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Lalith Weeratunge at SIU

Former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunge reported to the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) this morning to give a statement in connection with a misappropriation of state funds when purchasing vehicles for the Presidential Secretariat, Police said.

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President Sirisena holds discussions with Malaysian PM

The official meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the visiting Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak was held at the Presidential Secretariat, today (18). The Prime Minister of Malaysia, who was accorded a special Guard of Honour and a 21-gun salute, was …

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Local Government election on February 10

The Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya today announced that the Local Government elections will be held on February 10, 2018. Addressing a press briefing in Colombo, he said that February 08, 10, 12 and 17 were the dates that were extensively discussed and that finally the commission unanimously …

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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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