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US diplomat cleared from BIA sans PCR test: AASL

Officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), after consulting the relevant ministries, have allowed a senior diplomat of the US Embassy who arrived from Qatar to leave the airport without a PCR test this morning.

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Gazette notices on code of conduct of political parties, media guidelines issued

The gazette notifications have been issued on code of conduct for contesting political parties/independent groups and candidates of the elections and media guidelines.

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Man remanded for forging President’s signature

A 37-year-old man from Kurunegala, who was arrested for allegedly forging the signature of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on some documents, was today ordered to be remanded till June 8 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.

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China clarifies on news report

Responding to BBC news report ’’Backlash in China after front-line doctor dies’’ and published on Daily Mirror website, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said the Chinese Government and people highly appreciate the tremendous contribution of their medical workers, which is a key to the successful control of COVID-19 pandemic in China.

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UNHR Chief concerned over arrests in SL for expressing discontent over COVID-19 situ

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has expressed concern over alleged incidents of clampdown on freedom of expression including arrests of personnel for expressing discontent over COVID-19 situation in several Asia-Pacific countries including in Sri Lanka.

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Quarantine only after PCR test results at BIA are known: President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today instructed the officials to send returnees from foreign countries for quarantine only after results of PCR tests conducted at the airport itself are known, the President’s Media Division said.

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At no time, we felt sorry for ourselves- Sanga recalls Lahore attack

Legendary batsman Kumar Sangakkara recalled the horrific terrorist attack on Sri Lanka team bus in Pakistan during 2009 tour. It was March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka team took the bus for the Day 3 of the second Test match of the series, and just outside Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, 12 armed men attacked them.

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A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse tomorrow night

The second penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020 will begin on June 5th night at 11.15 p.m. Sri Lanka Standard Time, when the shadow of the Earth falls on the Moon said Prof. Chandana Jayaratne, the Director of Astronomy and Space Science Unit, Department of Physics, Colombo University.

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Probe over alleged harassment on autistic teen at checkpoint

An investigation had been launched by the SSP Kalutara over a video circulating on social media which shows a 14-year-old autistic boy at Dharga Town in Aluthgama being allegedly harassed by Police officers, the Police said.

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Though high, Navy COVID-19 cases contained to quarantine centres

Even though the number of COVID-19 cases reported within the Navy are relatively high, all the cases are being reported from quarantine centres, the Navy said today.

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Provincial journalist test negative for COVID-19

The provincial journalist who covered the funeral of late Minister Arumugam Thondaman had tested negative for COVID-19, hospital sources said.

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Paying income tax during lock-down period: Cabinet approves not to charge any fine

The Cabinet has decided not to charge any fine on income tax during the lock-down period (till June 20, 2020), Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawardane said.

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Issuing driving licences: Cabinet approves to cancel outsourcing practical test

Cabinet approval was granted to cancel the decision taken by the previous government to outsource the practical tests conducted by the department of Motor Traffic when issuing driving licences, Passenger Transport Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

04 Jun 2020 - 5     - 1935

Autopsy report

George Floyd died from cardiopulmonary arrest

George Floyd’s final autopsy report has revealed the 46-year-old had tested positive for coronavirus, but died from ’cardiopulmonary arrest’ following his altercation with a Minneapolis police officer last Monday.

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Stray dogs in Colombo

Mayoress agrees to increase sterilisations, put up dog shelter

Colombo Mayoress Rosy Senanayake agreed to put up a dog shelter in the existing dog pounds premises in Borella as a long term solution to the stray dogs issue in Colombo. This decision was taken at a meeting held yesterday with a few animal welfare organisation representatives.

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Locusts spread to South

The spreading of locusts reported recently from Kurunegala and Mawathagama area has now spread to several areas in the south.

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Special dengue prevention programme in Colombo from today

A special three-day dengue prevention programme will be launched in the City by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and the Police Environmental Protection Division from today to the (6) to coincide with the islandwide curfew, Mayor Rosy Senanayake said.

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Three Lankan deaths in South Korea within a week

Three Sri Lankan migrant workers in South Korea have lost their lives within a space of a week due to various reasons including suicide, an official source from the Sri Lankan Embassy in South Korea told the Daily Mirror.

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Will leave national politics: Rosy

Colombo Mayoress Rosy Senanayake said that she will not be involved in national politics but will remain as the Mayoress for another term to see that all promises in her manifesto have been fulfilled.

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Mahendran living in Singapore safely & happily under a different name: Maithri

The prime suspect of the Central Bank bond scam case Arjuna Mahendran has changed his name and living in Singapore safely and happily, former President Maithripala Sirisena claimed today.

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When ‘Stay Home’ wasn’t an option

When 26 year old Yamini returned to Sri Lanka following a meticulously planned vacation, a global pandemic forced her to retreat to a quarantine facil...

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Migrant Workers in a Mess

Earnings from migrant workers are an integral part of the country’s economy. However, as the pandemic grows these migrant workers facing increasing ...

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When ‘Stay Home’ wasn’t an option

When 26 year old Yamini returned to Sri Lanka following a meticulously planned vacation, a global pandemic forced her to retreat to a quarantine facil...

21 May 2020 - 4     - 5474

Migrant Workers in a Mess

Earnings from migrant workers are an integral part of the country’s economy. However, as the pandemic grows these migrant workers facing increasing ...

12 May 2020 - 8     - 7971


High hopes for farmers despite looming threats to Wilpattu

Farmers in Rajanganaya Yaya 18 in Anuradhapura District are harbouring high expectations. They feel that all their hardships would soon end with a new aloe vera cultivation project which is expected t...

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BOI front office refurbishment comes under the spotlight!

Despite the directives given to all heads of state institutions by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stop unnecessary expenditure in their respective establishments, the move made by the Board of Invest...

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Cartoon of the day

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‘The video is a crime against humanity’

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) frontline member Dr. Kavinda Jayawardana made headlines recently over a controversial video that went viral on social med...

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We will make all our teachers graduates and professionals in future - Dullas

In a situation where the country’s national education is at a standstill for more than two months, as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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COVID-19 an opportunity to reshape, reorient and reposition economy: -Dr. Kenneth De Zilva

Dr. Kenneth De Zilva, an economist and member of the Monetary Policy Consulting Committee of the Central Bank, speaks about post COVID-19 challenges a...

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We are called traitors for carrying forward the Human Rights work of Mahinda Rajapaksa: Brito Fernando

Daily Mirror spoke to Brito Fernando, a well-known long-standing Human Rights activist and trade unionist who recently waged a battle for animal right...

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