Lab to test medicinal drugs to be set up: PM
The government is making arrangements to set up a laboratory to test the quality of medicinal drugs, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
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Defence Ministry denies HRW allegations
The Defence Ministry vehemently denied the accusations by the Human Rights Watch (HRW), which claimed that families of enforced disappearance and activists supporting them are under the microscope of the Sri Lankan Security Forces and intelligence agencies, the ministry said.
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Rs.9 mn owed to SLAF by 10 public institutions
It was revealed in parliament that Rs.9 million was owed to the Sri Lanka Air Force from ten public institutions including the presidential secretariat and the prime minister’s office for providing aviation services from 2003 to 2018.
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Tourism ministry & Police to enhance safety and security of tourists
The necessity to strengthen the safety and security of tourists and increase the Tourist Police presence in the country, has been discussed in detail during a meeting held between Tourism Promotions State Minister Arundika Fernando, Sri Lanka Tourism officials and the Acting IGP Chandana Wickramaratne last week.
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Airbus Scam - Namal denies allegations
UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa today denied any involvement in the allegations mentioned during this week’s court proceedings on the 2013 Airbus deal.
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Last-minute evidence in court fight to stop SL family being deported from Australia
The fight to keep a Tamil family in Australia has started in Melbourne with government lawyers filing last-minute evidence.
21 Feb 2020 - 4 - 1915
Water supply to be restricted: NWSDB
National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said today the supply of drinking water would have to be restricted because the prevailing drought had dried up the water sources in most parts of the country.
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Malaysian AG drops charges against 12 accused of supporting LTTE
The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) in Malaysia has decided to drop all charges against 12 people who were accused of supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
21 Feb 2020 - 1 - 1023
Body of the missing police constable found from Pannala
The body suspected to be of a police constable who was reported to be missing from Kadawatha area has been found from a block of wood in Bulugahawatte area in Werahera, Pannala this morning, police said.
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In keeping with domestic priorities and policies
Govt. to work with UN and its agencies
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, who officially informed the Parliament of Government’s decision to withdraw from co-sponsored UN resolution 30/1, said that the government would continue to work with the UN and its agencies, including the regular human rights mandates/bodies and mechanisms as required in keeping with domestic priorities and policies.
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Debt ceiling increase could leave country into greater debt trap: Mangala
The UNP yesterday defended their decision not to support the amendment to increase expenditure stipulated in the vote on account and to increase debt ceiling saying the country would have gone into a deep economic crisis if it was approved in Parliament.
21 Feb 2020 - 3 - 1161
Fourteen-day isolation ends
Chinese workers re-start work in SL
Work in Chinese funded projects in Sri Lanka has begun to return to normal as workers who were subjected to 14-day isolation amidst fears of the novel coronavirus, have returned back to work this week, the Daily Mirror learns.
21 Feb 2020 - 2 - 1357
Parliament committee proposes to ban burqa immediately
The Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security has proposed to immediately ban attire such as the burqa and suspend registration of political parties on ethnic and religious basis.
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Withdrawal of VoA will not lead to financial crisis: Govt
Government’s withdrawal of the proposed amendment to the Vote on Account (VoA) to raise additional funds, would not lead to any financial crisis in the country, Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane said today.
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E03 re-opened for traffic
The Colombo- Katunayake Expressway (E-03) which was closed for several hours re-opened for vehicular movement a short while ago, police said.
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Avant Garde Case: Amended charge sheet dismissed
The Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar today dismissed the amended indictments on the Avant Garde illegal arms transportation case filed by the Attorney General (AG) on the basis that it was illegal to file a charge sheet against the released defendants from the case.
20 Feb 2020 - 4 - 1643
Peliyagoda - Ja-Ela stretch on E03 re-opened
The stretch from Peliyagoda to Ja-Ela on the Colombo- Katunayake Expressway (E-03) has been re-opened, Police said. The Colombo- Katunayake Expressway (E-03) was closed this afternoon due to smoke emitting from a garbage dumping site at Seeduwa.
20 Feb 2020 - 0 - 410
Srilankan Airlines scam
President and PM call for stern action against all responsible
Both President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had directed the relevant authorities to take stern action against all who are responsible for the Srilankan Airlines scam including former CEO Kapila Chandrasena, State Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told Parliament today.
20 Feb 2020 - 10 - 3043
Katunayake Expressway closed until further notice due to smoke
The Colombo- Katunayake Expressway (E-03) has been closed until further notice due to a smoke emitting from a garbage dumping site at Seeduwa, Police said.
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