Month: December 2018

278kgs of heroin & 5kgs of cocaine found in Dehiwala

Police say the stock of narcotics discovered in Dehiwala today is the largest drug bust reported in the country’s history.

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SRI LANKAN RUPEE DROPS TO NEW LOW

Sri Lankan Rupee has depreciated further against the US Dollar, informed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).

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Middle Eastern only passports discontinued from today

The issuance of passports valid only for Middle Eastern countries will be discontinued from today.

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New Navy Commander appointed

Vice Admiral K.K.T.Piyal de Silva was appointed as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy by President Maithripala Sirisena. He received his letter of appointment from the President at the President’s Official Residence, today (31).

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Vandals will be brought to book – Sajith

Housing Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa has commended the public for remaining calm and acting in an exemplary manner in the face of the organised vandalism caused to certain places of Buddhist worship in Mawanella by some disruptive elements.

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PM did not fulfil his promises – Radhakrishnan

UNP MP V. Radhakrishnan yesterday alleged that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe did not keep his promise to appoint him as a Cabinet Minister.

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2018 A/L results released

The results of the 2018 G.C.E. Advanced Level examination have been released online by the Examinations Department.

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Power Ministry will be made profitable – Ravi

Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ravi Karunanayake says he will transform the Ministry into a profit making institution and provide concessions to the public.

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A white Christmas for several MPs

A considerable number of MPs are reported to have gone abroad to spend their Christmas holidays.

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From Asia to Africa, China’s “debt-trap diplomacy” was under siege in 2018

In 2013, China gave its financing of infrastructure around the world a new narrative, billing it as a modern-day Silk Road, a reinvention of historic trading routes between Europe and Asia. Last year, China’s lending got another new name, the rather unflattering “debt-trap diplomacy.”

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Export earnings from food and beverages up

Earnings from merchandise exports increased by 0.4 per cent (year-on-year) to US dollars 979 million in October 2018.

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SRI LANKAN RUPEE DROPS TO NEW LOW

Sri Lankan Rupee has depreciated further against the US Dollar, informed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).

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President orders strong measures to curb drug trafficking

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities to further strengthen the raids related to illegal drug smuggling.

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Will take tough decision if Cabinet post not given: Range Bandara

Puttalam District Parliamentarian Palitha Range Bandara warned that he would be forced to take a tough decision if he was not given a Cabinet portfolio by next month.

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Police officer killed in assault

A police officer has been assaulted and killed over a dispute that took place in Niwandama South, Ja-Ela.

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50 complaints a day against Sri Lanka Police

The National Police Commission state around 50 complaints are made daily against Sri Lanka Police and Police Officers.

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