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Conduct a proper probe on attempting to arrest Rayan – Sagala


Minister Sagala Ratnayake said that he has asked Sri Lanka’s police chief to investigate the procedures followed by police when attempting to arrest the Convener of the Medical Faculty Students’ Action Committee, Rayan Jayalath. Issuing a statement today (22), the ...

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UN assures continued support to Sri Lanka


Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman said that the UN would continue to extend fullest support to Sri Lanka’s development process and reconciliation. He said this when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo ...

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Unjustifiable tax will be removed by new tax act


Finance and mass Media minister Mangala Samaraweera saidthat the unjustifiable tax burdens shouldered by ordinary people is to be removed by the new income tax Act. “The aim of the new Act is to reduce indirect taxes to 60 percent ...

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UK report expresses concern over inter-communal tension in Sri Lanka


The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s annual human rights report recognises and welcomes improvements in the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, while also emphasising the need for further progress. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) made public its annual ...

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Practical examinations for driving licenses to be regulated


The Cabinet of Ministers this week approved a proposal on preparation of a suitable method to conduct practical examinations for issuing of driving licenses in a more qualitative and productive manner. According to the proposal, a committee of officials will ...

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UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons


United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP), “an important step for all Sri Lankans who are still looking for the truth about their loved ones.” “The United ...

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Bring forth a federal Constitution, If you can – NFF challenged


Leader of  NFF and MP Wimal Weerawansa challenged the Government to now bring forth a federal Constitution, with the Constitutional Assembly being rendered invalid after he and four other parliamentarians left the Assembly. He made this statement while addressing a press ...

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We resolved garbage issue staying with the people


Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says that the government did not point guns or deploy the army to resolve the waste management issue. He made this observation at an event held in Badulla “We didn’t point guns or deploy the army to ...

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Australia announces assistance to combat dengue


Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop announced a major Australian assistance to combat dengue fever in Sri Lanka. She made this announcement when she called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Residence in Colombo today (July 20). Recalling that ...

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Gov; presented Inland Revenue Act as a condition of IMF loan – JVP


JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that he government had presented a new Inland Revenue Act in parliament for approval to please the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a condition laid down by it to grant the third installment of the ...

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