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Special traffic plan for funeral of Ven. Bellanwila Thera

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The cremation ceremony of late Professor Venerable Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera will be held today at the Sri Jayawardenepura University Grounds. The funeral procession will leave the Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya at around 1.00 p.m. and pass through Boralesgamuwa Junction, Rattanapitiya Junction ...

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Over 65,000 security personnel for election duties

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Over 65,000 Police and STF personnel to be deployed for the Local Government Elections duties to be held on Saturday, Police said yesterday. Accordingly, 65,758 security personnel will be assigned to the duties at polling stations, counting centres, mobile patrolling ...

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Ranil Jayawardena appointed as British PM’ Trade Envoy for Sri Lanka


British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Ranil Jayawardena, MP, as her trade envoy for Sri Lanka. Jayawardena’s role as trade envoy will be to support and enhance the development of Britain’s trade and investment with Sri Lanka. The Prime ...

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Journey of taking country forward will commence on Feb. 10 – President


President Maithripala Sirisena said that the journey of taking the country forward with a clean political movement will commence on 10th February, while keeping the faith on the people. The President made these remarks addressing a public rally held in ...

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CEA approved biodegradable wrapping sheets, bags to market

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The country’s first biodegradable and compostable food wrapping sheets and bags approved by the Central Environmental Authority manufactured by Plastic Packaging Pte Ltd (PPP) has been introduced to super centers. Over 10 million such biodegradable and compostable food wrapping sheets ...

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SLTB to operate Special Bus Service from this evening

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Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) said it will operate special bus service from today evening due to Local Government Elections being held on 10th of February. Accordingly, 150 additional buses would be added to the special service, Deputy General Manager ...

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President orders to remove suspension of UK Military defence Attache

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Army Spokesperson said that Brigadier Priyanka Fernando (Minister Counsellor) in Sri Lanka High Commission in London reappointed in duties after President’s instructions. Earlier he was suspended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following throat slitting gesture at protesters in London. ...

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Presidential Committee report on Meethotamulla garbage issue handed over to President


The final report of the Presidential Committee appointed to inquire into the damage caused to life and property due to the collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage dump, was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena, at the President’s Official Recidance, yesterday ...

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British Defence Attaché calls on Commander of the Navy


The Defence Attaché of the British High Commission in Sri Lanka, Group Captain Frazer Nicholson called on the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the Navy Headquarters yesterday (06). During the cordial meeting, they discussed a range ...

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Department expedites daily service of issuing NICs


The Department for Registration of Persons has taken steps to expedite the one-day service of issuing National Identity Cards (NICs) due to forthcoming Local Government Election, Commissioner General of the Department, P. Viyani Gunathilaka said. Speaking to the Government Information ...

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