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Accepting nominations ends at noon

The acceptance of nominations for 93 local government bodies will come to an end at 12 noon today (14). Accepting nominations for those LG institutions commenced on December 11. The date for the election is most likely to be announced after nominations are handed in. Additional Elections Commissioner M.M. Mohammed …

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Another train strike launched

It is said that less than a day after the nearly week-long railway strike came to an end, another group of railway trade unions have launched a strike action this morning. The trade unions action was launched by the Railway Technological Management Assistant Officers’ Association with the participation of several …

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Minimum qualification for medical education to be increased

he minimum qualifications for medical education would be increased, the government announced yesterday.   Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told the post Cabinet press briefing at the Information Department, that the current minimum qualification of three passes to enter university would be amended to two credits and one …

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Restraining order on hearing of case against Basil extended

The Court of Appeal, yesterday, extended, till February 2, 2018, a restraining order issued earlier, suspending a trial against Basil Rajapaksa from being heard in Colombo High Court No. 6, before High Court Judge, Gihan Kulatunga. The petitioner, Basil Rajapaksa has filed a Writ of Mandamus in the Court of …

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Local polls date to be announced today

The date of elections to 93 local government bodies will be announced by the Elections Commission (EC) after ending the nomination period at noon today.   According to the EC, 557 political parties and independent groups had paid their deposits by noon yesterday.   Most political parties and independent groups …

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Railways to become closed service

The government said yesterday that railways would be made an essential closed service along with Health and Education.   Declaring that the railway strike had been settled, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, who was a member of the committee which negotiated with the striking unions, told the Post Cabinet Press Conference …

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