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Sri Lankan President calls for a special drug prevention program

Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena directed the heads of law enforcement authorities to implement a special program, led by the police and tri-forces to prevent spread of illicit drugs in the country.
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Sri Lankan President calls for a special drug prevention program

Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena directed the heads of law enforcement authorities to implement a special program, led by the police and tri-forces to prevent spread of illicit drugs in the country.

SLFP to conduct disciplinary inquiries against six Joint Opposition MPs

Aug 24, Colombo: A motion to hold disciplinary inquiry against six members of the joint opposition will be presented to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Central Committee meeting to be held next week, reports said.
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SLFP to conduct disciplinary inquiries against six Joint Opposition MPs

Aug 24, Colombo: A motion to hold disciplinary inquiry against six members of the joint opposition will be presented to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Central Committee meeting to be held next week, reports said.

Candidate and his father remanded over leaked GCE A/L paper

Aug 24, Colombo: The student arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department for allegedly leaking the 2017 G. C. E. Advanced Level Chemistry paper has been remanded.
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Candidate and his father remanded over leaked GCE A/L paper

Aug 24, Colombo: The student arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department for allegedly leaking the 2017 G. C. E. Advanced Level Chemistry paper has been remanded.

Bribery Commission questions ex- governor of Sri Lanka Central Bank for over 7 hrs

Aug 23, Colombo: Former Governor of Sri Lanka Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal was summoned before the Bribery Commission today (23).
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Bribery Commission questions ex- governor of Sri Lanka Central Bank for over 7 hrs

Aug 23, Colombo: Former Governor of Sri Lanka Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal was summoned before the Bribery Commission today (23).

Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe removed from all cabinet portfolios

Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has removed MP Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe from the portfolios of minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Affairs.
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Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe removed from all cabinet portfolios

Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has removed MP Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe from the portfolios of minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Affairs.

New Inland Revenue Act will ease burden on people - Minister

Aug 23, Colombo: The indirect taxes would be reduced from 80 to 60 percent when the new Inland Revenue Act comes into force, thereby reducing the burden on the public, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said today (23r
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New Inland Revenue Act will ease burden on people - Minister

Aug 23, Colombo: The indirect taxes would be reduced from 80 to 60 percent when the new Inland Revenue Act comes into force, thereby reducing the burden on the public, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said today (23rd Aug.).

Sri Lanka President agrees to remove Justice Minister from ministerial post

Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, this morning, agreed to remove Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe from his ministerial post.
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Sri Lanka President agrees to remove Justice Minister from ministerial post

Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, this morning, agreed to remove Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe from his ministerial post.

Sri Lanka Navy assists police to nab 4 suspects attempted to sell illegally obtained lightning conductor plates

Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has rendered assistance to Police Special Task Force to arrest four suspects who attempted to sell four illegally obtained lightning conductor plates yesterday (August 22).
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Sri Lanka Navy assists police to nab 4 suspects attempted to sell illegally obtained lightning conductor plates

Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has rendered assistance to Police Special Task Force to arrest four suspects who attempted to sell four illegally obtained lightning conductor plates yesterday (August 22).

Cabraal at Bribery Commission

Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal arrived at the Bribery Commission a short while ago to give a statement over an ongoing investigation, a commission official said.
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Cabraal at Bribery Commission

Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal arrived at the Bribery Commission a short while ago to give a statement over an ongoing investigation, a commission official said.

Indian customs nets 24kg of hashish bound for Sri Lanka

Customs preventive division from Tuticorin in India seized 24kg of hashish, a narcotic substance, which was planned to be smuggled to Sri Lanka.
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Indian customs nets 24kg of hashish bound for Sri Lanka

Customs preventive division from Tuticorin in India seized 24kg of hashish, a narcotic substance, which was planned to be smuggled to Sri Lanka.

PC polls delayed till mid 2018

The Government affirmed its position to introduce a new electoral system to the Provincial Council Elections even by delaying it till the middle of the next year latest, it is learnt.
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PC polls delayed till mid 2018

The Government affirmed its position to introduce a new electoral system to the Provincial Council Elections even by delaying it till the middle of the next year latest, it is learnt.

Met warns of thunder showers in four provinces

Thunder showers could be expected in the Eastern, Uva, Northern and North Central provinces today and tomorrow, the Meteorology Department said yesterday.
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Met warns of thunder showers in four provinces

Thunder showers could be expected in the Eastern, Uva, Northern and North Central provinces today and tomorrow, the Meteorology Department said yesterday.

