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VAT will be reduced by 2.5 % in 2020 in order to relieve masses of the burden of indirect taxes- Minister Mangala Samraweera

The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mr. Mangala Samaraweera said that even after 70 years of Independence, country could not achieve peace as the people were still quarrelling on the basis of race, religion and party politics.

VAT will be reduced by 2.5 % in 2020 in order to relieve masses of the burden of indirect taxes- Minister Mangala Samraweera
VAT will be reduced by 2.5 % in 2020 in order to relieve masses of the burden of indirect taxes- Minister Mangala Samraweera
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Letter From America: The psychopathology of a settler state called Israel

This year, the Government of Israel celebrated its 70th birthday in what may well be described as brutal, blatant, murderous, thuggish and shameful.

Letter From America: The psychopathology of a settler state called Israel
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Why they protect Israel, veteran journalists are confused

Robert Fisk the veteran journalist based in Middle Eastern region is saddened with Israeli atrocities on unarmed Palestinians.

Are Palestinians Non-people?
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On The Fuel Price Hike – two divergent views

On the fuel price hike, two Finance Ministers – former and the present one, made comments. Their comments varied on many aspects – reasons for the price hike, as well as on details of how it could be avoided.

On The Fuel Price Hike – two divergent views
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The Shot Tower: a flawless monument to British ingenuity

In the past few months, according to my own impromptu statistics, a bank holiday, more often than not, has been a complete washout, characterised by gloom and misery, much to dismay of millions of inhabitants of the British isles, who just wanted to pursue something that interest them on the day.

The Shot Tower: a flawless monument to British ingenuity
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Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution

Forwarded by Habib Siddiqui, a participant to the conference in Germany

Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution
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President Trump Withdraws US from Iranian Nuclear Agreement

The pendulum of Iranian Nuclear Agreement that used to oscillate between uncertainty and misplaced optimism finally came to a halt at the point of stalemate, shortly after 2pm ET on Tuesday, after President Trump signed the order to pull the US out of it.

President Trump Withdraws US from Iranian Nuclear Agreement
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Timings and Reasons Behind The Rise of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

The politicians, in general, welcomed the decision of apex committee to hold talks with Manzoor Pashteen, the face of Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement, despite all his unparliamentarily language as this is how democracy and life works. The jirga was founded under the supervision of KP Governor Zafar Iqbal Jhagra and had the support of the military leadership which presumes that some of the demands of the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement are genuine and they need to be addressed within the framework of the constitution of Pakistan.

 PTM leader Mohsin Dawar
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Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka

The arrest of President Sirisena's Chief of Staff, Dr I.H.K. Mahanama and Chairman of the State Timber Corporation P. Dissanayake while taking a bribe from an Indian investor made headlines last week. As often the case in Sri Lanka different segments interpret this incident based on their political biases.

Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon - File Photo
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
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