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Basil criticizes SLPP breakaway group in presence of President

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Founder of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Basil Rajapaksa is reported to have told his party’s breakaway group at a meeting even attended by President Ranil Wickremesinghe that the Rajapaksas were not ready to cow down to any pressure.

He delivered tough remarks when Minister of Housing and Urban Development Prasanna Ranatunga, a breakaway member of the party backing the President, informed the meeting that there is a request from other parties and groups for the accommodation of the SLPP for a broad alliance sans the members of the Rajapaksa family.

Expressed his displeasure over the presence of the SLPP breakaway group representatives and the SLFP Incensed by such a remark, Mr. Rajapaksa lashed out saying “if you don’t want us once, we don’t want you a hundred times.”

He also said he attended the meeting as requested by the President out of courtesy for him and otherwise the Rajapaksas could not be beaten into submission in this manner.

Mr. Rajapaksa expressed his displeasure over the presence of the SLPP breakaway group representatives and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). He said that it is open for the President to decide whether to deal with the SLPP or its breakaway factions.

(dailymirror.lk)
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Prasanna urges Ranil to declare candidacy promptly

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“The people of Gampaha eagerly await your decision. Please do not delay any further in declaring your intention to contest,” Minister Ranatunga urged with conviction.

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Harin awards Rs. 1M to Olympic athletes

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Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Harin Fernando has awarded financial sponsorship cheques of Rs. 1 million each to six athletes participating in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. 

Additionally, prize money totaling Rs. 1280 lakh was distributed to athletes and coaches who secured medals and top-eight positions in the last Asian and Paralympic Games in Hangzhou, China.

Young sprinter Tharushi was among the highly rewarded, receiving Rs. 15 million for her Asian Games gold medal along with another Rs. 2.5 million for her relay medal.

Minister Fernando emphasized the significance of encouraging athletes even amidst the country’s financial crisis. 

He expressed his commitment to promoting sports and highlighted the importance of discipline in representing Sri Lanka. He urged athletes to dedicate themselves to achieving victory, meeting the high expectations of the nation.

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Former INSSSL Director General Asanka Abeygunasekara arrested

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The former Director General of the Institute of National Security Studies of Sri Lanka (INSSSL) Asanka Abeygunasekara has been arrested by police.

Abeygunasekara, against whom there was a pending open warrant over a case filed by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning (21), police said.

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