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Curfew: Mattakkuliya, Modara, Bluemandal, Grandpass, Wellampitiya till Monday

Police quarantine curfew had been imposed in Mattakkuliya, Modara, Bluemandal, Grandpass and Wellampitiya police areas with immediate effect till 5.00 a.m on Monday to contain spread of COVID-19, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said today.

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Rishad permitted to attend Parliament sittings today and tomorrow

The recently arrested Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen has been permitted to attend Parliament sittings today and tomorrow.

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Four police officers at Bambalapitiya Police sent for self-quarantine

Four police officers attached to the Bambalapitiya Police Station have been placed under self-quarantine after they have visited the Peliyagoda Fish Market, the Bambalapitiya Police said.

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Navin to contest for UNP leadership

Former United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Navin Dissanayake says he has decided to contest for the UNP leader post if the current leader steps down.

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Container carrying 15,000 litres of Ethanol seized on arrival

Customs ready to release smuggled ethanol stocks to produce Covid-19 disinfectants: DG

Sri Lanka Customs is willing to provide the seized stocks of Ethanol imported into the country through illegal channels, for the local production of disinfectants to be used during the COVID - 19 pandemic, instead of using them to manufacture liquor, its chief said.

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Sub-clusters emerged from Minuwangoda cluster: Epidemiology Chief

There is always a possibility of sub-clusters emerging from the Minuwangoda main cluster and one has already been created from a private apparel factory in Katunayake, Chief Epidemiologist Dr Sudath Samaraweera said today.

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Sole objective of 20A to safeguard country’s unitary status: PM

The sole objective of the 20th Amendment is to safeguard the unitary status of the country and to ensure the nation’s security, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa told Parliament yesterday.

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Clause on dual citizenship should be amended: Vasu

Whilst reiterating that those holding dual citizenship should not be involved in Sri Lanka’s administration, Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara yesterday called for an amendment to the 20th Amendment to include a clause to prevent such persons from being appointed to Parliament.

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Emerging sub-clusters could lead to community transmission: GMOA

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today warned that there is a high possibility of sub-clusters emerging from the Minuwangoda cluster could lead to a community transmission of COVID-19.

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57 more test positive for COVID-19

Another 57 personnel tested positive for COVID-19 increasing the total number of cases from the Minuwangoda cluster to 2,508, the Government Information Department said.

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Pompeo’s visit will underscore commitment to strong partnership with SL: US

The US Department of State today said Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Colombo to underscore the commitment of the United States to a partnership with a strong, sovereign Sri Lanka.

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UNP will not support 20A: UNP Deputy Leader

The UNP will not support the proposed 20th Amendment in any way and will do it’s part to prevent it from being approved in Parliament, UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene said today.

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6 villages in Agalawatta, Palindanuwara declared as isolated areas

Six Grama Niladari Divisions in the Agalawatta and Palindanuwara Divisional Secretariats in Kalutara District have been declared as isolated areas with immediate effect until further notice, the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 said today.

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SLFP Central Committee to decide on 20A

The SLFP’s Central Committee (CC) met this morning at the Party Office chaired by party chief, former President Maithripala Sirisena to take a final decision on the party’s stand on the controversial 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Reserve a date before visiting: Immigration Department

The Immigration and Emigration Department today informed the people who wish to visit the Battaramulla Head Office of the Department to reserve a date before making a visit.

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Manning Market closed till Monday

The Manning Market, Colombo will be closed from 9.00 a.m tomorrow and till 5.00 a.m on Monday, the All Island Unified Economic Centres and Manning Market Traders Union (AIUECMMTU) today said.

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Senior citizen under self quarantine dies in Kuliyapitiya

A man from Gaiyala in Kuliyapitiya under self-quarantine in his house had died this morning. The 80-year-old deceased and the members of his family had been subject to self-quarantine when the bride in a wedding ceremony he had attended was tested CORONA positive.

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109 more test positive for COVID-19

Another 109 personnel tested positive for COVID-19 increasing the total number of cases from the Minuwangoda cluster to 2,451, the Government Information Department said.

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Sajith also a second contact: Pavithra

Health Minister Pavithra Vanniarachchi, who responded to a question in parliament, said a mechanism is in place together with the Health Ministry and army to trace contacts of COVID-19 patients and added that Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa who visited a Hotel in Yala recently was swiftly informed that he was a second contact.

