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No community spread yet, says Epidemiology Chief

Sri Lanka has not yet reached the community transmission level though COVID-19 cases reported from different parts of the country, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said today.

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Discussions underway to form broad alliance of opposition parties - UNP Deputy Leader

Discussions are underway for the formation of a broad alliance of opposition parties to take on the Government whose popularity is on the wane, UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene said today, when he met party activists of the Gamapaha District at Sirikotha.

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683 more test positive for Covid-19

The total Covid-19 cases in the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters climbed to 47,810 with 683 more fresh positive cases being reported today, the Government Information Department said.

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Saudi Arabia to open caregiving sector for Sri Lankans

The mega recruiting companies in Saudi Arabia such as‘Tamakeen’who are specialized in caregiving and nursing sectors have agreed to recruit Sri Lankan caregivers to be employed there, Charge d’Affairs of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Riyadh Madhuka Wickramarachchi said.

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Grade five scholarship exam: Cut-off marks released

The Education Ministry today released the cut-off marks for the enrolment of students into Grade six next year, based on the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination 2020.

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Four more COVID-19 deaths reported

Four more persons succumbed to COVID-19 increasing the death toll to 255, the Government Information Department said.

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Four years prison term for Ranjan violates ICCPR: AHRC

The four years imprisonment given to MP Ranjan Ramanayake for contempt of the court violated the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said.

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Two brides, four others hospitalized for allergy during bridal dressing at beauty parlour

Six people, including two brides, have been hospitalized due to an allergy during a bridal dressing at a beauty parlour in Mirigama this evening, Police said.

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Several GN Divisions in Eheliyagoda released from isolation

The isolation status of five Grama Niladhari (GN) Divisions in Eheliyagoda is to be lifted at 5 am tomorrow morning, the Government Information Department said.

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512 more Covid-19 recoveries reported

A total of 512 more Covid-19 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals increasing the total number of recoveries in Sri Lanka to 44,259, the Health Ministry said.

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Fmr ETI Finance directors released on bail

Former Directors of ETI Finance Ltd Jeewaka Edirisinghe, Asanka Edirisinghe, Nalaka Edirisinghe and Deepa Edirisinghe were released on bail today.

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Two hotel staffers where England team stays test COVID-19 positive

Two employees of a tourist hotel in Dadalla, Galle, where the English cricketers are staying during the first test match between the two countries at the Galle International Cricket Stadium, have been tested positive with COVID-19.

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President launches ’’Park & Ride ”bus service

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today inaugurated the first phase of the Park & Ride bus service at the Makumbura Multimodal Transport Center in Kottawa.

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55 workers at Meegoda factory contract Covid-19

At least 55 persons who were working in a factory warehouse in Meegoda have tested positive for Covid-19, said Homagama Medical Officer of Health, Jagath Kumara.

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PCR test on MPs:

15 MPs confirmed negative to Covid-19

All the MPs who were subjected to PCR tests on Wednesday (15) have tested negative to Covid-19, Parliament sources said.

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Four including MP’s son arrested over alleged assault

Four persons including the son of former state minister and Samagi Jana Balawegaya Hambantota District Parliamentarian Dilip Wedaarachchi have been arrested for having assaulted a couple following an argument over an accident in Maharagama, police said.

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Special Operation to nab corrupt cops

A special operation is in place within the Police department in order to apprehend indisciplined and corrupt police officers, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

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Bus driver arrested with 18 kgs of ice in Kosgoda

A 27-year-old bus driver was arrested with 18 kgs of ice drugs or methamphetamine during a raid conducted by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) at Hegalla in Kosgoda this morning.

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India to donate Covid-19 vaccines

India will donate a consignment of Covid-19 vaccines being manufactured there by the end of this month as a gesture of goodwill between the two countries, a Minister said.

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Joint Commission talks ahead of Geneva session

EU to raise concerns with Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU) is to raise concerns with Sri Lanka on human rights and other matters at a joint commission meeting later this month.

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Four more die of Covid-19

Four more Covid-19 related deaths were reported today increasing the death toll to 251, the Government Information Department said.

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SAITM building & land advertised for sale

The management of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe has posted an advertisement on a website under the Commercial Property section yesterday (13) to sell its building and the land for a value of Rs. 3.5 billion.

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670 more test positive for Covid-19

The total Covid-19 cases in the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters climbed to 47,127 with 670 more fresh positive cases being reported today, the Government Information Department said.

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Dr. Padeniya under self-quarantine

GMOA Chairman Dr. Anurudda Padeniya, who was not at his residence to be placed under quarantine, will move for self-quarantine, Kelaniya Medical Officer of Health Dr. Chandima Wickramage said.

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NCPA hunts suspect over sexual abuse of a girl child

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has launched an investigation to locate a suspect who had allegedly abducted and sexually abused a 13-year-old girl.

