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August
Rs. 1.5 Bn allocated to provide dry rations for drought affected

The Treasury has released Rs. 1.5 billion to the D...

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23
August
New Navy Commander assumes duties

Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah assumed duties as the ...

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22
August
Outgoing CDS meets State Defence Minister

The outgoing Chief of Defence Staff, General Crisa...

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22
August
Japanese Naval ship in the island

Making a three-day goodwill visit to the country, ...

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21
August
Over 700 Army deserters arrested during a day

The Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) tog...

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21
August
President appoints new Chief of Defence Staff

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Vice Admi...

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20
August
'Colombo Defence Seminar' on August 28, 29

The Seventh 'Colombo Defence Seminar - 2017' theme...

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19
August
CDS pays courtesy call on Defence Secretary

Chief of Defence Staff, General Crisanthe De Silva...

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18
August
New Navy Commander appointed

Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah has been appointed as ...

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18
August
Tax concessions for local entrepreneurs

The Government today rolling out a relief package ...

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23
August
Currency exchange rates - 23rd August
Economy

1.) The average buying and selling rate of currencies issued by Central Bank of Sri Lanka for today (23rd Aug.) ...

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23
August
New IR Act to ease the burden on people
Political & Current Affairs

The indirect taxes would be reduced from 80 to 60 percent when the new Inland Revenue Act comes into force, thereby reducing the burden on the public, M...

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23
August
Sri Lankan Ambassador in Brazil awarded with Degree of Gran Cruz
World - Business

General Jagath Jayasuriya, Ambassador for Sri Lanka in Brazil was awarded with the Degree of Gran Cruz by the State Government of Goiás on recent...

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23
August
Health sector priority for prevention of diseases – President
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

President Maithripala Sirisena says future plans for health sector will pay prioritize attention on strengthening of prevention of diseases. ...

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23
August
Polythene ban: No punishments until Jan. 1
Political & Current Affairs

Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms and Co Cabinet Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilaka said that no one will be punished until 1st January 2018 as ...

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23
August
Drought affected farmers to be compensated
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

The farmers whose crops were destroyed due to the drought will be given compensation, said State Minister of Agriculture Vasantha Aluvihare in parliamen...

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23
August
Facets from August 31
World - Business

The 27th Facets Show will be held from 31st August to 3rd September at the BMICH, Colombo. ...

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23
August
New CDS, Navy Commander call on President
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne who assumed duties as the new Chief of Defence Staff called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secreta...

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23
August
Paralympics winner meets President
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

Dinesh Priyantha, who won the Bronze Medal in the Javelin Throw event at Rio Paralympics in Brazil in 2016, and Silver Medal at World Para Athletics Cha...

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23
August
Afternoon thundershowers today and tomorrow
Development - Provincial

There is a high possibility of afternoon thundershowers in the Eastern, Uva, Northern and North-Central provinces today and tomorrow (23rd and 24th Aug....

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22
August
President donates Rs.45 million to renovate Golden Canopy
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

President Maithripala Sirisena has given Rs. 45 million for gold plating the golden canopy of the historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. ...

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22
August
‘Target 9.2 accelerates Sri Lanka industries towards GSDF’- UN
World - Business

The Sri Lankan industry sector has called for an enhanced role of the UN in its development while the UN praised Sri Lanka’s commitment to sustain...

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22
August
University for South with Chinese assistance
Development - Provincial

Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development State Minister Dilip Vedaarachchi said that no one would be able to disturb the development program of the c...

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22
August
President to lay foundation stone for ‘Amaradewa Monastery’
Development - Provincial

The foundation stone laying ceremony for ‘Amaradewa Asapuwa’, the musical monastery to be constructed in memory of Pandit W.D. Amaradewa wil...

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22
August
Dry rations and drinking water for drought affected
Political & Current Affairs

President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to give dry rations to farmers affected by the drought is being carried out continuously. ...

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22
August
J’pura hospital to continue free treatment for clergy
Development - Provincial

Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratna has informed the management of Sri Jayewardenapura Hospital to provide free ...

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22
August
Bus priority lane disciplines drivers
Development - Provincial

The second day of the bus priority lane program was implemented from Katubedda Junction to Maliban Junction and from Bambalapitiya Junction to Pittala J...

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22
August
CBSL appoints new Deputy Governor
Political & Current Affairs

The Monetary Board, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, has promoted Assistant Governor C.J.P. Siriwardana to the post of Deputy Governor o...

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22
August
Inflation remains unchanged in July
Economy

Department of Census and Statistics said that in July 2017, Year on Year inflation based on National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) remained at 6.3% as was...

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