Statement from Mavai too over Vidya murder

Kayts Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered to obtain statements from six persons including Parliamentarian Mavai Senathrajah in connection with the murder of Pungudutivu female school girl Vidya and submit them to the court.
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Statement from Mavai too over Vidya murder

Kayts Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered to obtain statements from six persons including Parliamentarian Mavai Senathrajah in connection with the murder of Pungudutivu female school girl Vidya and submit them to the court.

Sri Lanka Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe requests for time to announce resignation

Aug 23, Colombo: It has been reported that the embattled Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has met President Maithripala Sirisena and requested to allow him some time to resign from the minister post.
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Sri Lanka Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe requests for time to announce resignation

Aug 23, Colombo: It has been reported that the embattled Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has met President Maithripala Sirisena and requested to allow him some time to resign from the minister post.

All Telco operators agree to grant 10% bonus data on internet packages

Aug 23, Colombo: Licensed Telecommunications Operators in Sri Lanka announced that all mobile and fixed line subscribers will be granted a 10% bonus usage on Internet Packages/cards as a special gesture to mark the removal of Telco Levy by the Government.
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All Telco operators agree to grant 10% bonus data on internet packages

Aug 23, Colombo: Licensed Telecommunications Operators in Sri Lanka announced that all mobile and fixed line subscribers will be granted a 10% bonus usage on Internet Packages/cards as a special gesture to mark the removal of Telco Levy by the Government.

Samurdhi officials say former minister Basil Rajapaksa misused Rs. 7 billion from Samurdhi banks

Aug 22, Colombo: Samurdhi Development officers today accused the former minister Basil Rajapaksa of misappropriating Rs. 7 billion from Samurdhi Banks during the two elections.
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Samurdhi officials say former minister Basil Rajapaksa misused Rs. 7 billion from Samurdhi banks

Aug 22, Colombo: Samurdhi Development officers today accused the former minister Basil Rajapaksa of misappropriating Rs. 7 billion from Samurdhi Banks during the two elections.

Canada names David McKinnon as new envoy to Sri Lanka

Aug 22, Ottawa: Canada has named David McKinnon as new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives.
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Canada names David McKinnon as new envoy to Sri Lanka

Aug 22, Ottawa: Canada has named David McKinnon as new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives.

Sri Lankan health authorities to crackdown on illegal medical practitioners

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka government plans to take action against the unqualified health practitioners in the country who provide quack services and deceive the public.
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Sri Lankan health authorities to crackdown on illegal medical practitioners

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka government plans to take action against the unqualified health practitioners in the country who provide quack services and deceive the public.

President donates Rs. 45 million to renovate Golden Canopy of Sri Dalada Maligawa

Aug 22, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena, responding to a request made by the Chief Prelates of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters, has given Rs. 45 million for re-plating the golden canopy of the historic Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth
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President donates Rs. 45 million to renovate Golden Canopy of Sri Dalada Maligawa

Aug 22, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena, responding to a request made by the Chief Prelates of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters, has given Rs. 45 million for re-plating the golden canopy of the historic Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic).

Three suspects arrested over the GCE A/L chemistry paper leak

Aug 22, Colombo: Three suspects have been arrested by the Gampaha Police over the distribution of a leaflet that contained questions from the Chemistry paper of the 2017 GCE Advanced Level Examination.
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Three suspects arrested over the GCE A/L chemistry paper leak

Aug 22, Colombo: Three suspects have been arrested by the Gampaha Police over the distribution of a leaflet that contained questions from the Chemistry paper of the 2017 GCE Advanced Level Examination.

Sri Lankan man nabbed for smuggling gold jewelry worth over Rs. 1.2 million

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan man, who was attempting to smuggle in gold jewelry worth over Rs. 1.2 million.
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Sri Lankan man nabbed for smuggling gold jewelry worth over Rs. 1.2 million

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan man, who was attempting to smuggle in gold jewelry worth over Rs. 1.2 million.

Japanese Naval Ship arrives at the Port of Hambantota

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed a Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship arrived at the Port of Hambantota on Monday.
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Japanese Naval Ship arrives at the Port of Hambantota

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed a Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship arrived at the Port of Hambantota on Monday.

No income tax for anyone earning less than 1.2 million rupees per annum - Finance Minister

Aug 21, Colombo: Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera says the proposed new Inland Revenue Bill will be presented in parliament on next Friday.
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No income tax for anyone earning less than 1.2 million rupees per annum - Finance Minister

Aug 21, Colombo: Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera says the proposed new Inland Revenue Bill will be presented in parliament on next Friday.

