Canada’s Trudeau wins another minority in election, claims ’clear mandate’
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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US to ease travel restrictions on fully vaccinated foreign visitors in November
The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year.
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Prices of essential items under review
The government is in the process of revising prices of essential items such as rice, sugar, milk powder and domestic gas, a minister said yesterday.
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Jayantha Ketagoda to be sworn in today
Jayantha Ketagoda who is expected to fill the National List MP slot created after the resignation of former State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal is to be sworn in today, Serjeant-at-arms Narendra Fernando said yesterday.
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SLFP does not condone continuation of Emergency Regulations: Dayasiri
The SLFP does not condone the continuation of the ‘Emergency Regulations’ (The Public Security Ordinance) more than a day necessary or the militarisation of the civil administration, General Secretary of the SLFP and the Batik, Handloom Fabric and Local Apparel Product State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said.
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93 more die of COVID-19: Death toll surges to 12,218
A total of 93 more COVID-19 related deaths that occurred yesterday (19) were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services today pushing the death toll to 12,218.
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Pfizer says its Covid-19 vaccine safe for 5- to 11-year-olds
In a highly anticipated announcement, Pfizer said on Monday a Phase 2/3 trial showed its Covid-19 vaccine was safe and generated a ’’robust’’ antibody response in children ages 5 to 11.
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Death-row inmates launch protest in Welikada
At least ten prisoners who were sentenced to death launched a protest on the roof of the Welikada Prison.
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8 people killed in shooting at Russian university
At least eight people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, officials have said.
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Govt. issues deadline for unvaccinated people to get jabbed
The people who are above 30 years of age and not vaccinated so far, should get their vaccines within this week, the Government said today.
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Suspend Lohan’s party membership: March 12 Movement tells SLPP
Highlighting the need to appoint a committee of professionals to investigate the incident involving State Minister Lohan Ratwatte, the March 12 Movement today urged Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to suspend his party membership and probe his anti-disciplinary actions.
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Woman serving life imprisonment found innocent: CA observes trial judge misdirected himself of the facts
After spending more than two years in prison, a woman sentenced to life imprisonment for drug trafficking was acquitted by the Court of Appeal, observing that the High Court judge has misdirected himself of the facts during the trial.
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Vaccinating adolescents takes two weeks to kick off
The vaccination drive for all those who are aged between 15 and 19 could commence within the next two weeks, State Minister Channa Jayasumana said today.
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GMOA introduces measures to prevent fifth COVID wave
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday introduced several measures to prevent the country moving towards a fifth COVID wave.
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Fmr. MP Ranjith Aluvihare infected with COVID
Matale District former State Minister and MP Ranjith Aluvihare has been diagnosed with COVID-19 virus.
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UN Chief assures fullest positive cooperation to SL
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that the UN will provide its full support to Sri Lanka in moving forward to promote unity among different communities.
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Govt. ready to spend billions of rupees to clean Kelani River: Amaraweera
The government is ready to spend billions of rupees for the conservation of the Kelani River in the next few years, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.
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14-year-old boy shot dead in Weeraketiya
A 14-year-old boy has been shot dead at Gajanayakagama in Weeraketiya, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.
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PM returns from Italy
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his delegation who were on an official visit to Italy to attend the G20 Interfaith Conference, returned to the island this morning, the Katunayake Airport Duty Manager said.
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Fears remain oil still inside X-press Pearl
Fears remain that there may be oil still inside the sunken ship, X-press Pearl, despite various assurances given earlier, officials said. Dharshani Lahandapura, the Chairperson of the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) told Daily Mirror that foreign experts believe that there is no bunker oil remaining in the ship.
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SLC to ‘seriously consider’ replacing New Zealand in Pakistan if invited
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) would ‘seriously consider’ replacing New Zealand in Pakistan should they receive an invitation from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) according to SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva.
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103 more COVID-19 deaths reported
A total of 103 more COVID-19 related deaths that occurred yesterday (18) were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services today pushing the death toll to 12,125.
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PCB reaches out to SLC for short tours but no series could be planned
The Pakistan Cricket Board had reached out to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for a short series in the country to make up for the cancellation of the New Zealand tour but since players from both the nations had prior commitments, no series could be planned.
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Major decline in COVID cases, hospitalization: Health officials
There is a sharp decrease in COVID-19 cases being reported daily and also the number of hospitalization has also vastly gone down, Health officials pointed out today.
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