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VAT pushes cigarettes prices up

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 11:05

Prices of cigarettes were increased from midnight yesterday with the implementation of the 15 per cent VAT from today, the Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) said.

World Bank IFC supports Sri Lanka's SME, women biz rollout

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:33

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has readily extended its support to women business and SME initiatives by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce thus boosting Ministry’s blueprints on Lankan SME development.

UNIFIL Sri Lankan Troops Given UN Medal

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:31

Sri Lankan officers and other ranks who have now completed their assignment in the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) were recently awarded customary UN Medal in appreciation of their service and dedication to the duties in the UNIFIL.

Reports into CB bond issue to attorney general

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:23

The reports by COPE and the auditor general into the Central Bank bond issue were yesterday (31) referred to the attorney general for action, said a senior official at the prime minister’s office.

Hotel to be built near Muray Falls, Sri Pada (google maps)

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:00

A tourist hotel said to be under construction in the Sri Pada forest reserve has been a hot topic especially in the social media.

No-confidence motion against premier!

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 08:26

A no-confidence motion will be moved against prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe if he fails to admit accusations against him over the Central Bank bond issue and resigns from his position, as per the ‘Lichchavi’ traditions, says MP Udaya Gammanpila.

President wants recommendations for new constitution sent to him soon

Monday, 31 October 2016 19:43

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the steering committee discussing the draft constitution to send him the recommendations of the subcommittees promptly.

Thushara, Upul leave ‘Mawbima’

Monday, 31 October 2016 19:22

‘Mawbima’ editorial director Thushara Gunaratne and ‘Irida Mawbima’ editor Upul Joseph Fernando have both resigned from their positions.

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