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Ravi denies reports on gazette discrepancies

Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:06

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday denied reports of discrepancies in the gazette notification pertaining to the Value Added Tax (VAT) amendment. Quoting a statement from the government printer, the Minister said the gazette was never printed before..

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Cash donated to Maj. Wickramage

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Cartoon of the day

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New laws needed to face new threat of migration: MS

Friday, 30 September 2016 03:54
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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the Security Council, which met recently, had discussed the importance of draft...


Magistrate says to name ex-DIG as suspect if involved in abduction

Thursday, 29 September 2016 21:25
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Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris today directed the CID to name former DIG Anura Senanayake - who is now i...


Train smashes into New Jersey station injuring 100

Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:51
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A commuter train has crashed into a rail station in the city of Hoboken, in the US state of New Jersey. ...


Talks with President ended on positive note: GMOA

Thursday, 29 September 2016 18:25
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The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) said today that the discussions held with President Maithripala ...


Foreign agency to redevelop Bogambara prison site

Thursday, 29 September 2016 17:41
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The Cabinet yesterday approved a proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to assign an international agency to re...


MCs say no collection of garbage unless segregated

Thursday, 29 September 2016 17:16
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All Municipal Councils in the country have decided to refrain from collecting garbage from November 1 unless they were s...


SLFP asks Wigneswaran to withdraw statements

Thursday, 29 September 2016 15:17
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today while condemning Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran’s &lsq...


Oil prices slip as focus shifts to details of OPEC deal

Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:27
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Oil prices slipped on Thursday as investors questioned whether an OPEC agreement to curb oil production - the group'...


Lasantha killing: MIU officer re-remanded

Thursday, 29 September 2016 13:55
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The Military Intelligence Unit (MIU) officer, remanded in connection with the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickramatun...


Nawaz Sharif condemns India’s surgical strikes along LoC

Thursday, 29 September 2016 13:18
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The statements come minutes after the Director General of Military Operation (DGMO) confirmed that the Indian Army had c...


Drunken driver claims he was an ex-LTTEer, threatens police

Thursday, 29 September 2016 13:04
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A drunken driver who had turned violent and abusive was injured when he was allegedly beaten by the Kilinochchi Police T...


PM leaves for New Zealand

Thursday, 29 September 2016 12:38
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe left for New Zealand on a three day official visit on the invitation of New Zealand ...


Ambalangoda businessman killing: three suspects arrested

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:09
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Three suspects including the main suspect were arrested yesterday in connection with the murder of Galle District Cricke...


Chinese woman nabbed with gems worth Rs.1.1mn

Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:01
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A 30-year-old Chinese woman had been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), when she was trying to sm...


Many politicians, officials haven't identified their duties: President

Thursday, 29 September 2016 08:27
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Many politicians and public official in our country have not identified their duties and responsibilities properly and i...


Sampur coal project: India looks at other options

Thursday, 29 September 2016 07:18
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Following the government’s decision to terminate the Sampur Coal Power project as an Indian investment, Indian Com...


No room for special treatment for doctors' children: Mujibur

Thursday, 29 September 2016 06:16
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It is in no way possible to grant the demands made by the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) that docto...


Pakistan says SAARC summit still on

Thursday, 29 September 2016 04:57
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Unfazed by the decision of India and three other SAARC member nations not to participate in the grouping’s summit ...


Tapping of HC Judge's phone/JO calls for inquiry

Thursday, 29 September 2016 02:21
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The Joint Opposition yesterday urged the government to investigate the alleged tapping of a mobile phone belonging to a ...


Four months concessionary period to register motorcycles

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 22:29
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Cabinet approval was received to grant a concessionary period of four months from October 2016 to January 2017 to regist...


Bail condition relaxed on Vass Gunawardena

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 21:36
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The High Court relaxed former Monitoring Minister Sajin de Vass Gunawardena’s bail conditions on consideration of ...


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