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Speaker announces Mayantha’s resignation

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Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today informed Parliament that he has received the resignation letter of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Mayantha Dissanayake from the post of Chairman of the Committee on Public Finance (COPF).

A meeting of Parliament’s Committee of Selection will be held on April 04 to appoint a new Chairman for COPF, the Speaker added.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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