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A ferry service between the McCallum Gate in Colombo Fort and Union Place was launched yesterday by the Urban Development Authority and the Navy to ease traffic congestion in Colombo. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was joined by Megapolis and Western Province Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and Ports and Shipping Minister Sagala Ratnayake on the inaugural journey.
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Ranil tells UNF partners not to put cart before the horse


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, yesterday, urged the leaders of the UNF‚Äąconstituents to finalise the draft of the constitution of the proposed Democratic National Front (DNF).

The Prime Minister told the party leaders that before the signing of the agreements between allied parties and nominating its candidate for the presidential polls, he should at least receive the draft constitution.

In his response to reports that certain amendments would be introduced to the proposed draft proposal of the DNF, Wickremesinghe pointed out that before talking of amendments there should be a draft proposal to which the amendments should be introduced.

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2019 prez poll: Future path of yahapalanaya  to be unveiled today as Mangala holds meeting in support of Sajith

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A civil society grouping that backed common candidate, Maithripala Sirisena, at the last presidential election, in January 2015 will unveil today (23) what a senior spokesman called a ‘citizens’ agenda––future path of yahapal...

Karunaratne solid in second Test against New Zealand

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Rain played havoc on the opening day of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand as only 36.3 overs were possible at the P. Sara Oval yesterday. With more rain predicted over the next couple of days, the game could end up in a draw. Sri...

Holding PC elections prior to presidential election?

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President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to refer matters relating to Provincial Councils Elections to the Supreme Court by way of consultative jurisdiction in order to hold the belated Provincial Councils Elections.Before I deal with the three is...

    Fitch rates Hatton National Bank's Basel III Sub-Debt Final 'A+(lka)'

    Fitch Ratings Lanka has assigned Hatton National Bank PLC's (HNB, AA-(lka)/Stable) proposed Sri Lanka rupee-denominated Basel III-compliant subordinated debentures a final National Long-Term Rating of 'A+(lka)'.The final rating is the same as the ...

     
     
     
     
     
     
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