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MPs who holds dual citizenship asked to resign

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The Elections Commission said that an announcement regarding the issue of MPs with dual citizenship cannot be made unless through a court determination.

With the passage of the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, people with dual citizenship are no longer eligible to hold the position of Member of Parliament.

However, the Election Commission said that it is not in a position to immediately announce whether someone is an MP with dual citizenship.

In such a scenario, the commission said such individuals should immediately resign.

Commenting on this matter, MP Prof. Charitha Herath said that if there are MPs with dual citizenship, they should immediately step down before the laws are executed.

Source: Ada Derana

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One more COVID-19 death

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One more COVID-19 death was confirmed yesterday (04) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll is at 16,805.

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Auto Diesel price slashed

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The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has announced that the price of a litre of Auto Diesel will be reduced by Rs. 10/- from midnight today (05)

Accordingly, the new price of a Liter of Auto Diesel will be Rs. 420/-.

However, CPC states that prices of other types of fuel will remain unchanged. 

Meanwhile Lanka IOC says that they too will reduce the price of Auto Diesel by Rs. 10 from midnight today.

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Bandula asks SLTB chairman to resign

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Minister of Transport and Highways Bandula Gunawardena has called for the immediate resignation of the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), Kingsley Ranawaka.

In a letter addressed to the SLTB chairman, the minister states that the ‘Park and Ride – City Bus Service’, which was initiated under a policy decision of the government, has been suddenly suspended without informing him, based on a decision reached by the Director Board of the Sri Lanka Transport Board.

Therefore, the Minister, under the powers vested in him by Sri Lanka Transport Board Act, No. 27 of 2005, has instructed Mr. Ranawaka to resign from the posts of SLTB chairman and Director Board member with immediate effect.

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