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Presidential Committee of Inquiry entertains complains

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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing into serious fraud and malpractices and the misuse of state resources, privileges and power has commenced entertaining complaints. The Commission is inquiring into the serious losses and harm caused to state resources and state revenue from the period 10th January 2010 to 10th January 2015.

SLAF fly to assist Nepal earthquake victims

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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The first segment of the emergency rescue and relief contingent of 44 Army personnel and 4 Civil Medical Consultants, aboard a Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) flight, left the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for the earthquake-struck Nepal a short while ago this morning (26) at about 5.30 a.m. to assist ongoing rescue and relief operations in the densely-populated Kathmandu valley, devastated by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake which has reportedly claimed at least 1400 lives.

Update: Nepal earthquake: Nearly 876 dead, many injured

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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - UPDATE: At least 876 people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake in Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble. A national Police Spokesman told the BBC that 876 people had died in the quake, and that more than 1,700 had been injured. At least 524 people were killed in Kathmandu, he added.
Update 1: (Colombo, Lankapuvath) Foreign media reports that  Nepali police has said  449 people were confirmed dead in the power ful earthquake which struck Nepal today. The death toll is expected to rise.
A powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck near the Nepali capital, Katmandu, just before noon today, causing widespread damage and killing hundreds of people, authorities and witnesses had told foreign media.
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - More than 100 people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, wrecking many historic buildings, officials have said.

Utheny still in jail despite Presidential pardon

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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - S. Navamani, the mother of Sinnathambi Utheny who was jailed for scribbling on the Sigiriya Mirror Wall with a sharp object, said she was extremely disappointed as the authorities had still not released her daughter despite a Presidential pardon.

If doing my duty on behalf of Samurdhi beneficiaries is wrong I am ready to face any challenge

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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - “All Divi Neguma funds were spent for the people’s welfare and if doing so is wrong I am ready to face any challenge on the people’s behalf,” Former Economic Development Minister and MP Basil Rajapaksa said this to the media when he was produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate on April 22.  He  pledged to campaign for a people’s regime instead of a regime which has now emerged in the name of good governance but is doing its opposite.

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