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Police seek villagers who beat leopard to death

Sri Lankan authorities were seeking Friday nearly a dozen men who beat a leopard to death after it strayed into a village and attacked people, a minister said.   Wildlife deputy minister Palitha Thewarapperuma said police were deployed to arrest those responsible for Thursday’s animal killing, which was captured on mobile …

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Provincial Elections could be delayed as parties argue over system

Provincial Council Elections would be held this December or in January next year, Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.   Asked under which system the polls would be conducted, Senaratne said that several parties wanted  the earlier District Proportional Representation(PR) system and  not the hybrid of First …

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Suranga Lakmal to Captain Sri Lanka in the 3rd Test

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that fast bowler Suranga Lakmal will captain the 3rd Test against West Indies today in the absence of suspended skipper Dinesh Chandimal. Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss the day-night Test against West Indies which will start in Barbados today after his appeal against …

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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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