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STF seizes heroin, ICE worth over Rs. 15 million and revolver in Matugama

Sept 28, Colombo: The Police Special Task Force (STF) during a raid has recovered heroin and crystal methamphetamine (ICE) worth over Rs. 15 million and a revolver hidden in a two-story house that is being constructed at Yatadolawatta in Matugama.
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STF seizes heroin, ICE worth over Rs. 15 million and revolver in Matugama

Sept 28, Colombo: The Police Special Task Force (STF) during a raid has recovered heroin and crystal methamphetamine (ICE) worth over Rs. 15 million and a revolver hidden in a two-story house that is being constructed at Yatadolawatta in Matugama.

SLT-MOBITEL’s ‘Call Tutor 1296’ to help students prepare for scholarship exam

Sept 28, Colombo: SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider has introduced its Call Tutor audio lessons service to assist the little ones in confidently preparing for their Grade Five Scholarship Exam scheduled for November this year.
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SLT-MOBITEL’s ‘Call Tutor 1296’ to help students prepare for scholarship exam

Sept 28, Colombo: SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider has introduced its Call Tutor audio lessons service to assist the little ones in confidently preparing for their Grade Five Scholarship Exam scheduled for November this year.

Cabinet cancels gazette declaring Maximum retail price for rice, decides to import 100,000 MT rice

Sept 28, Colombo: The Cabinet of Ministers at the weekly meeting held today focused on the current shortage of rice in the local market.
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Cabinet cancels gazette declaring Maximum retail price for rice, decides to import 100,000 MT rice

Sept 28, Colombo: The Cabinet of Ministers at the weekly meeting held today focused on the current shortage of rice in the local market.

Asgiriya Chief Prelate to study the agreement with American company and make a statement

Sept 28, Colombo: The Asgiriya Mahanayake Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera said that a statement will be made after the Asgiriya Maha Sangha Sabha convenes and conducts a proper study regarding the agreement to give 40% stake of the governmen
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Asgiriya Chief Prelate to study the agreement with American company and make a statement

Sept 28, Colombo: The Asgiriya Mahanayake Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera said that a statement will be made after the Asgiriya Maha Sangha Sabha convenes and conducts a proper study regarding the agreement to give 40% stake of the government owned shares in the Kerawalapitiya Yugadanavi Power Plant to the U.S. company.

SriLankan Airlines commences trial of IATA Travel Pass on selected sectors

Sept 28, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines is among the airlines leading the way in the South Asian region by trialing the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass commencing 01st October 2021 with selected sectors.
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SriLankan Airlines commences trial of IATA Travel Pass on selected sectors

Sept 28, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines is among the airlines leading the way in the South Asian region by trialing the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass commencing 01st October 2021 with selected sectors.

GMOA requests government to issue NIC number to every child at birth

Sept 27, Colombo: The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) states that every child should be issued a National Identity Card (NIC) number at birth.
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GMOA requests government to issue NIC number to every child at birth

Sept 27, Colombo: The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) states that every child should be issued a National Identity Card (NIC) number at birth.

Customs seeks Attorney General’s advice to release containers stuck at port

Sept 27, Colombo: Regarding the release of uncleared containers with essential food items, the Customs Department, has decided to seek the advice of the Attorney General only for the containers that have pending legal cases filed by the importers.
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Customs seeks Attorney General’s advice to release containers stuck at port

Sept 27, Colombo: Regarding the release of uncleared containers with essential food items, the Customs Department, has decided to seek the advice of the Attorney General only for the containers that have pending legal cases filed by the importers.

Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 case count drops below 1000, total rises to 514,592

Sept 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 case count dropped below 1000 on Monday for the first time in nearly three months.
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Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 case count drops below 1000, total rises to 514,592

Sept 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 case count dropped below 1000 on Monday for the first time in nearly three months.

