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Ministry officials forced to sign docs by HRCSL – Kanchana

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Minister of Energy – Kanchana Wijesekara has Tweeted that officials who took part in discussion with the Human Rights Commission of SriLanka (HRCSL) have been pressurised to sign documents by two members of the HRCSL, threatening them with jail sentences.

“The officials have already consulted legal opinions on the steps to be taken against the HRC members & has submitted in writing on the events that had taken place. I have informed HE The President, yesterday morning & will inform the Constitutional council in writing,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has written to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) informing it to ensure an uninterrupted power supply during the 2022 Advanced Level Examination.

In his letter, the PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake referred to a request of the approval made by the General Manager of the CEB from the PUCSL for power interruptions today (27) and to a letter dated yesterday (26).

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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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