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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:05

Several JO MPs want to ditch Rajapaksa

UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday claimed that several Joint Opposition (JO) MPs were sending out feelers to the Party seeking to ditch the Rajapaksa-led Joint Opposition and cross over to President Maithripala Sirisena's camp in the SLFP.

The inaugural meeting of the District Women Organizers of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna was held on 16 July at Hotel Ranowell in Kochchikade, Negombo.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:00

Shiranthi before Bribery Commission soon

Former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa is to be summoned to the Bribery Commission soon.

At the time that former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Arjun Mahendran took Rs 15 billion from Perpetual Treasuries Ltd , a company owned by his son-in-law, there was a balance of Rs 180 billion in Treasury funds at the Central Bank.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:53

Betel chews with tobacco banned

Making and selling betel chews containing tobacco have been banned from today (19).

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 19:41

NFTH never a Teaching Hospital: GMOA

The GMOA today charged that the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) set up to provide clinical training to SAITM students had never functioned as a Teaching Hospital and not even as a Base Hospital.

The Report on Assessment of the Broadcast Ratings System in Sri Lanka compiled by the Independent Panel of Experts was launched yesterday (17th July) at BMICH.

Singaporean Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said the efforts made by President Maithripala Sirisena to strengthen reconciliation in Sri Lanka are laudable. Stating this when he called on President Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (July 18), he said that he would visit Jaffna tomorrow to donate books to the Jaffna Library and to sign an agreement to provide training facilities for the library staff. Singapore will also provide assistance to the Orthopedics Department of Jaffna Hospital.

President Maithripala Sirisena said the Government is committed to strengthen the national economy by ensuring the purity and transparency of financial management. The President made these remarks addressing the inauguration ceremony of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering, which commenced in Colombo, yesterday.

Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath, with 384 wickets, is now the 15th highest wicket taker in Test cricket history. Herath passed Sir Ian Botham on 383 wickets to become the 15th highest wicket taker in Test cricket history.

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