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Tax on imported dried chilli, fish reduced

Sri Lanka, Oct. 21 -- Tax on imported dried chilli and fish had been reduced by Rs.20 and Rs.75 per kilo respectively, the Ministry of Agriculture said today. The ministry said the tax on a kilo of d... Read More


Landslide warnings issued for four districts

Sri Lanka, Oct. 21 -- The National Building Research Organisation today issued landslide warnings for Ratnapura, Kegalle, Kalutara and Badulla Districts due to the prevailing adverse weather condition... Read More


Won't give in to any condition demanded by TNA: MR

Sri Lanka, Oct. 21 -- Leader of both the SLPP and opposition, Mahinda Rajapaksa said today they were not ready to give in to any condition set by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). Addressing a rally... Read More


NPP agrees with Tamil parties on several proposals

Sri Lanka, Oct. 21 -- The National People's Power (NPP) said today it agreed with some of the 13 proposals submitted by Tamil political parties to be given to candidates contesting the forthcoming pre... Read More


Will usher in 'unprecedented' administrative change: Sajith

Sri Lanka, Oct. 21 -- The presidential candidate of the UNF-led alliance, Sajith Premadasa said yesterday he would not continue the kind of administration that ruled the county for the past four and a... Read More


Hakeem should opt out of PSC probing 21/4: SLPP

Sri Lanka, Oct. 21 -- The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today Minister Rauff Hakeem should opt-out of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday carnage as he used to know... Read More


Accused fined Rs.400,000 for 5 smuggled cigarettes

Sri Lanka, Oct. 21 -- A suspect pleaded guilty on Tuesday for the possession of five smuggled cigarettes and was fined Rs.400,000 by the Gampaha Magistrate. The case was handled by the Weeragula Poli... Read More


High-profile German travel industry delegation arrives tomorrow

Sri Lanka, Oct. 21 -- A high-ranking delegation of Germany's tourism industry led by German Travel Association (DRV) President Norbert Fiebig will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow on the invitation of Tou... Read More


Hemas says seeing steady recovery after subdued 1Q

Sri Lanka, Oct. 21 -- Diversified Hemas Holdings PLC has witnessed a steady recovery in its core business segments during the second quarter of 2019/2020 financial year, following subdued performance ... Read More


UNICEF urges presidential candidates to commit to tackling six critical issues faced by children

Sri Lanka, Oct. 21 -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Sri Lanka last week requested Sri Lanka's presidential candidates to fully commit to resolve six critical issues faced by the six m... Read More