Bastian Mw. Bus terminal to be developed into transport hub: Amaraweera
The Bastian Mawatha bus terminal in Colombo would be developed into a transport hub with modern facilities, Passenger Transport Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today.
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Indian Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship Amendment Bill
Rajya Sabha on Wednesday approved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, completing the legislative procedure for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
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No plans whatsoever to sell MRIA: Prasanna Ranatunga
The government has no plans whatsoever to sell the Mattala Airport (MRIA) to anyone, Industrial Export, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Prasanna Ranatunga today said.
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Vajira calls for broader opposition alliance
Only a matured leader could put UNP on the right track, party’s MP for Galle District Vajira Abeywardene said today.
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2 nabbed with Rs. 60 mn worth gold at BIA
Two individuals including an employee of the duty free shopping complex at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) were nabbed yesterday at the arrival lounge by the police narcotic bureau officials while they were attempting to smuggle out 99 gold biscuits worth over Rs. 60 million.
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No force be allowed to destroy humanity: Cardinal
While extending gratitude to the army personnel for the service they render for the security of the people, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said no one should let any force destroy the life of human beings.
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Ambassador has not been recalled: Switzerland
Switzerland today denied the reports that Swiss Ambassador in Sri Lanka Hanspeter Mock has been recalled.
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STF seizes 30,000 litres of artificial toddy
One suspect was arrested by the Police Special Task Force with 30,000 litres of artificially brewed toddy when they raided an illicit distillery at Maravila.
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CCTV in all prisons: Minister
CCTV cameras would be set up in prisons across the country to monitor and for surveillance on inmates who were prone to crimes inside the prisons, Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Law Reforms Nimal Siripala de Silva said
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EC recommends introducing e-voting to improve efficiency
Chairman, Elections Commission (EC) Mahinda Deshapriya strictly recommends introducing an ‘electronic voting system’ (EVS) sooner rather than later to save the time and labour of officials, minimise the waste of public money and improve efficiency in elections.
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Gazette issued detailing functions of ministries
An extraordinary gazette notification has been issued detailing the duties and functions of the ministries. The gazette, which was signed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was issued last night.
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Banned lunch sheets - 40 tonnes detected this year: CEA
Some 40 tonnes of banned lunch sheets worth Rs.32 million were detected this year during raids carried out countrywide, Central Environmental Authority (CEA) Investigation Director N.F. Gamage told Daily Mirror.
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Rice price hike due to oligopoly: UNP MP Dr. Harsha
UNP MP Dr. Harsha De Silva yesterday said the rice price mafia is back in action once again with an artificial shortage created to keep the prices high - allegedly by the oligopoly who controls the rice market.
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Cancer treatment - Treasury releases Rs.1,000 Mn to buy vital drugs
The Treasury has agreed to release Rs.1,000 million with immediate effect to the Health and Indigenous Medical Services Ministry to buy essential drugs for the Maharagama Apeksha Hospital, Sri Lanka’s premier hospital, which treats cancer patients.
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UNPiers who expressed anti-Buddhist remarks
Nominations should not be given: UNP MP Wijepala
UNP should not allow those in the party who had made anti-Buddhist remarks and those who are charged with corruption to contest the next general election, an MP representing the party said yesterday.
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SL ranked 71 in Human Development Report
Sri Lanka has been ranked 71st among 189 countries in the 2019 Human Development Report which was released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bogota, Colombia on Monday.
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Five suspects arrested over the assault on Journalist
The five suspects wanted in connection with the assault on Daily Mirror /Lankadeepa Aluthgama correspondent Thusitha Kumara De Silva and his wife were taken into custody by Kalutara Division Organised Crimes Detection Unit on Monday night.
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