Billionaire Gautam Adani arrives; scheduled to meet President
Billionaire Indian industrialist Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group arrived in Sri Lanka last night, a senior official said.
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Primary sections of schools resume academic activities
Academic activities of the primary sections of government and government approved private schools from Grades 1 to 5 commenced today after months of closure due to Covid pandemic.
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Another batch of Pfizer vaccines brought to SL
Another batch of 305,370 doses of ’’Pfizer’’ vaccine manufactured in the US,was brought to the country this morning, Sri Lanka Pharmaceuticals Corporation General Manager Dinusha Dasanayake said.
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Crisis hits SLIIT Campus
Committee on Public Enterprises ( COPE) chief Professor Charitha Herath yesterday called for the appointment of a Parliament approved committtee of trustees to govern Sri Lanka Inisitute of Information Technology ( SLIIT) .
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Namal Karunaratne demands Rs.500 Mn as damages from Mahindananda Aluthgamage
National Organiser of the All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation and former JVP Parliamentarian Namal Karunaratne has sent a letter of demand claiming Rs.500 million as damages from Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage for allegedly making an oral defamatory statement regarding his involvement to the ongoing farmers’ protests.
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WHO tracks 20 sublineages of the Delta variant
The World Health Organization (WHO) is tracking 20 sublineages of the Delta variant which is still dominant in global circulation, a leading epidemiologist said.
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Pakistan win by 10 wickets to register first World Cup win against India
Fifties by Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan help Pakistan register a 10-wicket win against India in a Super 12 blockbuster at the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday.
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Rugby legend Chandrishan Perera passes away
Former Sri Lanka national rugby captain and prominent sports personality Chandrishan Perera passed away at a private hospital yesterday.
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Cabinet approval violated when importing nano nitrogen from India: Hadunnetti
The consignment of nano nitrogen fertilizer had been imported from India against the Cabinet Paper submitted by the Agricultural Minister, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today.
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Sri Lanka defeat Bangladesh in feisty World Cup clash
Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by five wickets in a feisty T20 World Cup clash on Sunday, hammering home their status as surprise title contenders.
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Uniforms not must for children in schools tomorrow: Prof. Perera
It is not compulsory to wear school uniforms for primary school children who have permission to attend school, Education Ministry Secretary Prof. Kapila Perera said.
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Raja Collure removed as Communist Party Chairman
Raja Collure has been removed from the post of Chairman of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka.
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fertilizer import from India
Stern legal action against false propaganda: Dr.Jayasundera
Secretary to the President P. B. Jayasundera said that stern legal action has been taken against the false propaganda targeted at him by highlighting a statement made by a Member of Parliament, the Presidential Media Division (PMD) said.
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85% of northern people accustomed to watching Indian television channels
It has been revealed that about 85% of the people in the North are accustomed to watching Indian television channels and as a result children in those areas have less general knowledge of events in the country.
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Nearly 1,000 suspects arrested in special raid in WP
A total of 948 persons were arrested in a special crimes prevention operation conducted in the Western Province yesterday.
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Veteran actress Vishaka Siriwardana passes away
Veteran actress Vishaka Siriwardana passed away at the age of 64 at the Kurunegala Hospital.
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COVID-19: Preventive measures to be followed at religious places issued
The Health Ministry today issued the preventive measures to be followed at religious places during the pandemic.
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Unrest at Welikada Prison brought under control
The Prisons Department said that a tense situation which had erupted at the Welikada Prison today due to a protest by a group of inmates had been brought under control.
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JVP urges Govt. not to allow Chinese ship under any grounds
Claiming that the Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group and Chinese Embassy are influencing the Sri Lankan authorities to accept the ship carrying organic fertilizer shipment which was rejected following the laboratory tests, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake today urged the Government to halt the said ship from entering Colombo port.
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Controversial organic fertilizer ship:
Ceylon Fertilizer Company obtains enjoining order against Chinese company: PMD
The Ceylon Fertilizer Company Limited obtained an enjoining order from the Commercial High Court yesterday (22) against the Chinese company; Qingdao Seawin Biotech, its local agent and the People’s Bank, the Presidential Media Division (PMD) said.
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Singapore removes Sri Lanka from travel restriction list
Singapore announced today (Oct 23) that it will re-open its borders to travellers from six countries, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India.
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350 more COVID-19 patients recover
A total of 350 more COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from hospital taking the total number of recoveries in Sri Lanka to 503,090, the Health Ministry said.
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Traffic cop involved in assault of two youths in Eravur interdicted
A traffic policeman attached to the Eravur Police has been interdicted over assault of two youths in Eravur after a video went viral on social media
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CID arrest businessman’s son over garlic scam
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested a son of businessman from Bambalapitiya in connection with the garlic scam that took place at Lanka Sathosa.
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Motor bicycle theft
SC awards one million compensation to victim mistakenly arrested by police
The Supreme Court has awarded one million rupees against the two policemen attached to Circuit Crime Investigation Division of Anuradhapura as compensation for the injuries that an individual sustained as a result of torture and illegally arresting him mistakenly over a theft of a motor bicycle.
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Labour Minister vows to take action against labour rights violations in banking sector
Labour Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has assured the Ceylon Bank Employees Union (CBEU) to take swift measures to safeguard the rights of the banking sector employees amidst multiple reports on their right violations by the employers.
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Sri Lanka blow Netherlands away for 44, register massive eight-wicket win
Bowlers Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara set up a crushing eight-wicket win for Sri Lanka in the final round-one match of the Twenty20 World Cup after they skittled out Netherlands for 44 on Friday
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Karapitiya COVID patient did not die of Black Fungus infection: Hospital Director
Referring to the reports of a COVID-19 death due to Black Fungus at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, Hospital Director Dr. Shelton Perera said the death was not due to Black Fungus infection.
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President wants SPC Chairman to stay until replacement found
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reportedly informed Chairman of the State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC), Dr. Prasanna Gunasena to stay in the position another one month until a replacement is found, informed sources told Daily Mirror.
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Primary sections of all schools start on Monday
The primary sections of government and government approved private schools from Grades 1 to 5 will start on Monday (25), the Education Ministry said.
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