Police launch special monitoring operation during festive season
A special police inspection operation will be put in place on the roads during the Sinhala and Hindu New Year festive season and until the end of the seasonal period, the police said.
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Cop beaten up by commuter at a southern expressway exchange
A driver of a car was arrested for assaulting a policeman on the Kurundugahahetekma expressway exchange this morning, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
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Australia gifts SL drones to spot people smuggling
Australia has gifted Sri Lankan police five drones to monitor people smuggling between the two countries.
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More buses, trains from tomorrow to facilitate returnees: Dilum
Public transport would be enhanced to facilitate those who will return from their home towns after celebrating the New Year from tomorrow (15), State Minister of Motor Traffic, and Transport Dilum Amunugama said.
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German Envoy says Adolf Hitler never a role model of any politician
German Ambassador Holger Seubert, in response to a statement by State Minister Dilum Amunugama, said Adolf Hitler has not been a role model of any politician.
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Reconstruction of tanks in A’pura, Puttalam, Kurunegala must start before end of April: Anuradha Jayaratne
Reconstruction of tanks, especially in the Anuradhapura, Puttalam and Kurunegala districts should get off the ground before the end of April, Tanks, Reservoirs and Irrigation Development State Minister Anuradha Jayaratne said.
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Indian warship Ranvijay to arrive in Colombo
The Indian Naval Ship Ranvijay, the fifth of the Rajput Class Destroyer, is scheduled to visit Colombo from the 14th to the 16th of April on a goodwill visit, the Indian High Commission said.
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COVID-19 death toll exceeds 600 with four more deaths
Four more Covid-19 deaths were reported today surpassing the toll of Covid-19 deaths in Sri Lanka 602 mark.
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Unruly driving on expressway: Four passengers arrested
The four passengers who were on board the car on the Southern Expressway (E-01), lowering the shutters and seated on the doors facing each other from either sides of the vehicle, have been arrested.
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Canteen Owners’ Assn. Chief arrested
All Island Canteen Owners’ Association (AICOA) Chairman Asela Sampath was arrested today by the Colombo Fort police a short while ago, Police said.
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Heavy rainfalls forecast this evening: Met. Dept.
Heavy rainfalls above 75mm could be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts in the evening or night, the National Forecast Division of the Meteorology Department said.
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CBSL suspends all business deals by ’Swarnamahal Financial Services PLC’
The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) (Monetary Board) has decided to suspend business activities of Swarnamahal Financial Services PLC (SFSP) with effect from 5.00 p.m. on April 12, 2021.
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PM hopeful of economic revival this year
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also the Finance Minister yesterday expressed optimism that the country’s economy could be put on track this year for sure.
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Port City to become Chinese Colony after enacting bill: JVP
The Colombo Port City will become a Chinese Colony after enacting the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill in Parliament which would authorise the Port City to function devoid of common law of the country, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday.
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Car driven recklessly on expressway: Driver remanded
The driver who drove the car very dangerously on the Southern Expressway (E-01), was remanded till April 22, the police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
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China’s Defense Minister to arrive in Sri Lanka after New Year
China’s Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe will arrive in Sri Lanka later this month to hold bilateral discussions with Government leaders and officials, making it one of the highest level visits undertaken by a Chinese government official since the Rajapaksa government was sworn into power, the Daily Mirror learns.
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Purchasing goods online
Police urges people to be vigilant
Sri Lanka Police urged the public to be cautious when purchasing goods online from individuals, especially through advertisements placed on the Internet.
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Regulation to stipulate permissible level to 10 micrograms per kilo
The Government is working on issuing fresh regulations to stipulating the permissible level of Aflatoxin as ten micrograms for one kilo of food item, a Minister said.
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SL to import dehydrated coconut chips to manufacture coconut oil
Sri Lanka will import 39,000 tonnes of dehydrated coconut chips to manufacture coconut oil to meet the local demand for edible oil without any shortage to be triggered otherwise by the ban imposed on palm oil, an official said.
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Fmr. Finance Minister Ronnie de Mel asks for more of socialism
Former Finance Minister Ronnie de Mel who served in the J.R. Jayewardene government and presented 11 successive budgets said Sri Lanka needs more of socialism if its economy was to survive.
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Ramazan fasting starts on April 14
Since there was no evidence of sighting of the new moon in the country this evening, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced that Muslims in Sri Lanka will begin their month-long Ramazan fasting from Wednesday, April 14.
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