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CID to record statement from MR over Keith’s abduction

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), probing the abduction and assault on Keith Noyahr, the Associate Editor, The Nation in May 2008 is expected to record a statement from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa soon.   A senior police officer told The island that investigators had decided to clarify some issues with the former President following a …

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PM confident of reaching the US$ 5 bn export income goal

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said the country can overcome the challenges and reach the envisaged export income of US$ 5 billion. Addressing the 2018 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) forum today in Colombo the Premier said the government is taking all the measures to achieve the goal. The ICT- …

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No Withholding tax on tele-drams

President Maithripala Sirisena orders not to change 14 percent withholding tax on sale of tele-dramas and advised Finance Minister to inform in writing to the institutions, PMD sources said.

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Range Bandara’s son injured in accident

State Minister Palitha Range Bandara’s son Yashoda and Puttalam Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman were injured when their vehicle driven by State Minister’s son veered off the road and crashed into a house at Kottapitiya in Chilaw early this morning. Initial Police investigations revealed that the cab belonging to the Irrigation Ministry …

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Health minister to register two foreign cancer treatment vaccines

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne yesterday said he was in the process of registering two new foreign cancer treatment vaccines with National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) despite the controversial Taxacad also known as ‘Hearticad’ cancer treatment vaccine which is already available in Sri Lanka. The Russian vaccine ‘Hearticad’ which was brought …

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Sri Lankan smuggling out over Rs. 47 million arrested at BIA

Sri Lanka Customs officials today arrested a Sri Lankan national attempting to smuggle foreign currency notes worth over Rs 47 million at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake. Customs Media Spokesman Vipula Minuwangoda said, the 28 year old suspect is a resident of Negombo. The suspect en route to …

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