Request of Rs.364 million to shift Ministry of Power turned down
Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera has yesterday vehemently protested against the Cabinet paper presented by Minister Ravi Karunanayake requesting for Rs 364 million from the Treasury to shift the Ministry of Power, Energy and Business Development to another location.
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Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who underwent a heart surgery in Singapore, arrived in the island earlier in the day.
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Easter Sunday bomb attacks: Rs. 50 billion revenue loss
The Easter Sunday bomb attacks had caused the government a revenue loss of Rs. 50 billion, a report which was submitted to Parliament by the Ministry of Finance revealed yesterday.
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I didn’t know about UNP plans to form alliance: Kabir
Highways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Minister Kabir Hashim, who is also the Chairman of the United National Party (UNP), is reported to have taken a swipe at the party hierarchy for planning to form an alliance with the like-minded parties without his knowledge.
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Alliance - SLFP-SLPP must compromise on policy: Dayasiri
SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday party leaders like President Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Basil Rajapaksa must arrive at a compromise on the policies of the proposed alliance.
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Foreign garbage - Prez should ask CID to probe: Opposition
The Opposition today requested President Maithripala Sirisena to instruct the CID to launch an investigation into the foreign garbage issue.
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Speaker stops meetings with UN special rapporteur
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today informed Parliament that he had instructed the relevant authorities not to go ahead with the meeting between judicial officers including the Chief Justice and visiting UN special rapporteur on Rights of Freedom of Association, Clement Nyaltessoi.
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Cancel 2013 gazette allowing garbage import: JVP
While urging the government to reveal the number of containers of garbage imported to Sri Lanka, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake also urged the government to cancel the Gazette notice issued in 2013 which had permitted such imports.
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Resolution to annex Port City to Colombo Div. Sec. passed
The Resolution brought in to annex the stretch of land of the Port City to the Colombo Divisional Secretariat in the Colombo Administrative District was passed in Parliament today without a vote.
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Poya Days, Sundays: Bill banning tuition classes presented to Parliament
The Holidays (Amendment) Bill, which prohibits tuition classes on Poya Days and Sundays, was presented to Parliament today.
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Boris Johnson elected new leader of Conservative party
Boris Johnson will become Britain’s next prime minister after being elected leader of the Conservative party, defeating Jeremy Hunt in the party’s leadership contest, the Guardian reported a short while ago.
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SLC security delegation to visit Pakistan in August
A security delegation of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) would visit Pakistan in August to conduct a security assessment to seek the possibility of playing the upcoming two-match Test series, foreign news agencies reported yesterday.
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Colombo completely safe: Bangladesh captain Tamim
Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal on Tuesday praised the security arrangements in Sri Lanka ahead of the three-match ODI series in Colombo starting Friday, India Today reported.
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SC orders SLMC to register students graduated from accepted foreign universities
The Supreme Court today ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to register the students who obtained medical degrees from accepted foreign universities and the students who passed the SLMC qualifying examination.
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16-hour water cut in Colombo
A 16-hour water cut would be imposed from 6.00 p.m today to 10 a.m tomorrow in Colombo 3, 4, 5, 6 and Hokandara areas, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced today.
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I am a leader with strong backbone: President
President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday even though some people tried to show that he was a leader without a strong backbone, he had shown that he was a leader with a strong backbone on several occasions including at the 2015 Presidential Election.
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Manipai clash: Three ’Awa Gang’ members arrested
Three individuals suspected to be members of the ’Aava Gang’ were arrested by the Kopai police last evening over a clash with the police at Manipai in Jaffna last Saturday (20), police said.
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