(UPDATED) Construction of the ‘world’s largest Christmas Tree’ suspended

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The world’s largest Christmas tree built under the aegis of the Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, which has drawn wide criticism from all quarters including Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, was suspended midway on Wednesday.

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CCTV cameras for Sigiriya soon

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The Government plans to install Closed-circuit television (CCTV) video surveillance camera at the world heritage site of Sigiriya to safeguard the frescos as well as the  entire site, Parliament was informed today.

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MP Dinesh G wants President to issue pardon for all SF personnel

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Joint opposition Group leader and UPFA MP Dinesh Gunawardena today urged President Maithripala Sirisena to issue a pardon all members of the security forces who had fought to defeat terrorism.

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Joint Cabinet Memorandum on Hambantota Port approved

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Cabinet has approved a proposal to enter into a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the China Merchants Port Holdings to develop the Hambantota Port.

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Letter Box scarcity hits Northern postal services

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Northern residents allege that many of the letter boxes which were removed while roads were modernized in the province three years ago, were yet to be restored at their original locations.

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Rakna Lanka to be liquidated

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The Cabinet has approved a proposal to liquidate Rakna Arakshaka Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the Government affiliated security service company.

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Tributes for Jayalalithaa in the North

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Shops and business establishments were shut and black flags hoisted in Jaffna town yesterday as a mark of respect for the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa Jayaram.

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Swimming: Kyle breaks 200m IM record at World C’ships in  Canada

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Sri Lanka’s Kyle Abeysinghe established a new record in the men’s 200m Individual Medley event at the ongoing 13th FINA (short course) Swimming Championship held in Windsor, Canada on Wednesday.

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AG files fresh indictments against Basil

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The Attorney General today filed fresh indictments against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and former Director General of the Divi Neguma Department Kithsiri Ranawaka.

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