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Those who used it to capture power won’t stay long: Cardinal

Those who used the Easter Sunday mayhem to come to power will not be able to stay in power for long if they are a part of it, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said yesterday.

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Ex IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne will not be arrested over Lasantha Wickremetunge murder case - AG

The Attorney General today informed the Supreme Court that there are no sufficient materials to arrest former IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne in connection with the murder of former Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickremetunge.

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No fuel shortage, long queues due to rumours: CPC’s trade union

There is no shortage of fuel in the country and the reason behind having long queues is due to rumours spreading on social media regarding a possible fuel price hike, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Union Collective said.

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Constitution making should take place through PSC: Kiriella

Claiming that a new Constitution was being drafted by personal lawyers of the President, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella said today the opinion of the Parliamentarians should be obtained through a Parliament Select Committee (PSC).

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School children from 16 to 17 also to get Pfizer from tomorrow

School children aged between 16 and 17, throughout the country, will be administered the Pfizer vaccines from tomorrow (22), Director General of Health Services Dr Asela Gunawardane said today.

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Mahindananda reiterates imported potassium fertilizer not chemical

Refuting claims that the potassium chloride fertilizer imported from Lithuania was chemical-based, Agricultural Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage reiterated today that it was not chemical but a type of an organic fertilizer.

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Sri Lanka denies allegations over participation at Dubai EXPO

Sri Lanka has denied allegations raised over its participation at the Dubai EXPO, including with regards to the funds allocated and the events and activities organized by Sri Lanka Tourism.

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142nd Royal-Thomian big match to be played at SSC

The 142nd Royal-Thomian Cricket big match, which was postponed twice this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be played on 28th, 29th and 30th of October at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.

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President attends Parliament sitting

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in Parliament this morning to attend Parliament sittings.

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WHO warns Covid pandemic will drag on into 2022

The Covid pandemic will ’’go on for a year longer than it needs to’’ because poorer countries are not getting the vaccines they need, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

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First ever sextuplet birth in Sri Lanka

The first ever sextuplet birth was reported at a private hospital in Colombo, as a 31 year old mother gave birth to six babies.

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Floods, landslides kill more than 150 in India and Nepal

More than 150 people have died in several days of significant flooding and devastating landslides that have swept away roads and houses in India and Nepal, officials say, with dozens more missing.

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Pfizer vaccine to A/L students islandwide from today

Administering the Pfizer vaccine to students aged between 18 and 19 would take place at their respective schools throughout the country from today, a Medical specialist said.

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Youth will be called upon to take on UNP leadership:Ranil

UNP is to be handed over to a youthful team, which will take the party and the nation to a new era just like its founder leader late Prime Minister D. S. Senanayake did, Party Leader cum Member of Parliament Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

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Stop gatherings as Sri Lanka goes on alert over Delta Plus

Sri Lanka’s health authorities yesterday warned that they had gone on alert over the mutated version of the Delta variant, known as the Delta Plus which was already spreading in countries such as the UK, New Zealand and Israel, infecting even those fully vaccinated.

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Special activities in schools after today’s reopening: Prof. Perera

Special programmes such as counselings and other activities will take place in schools today and tomorrow to make the children familiarise with the school environment after staying at home for more than six months due to COVID pandemic, Education Ministry Secretary Prof. Kapila Perera said.

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CB asks users to assume risks when dealing in cryptocurrencies

Setting the record straight on the rising use of virtual currencies, which are also known as cryptocurrencies, the Central Bank said that the users ought to assume the risks associated in dealing with such currencies, as there is neither regulatory oversight nor any legal recourse should they fall victim by engaging with such currencies.

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Sri Lanka qualifies to ICC T20 World Cup Super 12

Sri Lanka booked their place in the Super 12 stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup after completing a comfortable 70-run victory over Ireland in Abu Dhabi.

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School premises are safe: Chairman PHI Union

Chairman of the Public Health Inspectors Union of Sri Lanka Upul Rohana in a message to parents said that school premises are safe and asked them not to fear sending their children to school.

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Cuba to help SL to develop medicines from ’Murunga’

Cuba has offered to help Sri Lanka with technology to manufacture medicinal items from drumsticks or Murunga (scientific name; Moringa oleifera) , a statement from the Education Ministry said.

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Wearing mask gives similar protection like vaccination

Wearing a mask gives similar protection like the vaccination and it helps keep the coronavirus at bay, Health officials pointed out.

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18 more succumb to COVID-19

A total of 18 more COVID-19 related deaths that occurred yesterday (19) were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services today pushing the death toll to 13,543.

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Train scheduled to run tomorrow, cancelled until further notice: SLSMU

The train service which scheduled to resume from tomorrow (21) has been cancelled until further notice, Sri Lanka Railway Station Masters’ Union (SLSMU) Secretary Kasun Chamara said.

