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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Muhunthan Canagey’s appointment to post of ICTA CEO: Country to lose international projects?

mugunthanThe Anti Corruption Front says that a risk has arisen where the country could lose international projects as a result of Muhunthan Canagey being appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Information Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), without heeding the instructions of the President. The President on January 26, 2016, had instructed that Muhunthan […]

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Presidential Commission members observe Treasury Bond auction

central bankThe “Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into the Issuance of Treasury Bonds” visited the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on the morning of March 01. The Commission made a site visit to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to observe an auction. Meanwhile, a Treasury Bill auction worth Rs. 24 billion took place […]

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Ninety-nine-year-old woman put behind bars

CaptureA 99 year old elderly woman named Annie from the Netherlands has an unusual bucket list wish, where she wanted to be handcuffed and locked behind bars. As per Annie’s wish, she was detained and taken to the police station in the town of Nijmegen, where she was handcuffed and allowed to sit in a cell. […]

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Govt. role imperative for capital market development: stakeholders

In a bid to turn around its fortunes, Sri Lanka’s capital market stakeholders want the government to play a bigger role in the market by way of listing state assets on the bourse and reactivating the state-run private sector pension fund, Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF).

Kim Jong-nam killing: Two women charged with murder

01kim-1-master315Two women accused of killing Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader, have been charged with his murder. The women, Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam and Siti Aisyah from Indonesia, allegedly smeared deadly VX nerve agent on Kim’s face in Kuala Lumpur airport on 13 February. They appeared in Court near Malaysia’s capital, […]

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Tagged animals at risk from hunters and nature-lovers

Tagged sharks were found and then hunted by people homing in on radio signals.At-risk species, including wolves and sharks, are being targeted by hunters using signals sent by radio tags to home in on the animals.The behaviour of non-endangered species is also being skewed as nature fans use the signals to get close to wild animals, say biologists. A group of scientists has now begun collecting evidence to […]

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