January 27, 2020
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    President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said law enforcement officers should carry out their duties without any fear or favour, but their actions should strictly be in compliance with the law. He said that any arrests should be carried out only when absolutely necessary and in strict compliance of the law.

    No decision made on recalling Dr. Shafi

    ramanayake January 13, 2020

    No final decision has made regarding recalling to who service of Dr. Shafi who has been placed under compulsory leave says the Public Service Commission. Issuing a statement regarding recent media reports the secretary of P.S.C, M.A.B Daya Senarath stated that president or any other officer made no inquire on this regard.
    The P.S.C statement as follows;



    Metro Manila (, January 12) — Evacuations are underway in three towns in Batangas following the raising of Alert Level 3 over Taal Volcano after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded increased volcanic activity and a stronger explosion past 2 p.m. resulting in a one-kilometer ash column.

    The fraudster who used the name of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to threaten a school principal has been remanded.A person who feigned to be an adviser to the President and threatened the principal of a leading school in Moratuwa was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division on December 27.

    The conman that threatened the Principal of a popular school in Moratuwa, claiming to be an advisor to the President, has been arrested by the Colombo Division of Crime last after noon.

    President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) that immediate steps be taken to enforce the declared Maximum Retail Prices (MRPs) and ensure uninterrupted market supply of essential goods during this festive season which times consumers are vulnerable to market manipulation. Recently, the Authority has gazetted a MRP on rice at Rs. 98/kg. This decision was arrived at by the Cabinet of Ministers having consulted the major suppliers and verified stock positions in the country.

    Major millers agreed that they will mark this price at their rice packets and ensure their retail distribution network will sell such rice at this price. However, there are complaints that this is not complied with in several places. Therefore, the CAA is instructed to check the market supply situation to deploy a team to check the stock and daily releases at rice milling supply stations. The CAA should also initiate immediate actions to check the rice suppliers at Pettah and other major markets.

    It has been receiving the Information on various fraudsters who deceive and influence people unlawfully by impersonating as Coordinating Officers or close associates of the president.The police officers of the relevant police stations have been instructed by the Police Head Quarters to deal with them stringently under the law.The assistance of the general public is sought to trace such imposters and it is hereby
    requested to inform the following Senior Deputy Inspector Generals of Police(Senior DIGs) through the given telephone numbers, in case of any knowledge of such fraud/influence beingdone or has already committed by any person.
    Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police - Western ProvinceDeshabandu Thennakoon - 071 8591017
    Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police - Northern ProvinceRavi Wijegunawardena - 071 8591009
    Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police - Central ProvinceSM Wickramasinghe - 071 8591001
    Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police - Southern/Sabaragamuwa ProvinceRoshan Fernando - 071 8591028
    Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police - North Central/ North Western Province
    Nandana Munasinghe - 071 8591008
    Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police - Uva ProvinceWFU Fernando - 071 8591011
    Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police - Eastern ProvinceLalith Pathinayake - 071 8591985
    Further, if the same occurred in Colombo metropolitan area, it can be informed to the following number.
    Director - Criminal Investigation Unit, Colombo
    Superintendent of Police - WLJ Rasal De Soyza Tel. - 0718591736
    In any such incident in anywhere in the island it can be informed to the followingnumbers too.
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    II. DIG Officer CommandingInformation RoomDuty Officer 011 2854885b n

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    How to vote

    ramanayake November 11, 2019

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    Voters can vote for a single candidate and, if they wish, they can cast their second and third preferences to two more candidates, National Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said, explaining the voting procedure for the November 16 presidential poll.“We advice people to cast their vote by marking number 1 in the box in front of the candidate of their choice and then mark 2 and 3 in the boxes of two other candidates, if they prefer multiple candidates,” he said.

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