Dissolution of Parliament and election date: SC dismisses FR petitions
The Supreme Court Bench comprising Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya as Chairman and Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardene and Vijith Malalgoda today on a unanimous decision refused to grant leave to proceed to the seven fundamental rights petitions challenging the dissolution of Parliament and on the general election date.
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Gaffoor Building in Colombo isolated
COVID-19 Fund balance surpasses Rs.1,230 million
The ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has surpassed Rs. 1,230 million with corporate and individual donations and direct deposits, the President’s Media Division said.
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June 4 declared a holiday for govt. workers
June 4 has been declared as a holiday for all government institutions in view of the countrywide curfew, the Public Administration Ministry announced today.
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Woman dies in wasp attack, seven injured
A 55-year-old woman died and seven others were injured in a wasp attack while they were plucking tea leaves at an estate in Lindula this evening, police said.
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291 Lankans stranded in Singapore return
A total of 291 Sri Lankans stranded in Singapore due to COVID-19 pandemic, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today, the Airport Duty Manager said.
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Printing ballot paper for General Elections commences
The printing of 17 million ballot papers for the General Elections commenced today, Government Printer Gangani Liyanage said.
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Another leopard trapped in snare dies in Neluwa
Hot on the heels of the death of a rare black leopard in Nallathanniya, another leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya), that was trapped in a snare at a private land in Neluwa, Galle was found dead today, Wildlife Conservation Department Director General M.G.C. Sooriyabandara said.
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Public transport back to normal from Monday
Ministry of Passenger Transport Management said today that public transport services would resume from Monday (June 8) after reviewing the public behaviour and in line with health authorities’ instructions on Covid-19.
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Fast bowler Shehan Madushanka further remanded
Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Shehan Madushanka, who was remanded on charges of possessing heroin, was further remanded till June 9 by the Kuliyapitiya Magistrate today.
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George Floyd death: Trump threatens to send in army to end unrest
US President Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to quell growing civil unrest in the US over the death of African American George Floyd in police custody, BBC reported today.
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Decision on issuing arrest warrant on ex-Welikada OIC tomorrow
The decision whether to issue an arrest warrant on former Welikada Police OIC ASP Sudath Asmadala for allegedly fabricating evidence in the 2016 Rajagiriya accident, will be made tomorrow, the Colombo Additional Magistrate said.
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Two soldiers killed in head-on collision
Two soldiers were killed when a motorcycle they were travelling in collided head-on with a bus at Damanayaya in Bakamuna this morning.
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One health officer to each polling station: EC
Elections Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday the commission expected to deploy at least one health officer to each polling station and a team of officials to monitor a cluster of polling stations at the forthcoming parliamentary election.
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Opposition concerned over risks faced by security forces: Ruwan
The opposition is concerned over the continuous risks faced by the security forces when it comes to COVID-19, the humiliation they suffer and growing tendency of using them for political purposes, UNP Deputy General Secretary Ruwan Wijewardene said yesterday.
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Tissue samples sent for histopathology : DWC
Although the postmortem was conducted on the black leopard on Saturday (May 30) the cause of death is yet to be revealed as tissue samples have been sent for histopathology, said Dr. Tharaka Prasad, Director – Wildlife Health at Department of Wildlife Conservation.
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Maj. Gen. Gunawardena assumes office as new Army Chief of Staff
Major General Jagath Gunawardena assumed office as the 55th Chief of Staff of the Army yesterday during a simple ceremony at his office in the Army Headquarters, amid religious observances, greetings and best wishes.
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ICTA denies alleged irregularities alluded to by Dr. Weerawarana
Responding to the resignation of Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana from the board of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), the ICTA yesterday denied the alleged irregularities alluded to by Dr Weerawarana and said it is considering what actions it should take in this regard.
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Carcass of black leopard to be sent to Colombo Museum
The body of black leopard, who died after being rescued in the Laxapana Estate, Nallathanniya while trapped in a snare, is to be sent to the Colombo National Museum, Wildlife Conservation Department Director General M.G.C. Sooriyabandara said.
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Criminal operations by underworld kingpins from prisons must end – Prez
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has emphasized that crimes operated by underworld kingpins and drug mafia from prisons must be put to an end without delay.
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Faulty method washed away millions of rupees- fmr UNP MPs
Former State Minister of Environment Ajith Mannapperuma, along with former MPs S.M. Marikkar and Hirunika Premachandra, said today the true reason for the washing away of the Mount Lavinia beach was the use of a faulty method to fill up the coast.
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