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Daily Archives: March 6, 2018

Cabinet approval sought to get health services released from VAT

Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne is reportedly preparing to submit a Cabinet paper to get all health services released from VAT (Value Added Tax). The Health Minister has instructed the Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe to make the cabinet memorandum yesterday. The …

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Govt to declare State of Emergency for 10 days

A decision was reached during the Cabinet Meeting held today to declare a State of Emergency in the country for a period of 10 days, Minister S.B. Dissanayake said. The relevant Gazette notification will be issued shortly, he said while speaking to reporters following a special Cabinet discussion held at …

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IGP dispatches CID team to Digana

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara dispatched a team of officers from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to the Digana area in the Teldeniya police division to carry out investigations this morning, the Police Spokesman said. President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday ordered the police to conduct an immediate impartial …

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Lankan passport ranked 94

The Sri Lankan passport is ranked 94 th in the 2018 Henley and Partners Passport Index. Sri Lankans can visit 42 destinations without visas including Singapore, Indonesia and Bahamas.   The 2018 Henley and Partners Passport Index places the Japanese and Sinaporean passports in the number one position. Germany is …

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Prez asks IGP to conduct probe

President Maithripala Sirisena had instructed IGP Pujith Jayasundara to conduct an impartial investigation into the unrest in Digana, Kandy, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.   A large contingent of police and STF was unable to bring the tense situation in the area under control and the army has been …

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Drought hits over 575,000 people in seven districts

About 575,140 persons in the Puttalam, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Mannar and Kandy Districts have been affected by a severe drought according to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC).   The drought victims include 216,676 people in Anamaduwa, Pallama, Nawagattegama, Puttalam, Mahakubukkadawala, Wanathawilluwa, Arachchikattuwa, Chilaw, Madampe, Karuwalagaswewa, Mundalama and Mahawewa in the …

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Police curfew lifted

Police curfew imposed in Kandy administrative district has been lifted at 6 am. However, STF protection in the area will continue, police spokesman said.

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