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Last Updated = Fri, Nov 24, 2017, 01:44 pm SL Time

* Price control on several essential food items considered to arrest rising cost of living

Nov 24 (CP) Colombo- Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera says the Committee on Cost of Living has decided to impose a price control on several essential food items.
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* Jayampathy handed over list of candidates to UPFA-Amaraweera LG polls

Nov 24 (Island) SLFP General Secretary and Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday said certain demands put forwarded by the Joint Opposition (JO) were aimed at preventing a possible reunification of the divided SLFP.
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* University Hostel facilities to be completed by next year: Lakshman Kiriella

Nov 24 (DN) The hostel facilities of state universities will be completed next year, Leader of the House and Minister Lakshman Kiriella said. The Minister said that after providing hostel facilities the Government will pay attention to improve other facilities in universities including common rooms, libraries, canteens and toilets.
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* Traditional Scottish Pipers in Colombo

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- The Dollar Academy Pipers from Scotland are currently in Sri Lanka. The 10 piece band is in Colombo ahead of the National Day of Scotland "St. Andrew's Day" - celebrated each year on the 30th of November.
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* Indian, Sri Lankan Premiers discuss entire gamut of bilateral relations

Nov 23 (CP) New Delhi- India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Hyderabad House on Thursday and held bilateral discussions. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, who arrived in New Delhi yesterday, participated as a Guest of Honor in the Opening Session of 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 held at the Pullman Hotel in Aero City in New Delhi today.
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* India supports Sri Lanka PM's vision to create a stable and prosperous country

Nov 23 (CP) New Delhi- Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (November 23) called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
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* Party leaders meeting tomorrow regarding the postponement of Local Government election

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today announced in parliament that a party leaders' meeting will be called tomorrow (24) to discuss the postponement of Local Government elections following the Appeal Court's Interim Order suspending the operation of the Gazette notification on the Delimitation report.
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* Colombian delegation visits Sri Lanka to study reconciliation initiatives

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- As part of an initiative by USAID and Common Grounds, a delegation from Colombia comprising 11 members visited the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation on 21 November to draw knowledge, expertise and experiences on the reconciliation and integration efforts of the Sri Lankan Government.
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* Calls to COPE members are a ‘Major Issue’: Dayasiri

Nov 23 (DM) Co- Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara today admitted that there was a “major issue” in the fact that members of the COPE Committee had conversations with Arjun Aloysius.
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* Sri Lanka PM meets PM Modi today, to hold talks on Mattala airport, bilateral ties

Nov 23 (IE) With an eye on China, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, days ahead of the joint venture between China Merchants Port Holding Company and Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) starts operations of Hambantota Harbour on December 8.
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* Sri Lanka to advance the traditional indigenous medicine and methods

Nov 24 (CP) Colombo- President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will provide all the facilities necessary for the advancement of the indigenous traditional medicine of Sri Lanka while giving due respect to the field.
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* Two ministers hold discussions with MR

Nov 24 (DM) Two government Ministers representing Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)- John Seneviratne and Susil Premajayantha had discussion with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday morning to seek the possibility of uniting the two factions.
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* Traditional Scottish Pipers in Colombo

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- The Dollar Academy Pipers from Scotland are currently in Sri Lanka. The 10 piece band is in Colombo ahead of the National Day of Scotland "St. Andrew's Day" - celebrated each year on the 30th of November.
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* Sri Lanka receives World No Tobacco Day Award for third time

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka for the third time, won World No Tobacco Day Award 2017, bestowed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.
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* JO brings no confidence motion against Minister for postponement of elections

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- The Joint Opposition has handed over a no-confidence motion to the Speaker against Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustapha saying that the Minister should be held responsible for the continuing postponement of the local government polls.
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* Program launched to assist adopted children to find their Sri Lankan parents

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has launched a program to assist Sri Lankan children adopted by foreign parents to find their biological parents, a Health Ministry spokesman said. According to the spokesman, Minister Senaratne provided information of the program during an interview with a television channel in the Netherlands, recently.
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* SLBFE pays Rs. 51 million this year as compensation to migrant workers

Nov 23 (CP) Colombo- Minister of Justice and Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorala says due to the mediation of Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) 115 migrant workers who did not receive wages were paid Rs. 51.64 million as salary arrears from January this year.
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* Speaker to decide whether Sujeewa’s criticism of Prez violated Standing Orders

Nov 23 (Island) Leader of the Joint Opposition (JO) Dinesh Gunawardena, raising a Point of Order, requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to investigate and find out whether State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe’s recent remarks on President amounted to a violation of Standing Orders.
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* No comment says Deshapriya

Nov 23 (DN) Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya commenting on the Interim Order suspending the operation of the Gazette notification on the Delimitation report said the weekly meeting of the Elections Commission will discuss the matter on November 25.
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