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Motion filed against Prez's request to expedite SC ruling

A motion has been filed in the Supreme Court today by a lawyer against the request made by President Maithripala Sirisena asking the Chief Justice to expedite the court ruling on the dissolution of parliament.

In his motion, the lawyer said such requests undermined the hearing of the case. Therefore, he requested the Supreme Court to issue a ruling after considering the motion.

Australian cricket star Usman Khawaja's brother arrested over 'terror hit list'

The brother of Australian international cricketer Usman Khawaja has been arrested as part of an investigation into a terror plot.

Meanwhile, New South Wales Police are preparing to charge Arsalan Khawaja over what they allege was a 'planned and calculated' attempt to frame a Sri Lankan student as a terrorist.

The 39-year-old will be charged with perverting the course of justice under Commonwealth legislation, as well as forgery under NSW law, after he was arrested in Parramatta this morning.

Special train service during school vacation will commence from December 7th

Two special train services will commence from December 7th in lieu of the school holidays.

An official from the Sri Lanka Railways said the train services will be operated from December 7 to January 6, next year.

The special train will leave Colombo to Badulla on December  at  7.30am. It is scheduled to reach Badulla at 5.00 p.m.

Another special train will leave from Badulla to Colombo Fort  at 9.30am. It will reach the Colombo Fort at 7.20pm.

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The ceremony for Presenting degree certificates for the students of tri forces who have completed the diploma No.12 of Defense Services Command and Staff College in Sapugaskanda was held under the patronage of the Commander in chief, President Maithripala Sirisena at the college auditorium yesterday (11th).

Developing the professional skills of the selected officers of Tri forces and training them for positions in command in their respective organizations is accomplished by this…

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka held its 11 th International Research Conference on 07 December 2018 at the John Exter International Conference Hall. This conference is held annually, with the objective of promoting theoretical and empirical research in fields related to contemporary macroeconomic policy, providing an opportunity for researchers from diverse backgrounds to share their findings and experiences. This year’s conference was held under the theme of “Inflation Targeting and Central…