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LPL played without Sports Ministry approval: Minister

Sri Lanka Premier League (LPL) tournament has been played without the approval of the Sports Ministry, Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe said.

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COPF instructs to calculate selling price of egg and submit within one week

Chairman of the Public Finance Committee Dr. Harsha de Silva has instructed the Finance and Trade Ministry to calculate and give the final price at which an egg could be sold.

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Sri Dalada Maligawa electricity bill settled, Rs.1.3 million paid

While rejecting reports circulating on social media, Sri Dalada Maligawa Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela stated that the electricity bill received for the Sri Dalada Maligawa was paid using the facility provided by the chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL).

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Circular on dress code for govt. workers from next week

From next week, it will be mandatory for all government officers to report to work according to the recommended dress code as per the institution’s policies, the Public Administration Ministry said.

26 Nov 2022 - 8     - 2015

Stern measures against gold smugglers who arrive as air passengers

The government has decided to implement the law against people who come to Sri Lanka as air passengers for the purpose of smuggling gold articles unnecessarily, Finance State Minister Ranjith Siambalapitiya said.

26 Nov 2022 - 4     - 1291

Increase in use of ICE, tobacco related items among schoolchildren: NDDCB

There is a new trend of increasing use of synthetic drugs known as ’’ICE’’ (methamphetamine crystals) among schoolchildren, the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) said.

26 Nov 2022 - 6     - 531

World Cup hosts Qatar eliminated after defeat

Hosts Qatar have been eliminated just two games into the World Cup after a 3-1 defeat to Senegal at Al Thumama Stadium.

26 Nov 2022 - 2     - 1044

Tourist arrivals cross 600,000 mark

The tourist arrivals to the country for the first 20 days of November totalled 37,490, resulting in the total number of international visitors entering the country crossing the 600,000 mark.

26 Nov 2022 - 19     - 1759

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Cabraal says he alone is not responsible for economic crisis

Former Central Bank governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal in his recently released publication on the current economic meltdown ‘Amidst Economic Hit Men’ says that if anyone is to blame for the current predicament, it is not only him but the previous administration, previous cabinet, finance minister and the monetary Board of the Central Bank as all the fiscal and economic decisions were taken collectively and not by a single person.

26 Nov 2022 - 23     - 2265

Arjuna wants new selection committee for SLC

The National Sports Council (NSC) headed by Chairman Arjuna Ranatunga is set to propose to the Sports Minister to appoint only reputed veteran players in their field as members of the respective National Sports Associations (NSA’s) including c

26 Nov 2022 - 23     - 2437

Sheikh Hasina seeks Sri Lanka’s support for safe repatriation of Rohingyas

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought Sri Lanka’s support for sustainable, safe and voluntary repatriation of the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals, Rohingyas, to their ancestral land in Rakhine state of Myanmar.

25 Nov 2022 - 8     - 1499

Delhi HC:

Amitabh Bachchan’s name, voice and image can’t be used without permission

The Delhi High Court on Friday passed an interim order restraining unauthorised use of actor Amitabh Bachchan’s voice, image, name or any other trait exclusively identifiable with him by any individual.

25 Nov 2022 - 5     - 1311

Civil Aviation denies paying Basil’s Bill

The Civil Aviation Authority denied paying a single cent on behalf of any ceremony held at the airport on the day of Mr Basil Rajapaksa’s arrival.

25 Nov 2022 - 11     - 2728

Magistrate allows CID to question Thilini at Welikada Prison

The Colombo Fort Magistrate has permitted the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to record statements from owner of Thico Group Private Ltd. Thilini Priyamali who is in remand at the Welikada Prison.

25 Nov 2022 - 6     - 1301

Hejaaz Hizbullah Case: Witness admits he took contradictory stances

The main prosecution witness in the Hejaaz Hizbullah trial, Mohomed Malik today admitted of taking contradictory stances before judges at different times.

