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Emergency import of 500,000 tons of rice

The Government is to make an emergency import of 500,000 tons of rice to face a feared shortfall in local production due to adverse weather conditions. The state will import 300,000 tons whilst the private sector will be allowed to import the remaining 200,000 tons. Stocks will come mainly from …

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SLRC’s ex-chairman, two others appologise in open Court

Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) ex-chairman Ariyaratne Athugala, ex additional director general Devapriya Abeysinghe and G.D. Sugathapala yesterday apologised to the three employees who had complained that they had been threatened and assaulted in 2010. When the cases were taken up before Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara the parties …

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Sam The Man no more

Nihal Samarasinghe, popularly known as Sam The Man, an icon of the local music scene, died last week in Colombo.   With decades of performing experience as a professional musician, he held his own in the music circuit and entertained Sri Lankans all over the world till the very end. …

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