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Former President’s safety will be ensured- PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a total of 154 security personnel have been assigned to the security detail of former President Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa. Speaking in Parliament today in response to a statement under Standing Orders by United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena, the Premier said only 61 officers …

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15 hr water curt tomorrow

It is said that 15 hr water cut from 2 pm tomorrow in Rajagiriya,  Obeysekerapura, Bandaranayakepura, and all connected road s from Rajagiriya to Nawala Open University, National Water Supply and Drainage Board said

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Short term measures to reduce rising cost of living

The government  has taken steps to implement several short term measures to arrest the rising cost of living in the country ahead of the festive season. The disruption of cultivation in several seasons, due to the adverse climatic condition that prevailed has resulted in a considerable decline of food production …

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Two prisoners escape at Siyambalanduwa court

Two prisoners have reportedly escaped from the Siyambalanduwa court premises this afternoon. Police said that the inmates escaped after they were brought to the court today by prison guards to be produced before the court for a hearing. A manhunt has been launched to track down and apprehend the two …

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Taxes on dubbed foreign films, teledramas hiked

In keeping with a budget proposal to protect the local film, teledrama and advertising industries, the Cabinet of Ministers had decided to increase taxes on foreign productions dubbed in Sinhala and Tamil and also commercials produced abroad.    

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New Secretaries appointed to two Ministries

New Secretaries have been appointed to the Ministry of Special Assignments and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife. Accordingly, Mr. R.M.D.B. Meegasmulla has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Special Projects. Mr. Douglas Nanayakkara has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of …

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Transport ministry requests TU to called off strike

The Civil Aviation and Transport Ministry yesterday had requested Railway Trade Unions to call off their strike considering the inconvenience caused to the public as well as to the students sitting for the GCE O/L Examination. Several trade unions including Train Controllers’ Union, Railway Engine Drivers’ Union, Railway Station Masters’ …

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President extends term of Bond Commission until Dec 31

President Maithripala Sirisena has extended the term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Central Bank Bond issue until 31st December, 2017 considering the current role of the Commission. An Extraordinary Gazette Notification signed by Secretary to the President Austin Fernando, has announced the extension on Tuesday (05). The …

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IMF approves US$ 251.4 mn to Lanka

The IMF Executive Board completed the third review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility arrangement on Wednesday (6), enabling the disbursement of US$ 251.4 million to the country. In a statement yesterday, the IMF said the Executive Board completed the third review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance under the programme …

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