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Sunday, 15 February 2015


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Construction work on the Port City project adjoining the Colombo lighthouse continues unabated despite the JVP's call to halt it and environmentalists protests. Pic: Vipula Amerasinghe

Public wealth swindlers will be brought to book - Finance Minister

All those who swindled public wealth under the Rajapaksa regime will be brought to book and dealt with severely, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told the launch of the Chartered Public Finance Accountancy (CPFA) qualification at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) last week.

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ILO project to help Northern farmers

In keeping with the government's initiative to develop the agricultural sector of the country, the Northern Province will be provided assistance in the area of IT to improve efficiency and product quality, Chamber of Commerce and Industries Yalpanam, Chairman, K. Vignesh told a business delegation from Colombo last week.

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'Tax increase on hybrids, an unwise move'

The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) hailed the move by the government to slash the import duty on cars less than 1000CC which will enable more people to purchase cars, said CTMA Immediate Past President Tilak Gunasekera.

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Port City project steams ahead despite protests

Despite protests from political parties and environmental organisations, construction work of the Colombo Port City project continues. Legal experts said that though the government wanted to scrap the project as political parties in the ruling alliance had pledged during the election campaign,

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'Sweeping changes to rice marketing systems'

The Government will introduce sweeping changes to the production and distribution system of the country's staple food, rice and stop entrenched corruption in the sector, the country's top paddy purchase entity has been removed from direct purchases with immediate effect.

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