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Domestic gas cylinder price increased (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
The price of a 12.5kg cylinder of domestic LP gas will be increased by Rs.110 from midnight today (25). MORE..
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Former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe granted bail (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe has been granted bail by the Palmadulla Magistrate s Court. MORE..
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Passing of PC elections bill was problematic - BASL (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) says that the manner in which the Provincial Council Elections (Amendment) Bill was passed in parliament recently was in fact problematic. MORE..
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Members of the Election Commission should resign - Gammanpila (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
The Government had postponed Local Government Elections with the support from the election Commission alleges JHU leader Udaya Gammanpila.. MORE...
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Former Navy Spokesman further remanded (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Former Navy Spokesman Commodore D.L.P. Dassanayake has been further remanded until October 09. MORE..
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Yoshitha granted permission to travel abroad (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
The Colombo High Court today (25) granted permission for Yoshitha Rajapaksa to travel abroad for a period of two weeks. MORE..
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President wants 100% tax imposed on imported big onions (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Ministry of Finance to impose a hundred per cent tax on imported big onions. MORE..
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Heavy traffic near Technical Junction due to fallen tree (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
A tree has reportedly fallen across Olcott Mawatha near Technical Junction, resulting in severe traffic congestion in the area.
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30% female representation and polls on same day are just ploys - CaFFE (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) claims that the government has deceived women s rights organizations, civil society organizations and all interested parties by indicating that the recently passed amendments to Provincial Council Election laws ensure higher female representation at provincial councilors. MORE..
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New constitution is a citizens request- Lal Wijenayake (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Lal Wijenayake, Chairman of the Constitutional Committee says that the new constitution is a request made by the citizens. MORE...
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Global Sri Lankan Forum protests in front of UN office (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
The Global Sri Lankan Forum organized a protest against the UN war crimes allegations against Sri Lankan war heroes in front of the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday (24th). MORE...
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Senior DIG Wickremaratne appointed as Acting IGP (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Senior Deputy Inspector General, C.D Wickramaratne has been appointed as the acting IGP. MORE...
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President Sirisena returns from US (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the island today (25) after concluding his US tour. MORE...
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Lalith Jayasinghe summoned by the Police Special Investigations Unit (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
(UPDATE) Former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe was arrested by the Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) a short while ago, over charges of concealing evidence during the investigation held into a murder involving former Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekara. MORE..
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I was gravely disrespected by UNP Youth Front – Joseph Micheal Perera (Sun, 24 Sep 2017)
Former parliamentarian Jospeh Micheal Perera stated that he faced a grave injustice during the meeting of the UNP Youth Front in Gampaha yesterday (23). MORE...
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Reveries of the public are gradually being realized – President (Sun, 24 Sep 2017)
President Maithripala Sirisena stated the steps taken by the government to achieve prosperity and sustainability have now come into fruition. MORE...
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Bathiudeen refutes Rohingya refugees rumors (Sun, 24 Sep 2017)
Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen yesterday(23), rubbished rumors about his involvement to resettle Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka. MORE...
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International body to investigate war-crimes is required – Shivajilingam (Sun, 24 Sep 2017)
Northern Provincial Council member M.K.Shivajilingam stated that the proclamations made by Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka condemning several Sri Lankan military persons of committing war-crimes must be acted upon immediately. MORE...
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Concessions for artistes under the new Tax Act (Sun, 24 Sep 2017)
A tax concession of Rs.500,000 will be granted to the profit received by productions of artistes,under the new Tax Act,announced the Ministry of Finance. MORE...
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Soldier arrested over alleged sexual assault on 15-year old girl (Sat, 23 Sep 2017)
A soldier has been arrested over alleged counts of sexual abuse on a 15-year old girl in Wanathawilluwa. MORE...