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Another tests positive at Colombo 7 apartment

Another person has tested positive for COVID-19 from the Cinnamon Garden Residence at Ward Place, Colombo 7, Colombo Regional Epidemiologist Dr. Dinuka Guruge said.

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Several Intercity trains suspended on weekdays: GMR

The Railways Department had decided to temporarily suspend several Intercity Express services departing from the Colombo Fort Railway Station on weekdays, Railways General Manager Dilantha Fernando said.

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Murder most foul: Madush’s lawyer writes to BASL, IGP

The attorney of the slain underworld figure Makandure Madush, in a letter to the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and the Inspector General of Police, said the narrative of the incident which led to the death of Madush was a ’’pure fabrication’’.

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Unchecked fire in Vavuniya forest plains

State forest land in Mamaduwa, Vavuniya has been set ablaze for the third time, environmentalists allege. The State land estimated to be over 100 acre...

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The rising need for data privacy

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Covid-19 & motor vehicle imports

In Sri Lanka, the pandemic caused an unusual interest in vehicles and vehicle imports. What is the big deal about...

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H&M labels dumped in Nature Reserve

A group of volunteers during a clean-up of the Wetahirakanda Nature Reserve has stumbled upon a patch of buried fabric labels bearing the name of a le...

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Investigation into Seasons Sri Lanka Retreat

ILLEGAL AUSTRALIAN DRUG REHAB

To have received her son’s death certificate on the day she brought him to the world — exactly 37 years ago — was the hardest experience for Bri...

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children sentenced to death penalty

CHILDREN TRIED AS ADULTS

The death penalty and sentence of life in prison are sentences which ensure that an offender will never be able to rejoin civil society....

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20A Critics underscore the repercussions of Eroding AG’s independence

The anticipated plan to curtail the scope of the Auditor General’s duties and functions through the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution, is aimed at allowing politicians and their cronies to...

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A response to DM exposé on Tea Promotion Officer

With reference to the Daily Mirror Expose article and Page 1 news item, both headlined, ‘Tea promoting officer in hot water!’ dated July 31, the Assistant Director of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Dha...

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Unchecked fire in Vavuniya forest plains

State forest land in Mamaduwa, Vavuniya has been set ablaze for the third time, environmentalists allege. The State land estimated to be over 100 acre...

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The rising need for data privacy

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Covid-19 & motor vehicle imports

In Sri Lanka, the pandemic caused an unusual interest in vehicles and vehicle imports. What is the big deal about...

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H&M labels dumped in Nature Reserve

A group of volunteers during a clean-up of the Wetahirakanda Nature Reserve has stumbled upon a patch of buried fabric labels bearing the name of a le...

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Investigation into Seasons Sri Lanka Retreat

ILLEGAL AUSTRALIAN DRUG REHAB

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children sentenced to death penalty

CHILDREN TRIED AS ADULTS

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Most proactive strategies executed to fight pandemic- Army Commander

The tri-forces have been continuously engaged in a mission to combat COVID-19. At the onset of the pandemic, a Presidential Task Force for the Prevent...

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‘There’re four key accountability gaps in 20th A’ -Asoka Obeysekere

S.C. Asoka Obeyesekere, Executive Director at Transparency International Sri Lanka, airs out his views on the 20th Amendment in an email interview wit...

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Live wires of Sri Lanka’s economy are now treated like criminals - Chamila Thushari

Although the apparel sector is said to be Sri Lanka’s largest export industry, its live wires – the garment factory workers are seldom recognized....

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President should be independent, impartial, symbol of national unity : Dr. Nihal Jayawickrama

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution has drawn severe criticisms from various elements including some who have been batting for the pro-government l...

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20A Critics underscore the repercussions of Eroding AG’s independence

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A response to DM exposé on Tea Promotion Officer

With reference to the Daily Mirror Expose article and Page 1 news item, both headlined, ‘Tea promoting officer in hot water!’ dated July 31, the Assistant Director of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Dha...

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Pol Sambol sold at Rs.60 per saucer and Rs.20 a table spoon

A story about a young man who was charged 20 Rupees for a table spoon of coconut Sambol which he consumed at a restaurant was reported from Kegalle....

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