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SL makes significant efforts to end human trafficking: US report

The Sri Lankan Government is making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking though the government is still to meet the minimum standards in several key areas, the Trafficking in Persons Report released by the US Department of State said.   Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump’s Assistant …

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State hotel sales to go ahead next month: Finance Minister

Sri Lanka’s is expecting to sell the owning company of Colombo Hilton and another partially completed building where a Hyatt is expected to be housed within the next month, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.   “We’re hoping, especially the Hilton and the Hyatt, will be privatized within the next month, …

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No hurry to name Presidential candidate says UNP

Amidst various statements and  names being mentioned about possible presidential candidates, the UNP said yesterday that there was no hurry and it’s nominee would be announced at the right time.   Asked if a decision had been taken on the UNP’s presidential candidate , a senior UNP Minister said ” …

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Veteran actor Roy de Silva passes away at age 80

Veteran actor and film director Roy de Silva has passed away last night (30), at the age of 80. He has passed away while being admitted at the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital yesterday, according to a hospital spokesman. After studying at St Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa and St. Joseph’s College, Colombo, he …

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No fuel shortage in the country – CPC

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) says that false rumors have been spread claiming that a shortage of fuel prevails in the country. The public need not unnecessarily panic as there is no such shortage of fuel, its Managing Director Neil Jayasekara said. He stated that rumors are spreading that fuel …

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