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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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  SJB hands over names of national list members to EC
  PM gets Finance, Buddha Sasana & Urban Development Ministries

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SIS informed TID to halt probe on SL ISIS follower

The State Intelligence Service (SIS) in 2018 had asked the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) to halt an inquiry with regard to ISIS follower Mohommad Nilabdeen Mohammed Rimzan who had returned to Sri Lanka after joining the Islamic State (IS) organisation, former Director of TID DIG Nalaka de Silva yesterday informed PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks.

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Chinese no longer need to know English to apply for Lankan tourist visas

Chinese nationals are no longer required to know English to apply for Sri Lankan tourist visas as a result of a newly signed agreement between the Sri Lankan Immigration Department and China travel specialist Travelzen International Travel Service (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

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Several ministers assume duties

Several Cabinet and State Ministers assumed duties yesterday while many others are to assume duties today (14).

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New Labour Minister calls for probe on SLFEB expenses

Assuming duties, newly appointed Minister of Labour Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday called for an investigation into the expenses incurred at the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLFEB) within the period of 2015 to 2019.

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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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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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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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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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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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