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Govt. to set up ‘Reconciliation Channel’ in North

The government has decided to set up a new television channel for the predominantly Tamil-speaking community in the North and the East with the aim of fostering reconciliation. Technical equipment needed for the setting up of ‘Reconciliation Channel’ have already been ordered, co-cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said at the weekly …

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Bribery Commission launches new website and hotline

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) today launched a new website and hotline for the public to submit complaints pertaining to bribery, corruption and non-declaration of assets. Online complaints can now be made via the website www.ciaboc.gov.lk while the new hotline 1954 has also been introduced …

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Cardinal in the dark

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday said no one had informed him that the giant Christmas tree, constructed at the Galle Face Green last year, had got into the Guinness Book of World Records.   The Prelate said: “Another huge Christmas tree has been built at Ja-Ela this year, …

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Strict action against candidates violating exam regulations

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed the Commissioner General of Examinations and the Police to take stern action against examination candidates who violate the rules and regulations of the examinations. The law will be enforced not only under examination regulations but also through an investigation carried out by …

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Health Minister explains 5% price hike in medicines

Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today explained the reason to increase the prices of medicines in the market by five percent. According to Dr. Senaratne, the importers of pharmaceuticals had requested to increase their prices by 5 percent as they are incurring losses due to …

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