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Daily Archives: December 7, 2017

IGP and EC Chief meet over LG polls

Sri Lanka Police and Elections Commission today held their first discussion with regard to the upcoming election for Local Government bodies. Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya, Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, the Senior DIG in charge of elections activities C.D. Wickramaratne and other high ranking police officers …

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Sajin fines

Colombo Additional Magistrate imposes  Rs 1000 fine on former parliamentarian Sajin Vaas Gunawardena for not declaring 2011/12 assets.

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Railway strike on

The Railway Control Room says that several long-distance trains from Colombo Fort have been cancelled this morning due to the trade union action launched by the Locomotive Operating Engineers Union. Locomotive Operating Engineers Union (LOEU) announced a strike from midnight yesterday (6), in protest over the enrollment procedure of locomotive …

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USA recognized Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy, foreign media reported

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Computer literacy rate in urban areas reaches 41.1%

Director General of DCS Dr. Amara Satharasinghe yesterday said that Computer Literacy rate among those in the age group of aged 5-69 years of Sri Lanka had been estimated as 28.3 percent. The Urban sector reported the highest computer literacy rate of 41.1 percent among residential sectors while computer literacy …

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Securities Exchange Bill presented to Parliament

The Bill to establish the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and to repeal the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka Act, No. 36 of 1987, was presented to the Parliament on Wednesday (6). The Bill was presented by  Chief Government Whip Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka. The Securities and …

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Some 3,029 SIs promoted as IPs

Police announced yesterday that 3,029 Sub Inspectors had been promoted to the rank of inspector.   The number of officers required to the inspectorate which is 2699 will be fulfilled by filling the 603 vacancies.   The sub-inspectors who had completed eight years of service, numbering 2,426 will also be …

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Bond Commission report to President tomorrow

The report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Bond Issuance is scheduled to be handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena tomorrow (8). The Commission was appointed by him to begin an inquiry into the issuance of Bonds that took place during the time period February 1, 2015 …

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Earthquake in India’s

Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and NCR following a moderate earthquake in Uttarakhand on Wednesday evening. According to the Centre for Seismology, an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude was reported in Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand. According to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the tremors were also felt in different parts of the country. …

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