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MPs urged not to make baseless accusations against govt. officials

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Speaker of Parliament – Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana announced to the House today (05) that it has been brought to the attention of MPs that there has been a growing tendency to criticize government officials holding high posts without any basis and on unverifiable grounds at various occasions in this Supreme Assembly by some Members of Parliament for their personal interests by referring official decisions and works of such officials.

Thus, in many cases, such baseless statements damage the reputation and professional dignity of the said public officials, and I observe that the said officials do not get an opportunity to respond regarding such statements. Hence, they are subject to severe injustice and discouragement, the Speaker said.

Furthermore, the Speaker specifically mentioned that those officials have made complaints in writing to me expressing their deep concern regarding such statements.

If there are criticisms regarding government officials, I would like to emphasize that they can be summoned before the Parliament to inquire about such matters and necessary action can be taken, and therefore all Members of Parliament are informed hereby that they should refrain from making baseless accusations on such officials in this House. Further, I would like to inform that such defamatory or abusive statements will also be expunged from the Hansard Report as per the provisions of the Standing Order 91(g), the Speaker added.

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Five killed, 21 injured in accident at ‘Fox Hill SuperCross’ event

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Tragedy struck at the “Fox Hill Super Cross 2024” racing event in Diyatalawa, resulting in the death of five individuals and leaving 21 others injured, according to Police Media Spokesperson DIG Nihal Thalduwa.

The incident occurred when a race car veered off the track and collided with a group of spectators, DIG Thalduwa explained.

The 28th edition of the ‘Fox Hill SuperCross,’ organized by the Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa with the support of Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS), commenced in Diyatalawa on Sunday (21).

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Southern province governor Willy Gamage resigns

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The Governor of the Southern Province Willy Gamage has handed over his letter of resignation effective from 02 May, 2024, to the President’s Secretary.

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5 years marked since the Easter Sunday bombings

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Today (April 21) marks 05 years since the brutal Easter Sunday bombings in 2019.

All churches across Sri Lanka will observe 02 minutes of silence at 8:45 am today (21) to remember those lost in the attacks.

Several memorial events centering the St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade and the St. Sebastian’s church in Katuwapitiya will be held.

Police spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa says that security has been beefed up to areas where memorial services are being held.

In 2019, a spate of bombings that took place across the country claimed 273 lives while injuring hundreds.

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