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Govt. to tighten penalties against COVID guideline violators

The Government has decided to implement stringent measures against those who violate health guidelines recently issued by the Director General of Health Services.

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New Zealand beat India to make history, become first World Test Champions

A defiant New Zealand outfit beat Team India in the ICC World Test Championship final at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

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COVID-19 death toll up by 65 fatalities

A total of 65 more COVID-19 related deaths that occurred yesterday (22) were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services today pushing the death toll to 2,769.

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Sri Lanka to receive 78,000 doses of Pfizer jabs in July

A total of 78,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka within the first three weeks of July, State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana said today.

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Customs seize illegally imported fags worth Rs. 28mn

Customs officers seized an illegally imported consignment of cigarettes worth Rs.28 million today, Customs Spokesman and Deputy Director (Legal) Sudatta Silva said.

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Mechanic crushed to death as lorry loaded with 30 tonnes of cement lands on his head

A lorry that was carrying 30 tonnes of cement fell on a motor mechanic while he was attending to repairs to the lorry’s faulty wheel. He died instantaneously as his skull was jammed to the ground.

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Decision on mixing Astrazeneca with Pfizer within two weeks: Health Minister

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said today that they expect to obtain the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases (ACCD) that was studying the possibility of using Pfizer vaccine as the second dose for those who had received Astrazeneca (Covishield) jabs as their first dose, within the next two weeks.

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Red alert for seven districts over severe lightning: Met Dept.

A red alert for thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning was issued for seven districts, the Department of Meteorology said today.

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Dancer Kulasiri Budawatta passes away

Veteran dancer Kulasiri Budawatta passed away this morning at the age of 71 at his residence in Kalapura, Mount Lavania.

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COVID task force has failed, vest responsibility of COVID control with Cabinet: Ranil tells Govt

Solitary UNP MP Ranil Wickremesinghe who made his maiden speech in the current Parliament today called for a debate on vesting the responsibility of controlling COVID 19 pandemic with the cabinet as the COVID task force has failed in accomplishing it properly.

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Inaugural edition of LPL reaches 557 Million views worldwide

The inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) reached a cumulative audience of 557 million people through TV, digital-social space and traditional media outlets, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said.

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Seven ex-LTTE members in prison to be released

Seven ex-LTTE members imprisoned for many years are to be released following Presidential Pardon in line with Poson Poya, State Minister of Prison Management & Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwate said.

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Uproar in parliament as SJB protests against fuel price hike

Parliament went into an uproar today when the SJB MPs staged a protest against the recent fuel prices hike. SJB MPs held placards and shouted slogans during the oral question session.

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Attempt to export 21,480 conch shells illegally foiled: Customs

Officers attached to the Biodiversity, Cultural and National Heritage Protection (BCNP) Branch yesterday seized a large number of conch shells while attempting to export them illegally, Customs Media Spokesperson and Deputy Director Sudaththa Silva said.

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Police in mufti to monitor supermarkets, public transport

Policemen in civvies are deployed to arrest persons who do not wear masks and violate quarantine rules at supermarkets, shopping complexes and public transport services, Police said.

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India says Delta plus a ‘variant of concern’, found in nine countries

India has said that the new coronavirus variant Delta plus is a “variant of concern” after cases were detected in at least three states.

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Ranil sworn in as MP

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as a national list MP of the United National Party (UNP) a short while ago.

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X-Press Pearl disaster

EU provides SL with over Rs. 48 Mn humanitarian funding

The European Union is directing over Rs. 48 million (€200,000) in humanitarian funding to provide crucial assistance in response to serous oil and hazardous chemical spills triggered by the fire that broke out on a ship carrying hazardous substances in May.

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11 GN divisions in Batticaloa, Trincomalee isolated

Eleven Grama Niladhari (GN) divisions in the Batticaloa and Trincomalee districts have been isolated since this morning, the Army Commander and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of the COVID-19 Outbreak, Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, said.

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Govt. awaits money from X-PRESS PEARL: Douglas

Sri Lanka will receive funds from the company which owns X-PRESS PEARL ship as an initial compensation within two weeks for the destruction it has caused, Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda informed Parliament yesterday.

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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.

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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.

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Tender scam at Sports Ministry over gym equipment

A serious issue has arisen in the Sports Ministry after tender procedures have been allegedly breached over the purchase of equipment for the Fitness Center (Gym) of the Department of Sports Development under the Ministry of Sports.

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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.

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Officials act salty as ‘Lanka Salt’ is exposed

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Is Litro Gas above the regulator?

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The great distance learning divide

On Monday, Minister of Education G.L. Peiris said that online-learning centres will be established in every district to facilitate students who are un...

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Why do we need feminism in Sri Lanka?

In 2020, the world stopped. In the year since, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed and worsened gender inequalities. Its impact on women and girls has been ...

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Pandemic-related Domestic Violence: Victims don’t often get the desired help

During the first five months of this year, more than 1,200 women dialed the 24-hour hotline: 1938 seeking help for physical, emotional or sexual.......

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The Unseen Victims: The Collateral Damage of COVID-19

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Backsliding on democracy and human rights could be a serious issue for SL – a U.S. academic

Ronald K. McMullen, a U.S. career diplomat- turned academic, in an interview with Daily Mirror shares his views on the policy of the Biden administrat...

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“Deaths not categorised as COVID related may help spread disease” - Dr. Wickramanayaka

Sri Lankans living in UK have made an urgent appeal to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to release the supply of 600,000 doses........

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Most people think filming is not an actual job

“As Asians, we know we have this norm, we have to become a doctor, an engineer, a lawyer. Out of nowhere, I said, I wanted to become a film director...

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“I wonder whether they really burnt the ship” - Dr. Ajantha Perera

Environmental scientist and crusader for protecting the environment and a country free from garbage Dr. Ajantha Perera recently expressed strong state...

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Japanese Officials Ignore a Dying Woman’s Cries for Help

It was around 11 a.m. when Wishma started struggling to breathe. In her solitary confinement, she groaned in pain for hours before falling silent near...

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Officials act salty as ‘Lanka Salt’ is exposed

The media exposed an incident involving the breaking the seal on a lorry loaded with 20 tons of salt dispatched from the Hambantota.......

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Is Litro Gas above the regulator?

After an in-house battle among members of the top management of the Consumer Affairs Authority during the past few weeks whether.......

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The great distance learning divide

On Monday, Minister of Education G.L. Peiris said that online-learning centres will be established in every district to facilitate students who are un...

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Why do we need feminism in Sri Lanka?

In 2020, the world stopped. In the year since, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed and worsened gender inequalities. Its impact on women and girls has been ...

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Pandemic-related Domestic Violence: Victims don’t often get the desired help

During the first five months of this year, more than 1,200 women dialed the 24-hour hotline: 1938 seeking help for physical, emotional or sexual.......

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The Unseen Victims: The Collateral Damage of COVID-19

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Backsliding on democracy and human rights could be a serious issue for SL – a U.S. academic

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“Deaths not categorised as COVID related may help spread disease” - Dr. Wickramanayaka

Sri Lankans living in UK have made an urgent appeal to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to release the supply of 600,000 doses........

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Most people think filming is not an actual job

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“I wonder whether they really burnt the ship” - Dr. Ajantha Perera

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The great distance learning divide

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THE PROFOUND HISTORIC MESSAGE

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KARMA IN BUDDHISM

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Buddha reflections

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Japanese Officials Ignore a Dying Woman’s Cries for Help

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