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A young leader for EU

French president, Emmanuel Macron is in place just in time -potentially- to take over the reins of European leadership. Angela Merkel’s poor showing in the German election, which has left her weakened and preoccupied with forming a new coalition.

French president, Emmanuel Macron
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Seat belts, Air Bags compulsory on vehicles from July

The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media having considered the representations made by motor vehicle importers and manufacturers for a lead time to make required adjustments to comply with the proposed emission standards and safety measures, has decided to postpone the implementation of the budget proposal on introduction of emission standards and safety measures from July 01, 2018.

Seat belts, Air Bags compulsory on vehicles from July
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University of Virginia MBA Students show interest in Integration and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka

The MBA students of University of Virginia visited Sri Lanka and discussed with the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation on 11th January 2018 to study the reconciliation projects and programmes initiated by the government of Sri Lanka.

University of Virginia MBA Students show  interest in Integration and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka
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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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CaFFE Faults the Value Judgement of the PM For Appointing Arjuna Mahendran

Executive Director of the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) faults the 'Value Judgement' of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe for appointing Arjuna Mahendran, a Singaporean as the Governor of the Central Bank. He also blames the PM for his erroneous value judgment which 'cost the nation over Rs 11 billion'.

Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon - His Press statement cost him his impartiality over his judgement, on election related comments.
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Myanmar: Investigate police killings of Rakhine State protesters

The London based human rights watchdog Amnesty International has criticized the killing of eight Rakhine state protesters.

Myanmar: Investigate police killings of Rakhine State protesters
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Rupavahini TV’s interest in an LTTE event in Canada ‘Exposed’

State owned Rupavahini- a national television's interest in an LTTE event in Canada ‘Exposed’ The TV has said to have indicated its interest in covering an LTTE’s event in Canada even being not in the list of one of the media invitees.

Rupavahini TV’s interest in an LTTE event in Canada ‘Exposed’
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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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