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Tuk drivers demand regulatory body, accuse Minister of buying time

Three-wheeler unions have requested Transport Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera to establish a provincial-level regulatory authority for three-wheelers.


Eateries, restaurants, bakeries not passing on tax relief to consumers – IRD

Many restaurants, roadside eateries and bakeries do not pass on to end consumers the relief afforded to them by recent tax concessions, the IRD said today.


UNP crisis worsens

The crisis in the main opposition United National Party shows no sign of ending after a meeting of the party’s Parliamentary Group ended in a farcical vote to choose a new party leader.


Sri Lanka ban on incorporating foreign firms over security concern

Sri Lanka has banned the incorporation of companies with foreign shareholders over a security concern, but no legitimate investment will be restricted.


In surprise visit, Prez tells BIA officials to minimise delays and inconveniences

In an announced visit to the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday, President Rajapaksa instructed officials to minimise inconveniences to passengers.


Ranjangate: Police to question judges connected to sound clips

Police have received instructions to record statements from the three judges who have had conversations with Actor-politician Ranjan Ramanayake which were released to the public


Amnesty Int’l concerned over alleged harassment of journalists, activists

Amnesty International has expressed concern over alleged harassment and intimidation of journalists, media outlets and human rights activsits in Sri Lanka.


Ranjangate: Release the tapes of conversations with government members – Harin

Actor-politico Ranjan Ramanayake has audio recordings of phone conversations he had with the members of the current government in his possession, says Opposition Parliamentarian Harin Fernando.


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