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Indian High Commissioner meets Speaker

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The Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Mr. Gopal Bagle met the Speaker – Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena yesterday (03) in Parliament.

The Indian High Commissioner briefed the Speaker on the matters that were brought to the attention of the President Ranil Wickremesinghe during his last visit to India. The High Commissioner also pointed out that the main purpose of this visit was to enhance the long-term economic cooperation between Sri Lanka and India.

Also, the High Commissioner has informed the Speaker that during this visit discussions were held to improve the cooperation between the two countries in the fields of energy, education, digital technology etc.

The speaker expressed his gratitude for the India’s support given to Sri Lanka and expressed happiness over the increase in the number of tourists coming to Sri Lanka from India.

The Indian High Commissioner, who asked for a meeting with the Sri Lanka – India Parliamentary Friendship Association, said that he expected to inform its members. The High Commissioner also said that exchange programs between the two countries are expected to be implemented.

Acting Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Hansa Abeyrathne, was also present in this meeting.

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Cabinet decision to suspend ‘Parate Executions’

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All Parate Executions have been suspended until Dec. 15, as per a Cabinet decision made today (26 Feb.).

The relevant proposal was furnished by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, following a request made by Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, and Minister of Industries Ramesh Pathirana.

Accordingly, the relevant amendments are due to be presented before the Parliament soon.

State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya had informed Parliament last week that steps will be taken to suspend the powers of the ‘Parate execution’ law for a certain period for the purpose of protecting the small and medium-scale entrepreneurs (SMEs).

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Deshabandu Tennakoon appointed as IGP

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Deshabandu Tennakoon has been appointed as 36th Inspector General of Police in Sri Lanka.

President’s Secretary, Saman Ekanayake had handed over his appointment letter earlier today afternoon (Feb. 26).

Since Nov. 29, 2023, Tennakoon served as the Acting IGP. Deshabandu Tennakoon joined the police service in 1998 as an Assistant Superintendent of Police.

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Palestinian PM resigns

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Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has announced the resignation of his government, which rules parts of the occupied West Bank, due to the escalating violence in the occupied territory and the war on Gaza.

“The decision to resign came in light of the unprecedented escalation in the West Bank and Jerusalem and the war, genocide and starvation in the Gaza Strip,” said Shtayyeh, who submitted his resignation to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday.

“I see that the next stage and its challenges require new governmental and political arrangements that take into account the new reality in Gaza and the need for a Palestinian-Palestinian consensus based on Palestinian unity and the extension of unity of authority over the land of Palestine,” he said.

Shtayyeh’s comments come as US pressure grows on Abbas to shake up the PA and begin work on a political structure that can govern a Palestinian state following the war.

However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has on numerous occasions rejected calls for the PA under Abbas to take control of a Palestinian state and govern Gaza.

Last week, Israeli lawmakers backed Netanyahu’s rejection of any “unilateral” recognition of a Palestinian state.

“The Knesset came together in an overwhelming majority against the attempt to impose on us the establishment of a Palestinian state, which would not only fail to bring peace but would endanger the state of Israel,” said Netanyahu.

(Aljazeera)

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