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UNP Working Committee Conforms Party Appointments

esterday, the Working Committee of the United National Party has approved the names proposed by the Politburo for new posts within the party.

Joseph Michael Perera with Ravi Karunanayake
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The 68th Central Bank Report Released

The Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy handed over the First copy of Annual Report - 2017 of the sixty eighth Annual Report of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to Minister of Finance and mass media Mr. Mangala Samaraweera on Thursday (26).today at the treasury.

The 68th  Central Bank Report Released
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UNP decides on new appointments to top positions in the party

The Politburo of the United National Party (UNP) yesterday has decided on the new appointments to the top positions in the party.

UNP decides on new appointments to top positions in the party
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Future Expects Tougher Times for Afghanistan

In the changing geopolitical scenario, President Trump’s Afghanistan policy signifies tougher times for an already fallen regime.

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Tobacco taxation and pricing policies should be uniform across all tobacco products

A new study published in Tobacco Control which is a publication of the British Medical Journal, examining how changes in the price or tax of all 10 types of non-cigarette tobacco products, vi bidis, cigars, little cigars, roll your own, smokeless tobacco, kreteks, water pipes, pipes, electronic cigarettes and nicotine patches, and to ascertain the impact of the demand for these products reveals that it had led to a decrease in demand.

Tobacco taxation and pricing policies should be uniform across all tobacco products
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President's Allies Deny Reports Actress Gihani Weerasinghe Was A Member Of President's Delegation To London

The President's Media Unit yesterday denied claims that President Maithripala Sirisena's delegation to London consisted of 120 members.

President's Allies Deny Reports  Actress Gihani Weerasinghe Was A Member Of President's Delegation To London
President's Allies Deny Reports  Actress Gihani Weerasinghe Was A Member Of President's Delegation To London
President's Allies Deny Reports  Actress Gihani Weerasinghe Was A Member Of President's Delegation To London
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Massive dust storm blankets Riyadh

Massive dust storm lashed Riyadh city and its suburbs in the late afternoon on Monday,rendering traffic snarls due to low visibility on the roads.

Heavy dust storm seen blanketing Riyadh
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Pakistan’s Jinnah Scholarships for Sri Lankan students

The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded scholarships to 182 meritorious Sri Lankan students of A’ levels under prestigious Jinnah Scholarship programme.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr  Shahid Ahmad Hashmat addressing the gathering
High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr  Shahid Hashmat presenting scholarship certificate to a student
Prof  Mohan De Silva presenting scholarship to a successful student
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Next Parliamentary session would be convened at 2.15 pm on May 8 - President Srisena

President Maithripala Sirisena today signed a gazette notification mentioning that the next Parliamentary session would be convened at 2.15 pm on May 8, President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

Next Parliamentary session would   be convened at 2.15 pm on May 8 -  President Srisena
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The Maldives: A year after the killing of Yameen Rasheed, justice remains elusive

Today marks one year since the brutal murder of human rights defender and prominent writer, Yameen Rasheed, in the Maldives. The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) calls on the Maldivian authorities to ensure his killers are brought to justice through a transparent and credible investigation and judicial process.

Yameen Rasheed’s family submit a petition to Maldives Police Services to investigate his murder.
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Capacity building to manage Public debt and liability is the need of the hour: Minister Eran Wickramaratne

State Minister of Finance Mr EranWickramaratne speaking at the G-24 Ministers and Governors meeting held ahead of the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington on April 19 said that there was a risk from growing debt vulnerabilities in many countries, particularly in low income countries.

Capacity building to manage Public debt and liability is the need of the hour: Minister Eran Wickramaratne
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