Distribution of polling cards from todayPrinting of 14 million official polling cards completed.
Government Printer Gamini Fonseka says that printing of about 14 million polling cards relevant to the upcoming general election has been completed.
The Government Printer said that about 2 million more polling cards were scheduled to be printed.
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The TNA manifesto has proposed to demand for maximum power under a federal system including the powers in the sectors of judiciary, land and administration.
National Organization Collective Convener Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekera clarified this issue during a media conference...Court wants JMO’s full report on Wasim ThajudeenThe Colombo Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday (28) ordered to produce a detailed report with respect to the post-mortem examination carried out on former national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.
The order was issued after the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed the Magistrate that the Colombo former Chief Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) has not submitted the final autopsy report yet.
The mysterious death of former Wasim Thajudeen was not an accidental one, the CID apprised the Magistrate earlier.
An inquest into the death of Thajudeen was launched following the emergence of new information in connection with the case, recently.
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All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) says that it will remove the Halal logo from local products and will issue the Halal certificates free of charge only for exporters.
Addressing a press conference in Colombo with the participation of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and a group of Buddhist monks led by Ven. Bellanwila Wimalasara Thero, the ACJU said that although the Halal logo will not be displayed on Packs after end of the exhausting of stocks, companies can continue to obtain them voluntarily as the ACJU will continue to issue Halal certificate free of charge.
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce also confirmed that all Sri Lankan producers will no longer carry the Halal logo on their products unless requested by the foreign consumers.
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