Sunday, May 02, 2010
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A presidential decree expected to be made over the weekend will sanction government expenditure and revenue raising up to July with a mini-budget covering the period August to December to be presented thereafter, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said yesterday.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa chats with Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne at yesterday’s SLFP May Day rally in Colombo. (Pic by Kamal Wanniarachchi)




UNP marks May Day with religious event
The UNP marked May Day with a special Bodhi Pooja and pinkama to invoke blessings on the country’s workforce.Organized by the party’s trade union arm, the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya (JSS), the religious ceremony was...

Day working class take to streets not far away - JVP
The day the suffering workers take to the streets demanding a decent wage to make ends meet could not be far away, the JVP’s trade union chief, K. D. Lal Kantha told the party’s May Day rally at Campbell Park yesterday.

Mervin greets foreign press with betel leaves
Controversial Deputy Media Minister Mervin Silva met foreign correspondents accredited to Sri Lanka at his private home at Park Road, Colombo-5, on Friday with betel leaves

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