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Parliament, Central Bank set to discuss salary hike

Parliament is in a dilemma whether it can undo the salary hike implemented by the Central Bank for its employees in large proportions amidst fiscal austerity, Daily Mirror learns.

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  First ever semi-transparent solar PV pilot project commissioned

Sri Lanka’s first ever semi-transparent solar PV-powered agrivoltaic pilot project was commissioned at Hanthana in Kandy.


  WNPS vows tough action against Adani wind power project


  Locals outraged as Israeli and Ukrainian tourists operate businesses in South


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Chicken prices increase

The retail price of a kilogram of chicken has been increased by between Rs. 40 to Rs. 60 from today, poultry farmers said.

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Heat felt by human body raised to caution level in four provinces

The temperature felt on the human body is expected to increase up to ‘caution level’ at some places in Northwestern, Western, Southern and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and in Mannar District, according to the Department of Meteorology.

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Russian Naval Ship Varyag docks in Colombo

The Russian Naval Ship Varyag arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit.

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Teacher beats seven students with broomstick at Padukka school

A group of seven students of a leading school in Padukka town had been beaten with a broomstick by a teacher and three of them were injured and admitted to Padukka Divisional Hospital.

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Cabinet approval for mini hydro project turned down

The Cabinet approval granted on a decision taken by the President and the Prime Minister for a mini hydro project fed by the Samanalawewa tank was turned down by Ratnapura District Coordinating Committee that met on Thursday (29).

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Matara Rest House roof damaged as helicopter carrying PM touches down

Strong winds generated during the landing of a helicopter carrying Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Matara Fort Grounds resulted in damage to the roof of the Matara Rest House, leading to the disposal of a significant amount of food and drinks intended for customers yesterday.

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Easter Sunday attacks

Petition filed urging appropriate action against Nilantha Jayawardena

The Centre for Society and Religion yesterday filed a writ petition in the Court of Appeal seeking an order to conduct a credible investigation and take appropriate actions against Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena for his omission and serious dereliction of duty which led to the Easter Sunday bombing in 2019.

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January trade deficit widens to US $ 514mn

Sri Lanka’s merchandise trade deficit in January widened to US $ 514 million, from US $ 445 million in the corresponding month of the previous year, due to a higher increase in imports.

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Appointment of IGP

Best option is to seek an interpretation from Supreme Courts: Minister

The best option to determine whether the course of action followed by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana in appointing Deshabandu Tennakoon as the IGP is to seek an interpretation from the Supreme Court, Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said today.

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Sri Lanka’s trade deficit expands in January

Sri Lanka’s merchandise trade deficit in January widened to US$ 514 million from US$ 445 million in the corresponding month the previous year due to a higher increase in imports.

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Dr. Saman Ratnayake arrested over Immunoglobulin scandal

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested Additional Secretary of the Health Ministry Dr. Saman Ratnayake over the import of substandard human Immunoglobulin injections.

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Expolanka to delist from CSE

Expolanka Holdings PLC announced today its decision to delist from the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE).

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Dates of scholarship exam, GCE O/L, A/L released

The Examination Department has announced the schedule for several key examinations for the year 2024.

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Dickwella replaces Kusal in SL T20 Squad

The Cricket Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has named Niroshan Dickwella as a replacement for Kusal Janith Perera for the Twenty20 International (T20I) Series against Bangladesh, which begins on Monday in Sylhet.

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UNFPA and Japan donate $2.1 Mn worth of medical supplies to Sri Lanka

In a ceremonious event, Pio Smith, UNFPA Asia Pacific Regional Director, and Kotaro Katsuki, acting Ambassador of the Embassy of Japan, presented medical supplies valued at over USD 2.1 million to Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, Minister of Health at the Ministry of Health in Sri Lanka today (01).

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Saharan’s brother-in-law arrested

An individual identified as Saharan’s brother-in-law was arrested by the Kaththankudi police during a raid in the Kalapalachenai area in Batticloa.

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Former commanding officer Ratnapriya Bandu joins SJB

Lieutenant Colonel W. Ratnapriya Bandu, the former joint commanding officer of Jaffna, Mullaitivu, and Kilinochchi, officially joined the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) today.

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If economic rights of SL harmed in Red Sea, will stand up for it: President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe stressed Sri Lanka’s commitment to protecting its economic rights in the Red Sea, emphasizing that the nation would stand firm against any threats.

