Easter Sunday Attack: Unable to bring perpetrators before law with incomplete probe: AG
Attorney General Dappula de Livera today told the public that he is not in a position to present charges or indictments against the conspirators and abettors of the 2019 Easter Sunday Attacks during his tenure of office, as the CID investigations into that are incomplete, AG’s Coordinating Officer said.
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AG says probes against 5 suspects over Easter attacks incomplete
Attorney General Dappula De Livera has informed the IGP that investigations against five suspects in connection with the Easter Sunday Bomb Attacks are incomplete.
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Over 73,000 vaccinated on Friday; 59 vaccination centres open today
A total of 73,267 Sri Lankans received COVID-19 vaccine yesterday alone, the Epidemiology Unit said.
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Miss Universe alludes to Mrs. Sri Lanka crown-snatching incident
Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi joked that the next Miss Universe will literally have to snatch her crown after reigning longer than other titlists in the pageant’s history due to the pandemic.
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11,542 people affected with three deaths: DMC
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said that around 11,542 people from 2,750 families were affected due to adverse weather conditions experienced in the Sabaragamuwa, Western, Northwestern and from Southern provinces.
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Sri Lankan’s death in detention in spotlight as Japan debates immigration bill
The death of a Sri Lankan woman detained at a central Japan immigration facility has been in the spotlight as parliament debates a controversial bill to revise the immigration law that is feared will worsen conditions for asylum seekers in Japan.
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China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars
China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars, state media announced early on Saturday. The six-wheeled Zhurong robot was targeting Utopia Planitia, a vast terrain in the planet’s northern hemisphere.
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Lawyers for Democracy says killings of two suspects ‘plain murder’
Lawyers for Democracy (LFD) yesterday condemned the killing of two suspects who were in police custody in two consecutive days and claimed it was plain murders.
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Former PM urges Govt. to prioritise saving lives of people
Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday urged the government to give priority to save lives from COVID-19 and from the new disease Black Fungus which is also spreading in India currently.
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COVID-19 death toll crosses 900
The COVID-19 death toll in the country surpassed the 900 mark with 31 more fatalities being reported today, the Government Information Department said.
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Another pregnant mother dies of COVID-19
A 28-year-old pregnant mother had succumbed to COVID-19 infection after a Cesarean delivery at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital.
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Three fall to death from third floor roof in Galle
Three individuals including a 6-year-old child had died after a roofing sheet gave way while they were flying kites on top of the roof of a three-story house in Makuluwa in Galle this evening.
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1,306 more COVID-19 patients recover
A total of 1,306 more COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from hospital increasing the total number of recoveries in Sri Lanka to 110,108, the Health Ministry said.
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COVID-19: Information centre set up to obtain details on infected inmates
An Information Centre has been established in the Prison Headquarters for the relatives to obtain details on the inmates who have been infected with COVID-19, the Prisons Department said.
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Kaduwela Interchange re-opened today
The Kaduwela Interchange of the Southern Expressway (E-01) which was closed due to COVID-19 threat has been reopened to traffic this morning, Acting Director of the Operation Maintenance and Management Division of the Road Development Authority Nihal Lodwick said.
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COVID-19: World Bank provides USD 80 mn to Sri Lanka for vaccines
The World Bank on Thursday announced a USD 80.5 million credit for Sri Lanka to help it purchase vaccines for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Appoint National Disaster Management Council: SJB urges Govt.
Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) yesterday urged the government to appoint a national disaster management council and convene it to decide what steps should be taken to arrest the prevailing pandemic situation.
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Govt. approval to provide financial assistance to curb COVID: Amaraweera
The Cabinet has approved the necessary financial provisions to provide all necessary needs to the health sector to control COVID epidemic, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.
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Navy thwarts illegal immigration attempt; 30 men arrested in Chilaw
Thirty persons have been arrested when they attempted migrate to a foreign country illegally by sea during special operation carried out by Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard in Samindugama.
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6.7 magnitude earthquake; No Tsunami threat to SL: DMC
The Disaster Management Center today said that there is no Tsunami threat to the country due to 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off west coast of Northern Sumathra
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Avissawella bypass road impassable due to landslide: DMC
The bypass road in Avissawella is blocked due to a landslide, Disaster Management Centre (DMC) Deputy Director for Early Warning Pradeep Kodippili said.
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Man drowns in Gin Ganga, 2 injured in landslide due to adverse weather: DMC
Death of a 32-year-old man was reported due to drowning in Gin Ganga and two persons sustained injuries after being buried in a landslide at Gasnewa in Kegalle, DMC Deputy Director for Early Warning Pradeep Kodippili said.
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No trains until Monday: Railways Dept.
All train services have been suspended until Monday due to the islandwide travel restrictions, the Railways Department said.
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Suspect arrested in Mutur over Easter Sunday attack
A 38-year-old person was arrested in Mutur yesterday on the offense of organising classes of extremism in Mutur area in December 2018 before the Easter Sunday attack.
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Herd of 18 Indian elephants die when forest struck by lightning
A herd of 18 wild elephants have been found dead in Nagaon, in the north-east Indian state of Assam. State officials say that the elephants were killed when lightning struck the Kandoli protected forest reserve.
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24 more die of COVID-19: Death toll climbs to 892
Twenty four more COVID-19 related deaths were reported yesterday taking the death toll in the country to 892, the Government Information Department said.
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