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Govt. Institutions Ask For Land

Several government institutions have requested for state lands to implement various development projects. The performance report of the Land Ministry that has been tabled in parliament states that 18 government institutions have requested for 1,631 hectares to implement development projects by August 2010. The report states that the Highway and Road Development Ministry had applied [...]

CPC Asked To Probe Allegations

Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha has directed the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) to conduct an immediate inquiry into the alleged importation and distribution of substandard fuel. CPC Chairman, Harry Jayawardena had been issued the directive by the Minister following complaints received from several areas where motorcycles and three wheelers have stalled after pumping substandard fuel. [...]

UNP Says Govt. Trying To Increase Fuel Prices

The UNP has said the government was showing signs of increasing Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) fuel prices shortly. UNP Spokesperson and parliamentarian Gayantha Karunathileka told a press conference that the move to allow the Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) to increase its fuel prices was the first indication of an impending fuel price hike by [...]

SLT Employees Protest

Employees attached to Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) have today staged a protest outside the SLT head office in Colombo this afternoon and have decided not to work over time tomorrow. The employees have protested against the alleged corruption and waste at the SLT and have called for an increase in their transport allowance following the [...]

Basil: Malicious Forces Trying To Destabilize Country

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has said that some malicious forces were trying to destabilize the country. He has said that LTTEers who have escaped from the country together with some foreign countries and local and international NGOs were trying to destabilize the country. He has added that these forces were conspiring and leveling various [...]

Former LTTEers To Sit For A/Levels

Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe has said the former LTTE members currently undergoing rehabilitation are preparing to sit for the GCE Advanced Level examination in August this year. He has said that 108 former LTTEers were preparing to sit for the examination. Over 50 percent of the rehabilitated former LTTEers had successfully [...]

Govt. To Import Medicines In Bulk

The government is to import medicines in bulk for the Health Ministry without calling for tenders in order to curb corruption and fraud involved in the process. Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena addressing an event in Habarana has said the new programme will be launched within the next three months. He has said that the high [...]

JVP Questions Silence On Dr. White’s Issue

The JVP has questioned the silence maintained by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) with regard to charges leveled against Presidential physician Dr. Eliyantha White. Dr. White has been accused of prescribing drugs with illegal substances to national sportsmen that has now resulted in Sri Lanka cricketer Upula [...]

JVP: Increasing Fares Is Not The Solution

The JVP charged that the government after increasing the bus fares was also likely to increase train fares to address the massive losses incurred by the country’s transport sector. The government’s move to hand over the construction of railway lines in Sri Lanka to India has caused massive losses to the country, the JVP allege. [...]

Basil Asks MPs To Give Development Proposals

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has asked all parliamentarians hand in their project proposals for development by September 30. Rajapaksa has asked all MPs to hand development project proposals for their respective districts. Speaking at the District Secretaries conference, the Minister had said the Economic Development Ministry would allocate the funds once these proposals are [...]

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