Pope conveys solidarity with Cardinal in revealing truth behind Easter Sunday attacks
Pope Francis in a letter addressed to Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, expressed his solidarity with him in uncovering the truth with regard to Easter Sunday attacks and meting out justice to those who were affected by the mayham.
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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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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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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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Only 37 matured Red Sandalwood trees in the country: Env. Ministry
There are only 37 fully matured Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus) trees in the country, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.
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Chinese Nationals become first to receive booster dose in SL
The Chinese Nationals who were recipients of both doses of the Sinopharm vaccine were given the third dose at the Port City compound today becoming Sri Lanka’s first rollout of the Sinopharm third-dose ’booster’ vaccination.
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Misappropriation in payments to Indian Company: Vijitha
National People’s Power (NPP) MP Vijitha Herath today said there had been a misappropriation in payment made to the Indian Company to purchase nano liquid fertilizer and urged the Government to clarify on the matter.
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Fuel scarcity could create bottleneck situation in SL: Ananda Palitha
The country is heading towards facing an acute shortage of fuel and therefore the country is in a bottleneck situation in the future, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation’s (CPC) Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya wing (JSS) Secretary Ananda Palitha said.
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People’s concern on covid waning; ignore health guidelines: GMOA
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today said that people’s interest in the covid virus is gradually waning and, at the moment, as they are least bothered to adhere to health guidelines issued by the health ministry.
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Inter-provincial trains to run from Nov.1: Transport Minister
The COVID task force has decided to resume train services on Monday (25) in the Western Province (WP) and to operate inter-provincial service from November 1.
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Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fires prop gun killing one on set, injuring another
Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on the set of a Western he was making in New Mexico on Thursday, killing the film’s director of photography and wounding the movie’s director, the authorities said.
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Fisheries Minister asks “Why not Indian fishermen prevented lawfully in the past?”
Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda said he wondered why the Indian fishermen were not lawfully banned from entering the local sea limits and scooping our marine resources by trawling during the time of the previous government against.
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Inter Provincial travel restrictions to be lifted on Oct.31
Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said that Pfizer vaccines will be given to frontline workers engaged in prevention of COVID-19 as a booster dose from November 1.
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SJB MPs protest in Parliament chambers over fertilizer issue
SJB MPs today held a protest inside Parliament chambers calling for the government to resolve the fertilizer issue, holding placards and shouting slogans.
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Mahela to leave SL team after today’s game
Former national cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene has decided to leave the Sri Lankan squad before the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
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Oil hits multi-year high above US$ 86, then pulls back
Oil hit a three-year high above US$ 86 a barrel yesterday driven by tight supply and a global energy crunch, although prices eased as some investors took profits on signs the rally is looking overstretched.
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Introduction of On-line Falsehood Bill soon
On-line Falsehood and Manipulation Bill to control publishing of false information on social media will be introduced soon, Minister of Justice Ali Sabri told Parliament yesterday.
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Dr. Prasanna Gunasena quits as SPC Chairman?
Chairman of the State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC), Dr. Prasanna Gunasena has reportedly tended his resignation.
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