Two suspected cases of Coronavirus investigated at IDH

Two females including a Chinese woman have been admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Angoda on suspicion of having contracted the coronavirus, hospital sources said.

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  Speaker confirms no phone recordings were submitted by Ranjan
  NO CDs given by Ranjan, says Deputy Speaker

My Wedding 2020

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President instructs Foreign Ministry to get back all SL students in Wuhan, China

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the Foreign Relations Ministry to get back all Sri Lankan students in Wuhan, China as soon as the Chinese authorities lift the travel restrictions to the province.

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Coronavirus; SL in close consultation with Beijing on SL students

The Sri Lankan students in Wuhan, China, have been advised to adhere to health precautionary instructions given by the local health authorities since the Wuhan city is closed down, no one can exit or enter the city, Sri Lanka Ministry of Foreign Relations said.

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Working Committee - UNP factions vie for majority stake

The two factions of the United National Party (UNP) are reportedly in a tussle to get control of the party’s Working Committee, which is the main decision-making body.

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Death certificates for war missing only after probe: Prez

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has informed the UN that necessary investigations would be conducted to find out the fate of those who had disappeared during the island’s civil conflict as most of the families had attested that those disappeared had been recruited or forcibly conscripted by the LTTE.

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Coronavirus; 41 deaths, outbreak spreads to 11 countries

The number of people killed by the coronavirus has risen to 41 from 26 a day earlier, as the outbreak has spread from China to 11 other countries.

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Appointment as foreign envoys

HPC approves names of Eva Wanasundara, Nalin de Silva

The Parliamentary High Post Committee (HPC) is reported to have cleared former Supreme Court Judge Eva Wanasundara as the Sri Lankan ambassador to France and Dr. Nalin de Silva as the envoy to Myanmar.

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Forensic audit on CB bond scam - Govt. must punish the culprits: JVP

Claiming that forensic audit report on the Central Bank bond scam was meant to be used in court for legal procedures, JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti yesterday urged the government to arrest former Central Bank governors Arjun Mahendran, Ajith Nivard Cabraal and political leaders who were involved in the scams as revealed in the audit report.

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No decision to shut down University Colleges: Bandula

Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane said yesterday that no decision had been taken to shut down university colleges and the future of the students would be ensured while being allowed to obtain degrees through the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC).

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I was ousted as I refused to influence judiciary: Wijeyadasa

Government MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday he was removed from the post of justice minister during the UNP government because he refused to get the judiciary to handle various cases in its favour.

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EU poll observers call for better cooperation between EC and Social media platforms

In its final report on Sri Lanka’s November 16 presidential election, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) yesterday proposed to empower the Election Commission and to develop more efficient mechanisms between the EC and Facebook to enhance transparency in campaigning.

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State corp. heads duty-bound to uplift efficiency and profit levels: President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that state corporation heads are duty-bound to uplift efficiency levels and generate profit without burdening the government.

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Pakistan’s Naval Chief to visit Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi NI (M) is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on the invitation of the SL Navy commander, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva from January today (25) until 29, 2020, the Pakistan High Commission said.

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Indictments served on 13 accused in Civilians abduction case

The Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar today served indictments on 13 accused in connection with the abduction, torture, extortion and conspiracy to murder eleven people in 2008 and 2009.

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I don’t know if Ranjan recorded my conversations: Karu

While saying he had spoken to MP Ranjan Ramanayke on a few occasions, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said in Parliament yesterday he had no idea whether Mr Ramanayake had recorded those phone conversations.

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Remains of deceased SL student to be repatriated from Melbourne

The Foreign Ministry has made arrangements in coordination with the Sri Lanka Consulate General and the relevant authorities in Melbourne Australia to repatriate the remains of a Sri Lankan student who died in Melbourne on January 15, the ministry said.

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Six killed in Germany shooting

Six people have been killed and others wounded in a shooting in the south-west German town of Rot am See, the BBC reported.

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Mallawaarachchi appointed Director of Multi-Purpose Development Task Force

Former Major General Nanda Mallawaarachchi was appointed as the Director General of the Multi Purpose Development Task Force (MPDTF), President’s Media Division said today.

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Cartoon of the day

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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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In fighting extremism and de-radicalization Pakistan ready to support Sri Lanka-Qureshi

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi paid an official visit to Sri Lanka between December 1 and 2 with a felicitation message from his Gover...

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There’s plastic in our fish!

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Gloomy Side of Lankan Migrants in Korea


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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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa recently stated all unemployed graduates would be recruited into the government sector to strengthen the national economy. Do you think such recruitments would effectively address the economic burdens of the country ?