Govt. will take action against Lohan based on investigation reports: Justice Minister
Appropriate action will be taken against State Minister Lohan Ratwatte, who was involved in a couple of incidents in Anuradhapura and Welikada prisons, based on the investigation reports, Justice Minister Ali Sabri said today.
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Yohani to perform in India
Sri Lankan music artist and youth icon Yohani de Silva to make her first performance in India after her song ‘Menike mage hithe’ went viral in global.
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Ishini Wickremesinghe resigned on her own accord: Minister
Assuring that there was no influence on Director General of the National Zoological Gardens, Ishini Wickremesinghe to resign from her position, Wildlife and Forest Conservation Minister C.B. Ratnayake said today she resigned on her own accord.
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Arrest warrants outnumber policemen: Minister Weerasekera
At least a thousand policemen will have to be appointed to each police station, considering the large number of persons against whom arrest warrants have been issued, Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekerra told Parliament.
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US firm wins Sri Lanka LNG deal
New Fortress Energy has finalised a contract with the government of Sri Lanka that gives it the rights to develop a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal off the coast of Colombo that is expected to start up in 2023
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UDA to construct 26 jogging tracks across the country
Construction of jogging track abutting Parakrama Samudra to go ahead
The Urban Development Authority (UDA) yesterday said that the Authority had planned to construct 26 jogging tracks across the country by the end of this year.
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Youngsters refusing to take vaccines plunging country at risk
Referring to the hesitancy shown by the younger population to receive the COVID vaccine, Chairman of State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) Dr. Prasanna Gunasena said it could result in high danger increasing the viral loads in the society.
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Alleged Murder plot on Maithri
Probe continues on ex-DIG Nalaka Silva based on Namal Kumara’s complaint: Minister
Further investigations were being carried out into former Terrorism Investigation Division Director Nalaka Silva upon a compliant lodged by Anti-Corruption Force Director Namal Kumara in 2018 on an alleged plot to assassinate the then President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary and incumbent President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara revealed today.
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Setefano considered for SL 7’s Head Coach Job
Former Fiji Captain Setefano Cakau has been considered for the Sri Lanka Seven’s rugby head coach job despite Sri Lanka Rugby’s (SLR) failure to finalize the national squad ahead of the Asia Rugby Seven’s Series in November.
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Sri Lanka’s chances of making history to be ruined by administrators?
Sri Lanka Seven’s rugby team may not be able to take part in the Asia Rugby Seven Series set to be kicked off in November, if they fail to submit their final squad before the end of this month, Daily Mirror reliably learns.
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Vaccinating children above 12 with chronic illnesses to start this Friday: Prof. Jayasumana
Vaccination for children above 12 years of age, who are diagnosed with chronic diseases, would commence at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital from this Friday (24), State Minister Channa Jayasumana told Parliament today.
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High-risk post COVID complication conditions will occur even after recovering from COVID: Respiratory physician
Even after recovering from COVID viral infection, several high-risk post COVID complication conditions such as COVID pneumonia could occur, Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Colombo National Hospital Dr. Asha Samaranayake said.
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Guidelines on reopening Primary Schools directed to Edu. Ministry
The relevant recommendations required to re-commence Grade five and classes below that have been handed over to the Secretary to the Education Ministry.
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GTF welcomes President’s call for engagement with Diaspora
Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a leading Diaspora group, said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wanting to engage with the Tamil diaspora is certainly a progressive move.
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90% pregnant mothers vaccinated so far: Family Health Bureau
About 90% of the pregnant mothers have been vaccinated so far, Family Health Bureau Director and Community Physician Chitramali de Silva said.
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66 more COVID-19 deaths reported today
A total of 66 more COVID-19 related deaths that occurred yesterday (20) were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services today pushing the death toll to 12,284.
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Missing NMRA files contain data on medicines imported by previous govt. at higher prices: Minister
The 5925 files out of the database of National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA) which have been erased or disappeared contain data on medicines imported by the previous regime at exceptionally high prices, State Minister Channa Jayasumana informed Parliament today.
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STF done 158 raids, seized Rs. 90Mn worth Kerala cannabis this year
The STF has conducted 158 raids to seize Kerala cannabis so far this year and captured 696 kg of marijuana to the value of over Rs. 90 million with the latest arrest on Monday.
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Ban on chemical fertilizer:
Reveal clear policy without deceiving country: NPP
Claiming that the Government had reversed the decision to ban on the use of chemical fertilizer, the National People’s power (NPP) today urged the Government to reveal its clear policy without deceiving the country.
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President invites Kuwait to invest in Colombo Port City
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has invited Kuwait to invest in the Colombo Port City, in solar and wind energy and oil refining sectors in Sri Lanka, the Presidential Media Division said.
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Sand, soil, gravel transportation permits to be issued online from Sept. 30: Amaraweera
Steps have been taken by the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) to issue transport permits through online from September 30 that is required for development projects in the country as well as for people’s needs, Environment Ministry Mahinda Amaraweera said.
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Pfizer for children above 12 years within next seven days at LRH: Paediatrician
A decision has been taken to provide Pfizer vaccine as a shield against the Covid virus for children above 12-years of age at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital (LRH) in Colombo within the next seven days, LRH Consultant Paediatrician Dr. Deepal Perera said.
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Canada's Trudeau wins third term
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power on Monday as his main rival conceded defeat, saying he had won a clear mandate to govern although he fell short of his goal for a majority win.
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Protesting death-row inmates refuse to negotiate
The death-row inmates who are protesting on the roof of the chapel ward of Welikada Prison are refusing to negotiate, the Prisons Department said.
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Plans afoot to provide Pfizer vaccine to A/L students soon: Minister
Plans are underway to provide Pfizer vaccine to the students who are sitting for the Advanced Level examination this year, Education Minister Dinesh Gunawardane told Parliament today.
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Monday recorded lowest PCR, RATs done since Aug. 21
The lowest number of PCR and Rapid Antigen tests have been done on Monday (20) in the country to detect COVID-19 patients since August 21 this year, according to statistics provided by the Health Promotion Bureau (HPB).
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Jayantha Ketagoda sworn in as MP
Jayantha Ketagoda was sworn in as a National List MP of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) a short while ago.
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