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Fmr. SDIG Jayasinghe granted bail (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Former senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe was released on bail today (25) after he was produced before the Pelmadulla Magistrate. He was ordered to place 2 sureties of Rs.1 million. The accused former SDIG was directed to hand over his passport to the court... Read More
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Chamara Silva appeals against his ban (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Former Test cricketer Chamara Silva and other cricketers have submitted an appeal against the ban imposed by Sri Lanka Cricket. The SLC imposed a two-year ban on Silva from all cricket-related activities for his alleged role in a Tier B first-class match... Read More
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Domestic gas prices increased (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Price of a 12.5kg domestic LPG gas cylinder has been increased by Rs. 110 from midnight tonight. Read More
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Joseph Michael questions Ravi K’s role (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Former Minister and Chief Organizer of Ja Ela electorate Joseph Michael Perera has questioned the right of accused UNP MP, its’ Deputy Leader Ravi Karunanayake to hold public rallies in other constituencies. Perera convened a media conference today... Read More
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BASL says Government interferes with rule of law (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
The Sri Lanka Bar Association charges that the Government has interfered with the rule of law when passing the Provincial Council Election Amendment Draft Bill. The President of Sri Lanka Bar Association, Presidents Counsel U.R. de Silva said this during... Read More
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President predicts escalation in intl. conflicts (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
President Maithripala Sirisena says that International conflicts could escalate further in the near future The President said that the divisions emerged during the UN General Assembly this time, are clear evidence to such an awkward situation. Speaking... Read More
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Buses in head-on accident, 47 injured (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
A private bus and a SLTB bus collided head-on at Batugedera on the Ratnapura-Pelmadulla road this afternoon (25). Police said altogether 47 passengers, including the drivers sustain injuries. 2 of the injured are in ICU and 4 others are at the ETU, Police... Read More
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Japan goes to snap polls amid N Korea threats (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called an election a year early and will dissolve parliament on Thursday. Abe said he was seeking a fresh mandate to overcome a national crisis amid rising threats from North Korea. His decision comes amid rebounding... Read More
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President congratulates German Leader (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
President Maithripala Sirisena has congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her victory and becoming the German Chancellor for a 4th time. In a Twitter message, the President said, My warm congrats to @CDU leader Angela Merkel. Winning mandate... Read More
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Thusitha Halloluwa resigns (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Thusitha Halloluwa, the Chairman of Colombo Commercial Fertilizer Company has resigned from his post, with effect from today (25). The company is coming under the Ministry of Agriculture. He has cited undue pressure as the reason for his resignation.... Read More
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German election: AfD vows to fight invasion of foreigners (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Germanys right-wing, nationalist AfD party has vowed to fight an invasion of foreigners into the country, after winning its first parliamentary seats. We want a different policy, co-leader Alexander Gauland said following the historic surge. However,... Read More
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Trading at CSE down, slight improve in turnover (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
The trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange ended in the red today. The All Share Price Index dropped by 15.19 points to end the session at 6,412.07 while S&P SL20 shed 12.45 points to close the day at 3,679.70. Turnover was Rs. 793.8mn and 29.4 million... Read More
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Fmr. Navy spokesperson further remanded (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Former Navy Spokesperson Commodore D. K. P. Dassanayake and 5 others were further remanded until 9th of October. They were re-remanded by Colombo Fort Magistrate today (25). They are accused of being involved in a case where 11 youths were disappeared... Read More
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Actor Dasun Nishan commits suicide (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Actor Dasun Nishan de Silva has committed suicide by hanging. Investigations are now underway to ascertain the cause for his death. He was also a popular figure in the country’s modeling circle. Reports say that Dasun was residing at a Boarding... Read More
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Moodys and UK Govt. in spat over rating cut (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Downing Street is embroiled in a public spat over a Brexit-triggered cut to the UK’s credit rating, after its claim that the verdict is “outdated” was rejected. The ratings agency Moody’s said No 10 was wrong to argue the... Read More
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Imported big onions to be taxed 100% (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
President Maithripala Sirisena has advised the Finance Ministry to impose a 100% tax on imported big onions. The President has given this directive, considering the problems faced by local big onion farmers. The local farmers have been struggling to... Read More
