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Bond Commission won’t release report

ecretary to the Presidential Commission that probed treasury bond scams Sumathipala Udugamsuriya yesterday said that the releasing of the report would be President Maithripala Sirisena’s prerogative.   Udugamsuriya said so when The Island inquired from him whether a copy of the report could be obtained. The official said that their mandate was …

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GMOA threatens to resume agitation

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday warned of an alleged plot to legalise the medical degree awarded by the Private Medical College of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).   GMOA Secretary Dr Haritha Aluthge alleged that there were attempts by the Chairman of the Sri …

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Sri Lanka has 45,000 drug addicts – DDCB

It has been estimated that four kilos of heroin are consumed by 45,000 addicts in Sri Lanka. Dangerous Drugs Control Board (DDCB) Chairman Prof. Ravindra Fernando made this revelation during a media conference at the DDCB auditorium on December 29.   Prof. Fernando said the addicts consumed an estimated 1,478 …

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Police arrest 68 for violating election laws

Sri Lanka Police have arrested 68 individuals on charges of violating the local government election laws in the run up to the local government elections on 10th February. According to the police, they were arrested during the last 24 hours ending 6.00 am Tuesday, the police headquarters said. Out of …

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Final report of PRECIPAC handed over to President

The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Inquire and Investigate into Serious Acts of Fraud and Corruption (PRECIFAC) was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Office yesterday. Chairman of PRECIFAC Padman Surasena handed over the 1,135 pages long report to the President. Secretary to …

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2018 first school term commences today

The first school term for 2018 commences today (02). However the academic activities of 58 schools used as paper marking centers of the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination will begin on January 15, announced the Education Ministry. The third term of government and government approved private schools ended on December 08.

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