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Will create education system that protects dignity of labour: Prez

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said a new education system that will protect the dignity of labour and aimed at creating a skilled society will be introduced in the new normal environment.

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Sports Ministry looks forward to establishing Rockclimbing in SL

The Ministry of Youth and Sports would look forward to exploring the possibilities of establishing Rockclimbing in Sri Lanka, Minister Namal Rajapaksa said.

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One more Covid-19 fatality reported

An 82-year-old female from Ethul Kotte succumbed to Covid-19 today taking the death toll to 256, the Government Information Department said.

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715 new Covid-19 patients detected today

A total of 715 Covid-19 cases were reported within today increasing the total number of cases in the country to 52,309, the Government Information Department said.

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Moeen Ali tests negative

English all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested negative for COVID-19 and has joined the team’s bio-bubble.

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DGHS approves to resume tution classes from Jan. 25

The Director General of Health Services has granted approval to resume tution classes and issued instructions to be followed.

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US State Dept. reviews foreign terrorist organizations; LTTE continues to be banned organisation

The US State Department has amended its Foreign Terrorist Organisations (FTO) list and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) remains to be a banned organisation in it, the State Department said.

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Navy rescues dinghy with two fishermen stranded at sea

Sri Lanka Navy has rescued a dinghy with two Sri Lankan fishermen who were swept away to the Indian waters yesterday, the Navy said.

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Posts of Embilipitiya & Balangoda Urban Councils Chairmen suspended

Chairmen of the Embilipitiya and Balangoda Urban Councils have been removed by Governor of Sabaragamuwa Province Tikiri Kobbekaduwa with immediate effect.

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Over 12,000 inmates released to reduce overcrowding at prisons

A total number of 12,339 prison inmates have been released from prisons across the country since December 1, 2020 upto today, in order to reduce congestion privailing in prisons.

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Coronavirus vaccine: India to begin world’s biggest drive

India is set to begin the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination programme, which aims to protect more than 1.3 billion people from the disease.

16 Jan 2021 - 7     - 1502

COVID-19: Those serve self, home quarantine to be brought under surveillance: Police

The police have put in place a special surveillance programme on the premises that house quarantinees, since it was reported that some who have been ordered to follow mandatory home quarantine process have left those premises without obtaining permission and thereby violating quarantine protocols, police said.

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Rs.40 mn worth cash & jewellery robbed from financial institute in Gampaha

Two men arrived in a motorcycle wearing full face helmets had robbed Rs.40 million worth cash and jewellery from a financial institution in Gampaha yesterday, police said.

16 Jan 2021 - 1     - 1042

Govt. to explore novel strategies to contain pandemic: DDGHS

Following the discovery of Covid-19 patients from a large geographical area of the country, the authorities concerned are looking at fresh strategies to contain the pandemic, an official said yesterday.

16 Jan 2021 - 9     - 1561

Govt. lacks accountability and clear direction: UNP

The UNP which questioned the Government’s inconsistent policy towards allowing people to enter the country yesterday alleged that the lack of accountability and clear direction has resulted in the new strain of the COVID-19 virus entering Sri Lanka.

16 Jan 2021 - 10     - 472

SL can commence charter flights to Myanmar from mid- 2021:Foreign Ministry

Sri Lanka can commence charter flights from mid-2021, in the post COVID-19 phase to Myanmar, a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

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Easter Sunday attack: SC fixes 12 FR petitions for argument

The twelve Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions against former President Maithripala Sirisena, former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and former IGP Pujith Jayasundara with regard to the failure on their part to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attack had been set for argument on March 8, 9 and 10 by the Supreme Court.

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Discussions underway to form broad alliance of opposition parties - UNP Deputy Leader

Discussions are underway for the formation of a broad alliance of opposition parties to take on the Government whose popularity is on the wane, UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene said today, when he met party activists of the Gamapaha District at Sirikotha.

15 Jan 2021 - 5     - 852

683 more test positive for Covid-19

The total Covid-19 cases in the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters climbed to 47,810 with 683 more fresh positive cases being reported today, the Government Information Department said.

15 Jan 2021 - 2     - 565

Saudi Arabia to open caregiving sector for Sri Lankans

The mega recruiting companies in Saudi Arabia such as‘Tamakeen’who are specialized in caregiving and nursing sectors have agreed to recruit Sri Lankan caregivers to be employed there, Charge d’Affairs of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Riyadh Madhuka Wickramarachchi said.

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Grade five scholarship exam: Cut-off marks released

The Education Ministry today released the cut-off marks for the enrolment of students into Grade six next year, based on the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination 2020.

15 Jan 2021 - 0     - 1330

Four more COVID-19 deaths reported

Four more persons succumbed to COVID-19 increasing the death toll to 255, the Government Information Department said.

15 Jan 2021 - 0     - 834

Four years prison term for Ranjan violates ICCPR: AHRC

The four years imprisonment given to MP Ranjan Ramanayake for contempt of the court violated the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said.

15 Jan 2021 - 12     - 2577

Two brides, four others hospitalized for allergy during bridal dressing at beauty parlour

Six people, including two brides, have been hospitalized due to an allergy during a bridal dressing at a beauty parlour in Mirigama this evening, Police said.

15 Jan 2021 - 6     - 2568

Several GN Divisions in Eheliyagoda released from isolation

The isolation status of five Grama Niladhari (GN) Divisions in Eheliyagoda is to be lifted at 5 am tomorrow morning, the Government Information Department said.

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“Pohottuwa is becoming unpopular” -Welgama

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“I don’t think Sri Lankans can be realistically ruled by force” -Ahimsa Wickrematunge

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“I am the Godfather of Russian tourists” - Udayanga Weeratunga

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We need to convert elephants from economic liability to economic asset - Dr. Sumith Pilapitiya

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He didn’t listen to me” - S. B. Dissanayake comments on Ranjan’s verdict…

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Decisions to be made in Sri Lanka’s hunt for the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Sri Lankan migrant workers still in limbo

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Matale Police charges counsellor in child abuse case

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Destruction of archaeological sites in Trinco

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MER for jumbos obstructed by ‘land work’ Two-legged ‘white elephants’ with crooked mindset threaten Hambantota wild elephants

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“I don’t think Sri Lankans can be realistically ruled by force” -Ahimsa Wickrematunge

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We need to convert elephants from economic liability to economic asset - Dr. Sumith Pilapitiya

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