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Monthly Archives: June 2018

No Withholding tax on tele-drams

President Maithripala Sirisena orders not to change 14 percent withholding tax on sale of tele-dramas and advised Finance Minister to inform in writing to the institutions, PMD sources said.

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Range Bandara’s son injured in accident

State Minister Palitha Range Bandara’s son Yashoda and Puttalam Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman were injured when their vehicle driven by State Minister’s son veered off the road and crashed into a house at Kottapitiya in Chilaw early this morning. Initial Police investigations revealed that the cab belonging to the Irrigation Ministry …

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Health minister to register two foreign cancer treatment vaccines

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne yesterday said he was in the process of registering two new foreign cancer treatment vaccines with National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) despite the controversial Taxacad also known as ‘Hearticad’ cancer treatment vaccine which is already available in Sri Lanka. The Russian vaccine ‘Hearticad’ which was brought …

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Delicacies of the deep at EAT, OZO Colombo

Plunge into an ocean of taste with an array of mouth-watering cuisine and become hooked on the delicacies of the deep at OZO Colombo’s very own Seafood Dinner Buffet. From 9th  to 13th  June at EAT Restaurant, diners can dive in and indulge in an extensive range of seafood from …

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Sri Lankan smuggling out over Rs. 47 million arrested at BIA

Sri Lanka Customs officials today arrested a Sri Lankan national attempting to smuggle foreign currency notes worth over Rs 47 million at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake. Customs Media Spokesman Vipula Minuwangoda said, the 28 year old suspect is a resident of Negombo. The suspect en route to …

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Mangala Samaraweera appointed UNP Vice Chairman

Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the United National Party (UNP). He has been appointed to the position with effect from April 26, 2018. In terms of Article 7.1(1) of the Party Constitution, he will also function as a member …

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Hema Nalin Karunaratne passes away

Popular television presenter, compere and journalist Hema Nalin Karunaratne has passed away at the age of 55. He has passed away at his home in Malabe, according to sources. With over 25 years of experience in the television industry serving in channels including Rupavahini and Swarnavahini, Karunaratne headed his own …

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