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‘Price reduction through raising revenue’

Minister Daya Gamage says it is difficult to reduce commodity prices without raising revenue of the state first. He was speaking at a UNP rally at Wijayapura in Ampara yesterday in support of the party candidates contesting the Uhana Pradeshiya Sabha. The minister also addressed public rallies at Rajagama, Udayapura …

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2017 tea prices hit record highs

Sri Lanka had an extraordinary year with prices for Ceylon Tea climbing significantly above the rest of the world, John Keells PLC Brokers said in its report commenting on price performances in 2017.   January to December 2017 National Average was Rs. 618.14 per kilo compared with Rs. 468.61 — …

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PM today at UNP’s 70th anniversary celebration

The United National Party is scheduled to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding at Campbell Park ìn Borella today.   The event was due to be held in Ratnapura last September but had to be postponed due to adverse weather.   Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is expected to …

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Health Ministry reduces registration fees for medicinal drugs

The Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has taken steps to reduce several fees required for registration of medicinal drugs. Accordingly, fees for drug registration under the National Medicines Regulatory Authority, new product registration and licensing fees have been reduced with effect from 5th January midnight. …

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Police beef up operations during election period

Sri Lanka’s Inspector General of Police has instructed all island wide police stations to beef up security operations within the next three months covering the local government election period Police Media Spokesman, Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara said. The IGP has given instructions to seize illegal firearms, set up instant …

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