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Writes off Rs. 123 million as ‘unrecoverable’
Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation had written off as much as Rs. 123 million as “unrecoverable” balances in 2009, including Rs. 47 million from various government establishemetns, Parliament was informed last week.…
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Norway is making an effort to tighten financial controls on Sri Lankan projects implemented through the government and NGOs.
A senior embassy spokesman says action to thwart mismanagement of funds and ensure better control of its development funds is high on their agenda .
According to the Norwegian Agency…
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Rs. 18 m show: Vijitha calls Jackson pseudo patriot
The JVP says last week’s revelation in parliament that the government has paid artiste Jackson Anthony’s Creative Helanka Pvt. Ltd Rs. 18 million for organizing a show titled ‘Karadiyawara Mangalaya’ to…
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After Saturday’s 11 run defeat to Pakistan in a thrilling Group ‘A’ match of the ICC Cricket World Cup at the R. Premadasa International Stadium, Sri Lanka’s captain Kumar Sangakkara called for all Sri Lanka supporters to remain calm and not to panic.
After being set a target of…
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Court of Appeal issues interim order following UPFA petition
The Court of Appeal yesterday issued an Interim Order restraining the Elections Commissioner and the Returning Officers from taking any further steps in terms of the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance for the purpose of the conduct of the…
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The government has spent as much as Rs. 30 million for the ‘Karadiyawara Mangalaya’ ceremony to mark the filling of the Hambantota port with sea water, and of this amount Rs. 18 million had been given to a company called Creative Helanka PVT LTD of popular artiste Jackson Anthony, Parliament was informed…Continue
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Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premjayantha on Thursday (Feb. 24) assured parliament that the government wouldn’t privatize the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation. He said that there was absolutely no basis for recent allegations by the Opposition that the government was planning to privatize the CPC.…Continue
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The European Union has re-listed the LTTE as a terror group following a comprehensive review of listed terrorist groups. The announcement was made through the Council Implementing Regulation on the 31st of January this year and published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The announcement, published in…
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has banned the airing of a World Cup song aimed at urging Lankans to rally around their cricket team as it has verses degrading other countries in the fray and their players.
The song according to the government contains…
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Restrictions have been removed regarding the putting up of posters, banners and cut-outs, by political parties and independent groups, in connection with the planned local government elections, said Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake yesterday.
Mr. Dissanayake told the representatives of…
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The government was aware of the economic woes of the public and it was doing everything possible to give them relief, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The President said that increases in the prices of some commodities were due to various factors such as price hikes in the…
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Leader of the House, Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister, Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday admitted that there had been a delay on their part in constituting seven independent commissions in spite of having introduced the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.
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MP's husband warned; gets bail
The husband of parliamentarian Upeksha Swarnamali was yesterday warned and granted bail by the Nugegoda Magistrate for allegedly causing injuries to his wife.
Nugegoda Magistrate Anura Kumara Herath released the suspect Mahesh Chaminda…
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Several Tamil Nadu fishermen’s associations have introduced penalties such as the confiscation of fishing vessels and the imposition of fines if their fishermen poached in Sri Lankan waters in the future, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Suresh Premachandran said yesterday.
Mr. Premachandran who returned to the…
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The Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises has revealed that the ruling UPFA owes the Rupavahini Corporation Rs.42 million for advertisements it had placed during the Presidential, Parliamentary and Provincial Council Elections, held between 2004 and 2010.
Kandy District UNP…
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Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake is undecided whether to postpone elections to two local councils in the Mulliativu district where most of the voters have not yet been resettled, an elections department official said yesterday.Mr. Dissanayake had earlier asked the Returning Officers of each district to…Continue
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Mahesh Chaminda, the husband of teledrama actress Upeksha Swarnamali (Paba) surrendered to Nugegoda SP Deshabandu Tennekoon yesterday.
Paba was assaulted warded at the Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital.
While being questioned, Chaminda had said that he was confused at the…Continue
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Elections to 60 Local Government bodies have been suspended on legal grounds, Department of Elections said yesterday.
Deputy Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake had decided against holding elections to 60 institutions on…
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In order to promote the World Cup matches and encourage cricketers, the Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya has decided (following several appeals from the public) to allow spectators to take posters, banners and other propaganda material to World Cup venues. Police said that music to all World Cup venues would be…Continue
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Popular Actress and member of parliament Upkesha Swarnamali (better known as Paba0 who had been undergoing treatment at Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital was discharged last morning, hospital sources said.
Swarnamali had been hospitalised with facial injuries following a family dispute. Her face was swollen…Continue
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