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Sri Lanka sets world record with no-fly airport

Sri Lanka is set to establish another world record as its second international airport was left without a single scheduled flight from Friday (June 8) after the only airline using the jinxed facility scrapped its daily service.   Dubai’s Flydubai announced the sudden withdrawal from the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport …

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Mahinda Rajapaksa pushed up SL’s debt to Rs. 7,391bn

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who created a world record through unfettered borrowings, should tell the country how he proposes to make his claim to reduce taxes by 20% a reality, if he is returned to power.   During the Rajapaksa era, Sri Lanka’s debt …

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Businessmen favor a UNP govt. – Daya

Many businessmen favor a UNP government, says Minister of Social Welfare and Primary Industries. Daya Gamage. He says that the development of the economy under a UNP government is the reason for this. He stated this responding to the media personnel in Colombo.

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MP Udaya Gammanpila allowed to go abroad to see his son

The case filed by the Attorney General against MP Udaya Gammanpila was summoned before Colombo High Court Judge Shashi Mahendran today. Deputy Solicitor General Dilan Ratnayake who appeared on behalf of the Attorney General informed the court that the Attorney General has requested to hear the case before Commercial High …

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‘Don’t confine yourself to an 8 to 5 job’

Minister of social welfare and primary industries advised a group of newly-promoted officials not to confine their duties to a 8.00 am to 5.00 pm job, but commit themselves to their responsibilities which could earn them merits as well. He was speaking at the handover of appointment letters at Suhurupaya …

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SriLankan Airlines CEO Ratwatte announces retirement

CEO of SriLankan Airlines, Captain Suren Ratwatte, has submitted a letter announcing early retirement, the national carrier said. Ratwatte was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines and budget airline Mihin Lanka with effect from October 2015 and took over the operational and strategic management of both airlines. …

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TNL issue should be resolved quickly- Rajitha

The issue of the  TNL  Transmission Centre shutdown should be resolved soon, Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.   Senaratne said that the TRC report on the matter was awaited by the Media Ministry.   TNL TV recently  commented on President Maithripala Sirisena’s criticism of the government’s 100-Day Programme.

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