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New study on COVID vaccines

Medical fraternity urges health authorities to be on alert

In light of recent findings suggesting potential rare occurrences of heart, brain, and blood disorders linked to certain Covid-19 vaccines, medical professionals in Sri Lanka urge the health authorities to remain vigilant on the development.

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  Court prevents removal of Sarath Fonseka from SJB’s positions

The Colombo District Court today issued an enjoining order preventing the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) from removing Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka from the party positions.


  Sri Lanka fall behind in blacklisting corrupt contractors: Verité Research


  Sri Lanka busts oil spill using satellite surveillance for first time


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GMOA slams Health Ministry over quacks

In the wake of scathing criticisms on the Ministry of Health’s handling of the proliferation of quacks in Sri Lanka, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has raised serious concerns over the rampant illegal practice of medicine across the country.

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Weliwita Sudda arrested

Malalage Sudath Kithsiri alias ’Weliwita Sudda’ suspected as a kingpin behind drug trafficking was arrested by the Kaduwela police. He had in his possession 15.300 grams of heroin at the time of arrest.

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Sri Lanka repays $20m Iranian oil debt with tea

Sri Lanka said Wednesday it had exported tea worth $20 million to Iran to partially repay its $251 million oil debts, with Colombo saying Tehran’s visiting foreign minister had expressed ’’satisfaction’’ at the deal.

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Launch immediate probe on Sanath Nishantha’s death: Johnston

The complaint made by late State Minister Sanath Nishantha’s wife regarding the death of her husband must be investigated into soon and the culrpits brought to book if it was an organised murder, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Johnston Fernando said today.

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Sri Lanka, Vietnam sign MoU to exchange agricultural technology

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Sri Lanka and Vietnam on a number of issues, including the exchange of agricultural technology and the development of the agricultural sector in both countries.

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Government refutes plans to provide ‘Aragalaya site’ for casino

The government refuted any plans to provide the Galle Face ’Aragalaya site’ where the ’GotaGoGama’ agitation was held, to establish a casino.

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Enjoining order issued restraining ITAK from holding national convention

The Trincomalee District Court issued an enjoining order restraining office bearers of Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) from holding the National Convention which was scheduled to be held on February 19.

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British instagrammer’s appeal against her deportation dismissed

An appeal application filed by a British woman instagrammer Kayleigh Fraser challenging the authorities’ decision to deport her from Sri Lanka has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.

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Independent views should not be suppressed just because one joins a party: Rajitha

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Rajitha Senaratne who has been continously expressing his support for the scrapping of the Executive Presidency today stressed that one should not suppress his or her independent views just because he or she belongs to a political party.

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Prime Minister assures action against CEB spokesman

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardane assured Parliament that an inquiry will be held into the statement made by the CEB media spokesman and necessary action will be taken against him.

22 Feb 2024 - 9     - 1823

Government to introduce E-Passport service to eliminate long queues at Immigration Dept.

Efforts are being made to introduce the E-Passport service to eliminate the long queues at the Immigration and Emigration Department office in Battaramulla.

22 Feb 2024 - 1     - 1521

Sri Lankan fined $41,000 for illegal fishing in Seychelles

The Seychelles Supreme Court has convicted a Sri Lankan national to a fine of SCR 550,000 ($41,000) after being found guilty of illegally fishing in the island nation’s territorial waters, the police said on Wednesday.

22 Feb 2024 - 4     - 621

Remarks on students studying under oil lamp light:

Minister apologises, spokesman resigns

After facing severe criticism on social media for the remarks by Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) media spokesman Noel Priyantha, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera has extended an apology on behalf of both the Ministry and the CEB.

22 Feb 2024 - 11     - 3274

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’’Better if he did another job’’ - Hasaranga lashes out at umpire

Sri Lanka’s T20 captain lashed out at the umpiring during the third and final T20I against Afghanistan at Palekelle on Wednesday, claiming that a missed no ball call in the final over influenced his team’s three-run defeat.

