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‘Public servants do nothing much productive’

Public servants do nothing much productive for the country or the economy despite a massive sum is being spent to pay their salaries, says primary industries minister Daya Gamage. He was speaking at a meeting at his ministry yesterday (07) to raise awareness among people’s representatives about the plans of …

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Court grants Dhammaloka Thera permission to go abroad

Colombo High Court Judge Sampath Wijeratne yesterday Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera permission to go abroad to preach sermons between August 10 and Sept. 20.   The Thera had informed the court through his counsel that he had received invitations from several countries, to deliver sermons.   The Thera has been …

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Drug allegations against Mangala’s PA declared baseless

Recent media reports alleging that the Finance Minister’s personal aide had been involved in a drug-related issue have been declared as baseless by the Media Secretary of Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera.   The events that took place on August 05, which led to one of Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s personal staff …

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CEO of Perpetual Treasuries to testify today

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Perpetual Treasuries Kasun Palisena has been summoned to testify before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the bond scam tomorrow.   Palisena is the first witness testifying before the Commission representing the Perpetual Treasuries after the Commission concluded recording evidence of witnesses summoned by the …

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UNP won’t protect thieves

The UNP would never protect fraudsters or let them remain in the party, UNP leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday. Addressing a party grassroots level leaders’ meeting at DKW Cultural Hall in Hatton, the Prime Minister said: “The UNP is not a party of thieves. If there are …

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