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Daily Archives: October 10, 2017

Daya helps oyster farmers

Minister Daya Gamage is taking steps to provide nets and other gear for 200 oyster farmers at Kudawa, Kandakkuliya. He toured the area yesterday and met with the farmers as part of the programmes to coincide with president Maithripala Sirisena’s national food production battle. The minister said each farmer would …

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US economist Richard Thaler wins 2017 Nobel Economics Prize

U.S. economist Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for his contributions in the field of behavioral economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.   “In total, Richard Thaler’s contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making,” the award-giving body …

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Speaker insists PC polls bill passed according

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed the House yesterday that the Provincial Council Election (Amendment) bill had been duly passed in Parliament in accordance with Standing Orders. The Speaker, making a clarification of media reports on the process of passage of the bill, said that some newspapers had reported that the bill …

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Ex-SEC Chairman to appear before courts on Dec. 11

The case filed against former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Nalaka Godahewa and two others, in connection with their alleged involvement in conspiring to misappropriate Rs. 5 million of funds belonging to SEC was yesterday fixed for further trial by Colombo High Court. High Court Judge Padmini R.Gurusinghe fixed …

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No decision to raise fuel prices

Minister of Petroleum Resource Development Arjuna Ranatunga stated that the government has not made a decision to raise fuel prices within the country. The Minister of Petroleum Resource Development made this statement while responding to a question that was raised during parliamentary sessions yesterday. “The fuel prices within Sri Lanka …

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Namal and 3 others told to appear at H’tota Police

UPFA Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and Provincial Council members Upali Kodikara, Sampath Atukorala and Major Ajith Prasanna have been notified to appear at the Hambantota Police Station today. They have been informed in writing to arrive at the police station at 5.00pm today for questioning regarding the Joint Opposition’s protest in …

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Iresh Silva arrested

Iresh Silva, a director of Gowers Co owned by MP Namal Rajapaksa arrested at the BIA airport early this morning, Immigration and Emigration Controller said.

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Litro Gas Chairman arrested

Litro Gas Chairman Shalila Moonasinghe was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today in connection with the alleged transferring of USD 1.1 million from Far Eastern International Bank of Taiwan to his personal account in Sri Lanka, CID sources said. Moonasinghe, who was appointed as the Litro Gas Chairman …

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