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BC receives 506 complaints in first quarter of 2017

The Bribery Commission (BC) received more than 506 complaints during the first quarter of 2017 and has forwarded them for investigations, it revealed in its annual performance report presented in Parliament. The report states that 121 complaints were received in January; 96 in February and 289 in March and that …

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Norochcholai power plant to purchase coal under spot tender

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has granted approval to purchase 300,000 metric tons of coal for the Norochcholai power plant under a spot tender from Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises Private Limited.   A cabinet decision said the approval came following the endorsement of the Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee (SCAPC) which considered …

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EU to support capacity building on conflict resolution

The European Union has agreed to support capacity building on conflict resolution.   The undertaking in principle was given during a meeting between a visiting European Union (EU) Parliamentary Delegation headed by Jean Lambert and Secretary, Ministry of National   Integration and Reconciliation (MoNIR) V. Sivagnanasothy. Among those present on the …

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Duty on electric cars slashed

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has agreed to extend the substantial duty concession announced in the budget for new electric cars to used models too, particularly the popular Nissan Leaf.   In his otherwise progressive budget, Samaraweera had introduced a discriminatory clause which doubled the tax rate for used electric cars, …

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German tourist drowns to death in Tangalle

A German national was drowned to death while bathing in sea close to Serein Beach Hotel in Medilla,Tangalle. He was drowned on 10th  morning , while bathing in sea with his wife. The victim demised after being admitted to Tangalle Hospital. The deceased was identified as a 55 year-old German national.

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Shortage of Octane 95 petrol to be restored soon

A shortage of Octane 95 petrol is being reported in filling stations island-wide. However, Octane 92 petrol is being distributed island-wide, from the CPC  stores it is reported. When contacted by Ada Derana Petroleum Public Workers’ Union, D.A. Rajakaruna said that there is a shortage of octane 95 petrol and …

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