Kandakadu cluster: Not a wide-spread scenario- Dr. Jasinghe
While claiming that 428 Covid 19 Positive cases had been reported from Kandakadu and Senapura Rehabilitation Centres, Director General of Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe today said the spreading of the virus in the respective areas was not a wide-spread scenario.
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Army, SIS launch massive tracing operation to identify new COVID associates
Japan grants Rs.340mn to strengthen anti-narcotic activities in SL
The Japanese Government has agreed to provide Rs. 340 million to strengthen the investigation and detection capacities of drugs and related anti-narcotic activities of Sri Lanka Police, the Finance Ministry said.
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Navy Chief Piyal De Silva to retire
Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva is to retire on Wednesday after 36 years of service in the Sri Lanka Navy.
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Kanjipani Imran files FR petition
Mohommad Najim Mohommad Imran alias Kanjipani Imran who is currently serving a six-year rigorous prison term at Boossa Prison today filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court.
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Anura files writ petition against PCoI case
JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake today filed a writ petition in the Court of Appeal seeking an order staying the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing incidents of Political Victimization, from hearing a case launched based on a complaint made by Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi.
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OIC of Ampara Police Transport Division arrested
The OIC of the Ampara Police Transport Division had been arrested in Ampara in connection with an investigation into the Easter Sunday attacks.
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Four arrested over explosion in Jaffna
Four individuals who had exploded pieces of explosives at Ilavalai in Jaffna were arrested last night, the Police said.
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Not granting leave to cast vote a punishable offense, says EC
Not granting of leave to employees to exercise their franchise at the upcoming election was an offense that could be prosecuted in the Magistrate Court and punished, the National Elections Commission said today.
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A Committee reviewing Sri Lanka–Singapore FTA: AG informs SC
The Attorney General today informed the Supreme Court that a committee appointed by new Government is currently reviewing the context of the Sri Lanka–Singapore Free Trade Agreement signed by the previous government.
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Two close associates of ’Angoda Lokka’ arrested in Mulleriyawa
Two close associates of underworld figure ’Angoda Lokka’ have been arrested with heroin during a raid at Udumulla in Mulleriyawa this morning.
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Postal voting begins
Postal voting for the Medical Officers of Health (MOH) was held today while postal voting for all government institutions except for District Secretariat, Election Commission and Defense sector would be held tomorrow and the day after.
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New outbreak of COVID-19 cases
EC closely observes situation
The Election Commission is closely monitoring the situation after the discovery of a fresh bout of COVID-19 patients in the country, an official said yesterday.
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CID investigates STF
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has launched a special investigation into allegations that several Special Task Force (STF) officers were closely associating with narcotics officers arrested in connection with the sale of heroin to drug traffickers, informed sources said.
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Increase island-wide PCR tests to 5,000 per day: GMOA
In the wake of new Covid-19 cases being reported from the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) reiterated the health authorities to increase the number of PCR tests in the country.
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Danger of Covid-19 spreading from positive case in Welikada: Epidemiology Unit
With the finding of 57 persons positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, Dr Sudath Samaraweera of the Epidemiology Unit said that this latest discovery was made while investigating the historical records of the affected person found in Welikada.
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All schools to be closed from July 13 to 17
All schools in the country would be closed from Monday (13) to Friday (17) considering the prevailing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the Education Ministry said.
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Education Ministry mulls over closure of schools
All education institutions including schools will have to be closed if the prevailing Covid-19 situation worsens, the Education Ministry announced today.
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Ranil calls for postponement of elections
Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today called for the postponement of the general election stating that the country is facing a dangerous situation in the wake of COVID-19 raising its head once again.
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Over 600 Sri Lankans repatriated from UK, Australia and Maldives
A total of 648 Sri Lankans stranded in the UK, Australia and the Maldives had landed at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) by three separate SriLankan Airline flights yesterday and this morning, sources said.
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Four more Covid-19 patients reported from Rajanganaya
The total number of Covid-19 infected cases increased to 2,515 after four more patients were reported from Rajanganaya, Anuradhapura today, the Ministry of Health said.
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