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President seeks SC opinion on his term of office; Five-Judge Bench to determine

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Chief Justice Priyasath Dep has nominated a five-judge bench to determine whether the President's term is five or six years. CJ made the appointment sequel to President Maithripala Sirisena seeking opinion of the Apex Court if he could be the president for six years.

The request made by the President read: "whether in terms of provisions of the Constitution, I as the person elected and succeeding to the office of President and having assumed such office in terms of Article 32 (1) of the Constitution on January 9, 2015, have any impediment to continue in the office of President for a period of 6 years from January 9, 2015".

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Trincomalee UC Budget passed

- By S.Kathiravan The Budget of the Trincomalee Urban Council for the year 2019 was passed at the meeting of the Council held on Thursday, December...
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Prince Casinader no more

A reputed educationist in the east and former Batticaloa Parliamentarian Prince Casinader passed away on Thursday after a brief illness. He was 93 at the...
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Subramaniya Bharathiyar’s 136th Janana Thinam celebrated in Jaffna

A simple ceremony was held at Arasady Junction in Jaffna town recently to mark the 136 th Janana Thinam of Subramaniya Bharathiyar. It was held...
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12 acres of land released by Security Force Headquarters East...

The Security Force Headquarters-East (SF-E) has formally released some 12 acres of lands. The relevant documents were handed during a brief meeting, held with Governor...
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