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Daily Archives: December 4, 2017

FR petition filed against Ambagamuwa delimitation

A fundamental rights (FR) petition has been filed with the Supreme Court against the delimitation of the Ambagamuwa local government area in the Nuwara-Eliya District. The motion has been filed by a former member of the Ambagamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha today. The petitioner states that an injustice has been committed during …

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Fishermen asked not to go to sea from Dec 5-8

The Department of Meteorology requested fishing and naval communities to refrain from going out to sea from tomorrow (5) until Friday (8) due to strong wind conditions expected in sea areas. The low pressure area in the South-east Bay of Bengal sea area is now located nearly 1300km away from …

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Mathews slams 8th century, Chandimal hits 10th

Angelo Mathews scored his first century in over two years and became the first Sri Lanka batsman to hit a century in the current series as the visitors frustrated Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team on the third day of the third Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Mathews made full …

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LG polls on or before Feb. 17

The Chairman of the Elections Commission says that the Local Government elections will be held on or before February 17, 2018. However, the election will not be held on a public holiday or a Sunday, he said. Chairman of the commission Mahinda Deshapriya made this observation during a press briefing …

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Landslide warnings issued to six districts by NBRO

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide warnings to 6 districts due to hazardous situations created by the prevailing inclement weather conditions. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC), has issued a warning to the 6 districts till 9.00pm today. Accordingly residents of Ratnapura, Galle, Hambantota, Matara, Kalutara and Badulla …

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Mobile industry wants Rs. 200,000 per month tower levy called off

The mobile telecommunications industry yesterday cried foul over the Budget 2018 proposal to charge Rs. 200,000 per month on cellular towers, insisting that it would increase the unprofitability of towers and lead to reduced internet coverage while dismissing the State’s contention that it would encourage sharing between operators. In a …

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26-fold increase to SL’s territorial sea area

The United Nations has agreed to add a territorial expanse amounting to 26 times of the country’s land extent to the sea area surrounding Sri Lanka, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. Sri Lanka is eligible under the Law of Sea to own this sea area because of …

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Storm death toll climbs to 14

Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Kodippili yesterday said that lashing rains and strong winds had left 14 people dead and one person missing.   The deceased were residents of Galle (8), Matara (1), Nuwara Eliya (1), Badulla (3) and Gampaha (1).   The missing person is form …

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Inflation in Colombo is 7.6 percent in November 2017

Sri Lanka’s inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (CCPI) , declined to 7.6 percent in November 2017 from 7.8 percent in the previous month, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Thursday. The CCPI for all items for the month of November 2017 was …

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