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Mangala wants Sajith to be UNP Presidential candidate

In a move that will further exacerbate the divisions inside the United National Party, Mangala Samaraweera had declared that he backs Sajith Premadasa as the Grand Old Party’s candidate for the Presidency.


Hemasiri, Pujith placed in custody inside hospitals

Former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has been placed under arrest by police acting on orders of the Attorney General in the National Hospital where he is warded.


Petition against death penalty; hearings to continue

The five Judge Bench of the Appeal Court examining a Writ Petition against the resumption of executions in Sri Lanka will continue hearings on Wednesday.


Tensions rise between SLPP and SLFP

More people are coming round to accept the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka Freedom Party General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara says.


Kavinda explains why Sirisena and Mahinda oppose 19th amendment

MP Kavinda Jayawardana says that it’s no wonder the opposition leader opposes the 19th amendment, as he intended to remain in power till Namal Rajapaksa could become the presidential candidate.


Full report; CID finds no reason to detain Dr. Shafi

Police investigating the case of the Kurunegala doctor accused of making thousands of women infertile informed court today that they have no evidence against the Senior House Officer


No evidence against Dr. Shafi – CID

The Police have told the Kurunegala Magistrate that they have no evidence to charge Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen who had been accused of sterilizing women while performing surgical operations on them


Muslim envoys urge Sirisena to safeguard Muslim community

Envoys from the Organization of Islam Countries (OIC) are urging President Maithripala Sirisena to ensure the safety of the Muslim community in the face of hate speeches uttered by senior politicians and the clergy.


PSC probing Easter attacks not ‘political theatre’ – Harshana

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday attacks is not political theatre, Gampaha district UNP parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna said, responding to comments made by President Sirisena earlier this week.


Parliamentary probe a “political drama” – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena is calling the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks a “political drama.”


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