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Handunnetti reappointed to head COPE

JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti was yesterday appointed the Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) unanimously. MP Lasantha Alagiyawanna was appointed the head of the Public Accounts Committee and TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran to the head of the Finance Committee. The recent prorogation of Parliament led to the …

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Maj. Gen. Amal Karunasekara remanded till May 30

The court further remanded the former Chief of Staff of Army, retired Major General Amal Karunasekara, who was arrested last month in suspicion of the abduction, and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in May 2008. Mount Lavinia Additional Magistrate, Lochana Abeywickrama remanded the former chief of the Army Intelligence till …

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Showery condition expected to increase

Due to a low level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, showery condition is expected to enhance over the island particularly in the afternoon, the Met. Department predicted.   Showers or thundershowers will occur at several palaces in the most parts of the island after 2.00 p.m.   …

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No further change in milk powder MRPs

Following a decision of the Cost of Living Committee dated May 1, 2018 to allow increasing of the Maximum Retail Prices (MRP) of milk powder by Rs 20.00 (for 400 grams) and Rs 50.00 (for one kilo), it has now been decided to allow for such an increase in the …

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Cabinet reshuffle unlikely before new year

Cabinet reshuffle scheduled to take place before Sinhala and Tamil New Year on April 14 is likely to be put on hold until the SLFP decides whether to remain in the government or not.   Political sources say that President Maithripala Sirisena and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe were not in a …

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Security tightened at airport

Security has been beefed up at the premises of Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake as a tense situation prevailed in the surrounding area due to a strike launched by the airport employees today making several demands including a pay raise. As a result of the tenses situation prevailed …

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Govt. says it has initiated 55,000 development projects

The government had initiated over 55,000 development projects in various parts of the country during the last three years and it had spent over Rs. 55 billion rupees on them, Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake said yesterday, addressing a meeting on developing infrastructure in rural …

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STF nab ‘Kudu Nuwan’

A notorious underworld figure, Nuwan Gunathilake alias Kudu Nuwan, was arrested by the police commandos yesterday.   The Special Task Force arrested him at Ganemulla, Gampaha, with a hand grenade. Gunathilake is alleged to have been involved in a number of crimes.   A close associate of former Minister Mervyn …

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