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President Maithripala Sirisena photographed in New York on Friday with Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. (Photo by Sudath Silva)

Faiszer Musthapha announces changes for all elections

Election laws to be amended for 60-40 split between FPP and PR


The Local, Provincial Councils and Parliamentary Elections Acts would be amended to incorporate a provision that requires candidates elected on the first-past-the-post (FPP) system to constitute 60% of all elected bodies while the balance 40% will be elected on proportional representation (PR), the government said yesterday.

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Smaller cars, electric vehicles, likely to be cheaper after budget

The government is likely to reduce the prohibitive taxes on small cars and offer greater incentives for electric vehicles in the first budget to be unveiled by minister Mangala Samaraweera in November.Minister Samaraweera has already promised a "l...

Central Expressway Stage III: Rush to award contract, no rush to answer questions

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The Minister of Higher Education and Highways (still the world’s oddest ministerial pairing) Lakshman Kiriella has announced that the government will go ahead and sign the contract with the Japanese company Taisei Corporation as early as next wee...

Dhammika to take personal stake in Singer Sri Lanka

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Colombo business tycoon Dhammika Perera, owning slightly over 50% of the Hayleys conglomerate, will be taking up a personal stake in Singer Sri Lanka PLC of which Hayleys took control earlier this month by acquiring approx. 61.73% from its Dutch holdin...

Better times are ahead

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Last week, the All Blacks gave the Springboks a real hiding, thrashing them 52-0. It’s not as if the All Blacks were ranked number-one in the world and the Springboks are much lower in the ladder. The South Africans are the world’s third-ra...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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