Black leopard trapped in snare rescued

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Arumugam Thondaman passes away

Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) leader and former Minister Arumugam Thondaman (56) passed away a short while ago, sources confirmed.

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Sri Lanka not downplaying COVID-19 situation, says Health Ministry

The Health Ministry, yesterday strongly rejected reports that it was downplaying the COVID-19 situation in the country, stating that all numbers reported of patients and deaths to date were accurate and all figures had been released for public knowledge.

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2 COVID-19 patients who recently arrived from Kuwait under critical care

Two patients who recently tested positive for COVID-19 after being repatriated from Kuwait are under observation in the Intensive Care Unit of the IDH, Health Ministry sources told Daily Mirror last night.

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Toll of Covid-19 cases rises to 1,319

A total of 41 more Covid-19 patients were identified increasing the total cases in Sri Lanka to 1,319, the Health Ministry said.

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New mechanism to repatriate Sri Lankans: PMD

A new mechanism is to be formulated to repatriate Sri Lankans who are stranded or faced with various difficulties in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the President’s Media Division said. In a statement, it said the nature of the new system will be decided at a meeting scheduled to be held tomorrow.

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COVID-19 cases increase to 1,278

The number of COVID-19 infected cases in Sri Lanka has increased to 1,278 today, the Health Ministry said. Among the latest cases reported today, 69 are arrivals from Kuwait.

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Proposal made to reopen airports for tourists from August

The Presidential Task Force established to combat COVID-19 has proposed to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to reopen airports for foreign tourists from August 1st as the country is gradually returning to normalcy, the President’s Media Division said today.

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Six institutions gazetted under Defence Ministry

In an extraordinary gazette issued on May 21, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has gazetted six institutions under the Defence Ministry.

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SLPP questions presence of Hoole’s daughter at EC office

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today it had serious doubts whether the Elections Commission’s member Professor Ratnajeevan Hoole arrived in the election office along with his daughter, who was subjected to quarantine measures, as part of his modus operandi to get the Parliamentary Elections postponed.

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Four ambulances carrying COVID-19 patients crash at Kandalanda

Four ambulances carrying several COVID-19 patients from the Minneriya Quarantine centre to the Homagama Hospital had crashed at Kandalanda, Homgama this evening.

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Universities to reopen for medical students on June 15

The universities will be reopened on June 15 for the final year Medical Faculty students for their examinations, the University Grants Commission (UGC) said today.

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JVP queries Govt. policy on stranded SL expatriates

Former JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti today questioned the government on its policy on Sri Lankan expatriates stranded in countries such as Kuwait, Maldives, Dubai and Qatar because of the COVID-19 outbreak and asked whether funds have been allocated to our embassies overseas to provide welfare facilities to the stranded Sri Lankans.

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SLC suspends Shehan Madushanka

Sri Lanka Cricket decided to suspend fast-bawler Shehan Madushanka from all forms of cricket, with immediate effect, the SLC said.

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COVID-19 recoveries rise to 712: 332 sailors among them

Seventeen more COVID-19 infected patients were recovered and discharged from hospitals today increasing the total number of recovered patients in Sri Lanka to 712.

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Bandula still hopeful of building cricket stadium in Homagama

Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardana said today that he is still hopeful of building the Homagama International Cricket Stadium.

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Repatriate expats who are lifeblood of economy: Sajith

The government should give priority to Sri Lankan expatriates who wish to return to the country rather than focusing on bringing down COVID-19 patients from Seychelles for treatment, former opposition leader Sajith Premadasa said yesterday.

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Relaxing curfew: Country not 100 per cent normal, warns Dr Jasinghe

It was not mandatory to all staff members to report to work though the Police Curfew had been lifted, Health Services from today (26), Health Services Director General Anil Jasinghe said.

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Fast bowler Shehan Madushanka remanded for possessing heroin

Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Shehan Madushanka and another were remanded till June 2 by the Kuliyapitiya Acting Magistrate on the charges of possessing heroin.

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SLT clarifies situation regarding recent cyber-attack

Sri Lanka Telecom today said that they have detected an attempt of a cyber-attack, which has affected only some of their internal IT systems.

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Disclose true financial position: Ranil tells Govt.

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today urged the government to reveal the true situation of the national economy.

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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...

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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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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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Do we need a new international cricket stadium built in Homagama?