UNP sources stated that discussions are still continuing on the proposal to appoint Karu Jayasuriya as the party leader and Sajith Premadasa as the leader of the UNF.

Although former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who promised to announce his stance about the party leadership after two days, his stance is not disclosed as yet.
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Sri Lanka has been ranked number 1 in a survey conducted by the world’s breastfeeding trends initiative.

Accordingly, the ministry of health and indigenous medicine noted that Sri Lanka has been awarded the green status.
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CCD has informed Baddegama magistrate, Dhammika Hemapala who was suspended for engaging in conversation with MP Ranjan Ramanayake to appear before the Colombo crimes division for a statement.

A senior spokesperson however noted that he had not responded to this request yet.

A recording of the magistrate and MP Ranjan Ramanayake engaging in conversation was circulated on social media recently.
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Ajith Nivard Cabraal has been appointed as a member nominated by the subject minister for the “Api Wenuwen Api” Fund operated under the Defense Ministry.

Ajith Nivard Cabraal currently serves as Senior Adviser of Economic Affairs to the Prime Minister and also served as the Governor of the Central Bank from 2006 to 2014. He has also served as the Secretary to the Ministry of Planning and Implementation.
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Sri Lanka Freedom Party Central Committee has decided to support President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the forthcoming General Elections.

Accordingly, the SLFP will work together towards obtaining a two-thirds majority in the parliament.

An SLFP Central Committee meeting was held, headed by Chairman, former President Maithripala Sirisena, at 7 pm yesterday.
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The Supreme Court yesterday rejected the petition filed by Chitrangani Wijeweera, the wife of the former JVP leader Rohana Wijeweera requesting an order to demand the government to produce the missing Rohana Wijeweera to court.

The Supreme Court rejected the petition filed by her, challenging the order given from the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal last year ordered the dismissal of the petition since the petitioner failed to present reasonable grounds to proceed. The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that there was no error in the order given by the Court of Appeal.
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A discussion over the Government's decision to increase the minimum daily wage for estate workers up to one thousand rupees is being held in Colombo today.

A member of the organization told our news team that in-depth views will be exchanged in this regard as to how to implement the government decision.

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The national ceremony of enrolling children to Grade 1 this year will take place today.

The Education Ministry announced that the national ceremony would be held under the patronage of Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma at 8.30 a.m. at the Matale Nugagolla Dharmapala Primary College.
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A special UNP parliamentarians meeting for taking a final decision regarding the party leadership will take place today.

This meeting will begin at Sirikotha party headquarters at 5 pm with party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at the chair.

However MP Nalin Bandara said that a change would take place in the party leadership at the discussion held today.
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It has been reported that the government analysts report on the hard drives, CD’s and the unlicensed firearm and ammunition discovered at the residence of MP Ranjan Ramanayake is to be submitted to courts immediately.

A senior official noted that the investigations into the matter are currently ongoing.

The hard drives, CD’s, firearm and live ammunition was handed over by the CCD to the government analysts department on the 9th of this month.
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The SLPP refuted certain media reports today that its alliance has decided not to give nominations to monks in the forthcoming General Election.

When our news team referred to a report published by a national newspaper in this matter, State Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated that no such decision has been taken by the alliance led by the SLPP.

However, Minister Rambukwella said that giving nominations to monks in the forthcoming General Election had been discussed when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid a courtesy call on the Chief Prelate.
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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives in Colombo on Monday morning on a brief official visit while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives on Tuesday morning, according to the announcements by the Chinese and Russian missions in Colombo.

They are both here on tight schedules for separate top level meetings with the Government to discuss the entire range of bilateral relations.

Meanwhile USA’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells is also scheduled to arrive here on Monday for top level interactions with the Government on all aspects of Sri Lanka-US relations.
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Three Sri Lankan female students died of smoke inhalation in Baku - Azerbaijan.

All three victims are female students at Western Caspian University in Baku.

Reportedly, the victims are aged between 21 to 25 and have been living in the same apartment for two months.

They died from smoke inhalation as a result of a fire caused by an electric short circuit.
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Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake who was arrested yesterday by the Western Province – South Region’s Crimes Division is questioned further.

He was arrested yesterday over charges of possessing an unlicensed firearm and DVD’s containing pornographic material.

The Parliamentarian will be produced before the Nugegoda Magistrate today.
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The Elections Commission said that the 2019 voters registry will be certified by the 24th of this month.

Accordingly, the forthcoming general election will be held as per the 2019 voters registry.

A Senior Spokesperson at the Elections Commission said that in case the President dissolves Parliament on the 1st of March, the general election can be held between 23rd April and 6th May.
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