Programme to develop 100,000 kms of roads to commence today
The National programme to develop 100,000 kilometres of roads would commence under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Deltota today.
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Coronavirus: Female Chinese patient at IDH to be discharged today
The female Chinese Coronavirus patient, who has been receiving treatments at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH), Angoda is to be discharged today, confirmed sources said.
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Veggie prices on the decline
In the wake of the increasing supply of vegetables, there is a decline in the retail and wholesale prices of both up-country and low-country vegetables at the Pettah and Dambulla markets, the Central Bank reported.
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Notorious gang in South, nabbed
Weligama police said that three males and a female, belonging to an infamous gang in the south, were taken into custody on suspicion for questioning while they were stealing jewellery and money in the possession of women who they abducted in motor vehicles.
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High-rise buildings: Big shake-up in UDA regulations in 3 months
In the wake of the Daily Mirror Eye’s investigative piece, ‘High-rise Corruption’ on buildings and planning violations of apartment projects in Colombo and the suburbs, the Urban Development Authority (UDA) working on introducing reforms to the existing building and planning regulations for high-rise apartment projects countrywide.
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Establish a laboratory to check quality of drugs: GMOA
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday suggested establishing a laboratory which has the capability to check the quality of the drugs imported into the country.
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Recordings contain mostly filth
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday informed Parliament that he would have to reconsider handing over recordings of MP Ranjan Ramanayake to parliament MPs as the recordings contained mostly filth.
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Will look into any laps by CID officials in Udayanga’s case: Chamal
Defence State Minister Chamal Rajapakse said yesterday he would look into whether there had been any overlook on the part of the CID officials who were investigating the complaints involving Udayanga Weeratunge.
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US violated Army Commander’s rights by refusing entry visa: Dayasiri
SLFP General Secretary and State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara today claimed that it was the US which had violated the fundamental rights of Army Commander Lt. General Shavendra Silva and his family by refusing them visas to enter the US without any substantial evidence of war crimes or any other offence.
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Cannot be satisfied with the ongoing Easter Sunday Attack investigations: Cardinal
Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith today said that Catholics cannot be satisfied with the ongoing investigation carried out by the government over the Easter Sunday bomb attack.
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Not an offence to earn a living by prostitution: Fort Magistrate
Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake acquitted a woman arrested in a brothel on charges of prostitution said it was not considered an offence in Sri Lanka for a woman to earn a living through prostitution but however it was an offence to operate a brothel.
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Ranjan Ramanayake - To or not to release audio CD
An uproar that erupted in Parliament today regarding an earlier decision by the Speaker to release an audio CD containing nine phone conversations of MP Ranjan Ramanayake made the Speaker to reconsider his decision.
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Luxury vehicles: MPs concerned over misinformation
Some government and opposition MPs raised concerns that some media institutions had published their names as having purchased vehicles under the good governance government even though they had not purchased or used any such vehicle as reported.
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SLFP will accept Chandrika if returns: Dayasiri
Former president Chandrika Kumaratunga is welcome to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) or to the proposed SLFP-SLPP alliance at any time though she has been removed from the post of SLFP organizer of the Attanagalla electorate, SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said today.
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SL maid in Singapore named foreign domestic worker of 2020
Panambarage Jacinta, a Sri Lankan woman in Singapore, was named as the Foreign Domestic Worker of 2020 which is an annual accolade for maids who have made extraordinary contributions to the family they serve.
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Two SL crew members safe on board Diamond Princess
The two Sri Lankan crew members on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan are in good health and regularly in contact with their relatives in Sri Lanka, the Foreign Relations Ministry said today.
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Police and intelligence units to raid illegal weapons
Those who possess illegal weapons would be charged Rs. 10,000 fine and or five-year rigorous imprisonment if it is the first offence, the Defence Ministry said.
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