The controversial Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill was approved by the House with 112 voting for and 46 against the Bill.
The Cabinet has approved the replacement of sound,CCTV, master clock and exchange telephone systems.
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.
A clash broke out yesterday between those who were were demonstrating against the shooting of two Jaffna University students, and the Police near the hospital in Kilinochchi Town.
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today held a protest near the Parliament complex against the Government's decision to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT).
A Special police team investigating into the death of two students attached to Jaffna University found an empty bullet casing of AK 47 near the crime scene today, since six days after the crime.
Eleven suspects, including underworld leader 'Kudu Roshan' have been arrested from Ratnapura over their alleged role in the Mattakkuliya killings.
Naval personnel in Mullikulam in the North Western Naval Command arrested three fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing activities in the sea area off Palugahathurai on October 23, Navy said.
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