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15% VAT on channelling fees, surgeries to be removed

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 17:12

The Cabinet today approved to remove the 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) imposed on doctor’s fees, channelling fees and on surgeries at private hospitals with effect from July 15, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana ..

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Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s third and final Test against the Windies aft...


Govt. submits supplementary estimate for Rs.2.5 Bn

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Government today presented a supplementary estimate for Rs.2.5 billion to improve skills, to provide salary subsidies to...


England set new ODI record against Australia, smash 481/6

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England have smashed a new world record one-day score, pulverising Australia's bowlers to hit 6-481 at Trent Bridge ...


Agriculture ministry will be shifted to Govijana Mandiraya: Minister

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Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today he would, within three months shift the Agriculture Ministry to a Sta...


Prominent drug dealer arrested in Peliyagoda

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A prominent drug dealer in Peliyagoda, Jayaratnage Gihan Sandaruwan, was arrested by the Police Special Task Force (STF)...


Rs.120 Mn spent on 60-member delegation to UN

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It was revealed in Parliament today that more than Rs.120 million had been spent for the 60-member delegation which acco...


Pathirana appointed Deputy Minister

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Matara District United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana was sworn in as the Industries and Commer...


Posts Minister to introduce tailored recruitment procedure

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Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Abdul Haleem said today a tailored recruitment proced...


'Wildlife Ministry should manage human animal conflicts'

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 16:18
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The Ministry of Wildlife should manage human animal conflicts while safeguarding species, Deputy Minister of Environment...


Oman Post suspends sending mails to Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 14:14
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The Oman Post has announced that it will temporarily stop receiving any mail to be sent to Sri Lanka, "due to unfor...


IUSF protesters teargassed

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:27
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The Polduwa Junction today turned into a mini battlefield after around 2,000 anti-SAITM protesters attempted to get past...


Heavy traffic at Battaramulla

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Heavy traffic was reported along the Sri Jayewardenepura Road at the Polduwa Junction and near Parliament in Battaramull...


Film distribution comes under Film Corporation from today

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The distribution of local films, which was handled by four private companies, would come under the purview of the Nation...


IP Rangajeewa and Lamahewa re-remanded till July 3

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Police Narcotic Bureau Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa and Prisons Department Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who are in ...


Ven. Gnanasara Thera’s appeal postponed till June 22

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Homagama Magistrate’s Court today postponed the hearing of the appeal made by Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secreta...


Mahanama, Dissanayake re-remanded till June 26

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President Maithripala Sirisena's former chief of staff I.H.K. Mahanama and State Timber Corporation (STC) former cha...


Police constable killed, five others injured in accident

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:27
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A police constable was killed and five others including another police constable were injured when a car skidded off the...


Army warns legal action against harbouring absentees, deserters

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:02
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Sri Lanka Army yesterday said that they are continuing countrywide operations to arrest its absentees or deserters and w...


SriLankan: 51% of the losses was accumulated interest

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Public Enterprise Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday the bank interest accumulated over a period of t...


Staff officers can obtain police security to open post offices

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The Government Information Department yesterday said postal staff officers can obtain police security if its necessary t...


Losses at State institutions exceed Rs.50 bn last year: Speaker

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According to Finance Ministry reports, the losses incurred by State institutions last year had exceeded Rs.50 billion, S...


Half of state officials should be in jail by now: AG

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More than half the state officials would be in jail by now if they were dealt in the manner in which former presidential...


Outgoing UNHR Chief commends SL

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Outgoing UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein yesterday commended Sri Lanka and several other cou...


33 people shot dead this year; 24 murder cases solved

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At least 33 people were shot dead countrywide in first five months of this year, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said ...


Postal employees' leave cancelled from today: PMG

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All leave of Postal Department employees have been cancelled with effect from today, Post Master General Rohana Abeyratn...


Govt. won’t hold PC polls before presidential poll: PHU

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The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) today said the government won’t hold Provincial Council (PC) elections prior to t...


Govt. spends Rs.8.3 bn on embassies in 2017: AG

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Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe said today the government had spent Rs.8.3 billion to maintain embassies last year but...


Case against Ranjan Ramanayake: SC asks AG to file draft rule on July 30

Monday, 18 June 2018 19:43
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The Supreme Court today directed the Attorney General to submit draft rule on July 30 against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ram...


Set up separate court to hear cases involving Buddhist Monks: Champika

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A separate court, in consultation with the Mahanayake Theras of the relevant chapters, should be set up to hear court ca...


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