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Separate Committee to probe conduct of officials during fuel crisis

A separate Committee would be appointed to inquire into alleged sabotage by some officials, causing the recent fuel shortages, the government said yesterday.   Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said the Committee that was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena earlier this week, was for the purpose of restoring …

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Very rough seas off North and North-eastern coasts

The Department of Meteorology says that due to an active cloudiness, sea areas off the Northern and North-eastern coasts may be very rough temporarily  as the winds can be strengthen up to 70-80kmph during thundershowers. Issuing a weather advisory for heavy rains, strong winds and rough seas – valid for …

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Sri Lanka to launch Rs. 3 bn fund to develop IT industry

government will launch IT Initiative, an exclusive fund to develop the IT industry with the assistance of the island’s universities. The Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera in his budget for next year announced that the government will launch its “Angel Fund for the IT industry” and invest Rs. 3 billion …

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SAITM solution implementation committee meets for the first time

The nine-member committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to implement the proposed solutions to resolve the issue surrounding the Medical Faculty of the South Asian Institute of Technology and medicine (SAITM) met for the first time on Thursday in the parliamentary complex. Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs …

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