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Report on  rumpus in Parliament on April 21 out next week

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By Saman Indrajith

The committee appointed to look into the incidents that took place in the Parliament chamber and its premises on April 21 would submit its report to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena next week, Parliament sources said yesterday.

The decision to submit the report was made at the committee meeting held on Monday in the parliamentary complex with its chairman Deputy Speaker Ranjith Siyambalapitiya presiding.

Ministers Chamal Rajapaksa, Keheliya Rambukwella, State Minister Susil Premajayantha, Members of Parliament Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Imtiaz Bakeer Markar, R.M. Ranjith Madduma Bandara and M.A. Sumanthiran are also members of the committee. 

The committee was appointed by Speaker Abeywardena on April 23 to recommend action to prevent a recurrence of the incidents.

Parliament was plunged into chaos on April 21 when the ruling party MPs moved into the Well of the house in protest against a statement made by opposition MP Harin Fernando had made the previous day.

Fernando on April 20 slammed the government over the Easter Sunday carnage investigations and called for action against the real perpetrators.



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At least 17 killed after explosion in Peshawar mosque

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BBC reported that at least 17 people have been killed in an explosion at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

The blast happened when the mosque was packed with worshippers and more than 90 people were injured.

A section of the building was destroyed, and officials say people are buried under the rubble. Several others are being taken to local hospitals.

The cause of the explosion is unclear.

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More heavy rain ahead for New Zealand’s largest city

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Auckland experienced an unprecedented amount of rainfall on Friday (picture BBC)

BBC reported that residents in flood-hit northern New Zealand are bracing for more heavy rains as officials issued severe weather alerts.

At least four people have died and a state of emergency was declared in Auckland, which on Friday experienced its worst downpour on record.

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Information Dept. media release: EC Chief asks public not to be misled

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by Priyan de Silva

Chairman of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, Nimal Punchihewa, asked to comment on a special news release, purportedly issued by the Director General of the Department of Government Information, on Sunday (29), told  The Island  that preparations for the 09 March local government elections were going ahead, as planned, and that the media statement at issue was misleading.

The media statement says: “The gazette notice with signatures of the Chairman and other members of the Election Commission required for the commencement of the Local Government election process has not been sent to the Government Press for printing.”

Punchihewa requested the public not to be misled by any misinformation being spread in an attempt to create doubts in their minds.He also  reiterated that the EC would not be deterred by any acts of intimidation.

Three of the EC members have been threatened with death by an unidentified caller to resign from their posts. They are S. B. Divaratne, M. M. Mohamed and K. P. P. Pathirana. The Opposition has accused the government of trying to sabotage the LG polls.

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