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Government to create three BOI zones

The government will speed up creating three new Board of Investment (BOI) zones at Bingiriya, Mawathagama, Milleniya and Charlimount (Matara). A budgetary allocation of Rs. 2.5 billion has beeng approved to develop these new zones. This was disclosed at a BOI held investor facilitation and networking event at the Cinnamon …

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Govt. says it has initiated 55,000 development projects

The government had initiated over 55,000 development projects in various parts of the country during the last three years and it had spent over Rs. 55 billion rupees on them, Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake said yesterday, addressing a meeting on developing infrastructure in rural …

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No fuel price hike

Government says that it hasn’t decided to increase the price of fuel though the fuel prices have increased in the world market.   The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation sells a litre of 95 octane petrol at Rs128 and the loss incurred by the government is Rs.9.32. Litre of 92 octane petrol …

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Docs urge govt not to lift ban on glyphosate

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday urged the government not to lift the ban on glyphosate. GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said the present government had imposed the ban on the harmful weedicide on account of the increasing incidence of the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which had become a …

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Udayanga Weeratunge arrested in Dubai

Former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunge had been arrested by the Dubai authorities yesterday, Ravi Waidyalankara, the Senior DIG in charge of the FCID said. He said that the Dubai authorities had arrested him based on the investigations and submissions made by the FCID. Currently, the FCID is in discussion …

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