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Robotic technology needs to be developed

Minister Daya Gamage says the robotic technology should be developed as a solution to the prevailing labour shortage in the country. He made the remark while inspecting the robotic creations at INCO 2018 exhibition at the BMICH on the Social Welfare and Primary Industries Ministry day. He said without machines …

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AG prevents Austin from releasing some parts of bond report

Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya has informed Austin Fernando, Secretary to President Maithripala Sirisena, that certain annexures of the report submitted by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the Treasury bond scams cannot be made available to the public as they might affect the ongoing investigations, according to sources.   The …

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Police seek villagers who beat leopard to death

Sri Lankan authorities were seeking Friday nearly a dozen men who beat a leopard to death after it strayed into a village and attacked people, a minister said.   Wildlife deputy minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said police were deployed to arrest those responsible for Thursday’s animal killing, which was captured on mobile …

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Provincial Elections could be delayed as parties argue over system

Provincial Council Elections would be held this December or in January next year, Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.   Asked under which system the polls would be conducted, Senaratne said that several parties wanted  the earlier District Proportional Representation(PR) system and  not the hybrid of First …

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Suranga Lakmal to Captain Sri Lanka in the 3rd Test

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that fast bowler Suranga Lakmal will captain the 3rd Test against West Indies today in the absence of suspended skipper Dinesh Chandimal. Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss the day-night Test against West Indies which will start in Barbados today after his appeal against …

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