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Daily Archives: April 9, 2018

New chairman for NCPA

Attorney at law H.M. Abayaratne has been appointed the Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) by President Maithripala Sirisena. He is the eighth chairman of the NCPA and replaces Marini de Livera. He is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Management and Finance of the Wayamba University …

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11 injured in bus collision at Panamura

Eleven people have been injured in a collision between two buses on the Ambilipitiya-Colombo main road near 8th milepost area, Panamura. This accident occurred at around 8.30 am today (09), according to police. Two buses travelling from Deniyaya to Ambilipitiya and from Helaudakanda to Ambilipitiya were involved in the accident. …

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SML Automotive Launches the All-New Jaguar E-PACE

, Sri Lanka: SML Frontier Automotive, sole agent of Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) in Sri Lanka launched the E-PACE a five-seat compact SUV that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a spacious, practical and connected all- wheel-drive vehicle. The compact SUV was launched at …

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Ex-Sathosa Chairman further remanded

Former Sathosa Chairman K.Nalin Ruwanjeeva Fernand, who was arrested last Friday (6) on charges of misappropriating government funds, was further remanded until April 12 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today. He was arrested by the FCID at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to flee the country.

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Fuel price formula on the cards

A price revision of fuel distributed by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) is in the offing, according to highly placed government sources. The Indian oil company, Lanka IOC has already increased their prices to be on par with the world fuel price hikes. However, CPC prices have remained static for …

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Only 51% GCE O/L candidates pass English

Only 51.12 per cent of candidates who sat the GCE O/L examination last year have passed English. This is the highest failure rate as regards the core subjects in 2017.   The result evaluation report of the Examinations Department reveals that out 296,157 students who sat the English paper only …

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Cabinet reshuffle before Sinhala and Tamil New Year

The President and the Prime Minister have decided to reshuffle the Cabinet before the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said. He stated that the decision was taken by the two party leaders during a meeting held last night. Kariyawasam also said that the United National Party …

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Malik resigns as UNP Chairman

Minister Malik Samarawickrama says that he has resigned from the Chairmanship of the United National Party (UNP). The Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade stated that he handed over his letter of resignation to the party leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. On Thursday (5), Minister Kabir Hashim had also …

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