control-Tilvin

General Secretary of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Tilvin Silva said that the current government is heading towards militarisation by suppressing the alternate media, hunting down police officers and by giving police powers to the army.


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