57 from Kandakadu test positive for COVID-19
Fifty six persons out of 450 inmates and staff members at the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre – East in Kandakadu, have tested positive for COVID-19, Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe said today.
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Over 170 inmates undergo PCR tests
Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre
Eight counsellors on leave recalled
Steps have already been taken to bring back eight counsellors attached to the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre – East in Kandakadu who were on leave, after a fellow counsellor tested positive for Covid-19 at the Marawila Hospital today.
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Sri Lanka to host Asia Cup in 2021
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Thursday officially announced the postponement of the much-talked-about Asia Cup 2020 while the rescheduled Asia Cup expected to be held in Sri Lanka in June 2021.
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COVID-19 Fund balance surpasses Rs.1,456mn
The balance of ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund has surpassed Rs.1,456 million following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.
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Election stickers can only be displayed on candidate vehicles: EC
Display of slogans, signs, stickers with photographs, flags promoting a candidate on vehicles is prohibited except on vehicles in which the contestant candidate travels, the National Election Commission said.
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SL to purchase 4 helicopters for training
The Cabinet has given the green light to the Sri Lanka Air Force to purchase four helicopters to train helicopter pilots for peace keeping duties overseas, Cabinet Spokesman Ramesh Pathirana said today.
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Govt. to sign agreement with Afghanistan to exchange convicted persons
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to sign an agreement between Sri Lanka and the lslamic Republic of Afghanistan to facilitate the exchange of convicted persons except for those convicted of terrorism and drug trafficking.
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Cabinet nod to destroy confiscated Beedi Leaves
Taking into consideration the adverse impact on the health of those who consume the Beedi leaves, the Cabinet of Ministers today decided to destroy stocks of Beedi Leaves that are confiscated in future.
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SL urges United Nation to be impartial
Sri Lanka has emphasized the United Nations as the largest global body committed to ensure the rights of every human being, to remain impartial while fully respecting the principle of sovereign equality in its all interactions with member states.
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COVID-19 kills 12 more Lankan workers in Mid East, toll rises to 35
Twelve more Sri Lankan migrant workers in Middle Eastern countries have died due to COVID-19 during last three weeks, increasing the death toll to 35, Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLFEB) told Daily Mirror today.
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Rishad arrives at CID
Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) this morning to give a statement over investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks.
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25% reduction on electricity bills for March, April, May
The Cabinet has agreed to provide a 25 per cent reduction on electricity bills for March, April and May for consumers who had used less than 90 units per month, Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawardane said today.
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298 Lankan expatriates returned from UAE
A total of 298 Sri Lankans, who were stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), due to the Corona-19 pandemic have arrived in the country this morning at the Mattala International Airport.
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Covid-19 positive inmate at Welikada Prison
Health Ministry rules out possibility of cluster
The Health Ministry yesterday ruled out a possibility of the Welikada Prison transforming into a Covid-19 cluster or a second wave triggering off in the country after an inmate tested positive at the Welikada Prison.
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Saloon door already removed and sold
Referring to the remark made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday that the SLPP needs a two thirds majority to replace the saloon door with a metal door in order to establish a stronger government, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said, the saloon door had already been removed and sold out.
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Fmr. Govt’s reluctance to use PTA halted arrests of Islamic extremists
Testifying before the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks, Former Director of Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) Nalaka de Silva yesterday said the previous government showed reluctance to use Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to prosecute alleged terrorists.
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PM tells Indian counterpart: ’Unable to lease out Mattala Airport’
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said he ruled out the possibility of leasing out the Mattala International Airport to India when he visited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier.
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60% of registered vehicles not in running condition: DMT
Sixty per cent of the total vehicles registered at the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) is not in good running condition, DMT Assistant Commissioner J.A.S. Jayaweera said.
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315 inmates test negative for COVID-19
At least 315 inmates at the Welikada prison, who were subjected to PCR tests, have tested negative for COVID-19, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said.
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Cabinet decides relief for power consumption in April, May: Amaraweera
The cabinet has decided to give a big relief to electricity consumers to settle their March and April electricity bills as consumers have used power excessively in the two months and thereby received a higher bill than usual, Power, Energy and Transport Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today.
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