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Sri Lankans happier than previous year – Happiness index

Jumping four slots ahead, Sri Lankans were found to be happier in 2017 compared to the previous year, the World Happiness Report 2018 stated. The report released by the United Nations ranked Sri Lanka at 120 last year’s report. Sri Lanka was ranked 43rd in the sub-category of best improvers …

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Arrest warrant issued for Arjuna Mahendran

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today issued an arrest warrant on former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Arjuna Mahendran. Meanwhile the owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited Arjun Aloysius and CEO Kasun Palisena were ordered to be further remanded until march 29 by the court. When the case …

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Delimitation report in for sabotage?

Several MPs have objected to the division of provincial councilors elected under the first-past-the-post system and the proportional representation system in the new Provincial Council Election (Amendment) Act that would be debated when the delimitation report was taken up in parliament, Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Faiszer Musthapha …

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Govt lifts ban on another social media platform

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TCRCSL) said that restrictions on WhatsApp messenger service would be lifted with effect from midnight yesterday.   TRCSL Media Manager Kapila Gamage said that TRCSL members had also discussed the lifting of blanket restrictions on Messenger and Facebook yesterday evening and an announcement …

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Customs seizes 1MT of Glyphosate

One Metric Ton of illegally imported Glyphosate was seized by the Customs Preventive Staff officers at the Sri Lanka Ports Authority warehouse yesterday, Customs Media Spokesman Deputy Director Sunil Jayaratne said. He said the detected Glyphosate stock was found among several other goods and it had been declared to the …

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President’s Secretary and FB reps to meet today

The President’s Secretary Austin Fernando and representatives of Facebook will meet at the Presidential Secretariat today, to work out a method to ensure necessary protection and surveillance, and to lift the temporary restriction on access to the Facebook site, the Presidential Secretariat said. Issuing a statement, the Presidential Secretariat said …

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Private Co. grabs Muturajawela land for housing scheme

Environmentalists are perturbed about a private company alienating 406 acres from the Muthurajawela sanctuary to construct a housing scheme. Environmentalist Sajeewa Chamikara of the Movement for Land and Agricultural Reforms said the Agrarian Services Department had permitted the private company to construct a housing complex on the recommendation of a …

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