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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Technical committee gives clearance; ban on COVID-19 burial revoked
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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Non payment of electricity bills:
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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