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Diplomats told to submit PCR test before arriving, if not mandatory test at BIA

The members of the diplomatic staff need to submit PCR test reports obtained within 72 hours before arriving in Sri Lanka and if unable to do so, they would be subjected to a mandatory PCR test at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA, Katunayake, the Foreign Relations Ministry said.

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  No decision yet to impose nationwide curfew on Sunday
  COVID-19 threat within society ’basically over’, says Army Chief


Diplomat issue at airport became a learning moment: Admiral Professor Colombage

The incident of a senior US diplomat being given the green light to enter into the country sans a PCR test became a learning moment and resulted in the issuance of revised instructions for diplomats to be followed when arriving in Sri Lanka due to Covid-19, Admiral Professor Jayanath Colombage, the Additional Secretary to the President for Foreign Relations, said today.

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Curfew to be relaxed in the country from tomorrow

From tomorrow, (June 6) onwards, in all districts of the island curfew will be effective from 11.00 pm to 4.00 daily until further notice, Presidential Media Division announced.

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Toll of Covid-19 cases soars to 1,801

The total number of cases of coronavirus was at 1,801 as of today 8.00 pm, the Health Ministry said.

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COVID-19: Number of recovered navy officers soars to 443

The toll of navy personnel who recovered from Covid-19 has risen to 443 as seventeen more naval personnel have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, the Navy said.

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Murder suspect dies in shootout

A murder suspect died during a shootout with the police at Iththakatuwa in Monaragala today, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratna said.

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CPC manufactures lubricant oil for the first time in SL

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has commenced manufacturing of Lubricant Oil for the first time in the history, Petroleum Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

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42-year-old man found dead in Hokandara

A 42-year-old man was found dead at Dimuthu Mawatha at Hokandara this morning, police said.

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UK & SL working together in search for Covid-19 vaccine

The United Kingdom and Sri Lanka are working together in search for a Covid-19 vaccine, the UK High Commission in Sri Lanka said today.

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Jeewan Thondaman signs nominations

Arumugam Thondaman’s son Jeewan Thondaman has signed nomination papers to contest the General Election from Nuwara Eliya District under the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna following the death of his father.

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US diplomat refusing PCR test is so disappointing: Namal

Expressing disappointment over the incident where a senior diplomat of the US Embassy leaving the airport without a PCR test, former MP Namal Rajapaksa said what was needed now was cooperation and respect more than ever.

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Within a week three Lankan deaths in S. Korea

Three Sri Lankan migrant workers in South Korea have lost their lives within a space of a week due to various reasons including suicide, an official source from the Sri Lankan Embassy in South Korea told the Daily Mirror.

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EC to hold mock poll on Sunday

The Elections Commission will take a mock poll on Sunday at a selected location as a move to determine the actual time required for the conduct of real polls in accordance with the guidelines stipulated by health authorities, an official said.

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Gazette notices on code of conduct of political parties, media guidelines issued

The gazette notifications have been issued on code of conduct for contesting political parties/independent groups and candidates of the elections and media guidelines.

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Man remanded for forging President’s signature

A 37-year-old man from Kurunegala, who was arrested for allegedly forging the signature of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on some documents, was today ordered to be remanded till June 8 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.

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China clarifies on news report

Responding to BBC news report ’’Backlash in China after front-line doctor dies’’ and published on Daily Mirror website, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said the Chinese Government and people highly appreciate the tremendous contribution of their medical workers, which is a key to the successful control of COVID-19 pandemic in China.

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UNHR Chief concerned over arrests in SL for expressing discontent over COVID-19 situ

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has expressed concern over alleged incidents of clampdown on freedom of expression including arrests of personnel for expressing discontent over COVID-19 situation in several Asia-Pacific countries including in Sri Lanka.

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Quarantine only after PCR test results at BIA are known: President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today instructed the officials to send returnees from foreign countries for quarantine only after results of PCR tests conducted at the airport itself are known, the President’s Media Division said.

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US diplomat cleared from BIA sans PCR test: AASL

Officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), after consulting the relevant ministries, have allowed a senior diplomat of the US Embassy who arrived from Qatar to leave the airport without a PCR test this morning.

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At no time, we felt sorry for ourselves- Sanga recalls Lahore attack

Legendary batsman Kumar Sangakkara recalled the horrific terrorist attack on Sri Lanka team bus in Pakistan during 2009 tour. It was March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka team took the bus for the Day 3 of the second Test match of the series, and just outside Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, 12 armed men attacked them.

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When ‘Stay Home’ wasn’t an option

When 26 year old Yamini returned to Sri Lanka following a meticulously planned vacation, a global pandemic forced her to retreat to a quarantine facil...

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Migrant Workers in a Mess

Earnings from migrant workers are an integral part of the country’s economy. However, as the pandemic grows these migrant workers facing increasing ...

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When ‘Stay Home’ wasn’t an option

When 26 year old Yamini returned to Sri Lanka following a meticulously planned vacation, a global pandemic forced her to retreat to a quarantine facil...

21 May 2020 - 4     - 5602

Migrant Workers in a Mess

Earnings from migrant workers are an integral part of the country’s economy. However, as the pandemic grows these migrant workers facing increasing ...

12 May 2020 - 8     - 8065


High hopes for farmers despite looming threats to Wilpattu

Farmers in Rajanganaya Yaya 18 in Anuradhapura District are harbouring high expectations. They feel that all their hardships would soon end with a new aloe vera cultivation project which is expected t...

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BOI front office refurbishment comes under the spotlight!

Despite the directives given to all heads of state institutions by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stop unnecessary expenditure in their respective establishments, the move made by the Board of Invest...

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Cartoon of the day

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‘The video is a crime against humanity’

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) frontline member Dr. Kavinda Jayawardana made headlines recently over a controversial video that went viral on social med...

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We will make all our teachers graduates and professionals in future - Dullas

In a situation where the country’s national education is at a standstill for more than two months, as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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COVID-19 an opportunity to reshape, reorient and reposition economy: -Dr. Kenneth De Zilva

Dr. Kenneth De Zilva, an economist and member of the Monetary Policy Consulting Committee of the Central Bank, speaks about post COVID-19 challenges a...

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We are called traitors for carrying forward the Human Rights work of Mahinda Rajapaksa: Brito Fernando

Daily Mirror spoke to Brito Fernando, a well-known long-standing Human Rights activist and trade unionist who recently waged a battle for animal right...

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Has Sri Lanka fared better pre-independence or post-independence?