SL informs OIC about its decision to allow burial of Muslim Covid-19 victims
Sri Lanka was to inform in writing to the General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) yesterday about its decision to allow the burial of Muslim Covid-19 victims, Daily Mirror learns.
27 Feb 2021 - 4 - 1775Technical committee gives clearance; ban on COVID-19 burial revoked
18 countries pledge to speak on behalf of SL at UNHRC
India cannot abandon us: Sri Lanka
Seeking India’s “proactive” support at the UN Human Rights Council, where a resolution on Sri Lanka will be soon put to vote, the Secretary to Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “India cannot abandon us”.
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All individuals in the tourism industry will be vaccinated within the next few weeks: SLTDA Chairperson
While avoiding strict quarantine rules and lockdowns in the country, it had been a month since the launch of the ’Bio Bubble’ system for the tourists who arrive in the country, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Chairperson Kimarli Fernando said in an interview with the CNN.
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’Sisu Seriya’ school bus service for O/L students: NTC DG
National Transport Commission (NTC) advised all buses that transport school children under “Sisu Seriya” to provide service during GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) examination.
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748 more COVID-19 patients recover
A total of 748 more Covid-19 patients recovered and were discharged from hospital increasing the total number of recoveries in Sri Lanka to 78,373, the Health Ministry said.
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Navy rescues two fishermen aboard stranded dinghy
Sri Lanka Navy has rescued two fishermen aboard a dinghy that was swept away to the Indian waters today.
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Vehicles over one year after first registration to get 80% loan facility: CBSL
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) had directed Non-bank Financial Institutions to grant loan facilities up to 80% for registered vehicles that have been used locally for more than a year after first registration.
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Body of disappeared youth camping at Narangala mountain recovered
The body of a 22-year old youth who disappeared while camping at the Narangala mountain in Badulla, was found during a search by the army and police this morning.
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US intel report:
Saudi Crown Prince responsible for approving Khashoggi operation
The US intelligence report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi says that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible, saying he approved the operation to capture or kill Khashoggi.
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Chris Gayle returns to WI squad for T20I series vs Sri Lanka
Chris Gayle is set to play for West Indies for the first time after March 2019 after being named in the national squad for 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka.
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Duo nabbed with heroin, Ice and Rs.1.5mn cash
Two including a woman have been arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) with 1 kg of heroin, 750g of Ice (methamphetamine) and over Rs.1.5 million in cash yesterday, police said.
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Youth thrown under moving bus to death in Kandy
A 24-year old youth was pushed to death under a moving bus on the Kandy-Udawela Road yesterday following a dispute.
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SJB working committee to appoint legal experts to carry out a study on PCoI report
The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) working committee decided to appoint a committee of legal experts to carry out a broad study on the report of the Presidential Commission which probed the Easter Sunday attacks, Party Leader and Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa said yesterday.
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Attack on law student:Colombo Magistrate refuses to accept Police B report
The Colombo Magistrate yesterday ruled that there was no sufficient evidence to prove that final year law student and former Central province Governor Maithri Gunaratne’s son Migara Gunaratne had obstructed duties of the police.
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Easter Sunday attacks have been staged in retaliation - PCoI report
Easter Sunday attacks have been staged in retaliation for the attack on the Mosque in Christchurch New Zealand and the attacks on ISIS in Syria, the report of the Presidential commission which probed the attack had revealed.
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Covid-19 emergency and crisis response facility
AIIB approves USD 180 mn loan to Sri Lanka
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved Sri Lanka’s request for USD 180 million loan for the Covid-19 emergency and crisis response facility to be disbursed through the Bank of Ceylon (USD 90 million) and People’s Bank (USD 90 million), Sri Lankan Embassy in Beijing said.
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Five more die of COVID-19: Death toll increases to 464
The COVID-19 death toll in Sri Lanka climbed to 464 with five more deaths being confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services, the Government Information Department said.
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Burial Issue: ’We are now relieved’ - SLMC
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) said that it is relieved that the Government after a prolonged vacillation has finally restored the constitutionally protected fundamental, the right for burial of COVID-19 victims and suspected victims.
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People aged 30 and above in high risk areas in Colombo, Gampaha to be vaccinated
Health Ministry has decided to provide COVISHIELD vaccines to all those who are above 30 years in the Grama Niladhari Divisions in high risk COVID-19 spread areas in the Colombo and Gampaha Districts.
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COVID-19 recoveries exceed 77,000
A total of 664 more Covid-19 patients recovered and were discharged from hospital increasing the total number of recoveries in Sri Lanka to 77,625, the Health Ministry said.
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Ex-SDIG Anura Senanayake passes away
Former Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Anura Senanayake has passed away this afternoon, his family sources said.
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46th Session of the Human Rights Council
China commends SL for promoting and protecting human rights
China has commended the government of Sri Lanka for its efforts to actively promote and protect human rights, advance sustainable economic and social development, improve people’s living standard, protect the rights of the vulnerable groups, advance national reconciliation and combat terrorism.
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Assault on law student at Police: Minister orders IGP to interdict officers involved
Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara has instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct an inquiry into the incident at the Peliyagoda Police Station where a law student, a son of former Central Province Governor Maithri Gunaratne, was assaulted.
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Maithri Gunaratne’s son allegedly beaten by cops, claims brother
Attorney-at-law Charitha Gunaratne, son of former Central Province Governor Maithri Gunaratne said his brother Migara Gunaratne was allegedly came under assault by a group of policemen at the Peliyagoda Police Station.
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SLFP rejects PCoI report on Easter attacks
The Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has unanimously decided to reject the final report of the Presidential Commission probing Easter Sunday attacks claiming that it was incomplete and the Commission had acted beyond its mandate.
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She Can: Featuring Otara Del Gunewardene
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A Treasure Island Called Home
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Cargills International Women’s Day Festival 2021
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Meeting of the Minds: Featuring Prof. Nalaka Mendis
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