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Daily Archives: January 26, 2018

Jaffna International Trade Fair inaugurated

The ninth edition of Jaffna International Trade Fair was inaugurated today. Minister Daya Gamage, state minister Vijayakala Maheswaran, north chief minister C.V. Vigneswaran, state officials and Indian diplomatic officials attended. The trade fair is taking place at the Jaffna public stadium. Speaking at its inauguration, minister Gamage said this would …

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UNP Report on Bond issue to be handed over to PM

The Committee appointed to investigate whether any UNP Parliamentarians were implicated in the Central Bank Bond issue, is due to hand over its report to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during the course of next week. Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana chaired this Committee appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe while …

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260 election related complaints, 61 suspects arrested

The Police Headquarters states that 260 election related complaints have been reported from the 9th of December 2017 in the run up to the local government election on February 10th. During this period, 160 election law violations have been reported and most of the complaints lodged are on threatening individuals. …

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Pictorial warning on cigarette pack to be further simplified

Steps will be taken to further simplify pictorial warnings on cigarette packets the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) announced. Chairman of NATA Dr. Palitha Abeykoon said the proposal has already been submitted to the cabinet. “Although there was a drop in the cigarette consumption, statistics show that about …

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Trial against Basil fixed for June 14

The Colombo High Court yesterday fixed for June 4, 2018, the trial against Basil Rajapaksa, former Minister of Divineguma, Economic Development and Kithsiri Ranawake, the Director General of Divineguma. They have been indicted for having squandered Rs. 36.5 million from the Divineguma Fund, to distribute GI pipes in the run-up …

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Eight Indian fishermen arrested off Delft

Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 8 Indian fishermen along with two fishing trawlers for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters North-west of the Delft Island. Naval personnel onboard a Fast Gun Boat and a Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, made the interception …

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Compensation for Aluthgama riot victims to be paid after LG polls

The payment of compensation to the victims of the 2014 riots in Aluthgama will be made after the completion of the Local Government elections, Government Information Department said according to the sources at the Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Ministry. Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has granted …

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Sri Lankan rupee firmer on bank, exporter dollar sales

The Sri Lankan rupee ended firmer on Thursday, further moving away from a record low hit earlier this week, as banks and exporters sold dollars, dealers said. The spot rupee ended at 153.70/80 per dollar, compared with Wednesday’s close of 153.75/85. On Tuesday, the rupee hit a record intraday low …

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