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2018 budget overview

Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera, arrived at the Parliament to present the Budget proposals for the fourth fiscal year of the Good Governance government. • He commenced the 2018 Budget Speech (Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill). • Government expects to achieve 5 percent  economic growth and …

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Pumping of fuel commences – CPC

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) says that tests have been completed on the samples which were obtained from the petrol shipment brought to the country in the fuel tanker ‘Neveska Lady’. Approval for pumping has been received after the lab tests, the CPC said. It said that the pumping of …

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Hathurusingha to be next Sri Lanka coach?

Former Sri Lanka player Chandika Hathurusingha, who is currently the head Coach of Bangladesh, is most likely to take over as next Sri Lanka Coach, Cricket Age learns. “Negotiation are going on with Chandika also. Though there are few others, most notably Dean Jones and Jason Gillespie, Chandika is the …

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Opposition members arrive at parliament on bicycles

It is said that approximately 20 members of the Joint Opposition including MP Namal Rajapaksa arrived at the parliamentary complex today , on bicycles to signify the impact the petrol shortage had on the general public. The group of opposition members arrived for the reading of the 2018 Budget that …

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Training on environmentally-friendly handbag production

A training on producing environmentally-friendly handbags has taken place as part of programmes by ‘Dhana Saviya’ to promote self-employment among women. Deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage chaired the commencement of the training in Ampara for 10 women from Ampara, Uhana and Tissapura areas. The required financial assistance and natural raw …

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Govt. abolish SAITM

The government had decided to abolish SAITM to resolve all other issues pertaining to the same before December 31 this year and to continue the ban on recruiting new students to the SAITM, Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva said . Making a special statement at the constitutional assembly, Dr. …

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Millions of Lankans without any identity

In a survey conducted by the Department of Registration of Persons it was revealed that one million Sri Lankan citizens didn’t possess a national identity card or any authentic identification document.   Director General of the Department Viyani Gunatillake said among them the majority were senior citizens.   There were …

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Mangala will present 2018 budget today

Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera, today at 3.00 pm, will present to Parliament budget proposals for 2018.   This will be Samaraweera’s maiden budget as the Finance Minister, the 72nd budget of the post-Independence Sri Lanka and the fourth budget of the incumbent government. The present administration presented a …

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India to help end SL fuel crisis

President Maithripala Sirisena has received an assurance from Indian Premier Narendra Modi that India would extend all possible assistance to overcome current petrol shortage, an Indian High Commission spokesperson told The Island last night.   The assurance was given in the wake of Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) making available …

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