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Kurunegala Mayor removed

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An extraordinary gazette had been issued removing Kurunegala Mayor Thushara Sanjeewa Witharana from the post.

The gazette was issued by the Governor of the North Western Province Wasantha Karannagoda.

According to the announcement, the mayor of Kurunegala has been removed from office due to non-passing of the budget document submitted for the year 2023 and non-compliance with the 2020 Municipal Council budget formulation and enforcement orders.

The gazette notice issued by the governor stated that the removal of the mayor from the post has come into effect from December 31, 2022.

Also, considering that the position of mayor is vacant, the responsibility of covering its duties has been assigned to the deputy mayor.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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