Glasgow woman raped on SL holiday finally gets justice 11 years after traumatising attack
A tourist who was raped by a hotel worker at a glamorous resort in Sri Lanka 11 years ago has finally won her quest for justice after the tour operator was held liable.
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Inter-provincial travel ban to be lifted
The inter-province travel ban is to be lifted on Monday, Government sources said. Sources told Daily Mirror the matter had been discussed during a meeting chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday.
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2,455 fresh COVID-19 cases detected today
A total of 2,455 more COVID-19 patients have been detected within today increasing the total number of positive cases in Sri Lanka to 306,662 , the Government Information Department said.
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Mendis, Dickwella & Danushka banned for one year from International Cricket
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to revise the punishment on cricketers Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis.
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56 more succumb to COVID-19
A total of 56 more COVID-19 related deaths that occurred yesterday (29) were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services today pushing the death toll to 4380.
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President directs officials to conduct survey on unvaccinated people
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the officials to conduct a survey on the people who have not received a Covid-19 vaccine yet, Presidential Media Division (PMD) said.
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Nanjing: New virus outbreak worst after Wuhan, say Chinese state media
A Covid outbreak first discovered in the Chinese city of Nanjing has spread to five provinces and Beijing, with state media calling it the most extensive contagion after Wuhan, the BBC reported.
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CP governor approves feasibility study for proposed Kandy cable car project
Central Province (CP) Governor Lalith U Gamage today granted permission to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed cable car project as a suitable solution to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in Kandy city.
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All public servants should report to duty from Monday
All public servants should be called back to duty as usual from Monday (August 2), in accordance with Covid-19 Health Guidelines, Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government Secretary J.J. Rathnasiri said.
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Child ponography: Man from Kandy uploaded nearly 100 porn videos, pictures to cyberspace
After establishing a special unit, the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, it is learnt that a man from Kandy had uploaded nearly 100 child pornographic videos and pictures by himself into the cyberspace or social media.
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Judges get new circular to expedite child abuse trials in HC
A special circular has been issued by the Judicial Service Commission to all the High Court Judges to streamline and expedite child abuse trials in High Courts.
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Two more Indian players test positive for Covid-19
Team India have received some bad news as spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Krishnappa Gowtham have also tested positive for Covid-19.
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Price of domestic electrical wiring reduced
The price of domestic electrical wiring has been reduced by 11%, State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna said.
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Body of 16-year-old girl exhumed for second autopsy
The body of the 16 year-old-girl who died under tragic circumstances while working as a domestic helper at MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s residence, has been exhumed and subsequently sent to the Peradeniya Teaching hospital for the second post-mortem.
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Sri Lanka sees highest single-day vaccination total
Sri Lanka on Thursday administered more than 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses making it highest single-day number of jabs.
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Drug ring operate from UAE
Man nabbed with Rs. 400Mn worth heroin
A man was arrested with 40 kg of heroin which has a street value of Rs.400 million during a raid at Rerukana in Bandaragama early this morning.
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I may even cross over to another party if necessary: Rajitha
SJB MP- Rajitha Senaratne said he will cross over to another party if he feels necessary.
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Man dies while being treated at spa in Thalawathugoda
The Thalangama Police launched investigation after a 36-year-old man has died while being treated at a Spa at Thalawathugoda in Thalangama yesterday.
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Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets, seal series
Sri Lanka won the third and final T20I of the three-match T20I series against India by seven wickets and clinched the series 2-1 on Thursday.
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COVID-19 cases on the rise again
The COVID-19 cases which remained at a moderate level in the recent past have started to slightly soar again bringing daily COVID cases close to the 2,000 mark.
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SLC’s disciplinary committee wants two-year bans for Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis
The five-member disciplinary committee formed by Sri Lanka Cricket has recommended a two-year bans for batsmen Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis with 18-month sanction for wicketkeeper-batter Niroshan Dickwella for their recent breach of bio-secure bubble during their tour of United Kingdom.
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Wimal under home-quarantine after several security officers contract COVID-19
Industries Minister Wimal Weerawansa has been placed under home quarantine after several police officers working in his security details were identified as Covid 19 infected.
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SDIG Ajith Rohana appointed NCPA Director Board member
Senior DIG Ajith Rohana has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
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Plans afoot to vaccinate all between 12 and 30 in the second phase: Lalith Weeratunge
The Government was ready to vaccinate all between the age group of 18 and 30 soon after a suitable vaccine was recommended by the medical experts, head of the Presidential Task Force for National Deployment and Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Lalith Weerathunge said today.
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US Ambassador keen on conclusion of New Fortress’s energy deal in Sri Lanka
U.S. Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz, who commented on the proposed investment by the U.S. based New Fortress Energy (New Fortress”) in Sri Lanka’s energy sector, said she would argue for it as a crucial project for Sri Lanka needing capacity improvement and new technology in the related field.
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SC concludes hearing into Finance Bill: Determination to be referred to Speaker & President
The Supreme Court today concluded arguments put forward in support and against the proposed Finance Bill.
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Azath Salley’s FR petition fixed for August 10
The Fundamental Rights petition filed by former Governor of Western Province Azath Salley seeking an order to release him from CID custody was today fixed for August 10 by Supreme Court.
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Won’t prevent U.S. companies from investing in Port City: U.S. Ambassador
U.S. Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz said today her country would not prevent its companies from investing in the Colombo Port City, but she was still concerned about the new Act governing its businesses because of loopholes for corrupt practices and money laundering.
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