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Tree falls across Olcott Mawatha, traffic jam reported (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Police say a tree has fallen across Olcott Mawatha (Colombo exit lane) near Technical Junction causing a traffic congestion. Police said steps are being taken to remove the tree. Police said that the tree has fallen onto a bus and drivers are urged... Read More
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Three parties including AG issued notices (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
The Attorney General, OIC of Colombo Crime Division and OIC of Maradana Police Station, were issued notices to appear before Courts on 2nd of October. The order was issued when a bail application filed by Medical Faculty Students Action Committee Convener... Read More
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Guinness record attempt : CP Education Secretary in trouble (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Central Province Governor Niluka Ekanayake says Central Province Education Secretary should be held responsible for allowing 250 schoolchildren to be used for a Guinness world record attempt in Kandy recently. In this incident, 250 schoolchildren were... Read More
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District Secretaries advised to spend allocated funds (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Minister of Home Affairs, Vajira Abeywardena has advised the District Secretaries to spend allocated funds for development projects before the end of this year. He said this addressing a forum of District Secretaries in Colombo today (25). The Minister... Read More
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SLMC wants PC elections without delay, objects Governor being given powers in EP (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress says that it would not agree to hand over power to the respective Governors, once the official term of the provincial councils is concluded. The official term of the North Central, Sabaragamuwa and the Eastern Provincial... Read More
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Court warns Avant Garde chairman (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Colombo High Court Judge Sampath Wijeratne warned the Chairman of Avant Garde Maritime Service, Nissanka Senadhipathi and Rtd. Major General Palitha Fernando, to appear before the Colombo No. 5 Magistrate Court on 3rd of October. Today (25) they appeared... Read More
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Charges served on Piyankara Jayaratne (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Former Minister of Civil Aviation Piyankara Jayaratne and his private secretary Balamanage Dayawansa were served charges before Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara today (25). They are accused of appointing an individual as a Development... Read More
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COPE investigates Central Expressway tender (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
The Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has decided to prepare a special report on the construction of the Central Expressway. The Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe told our news team that this special investigation will probe the alleged... Read More
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Jennifer Lopez donates $1 million to Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Jennifer Lopez made a major announcement on Sunday (24). During a press conference with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lopez announced shes making a $1 million donation to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The singer and actress took to... Read More
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Price of domestic gas to be revised at midnight (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
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Former senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe released on bail (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
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Australian government to create national space agency (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
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TI Sri Lanka expresses alarm over Provincial Councils Elections Amendment Act (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
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Japan’s Premier Shinzō Abe calls snap election (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
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President steps in to protect local onion farmers with new tax revision (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
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Yoshitha Rajapaksa granted permission to travel abroad (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
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Traffic congestion reported in Pettah due to fallen tree (Photos) (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
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Minister Piyankara Jayaratne and his private secretary in hot water (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
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Capital Maharaja takes fight for Sri Lanka’s migrant workers to the UN (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
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Man caught with kilo of gold hidden in rectum at Sri Lanka airport - Sky News (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Sky News Man caught with kilo of gold hidden in rectum at Sri Lanka airport Sky News An alleged gold smuggler was arrested in Sri Lanka with seven gold "biscuits" and six chains concealed inside his person. Man with gold-filled bottom arrested in Sri LankaVanguard Man arrested in Sri Lanka with nearly 1kg of gold in his rectumStuff.co.nz Sri Lankan arrested with nearly 1kg of gold in his rectumBBC News Xinhua -Kitco News -The Guardian all 26 news articles »
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Lanka Graphite gets ready to commence graphite production in Sri Lanka - Proactive Investors Australia (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Proactive Investors Australia Lanka Graphite gets ready to commence graphite production in Sri Lanka Proactive Investors Australia Lanka is focused on the exploration of a number of historic and new mining tenements in central and south-western Sri Lanka. Interestingly, historic mining at a number of these granted tenements produced very high grade 'lump' or vein style graphite ...
