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The Prime Minister has assured that necessary measures will be taken to prevent forceful abductions in the future.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says the Agreement to look into missing persons has been prepared for applicable in future. It will never affect for the past. He made these remarks opening of a new building in Polpithigama National School. The investigations on forcibly disappeared persons will commence from next month.

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Former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to be questioned over the assassination incident of Welikada Prison.

The “Sathhanda” newspaper has reported that information has been received to the Crime Investigation Department that it is scheduled to question from the former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa during the next few weeks regarding the assassinations incident took place at the Welikada Prison.

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Former Auditor General S.C.Mayadunne says, the proposed public auditing bill helps government servants to avoid political influence when acting on government regulations.

Former Auditor General S.C. Mayadunne has said that the proposed National Audit Bill could come to the rescue of top public officials under political pressure to carry out directives contrary to existing financial rules and regulations.They could turn down such directives such as the utilization of Telecommunication Regulatory Commission funds to provide sil redi in the run up to the January 2015 presidential polls, Mayadunne said.

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  Minister Kabeer Hasheem says, government housing projects are for people and not for politicians.

Minister Kabeer Hasheem says, the present government is acting according to the national agenda of the country. He mentioned this fact at a public meeting in Mawenella. He further said, present people oriented government has no any power hungry.

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Ceylon Electricity Board is ready to provide electricity uninterruptedly.

The development director and media spokesman of power and energy ministry Sulukshana Jayawardena says,  that  the interruptions  occur in power supply  is minimize despite  the prevailing unfavorable weather condition. He further said, power cuts may take place due to the current electricity workers strike  and if they damage power machineries. Even though the strike  is in force about 25 to 30 percent of  workers returned to work yesterday.  Mr.Sulukshana Jayawardena said  the board  wills supply  electricity  uninterruptedly amid troublesome environment.

Kurdish MPs say yes to independence referendum

The Iraqi Kurdish parliament has voted to back an independence referendum in the face of opposition from across the globe. The Kurdistan Regional Government, sitting for the first time in two years, backed the 25 September vote yesterday. Iraq's central government rejected the referendum as unconstitutional on Tuesday. Iran, Turkey and the US also object to the vote, fearing further instability.

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UK terror threat increased to critical after Tube bomb

The UK terror threat has been increased to its highest level as police continue the hunt for the person behind the Tube bombing in south-west London. The prime minister, Theresa May said the threat was now critical, meaning an attack is expected imminently, after a device was detonated at Parsons Green station.

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Actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

Actor Harry Dean Stanton, known for his roles in many films and TV shows such as "Alien" , "The Godfather II", and "Repo Man", has died at the age of 91. The Kentucky born star had a career which spanned more than six decades, appearing in dozens of films. More recently, he appeared in the hit HBO show "Big Love", and this year's revival of the cult classic Twin Peaks. He died at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles yesterday.

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