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Hambantota port officially handed over to China

The maintenance and management of the Hambantota port by Chinese management will officially begin yesterday. Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers approved the signing of an agreement of share ownership before commencing operations in the Hambanthota Port following parliamentary sessions on December 6. On July 29, the amended agreement to expand …

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Customs seize illegal cigarettes worth Rs. 80 million

Sri Lanka Customs during a raid conducted Friday has discovered a container of illegally imported cigarettes from the Orugodawatta Container Yard. The stock of cigarettes illegal imported from Dubai is estimated to worth Rs. 80 million. The stock of foreign cigarettes estimated to be about 1.6 million has been brought …

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Parliament passes 2018 budget with two-third majority

The third reading of the Appropriation Bill for 2018 was passed by the House on Saturday (9th Dec.) with a two-third majority of votes ending the Committee Stage Debate. The budget was passed with a majority of 99 votes. When the division was taken 155 votes were cast in favor …

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