CEB has purchased power on arbitrary rates during last five years: COPE Chairman

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has purchased power at their own discretion without any transparency for the last five years, the Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) said yesterday. The COPE report which was submitted to Parliament by its Chairman JVP MP Sunil Handunetti said.

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  TISL urges Cabinet to revoke perks granted to President
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Sajith at Kiribathgoda rally

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One killed, 42 injured in head-on collision in Minneriya

One passenger was killed while 42 others were injured when two buses collided head-on at Muwan Palassa area in Minneriya last night, police said.

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Hakeem clarifies on media reports

Minister Rauff Hakeem yesterday rejected allegations that he had connections with the terrorists involved in the Easter Sunday attack as reported in media.

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Easter Sunday bomb attacks

Prove that anyone in our camp dealt with mastermind: Ranil

If it is proven that anyone from our camp had been with the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday bomb attacks, Zahran, we will take action against him, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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FR case on appointment of President’s Counsel tomorrow

The FR application filed by Senior Attorney-at-Law Upul Kumarapperuma, against the criteria that had been followed on the appointment of President’s Counsels will be taken up tomorrow before the Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and Justices Gamini Amarasekera and S. Thurairajah.

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Lankan stabbed to death in South Korea

A fight between two groups of Sri Lankan migrant workers in South Korea left one dead and two injured on Tuesday night (22) in Sacheon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, the Sri Lankan mission in South Korea confirmed.

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Opposition queries Hakeem’s role on PSC

The main opposition today questioned the impartiality of the final report of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into Easter Sunday attack while Minister Rauff Hakeem, who was a member of the committee, was alleged to have connections with a terrorist group involved in the attack.

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Easter Sunday Attack

PSC blames State Intelligence Service on failure to act

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) that probed the Easter Sunday attack says the State Intelligence Service (SIS) is to be blamed most for its failure to act upon prior warnings.

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JVP objects appointment of Thilanga to COPE

JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake today raised objections to the appointment of UPFA MP Thilanga Sumathilapa to the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) in place of Chandrasiri Gajadeera, who died recently.

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Rs.600,000 damage done to airport equipment by this act

PM justifies paddy storage at Mattala

While asserting that the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) is a white elephant, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has today justified the current government’s decision to store paddy at the airport storage facilities in 2015.

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Wasim Thajudeen's murder trial

Trial against ex-DIG Anura Senanayake fixed for Nov. 7

Colombo High Court today postponed the hearing of the case against Senior DIG Anura Senanayake for screening evidence of the murder of Havelock Sports Club rugby player Wasim Thajudeen for November 7.

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Wasantha withdraws from Sajith’s election campaign

Foreign Affairs State Minister Wasantha Senanayake today said that he informed the UNP of his decision to withdraw from the party organiser post of Rambukkana and the presidential election campaign of Minister Sajith Premadasa.

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Govt. amends luxury tax on motor vehicles

The government has decided to amend the luxury tax on motor vehicles to be based on price instead of engine capacity, specifying the vehicle categories which are exempt.

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Vote on account passed in parliament

The vote on account seeking to allocate Rs.1,474 billion as government expenses for the first quarter of next year was passed with amendments without a vote in parliament a short while ago.

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Gota to take stern action on drug dealers, murderers, criminals: Dulles

The Gota - Baya (fear of Gota) among all wrongdoers, murderers, bribe-takers and drug dealers was understandable because he was to launch a special campaign against those criminals on assuming Presidency after November 16, Spokesman of the SLPP, Dulles Alahapperuma said today.

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No cellular tower levy on 5G towers

The government has decided to exempt the Cellular Tower Levy on the towers used to provide 5G coverage, the Finance Ministry said while presenting a bill to parliament today.

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Carbon tax abolished from Dec. 1

The Finance Bill presented by the government, moving for amendments to remove the Carbon Tax from December 1, was passed today in Parliament.

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Prez considering Presidential Pardon

Royal Park Victim’s sister expresses concerns

A sister of Swedish national Yvonne, who was killed at the Royal Park Condominium in 2005, expressed her concern over media reports that President Maithripala Sirisena was considering a pardon for her sister’s murderer, Jude Anthony Jayamaha.

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Bond indictment under spotlight

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had...

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Maga Neguma on the road to nowhere!

Road Planing and Development Company, which at one time existed under the Road Development Authority (RDA), was terminated to establish the institutes Maga Neguma Emulsion Private Company, Maga Neguma...

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Cartoon of the day

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Certain macro factors need to be managed carefully -Cabraal

Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal responded to a few questions posed to him by viewers during a live interview conducted on Facebook. ...

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Elpitiya victory a trendsetter for us - Prasanna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna(SLPP) MP for the Gampaha district Prasanna Ranatunga, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the presidential ele...

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We should have an out of the box approach to solve issues

Following are the questions asked from New Democratic Front’s (NDF) Presidential aspirant Sajith Premadasa and the answers given by him to the inte...

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‘It’s better to donate a liver than a kidney’ -Prof. Rela

Liver diseases among people in Sri Lanka are prevalent due to many reasons including alcoholism. But the infrastructure needs to be improved to conduc...

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Lorry with 200 broilers topples

More than 200 poultry fowls have been killed when a lorry transporting them along the Minneriya - Hingurakgoda Main Road veered off the road and toppled near the Kothalawala Junction last morning (29)...

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Son dumps mother’s body into forest

The Watawala Police in Hatton has launched an investigation into the incident in which a man had thrown the corpse of his mother (81) into a forest claiming he could not bear funeral expenses....

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He had his wife’s underskirt in his bag

A visit to Colombo to meet a politician by a group of villagers from Moragollagama was thrown into chaos when their leader found out the hard way that he did not possess the proper attire to meet with...

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Should the retiring Presidents be awarded with residential houses and multi-million value vehicles?