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National Action Plan for elimination of bribery and corruption

An intellectual gathering to discuss setting up of an action plan for elimination of bribery and corruption, chaired by Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando was held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (January 18).

National Action  Plan for elimination of bribery and corruption
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Revoke the ban on women to buy liquor: 11 women file FR petition

Eleven females yesterday filed a Fundamental Rights petition in Supreme Court seeking a declare that Ministry of Finance or the State are not entitled in Law to revoke the Excise Notification dated January 10, 2018 in a manner which directly or indirectly prevents a female from lawfully being employed at a place of production and sale of liquor.

Actress  Samanalee Fonseka - One of the eleven females who filed the FR petition
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Sri Lanka Navy Arrested 16 Indian Fishermen

The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday, 15th January, arrested 16 Indian fishermen along with 4 fishing trawlers for engaging in illegal fishing activities in Sri Lankan territorial waters.

Arrested Indian Fishermen
The Four Indian Fishermen's trawlers.
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Kuhanathan – President’s Coordinator of Sri Lanka Freedom Party

Dish Asia Network (Dan TV) owner S. Kuhanathan – President’s Coordinator of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), is now entrusted by the leadership with the promotion and propagation of the Party in the Jaffna District against the backdrop of the growing Tamil Nationalism in the midst of the Tamils.

S. Kuhanathan is seen lighting the oil lamp while Minister Mahinda Amaraweera is watching along with other two SLFP district organizers - Gopal & Sefvale
Kuhanathan – President’s Coordinator of Sri Lanka Freedom Party
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Police Publicly Destroyed A Stock Of 928 Kg Cocaine

A stock of 928 kilograms of cocaine, which were seized during raids by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) was publicly destroyed at the premises of the Katunayake Export Processing Zone yesterday (15th January) under the supervision of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Police Publicly Destroyed A Stock Of 928 Kg Cocaine
Police Publicly Destroyed A Stock Of 928 Kg Cocaine
Police Publicly Destroyed A Stock Of 928 Kg Cocaine
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Does President Maithripala Sirisena and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party officially support separate Eelam? – Namal Rajapaksa MP

Namal Rajapaksa MP questions the motive behind SLFP candidates in the North playing songs of LTTE - banned outfit in Sri Lanka. He posed a pertinent question on Twitter, “Does this mean that President Maithripala Sirisena and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party officially support separate Eelam?”

Namal Rajapaksa MP
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Myanmar prosecutor seeks charges against two Reuters reporters which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years

Myanmar prosecutors sought charges against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters’ lawyer said.

Myanmar prosecutor seeks charges against two Reuters reporters which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years
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Minister Samarawickrama Meets with World Economic Forum on the Eve of the Davos Summit

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama during a two day visit to Geneva recently, met with Mr. Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and senior officials engaged in areas relating to Sri Lanka.

Minister Samarawickrama Meets with World Economic Forum  on the Eve of the Davos Summit
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Pakistan’s Army Chief to visit Sri Lanka Today

Army Chief of Pakistan, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, is visiting Sri Lanka on the invitation of Commander of Sri Lankan Army from 15 to 17 January 2018.

 General Qamar Javed Bajwa
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The Dawn of Smartspeakers: Amazon Echo and Google Home Rise above the Horizon

As the mobile users are slowly getting bored with the latest models of smartphones with no game-changer in the offing, the void appears to be attracting a new form of an old gadget – smartspeakers.

The Dawn of Smartspeakers: Amazon Echo and Google Home Rise above the Horizon
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