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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.

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  Technical committee gives clearance; ban on COVID-19 burial revoked
  18 countries pledge to speak on behalf of SL at UNHRC

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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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COVID-19:

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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“Lands can be handed over to the labourers”- National Union of Workers Leader Palani Digambaram

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Member of Parliament and National Union of Workers Leader Palani Digambaram.........

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“I am for the 13th Amendment” - CWC Vice Chairman Senthil Thondaman

Vice Chairman of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) Senthil Thondaman in an interview with Daily Mirror shared his thoughts on the plight of estate ...

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Can pets and wild animals get Covid-19?

Animal Coronaviruses have been known since the late 1930s and human pathogenic Coronaviruses were first discovered in humans in the mid-sixties....

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Vaccine clusters in the making?

With the state’s public vaccination campaign starting this week, fears over new clusters arise, as public fail to adhere to health guidelines...

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DIG Bimshani talks about patriarchal beliefs and perceptions towards women

On September 21, 2020 The National Police Commission granted approval to promote a female Police Officer as Deputy Inspector General of Police. The de...

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Cricketing Legends batting For Road Safety

From the multiple Tsunami Appeal Matches in 2005, to the Big Appeal for the Bush fires in Australia last year and the annual Breast Cancer........

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42 trees felled; Ambagamuwa PS Chairman - a law unto himself ! Unjust enrichment via natural resources

Ambagamuwa Pradesha Sabha (PS) Chairman Jayasanka Perera was allegedly accused of haphazardly felling 42 trees prior to widening Diyagala – Nallatanniya road without informing any state institute. W...

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Ginigathhena town disturbed by construction racket

Folks in Ginigathhena are concerned because a junior politician of the Ambagamuwa Pradesha Sabha is causing harm to the environment through one of his questionable activities. It is reported that lump...

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Porn and Nudes: Delving into Cyber Exploitation in Sri Lanka

The images and videos are distressing. Non-consensual sharing of intimate images and privacy breaches began to cause problems several years ago. But, ...

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Can pets and wild animals get Covid-19?

Animal Coronaviruses have been known since the late 1930s and human pathogenic Coronaviruses were first discovered in humans in the mid-sixties....

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Vaccine clusters in the making?

With the state’s public vaccination campaign starting this week, fears over new clusters arise, as public fail to adhere to health guidelines...

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DIG Bimshani talks about patriarchal beliefs and perceptions towards women

On September 21, 2020 The National Police Commission granted approval to promote a female Police Officer as Deputy Inspector General of Police. The de...

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Cricketing Legends batting For Road Safety

From the multiple Tsunami Appeal Matches in 2005, to the Big Appeal for the Bush fires in Australia last year and the annual Breast Cancer........

17 Feb 2021 - 1     - 1668

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“Lands can be handed over to the labourers”- National Union of Workers Leader Palani Digambaram

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Member of Parliament and National Union of Workers Leader Palani Digambaram.........

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“I am for the 13th Amendment” - CWC Vice Chairman Senthil Thondaman

Vice Chairman of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) Senthil Thondaman in an interview with Daily Mirror shared his thoughts on the plight of estate ...

25 Feb 2021 - 1     - 916

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42 trees felled; Ambagamuwa PS Chairman - a law unto himself ! Unjust enrichment via natural resources

Ambagamuwa Pradesha Sabha (PS) Chairman Jayasanka Perera was allegedly accused of haphazardly felling 42 trees prior to widening Diyagala – Nallatanniya road without informing any state institute. W...

23 Feb 2021 - 8     - 1223

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Ginigathhena town disturbed by construction racket

Folks in Ginigathhena are concerned because a junior politician of the Ambagamuwa Pradesha Sabha is causing harm to the environment through one of his questionable activities. It is reported that lump...

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Porn and Nudes: Delving into Cyber Exploitation in Sri Lanka

The images and videos are distressing. Non-consensual sharing of intimate images and privacy breaches began to cause problems several years ago. But, ...

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