Fuel Price Stabilisation Fund not meant to stabilise fuel prices: Gammanpila
Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila said today Fuel Price Stabilisation Fund was not really meant to be used to stabilize fuel prices, but to pay off loans of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).
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Supplement to increase the immunity of animals in Dehiwala zoo: Minister
A supplement was given to animals in the zoological garden in Dehiwala today, Wild Life Minister CB Rathnayake said.
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71 more individuals fall prey to COVID-19
A total of 71 more COVID-19 related deaths that occurred yesterday (21) were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services today pushing the death toll to 2,704.
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First dose of Sinopharm vaccine strictly for senior citizens in Colombo 1-15 from tomorrow
The first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine will be administered to those who are 60 years and above and only for the residents within Colombo 1-15 from tomorrow, the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) said.
22 Jun 2021 - 3 - 1084
UNHRC resolution: Core group sees lack of progress
The core group on Sri Lanka - Canada, Germany, North Macedonia, Malawi, Montenegro and the UK, expressed concerns over what it called the ongoing use of the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the recent intention to introduce a rehabilitation process lacking adequate judicial oversight.
22 Jun 2021 - 5 - 887
Change in methodology may show decline in COVID cases; but they are not actual- PHIs
A drop in number of COVID-19 cases that could be witnessed in coming weeks will not portray as the actual decline in infections in the country, Public Health Inspectors Union claimed.
22 Jun 2021 - 2 - 1701
T-56 ammunition found in a drawer at Thalangama Depot
The Thalangama Police have found 25 live ammunition used for T-56 firearms in a drawer of a cupboard at the Sri Lanka Transport Board’s Thalangama Depot in Battaramulla this morning.
22 Jun 2021 - 0 - 473
’Kudu Mangalika’ arrested with heroin worth Rs. 1Mn in Kelaniya
A drug trafficker Kalupahanage Mangalika alias ’Kudu Mangalika’ had been arrested by the Western Province Anti-Corruption Unit this afternoon along with about 800 small packets of heroin prepared for peddling.
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SLC to bid for three major ICC events
Sri Lanka Cricket said today that it has decided to bid for three major ICC Men’s events to be held during the period between 2024 and 2031.
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Supplementary estimate of Rs 200 Bn presented in the House
The Government today tabled a supplementary estimate of Rs 200 billion to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and for other government expenses.
22 Jun 2021 - 6 - 643
Ranil to take front row seat in Opposition side in Parliament
UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is to be sworn in as a Member of Parliament, has been allotted the 13th front row seat on the side of the Opposition in the House, Serjeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando said.
22 Jun 2021 - 5 - 2837
No confidence motion against Gammanpila handed over to Speaker
The no confidence motion against Minister Udaya Gammanpila was handed over to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene today.
22 Jun 2021 - 6 - 1567
Ministry to ban all types of lunch sheets without publishing new gazette: Amaraweera
While there is great environmental damage to the country, the Environment Minister, Mahinda Amaraweera, advised the ministry officials to take steps to ban all types of lunch wrapping sheets in the country without publishing a new gazette notification.
22 Jun 2021 - 10 - 1442
11 die of road accidents after lifting travel restrictions
Following the lifting of travel restrictions, eleven deaths have been reported in fatal road accidents in various parts of the country within a period of the last 24 hours, police said.
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US announces plan to share 55mn COVID-19 vaccine doses globally
The Biden-Harris Administration yesterday announced the distribution list for 55 million of the 80 million doses of America’s own vaccine supply President Biden has pledged to allocate by the end of June in service of ending the pandemic globally.
22 Jun 2021 - 2 - 1663
US pledges more vaccines to Sri Lanka
The Biden Administration in the United States yesterday pledged more Covid vaccines for Sri Lanka.
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UN rights chief voices concern over SL’S counter-terrorism laws
While expressing her concern over the recent appointments to Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons and Office for Reparations, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet yesterday noted ‘a continuing series of deaths in police custody and in the context of police encounters with alleged criminal gangs’.
22 Jun 2021 - 6 - 1769
SL to receive 25,000 Pfizer jabs for test run before July 10
Pfizer, the vaccine manufacturing giant of the United States, will dispatch 25,000 doses of its vaccines to Sri Lanka before July 10 to initiate mass inoculation with it as a trial, a Minister said.
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Don’t misuse relaxing of travel restrictions Veddha Chief
Veddha Chief Vanaspathi Uruvarige Vannila Ettho stressed that the people must strictly adhere to the health precautions without misusing the relaxing of travel restrictions. He said the people had been virtually immobilised for more than a month and now they have some measure of relief after easing of control.
22 Jun 2021 - 4 - 1133
Hunt for Delta continues
The hunt for the coronavirus Delta variant in Sri Lanka, particularly in Colombo, is continuing with increased PCR and antigen tests as well as genome sequencing of samples being carried out, officials said.
22 Jun 2021 - 2 - 1743
Bowser operators to stay away from work if transport formula not amended this week: SLPPTOA
The Sri Lanka Petroleum Private Tanker Owners’ Association (SLPPTOA) today said that they had decided not to report for duty if the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited (CPSTL) and the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) did not take action to change the transport formula according to the recent diesel price hike.
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2,098 coronavirus cases reported within today
A total of 2,098 more COVID-19 patients have been detected so far today increasing the number of patients reported in Sri Lanka to 241,820, the Government Information Department said.
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J’apura University establishes rapid, low cost nanopore sequencing for the first time in SL
The genomic sequencing facility of the Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology Unit (AICBU) at the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine in the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, has added nanopore sequencing technology to their sequencing facility
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Communication facilities, internet access throughout the country within two years: Namal
The government is targeting providing integrated communication facilities and internet access throughout the country while erecting communication towers that comply with a national plan within two years, Digital Technology and Enterprise Development State Minister Namal Rajapaksa said.
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52 more die of COVID-19
A total of 52 more COVID-19 related deaths that occurred yesterday (20) were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services today pushing the death toll to 2,633.
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Cop attached to security details of State Minister shoots tipper driver to death
A tipper truck driver died after he was shot by a Police Constable attached to the security details of State Minister S. Viyalendran in Batticaloa this evening.
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