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Further delay in Petrol, Diesel and CrudeOil Shipments: Minister

Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said that Ceylon Petroleum Corparation (CPC) has informed him that the suppliers that had confirmed Petrol, Diesel and CrudeOil Shipments to arrive earlier this week and next week has communicated the inability to fulfill the deliveries on time for banking and logistic reasons.

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Schools will function for three days next week: Ministry

The Education Ministry has planned to conduct academic activities in schools for three days in a week in urban areas where there the schools were closed last week.

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Police advised to video if situation goes out of control at filling stations

Police officers have been instructed by the IGP to video if they are unable to control the situation and if a conflict breaks out between police officers and certain groups in the filling stations.

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Refrain interfering in duties of new media activists - MLF to IGP

The Media Law Forum (MLF) has requested the police Chief to ‘welcome the rights of the social and new media activists and refrain from influencing and interfering with their work’ which amounts to violation of freedom of speech and expression.

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High-Level US delegation to visit Sri Lanka tomorrow

A high-level delegation representing the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State will visit Sri Lanka from June 26- 29, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo announced today.

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Our hands are clean – Pillayan

The Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP) has denied allegations that it was involved in several kidnappings and murders as alleged by a former member who had fled the country.

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Mahinda Samarasinghe meets Joe Biden

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States of America Mahinda Samarasinghe met US President Joe Biden at the White House Oval Office.

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Tuna export scam: Lakshadweep MP, his nephew under CBI scanner

India’s Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal has come under the CBI scanner in connection with alleged irregularities in the export of tuna fish to Sri Lanka.

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Talks today to open schools next week: Edu. Min. Secy.

A discussion will be held at the Education Ministry today on opening schools next week, Education Ministry secretary Nihal Ranasingha said.

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First aerial mapping of SL petroleum resources to be presented at SEAPEX confab

Bell Geospace, the world leaders in gravity gradiometry, is gearing up to present the insights gathered from the first aerial mapping of petroleum resources in Sri Lanka at the prestigious South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX) Asia Pacific Conference in London.

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Tourism sector doing “everything possible” to stay afloat

Key authorities of Sri Lanka Tourism said they are doing “everything possible” and are exploring all avenues to pull the sector towards the positive growth trajectory, an effort that is becoming increasingly challenging as economic conditions worsen in the country.

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SriLankan Airlines airlifts critical medicine

SriLankan Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SriLankan Airlines took on the cause of airlifting internationally donated essential medicines and medical equipment to hospitals in Sri Lanka, free of freight charges.

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Sri Lanka to use another US $ 70 M from Indian credit line to import food

The recent economic, financial and humanitarian assistance of over US$ 3.5 billion was guided by ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR) vision of PM Narendra Modi

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Yellow is our colour -SJB

No one should use yellow for political purposes as it is the party colour of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), an MP representing the party said yesterday.

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Kumara Welgama released from corruption case

The Bribery Commission informed court it has decided to withdraw this case reserving its rights to file a fresh indictment

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Police told not to intercede checking underground storage tanks at filling stations

The Police Headquarters has instructed all police officers not to interfere in opening of underground fuel storage tanks at fuel stations at the request of the public.

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Middle order steers Aussies home in tense chase

Australia’s middle-order overcame a stern examination by Sri Lanka’s spinners on a difficult surface to win the final ODI of their five-match series versus Sri Lanka by four wickets at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Friday.

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Sri Lanka held a special place in Shane Warne’s heart, says his brother

The brother of the late Australian cricketing great Shane Warne said that Sri Lanka held a special place in his brother’s heart, being involved in relief efforts soon after the 2004 tsunami that hit the country.

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Sri Lanka facing fullblown humanitarian emergency

Sri Lanka is facing a fullblown humanitarian emergency, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.

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Dhammika Perera sworn in as Minister

SLPP MP Dhammika Perera was sworn in as the Minister of Investment Promotion today evening, the President’s Media Division said.

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Power cut experience for Australian cricketers

Few players of the visiting Australian Cricket team including Pat Cummins too have experienced the ongoing power cuts in Sri Lanka during a visit to a local restaurant earlier this week, a visiting cricketer revealed.

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Consider European countries as friends of Sri Lanka: EU Ambassadors

Ambassadors of the European Countries have assured the continuous support to Sri Lanka at this challenging time.

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Jehan Appuhamy, Jagath Manuwarna and two others granted bail

Four protesters including actors Jehan Appuhamy and Jagath Manuwarna held in remand custody for allegedly causing damages to Public Property while engaging in a protest on June 9 were today ordered to be released on bail by Colombo Fort Magistrate.

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CID quizzes Johnston over May 9 attack on protesters

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded a four-hour long statement from former minister Johnston Fernando over the attack on peaceful and unarmed protesters at the Galle Face Green and outside Temple Trees.

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SL receives second consignment of humanitarian supplies donated by India

A humanitarian consignment worth Rs. 3 billion consisting of 14,700 MT of rice, 250 MT of milk powder and 38 MT of medicines donated by the people of India was handed over by Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay today.

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SLMA writes to PM on tobacco and alcohol taxes

The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), the oldest national professional organisation of medical professionals in Australasia, has written to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe urging him to go by the guidelines of World Bank (WB) and World Health Organization (WHO) when determining taxation for tobacco and alcohol.

