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Speaker to present JSC response to Wijedasa’s Parliament statement

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In a letter to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has responded to the recent statement made by Minister of Justice, Prisons Affairs and Constitutional Reforms Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, against the judiciary.

The JSC said it has a conducted an observation into the Minister’s statement.

The documents tabled by the Justice Minister during his parliamentary speech have been forwarded by the Justice Ministry to the JSC.

The JSA observations have been communicated in a letter signed by Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya in his capacity as the President of the JSC and JSC members Justice Vijith Malalgoda and Justice Gamini Amarasekara.

The speaker confirmed this to News 1st today and said he had recieved the observation by the JSC.

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said it would be tabled in Parliament on July 9.

In a statement on June 24, the Judicial Service Association said that it observed a specific effort to discredit impartial judges, is unfolding in parts.

The Judicial Service Association points out that one of the steps in the discrediting effort is to create ideologies that will cause personal discredit to the judges who have taken important decisions for the well-being of the judicial system after they are transferred.

The Judicial Service Association serves as the premier professional organization for District Judges and Magistrates in Sri Lanka.

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Prasanna urges Ranil to declare candidacy promptly

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During a spirited rally in Kadawatha today, Minister Prasanna Ranatunga passionately urged President Ranil Wickremesinghe to promptly announce his candidacy for the presidency within the upcoming week.

“The people of Gampaha eagerly await your decision. Please do not delay any further in declaring your intention to contest,” Minister Ranatunga urged with conviction.

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Harin awards Rs. 1M to Olympic athletes

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Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Harin Fernando has awarded financial sponsorship cheques of Rs. 1 million each to six athletes participating in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. 

Additionally, prize money totaling Rs. 1280 lakh was distributed to athletes and coaches who secured medals and top-eight positions in the last Asian and Paralympic Games in Hangzhou, China.

Young sprinter Tharushi was among the highly rewarded, receiving Rs. 15 million for her Asian Games gold medal along with another Rs. 2.5 million for her relay medal.

Minister Fernando emphasized the significance of encouraging athletes even amidst the country’s financial crisis. 

He expressed his commitment to promoting sports and highlighted the importance of discipline in representing Sri Lanka. He urged athletes to dedicate themselves to achieving victory, meeting the high expectations of the nation.

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Former INSSSL Director General Asanka Abeygunasekara arrested

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The former Director General of the Institute of National Security Studies of Sri Lanka (INSSSL) Asanka Abeygunasekara has been arrested by police.

Abeygunasekara, against whom there was a pending open warrant over a case filed by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning (21), police said.

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