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Items filtered by date: Monday, 10 July 2017

Govt. to provide rice at concessionary rate, if price goes up further – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will take steps to provide rice at a concessionary rate to the public by importing from other countries, if the price of rice goes up in the local market further, as the paddy production decreased due to the recent droughts.

He made these remarks addressing a ceremony held in Polonnaruwa, today (10th July).

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Patali against SAITM, but supports due to Min. position - Vasudeva

By Roosindu Peris MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara stated that although Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka claimed that there is no garbage disposed on the roads in Colombo, there is evidence of illegal dumping all around the city.

The statements were brought out during a media briefing held in Colombo today (10).

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Sri Lanka monks vow to resist deal with Tamil minority

Sri Lanka’s hardline monks on Monday broadened a growing campaign by the Buddhist clergy against the government, threatening street protests if the island’s Tamil minority is granted greater autonomy.

Radical monk Maagalkande Sudaththa said hardline Buddhists were mobilising Sri Lankans from the majority Sinhalese ethnic group to resist a new power-sharing arrangement being drafted by the government.

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