High Posts Committee approves Beddage as ambassador to Maldives
The Government proposal to appoint veteran singer Rohana Beddage as the new Sri Lankan ambassador to the Maldives was approved by the Committee on High Posts today.
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SLFA deploys helicopter to douse fire at Hatton
The Sri Lanka Air Force has deployed a Bell-212 helicopter to assist in dousing a fire that is spreading in Nallathanniya, Hatton.
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Specifics of engagement with SL to be discussed after review: IMF
Sri Lankan authorities have expressed interest in a range of options for future engagement with the IMF but the specifics will be discussed after the next review in mid-April, the IMF said on Thursday.
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Fire breaks out at construction site in Bambalapitiya
A fire has broken out from a construction site of a hotel at Bambalapitiya a short while ago, Fire Brigade said. They said five fire trucks had been dispatched to the location to douse the fire.
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Two Sri Lankans arrived from Italy admitted to IDH
Two Sri Lankans who arrived from coronavirus hit Italy had been admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Angoda with signs of fever and coughing, hospital sources said.
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Four remanded over university CCTV camera removal
The three students and the Buddhist student monk who were arrested for removing CCTV cameras at the Kelaniya University premises were remanded till March 3 by the Mahara Magistrate’s Court today.
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Six including Mohamed Ibrahim further remanded
The six suspects including Shangri-La Hotel suicide bomber’s father Mohamed Ibrahim were further remanded until March 13 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today.
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25 students of Kelaniya Uni. suspended for removing CCTV cameras
The 25 undergraduates who were involved in the removal of newly installed CCTV cameras at the Kelaniya University premises were suspended for two years with effect from today, the Communication and Media Unit of the University said.
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Swiss authorities were aware of illegal adoptions from SL; report
The Swiss authorities had been aware of the existence of irregularities and cases of child trafficking by the end of 1981 but did not halt adoptions from Sri Lanka until 1997, Swissinfo reported yesterday.
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India-Sri Lanka ferry service to take off soon: Union minister
In order to promote tourism, the ministry for shipping has mooted a proposal to start ferry service between Karaikal in the Union Territory of Puducherry and Jaffna in Sri Lanka covering a distance of 56 nautical miles (103.7 kilometres).
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Sajith to contest general elections from Colombo district
Sajith Premadasa, Leader of the newly-formed Samagi Jana Balawegaya and deputy leader of the United National Party (UNP), will contest the upcoming general elections from the Colombo district, sources close to Premadasa told Daily Mirror yesterday.
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Core Group on Sri Lanka expresses concerns
The United Kingdom, Canada and other members of the ‘Core Group on Sri Lanka’ informed the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday that they were ‘deeply disappointed and concerned’ over the Sri Lankan government’s decision to withdraw its co-sponsorship of a 2015 resolution.
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New Govt. failed to meet its election pledges: Ruwan
The former State Minister of Defence MP Ruwan Wijewardene said that the issue which regard to the symbol under which UNP led alliance would contest the general election, whether it would be the elephant or the swan would be resolved soon,
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MP or not, Basil should get a powerful role: Amaraweera
Irrespective of whether Basil Rajapaksa becomes a parliament member or not, he should be given a responsible and powerful position in the new Gotabaya Rajapaksa government to be formed after the general election, Minister and UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said yesterday.
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Transport Ministry forewarns
Death toll may reach 3000 due to road accidents this year: Minister Amaraweera
The Transport Ministry had forewarned that there would be a possibility of more than 3, 000 individuals getting killed due to road accidents within this year, Transport Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.
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White van drivers’ case:
Voices of arrested persons match with TV clips: Govt. Analyst
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Dileepa Peiris today informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that the voices of two individuals who were arrested over making controversial statements on the ’white van’ at a media briefing conducted by former minister Rajitha Senaratne, matched with the unedited video clips provided by television channels.
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Recognize ground realities & appreciate deliverable measures: SL to UNHRC
During the General Debate at the UN Human Rights Council today, Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said Sri Lanka sincerely hoped that the Council would recognize the ground realities and would appreciate the new Government’s approach of focusing on deliverable measures of reconciliation that are in line with the interest of Sri Lanka and its people.
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Handunnetti requests minister not to make emergency power purchases
COPE Chairman and JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti today requested Power and Energy Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage not to resort to any emergency power purchases claiming that it was a huge loss to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).
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More than 150 new political parties seek recognition from EC
The National Elections Commission has received 156 applications from new political parties seeking in the country, its Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.
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