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Decrease in accidents during festive season

The number of accidents reported during the festive season so far has reduced considerable compared to previous years, according to the Colombo National Hospital. According to the hospital’s Coordinator of Training and team leader of Triage and Information Unit, Pushpa Ramyani de Zoysa, a total of 235 individuals involved in …

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Two minutes silence

Disaster Management Center (DMC) requests general public to observe two minutes silence from 9.25 am to 9.27 am today to commemorate all  those people who died from 2004 tsunami disaster.

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Russia lifts ban on tea supplies from Sri Lanka

Russia has decided to lift the ban imposed on tea imports from Sri Lanka with effect from December 30 following discussions, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Moscow Dr. Saman Weerasinghe said. A delegation from Sri Lanka, comprised of representatives from the Ministry of Plantation and Ceylon Tea Board, left for Russia …

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Sri Lankan board offers to resign

SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias and five directors have offered to resign to support the government’s restructuring plan. Contacted by the Daily News, Mr. Dias said that of the seven directors in the director board, six of them have tendered their resignation letters in support of the government’s restructuring initiative …

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Presidential Commission to probe SriLankan and Mihin Air

A Special Presidential Commission would be appointed to look into the Sri Lanka Airlines and the Mihin Air, soon after the receiving of the Bond Commission report, President Maithripala Sirisena said. The President made this comment at a meeting with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party organizers at the President’s House. …

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Borrowings will be paid back by 2025 – Daya

Sri Lanka’s borrowings will be paid back in full by 2025, says minister Daya Gamage. He was speaking to the media after attending a function at Seenigama Devale in Hikkaduwa. The minister also said that financial allocations for development would be raised further next year. He urged voters against voting …

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