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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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A new Deputy Speaker to be appointed today

According to the Deputy Secretary General of Parliament Neil Iddawela, a MP will be appointed to the vacant Deputy Speaker post, at the parliament, today (05). Recently, MP Thilanga Sumathipala resigned from his post of Deputy Speaker, voting in the favor of the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister. Iddawela …

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Split among postal strikers

Secretary of the Postal Trade Unions Alliance, H.K. Kariyawasam yesterday claimed their 48-hour strike had crippled the postal department.   The dispatch of parcels and letters to and from the Central Mail Exchange had come to a standstill, Kariyawasam said, adding that the strike would continue till midnight today and …

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New Chairman appointed to Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau

The Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs announced the appointment of Mr. Dehan Seneviratne as Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) with effect from today (June 4). A veteran in the marketing field, Mr. Seneviratne takes over as Chairman of SLTPB at a crucial juncture …

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Railway union to launch a week-long strike?

The Railway Technical Service Trade Union Committee says that steps will be taken to stop train services for seven days if they do not receive a written plan of action to resolve the salary anomalies issue within the day today (June 04). The Railway Technical Services Trade Union Committee launched …

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Wind conditions to increase over the coming few days

The existing windy condition is expected to strengthen over the country and in the sea areas around the island in next few days, from 06th June. Prevailing showers and cloudy conditions in South-western part will continue further, according to the Meteorological Department. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in …

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Crime minimum age raised to 12

The minimum age limit for criminal responsibility is to be increased from eight to 12 years, according to a Penal Code amendment to be introduced in Parliament soon. Justice Ministry Secretary W.M.M.A. Adikari said it had been found that children Under 12 who were involved in criminal activity were not …

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Next stage in north central province

The next stage of the planting of 100 million plants across the country on a concept by minister Daya Gamage will take place in the north central province on June 05 to coincide with world environment day. On a request by DIG of the northern province Jagath Abeysiri Gunawardena, police …

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