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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...
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September 9, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Despite efforts taken by Sri Lanka, the country still faces emerging challenges such as violent extremism, migration, refugees, inequality and climate change, Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said. He expressed these views at the High Level Forum on the Follow up t...
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August 29, 2017 6:14 am gmt |
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Minister Mahinda Amaraweera stated, that Former Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe could rejoin and work with Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). He stated this during a meeting held yesterday (Monday) at Hambantota. The Former Minister who was removed from the United National Party (UNP) could join ...
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July 16, 2017 6:31 am gmt |
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Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe alleged that several UN Special Rapporteurs who visited Sri Lanka including Rapporteur Ben Emmerson lacked calibre and diplomacy and that he would inform the President and the Premier about these Rapporteurs. The Minister complained that Mr. Emmerson didn’t have...
In Colombo
June 30, 2017 5:55 am gmt |
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Introducing amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), does not mean that the Act will be repealed or replaced by a new Act and there will be nor room left for the country’s security to be jeopardized, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said. He told a media conference that this was not...
In Colombo
June 21, 2017 6:17 am gmt |
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While rejecting the allegations made by UN Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges, Monica Pinto in her report to United Nations Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka’s judicial system, the government today said the report was a violation of the country’s sovereignty. “We are surprised b...
In Colombo
January 18, 2016 12:15 pm gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that the government would leave no room to divide the country. He was making a special statement on the formulation of a new Constitution at Temple Trees on Sunday (Jan 17). The Prime minister reiterated that the drafting of a new Constitution would ...
In Colombo
December 22, 2015 7:09 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said he would fulfill his responsibility to make the lives of the residents of Colombo beautiful, similar to the beauty of the city, by boosting them economically. “Though the Colombo has been built as a beautiful city, solutions haven’t been provided to the problems of...
In Srilanka
November 6, 2015 9:57 am gmt |
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In a response to Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s allegation that Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe had obtained bribes from Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd., the minister said today he would sue Field Marshal Fonseka demanding Rs.500 million in damages for making a derogatory statement ag...
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October 26, 2015 5:21 am gmt |
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PM Ranil chairs a special meeting to discuss with regard to the release of Tamil political prisoners at the Temple Trees today (Monday). The PM had requested the Ministry of Prison and Attorney General to submit the report related to this matter in a meeting last week. Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Raj...
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October 11, 2015 7:55 am gmt |
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The government says Capital Punishment will not be scrapped, the moratorium on the death penalty will continue. Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that the government is not going to abolish Capital Punishment, but continue the moratorium. He added that Sri Lanka has had some commitments and...
In Srilanka
August 24, 2015 6:58 am gmt |
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Three Cabinet Ministers took oath before the President. Mangala Samaraweera took oath as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe as Minister of Justice and D. M. Swaminathan as Minister of Rehabilitation. The swearing-in ceremony of the other Ministers will likely be held tomorrow (25)...
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June 30, 2015 5:53 am gmt |
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Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe today said all Cabinet and State Ministers along with Deputy Ministers would continue to function until a new set of ministers was appointed in a new parliament following the general elections. However, according to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, only C...
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June 10, 2015 10:12 am gmt |
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The names of civilian members nominated for the constitutional council which were submitted for parliamentary approval today, has been postponed. The parliament had given an approval to the people’s representatives and civilian members proposed for the constitutional council. Accordingly, Parliament ...
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June 6, 2015 10:52 am gmt |
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Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday (Friday) the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was a futile exercise because President Maitripala Sirisena would dissolve Parliament within the next few days. Commenting on the motion, the Minister told the new gover...