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SPC to issue drugs free until the strike ends

The Health Ministry has decided to issue drugs free of charge from all pharmacies of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation due to the strike launched by the State Pharmaceuticals Association. The State Pharmaceuticals Association launched an island-wide strike today (1). These steps have been taken on the directions of Health, Nutrition …

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Ranjan Gampaha UNP organizer

Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage Ranjan Ramanayake is due to be appointed as the UNP Organizer for Gampaha electorate. Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake was removed from his position as the UNP Organizer for the Divulapitiya electorate on October 30. Former Western Provincial Council member Dr. Kithsiri …

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JSS protest against Erananda tomorrow

Acting director general of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Erananda Hettiarachchi is being accused of taking the institution to ruin both qualitatively and financially. The Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya branch of the SLBC charges that Hettiarachi is using powers of the director general, which he does not have, in an authoritarian manner …

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Cabinet to absorb debts incurred by Mihin Lanka

The Cabinet yesterday decided to absorb the debts incurred by Mihin Lanka, which is expected to be liquidated soon. It was disclosed at the Cabinet meeting that the airline launched by the previous regime owed Rs.4,860 million to the People’s Bank and Rs.1,700 million to the national carrier, SriLankan airlines. …

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Heavy rains in most parts of country

Heavy rains of above 150 mm will be expected in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western, North Western, Uva, Northern and North Central provinces and in Ampara and Batticaloa today, according to the Meteorology Department.   The Met Department has predicted that the prevailing showery conditions due to the low level atmospheric disturbance …

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