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Sri Lanka to remove VAT from hospital bills

Sri Lanka will remove value added tax from hospital bills from next week, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said in the wake of calls by President Maithripala Sirisena also to lift the tax. Sri Lanka slammed a 15 value added tax on hospital bills while threatening price controls on private hospital …

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Two arrested for committing fraud through ATMs

Police has apprehended 2 people at Kuruna area in Negombo, for committing fraud using Automated Teller Machines (ATM). The suspects have stolen about Rs 8.7 million via ATM machines in Negombo and Ja-Ela areas, according to the Police. The arrest has been made following a lengthy investigation conducted by the …

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Thundershowers expected in several areas

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of rain will occur in Hambanthota district. Fairly heavy falls of about 50 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and the …

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NIE plans to reduce the O/L subjects from 9 to 6

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the National Institute of Education (NIE) is working on reducing the number of subjects of GCE Ordinary Level Examination from 9 to 6. He stated this at a meeting held at Monaragala area. He stated that from next year no student will …

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