25 Nov 2022 - 6     - 2447

Safety sticker on liquor bottles brought 20% income to Excise dept.- Siyambalapitiya

While commenting on the proposal made to paste security stickers on liquor bottles, the Excise Department had gained a 20% income when compared with the sales done in the past 10 years, Finance State Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.

25 Nov 2022 - 1     - 490

2021(2022) O/L results released

The results of the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) Examination 2021 (held in 2022) were released this evening, Examinations Department Commissioner General L.M.D. Dharmasena said.

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Jimmy Neesham, Carlos Brathwaite headline overseas names for LPL

New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham and T20 World Cup winning West Indian Carlos Brathwaite are among the overseas players signed for this year’s Lanka Premier League (LPL).

25 Nov 2022 - 0     - 1000

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2-year-old boy thrown from building by relative

A two-year-old male child was reported to have been thrown out of the Samagipura Flats this morning, the police said.

25 Nov 2022 - 11     - 4928

Tariff increase mandatory for continuation of power supply: Kanchana

Claiming that the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is incurring a loss of Rs. 423 billion even after the recent tariff revision, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara said today increasing eletricity tariffs will be inevitable for continuation of power supply.

25 Nov 2022 - 13     - 1938

Obstructing peaceful protest at Galle Face: Private plaint against SSP Roshan Dias dismissed

The Colombo Fort Magistrate today issued an order dismissing a private plaint filed against SSP Roshan Dias and ASP Nalin Dilruk over a criminal accusation that they wrongfully prevented and obstructed a peaceful protest near Galle Face on October 10.

25 Nov 2022 - 5     - 1185

All set to begin activity-based oral English for grade one next year: Susil

Discussions are in progress with British Council and other international academic institutions to get their assistance to implement the activity-based oral English for grade one students from the first term starting from March next year, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said today.

25 Nov 2022 - 9     - 572

Sri Lanka raises visa, other fees from December 1

As per the 2023 budget proposal, the Immigration and Emigration Department has decided to increase the fees of visas, and other charges with effect from December 1.

25 Nov 2022 - 17     - 5380

X-Press Perl disaster:

Captain and seven others indicted in High Court

The Colombo High Court today served indictments on five accused including the Captain of the fire-ravaged container ship MV X-Press Perl and four other directors of the Local Agent of X-Press Perl vessel for causing damages to the country’s oceanic environment.

25 Nov 2022 - 0     - 1228

Family of five from SL reaches Dhanushkodi; 214 persons have arrived so far

Five people belonging to a family from Killinochi district, Sri Lanka, reached the Indian waters at Dhanuskodi first islet at around 5 a.m. on Thursday.

25 Nov 2022 - 5     - 1081

UK donates USD 1 mn to strengthen nutrition among marginal fishers

The United Kingdom is providing GBP 880,000 (USD 1,043,395) to strengthen the food and nutrition security of marginalised fishers in nine Fisheries Districts in the country.

25 Nov 2022 - 7     - 423

Central Bank threatens with administrative controls to bring market rates down

The Central Bank forewarned that it would be compelled to bring in administrative controls such as deposits and lending rate caps unless the markets adjust their interest rates to reflect the easing inflation and improvement in money market liquidity.

25 Nov 2022 - 1     - 1553

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Several thousands of liquor bottles with fake stickers have entered market: MP Pathirana

Subsequent to his revelation in the Parliament about forging the security sticker pasted on liquor bottles, Opposition MP Buddhika Pathirana yesterday said several hundred thousand liquor bottles with forged security stickers have already entered the market.

25 Nov 2022 - 5     - 1020

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CBK is seeing things in the night: MS

Former President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said his party colleague Chandrika Kumaratunga is seeing things in the night and is imagining things.

25 Nov 2022 - 11     - 2928

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Another blast from Fmr. Prez Chandrika Kumaratunga

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga set the stage for another controversy as she said the Easter Sunday terrorist attack was something orchestrated to enable former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to come to power in 2019.

25 Nov 2022 - 19     - 5040

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Why is Public Service Commission dragging its feet on serving justice to Shani and Ranjan?