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Come to school tomorrow to enjoy the right to free education: Minister

Arrangements and relevant decisions have been taken to restart the schools for about 600,000 children in our country from tomorrow, Education Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said.

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Namal Rajapaksa meets PM Modi, gifts Sinhala version of Bhagavad Gita

Minister Namal Rajapaksa on Wednesday gifted a Sinhala version of Bhagwad Gita to Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi. It also carries a message from the Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Two young riders defying cop’s order to stop, die in accident

Two teenagers who were riding on a motorcycle disobeying police order, died when their motorcycle crashed with a lorry at Kitulkote Junction in Lunugamvehera on the Thanamalwila-Wellawaya main road, police said.

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Inter-provincial travel restrictions extended

The inter-provincial travel restrictions currently in place were extended till October 31, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said.

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Penal Code to be amended to annul death sentence to minors

Justice Minister Ali Sabry would present in Parliament an amendment to the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill tomorrow, which would establish provisions to replace the verdict of death sentence being given to minors replacing it with custodial sentences, Parliament media unit said today.

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Kushinagar Intl. Airport inaugurated by 95 Buddhist monks, SL Minister

A total number of 111 passengers, including 95 Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka, landed at the newly-built Kushinagar International Airport, marking the first international flight to land at the airport.

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Impossible is possible in T20 cricket - Murali

At a time when no one seems to give Sri Lanka a chance to go the distance in the ICC T20 World Cup, spin legend Muttiah Muralidaran does not want to rule Sri Lanka completely out of contention.

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Facebook plans to change its name, says The Verge

Social media giant Facebook Inc (FB.O) is planning to rebrand itself with a new name next week, the Verge reported on Tuesday, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Gazette banning chemical fertilizer imports; a move on wrong advice Agri Ministry Secretary

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Sri Lanka will not bow down to the sword of Damocles - Prof. G. L. Peiris

Sri Lanka’s foreign policy has been inconsistent over the past few years under successive Governments and its dealings........

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Substantial reduction in GDP due to lockdowns Ajith Nivard Cabraal-Central Bank Governor

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“New Zealand in talks with Sri Lanka on security cooperation to curb extremism” -Michael Appleton High Commissioner New Zealand

New Zealand opened a resident mission in Sri Lanka recently to promotion of bilateral ties to a new level. Its High Commissioner Michael Appleton in a...

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Bittersweet memories of a ‘City that never slept’

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Spotlight on agriculture; Contaminated fertilizer tailor-made for Sri Lanka

Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage said in Parliament recently that compost, bio-liquid fertilizer and potassium fertilizer would be provided prior to cultivation during the Mah...

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This rare tree is making COVID-19 vaccines

With the extract, Novavax plans to produce billions of doses of the vaccine, which would make it one of the largest COVID-19 vaccine suppliers in the ...

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activists continue to fight for captive elephants

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Deconstructing the Central Bank’s Economic Road map

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Gazette banning chemical fertilizer imports; a move on wrong advice Agri Ministry Secretary

Secretary to the Agriculture Ministry Prof. Udith Jayasinghe takes questions from Daily Mirror about the current crisis of the agriculture sector and ...

19 Oct 2021 - 1     - 5744

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Sri Lanka will not bow down to the sword of Damocles - Prof. G. L. Peiris

Sri Lanka’s foreign policy has been inconsistent over the past few years under successive Governments and its dealings........

18 Oct 2021 - 1     - 1074

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Substantial reduction in GDP due to lockdowns Ajith Nivard Cabraal-Central Bank Governor

Newly appointed Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about plans to bring back the economy to pre-pa...

12 Oct 2021 - 1     - 877

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“New Zealand in talks with Sri Lanka on security cooperation to curb extremism” -Michael Appleton High Commissioner New Zealand

New Zealand opened a resident mission in Sri Lanka recently to promotion of bilateral ties to a new level. Its High Commissioner Michael Appleton in a...

07 Oct 2021 - 0     - 1091

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Bittersweet memories of a ‘City that never slept’

At the heart of Eastern Province lies a now abandoned ghost town punctuated with towering structures, uninhabited housing, dilapidated buildings,...

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Spotlight on agriculture; Contaminated fertilizer tailor-made for Sri Lanka

Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage said in Parliament recently that compost, bio-liquid fertilizer and potassium fertilizer would be provided prior to cultivation during the Mah...

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This rare tree is making COVID-19 vaccines

With the extract, Novavax plans to produce billions of doses of the vaccine, which would make it one of the largest COVID-19 vaccine suppliers in the ...

13 Oct 2021 - 0     - 1990

activists continue to fight for captive elephants

Last week the Court of Appeal issued an interim order preventing the Director General of the Wildlife Conservation Department from granting permission...

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Deconstructing the Central Bank’s Economic Road map

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