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Uni Lanka Ltd arraigns Hayleys Ltd: Breach of obligation costs Rs 5 million

Colombo High Court awarded Rs 5 million to Uni Lanka Distributors (Pvt) Ltd from Defendant Hayleys Consumers Products Ltd for acting in breach of obligation entered into a purchase agreement.

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Kabul calls for first direct air corridor, investment pact to revive Sri Lanka trade

Buoyed by its unprecedented victory in latest global Doing Business ranks, Afghanistan has called to open a direct air corridor with Sri Lanka on 25 March. Kabul also keen on an Investment Protection and Promotion (IPP) pact with Colombo to revive lagging bilateral economic ties.

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Fuel Price Hike and the Impact on the Economy

Oil prices are on the increase again and the obvious impact is not just confined to the sphere of macro economy. It’s happening when we can least afford to let it be, in the light of worries about global growth, worsened by trade disputes, conflicts in the Middle East and of course, the messy-nature of the Brexit.

Fuel Price Hike and the Impact on the Economy
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M. G. Chakrapani’s great granddaughter : Kaavya excels in her Arangetram

From the close family of the former Chief Minister M G Ramachandran, a young dancing artiste made her bharathanatyam debut in Chennai last month. It was a great treat to the packed audience at the Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan auditorium to watch the ten-year old Kum. K. Kaavya at her Arangetram. Kaavya in Sanskrit and Tamil means ‘poetry in motion’; she did express it, danced her way into everybody’s heart.

M. G. Chakrapani’s great granddaughter : Kaavya excels in her Arangetram
M. G. Chakrapani’s great granddaughter : Kaavya excels in her Arangetram
M. G. Chakrapani’s great granddaughter : Kaavya excels in her Arangetram
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The Rise and Fall of the King of Stratosphere: Airbus to end the production of A 380

The unexpected announcement by Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, on Valentine’s Day that the production of A380 passenger aircrafts would end, did break plenty of hearts across the world; they include pilots, passengers and aviation enthusiasts, who love the presence of the elegant giant in the sky or on land and are in awe of it at the first sight.

The Rise and Fall of the King of Stratosphere: Airbus to end the production of A 380
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All midwives vaccancies will be filled with new graduates - WP Governor M. Azath S Salley

All midwives vacancies will be filled with new graduates - WP Governor M. Azath S SalleySequel to a request made by the Government Family Health Services Association, GFHA, Western Province Governor M. Azath S Salley, pledged that all vacancies for the posts of midwives in his province will be filled with the new graduates who would pass out from the relevant training school in March this year.

All  midwives vaccancies  will be filled with new graduates  - WP Governor M. Azath S Salley
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Sri Lanka needs hangmen after resuming capital punishment

The Sri Lankan government is on the hunt for executioners following its decision to bring back capital punishment.
A job advertisement published in the country’s state-run newspaper is seeking two people of “very good mind and mental strength” to fill the newly created posts.

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena. (REUTERS)
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Alternate places identified for illegal occupiers of pavements

In response to a section of the newspapers calling for alternate arrangements in place of the unauthorized structures from pavements, Western Province Governor M. Azath S. Salley insisted that such illegal occupiers will have to go to their alternate places already allocated to them.

M. Azath S.  Salley  - Governor, Western Province
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We are innocent: Nalini Demands Release From Prisons

Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, began a hunger strike in the Vellore prison on Saturday (February 9) demanding release of all seven convicts in the case.

We are innocent: Nalini Demands Release From Prisons
We are innocent: Nalini Demands Release From Prisons
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Sri Lanka's Demining Programme commended at the Geneva's International Director's Meeting

30 year long civil conflict in Sri Lanka left many areas of the Northern and Eastern part of the country contaminated by anti-personnel mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). The International Meeting on Mine Action for National Directors and UN Advisors was held from 5th to 8th February 2019 in Geneva at the UN office.

Sri Lanka's Demining Programme commended at the Geneva's International Director's Meeting
Sri Lanka's Demining Programme commended at the Geneva's International Director's Meeting
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