Cabinet approves LTLCPGP
The Cabinet yesterday approved the Long Term Less Cost Power Generation Plan (LTLCPGP) of the Power, Energy and Business Development Ministry and also the proposal submitted to resolve salary dispute of engineers of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Minister Ravi Karunanayaka said.
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Agreement with US Millennium Challenge Corporation
Prez insists on a close scrutiny prior to approval
President Maithripala Sirisena told the Cabinet meeting yesterday that each clause of the agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United States should be scrutinized before it was approved by Parliament.
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Female public servants - Can wear saree, ’osariya’ or other decent dress
The Cabinet today decided to amend the circular on the dress code for public servants, enabling them to wear any decent clothes without covering their faces.
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CB Bond Scam - Parallel inquiry postponed for Aug.29
The parallel magisterial inquiry into the CB bond scam with regard to the deletion of phone call data from Perpetual Treasuries Ltd voice recording system and the alleged fabrication of evidence to the Bond Commission was postponed for August 29 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate today.
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Court issues notice on Wennappuwa PS Chairman
The Marawila Magistrate’s Court today issued notice on Wennappuwa Pradesiya Sabha Chairman K.V Susantha Perera and five others on their decision to ban Muslims to trade at the Dankotuwa sathi pola (market), police said.
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Presidential election - Our candidate will have a degree and vision: SLPP
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today it would reveal its presidential candidate on August 11 and that the candidate would be someone who had a bachelors degree and a vision apart from experience and other qualifications.
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Cabinet approves tablets to GCE Advanced Level students
The Cabinet today approved the proposal made by Education Minister Akila Wiraj Kariyawasam to distribute tablets among GCE A/L students and teachers.
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China removes travel advisory on SL
China has removed its travel advisory on Sri Lanka from June 22, a spokesman said.
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Man shot dead in Kaleniya
The owner of a jewellery shop which sells imitation jewellery in Kaleniya, was killed when two unidentified gunmen opened fire at him this evening, police said.
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Five soldiers killed in train-bowser truck accident
Five soldiers were killed while two others injured when an Army bowser truck collided with the Yal Devi Train at Kilinochchi this afternoon, the Army Spokesperson said.
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Army Commander and Bathiudeen before PSC tomorrow
Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake and former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen have been summoned to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks.
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US travel advisory level for SL moved up
The US Government has moved up the level of travel advisory for Sri Lanka from three to two on Monday, the US Embassy said today.
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24-hour water cut in Colombo and suburbs
The water supply to several areas in the Colombo suburbs would be interrupted for 24 hours starting from 9.00 a.m tomorrow (26) due to essential maintenance work, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced today.
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Dehiwela hardware shop owner stabbed to death by robber
The owner of a building material shop near Waidya Road in Dehiwala was stabbed to death by a man who broke into the shop last afternoon, police said.
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Govt. to compensate 31,000 political victims in next two months
The government will pay compensation to some 31,000 public servants in the next two months who have been subjected to political victimisation between 2005 and 2015, a spokesman to the Prime Minister’s office said recently.
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Concerns over tensions after Easter Sunday attacks: UNHR Chief
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today said that she was concerned that the terrorist attacks two months ago in Sri Lanka have fuelled increasing tensions.
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UNP yet to decide on presidential candidate: Ravi
Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake said today the United National Party (UNP) had not yet decided on its presidential candidate though several party members had made comments about a person perceived to be fielded.
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