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Power cuts likely from tomorrow: CEBEU

Being unable to provide 180 MW of electricity to the national grid and the furnace oil has been consumed in many power plants, power cuts would come into effect from tomorrow, the Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) said

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  House in Mannar destroyed by ’gas explosion’
  SL yet to finalize its offer for world’s largest blue sapphire; envisages over US$ 100 mn

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Even lawyers now opine about COVID vaccines: Dr Sudarshini

Various groups including lawyers are now seen expressing viewpoints about COVID vaccines, misleading the general public, State Minister Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle said.

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No farewell parties on last day of A/Levels: Exam. Com. Gen.

Examinations Department Commissioner General L.M.D. Dharmasena requested the Advanced Level (A/L) students not to have farewell parties on the final day of the A/L classes.

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Two girls missing while bathing in Weligama beach, two rescued

Two girls aged 12 and 15 have gone missing while two other girls were rescued when they were drowned while bathing in the Weligama beach today.

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One killed, 10 injured in bus, tipper collision in Polgahawela

A 35-year-old woman was killed and 10 others were injured when a passenger bus met with an accident at Ratmalgoda in Polgahawela on the Kurunegala-Colombo road this morning.

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Digital wallet to be introduced to all citizen: Namal

A digital wallet will be introduced to all citizens after the issuance of the Digital National Identity Card, Minister Namal Rajapaksa said.

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Youth slits man’s throat over love affair dispute

A 19-year old youth was arrested after he has slit the throat of another youth following a dispute over a love affair in Kadawatha.

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Powercuts highly likely from Tuesday: CEB

There will be no power cuts today, but power will be interrupted from Tuesday due to inadequate fuel supply, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Acting General Superintendent Dr. Susantha Perera said.

23 Jan 2022 - 11     - 2056

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Grade 5 scholarship exam:

236 COVID-positive students sat for exams at special examination centres: Comm. General

Special examination centres were arranged for the grade five scholarship examination for 236 COVID positive students reported across the country, Examinations Department Commissioner General L.M.D. Dharmasena said.

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Until proper inquiry is done over trade union activities

Zoological Gardens DG ’off’ from work for 14 days

Shermila Rajapaksa, Director General (DG) of the National Zoological Gardens is to step away from work for 14 days until a proper investigation is carried out into the unbecoming activities by the Dehiwala Zoo trade unionists.

23 Jan 2022 - 12     - 2391

75 more Omicron cases identified from multiple areas

A total of 75 more cases of Omicron COVID variant have been detected from 78 samples in Sri Lanka.

22 Jan 2022 - 5     - 1849

Man gets jail for justifying Sialkot lynching

A man was sentenced to one-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs10,000 on Friday by the Gujranwala anti-terrorism court for justifying the killing of a Sri Lankan citizen on social media and inciting religious sentiments.

22 Jan 2022 - 4     - 1882

Some parts of SL to face cold weather

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, North-Central and Uva provinces & in Galle, Matara districts during the morning, the Meteorological Department said.

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Sri Lankan national who convinced young girls to send lewd images & videos pleads guilty

A Sri Lankan national who convinced young girls to send him lewd images and videos before sending the content to their families and friends has pleaded guilty to all charges.

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Issuing one-day certificates put on hold until further notice: Exam. Dept.

The examinations department has decided to suspend the one-day service for issuing examination certificates from Monday (24), until further notice, the Department’s Commissioner General, L.M.D. Dharmasena said.

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Mother, daughter burnt to death as house caught fire in Dharmapuram

A woman and her teenage daughter were burnt to death when their house caught fire yesterday evening at Viswamadu in Dharmapuram.

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Due date of accepting applications for 2021 (2022) O/L extended

examination has been extended until February 3, the Examinations Department Commissioner General L.M.D. Dharmasena said.

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Priyantha Kumara’s killing

Pakistan assures justice will be delivered soon

Newly appointed Pakistani High Commissioner (Retd.), General Umar Farooq Burki assured that justice would be delivered soon regarding the murder of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara in Sialkot, Pakistan.

