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Madhura goes to RW with Basil’s conditions!

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe has been urged by over a 100 MPs to table in parliament a PCOI report handed to him.

Former Navy Commander, Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda, former Air Force Commander AF Marshal – Roshan Goonetileke and Former Army Commander Daya Ratnayake are the members of the PCoI to ascertain lapses, if any, by the armed forces and State Intelligence Services during the incidents of violence in Mirihana on March 31st and island-wide violence since May 9th. The PCoI was appointed by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

According to reports, a formal request in this regard, containing 115 signatures was handed over to the President by SLPP MP – Madura Withanage last Wednesday (21).

The MPs have urged everyone involved in violent acts to be punished regardless of their status.

The signatories include not only government MPs but also several independent MPs such as Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Udaya Gammanpila, Jayaratne Herath and Wasantha Yapa.

Although MP Withanage had handed over the relevant letter to the President, political sources say that this is only one of the two conditions posed by SLPP founder – Basil Rajapaksa.

Before ensuring that Mr. Wickramasinghe is appointed as President, Basil Rajajapaksa had posed two conditions which are : Assuring the right for all to engage in politics and a policy to uplift the economy without selling off assets.

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Dasun Shanaka denies political involvement

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Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka insisted that he has no links to any political party in the country.

In a Twitter message, Shanaka said that he has noticed his image being circulated in a political party propaganda.

“I’ve noticed my image circulating in a political party propaganda. I have no inclination with any party or ever have participated as an ambassador. My one true love and passion is playing cricket for my country,” he tweeted.

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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (29) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,828.

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Racecourse murder : Boyfriend further remanded

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The university student who was held in remand custody for allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a sharp weapon at Race Course grounds in Colombo has been remanded further.

Taking up the case today (30) Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis ordered him to be further remanded till February 13.

The magisterial inquest into the death was held today before Colombo Chief Magistrate and

A testimony of the deceased’s father was recorded before Chief Magistrate and further magisterial inquiry was fixed for February 13.

The suspect was not produced before Court by prison authorities since he is currently receiving treatment at the Mental Health Unit of prison hospital.

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