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The President seeks assistance from the fields of science and technology to resolve economic and development issues.

The President seeks assistance from the fields of science and technology to resolve economic and development issues.


President Maithripala Sirisena says the government needs more assistance from the fields of science, technology and research to resolve the economic and development issues of the country. He made these remarks addressing the President’s Awards for Scientific Publication held in Colombo, today. The...

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world

The Pakistan Prime Minster lashes out at Trump 'tirade'.

The Pakistan Prime Minster lashes out at Trump 'tirade'.


Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan today lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump following his remarks that Pakistan doesn’t “do anything” for the United States despite billions of dollars in U.S. aid for the South Asian nation. The friction threatens to further worsen already fragile relations...

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business

The production of essential foods stuff locally with focus is now underway

The production of essential foods stuff locally with focus is now underway

The Ministry of Industries and Commerce says consumers will be provided with essential commodities at concessionary prices from the Cooperatives and CWE outlets.

Directress of the Ministry Indika Ranathunga says there will be no change to the prices despite an increasing importation cost. She adds ...

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sports

Sri Lanka struggles at his favourite ground against gentle pace bowling of England. Sri Lanka is striving to salvage to save the test.

Sri Lanka struggles at his favourite ground against gentle pace bowling of England. Sri Lanka is striving to salvage to save the test.

Sri Lanka once again showed its batting weakness in front its own crowd at galle.Galle cricket stadium is considered as one of the favourite ground which has brought many victories for Sri Lanka. England have never won a Test in Galle - they haven't won a Test away from home anywhere for two years -...

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ENTERTAINMENT

Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa says the the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation has been able to enhance the aesthetic tastes of the people

Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa says the the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation has been able to enhance the aesthetic tastes of the people

 

State Music Awards - 2018 was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna theatre, yesterday. Veteran Vocalist and Music Director, Dr. Dayarathne Ranathunga was awarded with the lifetime achievement award from President Maithripala Sirisena at this ceremo...

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The Prime Minister says the present government was created to bring down the cost living burden of the workers.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says measures will be taken to further develop the investments, production and trade sectors in the country to provide benefits to the people.

He pointed out that the national government was formed under the present President to ease the burden of cost living of the workers.  The government has acted to bring down the prices of goods and to increase the salaries.  He made these remarks at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya today.

 A programme to provide outright deeds to the middle class will be implemented.  Action is to be taken to present minimum salary of 40,000 rupees to enhance the economy of the workers.  The Prime Minister also said that the employees who are serving in the Middle East are receiving 300 dollar monthly salary.

 The administration building of the Buharai Hotel which is affiliated to the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya was also opened by him.  Ministers Kabir Hasheem and Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and parliamentarian Sirinal de Mel were also present at the occasion.