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Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka says that the Prime Minister is a competent leader who has a comprehensive understanding of the problems faced by the country.

 

Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka says that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is the most logical leader with global exposure Sri Lanka has been bestowed with in the recent times. He also stated that the Premier is a leader who possesses the dexterity to comprehensively

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Problems relating to the tax structure will be resolved in the new Tax Act.

 

Senior Lecturer of the Wayamba University Aaminda Methsila states that it is the responsibility of the public to pay tax to the government for the benefit of the development of the country.  He further stated that problems relating to the tax structure will be resolved in the new Tax

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Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says all arrangements have been finalized to hold the local government polls before the end of this year.

 

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says all arrangements have been finalized to hold the local government polls before the end of this year. All necessary legal environment has been arranged for this matter. Addressing a gathering in Negombo area the minister said the 66th anniversary of the SLFP will be held on the 3rd of next month.

Grade 5 scholarship examination will be held is today.

 

The Department of Education says that all preparations are in place to conduct the Grade five scholarship examination across 3014 examination centers across the island, including the islets of Delft, Nainathivu, Inalathivu today. 356,728 applicants will sit the examination this year. Among them 562 applicants are students with special needs.

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The government is to submit a report connected to large scale corruption and murders to the Attorney General's Department.

 

Sri Lanka Mirror website reports that the government is to submit a report in connection with 12 major issues connected to large scale corruption and murders to the Attorney General's Department. There are 5 filed which are to be taken immediate legal action. The Mirror Website further said the government had lengthy discussions with the Attorney General last week.

The annual festival of the Nallur Kovil in Jaffna will be held today.

 

The annual festival of the Nallur Kovil in Jaffna will be held today. A large number of devotees both local and foreign are expected to participate. The Jaffna district secretariat says, that measures have been taken to ensure all necessary facilities are provided. The police have launched a special security programme.

Spanish Government says Barcelona terror cell dismantled

 

The terror cell behind the attack in Barcelona that left 13 people dead has been dismantled, Spain's Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido says. "The cell has been fully dismantled in Barcelona, after examining the people who died, the people who were arrested and carrying out identity checks," he told a news conference. But the regional Catalan government said there could be further arrests. A key suspect linked to the Barcelona attack and a later one is still sought.

First ODI between Sri Lanka and India will be held today

 

Sri Lanka will be attempting to get the best out of former captain and all-rounder Angelo Mathews as they take on India in the first of five one-day internationals at the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium under lights today. Mathews has not bowled since being sidelined by a calf injury during the ICC Champions Trophy in May and has played in the side only as a batsman.

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