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UN resident coordinator in Sri Lanka Una McCauley passes away suddenly

Feb 23, Colombo: The United Nations Resident Representative in Sri Lanka Una McCauley has passed away suddenly at age 54, the UN office in Sri Lanka announced.
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UN resident coordinator in Sri Lanka Una McCauley passes away suddenly

Feb 23, Colombo: The United Nations Resident Representative in Sri Lanka Una McCauley has passed away suddenly at age 54, the UN office in Sri Lanka announced.

Drug kingpin D. Manju shot dead

Prominent underworld figure and drug kingpin 31-year-old Dhadallage Manju alias D. Manju a resident of Peliyagoda, was killed during a shoot out with the Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel in Wattala today around 1.30 p.m., Police said.
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Drug kingpin D. Manju shot dead

Prominent underworld figure and drug kingpin 31-year-old Dhadallage Manju alias D. Manju a resident of Peliyagoda, was killed during a shoot out with the Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel in Wattala today around 1.30 p.m., Police said.

Reparations essential to achieve reconciliation: Tittawella

Reparations are essential in leading to a process of reconciliation and it should be done in parallel to a process on truth, justice, and non-recurrence, Secretary of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM), Mano Tittawella
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Reparations essential to achieve reconciliation: Tittawella

Reparations are essential in leading to a process of reconciliation and it should be done in parallel to a process on truth, justice, and non-recurrence, Secretary of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM), Mano Tittawella said.

Import levy on potatoes up

The special commodity levy on imported potatoes has been increased by Rs. 29 per kilogramme from midnight today, the finance ministry said.
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Import levy on potatoes up

The special commodity levy on imported potatoes has been increased by Rs. 29 per kilogramme from midnight today, the finance ministry said.

Active Liability Management Bill: Bandula files petition in SC

Former Deputy Finance Minister Bandula Gunawardane filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking its Special Determination on the Bill titled “Active Liability Management” presented to Parliament and placed on the Order Paper on 19.02.2018.
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Active Liability Management Bill: Bandula files petition in SC

Former Deputy Finance Minister Bandula Gunawardane filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking its Special Determination on the Bill titled “Active Liability Management” presented to Parliament and placed on the Order Paper on 19.02.2018.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister meets with young party members to discuss a new UNP leadership

Feb 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister and the leader of the United National Party today held a meeting with the younger members of his party to discuss future plans of the UNP and the Government leadership of the party.
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Sri Lanka Prime Minister meets with young party members to discuss a new UNP leadership

Feb 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister and the leader of the United National Party today held a meeting with the younger members of his party to discuss future plans of the UNP and the Government leadership of the party.

Sri Lanka's former Defense Secretary files revision petition requesting to discharge him from Avant Garde case

Feb 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has filed a revision petition in the Appellate Court today requesting the court to release him and seven other dependents from the charges filed by the bribery Commission over the float
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Sri Lanka's former Defense Secretary files revision petition requesting to discharge him from Avant Garde case

Feb 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has filed a revision petition in the Appellate Court today requesting the court to release him and seven other dependents from the charges filed by the bribery Commission over the floating armory of the Avant Garde Maritime Services.

Sri Lanka Cabinet reshuffle expected on Sunday

Feb 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government's anticipated cabinet reshuffle will be held on Sunday, said the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, and cabinet spokesman, Dr Rajitha Senaratne, today (23).
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Sri Lanka Cabinet reshuffle expected on Sunday

Feb 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government's anticipated cabinet reshuffle will be held on Sunday, said the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, and cabinet spokesman, Dr Rajitha Senaratne, today (23).

