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CID records statement of Ranil on Easter attacks

The CID has recorded a statement from former Prime Minister and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday regarding the Easter Sunday bomb attacks that took place on April 21, 2019.

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  Chinese woman at IDH tested positive for coronavirus
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Coronavirus: Aussie scientists claim breakthrough

A team of scientists in Australia have said that they have successfully developed a lab-grown version of the new coronavirus, the first to be recreated outside of China, in a breakthrough that could help quicken the creation of a vaccine, Otago Daily Times said.

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Students’ protest blocks Olcott Mawatha

Heavy traffic was reported along the Olcott Mawatha in Pettah due to a protest march conducted by a group of university students, police said.

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British Airways suspends China flights over virus

British Airways on Wednesday said it had suspended all its flights to and from China owing to the deadly coronavirus.

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UAE confirms new coronavirus case

The United Arab Emirates announced Wednesday its first case of the new coronavirus, in a family from Wuhan, in what is thought to be the first confirmed case in the Middle East.

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Gihan Pilapitiya case: AG meets Speaker

Attorney General Dappula de Livera met with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday (28) in accordance to the Constitutional Council discussion to discuss High Court judge Gihan Pilapitiya’s case.

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Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 132 in China; Nearly 6,000 infected

The number of people infected by the deadly Coronavirus outbreak has risen to nearly 6,000 in China, reports on Wednesday said. The virus originating from China’s Wuhan has claimed the lives of 132 people in the country, while 5,974 new cases have been confirmed.

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Summon Parliament to discuss measures to prevent spread of Coronavirus: UNP

UNP yesterday called for the summoning of Parliament to discuss about the steps that have to be taken to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

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Chinese workers in SL told to undergo 14-day isolation

Chinese companies, operating in Sri Lanka, are reported to have directed their employees who have recently returned from China after the Chinese New Year festivities to undergo a 14-day period of self isolation before confirming they are not carriers of the coronavirus and are free of any symptoms.

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Catholic Schools to close if Coronavirus becomes acute: Cardinal

Addressing a media conference yesterday, the Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith stated that in the event the spread of the Corona Virus becomes uncontrollable all schools that are administered by the Catholic Church would remain closed.

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Pidurutalawa Forest Reserve

Attempts to hand over landmass to squatters

Forest conservationists are reported to be up in arms against moves by the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife, Lands and Land Development to vest a landmass which lies within the Pidurutalagala forest reserve with the people after dividing it into plots.

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Hotels where Coronovirus victim stayed to be checked

Hotels and other places in the Galle district which were visited by the Chinese woman who was found infected with the Coronavirus will be checked, Southern Province Health Services Director Chandima Sirithunga said.

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With Sajith as party leader

Ranil should remain as adviser: Thalatha

Ranil Wickremesinghe should remain and play a role as a senior adviser even if Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa was appointed as UNP leader, MP Talatha Athukorala said today.

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Tackling Coronavirus

BIA lacks sufficient doctors and medicines: GMOA

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said today there was a shortage of medical officers and other medical supplies and necessary equipment which were essential to combat the Coronavirus successfully at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Health Unit.

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Coronovirus

Desist from spreading fear and panic

The Ven. Ittapane Dhammalankara Thera and Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said today that people should not spread unnecessary fear among the people about the coronavirus and urged the government to take effective steps to prevent the spread of the disease by postponing public functions and closing of schools if the need arises.

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Chinese nationals advised to cancel, postpone visits to SL

The Chinese Embassy in Colombo has informed its nationals from the new Coronavirus affected areas including Hubei Province to cancel or postpone their visits to Sri Lanka, Embassy sources said.

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Hotel worker suspected with coronavirus found in Balapitiya

A 30-year-old Sri Lankan woman, who was suspected to have contracted coronavirus, has been transferred from Balapitiya Hospital to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) this afternoon, Hospital sources said.

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Debate on forensic audit report on Feb 18,19

The debate on the Forensic Audit Report regarding the issuance of Treasury Bonds by the Central Bank will be held on February 18 and 19, Parliament sources said.

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‘Politicians should Appoint Historians as Advisers - Dr. Rupesinghe

While the Department of National Archives is currently undergoing a much-deserved facelift, its doors are open to many researchers, academics and stud...

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Rajapaksas were elected by the people, not appointed Namal

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said the new SLPP government would continue to call for the extradition of Arjuna Mahendran over the Bond Scam and wou...

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I am a political animal - Maithri

Former President Maithripala Sirisena, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about his future political plans, his performance as the former Head ...

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“I fought a good fight” -Rosy Senanayake

In an exclusive interview with Daily Mirror, Colombo Mayoress Rosy Senanayake who made headlines following the presidential poll spoke on various issu...

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India doesn’t want to remain as a factor of SL’s internal political dynamics - Prof. Karori Singh-

Prof. Karori Singh, former director of South Asian Studies Centre, University of Rajastan, was in Sri Lanka. In an interview with , the renowned South...

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A coffin was rolled out of the arrival area of the Bandaranaike International Airport. Inside was the remains of twenty-four-year-old Ganushka Madumal...

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Man gives birth to baby boy at Matara Hospital

A large crowd thronged Matara Hospital recently after hearing the shocking news of a man who had given birth to a baby boy. The man sporting a beard had been from a village bordering Matara....

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Beggar woman with Rs.100,000 detained by Railway Security

Railway Security Guards had arrested a beggar woman with the possession of Rs.200,000 who had been begging in the train....

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Child poisoned by mother's paramour

A young man who had allegedly given poison to his paramour’s ten-year-old son in an attempt to kill him, was produced before the Nawalapitiya magistrate Chandani Meegoda and remanded till December 6...

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