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Increasing expat workers major economic boost – Piyankara

State Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion Piyankara Jayaratne says more than 99,000 Sri Lankan workers have travelled overseas for employment thus far this year.

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Kiriella suggests exam-free entry to Law College and Universities for MPs

Chief Opposition Whip Kandy District SJB MP Lakshman Kiriella requested the Government to allow Members of Parliament to enter the Law College and State Universities for higher studies without an exam.

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Domestic LP gas distribution begins today under 3 conditions

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) said that it has decided to release domestic gas cylinders to the market from today (05) under three conditions.

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Pakistani Prime Minister speaks to Sri Lanka President in UAE; conveys nation’s anger & shame

After the lynching of a Sri Lankan man in Pakistan’s Sialkot over alleged blasphemy, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said he would personally oversee an investigation into “the horrific vigilante attack” which he also called “a day of shame for Pakistan”.

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Chamal tells Parliament if power failure is due to sabotage, culprits will be dealt with severely

State Minister Chamal Rajapaksa told Parliament yesterday that the government was investigating the causes of yesterday’s countrywide power outage and if it was due to sabotage those responsible would be severely dealt with.

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Dozens identified & arrested over horrific killing of Sri Lankan in Pakistan

A total of 50 individuals have been identified and arrested after mob in Sialkot on Friday mercilessly killed a Sri Lankan man and burnt his body, Reuters quoted a Pakistani provincial government spokesperson.

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Renowned actor Sarath Chandrasiri passes away

Renowned actor Sarath Chandrasiri has passed away at the age of 57 while receiving treatment at the General Hospital in Colombo.

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Pakistani mob tortures Sri Lankan man to death, burns his body over ‘blasphemy’

A frenzied mob in Pakistan tortured a Sri Lankan man to death and then burnt his body in public, according to local media reports.

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Power outage experienced across many areas in Sri Lanka

A breakdown in electricity supply is being experienced in many parts of Sri Lanka due to a transmission failure, confirmed by the Ministry of Power and Energy.

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First Omicron patient identified in Sri Lanka

First case of Omicron variant of the COVID-19 has been detected in Sri Lanka today, confirmed the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Veteran Actor Sampath Thennakoon passes away

Veteran stage and teledrama actor Sampath Thennakoon has passed away at the age of 62.

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Another suspect arrested over the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks

The Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) has arrested a 25-year-old man from Hingula yesterday (02) suspected to have links with Easter Sunday attack, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.

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Essential Goods Prices skyrocket as Sri Lanka faces shortage of agrochemicals & forex

With the prevailing shortage of agrochemicals including fertilizer and the current foreign currency deficit faced by the country, the prices of essential goods in the market have sky-rocketed.

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PUCSL is ready to regulate LP Gas – Chairman

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator and the designated regulator for the petroleum industry, together with Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI) has already formulated a standard for the much-talked LP gas in September this year and is ready to regulate LP Gas and other related industries, PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said.

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Unseen forces active to tarnish country’s image – Prime Minister

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that various forces are active to manipulate this country in a way that even journalists do not understand.

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Distribution of domestic LP gas cylinders temporarily suspended in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Government has temporarily suspended the distribution of domestic LP gas cylinders across the country, with immediate effect.

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