Sri Lanka national exam results blunder due to a computer error

Dec 29, Colombo: Education Minister of Sri Lanka Bandula Gunawardena today said there would not be any re-marking of GCE Advanced Level examination papers since the blunder was caused due to a computer error. Gunawardena told a press conference that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed a special committee to probe the controversy surrounding the A/Level […]
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Opposition calls for a parliamentary debate on Sri Lanka’s controversial exam results

Dec 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has written to Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne calling for an urgent parliamentary debate on the controversy surrounding the GCE Advanced Level results. Kariyawasam told ColomboPage that he wrote to the Premier under Standing Order 14 of the parliament asking him […]
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Marxist party of Sri Lanka not yet received court notice to show cause

Dec 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says the party has not yet received any court notice calling for a show cause by the party leadership against an enjoining order on the party conventions scheduled for January 1, 2012. JVP Propaganda Secretary and parliamentarian Vijitha Herath told ColomboPage the party would […]
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India

Dec 29, Colombo: The India – Sri Lanka Joint Working Group on Fishing will meet in Colombo on January 13 and 14 to address various issues relating to fishing by the two sides in the narrow Palk Straits and the Gulf of Mannar. An Indian delegation comprising senior state and central government officials will arrive […]
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Injunction sought against the general assembly of the Sri Lanka Marxists

Dec 28, Colombo: The Colombo District Court yesterday summoned the Central Committee of the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) to show cause on the special convention of the party scheduled to be held on January 01 at Debaraweva, Hambantota. Accordingly, 22 members of the Central Committee including the party leader Somawansa Amarasinghe and the […]
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Sri Lanka ruling party to remove errant local government members from the party

Dec 28, Colombo: The governing United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) of Sri Lanka is to cancel the party membership of the UPFA local government members who had voted against the budgets for 2012 presented by the local government bodies led by the party. UPFA General Secretary, Minister Susil Premajayantha says that arrangements are currently being […]
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North Central Mega Development

North Central Mega Development The 2011 report of the Ministry of Finance states that there has been a huge development in the North-Central province recently.   Under the Rajarata Navodaya programme, streamlined development work are to be carried out in the agriculture, health, education, water supply, road construction and electricity supply sectors in the North-Central […]
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TEXT-Fitch cuts Hayleys PLC to ‘A+(lka)’/outlook negative

Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:02am EST (The following statement was released by the rating agency) Dec 28 – Fitch Ratings Lanka has downgraded Hayleys PLC’s National Long-Term rating to ‘A+(lka)’ from ‘AA-(lka)’. The Outlook is Negative. The downgrade reflects Hayleys’ increased appetite for financial leverage at the holding company (HoldCo), as reflected in the company’s […]
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Colombo MC Chief Medical Officer proposes a fine for spitting in public places to control TB

Dec 28, Colombo: Chief Medical Officer of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam proposes the imposition of a fine on persons found spitting in public areas. Dr. Kariyawasam has said the move is aimed at preventing tuberculosis from spreading in the Colombo City. Statistics with the CMC has revealed an increase in the […]
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Sri Lanka’s former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka to join UNP

Dec 28, Colombo: A local radio station of Sri Lanka reported quoting reliable sources that Democratic National alliance (DNA) leader and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka would join the United National Party (UNP) soon. The Opposition leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has told a group of party MPs recently about Fonseka’s decision that discussed during a recent […]
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