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Govt. to restrict import of tuk-tuks

AFP: Sri Lanka plans to restrict imports of tuk-tuks in a bid to reduce road accidents and congestion, the country’s transport minister said Friday. Almost a fifth of road fatalities in Sri Lanka are caused by the ubiquitous three-wheel taxis, known locally as “trishaws”, which are also choking the road network, Minister of Transport Nimal Siripala de Silva said.

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Malwatte Chapter does not oppose new constitution - Anunayake thera

The Karaka Maha Sangha Sabha of the Malwatte Chapter had not decided to oppose a new constitution or bringing amendments to the present Constitution of the country, the Anunayaka of the Malwatte Chapter Ven.Dimbulkumbure Wimaladhamma Thera said yesterday. Refuting media reports that Karaka Maha Sangha Sabha of both Malwatte and Asgiriya chapters had decided to oppose a new constitution, Wimaladhamma Thera said that a few members of the Karaka Maha Sangha Sabha of both chapters had met on Wednesday to discuss constitutional reforms and the Malwatte chapter had not taken any decision to oppose the formation of a new constitution.

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Technical error in Diversity Visa Programme DV-2019 US Embassy says re-register

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted and all entries made prior to 18 October, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. The technical issue was a failure to properly account for country of eligibility if the entrant was selecting a country of eligibility other than his/her place of birth, which is permitted in certain limited circumstances. It was not a result of any outside interference or hacking attempt.

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