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Sagala sees need for complete system overhaul

The country needed a complete systems’ overhaul to ensure that the youth of the nation had a brighter future and it was the responsibility of the President and the Prime Minister to do so, Minister of Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development, Sagala Ratnayaka said at the closing ceremony …

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Hot weather till May

The current hot and humid weather would continue till mid May, the Met Department said yesterday, adding that intermittent showers would also occur.   Duty Meteorologist S. Premathilake said: “The current weather will continue till May 15. There will be scattered showers but not continuously. The main reason is for …

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36 youths arrested with drugs on pilgrimage to Sri Pada

Police during a special operation conducted on Saturday  arrested 36 youths, who were engaged in a pilgrimage to the sacred Sri Pada mountain with drugs in their possession. During the emergency operation Hatton Police Anti Vice squad conducted the operation with the help of a Police dog at the Police …

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900 SriLankan flights delayed in a month

More than 900 SriLankan Airlines departures were delayed in February, with 280 of them leaving Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and other airports more than one hour late, according to data obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The February on-time performance (OTP) of the airline was even worse than …

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Ministerial Committee recommends Railways Dept. be a closed service

A Ministerial Committee has recommended that the Railways Department (RD) be allowed to function as a closed service, so that, it can function more independently and address salary issues as well as internal administrative issues. The Committee comprising Secretaries of the Ministry of Public Administration, Transport, Health, Posts & Postal …

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UNP May Day rally in Kurunegala on May 7

United National Party (UNP) will hold its May Day rally this year at the in Kurunegala on May 07, UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardena said. This year May Day rallies and labor day celebrations Sri Lanka will be held on the 7th of May instead of May 1 due to the …

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New Tax Act comes into effect

Sri Lanka’s new Inland Revenue act aimed at simplifying the taxes and ease the burden on the low-income people, will come into effect from yesterday, Inland Revenue Department says. According to Commissioner of Inland Revenue Department Ivan Dissanayake, following the new Tax Act, taxes have been amended in a number …

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