REGISTRATION OF NEW MOTOR VEHICLES DECREASES

Central Bank says that the number of new vehicle registrations during 2017 decreased by 8.4 percent to 451,653, following a decline of 26.2 percent in the previous year.The decline was mainly witnessed in three-wheelers, dual-purpose vehicles and motor cars, while the registration of buses and goods transport vehicles increased during the year. The reduction in motor vehicle registration during the year cou ...

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Visa Suspended For Tourists From Myanmar

The government has decided to suspend issuing visas for tourists from Myanmar following fears that Rohingya Muslims may attempt to enter Sri Lanka to seek refuge. Minister of Internal Affairs S. B. Navinna told The Sunday Leaderthat the decision to suspend issuing visas to Myanmar nationals was taken as a result of the crisis in that country. He said that Rohingya Muslims may visit Sri Lanka as tourists and ...

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Sarath Fonseka to get top defence post?

Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne says that the Cabinet of Ministers has discussed the possibility of appointing Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to a top defence-related position to work alongside the country’s security forces. Addressing the cabinet press briefing today (26), he said that attention was drawn to appointing Fonseka to this position mainly with the intention of building discipline in several sectors ...

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DNA TESTS PROVE RETIRED POSTMAN HAS OVER 1,300 ILLEGIMITATE CHILDREN

Nashville, TN | An 87-year-old former postman has been proven to have fathered over 1,300 illegitimate children after a private investigator hired by a Tennessee family discovered the shocking truth. The investigation that has gathered thousands of DNA samples and testimonies over a 15-year period ultimately proves the man is the father to literally thousands of illegitimate children in the region. “Contrac ...

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Amid Jallikattu Demands In TN, Protests Begin In Karnataka For Lifting Ban On ‘Kambala’

With the decks seem to be getting cleared for the bull taming festival of Jallikattu in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, there is a growing chorus for organising Kambala, a traditional annual buffalo race in marshy fields, held in the coastal districts of Karnataka. Spurred by the Jallikattu agitation in Tamil Nadu, Kambala committees have decided to meet in Mangaluru on Sunday to strategise their agitation. "By co ...

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Mahinda to field Omar Kamil to Colombo – UNP likely to ask for it?

Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa will field former mayor and special municipal commissioner Omar Kamil as his candidate for the Colombo municipal council at the upcoming local government elections, according to reports reaching Lanka News Web. Discussions have taken place to field him under Mahinda’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (flower bud symbol), but president Maithripala Sirisena has agreed that he should ...

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JOINT OPPOSITION TO FIELD A COMMON CANDIDATE

The Joint Opposition says that it will field a common candidate for the Presidential election in 2020. MP Prasanna Ranatunga stated this to the media after visiting NFF leader MP Wimal Weerawansa who is currently in remand prison. Meanwhile, a group of members of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna led by its leader MP Dinesh Gunawardana also visited MP Weerawansa at Welikada prison today. After a visit to Weerawansa, ...

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Illegal Parking at the Mosque will now attract a fine of QR300

fine of QR300 will be imposed on the vehicles which are found to be parked illegally at the mosque’s parking space during non-prayer hours. This step is taken to penalize the violators who do not respect the rights of the worshippers. Further implementation of this rule will avoid misuse of mosque’s parking space during off prayer time said the General Directorate of Traffic in a joint effort with the Minis ...

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Wissam Al Mana and Janet Jackson become proud parents to Eissa

Qatari Wissam Al Mana and American pop star Janet Jackson have become the proud parents of a baby boy named Eissa, according to their publicist. It is Janet jackson’s first child, at the age of 50. “Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” the singer's representative said in a statement. “Janet had a stress-free, healthy delivery and is re ...

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