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Anura Kumara Dissanayake

‘Lone individual can’t change a country’ – Anura Kumara Dissanayake

The JVP-led National People’s Power says the public must focus on bringing to victory a collective effort instead of voting to elect an individual at the upcoming Presidential Election. Speaking during a gathering in Kurunegala, Presidential candidate of the National People’s Power Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake claimed the country can be built only through a …

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Manoj Sirisena

Manoj Sirisena hopeful of a MP post

Former Leader of the Southern Provincial Council Manoj Sirisena says he hopes the Parliamentary post left vacant following the demise of Matara District United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Chandrasiri Gajadeera will be awarded to him. The highest number of votes were garnered by MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena at the 2015 General Election, while he failed …

Drugs

No shortage of medicine at central storage

The Ministry of Health has refuted charges by the Government Medical Officers Association of a shortage of pharmaceutical drugs at the central storage. Issuing a statement the Ministry said imported medicine and medicines manufactured locally are handed over to the storage unit according to a timetable. The Ministry noted the medicines are not stored excess, …

Sri Lankan couple and their Australian-born children

‘Lankan family won’t be granted exception’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he cannot allow a Sri Lankan couple and their Australian-born children facing deportation to stay in Australia. He said any softening of the government’s hardline boats policy would be exploited by people smugglers. Despite public rallies over the weekend in support of the family and calls from the Labour …

Garbage Containers, British Human Remains Containers, Waste Containers,

Govt Analyst yet to probe waste containers

The Government Analyst’s Department says it has been unable to commence investigations into the controversial hazardous waste containers that were imported to the country. Government Analyst Ariyananda Welianga said the Department was unable to commence investigations, as it is yet to receive certification on whether radioactive waste or harmful bacteria was found within the containers. …

Exam, Students, A/L, O/L

A/L misconduct claims fall to its lowest

The 2019 GCE Advanced Level examination enters into record books as the year with the least amount of malpractices at a competitive exam in the history of Sri Lanka. Commissioner General of Examination Sanath Pujitha said exam misconduct claims were at a minimum level during this year’s GCE Advanced Level examination. He said a full-scale …

Ranil Wickremesinghe

PM focuses on exports and skilled jobs

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the time is apt to modernise Sri Lanka’s economy. Speaking during an event in Colombo today, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said the country must be transformed into a skills-driven export-oriented economy. The Premier stressed that despite numerous challenges, the present administration has managed to increase the revenue of the general public. …

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