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SL,Iran explores oil trade expansions bypassing US sanctions

Sri Lanka and Iran are exploring the possibility of expanding trade in oil bypassing the U.S. sanctions, an informed source said.

22 Feb 2024 - 3     - 849

Central Bank shifts focus to medium-term inflation strategy

The Central Bank announced yesterday its intention to shift focus on inflation from the near term to medium term, citing the latter’s greater relevance for the decision-making processes.

22 Feb 2024 - 3     - 992

Tax and supply chain woes propel inflation to 6.5%

Sri Lanka’s inflation expanded by 6.5 percent year-on-year in January, as the prices rose across almost all categories from the one-off impact from the higher Value Added Tax and supply chain disruptions caused by the weather-related conditions.

22 Feb 2024 - 3     - 473

Afghanistan win three-run thriller, but Sri Lanka take T20 series

Afghanistan salvaged some pride on Wednesday when they secured a nail-biting three-run win over hosts Sri Lanka in the third T20 international, the last game of their multi-format tour.

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43 percent of languages of the world endangered

The importance of preserving mother languages were stressed today with the revelation that 43 percent of the 7,000 languages in the world have become endangered.

21 Feb 2024 - 9     - 1147

Rising trend of drug addicts turning to pharmaceutical drugs in Western Province

Amid the ’Yukthiya Operation’ crackdown in the Western Province, there has been a concerning trend of drug addicts increasingly turning to pharmaceutical drugs as alternative sources due to the shortage of heroin, ice, or cannabis and the authorities have launched a major operation in the western province targeting dozens of errant pharmacies that sell psychoactive drugs to drug addicts.

21 Feb 2024 - 2     - 767

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Electricity tariffs increased in October to be totally reduced in new revision: Minister

The new proposal on the electricity tariff revision aims to reduce the electricity tariffs increased in October last year, which included 18 percent for the domestic category, Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara said today.

21 Feb 2024 - 10     - 851

Heat wave warning issued for Colombo and several other Districts

The Meteorology Department today issued a ‘Caution’ level heat warning for some places in North-Western province and Gampaha, Colombo, Hambantota and Moneragala District.

21 Feb 2024 - 6     - 6052

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Sri Lanka indebted to India: Harin

Justifying the recent remark he had made in Mumbai that Sri Lanka is a part of India, Minister of Tourism and Lands Harin Fernando told Parliament today that Sri Lanka is indebted to the South Asian giant.

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Reduce price of ‘Gal arrack’ before New Year: State Minister

The government must reduce the price of special arrack (Gal arrack) before the New Year for the common man to take a booze, State Minister Chamara Sampath said today.

21 Feb 2024 - 21     - 1350

CEB spokesman suggests students should study by oil lamp

Spokesman for the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Noel Priyantha, stirred a controversy during a recent television programme by suggesting that children should resort to studying using oil lamps if necessary, citing the precedent set by previous generations who excelled in their studies under similar conditions.

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AMS urges fairness amidst National Hospital turmoil

In response to the recent upheaval at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL), the Association of Medical Specialists (AMS) raised deep concern over the events that transpired on the premises.

21 Feb 2024 - 2     - 896

Sri Lanka should not become Indianized: Government MP

A government MP said today that Sri Lanka should not be subjected to Indianisation, claiming that he was against the Indian rupee being used in Sri Lanka and to provide Sri Lankan airports to Indian investors.

21 Feb 2024 - 35     - 2143

Colombo University lecturer dies in accident

An Assistant Lecturer of the Colombo University who was knocked down by a lorry at Wickremesnghe Pura Junction in Battaramulla succumbed to her injuries on admission to the National Hospital in Colombo.

21 Feb 2024 - 13     - 6617

Hollywood star Jason Momoa congratulates Sri Lanka

Hollywood star Jason Momoa, best known for his role in the movie Aquaman, congratulated Sri Lanka after the island was declared a UN World Restoration Flagship, in recognition of its vital efforts to rebuild and restore the mangrove ecosystems.

