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Agalakada Sirisumana Thera meets with car accident!

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Ven. Agalakada Sirisumana Thera, Professor of Colombo University’s Sinhala Studies Department, was injured in a car accident that took place in Kesbewa at around 3.00 pm yesterday (01), the Kesbewa Police said.

The accident had occurred while the Thera was on his way from his temple in Lunawa, Moratuwa to attend a Dhamma sermon at a temple in Kumbuka, Horana which was scheduled to be held at around 5.00 pm.

The accident had taken place near a supermarket in Kesbewa when the car the Thera was travelling in collided with another car.

It was reported that the thera’s condition is out of danger.

Both vehicles have suffered heavy damages. The Kesbewa Police are conducting further investigations.

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Former Minister Ronnie de Mel no more

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Former Minister – Ronnie de Mel has passed away today (27) while being treated at a private hospital, reports say.

He was aged 99 years old.A former civil servant, he was the Minister of Finance from 1977 – 1988 under the United National Party government and holds the record for the largest number of budgets presented by a finance minister.

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NPP to also back NCM against Speaker

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The National People’s Party (NPP) has also decided to back the No Confidence Motion against Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kieirella, Professor G. L. Peiris, Tissa Attanayake, Chandima Weerakkody, Shan Wijayalal de Silva, and others have signed the motion on behalf of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and Samagi Jana Alliance.

Meanwhile, Dullas Alahapperuma, the leader of the Freedom People’s Congress has also said that they would back the NCM.

Yesterday (26), the Uttara Lanka Sabhagaya had stated they would back the motion as well. 

The motion cites several reasons, including the Speaker’s failure to appropriately present the amendments proposed by the Supreme Court for the Online Safety Bill before its passage. 

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Muthukumarana to take up Uddika Premarathne’s MP seat

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S.C. Muthukumarana is set to be named to the Parliamentary seat  left vacant after the resignation of Anuradhapura District MP – Uddika Premarathne.

It is reported that the Secretary General of Parliament – Mrs. Kushani Rohanadheera has informed of this to the Election Commission, in accordance with Section 64(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act No. 1 of 1981.

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