Mahindra opens first automotive assembly plant in SL
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd on Saturday expanded its global footprint with the inauguration of a local automotive assembly plant at Welipenna.
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Govt. to talk with India to develop Palaly, Batti airports: PM
The Sri Lankan Government will soon begin a dialogue with India to develop Palaly and Batticaloa airports, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.
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Gota has certificate to prove he has renounced US citizenship: Gammanpila
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sufficient evidence to prove that he had renounced the US citizenship while the omission of his name in the list published as at June 30, 2019, is of no importance as per the law of that country, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila said yesterday.
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GMOA to launch strike action from Monday
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has decided to launch an island-wide strike from Monday, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said.
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Presidential poll as planned - Vajira
Whatever planned by whoever, it was necessary to hold presidential polls between September 2nd and December 8th this year according to the Constitution, Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Vajira Abeywardana said.
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20 percent of undergrads give up Uni education due to ragging
President Maithripala Sirisena said 20% of undergrads give up university education as they cannot stand ragging.
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UNF leaders to meet today
UNF leaders are to meet today to make vital decisions on the proposed alliance, a leader of a UNF constituent party said yesterday.
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PCoI: RDA legal officer warned for giving false evidence
The legal officer of the Road Development Authority (RDA) Jeewananda Waidyadasa has been strictly warned by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry for giving false evidence in connection with a complaint on the recruitment of 45 public relation officers and 102 project advisers under the direction of the then Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella.
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Over 13,000 affected due to adverse weather conditions
At least 13,028 people from 3,316 families had been affected in several districts due to the adverse weather conditions prevailing around the country, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said today.
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Chopper carrying Prez damages two shops
Two shops were damaged during the take-off of the chopper carrying the President who participated in an event held in Naula today.
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Amarapura and Ramanya Buddhist chapters combined
An agreement was signed today combining the Amarapura and Ramanya Buddhist chapters and it will be known as the ‘Sri Lanka Amarapura-Ramanya Samagree Maha Sangha Sabawa’.
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Wildlife Ministry to probe “Tikiri” being used in Perahera
The Wildlife Ministry has ordered a probe on the incident where a 70-year-old elephant named Tikiri had been used in the Esala Perahera despite her health condition.
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It is essential to defeat Gota: JVP
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today it was essential to defeat the presidential candidate of the Rajapaksa faction to ensure democracy and rule of law in the country.
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Mexico finds 65 lost Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan migrants
Mexican Federal Police officials have found 65 severely dehydrated and hungry migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wandering on a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, ABC News reported on Thursday.
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16-year-old with NTJ links arrested
A 16-year-old suspect, Mohamed Naufar Abdullah, who had allegedly maintained links with the proscribed National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), was arrested in Ampara on a tip-off received by the State Intelligence Services (SIS), police said.
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IS has found footing in Sri Lanka, India: report
India, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Afghanistan are among the countries where the Islamic State (IS) terror group has found a footing, as its influence has diminished drastically across its territory of origin in Iraq and Syria, the Hindustan Times reported on Friday quoting a leading conflict monitor.
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Australia deports 13 Sri Lankan illegal immigrants
Thirteen Sri Lankan illegal immigrants, who were deported from Australia, returned to the country from the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake this morning.
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