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Special traffic arrangements for Bohra Convention in Colombo

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A special traffic arrangement has been implemented in conjunction with the Bohra convention scheduled to be held from July 7 to 16 at the Bambalapitiya Bohra Mosque and the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre.

According to the police, traffic restrictions will be imposed on the following roads during the periods of 8:00 am to 11:00 am, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm from July 7 to 16:

– Entrance to Bambalapitiya via Palmyra Avenue on Marine Drive

– Entrance to Colpetty via Haig Road on Marine Drive

– Entrance to Marine Drive via 37th Lane

– Entrance to Marine Drive via St. Alban’s Place

– Entrance to Marine Drive via Glen Aber Place

– Entrance to Marine Drive via St. Kilda’s Lane, Bambalapitiya

– Entrance to Marine Drive via 8th Lane

– Entrance to Ransivi Lane via Ransivi Lane junction on Galle Road

– Entrance to St. Alban’s Place via St. Alban’s Place junction on Galle Road

– Entrance to Bambalapitiya Railway Station Road via Bambalapitiya Railway Station junction on Galle Road

– Entrance to Arthur’s Place via Arthur’s Place junction on Galle Road

– Entrance to Glen Aber Place via Glen Aber Place junction on Galle Road

– Entrance to St. Kilda’s Lane via St. Kilda’s Lane junction on Galle Road

– Entrance to 8th Lane via 8th Lane junction on Galle Road

Accordingly, motorists are advised to use alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion during these times.

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360 out of 400 corruption case files presented by AKD, empty – Ranil

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President Ranil Wickramasinghe has reportedly said that the portrayal of around 400 corruption case files portrayed by National People’s Power leader – Anura Kumara Dissanayake, is merely a ruse.

A news report on the ‘Monara’ newspaper has further said :

Speaking at a recent meeting with a group of lawyers, the President had said that although AKD had portrayed 400 cases, 360 of them were empty.

Noting that cases have been filed with regard to only 40 case files, the President had pointed out that it would have been more apt to portray those 40 casefiles.The President had further commented that he is ready to implement the Anti-Corruption Act and that he is proposing a mechanism to do so.

(Source – Monara)

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UNESCO DG arrives in Colombo

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A delegation led by Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, arrived in Sri Lanka today (July 16).

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NEC authorized to announce Prez polls after midnight today

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The Election Commission will receive the authority to announce the date of the presidential election after midnight tonight.

According to the Chairman of the election commission R.M.A.L. Ratnayake, the date will be revealed before the end of this month.

A special news conference will also be held this morning under his chairmanship.

Meanwhile, officials from the Ministry of Finance have been summoned to the Election Commission tomorrow.

Chairman of the election commission said that matters such as obtaining funds for the presidential election and other related matters will be discussed with these officials.

He further announced that future activities related to the presidential election are already taking place.

The Ministry of Finance previously announced that Rs. 10 billion had been allocated for the presidential election.

A senior spokesperson of the finance ministry confirmed that funds could be released whenever necessary for election expenses.

(News1st)

(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by News1st has not been edited by SLM staff)

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