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Over 50,000 Persons Affected By Rains

The Disaster Management Center has stated that 53,407 persons from 13,520 families have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding experienced in several Districts. Two people have died while another five have been seriously injured due to the heavy rains in the past few days, media reports state. The Disaster Management Center notes that [...]

Foreigners Deported For Working Under Tourist Visas

The Immigration and Emigration Department has said that over 600 foreigners have been deported this year for gaining employment in the country after arriving on tourist visas. A spokesperson for the Department has told the media that most of the deported tourists were Indian nationals while others also include people from Pakistan, China and Bangladesh. [...]

Pakistan-SL Strengthen Bi-lateral Relations

Leaders of Pakistan and Sri Lanka have reportedly expressed interest in joining hands against terrorism and to build up their trade and economic relations. Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M .Jayaratne yesterday (28) called on Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and had discussed ways to further strengthen ties between the two countries with a focus on [...]

JVP: IMF Conditions In 2011 Budget

The JVP says that the government has embraced neo-liberal economic policies and has included the conditions put forward by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its 2011 budget. JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told a press conference that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has embraced neo-liberal economic policies and that it is evident when looking at the [...]

Govt: Success Of Budget Not Based On Salary Hike

Senior Minister for International Monetary Affairs, Dr. Sarath Amunugama said that the success of the 2011 budget should not be decided based on the salary increments granted to the public sector. Dr. Amunugama told a public gathering in Kandy that the government had the responsibility to think of every citizen and ensure that all of [...]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa To Address Oxford Union December 2nd

Its Official. President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be leaving Sri Lanka on Monday night, bound for the United Kingdom. He is scheduled to address the Oxford Union Society on December 2nd, the same day that the famous explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes will also address the Union. President Rajapaksa’s visit to the UK – he departs after [...]

MR’s Fiefdom

Stuffed on a few thousand kilos of kiributh and good wishes the President and his acolytes are indeed a well contended lot. Mahinda Rajapaksa is more than well assured of his longevity in Sri Lankan politics. Certainly it has been no easy ride for the President who in 2005 was confused if indeed a presidential [...]

MR Bows Down To IMF

8% Electricity Hike The export and industry sectors’ competitiveness could still be maintained despite the 8% electricity tariff hike, compensated by the reduction in the country’s interest rates, Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said. He was replying to a question raised by this reporter at a budget seminar conducted by [...]

Tamil Families In Slums Offered Land Incentives To Shift North

Defence Ministry Initiative For Colombo Tamils By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The Defence Ministry has offered plots of land in the North to Tamil families residing in temporary houses in the Colombo City. This initiative by the Defence Ministry is part of a joint effort with the Urban Development Authority which it also oversees to relocate close [...]

Email Printers

HP introduced its range of printers equipped with e.mail facilities, by which printouts may be taken, even though the source of command may be several miles, if not many thousands of miles away, in an overseas destination. Building plans and such like, that may need approval, by a person sitting several thousand miles away, fast, [...]

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