Cabinet approves 50 elelctric buses to improve urban public transport; Bus Rapid Transit system proposed

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The Cabinet  has approved  a proposal presented by Transport & Civil Aviation Minister, Nimal Siripala de Silva to purchase 50 electric buses for the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) in order to improve urban public passenger transport service.

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Lankan activists continue agitation against archaic alcohol laws despite new setback

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Petitioners of a case filed in Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging a decision to revoke an order to allow women to be employed in places of the production and sale of alcohol, were scrambling together on Thursday to prepare a revised petition.

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Ranjith Zoysa removed from SLFP Organizer post

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United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Ranjith Zoysa has been removed as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chief Organizer for the Rakwana Electorate in the Ratnapura District.

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CEB unions protest outside headquarters

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The Ceylon Electricity Board Joint Trade Union  launched a protest opposite the CEB headquarters.

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Arrest warrant issued in Malaka Silva

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The Colombo Additional Magistrate today issued an arrest warrant for Malaka Silva, son of former Minister Mervyn Silva.

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Full text of the Bond Commission Report

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    The Secretary to the Bond Commission that inquired into the Issuance of Treasury Bonds, forwarded the Soft Copy of its Final Report,  to  the President.

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President Sirisena instructs officials to get on to Phase 2 of Bond Commission report findings

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that he has instructed the Attorney General, the Director General of the Bribery Commission and other relevant officials to proceed with legal action based on the final report of the Bond Commission.

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Two shops in Lindula gutted by fire

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Two shops at Moraya in Lindula were gutted by fire this morning.

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Man shot dead in Sewanagala

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A 39-year-old man was shot and killed by two unidentified gunmen at Sewanagala in Embilipitiya this morning (18).

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Female activists petition Supreme Court challenging archaic liquor laws against women

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  A group of female rights activists cum veteran professionals on Wednesday petitioned Sri Lanka's Supreme Court challenging a controversial Government decision to revoke an order to allow women to be employed in places of the production and sale of alcohol.

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Postage facilities for MPs, PC members increased

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Free Postage Facilities for Members of Parliament (MP) s and Members of Provincial Councils   have been increased with effect from this month.

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