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Opp. parties ink MoU to defeat govt.’s attempt to postpone LG polls

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Opposition political parties today (20) reached a memorandum of understanding to work together to defeat “the government’s attempt to postpone the local government elections”.

This is according to a resolution that was unanimously adopted by all the opposition parties recently.

The MoU has been signed with the aim of taking all possible measures within the constitutional framework to defeat the government’s alleged efforts to postpone the holding of the local government elections.

It was organized by the  Freedom People’s Congress, a breakaway faction of the SLPP, and the representatives of all the opposition parties except the National People’s Power participated in this discussion which was held in a parliamentary committee room.

In addition to those parties, the Frontline Socialist Party has also signed this MoU.

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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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