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Daily Archives: November 5, 2017

50 more officers for Bribery Commission

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABC) intends to recruit 50 officers to launch a programme to prevent Bribery and Corruption. CIABC Director General Sarath Jayamanna P.C. said the objective was to create awareness on prevention of Bribery and Corruption within society. He said the Govt has …

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Inflation up to 7.8-pct in Oct

The Colombo Consumers Price Index (CCPI) for all items for the month of October 2017 was 120.8, an increase of 1.1 index points or 0.98 percentage points compared to the month of September 2017, the Department of Census and Statics said.   This represents an increase of expenditure value by …

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Drug price slash helps Sri Lanka improve people’s health

Sri Lanka’s drastic reduction in the price of nearly 50 medicines used to treat heart disease, diabetes and other common ailments has led to a substantial improvement in the health of its people, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in its latest report.   The world body noted that Health …

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Ban tuition classes on Sundays

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday said he had requested President Maithripala Sirisena in writing to ban tuition classes on Sundays at least for several hours. Cardinal Ranjith who was addressing the Catholic Teachers Day programme at St Joseph’s College Colombo last morning said he had written to President …

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Thilan Samaraweera appointed as batting coach

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has signed up former Test cricketer Thilan Samaraweera as the batting coach of the senior team. Samaraweera will be contracted with SLC until the 2019 World Cup. The solid former middle order batsman migrated to Australia after retiring in 2013 and has had several coaching experience …

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