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The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation has been unable to bring a live broadcast of the cricket match series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi that began with the first Test yesterday. Lovers of the game have telephoned and inquired from the SLBC as to why no live broadcast is taking place …

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Export Agriculture Dept. distributes mango plants

The Export Agriculture Department plans to distribute 500,000 Tom EJC mango plants this year. Recipients will be selected through divisional secretariats in Ampara, Moneragala, Hambantota, Kurunegala, Polonnaruwa, Vavuniya, Puttalam and Anuradhapura districts. Meanwhile, a training of the trainers to provide advice on mango planting is taking place at the Ellawala …

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Death of Anoma’s mother

Anula Abeydeera Gunaratne, the mother of deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage, has passed away. She was 91. Mrs. Gunaratne at the Food Department, and retired as a school principal. The funeral took place at Borella Cemetery yesterday, There, president Maithripala Sirisena paid last respects to her remains.

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New Acts will not cause injustice to any one – Faiszer

The recently passed Parliamentary Elections Amendment  Act and Provincial Councils Amendment Act  will not be disadvantageous to any community and it will encourage clean, intelligent and upright persons,  who are answerable to the electorate to enter politics,  says Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faiszer Musthapha.   He said so at a recent …

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CCD instructed to probe Mt.Lavinia Rohingya refugee incident

It has been reported that the Acting IGP has instructed the Colombo Crimes Division to probe the incident that ensued on September 26, when a group of radical monks and activists violently threatened 31 Rohingya refugees who were residing in a safe house in Mount Lavinia. A group of activists …

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Sri Lanka to receive new international support on tobacco control

Sri Lanka has been selected to receive dedicated international support through the United Nations to take action to reduce tobacco use. Tobacco use is extremely harmful for health and is one of the world’s leading causes of premature death.  Tobacco use is a cause of many life-threatening diseases including cancer, …

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