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Illegal clearing of Attidiya Sanctuary with powerful political patronage

Environmental destruction under political patronage is not new in Sri Lanka. Although the bio-diverse wetland in Bellanwila-Attidiya is beyond measure...

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“Pohottuwa is becoming unpopular” -Welgama

As a senior politician in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Kalutara District Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama had been a loyal supporter for decades....

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“I don’t think Sri Lankans can be realistically ruled by force” -Ahimsa Wickrematunge

Twelve years after the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the founding editor of The Sunday Leader, on January 8, 2009, his killers remain at la...

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“I am the Godfather of Russian tourists” - Udayanga Weeratunga

Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga is back in the scene in a controversial way once again. He is blamed for tarnishing the gov...

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We need to convert elephants from economic liability to economic asset - Dr. Sumith Pilapitiya

Sri Lanka recently set a record for the highest annual number of elephant deaths and the second highest number of human deaths........

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He didn’t listen to me” - S. B. Dissanayake comments on Ranjan’s verdict…

“I will not withdraw my comments, I will not apologize,” actor-turned politician Ranjan Ramanayake said as he was handcuffed and escorted away fro...

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Decisions to be made in Sri Lanka’s hunt for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Around the world, governments are gearing up to roll out nationwide immunization campaigns. Others are scrambling to procure more doses of the vaccine...

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Sri Lankan migrant workers still in limbo

Sri Lanka’s migrant workers are a significant part of our economy, with their remittances accounting for the second largest share of the country’s...

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Matale Police charges counsellor in child abuse case

A social worker and counsellor who came across an abused child and promptly handed her over to the police in August 2020.......

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Destruction of archaeological sites in Trinco

Many archaeological sites in the Trincomalee district—some dating back 3000-5000 years—are on the brink of destruction at present. Ironically, this destruction increased after the war concluded in...

05 Jan 2021 - 4     - 1386

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MER for jumbos obstructed by ‘land work’ Two-legged ‘white elephants’ with crooked mindset threaten Hambantota wild elephants

The focus on environmental conservation seems to be decreasing in the face of accelerated development projects in Sri Lanka. Development schemes encroaching on elephant habitats especially are far fro...

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Illegal clearing of Attidiya Sanctuary with powerful political patronage

Environmental destruction under political patronage is not new in Sri Lanka. Although the bio-diverse wetland in Bellanwila-Attidiya is beyond measure...

14 Jan 2021 - 10     - 3627

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online loan mafia in sri lanka

ANYTHING FOR MONEY

Some unregulated online lenders are remotely taking control of phones of those unable to repay loans, misusing personal and confidential data of the b...

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“Pohottuwa is becoming unpopular” -Welgama

As a senior politician in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Kalutara District Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama had been a loyal supporter for decades....

13 Jan 2021 - 1     - 2420

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“I don’t think Sri Lankans can be realistically ruled by force” -Ahimsa Wickrematunge

Twelve years after the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the founding editor of The Sunday Leader, on January 8, 2009, his killers remain at la...

09 Jan 2021 - 17     - 27318

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“I am the Godfather of Russian tourists” - Udayanga Weeratunga

Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga is back in the scene in a controversial way once again. He is blamed for tarnishing the gov...

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We need to convert elephants from economic liability to economic asset - Dr. Sumith Pilapitiya

Sri Lanka recently set a record for the highest annual number of elephant deaths and the second highest number of human deaths........

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He didn’t listen to me” - S. B. Dissanayake comments on Ranjan’s verdict…

“I will not withdraw my comments, I will not apologize,” actor-turned politician Ranjan Ramanayake said as he was handcuffed and escorted away fro...

13 Jan 2021 - 8     - 4123

Decisions to be made in Sri Lanka’s hunt for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Around the world, governments are gearing up to roll out nationwide immunization campaigns. Others are scrambling to procure more doses of the vaccine...

07 Jan 2021 - 8     - 1344

Sri Lankan migrant workers still in limbo

Sri Lanka’s migrant workers are a significant part of our economy, with their remittances accounting for the second largest share of the country’s...

06 Jan 2021 - 14     - 2973

Matale Police charges counsellor in child abuse case

A social worker and counsellor who came across an abused child and promptly handed her over to the police in August 2020.......

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Destruction of archaeological sites in Trinco

Many archaeological sites in the Trincomalee district—some dating back 3000-5000 years—are on the brink of destruction at present. Ironically, this destruction increased after the war concluded in...

05 Jan 2021 - 4     - 1386

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MER for jumbos obstructed by ‘land work’ Two-legged ‘white elephants’ with crooked mindset threaten Hambantota wild elephants

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In the backdrop of a controversy over the arrival of some Covid-19 infected Ukrainian tourists and a new variant of Covid-19 virus detected here also, should the country be opened for tourism?





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