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25
August
Special Goods Tax on imported potatoes increased

Government has increased the Special Goods Tax on ...

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25
August
Minister Karunarathna Paranawithana acting Media Minister

Mr. Karunarathna Paranawithana, Deputy Media Minis...

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24
August
'Colombo Process' Ministerial Consultation tomorrow

The fifth Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo ...

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23
August
GCE O/L top scorers meet President

The top ten students of the G.C.E. O/L examination...

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23
August
Paddy purchasing for Yala season begins

Purchasing of paddy for the Yala season 2016 was i...

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22
August
National Food safety week begins

The National food Safety week will be celebrated f...

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22
August
Investment Forum in Jaffna today

Northern Province Investor Forum is held at the Ja...

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21
August
Minister Gayantha’s Birthday today

Chief Government Whip of the Parliament, Minister ...

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25
August
Sri Lanka plans to be among the top 20 container ports by 2020
World - Business

The Colombo International Maritime Conference-CIMC will open a new chapter for the maritime industry of Sri Lanka to transit to a new area of focus in d...

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25
August
ONUR Launches Website of Language Facilitators Pool
Political & Current Affairs

The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) in partnership with the Department of Official Languages launched the website for Bilingual and ...

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25
August
Seven Agricultural High Zones to be established
Development - Provincial

Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage expects to establish seven Agricultural High Zones in Ampara, Kurunegala, Galle, Matale, and Kilinochchi Dist...

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25
August
Tourism Promotional Event ‘A glimpse of Sri Lanka’
World - Business

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Stockholm, together with the staff conducted a tourist outreach, promotional event “A glimpse of Sri Lanka” at the...

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25
August
Sub standard food wrappers confiscated
Development - Provincial

Stocks of sub standard food wrappers found at manufacturing facilities in Hokandara and Ratmalana have been confiscated by officials of the Consumer Aff...

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25
August
Samurdhi Movement will be converted into an efficient and effective institution – President
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

President Maithripala Sirisena says he will make the Samurdhi Movement which has become an unsatisfactory state institution due to the disappointment of...

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25
August
Negative media reports on international consultancy firms rejected
Political & Current Affairs

Negative reports have appeared in the newspapers on the engagement of internationallyreputed consultancy firms by the Government. The facts are as follo...

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25
August
Finance Minister to participate in the 8thSAARC Finance Ministers’ Summit in Pakistan
Political & Current Affairs

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake will leave for Pakistan today (Aug. 25) to participate in the 8thSouth Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ...

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25
August
Animal Feed (amendments) act passed
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

A total of nine metric tons of animal feed is produced for a year. There is a need to introduce regulations for animal feed. The government will provide...

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25
August
3rd meeting of natural rubber price stabilisation held in Colombo
Development - Provincial

The 3rd meeting of the Working Group on natural rubber price stabilization appointed by the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) wa...

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24
August
Four large ships arrived at Colombo Port
World - Business

Four large ships arrived at the ‘Jayabahalu’ Container Terminal (JCT) of the Colombo port on 21st and 22nd August. ...

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24
August
No rapid spread in Filaria in Sri Lanka – Health Minister
Development - Provincial

Filaria is not rapidly spreading in the countryand Sri Lanka has received the certificate of filarial free country, said Health Minister Rajitha Senarat...

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24
August
Sri Lanka makes first ever appearance at the NY Trade fair
World - Business

Sri Lanka pavilion at the ‘Artisan Resource at NY NOW 2016’ trade fair was opened by Dr. Rohan Perera, Ambassador and Permanent Representati...

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24
August
Paddy storehouse with 1,500 MT capacity in Polonnaruwa
Development - Provincial

New paddy storehouse in Pansalgodella in Polonnaruwa will be opened tomorrow (25th Aug.) by President Maithripala Sirisena. ...

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24
August
Hundred classrooms to be digitized – Minister
Development - Provincial

Government will begin a pilot project to digitize 100 classrooms in schools, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernando sai...

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24
August
Public- Private Partnership for forest conservation
Development - Provincial

Government will seek support from the public-private partnership (PPP) to extend the prevailing forest density from 29 per cent to 32 per cent. ...

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24
August
Fairly strong winds expected today
Development - Provincial

Fairly strong winds (up to 50-60kmph) are expected today over the Southern province and Central hills of the island, Met. Department said. ...

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24
August
Legislation to establish Megapolis Authority soon
Development - Provincial

The new legislation for the formation of the WP Megapolis Authority, which will remove many obstacles for development, will be brought in soon. Till the...

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24
August
Twelve representatives visit India
World - Business

Twelve representatives from the South and North will visit India on August 25 to discuss about the issue on Indian Fisherman. ...

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24
August
Stamp Fair from August 26-28
Sports - Cultural - Travel

The stamp fair will be held from August 26-28 from 9am to 6pm at the Postal Headquarters D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10. ...

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23
August
Food Safety week begins
Development - Provincial

A total of 137 shops have been prosecuted on the first day of the Food safety week which commenced yesterday (22). ...

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