Speaker says action will be taken on COPE findings


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament yesterday that he had instructed officials at the Finance Ministry to take follow up actions based on the recommendations of the Committee of Public Enterprises (COPE).

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Sri Lankans wary of global brands and their social media content-survey 


    Connected consumers in Sri Lanka are less trusting than other countries in the region when it comes to their online activities, according to Kantar TNS’s latest Connected Life research.

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HNB cuts rates on personal finance products ahead of Dec. season


HNB PLC on Thursday announced that it would be reducing interest rates on all of its core personal financial products – spanning leasing, housing and personal loans.

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Pakistan bus attack driver lauds return of Sri Lankan cricketers


Driver Meher Muhammad Khalil became a hero when militants attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team bus on a busy street in Lahore in 2009, holding his nerve under gunfire to whisk them to safety.

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Meteor likely cause of bright light, explosion


The bright light and explosion which was seen and heard by residents mainly from the Southern Province last night was likely the result of a meteor burning up in the atmosphere and subsequently exploding, the Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies stated.

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Suspect arrested with banned Glyphosate agrochemical


Mundalama Police have seized a stock of the banned agrochemical glyphosate and arrested a suspect.

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SriLankan Airlines crew member arrested with Rs.26m in gold jewellery


A crewmember attached to SriLankan Airlines has been arrested by Customs officers at the Arrival Lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning with gold jewelry worh Rs 26 million.

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President Maithripala Sirisena promises support for Pakistan's bid to host next SAARC summit


President Maithripala Sirisena has promised to support Pakistan's bid to host the next South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit, a statement said.

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Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary  calls on President 


The visiting Pakistan’s Foreign SecretaryTehmina Janjua called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (October 17).

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Armed robbery thwarted; two nabbed with hand grenades


Two suspects who are believed to be members of a criminal gang were arrested by police in Girandurukotte yesterday (17) with three live hand grenades.

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Kerala Ganja worth Rs.20 million seized from Wattala


Officers from the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) have seized a massive haul of Kerala Ganja with an estimated value of Rs 20 million from Wattala and arrested two suspects.

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