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Saturday, 22 July 2017 08:48

Travel goods to U.S. EXEMPTED FROM DUTY

Travel goods from Sri Lanka will enjoy duty-free entry to the United States, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said yesterday.

Saturday, 22 July 2017 08:37

GMOA Takes SAITM Controversy to UNHRC

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) yesterday filed a petition with the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) regarding the alleged violation of human rights of undergraduates who protested against the South Asian Institution of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

The Parliament of Sri Lanka has made necessary arrangements to organize a colorful Felicitation Ceremony on the 24th of July 2017 at the Grand Ballroom, Waters Edge, Battaramulla from 2.00 p.m. onwards, with a view to honour the members of the staff of the Secretary General of Parliament who have rendered a commendable service to the Parliament for more than two and a half decades. This function will be the third of such functions and has been organized under the guidance of the Honorable Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of Parliament.

The Godage Senior Writers Award ceremony jointly organized by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) and Sirisumana Godage Publications was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the SLBC’s auditorium, yesterday (20).

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop announced a major Australian assistance to combat dengue fever in Sri Lanka.

Friday, 21 July 2017 06:55

Cherio coal!

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka yesterday approved a long-term generation plan for 2018-2027 sans coal, following adjustments made to proposals submitted by the Ceylon Electricity Board to reflect the cost for externalities.

Opposition Leader R Sampanthan yesterday said they did not want a Constitution that would create divisions in the country.

The Joint Opposition (JO) group is divided over the Constitution making process with one group insisting on immediate withdrawal from the Constitutional Assembly (CA) and the other adamant on remaining in it.

JO and SLFP Matara District MP Dullas Alahapperuma said the two-thirds majority enjoyed by the current regime will be a thing of the past in another fortnight.

Friday, 21 July 2017 06:41

New union, a flop-GMOA

Only 45 doctors out of 18,000 doctors in the country turned up for the new 'doctors' trade union' the GMOA said.

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