One missing; over 12,000 affected due to Burevi
One person has gone missing while four others were injured and over 12,000 people have been affected due to the landfall of the cyclone Burevi in the East Coast of the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
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SC rejects FR petitions challenging gazette notification Cremation of COVID-19 victims in Muslim and Catholic communities
Gajendrakumar alleges Govt. rejected officer to release war trapped civilians
An allegation made by tamil National People’s Front MP Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam that the government rejected the offer made by the LTTE to release around 100,000 Tamil Civilians who remained trapped during the final stage of the war caused an uproar in Parliament yesterday.
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Failure to proscribe TNA after the war was a mistake: Sarath Weerasekara
The failure on the part of the authorities concerned to proscribe the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) after the end of the war is a mistake since its MPS are now encouraging the resurgence of LTTE, minister Sarath Weerasekara said.
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Sri Lankan born Vanushi makes her maiden speech in NZ Parliament
Sri Lankan born member of the New Zealand Parliament Vanushi Walters during her maiden speech to the house on Wednesday made a brief statements in both Sinhala and Tamil and said that human rights belong to all.
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Malaysian cops hunt for ‘LTTE Commander’
The Malaysiyan police are on the hunt for a man who claimed to be the commander-in-chief of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), and threatened to shoot Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Abdul Hamid Bador.
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German envoy expresses hope SL will ease import restrictions
German Ambassador to Sri Lanka Holger Seubert today expressed hope that Sri Lanka would ease the import restrictions so that the trade between Sri Lanka and Germany would be further strengthened.
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277 more individuals test positive for Covid-19
A total of 277 more individuals have contracted Covid-19 surging the total cases reported today to 627, the Government Information Department said.
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Covid-19 death toll mounts to 129
Five more Covid-19 related deaths were reported today bringing the death toll to 129, the Department of Government Information said.
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350 more Covid-19 patients detected
A total of 350 more individuals have tested positive for Covid-19, taking the total cases to 25,760, the Government Information Department said.
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Airport to be opened soon: Tourism Minister hints
Plans have been made to open the airport in accordance with the COVID guidelines enabling foreign tourists to enter the country following the approval of the health authorities, Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga said.
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New Chairman appointed to Election Commission
The Parliamentary Council has approved the appointment of Nimal Punchihewa as the new Chairman of the Election Commission.
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O/L exam can be held in March: G.L
The GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) Examination could be held in March next year, said Minister of Education, Prof. G.L Peiris.
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Covid-19 recoveries cross 19,000
The total Covid-19 recoveries in the country today exceeded 19,000 with 728 more Covid-19 patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals.
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EDB Chairman steps down
Export Development Board (EDB)Chairman Prabhash Subasinghe has stepped down as the chairman after heading the country’s apex export promotion agency for one year.
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‘BUREVI’ gradually moving away from country
The cyclonic storm ‘BUREVI’ is gradually moving away from the country, the Department of Meteorology stated.
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Total Covid-19 cases in Colombo District exceed 10,000
The total Covid-19 cases in the Colombo District from the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster surpassed 10,000 mark.
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Covid-19 vaccine campaigns could be targeted by criminals, warns Interpol
Interpol on Wednesday warned authorities worldwide of the threat from organised crime groups during upcoming Covid-19 vaccination campaigns, including fake vaccines and the theft of supplies.
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Matale Mayor Aluvihare removed
Central Province Governor Lalith U Gamage has removed Mayor of the Municipal Council Matale Daljith Aluvihare, from the office with effect from yesterday (2) following an inquiry into the Mayor.
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Covid patient spits at PHI officer
A Covid-19 infected person from Atulugama, Bandaragama has spat on the face of a PHI who attempted to transfer the patient for medical treatment, police said.
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Govt. awaits submission of experts’ committee report
Government awaits the submission of the experts’ committee report to decide on the modalities of using any vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Sri Lanka, an official said yesterday.
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No critical damage due to Burevi: DMC
No critical damage has been caused to respective areas due to Burevi cyclone, which entered Eastern Coast last night, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
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Mahara Prison inmate escapes from Ragama Hospital
An inmate who was admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital after being injured during the unrest at the Mahara Prison has escaped from the hospital, police said
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Turmeric sufficient for local use will be harvested soon: Agri Minister
A crop of turmeric sufficient enough for local requirement will be harvested soon, Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said.
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18-hour water cut from 10.00 a.m today
Eighteen-hour water would be commenced at 10.00 a.m today and it will last until 4 a.m tomorrow in Wattala area, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said.
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Developments in Arjuna Mahendran’s extradition: Sabry
There is a new development with regard to the extradition of former Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran who is wanted for the Bond Scam, Minister of Justice Ali Sabry told Parliament yesterday.
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