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48 arrested for corruption and fraud in 2017 – CIABOC

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) stated that 48 suspects have been arrested over the past 11 months over allegations of corruption or bribery. The CIABOC received 2470 complaints regarding corruption and deemed 1462 of them liable for inquiry. 649 cases were dismissed as they were …

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CAA imposes maximum retail price on Nadu rice

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has decided to set a maximum retail price on domestic and imported Nadu rice. The gazette notification pertaining to this decision was released yesterday (26th). Accordingly, the maximum retail price for one kilogram of Nadu rice was fixed to Rs. 74. The CAA emphasized that …

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A/L results to be released tomorrow

The results of 2017 G.C.E. A/L Examination will be released to the internet tomorrow morning (28), the Department of Examinations announced. Candidates can check their results online from the department’s website www.doenets.lk G.C.E. Advanced Level examination was held from August 8 to September 2, this year with 315,227 applicants at …

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Doctors threaten strike on Jan. 10

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday said would launch a countrywide strike on January 10 against the government’s failure to pay their due allowances.   Addressing a news conference in Colombo, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said it would cost the government around Rs. 300 million per month to pay …

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PAFFREL asks EC to prevent Samudi officers backing their kith and kin

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) requested Elections Commission to take immediate measures to stop the undue interference by Samurdhi field officers to promote candidates at the February 10 Local Government election. PAFFREL Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said that even though the government had passed legislation barring field …

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Colombo could be like Delhi soon

Colombo could face air pollution issue like New Delhi soon, Central Environment Trust Director Sajeewa Chamikara said yesterday. He said that the city of Colombo could face an air pollution issue like New Delhi as a result of increased emissions. “These emissions remain in the lower atmosphere with the increase …

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Tea shipments to Russia to resume on Saturday

The Colombo Tea Traders’ Association has said that the export of tea to Russia will resume on Saturday, 30th of December. Chairman of the Colombo Tea Traders’ Association Anslem Perera said there was no major impact from the ban on the tea industry of Sri Lanka as the temporary ban …

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All election campaign activities to end by February 7

A special discussion between officials of the Election Commission and secretaries of political parties will be held today at the Presidential Secretariat on the forthcoming local government polls. The discussions will mainly focus on the election campaigns and adhering to election laws, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said. Speaking at a …

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