Govt doubles Consumer Protection Force for price controls


Government this week started to enforce new protection measures to safeguard consumers from increasing price control issues in the domestic market, a statement from Ministry of Industry and Commerce said.

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EIB confirms backing for Colombo water network


The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide EUR 50 million to support improvement and expansion of sewage networks across the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, a statement from the bank said.

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Pillayan & three others further remanded


Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, has been further remanded until February 6 by Batticaloa magistrate today.

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Three youths drowned in Muttur


Three youths drowned when they were bathing in Muttur sea in Trincomalee today, Police media unit said.

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Navy rescued boy drowning in Gopalpuram Sea


Naval personnel attached in the Eastern Naval Command of Nilaweli and with the support of lifesavers of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard rescued a child who was drowning in the Gopalpuram seas yesterday, Navy said.

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Presidential Commission to be appointed to investigate CB Bond scandal


President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the Attorney General to take immediate steps to appoint a Special Presidential Commission to inquire into the allegations of malpractices allegedly to have happened in the bond transactions of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and take required legal action, President Media Unit said.

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New boat service between Delft and Jaffna launched


Strengthening the transport facilities of the passengers from Delft to Kurikattuwan in Jaffna, the new boat service ‘Neduntharakai’ was ceremonially launched by the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Musthapa at the Kurikattuwan pier recently, local media reported.

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SriLankan Airlines: Not usually late anymore but most punctual


  SriLankan Airlines says it has enhanced its reputation as one of the most punctual airlines in the world, being rated as the most on-time member airline of the oneworld global airline alliance in the fourth quarter of 2016, by the global flight data monitoring firm OAG.

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Parliament debates bond issue tomorrow as CB, Police probe EPF-bond scam nexis


  The Central Bank (CB) and the Police have begun separate probes into EPF transactions in government securities including bonds during 2015 and 2016, connected to the infamous Treasury bond scam.

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