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Daily Archives: June 28, 2018

Committee for updating petroleum prices once in three months

The cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to appoint a committee consisting of the officials of Treasury and Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development to implement the fuel price formula in a more transparent manner. The cabinet has approved a proposal presented by Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera …

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Court orders former CM to compensate principal

The Supreme Court has ordered the former Chief Minister of the North Central Province, Peshala Jayaratne, to pay Rs 250,000 in compensation to a school principal who had filed a case over an unfair transfer. The government was also ordered to pay Rs 50,000 in compensation to the petitioner. The …

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Issue of passports resolved by next week

The issue regarding passports will be resolved by next week, stated the Department of Immigration and Emigration. Recently, there was a shortage of passports issued for all countries, stated A. L. B. I Liyanaratna from the passport section of the Department. There was a delay in getting down the passports …

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Hearing of case against Prasanna and wife postponed

Further hearing of the case filed against the three persons including MP Prasanna Ranatunga and his wife, was ordered to be postponed until September 13th by the order of the Colombo High Court, today (28). The case was supposed to be heard in front of Colombo High Court Judge Champa …

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Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, dies at 89

Joe Jackson, the father of music legends Michael and Janet Jackson, has died at age 89, a person close to the family has confirmed to the BBC. Jackson passed away early on Wednesday morning after he had been in hospital for terminal pancreatic cancer, celebrity news website TMZ reports. His …

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Germany out of FIFA World Cup in group stage

Defending champions Germany are out of the FIFA World Cup after losing 2-0 to two injury-time South Korea goals in Kazan. Kim Young-gwon’s 92nd-minute goal, awarded after a video assistant referee decision, left four-time winners Germany on the brink of elimination. Six minutes into stoppage time, with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer …

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Chinese funds financed MR’s election campaign- NY Times

During the 2015 presidential election, large payments from the Chinese Port Construction Fund flowed directly to campaign aides and activities of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had agreed to Chinese terms at every turn and was seen as an important ally in China’s efforts to tilt influence away from India …

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Special island wide police operation makes over 2300 arrests

A special 4-hour police operation launched Tuesday night covering all police divisions across the island has made 2,322 arrests for various violations of law, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. The special police operation under the direction of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundera was carried out from …

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UGC denies any links with Perpetual Treasuries

University Grants Commission (UGC) stresses that there is no transaction whatsoever directly or indirectly with the Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL). Vice Chairman of the University Grants Commission Prof. P.S.M. Gunaratne in a statement said the media reports published in this regard is baseless. The Centre for Human Rights and Research …

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