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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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Rs 450 billion spent annually to maintain public institutions

The Government spent about Rs 450 billion annually to maintain public institutions, Leader of the House and Minister Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament yesterday. He said Janawasama and Elkaduwa Plantations were being operated by the Government incurring heavy losses. He said the Government had come up with 250 project proposals to …

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Criminal gunned down

A 29 year old suspect involved in several murders has been gunned down by gunmen who came on a motor bike at Wewalla Hikkaduwa, our news sources said.

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Indian arrested while attempting to smuggle foreign currency

A foreign national was apprehended by the Customs officials,, at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for attempting to smuggle out foreign currency. The arrested suspect is a 54 year old Indian departing for China, according to the Customs. The Customs officials have seized foreign currencies worth USD 60,000 which was …

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ICC appoints Michael Beloff to hear Chandimal’s appeal

Chairman of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, Michael Beloff QC has been appointed as the Judicial Commissioner to hear Dinesh Chandimal’s appeal today (22). ICC further said the hearing will take place on Friday, and legal counsel for both parties and Chandimal will join via telephone or videoconference. Earlier …

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