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DateLine Sunday, 19 August 2007

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A large gathering of Hindu devotees dashed coconuts on the ground to seek blessings when five holy chariots of Mayurapathi Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple at Wellawatte, paraded through the streets at the early hours of yesterday.Gaily decorated chariots were parading the steets amidst the dances and music.
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Polls chief gets greenlight for LG election in East

The government has called upon the Elections Commissioner to hold Local Government elections in the Eastern Province to elect members for local government bodies, Minister of Local Government Provincial Councils Janaka Bandara Tenakoon told the Sunday Observer.

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Media should help improve people's lives - PM

Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake called upon the rapidly expanding media industry to play a more serious and responsible role in eliminating poverty and creating a better life for the people.

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Tax withdrawn on 15 essential commodities

The Treasury has taken steps to do away with taxes imposed on 15 essential commodities and a single method of taxation has been introduced to provide direct tax benefits to consumers, Treasury sources told the Sunday Observer.

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Over 2,000 farmers to produce 15,000 mt of maize annually Lanka to save Rs. 3.2 b in forex

CIC Agri Businesses signed agreements last week with over 2,000 farmers in the North Central Province to produce 15,000 mt of maize annually for the next five years which will save Rs 3.2 billion in foreign exchange. 

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