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Daily Archives: February 19, 2018

Transshipment operations at Colombo Port up by 20.4 percent

Transshipment operations at the Port of Colombo shows a tremendous increase between the months of January 2017 and January 2018. Accordingly against 362,451 transshipment TEU operations in January 2017, together with the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT), South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT) and the Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT), the Port …

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Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday for UNP-led government?

A Cabinet reshuffle is set to take place on Wednesday (21) as a fore-runner to a new government headed by the United National Party (UNP), it is learnt. The decision was taken after a meeting that took place on Sunday (18) between President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and …

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Drought amidst political crisis

Sri Lanka is being battered by a drought as well in addition to the political crisis it is in at the moment according to the data put out by the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and the weather forecasts of Department of Meteorology. The Department of Meteorology predicted dry weather over …

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PM says will step down only if lost by a no-confidence vote

Prime Minister and the leader of the United National Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe has told President Maithripala Sirisena that he will not resign from the Prime Minister post unless he lost in a no-confidence motion passed in parliament. This was stated during a special discussion held with the President at the …

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Post-election violence seen increased

Sri Lanka’s election watchdogs say the number of incidents of violence reported in the period after the local Government Elections on February 10th has seen an increase compared to the previous elections. Executive Director of PAFFREL Rohan Hettiarachchi making a statement to the national television in this regard said following …

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Government to amend Laws on local government

The Sri Lankan government plans to amend Municipal Council Ordinance, Urban Councils Ordinance and the Pradeshiya Sabha Act to keep with the needs of the time, according to the Government Information Department. Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha presenting the paper to Cabinet this week has said that …

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