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Railway strike to continue

Railway trade unions declared that they will continue their ongoing strike action during the Executive Central Committee meeting of the railway trade unions held today (11). Sri Lanka Railways today announced that all retired engine drivers, railway guards, station masters and controllers willing to return to duty have been requested …

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MPs not using their laptops in Parliament: Harin

Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando said yesterday that even 20 per cent of the laptops provided to the MPs were not used by them. He said order papers and other relevant documents were saved in these laptops to facilitate MPs in the House and added that most of …

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‘Marians’ taken to HC for singing Jothipala’s songs

The Colombo Commercial High Court yesterday issued notices on Sri Lanka’s popular music band leader Nalin Perera and his musical group ‘Marians’ for singing the late H.R. Jothipala’s songs without the permission of his family members. The case was filed by H.R. Jothipala’s widow and their four daughters under the …

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Chinese man arrested with Rs. 11.5 mn worth foreign notes

A 25-year-old Chinese male had been arrested by the Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), while attempting to smuggle out foreign currency bills worth Rs.11.5 million to Singapore yesterday. The suspect, who was on tourist visa, had in his possession 100,000 currency bills of Singapore Dollar.

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GCE O/L begins tomorrow

The GCE O/L Examination will commence tomorrow (12) at 5,116 centres countrywide and go on till Dec. 21. A total of 688,573 candidates including 259,080 private applicants will sit the examination.   Commissioner General of Examinations B. Sanath Pujitha said the candidates were required to carry their admission cards and …

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Foreign experts to fight bribes, corruption

The Government was mulling obtaining the assistance of external experts to carry out investigations on corruption, Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake said over the weekend. He said that the assistance of external experts might be needed to carry out investigations on corruption. “There are areas where our investigators …

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