SL sign agreement to send unlimited skilled workers to Japan
An agreement will be signed by the Sri Lankan and Japanese governments tomorrow (19), enabling Sri Lanka to send an unlimited number of skilled workers to Japan for a period of 10 years, monitoring MP for the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, Manusha Nanayakkara, said today.
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Colombo District SLTJ organiser further remanded
The Colombo District, Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath (SLTJ) organiser who was arrested at Keselwatte recently was further remanded by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna today.
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Ex-Air Chief Goonetileke new Chief Security Advisor for SLC
Former Air Force Commander Roshan Goonetileke has been appointed as the Chief Security Advisor of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), in order to strengthen their security program covering all forms of cricket.
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Attempting to get NTJ member released
Suspect released on bail
The suspect who was in remand custody for attempting to bribe the Horowapothana Police OIC was released on bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna today.
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Kiriella’s three staff members granted bail
The three staff members attached to Minister Lakshman Kiriella’s ministry was today released on bail by Colombo Fort Magistrate, Ranga Dissanayake.
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Future President to have same power as incumbent: PHU
The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) yesterday said a future president would also enjoy the same power enjoyed by the incumbent President since only three powers had been pruned from the Executive.
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Instead of wasting public money for a referendum
Get ready for a presidential election: Champika
Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said the country should be geared up for a presidential election instead of wasting public money for a non-binding referendum.
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Rs. 6.7 mn spent on Rajitha’s felicitation event
A sum of Rs. 6.7 million had been spent for the felicitation ceremony which was conducted in the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on July 31, 2018 when Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajith Senaratne was awarded with the “Suwapathi Kirula” title, the Health Ministry informed Parliament.
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Dairy cattle imported from Aussie in 2017 afflicted with BVD
In a bid to boost the local dairy industry, the government had imported over 20,000 high-yielding milch cows from Australia in 2017, but most of them were found afflicted with Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), it was revealed yesterday at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate corruption of the current administration.
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Former Egyptian President Morsi dies in court
Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court, Al Jazeera reported a short while ago quoting the state media of Egypt.
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1999 election violence
A’pura Mayor, four others remanded
Thambuttegama Acting Magistrate Pushpapani Wickramasinghe today remanded Anuradhapura Mayor, P. Somadasa, and four others for causing damage of more than Rs.30 million to the house of UNP District Membership Promotional Officer and Kalawewa Electorate Campaign Manager, Ananda Weragoda.
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Petitions seeking EC to hold PC polls
SC fixes hearing for Sept. 9
The Supreme Court (SC) today fixed for September 9, the hearing of writ petitions seeking the Elections Commission (EC) to hold Provincial Council elections.
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‘Raavana 1’ successfully deployed into orbit
Sri Lanka’s first satellite Raavana 1, designed and developed by two Sri Lankan research engineers, was successfully deployed into orbit a short while ago (3.45 pm).
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JVP to field presidential candidate: Lal Kantha
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will field its own candidate for next presidential election, JVP Politbureau member K D Lal Kantha said today.
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Won’t allow import of foreign cigarettes: Rajitha
Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said he would not allow the import of foreign cigarettes to Sri Lanka as long as he is the Minister of Health.
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Sri Lankan politics a stinking cesspit: Vedda Chief
The Vedda Chieftain, Uruwarige Wannilaththo, rejected Sri Lankan politics as a stinking cesspit while stating that he felt disgusted to see the behaviour of the rulers of the country who acted as pre-school children after the Easter Sunday attacks in which innocent men, women and children were killed.
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54 arrested with narcotics at FB party in Belihuloya
Fifty-four individuals were arrested for use or possessing narcotic drugs at a party organised through Facebook, at a hotel in Belihuloya in Balangoda yesterday, the STF said.
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