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Singapore PM arrives in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Sri Lanka a short while ago, on a three-day official visit at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena. The Singaporean Premier will be received at the Presidential Secretariat in the morning of 23rd January with an official guard of honour and …

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Postal voting for Local Government elections to begin on Monday

Postal voting for the February 10 Local Government elections will begin today. Officials of the police stations, Divisional Secretariats, District Secretariats and election office could cast their postal votes on January 22, according to the Director General of Election Commission, R. L.A.M. Ratnayaka. Postal voting for employees at other government …

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Two more medical faculties to expand higher education

The University Grants Commission says two more faculties of medicine will be established paving the way forward for further expansion of higher education in the country. Chairman of the University Grants Commission Prof. Mohan de Silva says that for the first time in the history of the country two medical …

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Sri Lanka achieves record exports in 2017

Sri Lankan merchandise exports grew to an all time record of over US$11.4bn in 2017, surpassing the previous high of US$11.1bn achieved in 2014.   Once, again the EU and the USA were our biggest markets taking ~US$3bn each. The sectors showing particularly strong year-on-year growth were tea ~20% and …

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Economy stablished,- PM

The government had given the green light for the Joint Venture formed by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and China Merchants Group to start up several projects in Hambantota, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday. The Prime Minister said this during an election rally in Nikaweratiya last morning. “The …

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