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SF faces imminent expulsion from SJB chairmanship

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) is set to remove MP Sarath Fonseka from the position of party chairman in the wake of his recent remarks that have stirred political implications, according to a reliable source.

The decision to expel Fonseka is expected to be executed shortly, highlighting internal tensions within the party.

A source close to party leader Sajith Premadasa revealed that the expulsion process will be initiated soon. 

While the removal may lead to legal proceedings, the party leader holds the authority to expel Fonseka from the chairmanship.

Despite previous warnings, MP Sarath Fonseka has been publicly critical of the SJB and its leadership. 

His recent engagement in talks with President Ranil Wickremesinghe has fueled speculation about a potential shift to the government’s side.

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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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