Day: January 23, 2019

Former CJ ordered to appear before Supreme Court

Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva has been issued notice to appear before the Supreme Court on the 7th of February on charges of contempt of Court.

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President leaves for Singapore

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Singapore today on a two-day official state visit.

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UNF to establish National Democratic Front

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the National Democratic Front led by the United National Party will be established within the next two weeks.

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President instructs relevant authorities to fight Fall Army Worm (Sena caterpillar) on a war footing

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities to fulfill their respective duties with great commitment and an efficient manner with a war footing to control the Fall Army (Sena) caterpillar, which poses a massive threat to the agricultural crops.

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Another Dollar loan from IMF

Sri Lanka is likely to apply for another dollar loan from the International Monitory Fund (IMF) after the last tranche of US$ 1.5 billion was paid in late 2019, Treasury Secretary Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga said yesterday.

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EPF loses Rs. 80 million

The Financial Crimes Division (FCID) yesterday told the Fort Magistrates’ Court that it was investigating a loss amounting to Rs. 80 million the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) suffered due to Treasury Bond transactions on January 08, 2016.

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Rs. 1.1 Billion in heroin seized

Five suspects, including three foreigners, were arrested yesterday (22) for possessing 95.88 kilogrammes of heroin valued at a staggering Rs 1,100 million.

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