Half Sri Lanka's contracts are corrupt: President


Half of Sri Lanka's public procurement contracts are tainted by bribery and corruption, President Maithripala Sirisena said Friday, nearly two years after he came to power promising to tackle government graft.

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Cutoff marks for Grade five examination issued


The cutoff marks for the grade five scholarship examinations for 2016 has been issued by the Ministry of Education today, a statement said.

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Presidents meets representatives of leftist parties


A meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and a group of representatives of the Polit Bureaus of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka and Lanka Sama Samaja Party held at the President’s Official Residence yesterday.

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Plight of Aranayake displaced: Funeral inside tent


The funeral of a person displaced due to the landslide on Samasara Hill in Aranayake is being held inside a tent at the camp the displaced are housed in, highlighting the sorry plight of the displaced more than six months after the disaster.

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Traitor status given to patriotic heroes who led Uva Wellassa rebelluion revoked


President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday officially declared names of 19 Kandyan leaders as patriotic war heroes who fought for the freedom of the Motherland by revoking the Gazette issued by English Governor Robert Brownrigg in January, 1818 listing 19 Kandyan leaders as traitors, a statement from the Presidential Secretariat said.

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SLTJ Secretary released on bail


Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamath (SLTJ) Secretary Abdul Razik was released today on strict bail conditions by the Colombo Additional Magistrate (Nov 9).

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Thai-listed firm acquires 29.99% stake in Commercial Credit and Finance in $70 mln deal 


Group Lease Public Company Ltd (GLPCL), a digital finance company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), has acquired a 22.

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Lanka establishes diplomatic relations with Principality of Andorra


Sri Lanka and the Principality of Andorra have formally established diplomatic relations following the signing of the Joint Communiqué on November 30, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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US breaks ground on new Embassy in Colombo


In an important symbol of enduring friendship with Sri Lanka, U.

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