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COVAX Vaccine: First consignment to be given to 60-plus age group

The COVID-19 vaccines that are to be received on Sunday, March 7, under the COVAX programme of the World Health Organization would be administered to persons above 60 living in high risk areas, the Health Ministry said.

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Customs seize fags worth over Rs.90mn hidden among scaffoldings

The Customs officers today seized a 20-foot container with cigarettes worth over Rs.90 million while attempting to smuggle them into the country, Customs Director- General Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Vijitha Ravipriya said.

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COVID-19 death toll surpasses 490 with four more deaths

Four more persons succumbed to COVID-19 increasing the death toll to 493, the Government Information Department said.

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Week long operation to track down criminals; Minister

A week long country-wide operation would be carried out to apprehend criminals and those involved in drugs trafficking, peddling, underworld activities and extortion, Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekera said today.

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Deaths after vaccination; not due to effects of vaccine

The probe and the postmortem conducted into the two deaths that were reported following COVISHIELD vaccination, have revealed that the cause for deaths was not attributed to the vaccine and it had no links to it, Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said.

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Burying COVID-19 victims begins; two burials took place in Oddamavadi

The remains of two COVID-19 victims were buried in Oddamavadi, Batticaloa this morning commencing the process of burying COVID-19 victims, Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva said.

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20-hour watercut in Colombo suburbs from 9.00 am tomorrow

Due an urgent repair work on a transmission pipeline from Ambatale to Kolonnawa, a 20 hour water cut from tomorrow morning, the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB) said.

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Online system to verify NIC details: DRP Comm. Gen.

The Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) has launched a special online system to verify the details of a National Identity Card (NIC) through a Data Authentication and Verification system, Department if Register of Persons Commissioner General Vianni Gunathilaka said.

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Badulla Hospital cancer ward closed after 34 test COVID-19 positive

The cancer ward of the Badulla General Hospital has been closed after 29 persons including a doctor contracted COVID-19 virus.

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Senior Journalist Bandula Jayasekera passes away

Senior Journalist, Newspaper Editor and Diplomat Bandula Jayasekera has passed away at the age of 60 this morning.

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COVID-19 cases in Colombo surpass 30,000

The total number of COVID-19 infections in the Colombo District surpassed 30,000 with 78 patients have been identified on Thursday.

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Change in current dry weather from tomorrow: Met. Dept.

There would be a change in the prevailing dry weather condition from tomorrow, the Meteorology Department said.

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Chinese loan and currency swap arrangement on the way

China will endorse a US $ 500 million loan and a currency swap arrangement of two billion Yuan (around US $ 600 million) within the next couple of weeks, informed sources said.

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VIP among local guests asked to vacate newly certified Level 1 hotels in SL

A VIP is among long-staying local guests asked to vacate newly certified Level 1 hotels in and around Colombo, Daily Mirror learns.

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Govt.slams Ahimsa for trying to ’’destroy’’ Sri Lanka

Foreign Secretary Admiral Jayanath Colombage firmly rebuked a widely distributed article by Ahimsa Wickrematunge published yesterday in the Washington Post criticising President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the present government for denying justice for the murder of her father, founding editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was killed in 2009.

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Use of plastic garlands banned during Poojas: CEA

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has decided to ban the use of plastic garlands during Poojas at the Kataragama, Bellanwila, Pillewa, Kelaniya, Ratnapura and Navagamuwa Devalas and substitute them with garlands made of oil papers and degradable material, an official said.

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Leading lawyers raise concern on content of commission report

Signed by K. Kanag-isvaran, Ikram Mohamed, Faisz Musthapha, Upali Gooneratne, Geoffrey Alagaratnam, Romesh de Silva, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Saliya Pieris, Nihal Jayamanna, Upul Jayasuriya and U.R.D. Silva, the team of lawyers requested the BASL Secretary to obtain certified copy of the entirety of the proceedings along with the final report submitted from the President’s Secretary

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Hydro resource to generate 800 GW/h in reservoirs: CEB Head

When compared with the past five years, the hydro capacity of the reservoirs is sufficient to generate a total Gigawatt Hours (GWh) of 800, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Chairman Vijitha Herath said.

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Some tourist hotels facing threat of power disconnection: Minister

Despite the government granting electricity concessions to tourist hotels, there are complaints that some regional offices of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) are trying to disconnect electricity supply to some hotels, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.

