December 08, 2019
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    Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday said that today’s JO protest is a Bili Poojawa (Sacrifice) in the name of MP Namal Rajapaksa to cover up their past wrongdoings. “This protest is aimed at influencing the judiciary and not forming a government,” he said.

    Addressing the media at the Finance Ministry yesterday, Minister Samaraweera said that “Namal is attempting to sacrifice the lives of his father’s supporters in order to escape from the alleged fraud and corruption charges. If you are expecting that the government will fulfill your wish, Namal Baby you will be disappointed,” the Minister said.

    President presents Air tickets for the students participating in the 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco President Maithripala Sirisena presented air tickets to the six students of the Medical Education Unit of Rajarata University who are participating in the 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco at the President’s office yesterday (4th).

    Political opponents have got the space to organise protests in Colombo because of freedom and democracy prevailing in the country, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.The Premier responding to a question by Joint Opposition (JO) Parliamentary Group Leader Dinesh Gunawardena said in Parliament yesterday that the JO is free to hold its ‘Janabalaya Kolambata’ protest in a manner that did not disturb the day to day work of the people.

    “Tomorrow (5) is not a public holiday.A large number of students and employees are coming to Colombo. Public transport should not be disrupted. That is the only concern that we have raised,” he noted.

    The Prime Minister also noted that the MPs must not be obstructed from attending Parliament, adding that it is a right of the MPs provided in the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Act. “Police can act if this law is violated.They need not wait for our instructions,” he added.

    President Maithripala Sirisena, who visited the ancient Kirivehra on his birthday (Sep 3) and obtained blessings.Chief incumbent of Kirivehra Ven. Thalagala Gnanendra Thero and the mahasangha engaged in religious rituals and invoked blessings to the President.

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