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 Joint Opposition member Jayantha Marasinghe joins President:
Aug 22, Colombo: The Deputy Chairman of the North Central Provincial Council, a powerful member of the Joint Opposition Jayantha Marasinghe met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat Wednesday and expressed his interest to support the President’s program, President’s Media Division said.
 Central Bank appoints a new Deputy Governor :
Aug 22, Colombo: The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka’s Central Bank, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, has promoted Assistant Governor C J P Siriwardana to the post of Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, with effect from 19th August.
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 China’s Sinosure supports LAUGFS Gas financing facility:
Aug 21, Colombo: LAUGFS Gas PLC and Standard Chartered launched one of the first private sector financing facilities in Sri Lanka, on Friday, supported by China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure) for the 30,000 MT LAUGFS Import and Export Terminal at Hambantota.
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 Sri Lanka arrests 27 Indians in North for visa violations :
Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Department of Immigration and Emigration says 27 Indian fishermen who had arrived in the island from India on tourist visas and engaged in employment in Jaffna, were arrested for violating their visa conditions.
 Sri Lanka on path to 100% renewable energy – report:
Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka can meet its current and future electricity demand by judicial use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
 One-day island wide raid arrests 777 Army deserters:
Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) and Sri Lanka Police in a combined raid conducted island-wide throughout Friday (18, Aug) arrested 777 Army personnel who are Absent Without Leave (AWOL) or having deserted their posts in respective formations around the country.

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 ‘Government is not afraid of talkative personalities’- Minister:
Aug 19, Colombo: Government parliamentarians and ministers say that the joint opposition which demands an election within three months would not have been thrown into the streets had they worked for the well-being of the general public when they were holding power.
 Eight Sri Lanka Police officers promoted to DIGs :
Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police headquarters announced in a statement that eight Senior Superintendents (SSPs) of Police have been promoted to the post of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police by the Police Commission.
  Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Minister assures to build country’s image :
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Affairs Minister President’s Counsel Thilak Marapana said that further measures will be taken to rectify the island nation’s image in the international community and Sri Lanka’s overseas missions will be directed to achieve the goal.

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 Foundation laid for a waste-based electricity plant:
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday laid the foundation for a waste-based electricity plant which generates electricity from garbage at the Karadiyana Waste Management Facility in Piliyandala.
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  Exhibition on Sri Lanka PM’s political life opens today:
Aug 17, Colombo: An exhibition depicting the special events in four decades of Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s political life will be declared open today by President Maithripala Sirisena as the chief guest.
 Government to take over Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital :
Aug 17, Colombo: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says the Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital under the North Western Provincial Council will be taken over by the government.
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