Mahara Prison unrest: Eight inmates dead, 71 injured
A total of eight inmates were reportedly killed and nearly 71 other inmates were hospitalized during unrest taken place at the Mahara Prison yesterday, the Prisons Department said.
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Committee appointed to probe Mahara Prison unrest
Minister of Justice Ali Sabry has appointed a five-member committee to look into the unrest which erupted at the Mahara Prison, advising the committee to submit a full report on the incident with recommendations.
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Total cases in Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster surpass 20,000
The Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster today exceeded 20,000 with 178 more individuals testing positive for Covid-19.
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Sudarshani sworn in as State Minister of Covid-19 Prevention
Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle was sworn in as the State Minister for Primary Health Services, Infectious Diseases and Covid-19 Prevention before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President’s Media Division said.
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Def. Sec. orders IGP to conduct special probe on Mahara incident
Defence Secretary Maj.Gen( Retired) Kamal Gunaratne has directed the IGP to conduct a special investigation into the tense situation erupted at the Mahara Prison, the Ministry of Defence said.
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558 more Covid-19 recoveries reported
A total of 558 more Covid-19 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries in Sri Lanka to 17,560, the Health Ministry said.
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Health authorities should take maximum effort to control emerging sub COVID clusters: GMOA
The Health Authorities and the Epidemiology Unit should take maximum effort to control the emerging of new sub-COVID-19 clusters in the country, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said today.
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State Minister casts doubts over invisible hand in Mahara Prison riot
An independent investigation would be carried out into the Mahara Prision riot to identify the invisible hand in orchestrating mayhem, Prison Reforms & Prisoners’ Rehabilitation State Minister Sudarshini Fernandopulle informed Parliament today.
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Divinaguma case: Basil Rajapaksa acquitted
The Colombo High Court today acquitted former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and three others from the Divinaguma case.
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CEJ files Writ application in Court of Appeal
The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) filed a Writ application in the Court of Appeal against revoking of Circular No. 05/2001 dated 10.08.2001 and Circular No. 01/2006 dated 17.05.2006.
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Finanace Ministry alerted over quality of vinegar produced in SL
The use of poisonous chemical concoction to produce artificial toddy, which is the key ingredient of manufacturing vinegar in Sri Lanka, has been brought to the knowledge of the State Minister of Finance, who admitted a tax leakage of Rs.40 billion per annum as a result, Excise sources said.
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Situation in Colombo is dangerous: Colombo Mayor warns
Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake has warned that the situation in Colombo is serious with the Covid-19 death toll increasing and more people being infected. The recent coronavirus deaths and infections have mostly been from the Colombo District.
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National action plan for UNP revival
A national action plan to revive the United National Party (UNP) which faced a humiliating defeat at the last Presidential and Parliamentary elections would be declared in January next year, party’s Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene has informed the district based party activists.
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Minister Weerasekera and TNA’S Sumanthiran clash over LTTE commemorations
The MP’S presence in Parliament is questionable as he had paid tribute to an LTTE Leader who happened to be a notorious killer.
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UNP accuses Government of scuttling media
Efforts have been made to control media with the latest move by the government to give advertisements to private media only on President’s Secretary’s approval while 20th Amendment is also being used to suppress democracy,unp Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene said over the weekend.
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Another leopard succumbs to snaring
Another leopard that was caught to a snare succumbed to injuries in Yatawatta, Matale on Saturday (Nov.28). This raises the total count to 12 leopard deaths for the year while 11 of them were due to snaring.
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Children climb on to 60-feet high water tank for online education
In the village of Moragahawewa, Nawagattegama, a group of children were seen climbing into a 60 feet high water tank every day for their education in the face of the ongoing corona pandemic.
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COVID-19 spread in Colombo beyond control: PHI Union
The Public Health Inspectors (PHI) Union yesterday warned that the COVID-19 pandemic had reached an ‘uncontrollable’ level within the Colombo Municipal Council city limits as a high number of patients were being detected on a daily basis.
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Covid-19 deaths toll climbs to 116
Seven more Covid-19 patients succumbed to the virus today taking the toll of Covid-19 deaths in Sri Lanka to 116.
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Tense situation at Mahara Prison: One killed, three injured
One inmate died while another three sustained injuries during the tense situation erupted within the Mahara Prison this evening, Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said.
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323 more Covid-19 patients reported today
A total of 323 more individuals contracted Covid-19 bringing the total cases in Sri Lanka to 23,321, the Government Information Department said.
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Number of Covid-19 patients in prisons tops 1,000
The Number of Covid-19 infected persons in prisons today exceeded 1,000 with 183 more inmates testing positive for the virus, the Prisons Department said.
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Schools in Dambulla Education Zone to remain closed
All schools in the Dambulla Education Zone will remain closed with effect from tomorrow until December 07, Dambulla Mayor Jaliya Opatha said.
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Covid-19 recoveries cross 17,000
The total Covid-19 recoveries in the country today exceeded 17,000 with 346 more Covid-19 patients recovering and being discharged from hospitals.
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Britain appoints vaccines minister
The British government appointed a vaccines minister on Saturday as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus, potentially starting within days, Foreign media reported.
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