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Provincial Elections could be delayed as parties argue over system

Provincial Council Elections would be held this December or in January next year, Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.   Asked under which system the polls would be conducted, Senaratne said that several parties wanted  the earlier District Proportional Representation(PR) system and  not the hybrid of First …

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For a competitive & vibrant construction industry

The government will facilitate functions of the private sector for a competitive and vibrant construction industry, which is a preferred destination for investment, minister of Social Welfare and Primary Industries Daya Gamage said. The minister was speaking at his ministry-sponsored day at the three-day INCO engineering exhibition at the BMICH …

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Rs 450 billion spent annually to maintain public institutions

The Government spent about Rs 450 billion annually to maintain public institutions, Leader of the House and Minister Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament yesterday. He said Janawasama and Elkaduwa Plantations were being operated by the Government incurring heavy losses. He said the Government had come up with 250 project proposals to …

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14 individuals linked to LTTE designated by Sri Lankan govt

The government has issued an extraordinary gazette notification listing the names of 14 individuals living overseas with links to the LTTE and banning them from entering Sri Lanka, by placing them in the list of designated persons. The amendment to the List of Designated persons under the United Nations Regulations …

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