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Budget price reductions gazetted tonight

The relief on essential items and cement, given by the recent interim budget is gazetted tonight 19 February. “We are implementing HE the President Maithripala Sirisena’s promise to give relief to consumers as announced by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in his recent interim budget” said Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen on 19 February in Colombo.

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen
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The Kejriwal effect, a lesson for all

When Arvind Kejriwal formed Aam Adami Party (AAP) on 26 November 2012 as a political party to take on the might of two giant national political parties, the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), there were mixed reactions and even his mentor Anna Hazare was skeptical.

The Kejriwal effect, a lesson for all
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Uneasy ceasefire in Ukraine!

The guns in Ukraine fell silent early on the 15th February morning as a ceasefire agreement among four nations, France, Russia, Ukraine and Germany, came into effect . The agreement was reached following talks in the Belarus capital Minsk, led by France and Germany.

Uneasy ceasefire in Ukraine! largely holding
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Reduction of entree fee to the national museum in New Delhi for Sri Lankan nationals

On February 16, 2015, during the visit of Mr. Maithiripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka to India, Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, noting that Sri Lankan nationals visit the National Museum in New Delhi in large numbers to pay homage to the Kapilavastu relics, had announced a decision to reduce the entrance fee to the National Museum for Sri Lankan nationals.

Sacred Kapilavastu Relics found in Indian National Museum
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Missing Persons Commission to have next sittings in Trincomalee

The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will conduct its next public sittings to hear cases of missing in Trincomalee District in the East.

Missing Persons Commission to have  next sittings in Trincomalee
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Chrishantha De Silva: New Army Commander

Former Chief of Staff of the Army Major General Chrishantha de Silva has been appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Army by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence announced on Friday (20).

Chrishantha De Silva: New Army Commander
Chrishantha De Silva: New Army Commander
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