Government lost Rs. 13 billion in revenue from cigarettes

Government lost Rs. 13 billion in revenue from cigarettes

🕔13:31, 9.Jan 2017

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) says that the revenue model which would have earned the government of Sri Lanka around Rs. 100 billion in 2016 is now broken. The company notes that the excise and VAT hikes in October and

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Former Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara further remanded

Former Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara further remanded

🕔13:02, 9.Jan 2017

Former Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne was further remanded today after being produced in court. The Colombo Chief Magistrate ordered that Sarath Kumara Gunaratne be remanded till January 13. Gunaratne was arrested in connection to the alleged misappropriation of funds of

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Task Force report to add pressure at UNHRC

Task Force report to add pressure at UNHRC

🕔08:46, 9.Jan 2017

The Government is to face pressure at the UN Human Rights Council in March to fully implement the recommendations of the Consultation Task Force report on Reconciliation Mechanisms. Human rights groups and diaspora organizations are to push the Council to

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Panneerselvam sends another letter to Modi on Sri Lanka

Panneerselvam sends another letter to Modi on Sri Lanka

🕔08:37, 9.Jan 2017

In the wake of the fresh arrest of 10 fishermen from Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy in two separate incidents on alleged charge of trespassing into the island nation’s waters, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Sunday

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Four killed in truck attack in Jerusalem

Four killed in truck attack in Jerusalem

🕔08:10, 9.Jan 2017

A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said was likely inspired by Islamic State. It was

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Former Iran president Rafsanjani dies

Former Iran president Rafsanjani dies

🕔08:05, 9.Jan 2017

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died on Sunday at the age of 82, a big blow to moderates and reformists deprived now of their most influential supporter in the Islamic establishment. He had been described as “a pillar of

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Trump acknowledges Russia role in U.S. election hacking

Trump acknowledges Russia role in U.S. election hacking

🕔07:50, 9.Jan 2017

President-elect Donald Trump accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia engaged in cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election and may take action in response, his incoming chief of staff said on Sunday. Reince Priebus said Trump believed Russia

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Jeep conquers the coast less travelled

Jeep conquers the coast less travelled

🕔00:29, 9.Jan 2017

Jeep Sri Lanka frequently organizes outdoor adventure activities for their loyal customers who loves to go anywhere, do anything. Adventure is a part of the DNA of every Jeep® Brand vehicle ever built and as long as curiosity drives man

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Stuart Chapman to steer Janashakthi Life in new direction

Stuart Chapman to steer Janashakthi Life in new direction

🕔00:14, 9.Jan 2017

Janashakthi Insurance PLC, a leading Insurance provider in Sri Lanka, announced the appointment of Stuart Chapman as Director/Chief Executive Officer for its Life Business with effect from 1st January 2017. In 2015, Janashakthi, along with other Insurance providers, split its

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President says unity Government cannot be toppled

President says unity Government cannot be toppled

🕔23:59, 8.Jan 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena says the unity Government cannot be toppled. The President was speaking at an event held at the BMICH today to mark the second anniversary since he took office. “No one can topple this Government,” he said. The

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Anderson’s six-laden 94* wipes out Bangladesh

Anderson’s six-laden 94* wipes out Bangladesh

🕔12:06, 8.Jan 2017

Corey Anderson ushered in 2014 with the then fastest ODI century off just 36 balls. He threatened to shellack the fastest T20I century in the second week of 2017 with another assault. His unbeaten 94 off 41 balls – studded

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Ten Indian fishermen arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Ten Indian fishermen arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

🕔11:46, 8.Jan 2017

The Sri Lanka Navy arrested 10 Indian fishermen who were poaching in Sri Lankan waters at two separate locations yesterday (7), the Navy media unit said today. Accordingly, 4 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler, engaged in illegal fishing activities,

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MR slams IGP, says he is disrespecting the police force

MR slams IGP, says he is disrespecting the police force

🕔11:26, 8.Jan 2017

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today accused IGP Pujith Jayasundara of bringing disrepute to the police force. Speaking to reporters in Kandy, Rajapaksa said that the IGP is doing what politicians want him. “All he says is yes sir or no

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Authorities accused of attempting to stall Lasantha’s muder probe

Authorities accused of attempting to stall Lasantha’s muder probe

🕔11:08, 8.Jan 2017

The authorities were today accused of attempting to stall investigations into the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga, eight years after his death. Attorney-at-Law Athula S. Ranagala, who has been appearing in the case, said that much progress was made in

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India and Lanka disagree on some changes in ETCA

India and Lanka disagree on some changes in ETCA

🕔08:05, 8.Jan 2017

Negotiations between India and Sri Lanka on an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) hit the hard road at an officials-level meeting held in Colombo on January 4 and 5, the New Indian Express reported. Informed sources told Express that

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Naidu arrives in Sri Lanka to speak on ‘Prosperity for all’

Naidu arrives in Sri Lanka to speak on ‘Prosperity for all’

🕔07:59, 8.Jan 2017

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu arrived in Sri Lanka on a two-day visit at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena, The Hindu newspaper reported. Naidu, who left Vijayawada for Colombo en route Chennai, will be the ‘Guest of

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Germany says EU break-up not unthinkable

Germany says EU break-up not unthinkable

🕔07:50, 8.Jan 2017

Germany’s insistence on austerity in the euro zone has left Europe more divided than ever and a break-up of the European Union is no longer inconceivable, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told Der Spiegel magazine. Gabriel, whose Social Democrats (SPD)

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Ivory Coast defence minister, others freed

Ivory Coast defence minister, others freed

🕔07:48, 8.Jan 2017

Rogue soldiers allowed Ivory Coast’s defence minister and dozens of others to leave a house where they had been trapped on Saturday when some mutineers appeared to reject aspects of a deal intended to end a two-day revolt, a Reuters

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Zuma’s ex-wife given boost in South Africa leadership race

Zuma’s ex-wife given boost in South Africa leadership race

🕔07:45, 8.Jan 2017

The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost on Saturday with the endorsement of the ruling party’s women’s division. The ANC will pick a

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Over 30 arrested for violating court order and protesting

Over 30 arrested for violating court order and protesting

🕔18:43, 7.Jan 2017

Over 30 people have been arrested for violating a court order and protesting in Hambantota this morning. Several people were injured during a tense situation in Hambantota when protesters defied a court order and staged a protest near the venue of

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