Sri Lanka Army appoints Court-of-Inquiry to probe grenade explosion in bus

Feb 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army has appointed a six-member Court-of-Inquiry to probe Wednesday's grenade explosion in a passenger bus in Kahagolla, Diyathalawa that injured 19 people including seven Army personnel and 5 Air Force personnel.
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Sri Lanka Army appoints Court-of-Inquiry to probe grenade explosion in bus

Feb 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army has appointed a six-member Court-of-Inquiry to probe Wednesday's grenade explosion in a passenger bus in Kahagolla, Diyathalawa that injured 19 people including seven Army personnel and 5 Air Force personnel.

Sri Lankan President invited for the International Solar Summit in New Delhi

Feb 23, Colombo: India has invited Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to attend the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Conference and Solar Summit scheduled to be held in New Delhi on 11 March 2018.
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Sri Lankan President invited for the International Solar Summit in New Delhi

Feb 23, Colombo: India has invited Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to attend the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Conference and Solar Summit scheduled to be held in New Delhi on 11 March 2018.

Sri Lanka raises import levy on imported potatoes

Feb 23, Colombo: The special commodity import Levy imposed on imported potatoes has been increased from Rs. 1 to Rs 30 per kilogram with effect from midnight Friday (23), the Finance Ministry announced.
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Sri Lanka raises import levy on imported potatoes

Feb 23, Colombo: The special commodity import Levy imposed on imported potatoes has been increased from Rs. 1 to Rs 30 per kilogram with effect from midnight Friday (23), the Finance Ministry announced.

GI pipes case against Basil fixed for June

A case filed against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and former Director General of Divi Neguma Department Kithsiri Ranawaka for allegedly misappropriating funds belonging to the Divi Neguma Department was fixed for June, 2018.
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GI pipes case against Basil fixed for June

A case filed against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and former Director General of Divi Neguma Department Kithsiri Ranawaka for allegedly misappropriating funds belonging to the Divi Neguma Department was fixed for June, 2018.

Hospital laundry to be outsourced to Indian company: GMOA

The Government is expected to pay US $ 7.5 billion to an Indian company for laundry service of local hospitals, risking the jobs of Sri Lankans even before ETCA was signed, the GMOA said yesterday.
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Hospital laundry to be outsourced to Indian company: GMOA

The Government is expected to pay US $ 7.5 billion to an Indian company for laundry service of local hospitals, risking the jobs of Sri Lankans even before ETCA was signed, the GMOA said yesterday.

SL backslides in pursuing UN commitments: AI

Though Sri Lanka continued to pursue commitments made in 2015 to the UNHRC, progress of implementing them has been slowed and there was evidence of backsliding, the Amnesty International (AI) said on Thursday.
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SL backslides in pursuing UN commitments: AI

Though Sri Lanka continued to pursue commitments made in 2015 to the UNHRC, progress of implementing them has been slowed and there was evidence of backsliding, the Amnesty International (AI) said on Thursday.

Enroll all students to KDU without discrimination: SAITM students to Prez

While thanking President Maithripala Sirisena for his decision to enroll SAITM students to General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Student Action Committee of SAITM today requested the President to enroll all the students who are currently at SA
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Enroll all students to KDU without discrimination: SAITM students to Prez

While thanking President Maithripala Sirisena for his decision to enroll SAITM students to General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Student Action Committee of SAITM today requested the President to enroll all the students who are currently at SAITM to KDU without any discrimination.

Gota files revision petition over Avant-Garde case

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa filed a revision petition in the Court of Appeal today citing a technical issue in the charge sheet filed by the Bribery Commission against them.
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Gota files revision petition over Avant-Garde case

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa filed a revision petition in the Court of Appeal today citing a technical issue in the charge sheet filed by the Bribery Commission against them.

Diyathalawa bus explosion: Police record statements from 13 people

Feb 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have recorded statements from 13 people on the explosion of a hand grenade in a private passenger bus in Kahagolla area of Diyathalawa yesterday.
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Diyathalawa bus explosion: Police record statements from 13 people

Feb 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have recorded statements from 13 people on the explosion of a hand grenade in a private passenger bus in Kahagolla area of Diyathalawa yesterday.

