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Anika Wijesuriya has fled country due to threats – AG’s Dept

Anika Wijesuriya, a key witness who had testified before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the treasury bond scam, has fled the country due to receiving threats to her life. This was revealed to the commission today by President’s Counsel Yasantha Kodagoda, Additional Solicitor General at Attorney General’s Department, during …

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PCoI to get 3-month extension?

Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCOI) into the alleged irregularities that took place at the bond issue in February 2015 and March 2016 could be extended by a further three months after getting the permission of President, Maithripala Sirisena to do so. This was as it was thought that more time …

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Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua is scheduled to arrive in Colombo today, for the fifth  round of Political Consultations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.   The fourth round of talks was held in Islamabad in August 2014.   “The Foreign Secretary will hold in-depth discussions on the entire gamut of …

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Sri Lanka’s 2018 budget should continue fiscal consolidation-IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Sri Lanka’s 2018 budget should continue fiscal consolidation, supported by the new Inland Revenue Act and upholding the reform momentum is key to addressing vulnerabilities and sustaining inclusive growth. Issuing a statement after constructive discussions with the Sri Lankan authorities in Colombo and during …

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Two-day dengue prevention program in Jaffna

A two-day dengue prevention program will be held yesterday  in the Public Health Inspector areas of Jaffna, Government Information Department said. Over 25 groups comprising of army and police officers, and other government authorities will join the program, where they will visit the premises and take necessary remedial and legal …

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Sri Lanka Cricket confirms T20 in Lahore

Sri Lanka Cricket  confirmed its commitment to play the third and final T20 game of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan on October 29. “SLC have over the past two months conducted a thorough evaluation with the assistance of the Government of …

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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi on Monday, taking a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Babar Azam smashed a second hundred in as many games with 101 in Pakistan s 219-9 in 50 overs before the Sri Lankan skipper Upal …

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