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Yesterday’s Bring-Back-Mahinda rally in Kandy attracted large crowds in support of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In spite of the SLFP directive that its elected representatives refrain from attending the rally organised by the NFF-MEP-DLF and Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, ordinary SLFPers joined the rally

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Govt. orders probe into

controversial Rs. 15 bn bond

issue


Amidst allegations that the Treasury Bond issue in March had been manipulated by those who had been known for similar practices during the previous regime and now close to influential officials in the present administration, the Economic Affairs and Policy Planning Ministry yesterday said that the government was inquiring into these prior malpractices and would also investigate the alleged malpractices which were taking place at the Public Debt Department during bond auctions and private placements.

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Sergeant, PC interdicted

A sergeant and constable attached to Dummalasooriya police station have been interdicted from Thursday March 05 following the suicide of a suspect in the police cell on Wednesday. The Police Media Unit said that the suspect had hanged him...

Prof. Malkanthi Chandrasekera

I feel very sad to pen this tribute to our Vice Chancellor and senior Professor of Anatomy who met with an untimely death at a time, which she least expected. , I met her for the first time in 2009 when she joined SAITM on sabbatical leave fr...

    Tea leaf quality hit by oportunistic politics

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    Opportunistic politics are eroding good governance and the quality of the produce of the tea industry, to a degree. Until recently, the BL 60 plan, that is Best Leaf 60 scheme, held sway locally. What this scheme meant essentially was that &ls...

    Sydney best place to beat Australia in Australia agrees Mahela

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    Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene agreed that Sydney Cricket Ground is the ideal place for Sri Lankans to beat Australia in Australia. The SCG will be the venue for Sunday’s high profile clash between the bitter rivals and the touris...

       
       
       
       

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