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ICC launches corruption probe in Sri Lanka - ESPNcricinfo.com (Sat, 23 Sep 2017)
ESPNcricinfo.com ICC launches corruption probe in Sri Lanka ESPNcricinfo.com The ICC has confirmed its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has opened an investigation in Sri Lanka, less than 48 hours after 40 top cricketers petitioned Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to launch an inquiry into corruption allegations. On Friday, SLC confirmed it ... Sri Lanka to cooperate with corruption probeSport24 ICC begins Sri Lanka investigation after Pramodya Wickramasinghe ...BBC Sport ICC launches anti-corruption probe into Sri Lanka cricketThe Hindu Hindustan Times -Cricbuzz -ESPNcricinfo all 65 news articles »
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State Minister says Sri Lanka is a tax haven - Daily Mirror (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Daily Mirror State Minister says Sri Lanka is a tax haven Daily Mirror In a sharp censure to those who charge that the present government has slapped the citizenry with the highest possible taxes while taking away the concessions, the country's State Minister of Finance said Sri Lanka is a tax haven in comparison to most ... Billions lost through tax-unpaid liquor sold through Sri Lanka licensed outletsEconomyNext all 2 news articles »
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Nestlé ranked Sri Lanka's 'Most Respected F&B Company' again - Daily Mirror (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Daily Mirror Nestlé ranked Sri Lanka's 'Most Respected F&B Company' again Daily Mirror Shivani Hegde, Nestlé Managing Director said, “We are very proud and honoured to be recognised yet again as Sri Lanka's Most Respected F&B Company. It is a testament to the strength of our company and people, and the values we stand for. By living our ...
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International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka to hold 51st AGM this week - Daily Mirror (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Daily Mirror International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka to hold 51st AGM this week Daily Mirror The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) which celebrates its 62 years anniversary this year will hold its 51st Annual General Meeting and the anniversary celebrations at the Hotel Galadari, Colombo on September 29. Sri Lanka business chamber presents seminar on 'Construction Industry and the Way Forward' on Sept 28Colombo Page all 2 news articles »
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MSL Sri Lanka's Group Director Caryll Van Dort invited to serve on the jury at Spikes Asia - Daily Mirror (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Daily Mirror MSL Sri Lanka's Group Director Caryll Van Dort invited to serve on the jury at Spikes Asia Daily Mirror MSL Group Sri Lanka's Caryll Van Dort who leads the agency's PR arm at Leo Burnett Sri Lanka, has been invited to serve as a member of the Public Relations jury at the prestigious Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, which will be conducted in Singapore ...
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Pakistan cricket team arrives in UAE for series with Sri Lanka - Geo News, Pakistan (Sun, 24 Sep 2017)
Geo News, Pakistan Pakistan cricket team arrives in UAE for series with Sri Lanka Geo News, Pakistan Earlier speaking at a press conference, he said the series against Sri Lanka will be a challenge for the team as the visiting side will give Team Pakistan 'a tough time'. The skipper said that the retirement of senior players, Younis Khan and Misbahul ... Yasir in Pakistan squad for Sri Lanka TestsThe Hindu Pakistan to launch new faces against Sri LankaBusiness Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog) Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Home Series Logo UnveiledPakistan Today Gulf Today -The Express Tribune all 110 news articles »
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UNSG promises to support Lanka - Gulf Times (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Gulf Times UNSG promises to support Lanka Gulf Times UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that the UN is ready to provide every possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its efforts to build as a prosperous nation where the reconciliation is strengthened. He further said that the UN will provide its ... Ongoing UNHRC session: What's in store for Sri Lanka?Groundviews Government says President's UN visit a plus for Sri LankaColombo Gazette UN “ready to provide every possible assistance to Sri Lanka” – UN Secretary GeneralNewsfirst Hiru News -Colombo Page -Daily Mirror all 38 news articles »
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SLIM partners with HayleysAdvantis - Daily Mirror (Mon, 25 Sep 2017)
Daily Mirror SLIM partners with HayleysAdvantis Daily Mirror Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) signed an MOU with HayleysAdvantis Limited appointing the latteras the exclusive logistics partner of SLIM flagship events; SLIM NASCO 2017 and SLIM Brand Excellence 2017. The signing took place at the SLIM home ...
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