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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa being greeted by women at a meeting of SLFP women representatives at Abhayaramaya in Naranepita yesterday.

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Govt. to secure services

of CDF, police for city

beautification project


The government intends to recall the Civil Defence Force (CDF) personnel to ensure a clean environment in Colombo and its suburbs.

The government will also involve the police in a fresh city clean-up project amidst growing public criticism over the failure on the part of relevant authorities to keep up with the maintenance efficiency introduced by the previous government under the guidance of then Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

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Special court to try those involved in schoolgirl killing

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 President Maithripala Sirisena during a sudden visit to Jaffna yesterday assured that a special court would be established to hear the abduction, rape and killing of Sivaloganathan Vithiya, a student at Pungudutivu Maha Vidyalayam on May 13....

Govt. will make 'upfront' cargo clearance easier: Finance Minister

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The government is committed to bringing all authorities engaged in import and export clearance on to a single platform to facilitate faster and seamless clearance of cargo without allowing miscreants to abuse the system, Finance Minister Ravi Karuna...

Do we need the Sampur coal power plant?

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There has been a fervent appeal by many over the years to implement the proposed Sampur Coal Power plant, with warning of dire consequences of power shortages due to any delay in this project. This call has been renewed in the recent weeks and the late...

    Rumeshika keeps on shattering Dharsha’s Junior National records, Sandeepa turns tables on Asiri

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    St. Joseph’s Balika, Kegalle sprinter Rumeshika Ratnayake lived up to expectations as she smashed Damayanthi Dharsha’s 100 metres Junior National record, just a day after improving the legendary athlete’s 200 metres meet record, on...

     
     
     
     

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