24 Sri Lankan fishermen jailed in Bangladesh
Twenty-four Sri Lankan fishermen have been arrested from the Bay of Bengal on charges of fishing illegally inside Bangladesh’s maritime boundary in Chattogram, Bangladesh police said.
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Southern Expressway up to H’tota opens today, bus fares announced
The Godagama-Barawakumbuka segment of the Southern Expressway (E01) will be opened for public today by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
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Italy towns close down amid virus case clusters, 2 deaths
Italy has introduced ’’extraordinary measures’’ to tackle the spread of the biggest outbreak of the new coronavirus in Europe.
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One arrested with over 200kg of Kerala cannabis
A suspect was arrested with over 200kg of Kerala cannabis which has a street value of nearly Rs 30 million at Thullukudiirippu in Thalaimannar yesterday.
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Malaysia’s Home Minister says LTTE remains a terror group
Malaysia’s Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Saturday (Feb 22) said the defunct organisation Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will remain listed as a terrorist organisation, setting aside a suggestion by Malaysia’s Attorney-General Tommy Thomas for a review.
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SL Navy, Air force –Indian Navy conduct air observer training exercise
A Dornier Aircraft of the Indian Navy conducted an Air Observer Training Exercise, with the participation of officers of the Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force.
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Coronavirus; SL ensures welfare of Sri Lankans in South Korea
The Ministry of Foreign Relations in coordination with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Seoul has been closely monitoring and coordinating efforts to ensure the safety of Sri Lankans residing in South Korea, following the recent rise of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases, particularly, in the city of Daegu, where an estimated 915 Sri Lankans reside, the ministry said.
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Southern Expressway up to H’tota: Opening tomorrow
The Godagama-Barawakumbuka stretch of the Southern Expressway (E-01) will be opened for public use tomorrow by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Godagama interchange at 3.00 p.m, E-01 Deputy Director R.A.D. Kahatapitiya said.
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General elections - SJB likely to contest under Swan symbol
Talks between the hierarchy of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) and the Democratic National Front (DNF) has ended in a positive note with the DNF agreeing to lend the swan symbol provided it is allowed to retain some posts, some senior UNPers said yesterday.
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UNHRC Resolution - Govt. must reveal how it plans to withdraw 30/1: JVP
Even though the government has decided to withdraw from the co-sponsorship of the UNHRC resolution 30/1, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday the resolution was still intact and urged the government to reveal how it plans to withdraw the resolution.
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Wolbachia to be injected to dengue mosquitoes
The pilot project to release Wolbachia to Dematagoda and Nugegoda areas will take place on March 2, National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU) Director Dr. Anura Jayasekera said.
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Kadolkal fire must be investigated: UNP
The fire at the Ambalanamulla garbage dump should be investigated to determine whether it was an act of sabotage as the location was close to the Kadolkale mangroves which was at the centre of a controversy recently, the United National Party (UNP) said yesterday.
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Special Task Force appointed to monitor probe on Easter Sunday attacks
A special Task Force has been appointed on the instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to monitor the progress and to ensure the speedy execution of investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks, informed sources said.
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Lab to test medicinal drugs to be set up: PM
The government is making arrangements to set up a laboratory to test the quality of medicinal drugs, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
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Defence Ministry denies HRW allegations
The Defence Ministry vehemently denied the accusations by the Human Rights Watch (HRW), which claimed that families of enforced disappearance and activists supporting them are under the microscope of the Sri Lankan Security Forces and intelligence agencies, the ministry said.
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Rs.9 mn owed to SLAF by 10 public institutions
It was revealed in parliament that Rs.9 million was owed to the Sri Lanka Air Force from ten public institutions including the presidential secretariat and the prime minister’s office for providing aviation services from 2003 to 2018.
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Tourism ministry & Police to enhance safety and security of tourists
The necessity to strengthen the safety and security of tourists and increase the Tourist Police presence in the country, has been discussed in detail during a meeting held between Tourism Promotions State Minister Arundika Fernando, Sri Lanka Tourism officials and the Acting IGP Chandana Wickramaratne last week.
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Airbus Scam - Namal denies allegations
UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa today denied any involvement in the allegations mentioned during this week’s court proceedings on the 2013 Airbus deal.
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Last-minute evidence in court fight to stop SL family being deported from Australia
The fight to keep a Tamil family in Australia has started in Melbourne with government lawyers filing last-minute evidence.
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