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A total of 57,850 dengue cases and 74 confirmed dengue deaths had been reported from all parts of the country during this year as at October 22, National Dengue Control Unit Director Dr. Aruna Jayasekara said.

New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa yesterday promised not to permit the issue of licenses for new liquor stores while also announcing he would close down wine stores located in close proximity to schools, once elected as President.

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), in a statement yesterday, said it was deeply concerned by the recent decision made by the Cabinet to allow President Maithripala Sirisena to remain in his official residence at Mahagama Sekara Mawatha, formerly Paget Road.

A fresh set of guidelines for the procurement of goods and services, work, consultancy services and information systems by Government institutions will be submitted to Parliament within the next three months after they were finalised following observations made by the Finance Ministry, official sources said.

Sri Lanka Peoples Party is grappling to present their Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s manifesto as the party has no policy at all, Power Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake claimed.

Sri Lanka’s State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) numbering 422 will be reinvigorated under the Statement of Corporate Intent (SCI) mechanism now in full operation.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 07:21

COSMI assists MSMEs to raise their heads

Sri Lanka’s Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are grappling to sustain in a global value chain as such industries cannot compete with cheap imports, an eminent group of veteran industry experts said.

Two passenger flights were diverted to the Mattala airport owing to poor weather at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning.

India is keeping a close watch on the upcoming presidential elections in Sri Lanka, where pro-China Gotabaya Rajapaksa is pitted against housing minister and deputy leader of the ruling United National Party Sajith Premadasa, India’s Economic Times reported.

The Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is scheduled to launch his election manifesto containing a special economic relief package on October 25th.

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