Minister proposes military training for youth
Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara is to table a proposal in parliament to make way for military training for citizens above 18 years of age.
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Not ready for bad politics: Prez
Tactical approach crucial to curb COVID-19 in January: GMOA
It is doubtful as to what would happen by the end of January, if we do not move forward with tactical approach as adopted by other countries to suppress COVID-19 pandemic, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said.
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IP arrested for aiding and abetting drug trafficking
A 43 year-old Police Inspector attached to the Divisional Crime Detective Bureau of Anuradhapura Police has been arrested by the HQI of the Anuradhapura Police this morning in connection with the offence of aiding and abetting drug trafficking.
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Parliament to convene on January 19, 20
The Committee on Parliamentary Business has decided to convene Parliament on Tuesday (19) and Wednesday (20) this week.
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Leasing out Modara Fisheries harbour
Indictments served against Rajitha, two others
The Colombo High Court today served indictments against former Minister Rajitha Senaratne and two others for leasing out the Modara Fisheries harbour to a private Company.
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COVID-19: Ice cream tests positive for coronavirus in China
Ice cream has been found to have been contaminated with COVID-19 in China after three samples tested positive for the virus,foreign media reported.
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COVID-19 vaccine rollout by February end or early March
The government will start the Covid19 vaccine rollout by the last week of February or early March, an official said yesterday.
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54 including 13 teens arrested for partying illegally
Fifty-four persons including 13 young girls have been arrested by the police at a hotel in Medirigiriya town yesterday for organising a party illegally, violating quarantine regulations.
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No deal on Rs.1000 bench mark for plantation workers
Plantation companies and the Government have failed to reach an agreement to pay Rs.1000 as a daily wage to plantation workers.
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RW to continue as UNP leader for six more months
The United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will continue to hold on to the party’s leadership post for at least six more months on the unofficial request of party members and organisers, cancelling the party’s earlier plan of appointing a new leader in January, the Daily Mirror learns.
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Slaughter of buffaloes in Knuckles Range
The ongoing slaughter of buffaloes in the World Heritage Knuckles Range has been reported by the people of the area. They pointed out that offal of slaughtered buffaloes had been left by jungle tracks in the Pitawala Pathana and the Riverston areas.
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Over 50 hotels out of bounds for locals
Over 50 hotels will be out of bounds for locals when Sri Lanka reopens its borders for tourists from 21 January.
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Obtaining and distributing COVID-19 vaccines
Parliamentary select committee should be appointed: Ranil
Whilst highlighting that COVID-19 pandemic will not end this year, the vaccine distribution will be a time-consuming process, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
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Ven . Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera foresees force against Govt. over ECT
Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera who played a pivotal role in the election of this government said yesterday the collective of trade unions formed against the move to alienate the Eastern Container Terminal of Colombo Port could become a formidable force against the government unless it acted wisely.
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749 new Covid-19 cases reported today
A total of 749 Covid-19 patients were detected within today taking the total number of cases in the country to 53,063, the Government Information Department said.
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21 Police officers at Dalada Maligawa test COVID-19 positive
Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa was closed for pilgrims and disinfected when 21 police officers attached to the Sri Dalada Maligawa Police Post were found COVID-19 positive.
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PCR tests in Parliament: 9 test positive to Covid-19 so far
A total of nine individuals including staff members and security personnel attached to Parliament had tested positive to Covid-19 so far, the Government Information Department said.
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425 more Covid-19 recoveries reported
A total of 425 more Covid-19 patients recover and were discharged from hospital increasing the total number of recoveries in Sri Lanka to 45,171, the Health Ministry said.
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Several GN divisions in Minuwangoda, Matale isolated
Two Grama Niladhari Divisions in Minuwangoda Police and three Grama Niladhari Divisions in Matale police area have been declared as isolated areas with immediate effect, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said.
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Biden inauguration: All 50 US states on alert for armed protests
All 50 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) are on alert for possible violent protests this weekend, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
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Prisons Dept. to recruit 200 ex-servicemen as Prison Guards
The Prisons Department to recruit 200 ex-service personnel who have legitimately discharged after completing their 12-year service from the three armed forces, to fill the post of Prison Guards based on urgent service recruitments.
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India gifts Rs.200mn worth radar spares equipment to SLAF
The Indian Air Force gifted 341 Indra Radar Spares worth Rs. 200 million to Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) to augment maintenance support for four INDRA Mk-II Air Surveillance Radars gifted to Sri Lanka Air Force by the Indian Government in 2011.
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288 stranded Sri Lankan expatriates return from Dubai
A total of 288 Sri Lankan expatriate workers, who were stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), arrived in the country this morning at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake.
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Heroin, cash recovered from drug kingpin ’Wanathamulla Kumara’s’ apt.
The STF recovered 1.638kg of heroin and over Rs. 600,000 in cash from a large scale drug peddler’s apartment at Sirisara Uyana Housing Scheme in Wanatamulla, Borella.
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Isolation status lifted in Thunduwa West and East GN Divisions
The isolation status in Thunduwa West and Thunduwa East Grama Niladhari Divisions in Induruwa has been lifted with immediate effect, The National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) said.
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