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Wednesday, 21 October 2020 07:34

Catch-22 for 20A

The highly contentious 20th Amendment with changes approved by Cabinet on Monday comes up for a two-day debate from today onwards in Parliament amidst mounting criticism by the Opposition, certain sections of clergy, civil society and professionals.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 07:28

South Korean PM telephones MR

Duo discuss steps to promote bilateral cooperation on education, investment and tourism

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 15:08

Quarantine curfew on 5 police areas

Quarantine curfew has been imposed in the Police areas of Kuliyapitiya, Narammala, Pannala, Giriulla and Dummalasuriya with immediate effect, until further notice, says police spokesman - DIG Ajith Rohana.

Speaker announced that the clauses 3, 5, 14 and 22 of the 20th Amendment in the present form are inconsistent with the Constitution and need to be approved by people at a referendum.

34,818 to receive training under first phase

Notorious underworld drug kingpin Makandure Madush was shot dead in a crossfire between police and other suspected underworld figures at Maligawatte Housing Complex, Police said.

Sri Lanka ranked 64th out of the 107 countries in the 2020 Global Hunger Index (GHI), with a score of 16.3 and a level of hunger that was termed ‘moderate’.

Monday, 19 October 2020 06:50

Rishad Bathiudeen arrested

MP Rishad Bathiudeen has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Dehiwala a short while ago, stated the Police Media Spokesman.

Shipping and ports industry experts have raised concerns over the impending risk of losing Colombo Port’s transhipment hub status in the region due to the delay in developing its East Container Terminal (ECT).

Wanni District MP Rishad Bathiudeen is to be arrested on the orders of the Attorney General, Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C D Wickramaratne has informed Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

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