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Three Sri Lankan fishing trawlers released from Indian custody

Three Sri Lankan fishing trawlers seized by the Indian Coast Guard for trespassing into the Indian territorial waters, have been released form Indian custody on Thursday (14). Signifying the goodwill between the two countries the trawlers were repatriated to Sri Lanka, with the assistance of Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Sri …

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PM assures relief till April

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that there was no state mechanism which could provide relief to all the people in the country. The government in its plans to provide relief to people hit by the soaring cost of living had to obtain the assistance of the private sector, he …

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Police to burn 300 kg of cocaine

Police have decided to destroy 300 kilos of cocaine with a street value of over Rs.30 million taken into custody by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB).   The consignment of cocaine was taken into custody from a vessel sailing to Europe via Sri Lanka from Brazil.   The PNB was …

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Rajitha to net 30,000 quacks

Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne yesterday said that there were around 30,000 quacks practising medicine in the country.   Dr. Senaratne said that the ministry has received information of such bogus doctors operating dispensaries and treatment centers countrywide and that he sought the assistance of the …

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Distribution of uniform vouchers: Action against errant principals

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam yesterday directed the officials to take stern disciplinary action against school principals who were having commercial motives in the process of distributing school uniform vouchers, without offering them to the students. Education Ministry Media Secretary Kalpa Gunaratne said that Minister Kariyawasam had directed that action …

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Rahul Gandhi takes charge as Congress president

Amidst celebration and loud cheers, Rahul Gandhi formally took charge as the Congress president at a function where he was handed over the certificate of victory. The 47-year-old is the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi family to occupy this post and replaced his mother, Sonia Gandhi, who was in office …

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Acceptance of nominations for 248 LG institutions commences

The acceptance of nominations for 248 Local Government institutions, under the second stage will commence on December 18. Nominations will be accepted from 8.30 am until 4.30 pm and the acceptance of nomination will conclude on December 21, the Election Commission announced. The acceptance of nominations for 93 local government …

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