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The adverse weather experienced across the island over Saturday (19) evening through to Sunday (20) morning resulted in a five-storey building in Buwelikada, Kandy caving in and then collapsing on a family home and damaging part of an adjacent building as well.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Bishops and the Catholic Clergy were in no way made aware of the Easter Sunday attacks while the Cardinal did celebrate Holy Mass in the morning of that day, a statement issued by the three Auxiliary Bishops said.

Sunday, 20 September 2020 19:45

MT New Diamond embroils in oil leak issue

Laboratory test reports of the oil samples obtained from the location of the distressed Crude Oil Taker, MT New Diamond, were handed over to Attorney General Dappula De Livera, said Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) Chairperson Darshani Lahandapura.

The Ministry of Highways is to call for tenders for the construction of the long-delayed Ruwanpura Expressway within the next two weeks, The Sunday Morning learnt.

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and several others were questioned yesterday by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on incidents of political victimisation.

Trade Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardane yesterday assured that prices of rice in the market will not be increased for any reason.

Sri Lanka has informed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva it will not accept an externally driven reconciliation framework.

Saturday, 19 September 2020 08:08

Pujith was not summoned to NSC by former Prez

Former IGP Pujith Jayasundara was not summoned to the National Security Council (NSC) meetings by former President Maithripala Sirisena until the Easter Sunday terror attack, on an issue regarding the transfer of former Chief Inspector of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Nishantha Silva.

Former President Maithripala Sirisena on April 24, 2019 informed former IGP Pujith Jayasundara that if he accepted responsibility for the co-ordinated terror attacks on April 21, 2019 and resigned from his position, he would be given the pension and a position as an ambassador in any country he wished to serve, former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando yesterday informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks.

The Appropriation Bill for the year 2021 is scheduled to be tabled in Parliament during the second week of October, Cabinet was informed this week.

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