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Policy framework for primary industries

Social Welfare and Primary Industries minister Daya Gamage says that for the first time, a policy framework has been prepared for the primary industry sector with technical support given by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. He says he will submit this policy document to the cabinet for approval. “Then …

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Court warns witness in MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s case

The court  warned a witness of the case against Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who is charged for misusing Rs. 27 million of state funds to purchase a personal property. The former minister of the previous government was charged under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act for failing to prove …

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Attempt to smuggle in cigarettes thwarted at BIA

Customs officials nabbed a Sri Lankan passenger who was attempting to smuggle in Rs. 1,620,000 worth foreign cigarettes at the Bandaranaike International Airport recently.   The 36-year-old suspect, a resident of Uhumeeya of Narammala, had arrived from Dubai around 5.30 am Monday, sources said.   The Customs officials found 162 …

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Heat advisory for most parts of the country

The Meteorology Department yesterday issued a heat advisory for Northern, North Central, Eastern, Uva and North Western Provinces and Matale and Hambantota Districts.   The Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre predicted that the caution level in heat index in most parts of the Northern, North Central and Eastern provinces as …

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Cambridge Analytica is shutting down

Cambridge Analytica, the Trump-affiliated data firm at the center of Facebook’s worst privacy scandal in history, is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down. The London firm blamed “unfairly negative media coverage’’ and said it has been “vilified” for actions it says are both legal and widely accepted as part of online …

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