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Vehicle leasing made easy ?  👤1787

2016-12-30 14:28:14

Finance Ministry sources said yesterday that a new policy will have to be followed by all financial institutions commencing 1 January 2017 when purchasing vehicles on a lease basis.

CCTV for Prisons with security issues  👤1710

2016-12-30 10:31:03

Prisons Commissioner Thushara Upuldeniya says that they have decided to install the CCTV camera system in prisons where there are concerns over security.

LPBOA Ex-Co threatens to resign  👤1946

2016-12-30 10:02:10

The entire executive committee of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) will resign if they fail to implement three new proposed projects, to develop the transport sector, within the next six months, the Association's President, Gemunu Wijeratne, said.

Avissawella-Colombo Road closed today  👤1537

2016-12-29 11:45:20

The Police have requested public to avoid Avissawella-Colombo Road and use alternative roads between 5pm and 11pm today (29) as the Ganga Rohana Maha Perahara of the Kanampalla Sri SumanaramaViharaya will be parading the streets.

Late PM’s remains in Parliament today  👤1469

2016-12-28 15:16:12

Remains of former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremenayake will be kept in the Sri Lanka Parliamentary Complex for state honors today (28) from 10.30.a.m to 11.30.a.m.

CANCER BECOMING KILLER No. 1  👤1412

2016-12-28 09:33:58

Cancer will soon become the most threatening Non Communicable Disease (NCD) affecting Sri Lankans, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne says.

Dengue prevention in schools begins today  👤1605

2016-12-27 14:24:05

Two day Dengue Prevention program, which will inspect all the school premises island-wide prior to the beginning of the school term in the New Year commences today (27).

12th Tsunami commemoration today  👤1999

2016-12-26 10:23:56

The 12th Tsunami commemoration falls today (26).

World's largest Christmas tree: all set to be unveiled  👤1349

2016-12-24 14:51:44

The world's largest man made Christmas tree, which is to be set for a new Guinness World Record will be unveiled today at the Galle Face Green. The 325 feet tall tree will be completed using 1,000,000 hand-painted pine cones of red, gold, green and silver and 300,000 LED lights.

CBSL bond scam debate on 24 Jan  👤1636

2016-12-24 13:10:34

The final report compiled by the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) on the Central Bank bond scam is to be debated in Parliament on 24 January next year.

Maithri wants prayer for rain  👤1761

2016-12-24 11:10:12

President Maithripala Sirisena urged all Catholic Bishops to urgently pray for rains to overcome the intense drought that is now prevalent throughout the country during the State Christmas festival held in Negombo yesterday.

IGP shuts doors to Media  👤1712

2016-12-24 09:59:05

IGP Pujith Jayasundera has ordered the Police Department to suspend the release of any information via email to the media, with effect from 22 December.

Development draft bill rejected  👤1827

2016-12-23 13:01:51

Draft of the development special provisions bill rejected at the Northern Provincial Council.

Compensation complete by end Feb 2017  👤2094

2016-12-23 11:32:39

Compensation to the victims of the May 2016 floods will be completely settled by the end of February next year, Chairman of the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) Manjula de Silva said.

Visitors banned from BIA departure area  👤2156

2016-12-23 10:30:25

Visitors accompany passengers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) will not be allowed into the departure area from 6 January to 5 April, 2017, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva said yesterday.

Kuwait to deport two Lankan women  👤2109

2016-12-23 09:30:11

Two Sri Lankans are among eight women set to be deported by the Kuwait Government. They were arrested by the Farwaniya Police recently after their employers reported that they had been absconding, according to the Kuwait Times.

Private sector rice imports approved  👤1848

2016-12-22 11:35:22

The Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday approved a proposal by Minister of Industries and Commerce, Rishad Bathiudeen to allow the private sector to import rice for the specific purpose of creating a reserve that can be used to control upward price fluctuations in the open market.

Inflation down to 4.1% in Nov  👤2157

2016-12-22 09:55:59

Year on year inflation, based on the National Consumer Price Index, had decreased to 4.1% in November, from the 5.0% recorded in October 2016, the Director General of Census and Statistics, Dr. Amara Satharasinghe, said.

National Consumer Price Index released   👤1105

2016-12-21 15:50:35

National Consumer Price Index figure for November 2016 is 116.6. Year on Year (YoY) inflation is 4.1.

PMB releases paddy today  👤1988

2016-12-21 09:41:07

Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) Chairman M.B. Dissanayake said that the stocks of paddy held by the PMB will be released from today.

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