Daily archives: February 1st, 2017

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Four more men accused of smuggling 72 Sri Lankans into Canada go on trial

Less than a week after four men accused in a human smuggling case involving Tamil migrants walked free, four more men charged in a similar case saw their trial open in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.



Alcohol consumption

VAT increases on alcohol has no effect on consumption – Fitch

Fitch Ratings believes firm demand will absorb higher prices caused by the introduction of value added tax (VAT). The government introduced VAT of 15% on alcoholic beverage manufacturers on November 1, 2016.



Ranjan Ramanayake

Massive Divulapitiya Sand Scam stopped

Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) officials have ordered D.W.L. Appuhamy, the father of MP Indika Anuruddha, to stop soil mining in Ihala Madampella, Divulapitiya



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Australia name experimental T20 squad for Sri Lanka series

Australia named uncapped batsman Michael Klinger and bowlers Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner and Billy Stanlake in their Twenty20 squad on Wednesday for their series against Sri Lanka this month.