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Threats and Boasts

It’s good to see that the PM Ranil W, about a week after the incident, is determined to ‘sack’ any policeman found guilty of having assaulted disabled veterans opposite the Presidential Secretariat. This may provide slight relief to the veterans assaulted.

Threats and Boasts
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None of subsidies or welfare payments slashed under budget 2017 - Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake

No subsidy or other welfare facility that have been increased for the people after this government came in to power has been slashed or removed. Despite huge allocations made for development projects in the Budget 2017, Rs.403 billion has been allocated for subsidies and welfare expenditures. This is an increase of Rs.143 billion when compared with Rs.260 billion allocated in 2014.

None of subsidies or welfare payments slashed under budget 2017  - Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake
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Appointment of Secretary to the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation

President Mithiripala Sirisena has appointed Mr. Velayuthan Sivagnanasothy as Secretary to the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation with effect from 9.11.2016.

Appointment of Secretary to the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation
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Bangladesh pushes back Rohingya refugees amid collective punishment in Myanmar

As the Myanmar authorities are subjecting the Rohingya Muslim minority to collective punishment, thousands of refugees who have made it across the border to Bangladesh in desperate need of humanitarian assistance are being forcibly pushed back in flagrant violation of international law, Amnesty International said today.

Bangladesh pushes back Rohingya refugees amid collective punishment in Myanmar
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Kalhari to bring State-of-the-Art Technology to Recycle Rubber and Fabric Waste

Kalhari Enterprises, a pioneer in waste recycling in Sri Lanka is poised to take a major step in resolving the rubber and fabric-waste recycling problems of Sri Lankan corporates. Qualified in plastics and rubber recycling, Indhra Kaushal Rajapaksa, Chairman and Managing Director of the Kalhari Group has begun negotiations with European and Indian companies to acquire the latest technology to convert rubber and fabric-waste into usable material or products.

Mr. Indhra Kaushal Rajapaksa, Chairman / Managing Director of the Kalhari Group of Companies received the Bronze Award in the Industry Sector – Small Category, from Hon. Eran Wickremaratne, Deputy Minister of Public Enterprise Development, at the 24th NCE Export Awards – 2016.
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