Primary Industries Ministry signs MoU with Thai bank

A memorandum of understanding between the Primary Industries Ministry and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives of Thailand was signed yesterday at a ceremony held at the ministry auditorium in Battaramulla in the presence minister Daya Gamage and Chulamanee Chartsuwan, the Thai Ambassador for Sri Lanka. While secretary to …

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New Local Government Act before parliament next week

Leader of the House and the Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella said in a statement yesterday that the New Local Government Act which was changed in keeping with views of civil society organisations would be presented to Parliament on Aug. 24 by Minister of Local Government and …

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Corruption case filed against Keheliya

The Commission to Investigate allegations of Bribery or Corruption has filed a plaint against Keheliya Rambukwella for abusing funds, belonging to the State Printing Corporation to the tune of Rs. 230,984 per month. The period of offence is between November 15, 2012 and April 17, 2013. The money was allegedly …

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Govt. to amend laws to minimise landslides

The government said yesterday that it was willing to amend the laws with a view to minimising the incidence of landslides. State Enterprise Development Deputy Minister Eran Wickremeratne, addressing a press conference in Colombo, invited geologists to do a comprehensive study and advise the authorities on measures to be adopted …

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One person succumbed to injuries

One person who was injured due to the building collapse in Wellawatta has succumbed to injuries, the Director of the National Hospital said. At least 27 individuals were injured and hospitalised after the building located near Savoy Cinema on Charlemont Road in Wellawatta collapsed this morning. Police and the army …

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