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Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes New Zealand, Tsunami warning issued

A severe 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the east of New Zealand’s North Island on Friday, prompting a tsunami warning, and authorities advised people in some coastal areas to move immediately to high ground.

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Five more die of COVID-19: Death toll increases to 489

The COVID-19 death toll in Sri Lanka climbed to 489 with five more deaths being confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services, the Government Information Department said.

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Admission to National School intermediate grades ended on Feb. 20: Ministry

The Education Ministry today announced the closure of admission of students to the intermediate grades of National schools for the year 2021.

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Financial racket alleged at St. Joseph’s Balika Nugegoda; Helpless parents breath fire on removed principal

Concerns are raised whether pressure was exerted on Investigation Officers of the Ministry of Education Western Province who were in the process of preparing a report regarding the questionable activi...

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42 trees felled; Ambagamuwa PS Chairman - a law unto himself ! Unjust enrichment via natural resources

Ambagamuwa Pradesha Sabha (PS) Chairman Jayasanka Perera was allegedly accused of haphazardly felling 42 trees prior to widening Diyagala – Nallatanniya road without informing any state institute. W...

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Living the Christian faith

The Christian Reformed Church of Sri Lanka (formally known as the Dutch Reformed Church of Sri Lanka) is Sri Lanka’s oldest Protestant denomination....

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Tackling Gender Based Violence

This article is based on “Law is Light” -- a series of trilingual legal discussions to educate the general public with Attorneys-at-law of Sri Lan...

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Why Child Abuse is on the rise

With increasing reports of grievous incidents of child abuse, the need for an unyielding regulatory body for the protection of children in Sri Lanka i...

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Can pets and wild animals get Covid-19?

Animal Coronaviruses have been known since the late 1930s and human pathogenic Coronaviruses were first discovered in humans in the mid-sixties....

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Vaccine clusters in the making?

With the state’s public vaccination campaign starting this week, fears over new clusters arise, as public fail to adhere to health guidelines...

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DIG Bimshani talks about patriarchal beliefs and perceptions towards women

On September 21, 2020 The National Police Commission granted approval to promote a female Police Officer as Deputy Inspector General of Police. The de...

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Porn and Nudes: Delving into Cyber Exploitation in Sri Lanka

The images and videos are distressing. Non-consensual sharing of intimate images and privacy breaches began to cause problems several years ago. But, ...

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Financial racket alleged at St. Joseph’s Balika Nugegoda; Helpless parents breath fire on removed principal

Concerns are raised whether pressure was exerted on Investigation Officers of the Ministry of Education Western Province who were in the process of preparing a report regarding the questionable activi...

02 Mar 2021 - 7     - 2660

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42 trees felled; Ambagamuwa PS Chairman - a law unto himself ! Unjust enrichment via natural resources

Ambagamuwa Pradesha Sabha (PS) Chairman Jayasanka Perera was allegedly accused of haphazardly felling 42 trees prior to widening Diyagala – Nallatanniya road without informing any state institute. W...

23 Feb 2021 - 13     - 1596

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Why Child Abuse is on the rise

With increasing reports of grievous incidents of child abuse, the need for an unyielding regulatory body for the protection of children in Sri Lanka i...

03 Mar 2021 - 1     - 706

Can pets and wild animals get Covid-19?

Animal Coronaviruses have been known since the late 1930s and human pathogenic Coronaviruses were first discovered in humans in the mid-sixties....

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Vaccine clusters in the making?

With the state’s public vaccination campaign starting this week, fears over new clusters arise, as public fail to adhere to health guidelines...

20 Feb 2021 - 4     - 1834

DIG Bimshani talks about patriarchal beliefs and perceptions towards women

On September 21, 2020 The National Police Commission granted approval to promote a female Police Officer as Deputy Inspector General of Police. The de...

18 Feb 2021 - 18     - 4124

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HARD TALK

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Living the Christian faith

The Christian Reformed Church of Sri Lanka (formally known as the Dutch Reformed Church of Sri Lanka) is Sri Lanka’s oldest Protestant denomination....

04 Mar 2021 - 5     - 1168

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Tackling Gender Based Violence

This article is based on “Law is Light” -- a series of trilingual legal discussions to educate the general public with Attorneys-at-law of Sri Lan...

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Porn and Nudes: Delving into Cyber Exploitation in Sri Lanka

The images and videos are distressing. Non-consensual sharing of intimate images and privacy breaches began to cause problems several years ago. But, ...

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