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Royal Park murder: More deserving convicts awaiting pardon – Prisoner rights activist

The Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners came out strongly today against reports that President Sirisena is contemplating a pardon for the Royal Park murder convict.

President’s retirement benefits will cost Rs. 360mn over 20 years – TISL

TISL has urged the Cabinet to immediately reconsider a decision to allow President Maithripala Sirisena to retain his official residence upon retirement.

Jaffna International Airport opens

Sri Lanka’s third International airport at Palali on the Jaffna Peninsula was formally declared open this morning by President Maithripala Sirisena.

The SLFP is in deep crisis

"SLFP “is in the mood to extinct itself. It is facing a crisis and this leadership cannot find a way out.”

Sri Lanka overcame hostile forces due to the bravery of troops -Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena said it was because of the great dedications by the brave soldiers that Sri Lanka has been able to overcome all hostilities against it at all times.

Railway strike called off

Following successful discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena, railway trade unions have decided to call of the ongoing strike, union representatives said.

We wouldn’t mind getting President’s support – UNP MP

UNP Parliamentarian Wijepala Hettiarachchi said that UNP would not mind getting the support of President Sirisena for the upcoming presidential election if he is willing to join them and correct his mistakes and shortcomings.

SLFP to decide whether to back Gota on Saturday

The Central Committee of SLFP will decide whether to join hands with the SLPP and back its presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on Saturday, party General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara told reporters today.

Water filters serving kidney patients breaking down

Five Water Filtration Systems owned by the North Central Provincial Council used by kidney patients problems have broken down 11 times already this year

SLFP unsure whether to back Gotabaya or not

SLFP Central Committee to meet tonight to decide on whom to support as Sirisena says the SLPP has to be flexible about the Pohottuwa symbol if they want SLFP support

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