Government will develop carpentry industry while protecting forest cover – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday assured that the government will provide assistance to mordernise and develop the carpentry industry.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka following his visit to India this month, the US State Department confirmed.

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Complaints against Shafi reach 913

Twenty-five complaints from Kurunegala and three from Dambulla had been received against Dr. Mohamed Shafi, who is currently in Police custody, yesterday (10).

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Kiriella justifies edging out Sajith as Minister in Attendance

Since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi only spent four hours in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had given the time allocated for him to the opposition parties to discuss matters with the Indian Premier, Leader of the House, Minister Lakshman Kiriella said.

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Sri Lanka batting coach backs Mendis and Mathews to come good

Sri Lanka batting coach Jon Lewis believes it is just a matter of time before Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews hit form at the World Cup.

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Laxman Pathiraja released on Presidential Pardon

Former Chairman of the Warakapola Pradeshiya Sabha Laxman Pathiraja who was handed an 18-year prison term to be served in six years on bribery charges, has been released on Presidential Pardon.

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Price of Petrol 92 Octane hiked

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) has decided to increase the price of Petrol 92 Octane by Rs 3.00 per litre, with effect from midnight today (10), the Ministry of Finance announced.

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‘Sakvithi Ranasinghe’ granted bail

‘Sakvithi’ Ranasinghe who in remand custody for over nine years over an alleged financial fraud exceeding Rs. 1,628 million, has been released on bail by Colombo High Court today.

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Three acting ministers appointed to posts vacated by Muslim ministers

Acting Ministers have been appointed to the ministerial portfolios made vacant following the resignation of Muslim ministers a short while ago.

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Fuel prices to be revised today?

It is reported that fuel prices are to be revised today (10) in line with the fuel pricing formula.

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India, Sri Lanka agree to step up anti-terrorism efforts

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage Sunday to the more than 250 Sri Lankans killed in the Easter suicide bombings, and agreed with Sri Lanka’s leaders to step up cooperation to combat terrorism.

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Gota, SLPP’s Presidential Candidate – Zoysa

United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Ranjith De Zoysa says former Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Party’s Presidential Candidate.

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Modi promotes neighborhood-first policy in Sri Lanka visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Sri Lanka for a brief visit as part of his first overseas tour since reelection that emphasizes India’s “neighborhood-first policy.”

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Macau pulls team from Sri Lanka World Cup qualifier citing safety

Macau’s football chiefs have said they will not send a team to Sri Lanka for a World Cup qualifying match this week, citing security fears following the deadly Easter suicide attacks.

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Modi to arrive today for packed three-hour visit

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will personally receive Narendra Modi when the Indian leader arrives in Colombo today for a packed three-hour visit.

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They knew the attack was coming, but they could not avert it

Security agencies could not piece together vital intelligence that could have possibly averted or minimised the casualties from the Easter Sunday attacks even at the eleventh hour due to systemic failure in the national security apparatus.

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