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More private, less govt participation in tourism promotion, PM tells Quest

In an interview with CNN's Richard Quest, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called for reduced governemnt participation in promoting tourism.

One dead thousands affected due to heavy rains

Schools are closed tomorrow 24 Sept and 25 Sept in Galle and Matara ad landslide warnings were issued to three districts

Heavy rains to continue, flood warnings issued

Showers or thundershowers are expected to occur over most parts of the island, the Department of Meteorology said today (23).

Train delay not resolved

The delay in railway services today owing to a technical issue as well as the work to rule action of the railway workers has not been resolved yet.

Over 35,000 govt. executive officers to go on strike next week; GMOA threatens own strike

Over 35,000 executive-level government workers are set to go on strike on Monday (23), demanding a swift resolution to anomalies in salaries and allowances.

Showers expected across island

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Northwestern provinces and the Galle and Matara districts Department of Meteorology said.

‘Pulasthi’ off to Polonnaruwa

The new intercity express train service 'Pulasthi' from Colombo Fort to Polonnaruwa commenced its daily run yesterday (11), with President Maithripala Sirisena onboard for a portion of the train's maiden voyage.

Nearly 2,000 Jaffna entrepreneurs apply for Enterprise SL loans

Nearly 2,000 visitors to the Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition held in Jaffna registered for interest-subsidised loan from state banks at the event.

2,400 admin workers on sick leave tomorrow

Some 2,400 administrative workers affiliated with the SLAS will go on sick leave tomorrow, demanding a permanent solution to salary anomalies and related concerns.

Palaly airport to commence regional flight operations starting16 Oct

The Palaly airbase, which is beind developed into a Rs. 2.25 billion airport, will commence flight operations to India starting 16 October.

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