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Court issues summons on Johnston Fernando and two others

The Colombo High Court today issued summons on former Minister Johnston Fernando and two others directing them to appear before Court on July 4 over a corruption case filed against them by Bribery Commission.

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Great if they all did come down and wear yellow: Finch

The Australian captain welcomed the prospect of fans wearing yellow to support Australia today.

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Another 35 Australia-bound illegal migrants held in Panadura

Sri Lanka Navy intercepted a local multiday fishing trawler with 35 men, women and children suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to Australia via sea, were apprehended during a search operation in the western seas of the island yesterday.

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Acute nutritional issues, malnutrition situations among children escalate: GMOA

With the current economic crisis situation in the country, acute nutritional problems and a situation of malnutrition among children have arisen, Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) media committee member Dr. Prasad Kolabage said.

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Underhand deals and mafia generate fuel queues

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Mirihana land reclamation project leaves farmers fuming

At present reclamation activities are underway at an 80-acre paddy land close to Galwala Road in Mirihana and Pita Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya. As a result........

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Future of the country is precarious, hopeless and bleak: Anura Priyadharshana Yapa

The SLPP Parliamentarian, Chairman of the Parliamentary oversight committee - the Committee on Public Finance (C...

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Political stability fundamental to economic revival: AKD

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Food Security: 4.9 mn currently in need of food assistance - UN Official

UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the looming food crisis and the initiatives b...

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Govt. used Sinhala-Buddhist shield to its maximum benefit Ven. Galkande Dhammananda Thera

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Four-day work week: Can Govt. reap what it sows?

This week, Sri Lanka joined a growing list of countries experimenting with the four-day workweek, but for very different reasons....

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Is there a solution? Sustainable Fuel Bill for road transport

There is a great mismatch in spending between Sri Lanka’s total imports and fuel imports. According to available data, we have spent 3,269 million.....

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‘Don’t tax my period’

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Tough lessons

On a rainy night on May 24, 18-year-old Rizam comes home from an exhausting day of work. He had been assigned for the day to help out in getting a sto...

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Four-day work week: Can Govt. reap what it sows?

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Is there a solution? Sustainable Fuel Bill for road transport

There is a great mismatch in spending between Sri Lanka’s total imports and fuel imports. According to available data, we have spent 3,269 million.....

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‘Don’t tax my period’

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Tough lessons

On a rainy night on May 24, 18-year-old Rizam comes home from an exhausting day of work. He had been assigned for the day to help out in getting a sto...

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Documents leaked to Daily Mirror reveal what went wrong in Sri Lankan power sector

When the lights went out on March 31 many Sri Lankans would hardly have been surprised. Rationing of electricity has grown commonplace in recent years...

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Underhand deals and mafia generate fuel queues

These days Sri Lankans can witness fuel queues across the country and they seem to be never-ending. Some fuel stations have not received fuel for weeks while some have a supply of fuel daily. Amidst t...

21 Jun 2022 - 3     - 2775

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Mirihana land reclamation project leaves farmers fuming

At present reclamation activities are underway at an 80-acre paddy land close to Galwala Road in Mirihana and Pita Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya. As a result........

15 Jun 2022 - 1     - 3115

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Future of the country is precarious, hopeless and bleak: Anura Priyadharshana Yapa

The SLPP Parliamentarian, Chairman of the Parliamentary oversight committee - the Committee on Public Finance (C...

21 Jun 2022 - 1     - 1181

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Political stability fundamental to economic revival: AKD

In the midst of an unprecedented economic and political crisis, the NPP’s approach has resonated with many who blame the wrong policies followed by ...

17 Jun 2022 - 4     - 1329

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Food Security: 4.9 mn currently in need of food assistance - UN Official

UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the looming food crisis and the initiatives b...

10 Jun 2022 - 0     - 1300

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Govt. used Sinhala-Buddhist shield to its maximum benefit Ven. Galkande Dhammananda Thera

Ven. Galkande Dhammananda Thera who currently heads the Walpola Rahula Institute for Buddhist Studies has been addressing issues related to social jus...

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Four-day work week: Can Govt. reap what it sows?

This week, Sri Lanka joined a growing list of countries experimenting with the four-day workweek, but for very different reasons....

16 Jun 2022 - 0     - 1647

Is there a solution? Sustainable Fuel Bill for road transport

There is a great mismatch in spending between Sri Lanka’s total imports and fuel imports. According to available data, we have spent 3,269 million.....

15 Jun 2022 - 0     - 1025

‘Don’t tax my period’

In a partial triumph for activists demanding menstrual equity -the easy availability and accessibility of menstrual hygiene products- last week.........

08 Jun 2022 - 0     - 979

Tough lessons

On a rainy night on May 24, 18-year-old Rizam comes home from an exhausting day of work. He had been assigned for the day to help out in getting a sto...

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Documents leaked to Daily Mirror reveal what went wrong in Sri Lankan power sector

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Responding to MP Mahinda Rajapaksa’s claim that “Aragalaya” has blood on its hands, a demonstrator at Galle Face said everyone knows who instigated the violence on May 9th. He said Gota Go Gama

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