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Police protection for Anika Wijesuriya

Special police security is reported to have been provided to Anika Wijesuriya and her relatives in the wake of death threats levelled against her allegedly by a close relative of former finance minister Ravi Rarunanayake. It was carried out on the directions of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on …

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SAITM Chairman threatens to sue Minister

Chairman of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) Dr Neville Fernando yesterday vowed to sue Minister Susil Premajayantha seeking Rs.500 million in damages for the derogatory comments made against him.   The former UNP Deputy Minister said anyone could change the name of an institution for which …

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Power supplies to be increased through competition

The government has decided to call for more proposals under the small scale solar power plants programme with a view to increasing competition among electricity suppliers,   This follows a memorandum submitted by Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya to the Cabinet on Tuesday.   Siyambalapitiya said the Ceylon …

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Rice at wholesale prices from Sathosa outlets

Consumers are able to buy rice at the wholesale price through the Sathosa outlets island-wide, Sathosa Chairman T.M.K.B. Tennakoon said. The official has said the decision was taken with the intention of reducing the cost of living of the people and the retail vendors will also be able to get …

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Strategic economic plan to introduce for next three years

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today delivered the Economic Policy Statement in Parliament and clarified the current status of Sri Lanka’s economy and the way forward for his government and the people. He stated that the challenge faced today is to sustain what they have built, and strengthening the economy. He …

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Water supply disruption due to damaged pipeline in Kadawatha

The Water Board announced that the water supply to several areas and roads in and around Kadawatha will be suspended for 12 hours from 9.30am today due to a damaged pipeline. Accordingly the water supply to Kadawatha, Ragama Road, along Kandy-Colombo road from Kadawatha to Kiribathgoda, Pushparama Road, Genmulla Road, …

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