National Economic Council focuses on introducing a new policy on fertilizer subsidy

Feb 22, Colombo: The National Economic Council (NEC) appointed by the President Maithripala Sirisena to take decisions on strengthening national economy has focused its attention on introducing a new policy for providing the fertilizer subsidy in order to min
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National Economic Council focuses on introducing a new policy on fertilizer subsidy

Feb 22, Colombo: The National Economic Council (NEC) appointed by the President Maithripala Sirisena to take decisions on strengthening national economy has focused its attention on introducing a new policy for providing the fertilizer subsidy in order to minimize the problems farmers are facing.

Fundamental Rights petition of former transport minister Kumara Welgama postponed for 15th Oct

Feb 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Supreme court has postponed the hearing of a fundamental rights petition filed by joint opposition parliamentarian Kumara Welgama seeking the issue of an order preventing his arrest by the Police Financial Investigations Crime Divis
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Fundamental Rights petition of former transport minister Kumara Welgama postponed for 15th Oct

Feb 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Supreme court has postponed the hearing of a fundamental rights petition filed by joint opposition parliamentarian Kumara Welgama seeking the issue of an order preventing his arrest by the Police Financial Investigations Crime Division (FCID) to 15th October.

INTERPOL has issued red warrant on Udayanga: Police

INTERPOL had issued a ‘Red Warrant' on former Sri Lankan Envoy to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, naming him as a fugitive wanted by the Sri Lankan authorities, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara announced.
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INTERPOL has issued red warrant on Udayanga: Police

INTERPOL had issued a ‘Red Warrant' on former Sri Lankan Envoy to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, naming him as a fugitive wanted by the Sri Lankan authorities, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara announced.

Re-think on electoral system for PCs

In the aftermath of the defeat at the local government elections, the United National Party (UNP) is said to be considering whether to revert to the previous system of Proportional Representation for the Provincial Council Elections.
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Re-think on electoral system for PCs

In the aftermath of the defeat at the local government elections, the United National Party (UNP) is said to be considering whether to revert to the previous system of Proportional Representation for the Provincial Council Elections.

More tax concessions to State officials

The Ministry of Public Administration and Management has in a circular increased tax concessions for State officials, Provincial officials and Courts officials when importing vehicles.
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More tax concessions to State officials

The Ministry of Public Administration and Management has in a circular increased tax concessions for State officials, Provincial officials and Courts officials when importing vehicles.

Tabs after considering other priorities: Akila

Education Minster Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today steps would be taken to provide Tabs to A/L students as planned after fulfilling other priorities in the education sector as stated by the President.
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Tabs after considering other priorities: Akila

Education Minster Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today steps would be taken to provide Tabs to A/L students as planned after fulfilling other priorities in the education sector as stated by the President.

I am exhausted

Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said today he was extremely tired with all the work he had to do with the local governments elections and would prefer to handover his duties to someone else even for a month.
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I am exhausted

Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said today he was extremely tired with all the work he had to do with the local governments elections and would prefer to handover his duties to someone else even for a month.

Soft loan package for middle income families

The government is introducing a soft loan package titled, ‘Middle Income Housing Loan Scheme’ (MIHLS) with a maximum loan facility of Rs.5 million at a 7% interest rate payable in 25 years as a solution to the housing problems faced by middle inco
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Soft loan package for middle income families

The government is introducing a soft loan package titled, ‘Middle Income Housing Loan Scheme’ (MIHLS) with a maximum loan facility of Rs.5 million at a 7% interest rate payable in 25 years as a solution to the housing problems faced by middle income families among public servants and private sector employees.

Japanese company awarded contract to construct 3rd phase of Sri Lanka's Central Expressway

Feb 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has received the cabinet approval to award the contract for the construction of the 3rd phase of Central Expressway to M/S Taisei Corporation of Japan.
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Japanese company awarded contract to construct 3rd phase of Sri Lanka's Central Expressway

Feb 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has received the cabinet approval to award the contract for the construction of the 3rd phase of Central Expressway to M/S Taisei Corporation of Japan.

