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New crop insurance scheme introduced for six crops

A new insurance scheme has been introduced for six varieties of crops including paddy from the forthcoming Maha season with minimum premium from farmers. Under the new crop insurance system introduced by Agriculture Agrarian Insurance Board (AIB) farmers can claim up to Rs. 30,000 for one acre on cultivation on …

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Fish exports increased by over 45% to EU

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development says the fish exports increased significantly afer the ban imposed by the European Union on the island’s fishery products lifted last year. The European Union imposed a ban on Sri Lanka’s fish exports in January 2015. The ban was lifted on …

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2017 Advanced Level examination results released

The Department of examinations announced that the 2017 GCE Advanced Level Examaniation resulst were released a short while ago. Candidates can check their results online from the department’s website www.doenets.lk The G.C.E. Advanced Level examination was held from August 8 to September 2, this year with 315,227 applicants at 2120 …

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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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