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PM off to India

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe is due to leave on an official visit to India today,(November 21), states a press release from the Prime Minister’s office.. The Prime Minister will have a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and will also call on Indian President Ram Nath Kovind during his stay […]

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Ceylon Petroleum Corporation says no petrol shortage

Amidst scenes of queues building up at filling stations fuelling fears of another petrol shortage, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CP) said on Sunday all its depots had been provided with ample stocks of fuel and therefore there was no reason to panic. CPC Chairman Dhammika Ranatunga informed Daily Mirror that 27,479 tonnes of 92 Octane […]

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Drastic drop in organised crime

The rate of organised crime has been reduced by 37 percent in comparison to 2014, Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said in Parliament. He made this observation on Friday, taking part in the Committee Stage debate on the Budget 2018, under the expenditure Head of Defence Ministry. He also said that […]

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Premier Wickremesinghe arrives before PCoI

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Central Bank Bond issue a short while ago. Last month, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he was prepared to appear before the PCoI for any clarification that needed to be made as required by the Commission. Accordingly, he was requested […]

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UAE Foreign Affairs Minister calls on President

United Arab Emirates Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence on Saturday (18). During the meeting, the President expressed his happiness over the rapid progress of the relationships between the UAE and Sri Lanka. Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sarath Amunugama, Ambassadors of […]

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Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary to visit Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Ms. Tehmina Janjua would visit Sri Lanka from October 17 to 18, 2017 to take part in the 5th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The 4th round of talks was held in August 2014 in Islamabad. During her stay, the Foreign Secretary will call on Sri Lankan […]

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Man pushed to death from moving train in Ragama

A man was killed when he was pushed out of a moving train at Ragama last night, Police said. They said the train was travelling from Kankesanturai to Mount Lavinia and according to eyewitnesses the victim had been pushed out after an argument with another train traveller. Police arrested the suspect and body is still […]