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Items filtered by date: Friday, 06 April 2018

Jury Awards $37 Million in Talc Cancer Risk Case

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Johnson & Johnson and Imerys SA must pay at least $37 million in a lawsuit claiming a man developed cancer because of his exposure to asbestos in talc-based products including Johnson's Baby Powder, a New Jersey state court jury said Thursday.

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PM to focus on development agenda

A jubilant Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing UNP Parliamentarians and partymen at Sirikotha said that it was an opportune time to refocus on the country’s development agenda whilst restructuring the UNP so that it would be a formidable party ahead of the next elections.

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Sirisena has no control over SLFP/UPFA

The No-Confidence Motion, moved against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has confirmed that President Maithripala Sirisena, who is the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Leader of the United People’s Freedom Alliance, had failed to bring the parties or his group of Parliamentarians to one mindset, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday (5).

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No faith motion triggered crisis in Govt.: Dinesh

Joint Opposition leader MP Dinesh Gunawardane said yesterday the no-confidence motion had triggered huge crisis in the government where it would lose two-thirds majority in Parliament, which would create issues for the government when enacting certain Acts and Bills.

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SLFP pro-NCM Ministers willing to quit Portfolios

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarians, holding ministerial positions in the Government, who voted in favour of the No-Confidence Motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday (4), have told President Maithripala Sirisena, they are willing to give up their portfolios.

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