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Ruwan Wijewardene to be UNP Deputy Leader: Ranil to lead until January

Ruwan Wijewardene to be UNP Deputy Leader: Ranil to lead until January

Ruwan Wijewardene has been appointed as the new Deputy Leader of the United National Party. This was stated at a meeting of the UNP Working Committee held this evening. The UNP Working Committee meeting was held this afternoon under the chairmanship of party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. Today’s special focus was on appointing someone to the …

Ruwan Wijewardene

Why was Ruwan kept in the dark?

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena today said despite being the second in command of national security in the country, he was not notified of the intelligence reports pertaining to the Easter Sunday Bombings. State Minister Wijewardena testified before the Parliament Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks this afternoon. Appearing before the committee, Defence …

M.L.A.M. Hizbullah

Batticaloa Uni: Hizbullah’s son invested Rs. 500mn?

UNP Parliamentarian Hesha Vitharana questioned State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena regarding the controversial “Batticaloa Campus”. Hesha Vitharana noted that the Eastern province governor’s (M. Hizbullah) son holding shares valued at Rs. 500mn in the Sharia University is arguable. He added that the fact that governor M Hizbullah was appointed by the current government has …

Ruwan Wijewardene, Ruwan Gunasekara, Sumith Attapattu

NTJ splinter group linked to blasts: Govt.

The Government yesterday said a new splinter group of the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) had been identified as having links to the Easter Sunday attacks, as the number of arrested grew to 60 and the death toll rose to 359, with the country’s security remaining on high alert. The number of arrested rose to 60 …

Ruwan Wijewardene

Ruwan Wijewardene condemns false statements on national security

State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene has condemned false statements being made on National Security. Issuing a communique the State Minister said such misleading statements on the decisions taken by the three-armed forces on national security, are being made by those who seek to make political gains. He says over the recent past such groups …


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