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Naval and fishing communities warned

Due  to the active cloudiness in the Western and North-western sea areas, temporarily strong gusty winds (up to 70-80 kmph) and very rough seas can be expected in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Kankasanturai via Puttalam and Mannar. In addition other sea areas may also …

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Toddy tapping brought under license by Ministry of Finance

Toddy tapping from Coconut and Palmyrah trees has been brought under license with amendment proposed to Section 15 of the Excise Ordinance (Chapter 52) by the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media. Cabinet approval has been granted for this amendment. Though the license is required for toddy tapping under the …

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Cabinet nod to increase Pradeshiya Sabhas in N’Eliya

The Cabinet of Ministers have approved the proposal to establish four new Pradeshiya Sabhas in the Nuwara Eliya District, Minister Mano Ganeshan said. The proposal was submitted to the Cabinet by Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Musthapha. Pradeshiya Sabhas will be created for Norwood, Maskeliya, Agrapathana and …

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Pepper plant distribution on World Thrift Day

The Primary Industries Ministry and the National Savings Bank are holding a pepper plant distribution at NSB branches island wide today to coincide with World Thrift Day. Minister Daya Gamage was the chief guest at its commencement at the NSB head office at Kollupitiya, also attended by the bank’s chairman …

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EU delegation to visit Sri Lanka this week

A four-member delegation from the European Parliament, led by MEP Jean Lambert, will visit Sri Lanka this week, the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives in Colombo announced. The delegation will meet government and civil society representatives to discuss Sri Lanka’s progress on national reconciliation …

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Two STF officers died

Two STF Sub-Inspectors dead and a woman injured after train hits car at railway crossing in Andagal, Ambalangoda, police sources said. This was happed

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Heavy rain expected

Rain 150 mm within 24 hrs can be expected at some places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western provinces and Galle, Matara, Ampara districts, Disaster Management Center sources said.

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