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CBK to lead new alliance proposed by SLFP

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A leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has announced that former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has been chosen to lead the new alliance proposed by the SLFP. 

The decision comes as preliminary work for the formation of the new alliance is underway, with discussions with various political parties and politicians already concluded.

The leadership structure of the new alliance is designed to involve a leadership board, including Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and heads of other parties joining the alliance. The SLFP will hold a 50 percent majority stake in the alliance, while the remaining 50 percent power will be shared with other participating parties. 

This innovative approach aims to foster collaborative decision-making within the alliance.

The alliance, still in its formative stages, is set to select either the betel leaf symbol or the chair symbol as its emblem. 

The final decision on the symbol is expected to be discussed and decided upon in the future.

Additionally, groups with the old ideology of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) have also shown interest in joining the new alliance, further expanding its potential reach.

Despite the ongoing developments, the post of General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) remains a point of contention between Thilanga Sumathipala and Minister Mahinda Amaraweera. 

Former President Maithripala Sirisena has urged a swift resolution to this issue, after which an agreement will be reached on the symbol for the new alliance.

As negotiations progress, the SLFP and its potential allies are preparing for a main meeting of the new alliance in Colombo, signaling the advancing stages of the political collaboration.

Reports indicate that a new alliance led by MP Nimal Lanza has expressed interest in negotiating an alliance with the SLFP. 

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Mahela and Namal Grace attend Ambani’s Wedding

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Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene and MP Namal Rajapaksa are among the invitees of Anant Ambani’s wedding

The wedding of Mukesh Ambani and Neeta Ambani’s youngest son, Anant Ambani, to Radhika Merchant has taken social media by storm, featuring some of the biggest celebrities and sporting personalities from around the globe.

Lavish wedding celebrations for the son of Asia’s richest man resumed on Saturday with a star-studded guest list including Hollywood celebrities, global business leaders, and two former British prime ministers.

Billionaire tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son Anant and fiancée Radhika Merchant, both 29, are tying the knot this weekend in Mumbai, India, following months of pre-marriage parties.

Saturday will see a blessing ceremony during which the world’s rich and famous will greet and pay their respects to the couple at a 16,000-capacity convention center owned by the Ambani family’s conglomerate.

This will be followed by a grand party where unconfirmed reports say pop stars Drake, Lana Del Rey, and Adele are likely to perform.

(dailymirror.lk)
(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by dailymirror.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Arthur C. Clarke Centre announces satellite launch for next year

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The Arthur C. Clarke Centre has announced plans to launch a satellite next year. 

Professor Chandana Jayaratne, Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit at Colombo University’s Physics Department and Chairman of the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, emphasized the need for further infrastructure development to educate schoolchildren on satellite technology.

He made these remarks during a program focused on teaching students about satellite technology.

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Suspect in burglary of Sachithra Senanayake’s house arrested

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Police have apprehended a suspect involved in the burglary of former Sri Lankan cricketer Sachithra Senanayake’s house in the Kalalgoda area of Thalangama. 

The burglary occurred on the night of June 22, 2024.

The suspect, a 34-year-old resident of Thalangama, was identified through CCTV footage. 

Police recovered the stolen items, including a laptop, two tablet PCs, five expensive watches, four valuable bracelets, two rings, and Rs 10,000 in cash, from the suspect’s house. 

The motorcycle used in the theft has also been seized.

The suspect, who has a history of criminal activity and was recently released on bail after serving time for multiple burglaries in Kottawa, Thalangama, and Maharagama, will be produced before Homagama Court. 

Kottawa Police are conducting further investigations.

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