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Garbage Containers, British Human Remains Containers

21 garbage containers returned to England

The Customs Department has taken steps to send 21 containers of garbage back to England. Its media spokesman Sunil Jayaratne stated that these steps were taken on the instructions of the Attorney General. In 2017, a consignment of containers containing garbage was imported to Sri Lanka from Britain. This was done using a gazette notification …

Police Raid Arrest

400 suspects arrested in Western Province

More than 400 suspects involved in various offenses have been arrested in a special operation conducted in the Western Province during the past 24 hours. Of these, 330 were arrested for drug offenses and 72 for other offenses. Police seized 108 grams and 48 milligrams of heroin from the 143 persons arrested. Meanwhile, police arrested …

Bicycle lane from port city entrance to Diyatha Uyana

Bicycle lane from port city entrance to Diyatha Uyana

The government has planned to construct a bicycle lane from the entrance to the Colombo port city to the Battaramulla Diyatha Uyana. It is expected to extend from the Colombo Port City Entrance to the Battaramulla Diyatha Uyana, connecting several cities. Y.A.G.K. Goonetileke, Western Provincial Director, Urban Development Authority (UDA) said that a preliminary plan …

Mahinda Rajapaksa, Narendra Modi

Indo – Sri Lankan Prime Ministers in a special discussion today

A special discussion between Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to be held this morning via video technology. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the issue of Indian fishermen entering Sri Lankan waters and fishing will be taken up as the main focus of today’s discussion with Indian …

Treat oral orders as circulars – President

Treat oral orders as circulars – President

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today visited the Haldummulla area in Badulla as part of a plan to travel from village to village to identify various problems faced by the people and provide immediate solutions. Accordingly, the President joined the “Conversation with the President’s Village” forum which started from the village of Velanwita, Haldummulla, Badulla. Addressing the …

Railway fares - Train Tickets

Attention to the printing of train tickets by the Printing Department

Gamini Lokuge, Minister of Transport says that attention has been paid to print train tickets within Sri Lanka. The Minister made this revelation in response to an oral question raised by Samagi Janabalawegaya MP Hesha Withanage in Parliament this morning (24). MP Hesha Withanage – A large amount of money is spent on printing train …

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

President speaks on international trade agreements detrimental to country

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says that many international trade agreements signed are not good for the country. The President emphasized that the agreements should be reviewed in a manner that would be more beneficial to the country, while reactivating the Export Development Council. The Export Development Council, chaired by the President, convened after 28 years. Basil …


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