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Saturday, 18 August 2018 09:27

Major achievements in three years: PM

Despite treading a difficult path the Government still managed to reach significant achievements in governance, macroeconomic stabilisation, debt reduction and development, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday, recapping key measures adopted by the Government on its third anniversary.

While criticizing Government leaders for playing petty political games, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday claimed he had no recollection of any telephone call in connection to the abduction of senior journalist and then Associate Editor of the ‘Nation Newspaper’, Keith Noyahr.

Saturday, 18 August 2018 09:17

DRUG FREE WESTERN PROVINCE IN THREE MONTHS

A pilot project is to be launched tomorrow within the Northern range of the Western Province which will mobilise all law enforcement agencies in a fully fledged crackdown on narcotics. The project aims to decrease narcotic usage by 40 percent within the next three months.

The claim made by Minister of Ports and Shipping, Mahinda Samarasinghe, that the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) could be amended after a year is a fabrication, Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, Professor G.L. Peiris said yesterday (17).

Saturday, 18 August 2018 09:09

Sri Lanka becomes CICA member

Sri Lanka was unanimously accepted as a Member of the Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on Wednesday, by its 26 Member States.

Friday, 17 August 2018 06:44

NATIONAL UNITY GOVT. MARKS THREE YEARS

Exactly three year ago, the people went to the polls to reaffirm the mandate given to the two major political forces in the country to work together. President Maithripala Sirisena who won the Presidential Election in January 2015 had already appointed UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister.

Friday, 17 August 2018 06:20

NEW TRAFFIC FINES TO STAY

Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva stated yesterday that the new fines aimed at reducing road accidents will not be changed or removed under any circumstances.

A meeting was held yesterday between the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank and the Heads of Bank of Ceylon, Peoples Bank and the Regional DevelopmentBank to expedite the “Enterprise Sri Lanka” loan programme.

Friday, 17 August 2018 06:14

SLTB in the black for first time

The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) which was incurring heavy losses for many years, had earned a profit of Rs. 1,618 million last year, for the first time in its history.

The Board of Directors of SriLankan Airlines decided to buy back 40 million shares of SriLankan Catering, at Rs. 100 a share with a total cost of Rs. 4 billion, without conducting a prior share valuation, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into irregularities at SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering and Mihin Lanka was told yesterday.

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