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RAJAPAKSA’S ABSENT, FAIL TO RESPOND

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his son Namal Rajapaksa and brother Chamal Rajapaksa were conspicuous by their absence in Parliament yesterday when the adjournment debate on the New York Times investigative report was taken up.

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NOTICE ISSUED ON GOTA

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others including former Chairman and members of the Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (LRDC) Director Board were yesterday noticed to appear before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court on September 7, over a complaint that the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum and Memorial in Medamulana was allegedly built using LRDC funds amounting to Rs.81.3 million.

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SL’s online trade portal goes live

Completing a major milestone in its WTO Trade Facilitation Plan and kicking off one of the biggest projects in its international trade history, Sri Lanka officially unveiled its Trade Information Portal (TIP) yesterday.

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DFCC Bank honoured at Germany’s Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards

Recognizing and rewarding DFCC Bank’s success in financing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Sri Lanka, the Global Sustainable Finance Network awarded a Certificate of Merit for ‘Outstanding Sustainable Project Financing’ to DFCC Bank, at the Global Sustainable Finance Awards 2018 held recently at the Karlsruhe City Hall, Germany.

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THE DRUM-MAKERS OF KOORAGALA

Through a tree-lined road one cool misty morning, we made our way to a tiny village that is still the heart and soul of one of Sri Lanka’s most unique cultural traditions. The village of Kooragala, in the Udunuwara Divisional Secretariat of the Kandy District, is nestled upon a small mountain range.

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