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LPL played without Sports Ministry approval

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Sri Lanka Premier League (LPL) tournament has been played without the approval of the Sports Ministry, Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe said.

He told Parliament that neither the Sports Ministry nor he as the Sports Minister has seen the agreement.

“I have sent a letter to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) requesting for the agreement,” he said.

He said this while responding to a question by SJB MP Nalin Bandara Jayamaha during the Committee stage debate of the Sports Ministry.

The Minister said only through the media he got to know that the agreement has been reached to play T10 tournament as well.

“Definitely, there is a problem here,” he said.

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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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