Technical Group meeting of the G-24 countries in Colombo on February 27

Feb 22, Colombo: The two-day Technical Group Meeting of the G- 24 countries will be inaugurated by the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera at 9.00 am on February 27, at the BMICH in Colombo.
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Technical Group meeting of the G-24 countries in Colombo on February 27

Feb 22, Colombo: The two-day Technical Group Meeting of the G- 24 countries will be inaugurated by the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera at 9.00 am on February 27, at the BMICH in Colombo.

Sri Lanka December 2017 trade deficit surpasses US$ 1 billion mark despite double-digit growth in exports

Feb 22, Colombo: Despite a double-digit growth in exports surpassing US$ 1 billion for the fifth time in the year, Sri Lanka's trade deficit also widened to exceed US$ 2 billion mark in December 2017, according to the Central Bank data released in its Externa
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Sri Lanka December 2017 trade deficit surpasses US$ 1 billion mark despite double-digit growth in exports

Feb 22, Colombo: Despite a double-digit growth in exports surpassing US$ 1 billion for the fifth time in the year, Sri Lanka's trade deficit also widened to exceed US$ 2 billion mark in December 2017, according to the Central Bank data released in its External Sector Performance Review on Thursday.

Lasantha killing: Ex DIG makes confidential statement

Former Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Hemantha Adhikari yesterday made a confidential statement regarding the murder of former Sunday Leader Editor late Lasantha Wickrematunge before Mount Lavina Magistrate Mohamed Mihail.
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Lasantha killing: Ex DIG makes confidential statement

Former Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Hemantha Adhikari yesterday made a confidential statement regarding the murder of former Sunday Leader Editor late Lasantha Wickrematunge before Mount Lavina Magistrate Mohamed Mihail.

Newborn mortality rate in SL almost same as US

The newborn mortality rate in Sri Lanka which is 5.3 is almost same as that in Kuwait and the US, which is 4, a latest report released by the UNICEF said on Tuesday.
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Newborn mortality rate in SL almost same as US

The newborn mortality rate in Sri Lanka which is 5.3 is almost same as that in Kuwait and the US, which is 4, a latest report released by the UNICEF said on Tuesday.

Thera gets patent for solar-powered vehicle

The chief incumbent of the International Meditation Centre at Rathmalkanda Aranyaya (hermitage) in Kitthalella, Bandarawela Ven. Madawala Upali Thera has received the patent license for his invention of solar-power operated motor vehicle.
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Thera gets patent for solar-powered vehicle

The chief incumbent of the International Meditation Centre at Rathmalkanda Aranyaya (hermitage) in Kitthalella, Bandarawela Ven. Madawala Upali Thera has received the patent license for his invention of solar-power operated motor vehicle.

Pakistani ex-PM Nawaz Sharif banned from leading his party

Supreme Court of Pakistan has disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as head of his party, the BBC News yesterday reported.
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Pakistani ex-PM Nawaz Sharif banned from leading his party

Supreme Court of Pakistan has disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as head of his party, the BBC News yesterday reported.

SL ranked 91 in Corruption Perceptions Index

Sri Lanka has failed to show significant improvement in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2017, released by Transparency International (TI), the global movement against corruption, the Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said.
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SL ranked 91 in Corruption Perceptions Index

Sri Lanka has failed to show significant improvement in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2017, released by Transparency International (TI), the global movement against corruption, the Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said.

SAITM students to be enrolled in Kotelawala Defense University

Feb 21, Colombo: It has been decided to enroll the students of the Medical Faculty of the abolished South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in the Medical Faculty of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University (KDU).
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SAITM students to be enrolled in Kotelawala Defense University

Feb 21, Colombo: It has been decided to enroll the students of the Medical Faculty of the abolished South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in the Medical Faculty of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University (KDU).

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