21 Feb 2024 - 9     - 1642

Security tightened after terrorist Pannun threatens to disrupt Ranchi test

Security has been tightened in the Jharkhand capital after US-based designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun threatened to disrupt the fourth Test match between India and England in Ranchi, officials said.

21 Feb 2024 - 3     - 945

Gammanpila presents private member’s bill to remove police powers of Provincial Councils

Opposition MP Udaya Gammanpila today presented to Parliament a private member’s bill, the 22nd Ammendment to the Constitution through which he seeks to take away the police powers of the Provincial Councils.

21 Feb 2024 - 16     - 621

Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake appointed as Navy Chief of Staff

Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy effective from 16th January by President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

21 Feb 2024 - 2     - 997

Parliament up in arms against salary hike for Central Bank employees

Members of both the Government and the Opposition are up in arms against the recent salary hike granted to the employees of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).

21 Feb 2024 - 27     - 2091

Sri Lanka to offer new restructuring plan to bondholders, report

Sri Lanka sent a new restructuring proposal to dollar bondholders through its adviser Lazard as the South Asian nation seeks to complete overhauling its defaulted debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

21 Feb 2024 - 4     - 1091

Parate execution law to be suspended: Siyambalapitiya

Steps will be taken to suspend the powers of the Parate execution law for a certain period for the purpose of protecting the small and medium-scale entrepreneurs, State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said today.

21 Feb 2024 - 8     - 2570

Lotus Tower to be illuminated in red tomorrow

The Colombo Lotus Tower will be illuminated in red on February 22 as a mark of respect for and awareness on World Encephalitis Day, the Colombo Lotus Tower Management Company (Private) Limited said.

21 Feb 2024 - 6     - 2696

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DMT’s delayed e-motoring project now hits legal snag

It has been reported by the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) that plans are underway to initiate a project called ‘e-motoring’ which would eventually lead to large-scale frauds when implementing ...

20 Feb 2024 - 1     - 607

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Controversy surrounds Semasinghe’s hotel under construction in Nuwara Wewa reserve

The law hasn’t been enforced yet against individuals who have constructed hotels on lands reclaimed within the Nuwara Wewa reserve in Anuradhapura. Some officials wielding power seem hesitant to ini...

01 Feb 2024 - 17     - 5278

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India-Sri Lanka Security Intertwined - Vijitha Herath

The delegation was led by JVP/NPP leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, and had talks with Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Se...

16 Feb 2024 - 1     - 523

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We don’t need a foreign player to answer our problems -Ravi Karunanayake

Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake in an interview with the Daily Mirror said that he is still actively involved in politics and hopes to make his cont...

08 Feb 2024 - 24     - 1234

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“Govt. tax policies are based on deals” -Dr. HariniAmarasuriya

National People’s Power or NPP, the major alliance of JanathaVimukthi Peramuna (JVP), is in a historical juncture of its political journey as its le...

06 Feb 2024 - 14     - 3013

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SriLankan Airlines flying through Turbulence – CEO Richard Nuttall

Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines, Richard Nuttall, in an interview with Daily Mirror, discussed the way forward and the current challenge...

02 Feb 2024 - 10     - 7008

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Have the governing MPs really understood the Online Safety Bill?

An amended Online Safety Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, despite calls from the opposition to delay the debating of the Bill and internati...

25 Jan 2024 - 15     - 2037

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’’Told you to plant something’’

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!...

19 Jan 2024 - 19     - 609

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Tourism is on the rise again, but what does Colombo offer our overseas visitors?

Sri Lanka appears on course to meet its 1.5 million tourist target for 2023, and have set their sights on increasing that number by 1 million next yea...

12 Dec 2023 - 16     - 2483

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This Week in Our Comments Section: Can a legend save Sri Lanka cricket?

