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October 24, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told the Cabinet yesterday (Tuesday) that the government should launch diplomatic efforts to withdraw its co-sponsorship of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka. He said the government should also make every effort to replace the curren...
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October 22, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera claimed that four Cabinet Ministers, having links with RAW (Research and Analysis Wing), had leaked information related to President Maithripala Sirisena’s remarks purportedly critical of India and China to Indian journalists. Minister Amaraweera said this at a...
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September 13, 2018 3:12 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has summoned a special Cabinet meeting today at 12.00 noon at the Presidential Secretariat, sources said. Accordingly, the Presidential Secretariat had telephoned all ministers and asked them to mark their presence at the meeting. However, the reason for the meeting is ...
In India
September 13, 2018 3:08 am gmt |
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The Centre has announced a ₹15,053 crore scheme to ensure that farmers growing oilseeds, pulses and copra actually get the minimum support prices (MSP) they are promised for their crops every year. The umbrella policy — Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA) — was approved by the C...
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September 12, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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The Cabinet endorsed yesterday (Tuesday) the Counter-Terrorism Bill to be enacted by Parliament repealing the Prevention of Terrorism Act applied during the wartime in dealing with the activities of the LTTE. However, Higher Education Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe proposed amendments to be incorpora...
In Srilanka
April 15, 2018 6:38 am gmt |
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The prorogation of the parliament until May 08, has no impact on the immediate workings of the government State Minister of Finance Eran Wickremeratne said. “This has no impact on the functioning of the government,” Minister Wickremeratne said. He further said that the cabinet will also c...
In Britain
January 8, 2018 9:33 am gmt |
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Theresa May is to reshuffle her cabinet on Monday, with a number of new faces expected to join her top team. No 10 has described reports Education Secretary Justine Greening and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will be among those moved as “all guesswork”. Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, Amber...
In Britain
October 7, 2017 7:12 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday (October 6) that she would provide “calm leadership” for the country, after a former chairman of her Conservative Party said earlier in the day that she should quit, adding that she had the full support of her cabinet. Earlier on Friday fo...
In Colombo
September 6, 2017 5:46 am gmt |
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The special cabinet meeting will be held today (06, Sep). President Maithiripala Sirisena wll lead the meeting. Responding to the reporters, Minister Mano Ganeshan said that the 20th amendment issue will be discussed during the meeting. However the statement of Sarath Fonseka against (Rtrd) General J...
In India
September 3, 2017 9:58 am gmt |
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Nirmala Sitharaman, who was promoted to the cabinet today, is the country’s new Defence Minister. She takes charge of the crucial ministry from Arun Jaitley, who has been saying for some time that he would like to focus his attention entirely on the Finance Ministry. Ms Sitharaman, 58, is India...
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June 10, 2017 7:01 am gmt |
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Theresa May is expected to finalise her team of ministers later as she seeks to form a government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party. Ministers say initial talks have begun with Northern Ireland’s DUP after the Conservatives failed to secure a majority in Thursday’s electio...
In India
May 7, 2017 5:07 am gmt |
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Aam Aadmi Party’s sacked water minister Kapil Mishra has alleged a major conspiracy behind his dismissal, stating that he will reveal big names in an alleged water scam at 11.30 am on Sunday. In a sudden move, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Saturday divested Mishra of his Water and...
In Srilanka
January 18, 2017 7:40 am gmt |
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The Cabinet is reported to have rejected surreptitious attempts by some to decriminalize homosexuality. A new provision has been included, under women’s rights, in the draft on the Human Rights Action Plan seeking not to discriminate anyone on sexual orientation. Some ministers are reported to ...
In Srilanka
January 12, 2016 11:55 am gmt |
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It is not the policy of my government to treat one district more and the other districts less in the country’s development process, said President Maithripala Sirisena. He made these remarks participating in a ceremony to declare open the newly built Bank of Ceylon Welikanda branch, today (Jan 12). T...
In Srilanka
December 11, 2015 6:20 am gmt |
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The Cabinet has approved the proposal to draft legislations to introduce a minimum salary of Rs. 10,000 for private sector workers and it is expected to be implemented from next January, Labour Minister W.D.J.Senevirathne said. He who was speaking yesterday during the committee stage debate on the bu...
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November 20, 2015 9:27 am gmt |
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The Cabinet has approved the proposals in the 2016 Budget, says Co-Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Gayantha Karunathilake. Cabinet convened under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Parliamentary Complex today. The names of the members appointed to the Cabinet Sub-Committee regarding ...
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November 18, 2015 7:54 am gmt |
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The Cabinet of Ministers today approved the proposals made by President Maithripala Sirisena to abolish the Executive Presidency and introduce electoral reforms. A committee headed by the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to be appointed to finalise the process and draft an amendment while the P...
In Srilanka
November 5, 2015 8:34 am gmt |
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Minister of University Education and Highway Lakshman Kiriella stated that the request papers 46 and 90 of the legislation which will make Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) to be equivalent to a degree will be presented to the Cabinet. He stated this participating at the ceremony of prese...
In Srilanka
September 18, 2015 7:24 am gmt |
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The cabinet has approved a proposal to issue a ‘Certificate of Absentee’ for people reported missing and in the event the relatives refuse to accept a death certificate for such a person. By the regulations of Act No. 17 of 1951 covering the registration of Births and Deaths, the Registra...