VAT increase and NBT effective from Nov.1


The Value Added Tax (VAT) and the Nation Building Tax (NBT) will be effective from November 1, the Ministry of Finance announed today.

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Man who allegedly injured policeman in Kilinochchi arrested


A suspect identified as the individual who allegedly attacked and injured a policeman in Kilinochchi with a broken bottle, has been taken into custody.

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Heavy rains in the north after six months


The low pressure system that is presently situated in the Bay of Bengal has resulted in significant rains falling on the Northern Province after a period of six months.

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Three Indian fishermen nabbed with heroin


Three Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy with 2 kilograms of heroin in the seas off Arippu in Silawathura, Mannar.

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Fire breaks out at Bambalapitiya building


A fire has broken out at a building along Duplication Road in Bambalapitiya.

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New Chief of Staff at Sri Lanka Army


Major General Ubaya Medawela has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army.

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Controversial Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill approved


The controversial Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill was approved by the House with 112 voting for and 46 against the Bill.

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New CCTV system for Parliament


The Cabinet has approved the replacement of sound,CCTV, master clock and exchange telephone systems.

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New road in Battaramulla


The cabinet have approved a proposal to build a by-pass road of four kilometers  from Polduwa to Koswatta junction to minimize  traffic congestion around the Battaramulla area.

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