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Mathews passes fitness Test

Former skipper Angelo Mathews has passed the fitness test following his injury last week and is the front-runner to be appointed skipper of the national ODI and T20 teams once again, news sources said SLC earlier announced that a new skipper for the ODI and T20 teams will be appointed …

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Port City legislation to Parliament by March

Sri Lanka’s Port City legislation would be brought before Parliament by March while construction on the first permanent buildings are also due to commence shortly, senior officials said.   These comments were made following a visit of the newly reclaimed land of the island by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and …

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President to open Rajagiriya flyover today

President Maithripala Sirisena will open the Rajagiriya flyover with the public on Monday, today, the President’s Media Division said. The flyover constructed at Welikada junction in Rajagiriya will provide a long term solutions for the heavy traffic congestion in the Rajagiriya area. Even though the construction works of the flyover …

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No election activities in religious places

Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that election propaganda activities in religious places are prohibited regardless of the faith. “Politics at religious places, be it Buddhist, Islam, Catholic, Christian, or Hindu, is not allowed,” the Election Chief said. The Election Commission Chairman made this comment while speaking at …

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Bond issue will be debated in parliament-PM

The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that there will be a parliamentary debate regarding the bond issue commission report. He said that there will be possibility of having the facts reveled on the bond scam that occurred during the 2008- 2015 period. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe made these remarks while addressing …

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‘Price reduction through raising revenue’

Minister Daya Gamage says it is difficult to reduce commodity prices without raising revenue of the state first. He was speaking at a UNP rally at Wijayapura in Ampara yesterday in support of the party candidates contesting the Uhana Pradeshiya Sabha. The minister also addressed public rallies at Rajagama, Udayapura …

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2017 tea prices hit record highs

Sri Lanka had an extraordinary year with prices for Ceylon Tea climbing significantly above the rest of the world, John Keells PLC Brokers said in its report commenting on price performances in 2017.   January to December 2017 National Average was Rs. 618.14 per kilo compared with Rs. 468.61 — …

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PM today at UNP’s 70th anniversary celebration

The United National Party is scheduled to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding at Campbell Park ìn Borella today.   The event was due to be held in Ratnapura last September but had to be postponed due to adverse weather.   Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is expected to …

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Health Ministry reduces registration fees for medicinal drugs

The Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has taken steps to reduce several fees required for registration of medicinal drugs. Accordingly, fees for drug registration under the National Medicines Regulatory Authority, new product registration and licensing fees have been reduced with effect from 5th January midnight. …

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