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Sri Lanka accelerates efforts to combat Cervical Cancer

In a bid to address the pressing issue of cervical cancer, which stands as a formidable health challenge for women in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka has doubled down on efforts to tackle the disease.

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2023 Grade 5 re-evaluation results released; students can apply with revised scores

The re-evaluation results of the 2023 Grade 5 scholarship examination have been released by the Examinations Department and candidates have been given the opportunity to apply based on the revised scores, the Education Ministrty said.

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Etihad increases frequency of flight operations to Colombo from May 1

The national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, will increase the frequency of flight operations to Colombo effective May 1, Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Private) Limited Chairman Eng. Athula Galketiya said.

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Three-wheeler driver shot dead in Ahungalle

A three-wheeler driver was killed in a shooting incident near a hotel in Ahungalla town, police said.

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One-Month-Old falls from moving trishaw, unharmed

A one-month-old infant fell from a moving trishaw onto the Colombo-Hatton highway near Gurumetiya, Kitulgala, but miraculously escaped injury on Thursday night.

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Import duty on dates to be reduced in view of Ramadan

The special commodity tax on dates imported on the occasion of Ramadan will be reduced in the next two days, Finance State Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.

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Parate execution law suspended to help one party: Mayantha

The government has suspended the parate execution law to help a single party which has not been able to settle its debts, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Mayantha Dissanayake alleged.

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No Litro gas price revision for March

Even though the gas prices in the world market fluctuate, Litro Gas Lanka Ltd. has decided not to effect a price revision for this month.

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No fuel price revision for March?

Despite decreasing fuel prices in the world market and the appreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee against the US dollar, fuel prices in Sri Lanka will not be revised for this month.

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Experts say NO to sweet food and beverages for infants

Health experts advise parents to avoid providing their children with sweet food and beverages before they turn two years as it could affect the baby’s development.

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Bangladesh fire: At least 43 dead in Dhaka building blaze

At least 43 people have been killed after a fire broke out in a multi-storey building in Bangladesh, the country’s health minister says.

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SLPP MPs push for early General Election ahead of Presidential race

In the midst of ongoing discussions surrounding potential electoral alliances among political parties, a notable contingent of MPs from both the government and opposition camps have reportedly expressed a strong inclination towards advocating for a General Election to precede the scheduled presidential ballot, Daily Mirror learns.

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Rs.2.5Mn worth medicines seized from unlicenced pharmacy

Gold smuggling MP’s secretary attempts to influence NMRA officials

The National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) officials who went to raid a pharmacy in Puttalam that had been operating sans a licence, had to take a ‘tough stance’ when a secretary of the infamous gold smuggling Parliamentarian Ali Sabri Raheem had tried to influence them from performing their duties, the Daily Mirror learns.

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Sri Lanka expects “smooth” second IMF review

The government on Wednesday expressed confidence in the upcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF) review going “smooth”.

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Famous singer of Tagore songs Shama Rahman in Sri Lanka

A famous singer of Tagore songs, Ms. Shama Rahman from Bangladesh, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this evening, the Airport and Aviation of Sri Lanka (AASL) said.

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Education Ministry to reduce weight of school bags

The attention of the Education Ministry has been drawn to reducing the weight of school bags due to the potential risk of causing spinal misalignment or problems for students, Education Ministry Secretary Wasantha Perera said.

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Executive Presidency will be abolished under NPP government: Tilvin

Steps will be taken to abolish the Executive Presidency under a National People’s Power (NPP) government after introducing a new Constitution, NPP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said.

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Sri Lanka target Bangladesh tour as final tune-up for T20 WC

Sri Lanka’s Twenty20 International (T20I) Captain Wanindu Hasaranga today expressed confidence ahead of their upcoming tour of Bangladesh, kicking off on March 4 in Sylhet, which serves as crucial preparation for the T20 World Cup later this year.

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Progress of Oyamaduwa Pharmaceutical project resembles a sick man

In 2021, former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had a goal to produce 50% of the country’s pharmaceutical needs locally by the year 2024. This goal was set during a time when the state was spending Rs ...

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Duminda’s pardon and what legal luminaries say in retrospect

It has now come to light how former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa acted arbitrary and unreasonably for reasons best known to him when granting pardon to former parliamentarian Duminda Silva in 2021. Al...

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India-Sri Lanka Security Intertwined - Vijitha Herath

The delegation was led by JVP/NPP leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, and had talks with Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Se...

