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Thai Business Delegation to Sri Lanka: MoU signed between CCC and TCC

A Thai delegation consisting of 35 leading entrepreneurs from the Thai Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok (TCC) visited Sri Lanka as part of the business delegation accompanying the Prime Minister of Thailand on a State visit to Sri Lanka. The delegation which was accompanying Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-O-Cho included the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade of Thailand,...

Missing Sri Lankan fishermen arrive from the Maldives

Seven Sri Lankan fishermen who were reported missing in the sea off Maldives since June 30, returned to the country yesterday. The fishing boat - Sinhdur 2, left the Galle Fisheries Harbour on June 14.They lost contact with the Galle harbour after June 30 and were unable to locate their whereabouts for nearly three days. The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources...

A/L tuition classes prohibited after the July 31

Conducting coaching classes or tuition targeted at the 2018 GCE Advanced Level Examination will be prohibited after July 31, the Department of Examinations said. Examinations Commissioner General Sanath Pujitha said organising, conducting subject oriented lecturers, seminars or classes, printing examination oriented papers, distribution and giving publicity via electronic media, posters and banners claiming to provide similar questions five days prior...

Any Minister protecting the underworld will be punished – Prime Minister

Action will be taken against any minister if found to be protecting underworld leaders, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday.The Prime Minister made this comment replying to Joint Opposition MP Udaya Padma Shantha Gunasekara who queried on newspaper reports which said that a minister has employed five underworld leaders as his private bodyguards. The PM said he instructed to...

Death sentence list: ‘First is a woman’ – Minister of Justice

Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorala, acknowledging that the list of names comprising 18 prisoners, who have been sentenced to death for drug trafficking, had been received, said the first name in the list was that of a woman. “I am sad to say that the first name in this list is that of a woman. However, as a government, we are...

Speaker signs the National Audit Bill

The Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya has signed the National Audit Act, which was recently passed in parliament, thereby officially making it a legal act.The Bill entitled “National Audit” was passed with amendments in Parliament on July 05th. It was presented to Parliament on the 03rd of April 2018 by the Chief Government Whip on behalf of the Prime Minister...

Engineering Faculty of Peradeniya University temporarily closed

The Engineering faculty of the Peradeniya University was temporarily closed due to the eruption of a tense situation this morning, Vice Chancellor Professor Upul B. Dissanayake said. The tense situation erupted between students and university authorities due to examination entitlements. The students have protested the suspension imposed on students who have failed to complete the required 80 percent attendance record,...

Forty Combat Divers pass out at Combat divers training school

A group of two Officers and thirty-eight Other Ranks upon successful completion of the Combat Divers Course No - 5 at Nayaru Combat Divers Training School (CDTS) passed out during a ceremony, held close to the Nayaru beach patch in Mullaittivu on Sunday (15th July). This 90-day long basic course deepens the knowledge of the trainees in diving techniques,...

SLTB launches e-ticketing for long-distance bus travel

Anyone who has a telephone or computer with internet facilities can now use the SLTB Express app from home to buy a ticket for an SLTB long-distance bus starting from the Pettah Central Bus Stand. Commuters can also use this facility to reserve a seat of their choice, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said. The Minister...

Forest cover Will increase to 32% – President

President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived in Rome to attend the 24th session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO 24), said Sri Lanka was well set to increase its forest cover to 32 percent. “Arrived in the beautiful city of Rome to attend the COFO 24. Looking forward to talk about Sri Lanka's progress as we are well set to...
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