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Army personnel withdrawn form Kolonnawa and Muthurajawela


Army Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said that the Army personnel, who took over the operations of the Kolonnawa and Muthurajawela petroleum distribution control were withdrawn last evening. “The special teams deployed for the control of the petroleum distribution had been recalled,” ...

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Petroleum trade unions temporarily call off their strike


Petroleum trade unions have decided to temporarily call off their strike after discussions with the President. Accordingly, the strike has reportedly been called off until next Tuesday (01). The strike was based on three demands; the acquisition of Trincomalee Petroleum ...

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EU court removes LTTE, keeps Hamas on terrorism list


The European Union’s top court on Wednesday removed Sri Lankan separatist rebels LTTE and kept Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist, Reuters reported today. It said the Judges at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) overruled the ...

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Court released 15 elephants to Dalada Perahera


The Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara today released 15 elephants taken into custody by the Wildlife Department on a bond of Rs. 10 million each under a temporary license for the Dalada Perehera. The Court ordered the Director of ...

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Storage and distribution of fuel as an essential service -Tri-forces and police ensure security and distribute fuel


The President Secretary has been issued a special Gazette notification in last night declaring the storage and distribution of fuel as an essential service. Military spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said that  tri-forces and police personnel entered the Kolonnawa and Muthurajawela fuel ...

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Under new Foreign Exchange Act CB wouldn’t control foreign exchange


The Central Bank as a Government agency would manage but not control foreign exchange under the new Foreign Exchange Act, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Parliament. The PM made this commencing the second reading debate of the Foreign Exchange Bill ...

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No more posters and banners in the city without permission


Megapoilis and Western Province Development Minister Champika Ranawaka  has ordered municipal commissioners, public health heads and the police to file charges against individuals and companies that put up posters and banners in the city ignoring respective municipal authority’s requirements. “We ...

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PCoI re-issued summons former Finance Minister Ravi K


The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and Inquire into the Issuance of Treasury Bonds has re-issued summons on former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. The commission had previously issues summons for him to appear before the commission today (25), however ...

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First youth flag pinned on President


The first flag of the youth flag program, organized by National Youth Services Council and Sri Lanka Federation of Youth Clubs, in line with the National Youth Day, which falls on July 26, was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena today ...

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Govt; should take an action against Dengue supporters


MP Udaya Gammanpila, the General Secretary of  Pivithuru Hela Urumaya said that  the government took legal action against those who failed to clear Dengue breeding grounds. He made this observation while addressing a news conference held in Colombo.   “If house ...

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