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CBSL issues clarification on media reports over Government debt

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The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) in reply to media reports on debt says it compiles and publishes central Government debt based on its database on issuance of domestic debt and international commercial borrowings on behalf of the Government ...

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Minister Mangala complaints to CID over forged letter with his signature

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Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera has filed a complaint with the Police Criminal investigations Department (CID) over a forged letter with his signature. The letter, addressed to the British Tamils Forum, refers to the action taken by the Foreign ...

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No probe against Brigadier Priyanka

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Army will not conduct an inquiry the actions of the Defence Attache of the Sri Lankan High Commission in UK Brigadier Priyanka Fernando after he was spotted making a throat slitting gesture towards protesters who thronged the Embassy office in ...

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No liquor on Election day

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Liquor shops were ordered to be closed on the Local Government Elections day which falls on February 10, the Excise Department said.

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Election duty evaders will be dealt with legally – EC Chairman

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Legal action will be taken against any public servant who shirks election duties, the Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said today. It states that the Constitution has provisions to impose a jail sentence of not more than three years and/or ...

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NCPA combats corporal punishment to children

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The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has initiated a program to eliminate Corporal Punishment meted out to children in all settings says the Chairperson of the Authority Attorney at Law Marini de Livera. The Chairperson add that the NCPA hopes ...

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Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed for five years in corruption case

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A court in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to five years in jail in a corruption case. Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5 on Thursday sentenced the two-time former prime minister to rigorous ...

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New Australian DA Calls on Army Commander

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The newly-appointed Defence Adviser of the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Group Captain Sean Unwin paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake on Thursday (8) at the Army Headquarters. The Commander and ...

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Anyone found drunk or disorderly at polling booths to be arrested

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Legal action would be taken against anyone caught under the influence of liquor when casting their vote at the upcoming Local Government election. This will also be applicable to persons who behave badly and engage in violent activities at polling ...

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US House Minority Leader sets record with 8-hour marathon speech

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US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech, taking in Pope Francis and the Bible in a bid to try and force a vote on the Dreamers program. Ms Pelosi’s marathon filibuster eclipsed the previous record, ...

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