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Sunday, 08 May 2016





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Government Gazette

Bid to avoid sanctions for joining UPFA rebel May Day rally:

SLFP rebels in peace talks with party bosses

In a bid to stave off party disciplinary action for attending the rebel UPFA break-away May Day rally, the dissident SLFP parliamentarians in the UPFA rebel group have begun talks with senior SLFP leaders to work out an “amicable settlement”.


LG elections only after Delimitation Commission report

The government is not willing to conduct Local Council elections in sections, Minister of Justice and Buddhasasana, Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa said in response to a call by People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFEREL) to conduct elections in areas that are not under dispute.


COPE and COPA should be open to the media:

COPE should transcend party politics -Sunil Handunnetti

COPE doesn’t have any judicial powers. It cannot fulfill the role played by some law enforcement authorities such as the Police, the CID and the Bribery Commission. According to the powers vested with Parliament to control public finances, COPE can only investigate public enterprises run with public taxes and see whether they fulfil their mandate.

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