SLFP will contest General Election under chair symbol - Thilanga
The SLFP would contest the General Election under the SLFP – SLPP led alliance, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), with the chair as the symbol, Technology and New Inventions State Minister Thilanga Sumathipala said.
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Tax relief only on essential food items: Bandula
The tax relief announced by the government on Wednesday will not apply to alcoholic spirits, tobacco or cigarettes but to essential consumer commodities, Government Spokesman, Minister Bandula Gunawardana said.
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Water supply disruption, Colombo 10, 12 affected
The water supply in some areas will be disrupted in several areas until early hours tomorrow due to the break down in the supply line in Kotikawatte, National Water Supply and Drainage Board said today.
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Accountant gets 367-year RI for financial fraud
The Colombo High Court today sentenced an individual, who had worked as an accountant attached to a private company, to 367 years Rigorous Imprisonment for defrauding Rs. 2 million from the company.
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60 police officers transferred
Sixty police officers including four DIGs, seven SSPs, 18 ASPs and 11 SPs have been transferred with immediate effect, the National Police Commission (NPC).
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Spotting a sea lion is rare - Wildlife Director
Referring to the spotting of a sea lion in Sri Lanka in the Bambalapitiya area, the Wildlife Conservation Director-General G.C. Sooriyabandara today said it is a rare incident and people should bear in mind not to disturb the creature.
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Parliament informs EC to fill vacancy left after demise of Ranjith Soyza
Parliament Secretary General Dhammika Dassanayake has informed the Election Commission about the vacancy left in the 8th Parliament from December 4, after the demise of Ratnapura District Parliamentarian Ranjith Soyza.
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Cardinal gives statement to PCoI
Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal MalcolmRanjith arrived at the BMICH a short while ago to give a statement to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on the Easter Sunday attack.
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Environmentalists critical of abolishing permits to transport sand, granite, soil
Environmentalists are of the opinion that the recent Cabinet decision to allow the transportation of sand, granite and soil without permits will have some negative impact on environment in the short and long term.
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Gazette issued banning re-export of spices
The government has issued a gazette notification banning the re-exporting of pepper, areca-nut, tamarind, cinnamon, ginger and several other crops with immediate effect.
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Petition handed over to UNP leadership
’Don’t nominate MPs who insulted Buddhist monks’
The Tri Nikayika Tharuna Bikkhu Sangamaya - an organization of young Buddhist monks representing the three chapters yesterday handed over a petition to the UNP leadership requesting the party not to give nominations to those MPs who had insulted Buddhist monks.
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30 Africans missing from Mirihana detention camp
A snap raid conducted at the Immigration and Emigration Department’s special detention centre in Mirihana last morning had revealed that 30 African nationals in the camp had gone missing.
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Rainy condition to continue several days
The low-level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka (south of Sri Lanka), prevailing showery condition is expected continue in the coming days while people living along the river banks were asked to be vigilant as there is a flood threat, Disaster Management Centre ( DMC) said yesterday.
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All 4 accused in Hyd vet rape case killed in encounter
All four accused in the rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian in India were killed in an encounter with the Telangana Police in the early hours of Friday, the Indian Express reported.
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Court calls for unedited video clippings of Rajitha’s press conference
Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday ordered seven electronic media institutes to hand over the unedited clips of the video footage of the news conference held by former Minister MP Rajitha Senaratne on the alleged abduction of the Swiss Embassy employee to the OIC of the Investigation Unit of the CID.
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Tax relief benefits will reach people within 2-3 months: Inland Revenue Chief
People will receive benefits from the recent tax concessions within the next two or three months, Inland Revenue Commissioner General Nadun Guruge told a news briefing yesterday.
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Cabinet to review decision after expert committee report
The suspension of the law to obtain a licence for the transportation of sand, stones and soil, by the cabinet on Tuesday would be effective only for a week and an expert committee report is expected on the matter at the next cabinet meeting, Cabinet spokesman and Minister Bandula Gunawardana said yesterday.
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