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The Government to regulate hooch to plug tax gaps

Sri Lanka is to start regulating the traditional home-brewed alcohol known locally as toddy in an effort to increase its tax revenues, Gayantha Karunathiklake said Wednesday. Toddy, a popular alcoholic drink made from the fermented sap of the coconut flower, is not subject to taxes. But it is also used ...

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Journalist of ‘Sunday Apple’ newspaper tortured by Assistant Superintendent of Police of Tangalle

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has report the issue of Journalist of ‘Sunday Apple’ newspaper tortured by Assistant Superintendent of Police of Tangalle and  illegal arrest; detention; torture; impunity; Rule of Law; justice; right to expression; media freedom; right to assembly. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) received information about Mr. ...

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Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital financially misused – GMOA

The Secretary of GMOA Dr. Haritha Aluthge said that his association has sent a letter to the Auditor General alleging financial misuse for Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital without taking it over to the Government through a proper legal agreement. The Health Ministry pumps Rs. 250 million for this hospital for drugs and other ...

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Kandy high­way will be commis­sioned by 2020

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that construction project of the Kandy high­way, which con­sists of four phases, is in pro­gress now, will be commis­sioned by 2020. The Prime Minister made these remarks while presiding over the opening ceremony of the newly established Police Station in Mawathagama on Saturday. He also ...

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Non Communicable Diseases become an epidemic

Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) President Prof. Chandri­ka Wijeyaratne around four million people need to take various medi­cines for a long time, sometimes for a lifetime, for Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Addressing a media seminar held at the Health Education Bureau in Colombo yesterday. she said NCDs has become an epidemic ...

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