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Daily Archives: April 5, 2018

Sri Lanka wins first medal at 2018 CWG

Sri Lankan weightlifter Chaturanga Lakmal won the Bronze Medal in the Men’s 56kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games on Thursday. He wins Sri Lanka’s first medal of this year’s Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast, Australia. India’s Gururaja bags silver while Malaysia’s Izhar Ahmad, who lifted 261kg (CWG …

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Stay order against Gotabaya extended

The Court of Appeal today extended the stay order issued on the FCID, preventing it from taking action on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa under the Public Property Act, until July 3. Granting leave to proceed with the petition filed by the former Defence Secretary, the judge bench comprising Appeal …

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A new cabinet from Monday – Minister Rajitha

The government of Sri Lanka is expected to have a new cabinet of ministers from Monday following the defeat of the no-confidence motion brought by the Joint Opposition against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe comfortably defeated the no-confidence motion with a majority of 46 votes in the 225-member …

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Minister Kabir Hashim resigns from UNP General Secretary post

Minister of Higher education and Highways Kabir Hashim stated that he resigned from the post of General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP). “I decided to take this decision for the reorganization of the UNP after the no-confidence motion,” he said. A senior spokesperson from the UNP headquarters Sirikotha …

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National government will continue-PM

Soon after defeating the no-confidence motion against him in Parliament, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the media that the current National government will continue with the members who remain in it. “We lost some of our members but we will continue to govern with those who remain with us,” he said. The …

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CBSL Governor says time is right for fuel pricing formula

It is time to introduce a fuel pricing formula as all other indicators relating to inflation are favourable, Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy said yesterday.   He made this comment during a Q&A session with the media after announcing the Monetary Policy Review No. 2 for 2018.   “The …

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Protect your eyes

The general public should wear sunglasses when they are outside to minimize damage caused by the glare and the heat to their eyes, Deputy Director of the Colombo Eye Hospital, Dr. Mohammad Rifan says.   He said: “The prevailing scorching weather can be harmful to the eyes and many people …

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Govt. schools close for holidays on Friday

Education Ministry yesterday announced that all government and government approved schools would end their first term on Friday (06) and they would re-open for the second term on April 23.   It said in the case of Muslims schools, the first term vacation would commence on April 11 and re-open on April 18

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PM to meet Prez today

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the media last night that he would meet President Maithripala Sirisena today.   “I will tell him that we must protect the January 08 victory and we must safeguard the principles that we were elected on.”   Although some elements that supported the government in …

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