Reduced tax on low alcohol beer reinstated


President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Finance Minister to reinstate the reduced tax on beer less than 5% alcohol content.

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President appoints special project directors


President Maithripala Sirisena appointed three Directors for special projects and a special project officer today at the Presidential Secretariat, President Media Unit said.

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Posters calling for commemoration of fallen LTTE members seen at Jaffna Uni


Posters calling the people to commemorate the fallen  Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were pasted in the sub urban areas in Jaffna today.

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Last David Paynter painting recovered after buyer returns work to Police


The last of 11 art works by the late David Paynter which had been sold in violation of his sister's wishes has been recovered.

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Call for removal of Vavuniya GA


A section of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians and provincial councilors today objected to the appointment of Government Agent (GA) to Vavuniya and urged to reconsider the party’s support to the government.

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Sending Ex-LTTE suspects for rehab and release may face legal issues


The  government’s plan to send for rehabilitation and eventual release 217 Tamils detained for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has run into legal difficulties.

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President Sirisena assures independence of judiciary


President Maithripala Sirisena said on Tuesday that the government had not interfered  with the independence of the judicial service and pledged that as long as he was in office he would not allow any interference.

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Station masters called off protest


A protest held by the railway Stationmasters union over a dispute with engine drivers was called off short while ago after the discussions with the authorities,a official said.

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Lanka expects to get EU's GSP in June


The government is expecting to get the European Union's tariff concession facility known as GSP+ in June next year, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrema said.

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