16 Feb 2024 - 1     - 742

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We don’t need a foreign player to answer our problems -Ravi Karunanayake

Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake in an interview with the Daily Mirror said that he is still actively involved in politics and hopes to make his cont...

08 Feb 2024 - 28     - 1529

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“Govt. tax policies are based on deals” -Dr. HariniAmarasuriya

National People’s Power or NPP, the major alliance of JanathaVimukthi Peramuna (JVP), is in a historical juncture of its political journey as its le...

06 Feb 2024 - 14     - 3484

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SriLankan Airlines flying through Turbulence – CEO Richard Nuttall

Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines, Richard Nuttall, in an interview with Daily Mirror, discussed the way forward and the current challenge...

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Have the governing MPs really understood the Online Safety Bill?

An amended Online Safety Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, despite calls from the opposition to delay the debating of the Bill and internati...

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’’Told you to plant something’’

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!...

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Tourism is on the rise again, but what does Colombo offer our overseas visitors?

Sri Lanka appears on course to meet its 1.5 million tourist target for 2023, and have set their sights on increasing that number by 1 million next yea...

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This Week in Our Comments Section: Can a legend save Sri Lanka cricket?

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s dreadful Cricket World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva called on a former cricketing le...

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Have the governing MPs really understood the Online Safety Bill?

An amended Online Safety Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, despite calls from the opposition to delay the debating of the Bill and internati...

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’’Told you to plant something’’

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!...

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Tourism is on the rise again, but what does Colombo offer our overseas visitors?

Sri Lanka appears on course to meet its 1.5 million tourist target for 2023, and have set their sights on increasing that number by 1 million next yea...

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This Week in Our Comments Section: Can a legend save Sri Lanka cricket?

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s dreadful Cricket World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva called on a former cricketing le...

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Sri Lankan graduates lured to work in online dating scams in Laos

The ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka had hampered his marketing job and thus, when he heard he could earn US$1,000 a month at an IT job in Thailan...

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Progress of Oyamaduwa Pharmaceutical project resembles a sick man

In 2021, former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had a goal to produce 50% of the country’s pharmaceutical needs locally by the year 2024. This goal was set during a time when the state was spending Rs ...

29 Feb 2024 - 3     - 518

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Duminda’s pardon and what legal luminaries say in retrospect

It has now come to light how former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa acted arbitrary and unreasonably for reasons best known to him when granting pardon to former parliamentarian Duminda Silva in 2021. Al...

27 Feb 2024 - 5     - 2380

HARD TALK

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India-Sri Lanka Security Intertwined - Vijitha Herath

The delegation was led by JVP/NPP leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, and had talks with Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Se...

16 Feb 2024 - 1     - 742

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We don’t need a foreign player to answer our problems -Ravi Karunanayake

Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake in an interview with the Daily Mirror said that he is still actively involved in politics and hopes to make his cont...

08 Feb 2024 - 28     - 1529

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“Govt. tax policies are based on deals” -Dr. HariniAmarasuriya

National People’s Power or NPP, the major alliance of JanathaVimukthi Peramuna (JVP), is in a historical juncture of its political journey as its le...

06 Feb 2024 - 14     - 3484

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SriLankan Airlines flying through Turbulence – CEO Richard Nuttall

Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines, Richard Nuttall, in an interview with Daily Mirror, discussed the way forward and the current challenge...

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Have the governing MPs really understood the Online Safety Bill?

An amended Online Safety Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, despite calls from the opposition to delay the debating of the Bill and internati...

25 Jan 2024 - 15     - 2137

’’Told you to plant something’’

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!...

19 Jan 2024 - 19     - 731

Tourism is on the rise again, but what does Colombo offer our overseas visitors?

Sri Lanka appears on course to meet its 1.5 million tourist target for 2023, and have set their sights on increasing that number by 1 million next yea...

12 Dec 2023 - 19     - 2681

This Week in Our Comments Section: Can a legend save Sri Lanka cricket?

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s dreadful Cricket World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva called on a former cricketing le...

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe last week clarified suggestions that BCCI Secretary Jay Shah was running Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Here are some comment...

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Sri Lankan graduates lured to work in online dating scams in Laos

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An electric shock for the public

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) explained the electricity tariff revision which took effect from today.

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Public react to petrol price hike

A cross section of society expressed their opinions on the increase of the price of petrol.

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