22 Jan 2022 - 5     - 796

Govt will not rule out deal with IMF completely- Media Minister

The Government will not reject outright financial assistance from the global financial agency, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forever, but for the moment Sri Lanka expects to restructure her debt servicing under a different methodology, Mass Media Minister Dulles Alahapperuma said.

22 Jan 2022 - 10     - 1601

Import of Molnupiravir Covid drug

Approval granted to six importers

Six importers have already been granted approval to import Molnupiravir, the oral antiviral pill to treat Covid patients, Dr. Saman Ratnayake, Secretary to the State Ministry of Drug Production, Supply and Regulation said yesterday.

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Fresh round of incentives from CBSL to up remittances

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) announced a fresh round of incentives to migrant workers this week, an effort to increase the flow of foreign exchange into the country.

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Defamation on social media ends up in court

A man had filed action against a woman at the Nugegoda District Court on the basis that a defendant woman is defaming the man by way of social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.

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Castlereigh and Maussakele reservoirs

Dry weather causes a drop in water levels

The water levels of Castlereigh and Maussakele reservoirs have dropped due to the dry spell in the western slopes of the central hills.

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Lotus Tower to be used for digitalising all TV channels

All TV channels based in the western province will be digitalised by using Lotus Tower as the centralised point by December 31 2023, Media Minister Dallas Allahaperuma told Parliament today.

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Sri Lanka hammer Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI, seal series

Sri Lanka blew away Zimbabwe, bowling the visitors out for 70 after posting 254 on the board to bounce back and wrap up the ODI series 2-1 today at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.

21 Jan 2022 - 3     - 883

Total COVID-19 cases exceed 600,000

The total COVID-19 cases reported so far in Sri Lanka surpassed 600,000 mark with 840 more individuals testing positive for the virus.

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Want to film or take professional pics at Port City? Make a payment to bank of China

Port City Colombo, which recently opened its public gallery to visitors, yesterday said that it had been forced to introduce payment methods for those willing to shoot professional pictures and videos on the Port City premises due to a rising number of requests from social media users and companies who wished to make an income from filming on the premises.

21 Jan 2022 - 8     - 6168

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Planning to provide an uninterrupted power supply - Gamini Lokuge

Minister of Power Gamini Lokuge said that the necessary fuel requirements have been fulfilled and that they are planning to provide an uninterrupted power supply.

21 Jan 2022 - 10     - 808

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More number of COVID cases being reported daily : Dr. Hemantha Herath

More than 800 cases are being reported daily and we urge the public to adhere to health guidelines and get their booster jabs as soon as possible, said Deputy Director of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath.

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President’s term should be extended by two more years: Diana Gamage

Parliamentarian Daina Gamage today proposed that a motion should be passed with a two-thirds majority in Parliament to extend the term of the President by two more years claiming that the President had lost two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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PM Modi tops list of most popular world leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has topped the global rating amongst world leaders with an approval rating of 71 per cent.

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Shaky deals and misdeeds in the fuel industry

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More power to Farmers

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No support for any movement against India - Mohamed Nasheed

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“We’re facing a challenging situation regarding fuel supply” - Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila

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There is no national security without child protection - Dr. Wickramanayaka

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Mega SWAP facilities could push Sri Lanka to a more severe debt trap: Dr. W. A Wijewardena

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Spotlight on looming food crisis

According to agriculture experts, Sri Lanka is facing a food crisis and the food related shortage will be felt more in March....

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Shaky deals and misdeeds in the fuel industry

The price of fuel was increased to reduce usage, but a new problem has emerged. Drivers claim that fuel available these days burns faster and the maximum speeds of vehicles have decreased and vehicles...

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More power to Farmers

In order to become the first country to practice organic only agriculture, the cabinet of Sri Lanka on April 29, 2021 approved a ban........

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“There wouldn’t be this much of a public uproar if it wasn’t for the statement of the Police,” said Attorney Thishya Weragoda. “Just because...

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The Art of Survival

The art industry in Sri Lanka always had its fair share of challenges and the pandemic hasn’t made it any easier for many of the artists.......

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