I’m not here to entertain anyone’s personal satisfaction or arrogance – Namal Rajapaksa
Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa claimed that he would not be bullied into selecting players to fulfil personal satisfactions and arrogance following the Daily Mirror article on Friday (15) titled ‘SLR Made to look like Puppets.’
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US to lift travel ban for fully jabbed on 8 November
The US has announced that it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from 8 November.
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Dairy farmers call for Rs.120 price hike for 1 Lt. milk: Federation
The All Ceylon Dairy Farmers’ Federation is inrequesting a minimum of Rs.120 price hike for one litre of milk, National Centre for the Protection of Dairy Farmers Susantha Kumara Navaratne said.
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Sharp increase in post-Covid syndrome among children: Medical specialist
A noticeable increase in the cases of post-Covid syndrome called “Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in children’ were reported among children during the last couple of weeks, a medical specialist said today.
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Writ petition challenging AG’s decision to withdraw indictments against Karannagoda fixed for support
A writ petition filed by parents of the youths who went missing in 2008 seeking an order quashing the decision of the Attorney General to withdraw the indictment filed against Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda was today fixed for support by Court of Appeal.
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Basil released from GI pipes case after AG’s decision to withdraw indictment
The Colombo High Court today ordered to release Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa and former Director General of Divi Neguma Department Kithsiri Ranawaka from a case filed against them for allegedly misappropriating Rs.36.5 million of funds belonging to Divi Neguma Department to purchase GI pipes.
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Inter-provincial travel restrictions extended till Oct. 21
The Government has decided to strictly enforce inter-provincial travel restrictions that are current in effect until October 21, the Presidential Media Division (PMD) said.
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Kerawalapitiya Power plant
Reveal secret deal with New Fortress Energy: JVP urges Govt.
Claiming that the Kerawalapitiya Power plant and the contract to supply LNG to the country’s power plants have been secretly handed over to New Fortress Energy company which was running into bankruptcy, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today urged the Government to reveal the agreement to the country.
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Writ petition against awarding supply of security stickers to Indian Company: Notices issued on respondents
The Court of Appeal has issued notices on respondents including the Minister of Finance returnable for February 7 in connection with a writ petition has filed seeking an order quashing the award of supply of security stickers to an Indian security printing company by the Excise department.
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Controversial telephone conversations with Ranjan Ramanayake:
IGP tells no sufficient evidence against HC Judge Gihan Pilapitiya
The Inspector General of Police has informed Court of Appeal that investigations carried out against High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya had not revealed sufficient evidence regarding the controversial telephone conversations with former Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake.
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MILCO increases Highland milk powder prices
The price of a 400 gram pouch of Highland milk powder has been increased by Rs. 90 and a 1 kg pouch has been increased by Rs. 225, state-run dairy producer MILCO (Pvt) Limited confirmed this.
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A/L students get Pfizer as pilot project starts from Colombo
The pilot project to administer the Pfizer vaccine to students sitting for the A/L Examination 2021 commenced in the Colombo District today.
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India to allow foreign tourists after 19 months
India is set to reopen its borders to overseas travellers as it relaxes Covid-related restrictions amid a drop in daily infections.
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Increased demand for kerosene stoves in Pettah: Traders’
There is an acute scarcity of kerosene cookers in the Pettah market due to the sudden and colossal price increase of cooking gas, the Pettah United National Association of Self-Employed Traders President Charles Pradeep said.
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UNP will continue to consult national matters with Buddhist clergy: Ruwan
UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene, General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara with Venerable Abanpola Gnanaloka Thera at the launch of the UNP affiliated Buddhist Organisation at Sirikotha.
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Pfizer booster shots for all before March
The Health Ministry has acquired the needed doses of the Pfizer vaccine to complete administering a booster shot to all those above the age of 20 years by March, a senior health official told Daily Mirror yesterday.
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Vet. student batch suspended for ragging, keeping COVID students captive in campus
A batch consisting more than 70 students attached to the Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science Faculty of the Peradeniya University were suspended for ragging their fellow students who had contracted Covid virus, a senior official of the university said.
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Sports Ministry’s Self-Serving Manual of Rugby - SLR Made to look like Puppets!
Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) on Wednesday made a haughty announcement that Kandy players would be included in the final pool subject to the condition test supervised by K. Kumara, based on which the Kandy players including Danush Dayan continued to work hard not knowing they are about to be stabbed in the back once more by SLR and the Ministry of Sports.
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New Circular on issuing permits for metals, sand, soil, gravel and clay
A new Circular will be issued to give effect to the process of issuance of permits for mining, transportation and trade of metals, sand, soil, gravel and clay, the Presidential Media Division (PMD) said.
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Prevailing restrictions to be reviewed tomorrow
The restrictions that are in effect at present will be reviewed at the COVID-19 Task Force meeting to be convened tomorrow (15), Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardane said.
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205 rounds of ammo found at 5-storey building in Colombo
Police have found 205 live bullets hidden at a 5-storey building in Bristol Street, Colombo.
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21 more die of COVID-19
A total of 21 more COVID-19 related deaths that occurred yesterday (13) were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services today pushing the death toll to 13,429.
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Ranjan willing to give evidence on those listed in Pandora Paper: Lawyer writes to BC
Imprisoned former MP Ranjan Ramanayake’s lawyer today informed Chairperson of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Eva Wanasundara that his client is willing to give evidence in connection with the Sri Lankans listed in the controversial Pandora Paper.
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Katina Perahera not allowed, 20 participants to Katina Chivara Pooja, noon alms, religious sermons
The Buddhist Affairs Department issued a circular today announcing that permission will not be granted to conduct the Katina Perahera due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, Department Commissioner General Sunanda Kariyapperuma said.
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Two Iranian inmates killed, 8 hospitalized after drinking sanitizer
Two Iranian inmates detained at the Colombo Remand Prison were killed and eight others were hospitalized after they consumed alcohol-based sanitizer.
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Govt. will not allow private bus industry to fail: Minister
The government will not allow the private bus industry to collapse and has decided to uplift the bus industry, Transport Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said.
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NMRA webbed by corruption and frauds, reveals committee
It has been disclosed that there have been corruption and fraud within the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) since 2015, State Minister Channa Jayasumana said.
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Ex-DIG Vass Gunawardena’s appeal to be heard on day-to-day basis
The appeal filed by former DIG Vaas Gunawardena, his son Ravindu Vaas Gunawardena and four police officers challenging Colombo High Court’s judgment to convict them for committing the murder of millionaire businessman Mohamed Shyam was today fixed for arguments by Supreme Court.
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