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Govt. bans public rallies & musical performances at Galle Face Green

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The Cabinet has approved a proposal to only allow the public to roam freely and hold religious activities at Galle Face Green with effect from April 20.

Accordingly, musical performances, political meetings or other activities that could harm the ground will be prohibited at the Galle Face Green.

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has accepted the task of conducting a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme and has already spent Rs. 220 million to carry out development programmes at the Galle Face Green.

However, Rs. 6.6 million had been spent on the repairs carried out to the Galle Face Green due to damages caused during the ‘Aragalaya’ period.

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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