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Law to stop corruption in sports in Parliament on Monday

Parliament will have a Special Sitting on Monday, Nov 11 November to debate a Bill on Prevention of Offences in Sports an important proposed law to crack down on corruption in sports.


State Intelligence Service should be blamed for Easter massacre – Parliamentary Committee

The Director of the State Intelligence Service, Nilantha Jayawardena, “bears the greatest responsibility” in the failure to prevent or mitigate the effects of the Easter Sunday attacks on Churches and Hotels, a Parliamentary investigation has found.


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


Advocata lauds opening of COPE to media

Advocata is saying the opening of the hearings of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) to the media is a timely initiative in a greater attempt to promote transparency and accountability of State-Owned Enterprises.


Heads of four State Enterprises to face MPs grilling on live TV

Four major state-owned enterprises will come under the microscope when the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprise examines them next week and these proceedings will be opened to the Media.


Hizbullah not suited to be an MP in the future – AG

Parliamentarian Prof Ashu Marasinghe told Parliament today that the Attorney General's (AG) Department is of the opinion that M.L.A.M Hizbullah is not suitable to be an MP in the future because he signed contracts related to the Batticaloa campus (Pvt) Ltd.


Arjuna wants Parliament to probe corruption in Sri Lanka Cricket

Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga requested the Speaker to appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to probe alleged corruption charges against the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLCB).


Only SLPP govt has right to amend Constitution – MR

Calling for the United National Party (UNP)'s electoral defeat, Opposition Leader and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said only a future Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP)-led Government has the right to amend the Constitution.


Proposal to ban tuition during Daham Pasal times

A Private Members Bill is being presented to Parliament to ban private tuition classes being held on Poya days and Sundays until 3.pm.


Private Bill against death penalty proposes retroactive life imprisonment

The Private Member's Bill to be presented in Parliament by Galle District MP Bandula Lal Bandarigoda proposing the abolition of the death penalty seeks to amend any imposition of the death penalty by any other Act to mean imprisonment for life.


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