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No gas price hike

Chairman of Consumer Affairs (CAA) Authority Hasitha Thilakaratne says that although several companies request for a price hike, the CAA will only increase prices after a comprehensive inquiry, and after approval is granted from the cabinet subcommittee on cost of living. Thilakaratne made this observation upon inquiring made on the …

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National Government is still valid – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking in Parliament today (21), assured that the National Government is still valid and that the agreement between the UNP and the UPFA has not been rescinded. UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera, who also delivered a statement in Parliament, confirmed that the National Government is still …

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Free Tabs for A/L students and teachers on hold

The Cabinet has decided to suspend the issuing of Tablets to Advanced Level students and teachers of government schools free of charge, the Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said. Sri Lanka’s Budget 2017 included an expenditure of Rs. 5 billion to provide free tabs for almost 175,000 students who …

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Summons still not served on accused Senadheera

President’s Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya, yesterday told the Supreme Court that, summons had not yet reached the first accused Sandaruwan Senadheera, the editor of the ‘e-news’ website.   Senadheera and the second accused Chandrasiri Seneviratne, the composer of this news bulletin, are being accused of contempt of Court, for having allegedly …

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Person shot and injured at Borella

An individual who was shot and injured at Cotta Rpad, Borella admitted to National Hospital, our news sources said. The incident occurred around 6.30 pm where gunman came in a motor bike and shot to a person in a car.

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