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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Over 1000 applications per month for dual citizenship

Expatriate Sri Lankans are very much interested in obtaining Sri Lanka’s dual citizenship, the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration, Nihal Ranasinghe says. The Immigration and Emigration Controller says they receive about 1000 applications for dual citizenship per month and after those applications are examined and approved by a committee …

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e-Health card for all

The Minister of Healthcare, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says an electronic health card containing all the health information of the patient will be introduced for all soon. The Minister addressing an event held to launch the Hospital Information Management System at the Castle Street Women’s Hospital in …

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Leopard killing to be investigated

The Government will conduct a special investigation in to the killing of a leopard in Kilinochchi on Thursday, Leader of the House and Minister Lakshman Kiriella said. He made this observation in response to a question by JVP MP Bimal Rathnayake who asked as to what steps the Government intends …

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Sri Lankan rupee extends recovery as exporters sell dollar

The Sri Lankan rupee ended firmer on Friday, further pulling away from a record-low, as exporters sold the U.S. dollar and foreign investors bought government securities a day after the island nation received more than half a billion dollars from a Chinese port operator, dealers said. After market hours on …

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For a competitive & vibrant construction industry

The government will facilitate functions of the private sector for a competitive and vibrant construction industry, which is a preferred destination for investment, minister of Social Welfare and Primary Industries Daya Gamage said. The minister was speaking at his ministry-sponsored day at the three-day INCO engineering exhibition at the BMICH …

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“Kosgoda Tharaka’ and 2 others arrested

Three members of the criminal gang involved in today’s robbery at the jewellery shop in Matara, including underworld figure ‘Kosgoda Tharaka’, have been arrested after they were hospitalized with gunshot wounds. The suspects were arrested after being admitted to the Karapitiya Hospital. One of the suspects, Kosgoda Tharaka, is said …

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