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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

SL currently facing a foreign currency issue: PM

Sri Lanka is currently facing a foreign currency issue and needs to go for an export-driven economy, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

Mr. Wickremesinghe expressed this sentiment during the opening

Monday, August 13, 2018

Buying expensive chairs 'simple' for cash rich WPC: Chief Minister

Chief Minister Isura Devapriya said it was nothing out of the ordinary for a rich governing body like the Western Provincial Council to import chairs for the use of provincial legislators at a cost of Rs. 640,000 each.

He however reiterated that the decision to import these chairs at

Colombo bus commuters praise decision to ban TVs in buses

The decision taken by the Road Passenger Transport Authority (RPTA) of Eastern Province to ban televisions in buses has received praise from the Colombo District Bus Passengers Association (CDBPA).

Eastern province RPTA has taken this decision taking into

Sangakkara addresses rumors on his entry to politics

Former Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara has declared that he will not enter politics despite the prevailing rumors of his entry to politics as presidential candidate in 2020.

Posting a message on his Facebook page, he says that he has no

People in North will not allow a return to violence: Anura Kumara

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake speaking in Kuruwita, Ratnapura on Saturday alleged that an unnecessary fear psychosis prevailed in the South, but people in the North would never leave any room for a return to violence.

He said this by addressing a gathering of scholars on the theme

Medical, Dental, Agri. Faculties to open today

The Senate of the Peradeniya University had decided to re-open the Medical, Dental and Agriculture Faculties, which had been closed for over fifteen days, sources said yesterday.

The Faculties will open on Monday, August 13, for academic

Ven. Gnanasara gets prison dress

General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Organization, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, who is being medically treated in Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital under imprisonment, had been issued a

Friday, August 10, 2018

Fuel prices revised from midnight today

Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said that the fuel prices have been revised with effect from midnight today (10), based on the fuel pricing formula.

The price of 95 Octane Petrol has been increased by Rs 2 per litre while the price of Super Diesel has been increased by Rs 1 per litre.

Accordingly the new price of 95 Octane Petrol is Rs157 per litre

Extracts of inquiry into Vijayakala's speech sent to AG

The Organised Crime Prevention Division (OCPD) today informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that the extracts of the magisterial inquiry conducted into the alleged speech made by former Child Affairs State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaren, has been sent to the Attorney General for his opinion.

According to the prosecution, 59 statements have been recorded by

Allow independent commissions to work independently: MR

Former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday it was pointless increasing salaries of chairpersons and members of independent commissions if they were not allowed to function independently.

Raising a question during the debate on revising the emoluments