Covid-19 patient found in Marawila: Father tests negative for virus
The father of the Covid-19 patient found from the Marawila Hospital has tested negative for the virus, Regional Director of Health Services of Puttalam district Dr. Dinusha Fernando said.
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Over 170 inmates undergo PCR tests
Facebook ban on Gnanasara Thera - Rathana Thera complains to HRC ban
Some members of the ’Ape Jana Bala Pakshaya’, led by former MP the Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera yesterday complained to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) on the Facebook ban imposed on Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera.
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General Election: EC wants health guidelines to be gazetted soon
Chairman of the National Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said that the health guidelines issued for the conducting of the upcoming parliamentary elections not being properly promulgated had become the biggest issue facing the commission at the moment.
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Methamphetamine pills worth Rs. 20mn seized at BIA
A 35-year-old suspect was today arrested by Customs Narcotics Control Officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with 5,716 methamphetamine pills worth Rs. 20 million.
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Army Commander rejects false reports of areas under lock-down
Army Commander Shavendra Silva, the head of the coronavirus prevention operations today rejected the false reports that several areas were subjected to a lock-down.
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PNB Officers guilty of drug related charges deserve death penalty : Ajith Rohana
While condemning the actions of the 18 officers alleged involved in a chain of drug related charges, Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Ajith Rohana today said the guilty parties should be served the capital punishment.
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87 more COVID-19 infected patients reported from Kandakadu
Eighty seven more COVID-19 infected patients were reported from the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre increasing total cases at the Centre to 340, Government Information Department said.
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Photo-journalist complains against ex-PNB OIC Rangajeewa
A photo-journalist attached to the Ceylon Today newspaper filed a police complaint against former Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) OIC IP Neomal Rangajeewa for threatening and obstructing his duties at the premises of the Colombo High Court.
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India in talks with Sri Lanka over its request for debt relief
India today said it was holding talks with Sri Lanka over its request for postponement of repayment of debt. ’’The matter has progressed and technical level discussions are presently underway,’’ spokesperson in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava said.
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Hejaaz Hizbullah’s FR petition fixed for July 22
A Fundamental Rights violation petition filed on behalf of lawyer Hejaaz Hizbullah, who is currently under custody on detention order was today fixed for July 22 by Supreme Court for further submissions.
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Welikada accident: Indictments filed against Champika
The Attorney General has filed indictments in the Colombo High Court against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka for causing grievous Injury to a person by Rash and Negligent Act and other charges, AG’s Coordinating Secretary Nishara Jayaratne said.
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Harassing Russian girl: Five suspects re-remanded
The five suspects, who were taken into police custody for allegedly harassing a Russian girl at Galle Face Green, were further remanded till July 13 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate today.
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Bolivia’s President Anez tests positive for coronavirus
Bolivia’s President Jeanine Anez said on Thursday she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
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Drug stock at PNB court warehouse taken to govt. analyst
The remaining stock of drugs at the Police Narcotic Bureau’s (PNB) court items warehouse has been taken to the Government Analyst’s Department for further investigations.
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Over 500 Lankans arrive from Russia, UAE
Two special SriLankan flights carrying 278 Sri Lankans stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and 266 Sri Lankans stranded in Russia due to COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Sri Lanka this morning.
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Tiran Alles, three others discharged in RADA case
The Colombo High Court today ordered to discharge former MP Tiran Alles and three others from controversial Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) case.
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Three killed in fatal accident in Wellawaya
Three persons including a woman were killed at Warunagama on the Wellawaya-Buttala main road when a lorry collided head-on with a three-wheeler this morning, Police said.
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Term of PCoI on political victimization extended
The term of the Presidential Commission on Political Victimisation has been extended by another four months till November 9, 2020 by the President.
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Kosgoda Tharaka’s accomplice ‘Kalu Malli’ arrested
Rohan Pradeep alias ‘Kalu Malli’, an accomplice of underworld figure ’Kosgoda Tharaka, was arrested in Angoda, Police said.
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196 more COVID-19 patients identified from Kandakadu
At least 196 more COVID-19 infected patients were reported from the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre increasing total cases at the Centre to 252, Government Information Department said.
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