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Daily Archives: November 23, 2017

27 m pepper plants to be distributed

Twenty seven million pepper plants will be distributed with the aim of promoting the cultivation of this key export crop, says primary industries minister Daya Gamage. According to him, 18 million of these plants will be distributed to selected cultivators. He was participating in the budget debate on the votes …

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Basil’s request in almanac case fixed for Nov. 24

The Court of Appeal  reserved its order for November 24 to decide whether to issue an order staying proceedings into the controversial almanac case. The case is heard before Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga. The Court of Appeal bench comprises Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya (President) and Justice Shiran Gunaratne. Filing …

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Ample fuel stock for 30 days

The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to award the contract for the construction of a fuel storage tank with a capacity of 15,000 cubic metres for maintaining a fuel stock sufficient for at least 30 days. Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara stated that the need has been identified to develop …

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NICs under one day service for O/L students

The Registration of Persons Department had decided to implement a special one day service to issue National Identity Cards (NICs) to students sitting for the 2017 G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination. Accordingly the special one day service will be carried out at the Registration of Persons Department, “Suhurupaya” in Battaramulla on …

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President to visit South Korea next week

President Maithripala Sirisena would visit South Korea next week on a state visit in line with the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Seoul’s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. According to the Korea Herald, President Sirisena would visit Korea on Tuesday on a three-day visit that …

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Sri Lanka gets US$ dollar1.5 billion FDI this year

The Board of Investment (BOI) yesterday revealed Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) this year would double to US$ 1.5 billion from last year whilst expressing confidence of a US$ 5 billion figure by 2020. Chairman Dumindra Ratnayake expressing optimism said a host of initiatives were ongoing to boost FDIs with the …

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Chandika Hathurusinghe for post of National Head Coach

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the cricket authority Wednesday confirmed that it would explore the possibility of recruiting Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha for the post of National Head Coach. President of Sri Lanka Cricket, Thilanga Sumathipala has written to the Bangladesh Cricket Board informing them that SLC is in discussion …

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