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Dr. Jasinghe appointed Environment Secretary, Colombage Foreign Secretary

Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Environment by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today.

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  SJB hands over names of national list members to EC
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GR, MR harmony broke JR’s assurance on Constitution: GL

Late President J.R. Jayewardene’s assuredness that his Constitution was everlasting and could not be changed, had been proven false by the ‘Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mahinda Rajapaksa’ harmony, Education Minister Professor G.L. Pieris said.

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Cabinet structure outlines govt. intentions: SJB

The government has made its intentions clear through the synopsis of its cabinet, the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) said yesterday.

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No passenger boarded or disembarked flight in Colombo: Chinese Embassy

The SriLankan Airlines flight in which with 23 passengers tested positive for COVID- 19 only landed in Colombo for technical purposes en route to Shanghai from Dubai on August 7, and no passenger boarded the aircraft or disembarked it here, a Chinese embassy spokesman said.

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MPs should submit asset declarations before Aug. 20

The National Elections Commission informed all newly elected MPs to submit their assets and liabilities declarations before the first sitting of the new Parliament, August 20.

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No changing of state institution heads sans President’s approval

Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has sent a letter to all ministries informing that the heads of state institutions or members of board of directors should not be changed without consulting the President.

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Broad restructuring process needed under new leader: Ruwan

UNP Deputy General Secretary Ruwan Wijewardene today called for a broad reorganisation of the party on the basis of the common agreement reached to do it under a new leader.

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Will discuss with institutions to identify skills needed for jobs: Minister

The Education Ministry is hoping to discuss with private institutions to identify the skills and abilities needed for job opportunities available in both the government and private sectors, Education Minister Professor G.L. Pieris said.

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Only I can approve OPPP National list slot: Rathana Thera

While claiming that the issues revolving around the National List slot of the Our Power of Peoples Party (OPPP) could be resolved only through a judicial process, former MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said today the name for the OPPP national list nominee should be named only with his approval according to the MoU signed with the OPPP.

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No restrictions or suppression of media: Keheliya

One of the main priorities of the government would be to consolidate the confidence placed by the people in the media and hence the newly formed SLPP government under no circumstances would put restrictions on the media or suppress it, Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.

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7 Lankans found with tonnes of shark, remanded in Seychelles

Seven crew members of a Sri Lankan-flagged fishing vessel have been remanded for 14 days by the Seychelles’ Supreme Court on suspicion of illegal fishing.

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Young couple nabbed with 8,000 packets of heroin in Piliyandala

A couple had been arrested at Pelenwatta in Piliyandala by the Colombo Crimes Division Officers with about 8,000 packets of heroin, the Police said.

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China to suspend Etihad Airways, SriLankan Airlines Shanghai route from Aug 17

China’s aviation regulator said on Wednesday that it would suspend Etihad Airways from flying its Abu Dhabi-Shanghai route and China Eastern Airlines from operating its Manila-Shanghai route each for a week from August 17 due to COVID-19 cases.

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Four organized gang members arrested in Nawagamuwa

Four individuals of an organized gang were arrested with drugs, sharp objects and bombs while in hiding at an abandoned house at Waduramulla in Nawagamuwa, Police said.

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Angoda Lokka case: Three suspects ordered to detain for questioning

The Coimbatore Chief Judicial Magistrate has granted three days of police custody to the three suspects in the Sri Lankan kingpin Angoda Lokka’s alleged death case, the New Indian Express reported.

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299 Sri Lankans return from UAE, Qatar

A total of 299 Sri Lankans, who were stranded in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar due to the COVID-19 pandemic arrived at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) and Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning.

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Legal obstacles prevent Pillayan from taking oaths

Legal obstacles prevented Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP) Leader Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan from taking oaths as a minister in Kandy yesterday.

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Govt. mulls creating higher portfolio for Maithri?

The government is mulling the creation of a new post for former President Maithripala Sirisena when new constitutional changes are enacted later, the Daily Mirror learns.

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President can hold defence portfolio: Legal source

A constitutional expert said yesterday that there was no barrier for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to hold the Defence portfolio.

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PCoI probing Easter Sunday Attack

Lull in information sharing by CID, TID hampered probe: Witness

There were issues related to sharing of information between the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) during the time of the previous administration and that led to several interruptions to the investigations on extremist activities, IP attached to TID Gayan Ratnayaka today informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks.

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A response to DM exposé on Tea Promotion Officer

With reference to the Daily Mirror Expose article and Page 1 news item, both headlined, ‘Tea promoting officer in hot water!’ dated July 31, the Assistant Director of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Dha...

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Tea promoting officer in hot water!

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Crises multiply for Sri Lankans in Lebanon

Sri Lankan migrant workers employed in Middle Eastern countries are one of the most vulnerable groups. The recent explosion which caused a 10-kilometr...

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How political campaigns use your personal information

Your vote is your business. Or is it? It is your right to keep your personal information to yourself and cast your vote independently. However, when e...

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Crises multiply for Sri Lankans in Lebanon

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My time is up – Mahinda Deshapriya

With just hours to go before the 2020 Parliamentary Election, Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya spoke to the Daily Mirror online on the ...

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No housing for 36,000 landless people in North -Senthivel

S. K. Senthivel is a left-wing political activist and independent candidate for the Jaffna District at the upcoming polls....

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Communal harmony will commence from Vanni District -Rathnapriya Bandu

Colonel Rathnapriya Bandu who served as the Commander of the Civil Defence Force in Vishwamadu made headlines when he was transferred to the Sinha Reg...

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Out-of-the-box thinking is the need of the moment - Ajith Nivard Cabraal

The Daily Mirror discussed the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on the national economy and how Sri Lanka could emerge from this unprecedented challeng...

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A response to DM exposé on Tea Promotion Officer

With reference to the Daily Mirror Expose article and Page 1 news item, both headlined, ‘Tea promoting officer in hot water!’ dated July 31, the Assistant Director of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Dha...

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Tea promoting officer in hot water!

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