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The government says the cabinet meeting will be convened today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena

The government says the cabinet meeting will be convened today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The government has written to the President citing clauses 42 and 43 of the constitution with regard to the responsibility of the President convening the cabinet meeting. The 42nd clause of the constitution clearly states the responsibility of the president calling for a cabinet meeting periodically.

Seven Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna members including former Chairman of North Central Province are remanded

Seven Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna members including former Chairman of North Central Province are remanded with regard to the allegation of a hand bomb attack during 1999 presidential election. These members are remanded till 24th of this month. Anuradhapura Mayor H.P. Somadasa of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna is also among the suspects.

The Attorney General has informed the High Court that a petition is submitted against the appeal made by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

The Attorney General has informed the High Court that a petition is submitted against the appeal made by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

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Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says that one common law and an educational system are needed for the country

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says that one common law and an educational system are needed for the country. The support of all parties is needed in this regard. Sri Lankans should live according to the way that matches the country's culture. Not only that, it is necessary to create a society that is suitable for the future generation of the country.

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Minister Sajith Premadasa says that some politicians have forgotten the people's problems due to being greedy for power

Minister Sajith Premadasa says that some politicians have forgotten the people's problems due to being greedy for power. He made these remarks while addressing the ceremony to lay the foundation stones for another 5 re-awakening villages under the "Semata Sevana" re-awakening village concept.

The 'Suwa Seriya' ambulance service will be introduced to the Eastern Province soon

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The rectification of pension anomalies comes into effect next month as per the 2019 budget

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The government says it has taken no decision to halt the first phase of the 'Battle of solar power'

Minister Ravi Karunanayake says the government has taken no decision to halt the first phase of the 'Battle of solar power'. He requests the public not to be misled by false propaganda.

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The Police Headquarters states, the five suspects - including Mohammed Milhan - arrested in Dubai in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks have been brought down to the country.

The Police Headquarters states, the five suspects arrested in Dubai in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks have been brought down to the country.
A strong figure of the terrorist outfit, Mohammed Milhan is amongst them. Police Media Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara says, the five suspects have been handed over to the CID for further investigations.

The Buduputh Suraksha Insurance scheme launched by the Ministry of Buddha Sasana to cover the Maha Sangha will be operational from the 26th of this month.

The Buduputh Suraksha Insurance scheme launched by the Ministry of Buddha Sasana will be operational from the 26th of this month.
The inauguration ceremony will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, at Temple trees.

Speaking to the SLBC, Minister of Buddha Sasana: Gamini Jayawickrema Perera said, except for Theras who are government servants and Theras who are attached to Pirivenas that provide an insurance scheme under the Ministry of Education, all other Theras will be covered by this new scheme.