Government makes APIT compulsory for foreign workers


  The government has made the payment of Advance Personal Income Tax (APIT) compulsory for all foreign workers in Sri Lanka who earn more than Rs 3 million within a year with retrospective effect of 01.

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Govt. announces list of Ministry Secretaries


The Government has announced the list of Secretaries to Ministries with two significant developments in which Admiral (Retd.

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In Pictures: Retiring police sergeant given emotional send-off


A function was held at the Slave Island Police station this morning to farewell Police Sergeant G.

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Rathana Thera calls for discussions to resolve dispute over National List seat


All sections representing the Our Power of People Party (Ape Jana Bala Pakshaya) must come together to resolve the dispute regarding the National List seat won by the party, former MP Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thera told journalists today (13).

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SJB hands over list of National List nominees


The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) has submitted the nominees of its National List to the Election Commission.

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Rock quarry supplying expressway damages over 200 homes - Residents


Residents in Jadura, Angunukolapelessa have been protesting since yesterday (12) alleging that they have not received compensation for houses that were damaged due to explosions set off at a rock quarry in the area used to supply rocks for the construction of the Southern Expressway.

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Egypt to establish regular air transport route with SL


Egypt is to establish a regular air transport route between Egypt and Sri Lanka, the Egyptian Embassy in Colombo stated.

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Port City protest a matter between contractor and employees: CHEC


Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd states that this week's protest near the project is "a contractual and regulatory dispute" that has arisen between a contractor company and its employees which CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd, the project investor company, "have no direct connection with.

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Kandy MC removes 'flawed' national flags put up ahead of Cabinet swearing in ceremony


The Kandy Municipal Council took urgent steps to remove some ‘flawed’ national flags - without colour stripes that represent minorities - which were put up around the city area ahead of the Cabinet swearing in ceremony at the Magul Maduwa (Audience Hall) of the historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic today.

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Rishad appears before CID


Former Minister and the Leader of the All Ceylon Muslim Congress Rishad Bathiudeen appeared before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today following a summon issued.

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President appoints 23 Chairpersons of District Coordinating Committees


In addition to the 25 Cabinet and 39 State Ministers appointed today, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa also handed appointment letters to 23 MPs who have been appointed as Chairpersons of District Coordinating Committees.

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No Cabinet post for Maithri


Former President and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chairman Maithriapala Sirisena did not receive a Cabinet portfolio during the swearing in of the new Cabinet conducted in Kandy earlier today.

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