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Who’s pocketing the compensation from X-Press Pearl accident?

It has been a year and five months since the vessel X-Press Pearl caught fire and sank. What the islanders are left with is the massive ocean and coastal pollution which resulted from the accident inv...

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“America, West interfering in internal problems of Iran” Iranian Ambassador Hashem Ashjazadeh in conversation with the Daily Mirror sheds light on the current civil protests in Iran

The Islamic revolution in Iran, in 1979 saw the overthrow of the US and British-backed Shah (Monarch). Since its founding, the Islamic Republic of Ira...

22 Nov 2022 - 14     - 512

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Time to make the Sri Lanka Army leaner and meaner

Colombo, November 14: Scholars have pointed out that Sri Lanka has an Army far too big for its size and population, and has a military that i...

22 Nov 2022 - 17     - 1534

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“Funds taken for Development gone missing”

Everyone believes that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the only solution to overcome the prevailing economic crisis in Sri Lanka....

17 Nov 2022 - 11     - 2933

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GR weak in decision-making– Prof. Charitha Herath

The appointment of the new Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) was shrouded in controversy after former Chairman, Prof. Charitha Herath was overloo...

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Economy Decoded! Let’s talk about tax!

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Road to Lankagama; Leads to an ailing eco-tourism industry in Sinharaja

The 18 kilometre road from Neluwa to Lankagama, one of the three main entry points to the world heritage site Sinharaja rain forest hit headlines a co...

17 Nov 2022 - 0     - 757

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Bringing back the tourists

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Economy Decoded! Let’s talk about tax!

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Road to Lankagama; Leads to an ailing eco-tourism industry in Sinharaja

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Bringing back the tourists

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POLICE ON TRIAL: Exercising Authority without Accountability

Although armed with the power of the State and empowered to use force against ordinary citizens, Police is accountable like any organization or any or...

10 Nov 2022 - 21     - 4462

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Why is Public Service Commission dragging its feet on serving justice to Shani and Ranjan?

The Public Service Commission (PSC) reportedly has blocked two retired senior public officers, their due salaries/ pensions allegedly........

23 Nov 2022 - 6     - 1795

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Who’s pocketing the compensation from X-Press Pearl accident?

It has been a year and five months since the vessel X-Press Pearl caught fire and sank. What the islanders are left with is the massive ocean and coastal pollution which resulted from the accident inv...

11 Nov 2022 - 18     - 3379

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“America, West interfering in internal problems of Iran” Iranian Ambassador Hashem Ashjazadeh in conversation with the Daily Mirror sheds light on the current civil protests in Iran

The Islamic revolution in Iran, in 1979 saw the overthrow of the US and British-backed Shah (Monarch). Since its founding, the Islamic Republic of Ira...

22 Nov 2022 - 14     - 512

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Time to make the Sri Lanka Army leaner and meaner

Colombo, November 14: Scholars have pointed out that Sri Lanka has an Army far too big for its size and population, and has a military that i...

22 Nov 2022 - 17     - 1534

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“Funds taken for Development gone missing”

Everyone believes that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the only solution to overcome the prevailing economic crisis in Sri Lanka....

17 Nov 2022 - 11     - 2933

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GR weak in decision-making– Prof. Charitha Herath

The appointment of the new Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) was shrouded in controversy after former Chairman, Prof. Charitha Herath was overloo...

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Economy Decoded! Let’s talk about tax!

We explain the proposed new tax reforms in Sri Lanka and what it means...

19 Nov 2022 - 5     - 963

Road to Lankagama; Leads to an ailing eco-tourism industry in Sinharaja

The 18 kilometre road from Neluwa to Lankagama, one of the three main entry points to the world heritage site Sinharaja rain forest hit headlines a co...

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Daily Mirror spoke to Colombo based Social Media Manager Thilanka Rathnayake, on the highs, lows and challenges of carving out a relatively new career...

09 Sep 2022 - 0     - 1209

Bringing back the tourists

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08 Sep 2022 - 12     - 2186

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