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Dambulla Cave Temple painting are in danger

The paintings of the Dambulla Cave Temple are in danger due to unnecessary involvement into the activities of the Archaeology Department, a top official alleged on Monday. Acting Director General of Archaeology Prof. Prasanna Bandara while speaking to reporters at a press conference said that the officials who had been …

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Ambulance drivers to launch island-wide token strike

The Government Health Service Ambulance and Transport Drivers have decided to launch an island-wide 48-hour token strike. Secretary to the association Amarananda Waduge said that the strike will be commenced at midnight tomorrow (27) and will continue until Wednesday. The strike will be staged over several demands and against the …

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Rs.8 million robbed in Ragama

A group of unidentified persons had fled after robbing nearly Rs.8 million while it was being transported in a van in Ragama, police said. The incident had taken place a short while ago on Monday. The van was en route to an apparel store in Kadawatha, the police said and …

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Sri Lankan Airline restructuring plant on the way

The SriLankan Airlines will submit a restructuring plan to the government this week, which could be implemented by the government, if there is no foreign partner to come under the proposed public-private partnership (PPP) by July 31. The plan is likely to emphasize on the areas such as downsizing the …

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Another Dengue eradication program as disease spreads

The government launched a common Dengue eradication program yesterday on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena as health authorities battle to contain the spread of the mosquito-borne disease which has taken lives of over 200 people already in the first six months of the year. The common Dengue eradication program, …

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Postal unions to strike from Tuesday

Postal trade unions have resolved to go ahead with a strike from Tuesday after talks with Posts Minister M.H.A Haleem failed yesterday. United Postal Trade Unions Front Chief Chinthaka Bandara said the minister was unable to give an assurance with regard to their demands which included abandoning the move to …

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New laws to check multiple voting by the displaced

Displaced people found to have registered to vote in several electorates by submitting false information and documents risk being fined, sentenced to a prison term or both, under new laws now being drafted. Under the new laws, internally displaced people have been allowed to register to vote in the electorate …

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