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Breakdown of the economy compulsorily becomes a social crisis


The breakdown of the economy compulsorily becomes a social crisis, says JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake. He said this addressing the ‘Diriya Purawesi’ summit held at Ratnapura “Our country is confronted with a massive economic crisis. The existence of a ...

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Sri Lanka police chief in trouble over meditation rage


Sri Lanka’s police chief has triggered calls for his resignation after footage emerged showing him assaulting an employee who refused to participate in mandatory morning meditation sessions. The leaked CCTV video showed Inspector-General Pujith Jayasundara grabbing a lift operator by ...

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Controversial samurdhi report rejected


Social Welfare Minister S.B. Dissanayake stated that the report on 2.3 million Samurdhi recipients had been rejected after a meeting held at the ministry. “It was a 17-page questionnaire. It included six main criteria and 29 sub criteria. All collected data ...

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Government plans to increase number of courts


The government is planning to increase the number of high courts or make some of the High Courts as Trial at Bar. Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine and Co Cabinet Spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratna said that this step would be ...

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Many plans to develop temples – PM


The government has taken many steps to develop the temples and the National Government under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena will take these activities forward, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He made these remarks at a ceremony held to ...

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UNP have become a hindrance to the AG’s department to carry out their inquiry to the bond scam


The convener of the Voice-against Corruption Movement Wasantha Samarasinghe stated earlier today (16), that the pressing need of the people right now is not to apprehend past corrupt parties, but to provide justice to the parties committing fraud at present. ...

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Arjuna Ranatunga renews calls to sack Thilanga Sumathipala


Minister Arjuna Ranatunga blamed Sri Lanka’s cricket board Tuesday for the squad’s crushing three-Test series whitewash on home soil against India. Ranatunga said Sri Lanka’s XI could not be faulted for the humiliating 3-0 drubbing described by skipper Dinesh Chandimal ...

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JO suffering lack of political knowledge and proper leadership


Former MP Shantha Bandara said that the Joint Opposition (JO) was on the brink of being torn apart. He made this observation while attending a press conference yesterday (15)   He stated that such a situation had arisen owing to the JO’s lack ...

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Import levy imposed on sugar will be increased by Rs. 8 per kilogram


The Ministry of Finance has announced that the special import levy imposed on sugar will be increased by Rs. 8 per kilogram. The increase will be made effective from 12.00 am today(16). The existing levy of Rs. 10 will accordingly ...

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President instructs officials to complete proper waste management programme by December


President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the officials to complete the implementation of proper waste management programme in the nine provinces of the country by December, in accordance with the Government policy of providing a permanent solution for the garbage disposal issue ...

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