Program providing dry rations and drinking water to drought affected expanded

Aug 21, Colombo: A program providing dry rations and drinking water for the farmer community affected by the prevailing drought has been expanded on the directions of President Maithripala Sirisena. The program will be implemented through cooperative societi
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Program providing dry rations and drinking water to drought affected expanded

Aug 21, Colombo: A program providing dry rations and drinking water for the farmer community affected by the prevailing drought has been expanded on the directions of President Maithripala Sirisena. The program will be implemented through cooperative societies covering 13 districts.

Former minister Priyankara Jayaratne granted bail

Aug 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to former Minister of Civil Aviation, MP Priyankara Jayaratne and his personal secretary Balamange Dayawansa who were charged with corruption.
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Former minister Priyankara Jayaratne granted bail

Aug 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to former Minister of Civil Aviation, MP Priyankara Jayaratne and his personal secretary Balamange Dayawansa who were charged with corruption.

China will assist Sri Lanka to become a Singapore - envoy

Aug 21, Colombo: China will to continue to provide development assistance to Sri Lanka to uplift the island nation to the standard of Singapore within the next 15 years, Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang said.
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China will assist Sri Lanka to become a Singapore - envoy

Aug 21, Colombo: China will to continue to provide development assistance to Sri Lanka to uplift the island nation to the standard of Singapore within the next 15 years, Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang said.

Sri Lanka Customs nab four attempting to smuggle gold worth Rs. 2.1 million

Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake last night have arrested four individuals including an Indian national who were attempting to smuggle out gold bars worth over Rs 2.1 million.
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Sri Lanka Customs nab four attempting to smuggle gold worth Rs. 2.1 million

Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake last night have arrested four individuals including an Indian national who were attempting to smuggle out gold bars worth over Rs 2.1 million.

Elections Commission says drafting 2017 electoral register completed, public urged to check the register

Aug 21, Colombo: The Election Commission states that the draft electoral register for 2017 has been completed. It can be accessed at the Elections Commission website at www.elections.gov,lk.
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Elections Commission says drafting 2017 electoral register completed, public urged to check the register

Aug 21, Colombo: The Election Commission states that the draft electoral register for 2017 has been completed. It can be accessed at the Elections Commission website at www.elections.gov,lk.

Qatar Airways announces additional daily non-stop flights to Colombo from 1 September

Aug 21, Doha: Qatar Airways continues to demonstrate strong global growth with the announcement of new flights to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
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Qatar Airways announces additional daily non-stop flights to Colombo from 1 September

Aug 21, Doha: Qatar Airways continues to demonstrate strong global growth with the announcement of new flights to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka Cabinet of Ministers accused of planning to curtail powers of Auditor General

Aug 20, Colombo: Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says it regrets reports that cabinet ministers are planning to curtail the powers of the proposed Auditor General to delegate under the National Audit Act.
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Sri Lanka Cabinet of Ministers accused of planning to curtail powers of Auditor General

Aug 20, Colombo: Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says it regrets reports that cabinet ministers are planning to curtail the powers of the proposed Auditor General to delegate under the National Audit Act.

Sri Lanka government moots a tax on soft drinks based on sugar content

Aug 20, Colombo: The World Health Organization (WHO) on a special request of Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, has made a proposal to increase taxes on soft drinks based on the sugar content.
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Sri Lanka government moots a tax on soft drinks based on sugar content

Aug 20, Colombo: The World Health Organization (WHO) on a special request of Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, has made a proposal to increase taxes on soft drinks based on the sugar content.

Farmer federation in Sri Lanka begins petition campaign demanding compensation

Aug 20, Colombo: A farmer federation in Sri Lanka commenced a petition signing campaign today demanding compensation for the damages caused to farmers.
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Farmer federation in Sri Lanka begins petition campaign demanding compensation

Aug 20, Colombo: A farmer federation in Sri Lanka commenced a petition signing campaign today demanding compensation for the damages caused to farmers.

Police arrest two suspects transporting illegally imported cigarettes

Aug 20, Colombo: Officers of Meerigama police have arrested two suspects in Kaleliya area of Nittambuwa-Meerigama Road for transporting a stock of illegally imported cigarettes in a van.
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Police arrest two suspects transporting illegally imported cigarettes

Aug 20, Colombo: Officers of Meerigama police have arrested two suspects in Kaleliya area of Nittambuwa-Meerigama Road for transporting a stock of illegally imported cigarettes in a van.

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