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Rare black leopard dies during rescue; Underscores need to ban snare traps

Snare traps that are being laid to save vegetable plots from attacks by wild boar and other animals have become life threatening to leopards, especially in the Central Highlands.

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14 families in and around Horana placed under quarantine

14 families have been placed under quarantine in and around Horana, after an army solider who visited the area a few days ago tested positive for COVID-19, the police said.

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District Bim Saviya offices asked to report issues to main office

The Land Settlement Department yesterday requested their district ‘Bim Saviya’ offices to report all their issues arising surveying lands and when issuing title registrations under the Bim Saviya survey programme, to the head office.

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Allegations of removing stray dogs false: CMC

The allegations being made on social media that all stray dogs including all those in and around the Vihara Maha Devi Park are being rounded up by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and will be put down are false, the CMC said.

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More train, buses from Monday

More trains and buses would be assigned from Monday, June 1 to ease the passenger transportation in the country, officials attached to the Railways Department, Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) and the National Transport Commission (NTC) said.

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Cops on duty during Moratuwa shooting interdicted

A sergeant and two constables who were on duty when gunmen opened fire at a hotel in Soysapura, Moratuwa, have been interdicted over the incident, Police said.

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Cyber attack on two Govt. websites

Cyber-attacks had taken place this morning targeting several Government websites including the Foreign Employment Bureau and the Public Administration Ministry, the Cyber Security Headquarters at the Sri Lanka Air force (SLAF) said.

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Dengue on the rise again

During the past five months of this year there have been 19,825 reported cases of dengue-related complications with 22 deaths, Health Minister Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi said yesterday.

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304 Lankans from India, Australia arrived this morning

A total of 304 Sri Lankans who were stranded in Australia and India due to COVID-19 pandemic, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on two SriLankan Airlines flights this morning, the Airport Duty Manager said.

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We will free the UNP from wheeler dealers: SJB

Claiming it is the real United National Party (UNP), the former UNP MPs who joined the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) said yesterday its Working Committee had decided to free the party from the clutches of those whom SJB alleged were involved in deals with the government.

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Toll of Covid-19 cases climbs to 1,558

The total number of Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka has increased to 1,558, the Epidemiology Unit said.

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STF has a major role in countering extremism: Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the Special Task Force (STF) has a major role to play in countering extremism and organised crimes, including drug mafia.

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5,710 train delays due to strikes last year: Railways Dept.

A total of 5,710 train delays have occurred due to strike actions taken by trade unions last year, a report issued to the Transport Minister by the Railways Department said.

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Curfew imposed in Nuwara Eliya tomorrow

Full day curfew will be in force in the Nuwara Eliya District tomorrow, the President’s Media Division said. It said as per the announcement issued yesterday, an island-wide curfew will be effective on Sunday, May 31st.

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SL-India stress need to expedite implementation of joint projects

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the newly appointed Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay stressed the need to expedite the implementation of already agreed joint projects for the benefit of both countries, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

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Further consideration of FR petitions postponed till Monday

Further consideration of the Fundamental Right petitions filed challenging the General Elections date was postponed by the Supreme Court until 10 am on Monday (June 1).

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COVID-19 recoveries increase to 754

The number of COVID-19 recoveries increased to 754 today as nine patients were discharged from the hospitals after being recovered, the Health Ministry said.

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Free of charge education to children at home via phone

Dialog Axiata PLC has partnered with the Ministry of Education to provide the opportunity for the children to receive education at home from their school teachers free of charge, using the phone either with or without internet facilities.

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Flight carrying 176 Indians takes off from Colombo

First special Air India flight AI 0276 carrying 176 Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka took off from Colombo today for Mumbai, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said.

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SF also gives statement to CCD over COVID-19 remarks

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka arrived at the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) today to give a statement over the remarks he made with regard to COVID-19 situation in the country, allegedly resulting in Coronavirus fear-mongering among the general public.

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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     - 4654

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 - 5     - 7346



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When Thondaman clashed with MR…

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Release of Kaavan from Marghazar Zoo

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Distance learning in Sri Lanka

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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A way out !

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Release of Kaavan from Marghazar Zoo

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