Tea Board tells Finance Ministry: Law doesn’t permit fund transfers


  The Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) has told the Finance Ministry that it is unable to transfer monies from a special fund to the ministry’s Consolidated Fund due to the legal impediments to do so.

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Fire erupts at Colombo port


A load of rubber that was stored near a jetty at the Colombo Port has caught fire.

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Lankan tea industry 'vehemently' opposes state attempt to seize tea promotion fund


The running dispute between the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Plantations Minister Navin Dissanayake over the transfer of funds assigned for a global tea promotion campaign to government coffers took a more serious turn on Monday with the tea industry opposing any such transfer.

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Lankan cricket attackers of 2009 shot dead by Lahore Police: Report


 Four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) terrorists who were allegedly involved in the 2009 attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team were shot dead today by Pakistani police in Lahore, the Press Trust of India reported.

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Crackdown on spirit fuelled behaviour of SriLankan crews


SriLankan Airlines flight crews have been warned that random testing for alcohol and drugs will be carried out on them at base and overseas stations with immediate effect.

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Eco-tourism zone at Rumassala


Sri Lanka Ports Authority lands at the well-known hilly forest area Rumassala, west of the natural harbour in Galle, are to be converted into an eco-tourism zone, the Cabinet of Ministers has decided.

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BIA renovations affect Indian flights


Flights to India have been  affected with Sri Lankan Airlines announcing the cancellation of flights to India, the Deccan Herald reported.

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Singapore residents can now ride in a self-driving taxi


The race to offer self-driving vehicles is in full swing around the world.

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LTTE heavy weapons unearthed in Omanthai


A stock of heavy weapons suspected to have been hidden by the LTTE have been unearthed at Paalamottai in Omanthai.

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