No more ’top ten’ grading at Year 5 Schols., O/Ls
Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that a decision had been taken not to select the top achievers in the country with regards to two major national examinations, the G.C.E. (O.L.) and the Year 5 Scholarship and instead a ruling on whether the student had failed or passed the examination would be given.
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CTJ, SLTJ to testify before PSC today
A few Muslim organizations, including Ceylon Thowheed Jamath and Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath will be summoned to testify before Parliamentary Select Committee today (PSC) over the Easter Sunday bomb attacks.
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Govt’s capital expenditure cut will affect projects: Bandula
Government’s decision to cut capital expenditure will affect the contractors who have already undertaken to implement various government projects, UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardane said today.
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Kiriella says no obstacle to re-submit supplementary estimate
Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella saidy today there was no obstacle to resubmit a document which was withdrawn on the same day and that he resubmitted the supplementary estimate on Wednesday according to Standing Orders.
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As Hashim, Haleem sworn-in as ministers
Lanza raises questions on Easter Sunday attack probe
UPFA MP Nimal Lanza today questioned whether MPs Kabir Hashim and Abdul Haleem were sworn in as Ministers because the probe on Easter Sunday attacks had been completed or whether the one month deadline they gave was over.
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CID records 758 statements
The CID, which is conducting an investigation into illegal sterilisation surgeries allegedly performed by Dr. Siyabdeen Mohamed Safi, had recorded a total of 758 statements so far, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said today.
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Railway strike postponed till tomorrow 2.00 pm
The Railway Trade Union Alliance (RTUA) today said they would postpone the 48-hour token strike till tomorrow 2.00 pm, which was scheduled to be launched from today midnight after they were informed of a discussion with the Finance Minister.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unable to visit SL
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is unable to visit Sri Lanka as previously announced due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts, the US Embassy said today.
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Railway strike from midnight
Following the discussions with the Transport Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, the Railway Trade Union Alliance (RTUA) said they had decided to launch the 48-hour token strike from tonight.
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Hashim, Haleem back in previous seats
Former Ministers Kabir Hashim and M.H.A. Haleem, who resigned recently, were sworn in again in their previous portfolios before President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago.
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Special HC allows Gota to stay overseas till July 24
The Special High Court today allowed former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stay in Singapore till July 24 following the heart surgery he underwent there.
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Trafficker arrested with 1.2kgs of heroin worth Rs.7mn
A drug trafficker was arrested by the STF with 1.2 kgs of heroin worth over Rs.7 million in possession at Katubedda Junction in Ratmalana yesterday.
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Trump kicks off his 2020 re-election bid
US President Donald Trump has formally launched his re-election campaign, urging supporters to ’’keep this team in place’’ for four more years, BBC reports.
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GMOA wants WHO to clarify reason for giving Rs.1.5 for Rajitha’s event
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) had decided to lodge a complaint with the Sri Lanka Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) asking it to clarify on what grounds the WHO had spent over Rs. 1.5 million for the felicitation ceremony organized when Health Minister Rajith Senaratne was awarded with the “Suwapathi Kirula” title, GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr. Naveen de Soyza said.
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Summoning Int. Chief by Speaker questioned
Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane yesterday raised a point in parliament that Intelligence Chief had been summoned by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya before a meeting with foreign dignitaries last week and that it was not a practice adopted by any of the Speakers.
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Van-tractor accident kills 5, injures 12
Five persons including four women were killed while another twelve were injured following a collision between a van and a tractor at Welikanda on the Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa Road in the early hours of today, police said.
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We informed Office of Prez, PM and IGP about extremist groups: Sahlan Maulavi
Maulavi K. R. M. Sahlan who represents the Sufi Sect yesterday said the Sufi Islamic leaders in Kattankudi had informed the President’s office, Prime Minister’s Office and Attorney General’s Department and the IGP about the extremism that was visible in the area.
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