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s dreadful Cricket World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva called on a former cricketing le...

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Have the governing MPs really understood the Online Safety Bill?

An amended Online Safety Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, despite calls from the opposition to delay the debating of the Bill and internati...

25 Jan 2024 - 15     - 2037

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’’Told you to plant something’’

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!...

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Tourism is on the rise again, but what does Colombo offer our overseas visitors?

Sri Lanka appears on course to meet its 1.5 million tourist target for 2023, and have set their sights on increasing that number by 1 million next yea...

12 Dec 2023 - 16     - 2483

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This Week in Our Comments Section: Can a legend save Sri Lanka cricket?

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s dreadful Cricket World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva called on a former cricketing le...

28 Nov 2023 - 10     - 2262

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Sri Lankan graduates lured to work in online dating scams in Laos

The ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka had hampered his marketing job and thus, when he heard he could earn US$1,000 a month at an IT job in Thailan...

08 Feb 2023 - 12     - 10859

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DMT’s delayed e-motoring project now hits legal snag

It has been reported by the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) that plans are underway to initiate a project called ‘e-motoring’ which would eventually lead to large-scale frauds when implementing ...

20 Feb 2024 - 1     - 607

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Controversy surrounds Semasinghe’s hotel under construction in Nuwara Wewa reserve

The law hasn’t been enforced yet against individuals who have constructed hotels on lands reclaimed within the Nuwara Wewa reserve in Anuradhapura. Some officials wielding power seem hesitant to ini...

01 Feb 2024 - 17     - 5278

HARD TALK

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India-Sri Lanka Security Intertwined - Vijitha Herath

The delegation was led by JVP/NPP leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, and had talks with Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Se...

16 Feb 2024 - 1     - 523

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We don’t need a foreign player to answer our problems -Ravi Karunanayake

Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake in an interview with the Daily Mirror said that he is still actively involved in politics and hopes to make his cont...

08 Feb 2024 - 24     - 1234

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“Govt. tax policies are based on deals” -Dr. HariniAmarasuriya

National People’s Power or NPP, the major alliance of JanathaVimukthi Peramuna (JVP), is in a historical juncture of its political journey as its le...

06 Feb 2024 - 14     - 3013

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SriLankan Airlines flying through Turbulence – CEO Richard Nuttall

Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines, Richard Nuttall, in an interview with Daily Mirror, discussed the way forward and the current challenge...

02 Feb 2024 - 10     - 7008

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Have the governing MPs really understood the Online Safety Bill?

An amended Online Safety Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, despite calls from the opposition to delay the debating of the Bill and internati...

25 Jan 2024 - 15     - 2037

’’Told you to plant something’’

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!...

19 Jan 2024 - 19     - 609

Tourism is on the rise again, but what does Colombo offer our overseas visitors?

Sri Lanka appears on course to meet its 1.5 million tourist target for 2023, and have set their sights on increasing that number by 1 million next yea...

12 Dec 2023 - 16     - 2483

This Week in Our Comments Section: Can a legend save Sri Lanka cricket?

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s dreadful Cricket World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva called on a former cricketing le...

28 Nov 2023 - 10     - 2262

This Week in Our Comments Section: Who runs Sri Lanka Cricket?

President Ranil Wickremesinghe last week clarified suggestions that BCCI Secretary Jay Shah was running Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Here are some comment...

27 Nov 2023 - 6     - 917

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How low will our MPs go?...

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Sri Lankan graduates lured to work in online dating scams in Laos

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Tax and supply chain woes propel inflation to 6.5%

Sri Lanka’s inflation expanded by 6.5 percent year-on-year in January, as the prices rose across almost all categories from the one-off impact from the higher Value Added Tax and supply chain disrup...

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An electric shock for the public

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) explained the electricity tariff revision which took effect from today.

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Public react to petrol price hike

A cross section of society expressed their opinions on the increase of the price of petrol.

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Traders at Peliyagoda market unhappy

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