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CID probe on sugar scam, concluded

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The CID investigation on the infamous sugar tax scam has concluded and the relevant documents have been handed over to the Attorney General for litigation purposes, State Minister of Finance – Ranjith Siyambalapitiya states.

Speaking in Parliament today (24), he said that the AG response has also been received.

Mr. Siyambalapitiya also said that the Inland Revenue Department has conducted a forensic audit on 12 companies and has recovered Rs. 310 million from the profits 06 companies had accumulated.

The State Minister was responding to a query raised by Opposition Leader – Sajith Premadasa on the sugar scam.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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Non-academic university staff to launch 2-day token strike

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The non-academic staff members of state universities have decided to go on a two-day token strike over several demands including a salary hike.

Accordingly, the strike will be held tomorrow (Feb.28) and the day after (Feb.29), University Trade Union Joint Committee’s Dhammika Priyantha said.

The committee had also warned to resort to a continuous TU action if authorities fail to address their issues within a week.

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Uddika Premarathne resigns as MP

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Anuradhapura District’s SLPP MP Uddika Premarathne has handed over his letter of resignation as a Member of Parliament, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has confirmed.

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