Supreme Court to hear petition against the opening of liquor stores on October 4

Sept 27, Colombo: The Supreme Court has set October 4 to hear a petition filed by the Association of Self-Employed Traders against the opening of liquor stores during the current lockdown of the country.
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Supreme Court to hear petition against the opening of liquor stores on October 4

Sept 27, Colombo: The Supreme Court has set October 4 to hear a petition filed by the Association of Self-Employed Traders against the opening of liquor stores during the current lockdown of the country.

Money will be released to buy fuel, Central Bank Governor assures

Sept 27, Colombo: The Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal has said at a conference on Saturday that the Central Bank of Sri Lanka will release funds to purchase fuel for the remaining quarter of the year and this will increase dollar liquidity
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Money will be released to buy fuel, Central Bank Governor assures

Sept 27, Colombo: The Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal has said at a conference on Saturday that the Central Bank of Sri Lanka will release funds to purchase fuel for the remaining quarter of the year and this will increase dollar liquidity as the dependence on the dollar would be reduced.

‘YOU CAN SRI LANKA’ Publicity program to show the correct path to vocational education

Sept 27, Colombo: State Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation has planned a series of programs to guide the youth toward the right vocational education.
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‘YOU CAN SRI LANKA’ Publicity program to show the correct path to vocational education

Sept 27, Colombo: State Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation has planned a series of programs to guide the youth toward the right vocational education.

Central Bank explains the significance of repatriation and conversion of export proceeds for External Sector Stability

Sept 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s merchandise export sector has shown a notable improvement in 2021 compared to the pandemic-affected 2020.
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Central Bank explains the significance of repatriation and conversion of export proceeds for External Sector Stability

Sept 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s merchandise export sector has shown a notable improvement in 2021 compared to the pandemic-affected 2020.

Coronavirus update: 1,078 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 513,609

Sept 26, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,078 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday.
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Coronavirus update: 1,078 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 513,609

Sept 26, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,078 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday.

South Africa to share experience in resolving post conflict issues with Sri Lanka

Sept 26, Colombo: South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Dr. Naledi Pandor received Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris at the Permanent Mission of South Africa in New York, on Friday 24 September 2021, for a bilateral meeting, on
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South Africa to share experience in resolving post conflict issues with Sri Lanka

Sept 26, Colombo: South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Dr. Naledi Pandor received Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris at the Permanent Mission of South Africa in New York, on Friday 24 September 2021, for a bilateral meeting, on the sidelines of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Sri Lanka expects 5000 tourists a day from next year

Sept 26, Colombo: The Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga stated that a significant growth in the tourism sector is expected in the next three months and from next year around 5,000 tourists are expected to visit Sri Lanka daily.
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Sri Lanka expects 5000 tourists a day from next year

Sept 26, Colombo: The Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga stated that a significant growth in the tourism sector is expected in the next three months and from next year around 5,000 tourists are expected to visit Sri Lanka daily.

Message exchanged about IS WhatsApp group is false, Police

Sept 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka security units assert that a message circulated on social media about a WhatsApp group related to Islamic State (IS) is a hoax.
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Message exchanged about IS WhatsApp group is false, Police

Sept 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka security units assert that a message circulated on social media about a WhatsApp group related to Islamic State (IS) is a hoax.

Government to sell sugar stocks stuck in the Port through Sathosa at concessionary prices

Sept 26, Colombo: Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena says measures will be taken to release essential goods stranded at the port in accordance with a decision taken by the Cost of Living Committee.
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Government to sell sugar stocks stuck in the Port through Sathosa at concessionary prices

Sept 26, Colombo: Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena says measures will be taken to release essential goods stranded at the port in accordance with a decision taken by the Cost of Living Committee.

Police nab 1,172 suspects during special operation in Western Province

Sept 26, Colombo: The Police have arrested 1,172 suspects in a special operation conducted yesterday covering the Western Province.
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Police nab 1,172 suspects during special operation in Western Province

Sept 26, Colombo: The Police have arrested 1,172 suspects in a special operation conducted yesterday covering the Western Province.

99X acquires Seeds Consulting as part of its growth strategy in Europe

Sept 26, Colombo: Shortly after a group of investors, led by the Private Equity firm Herkules’ “Deal-by-Deal” team, invested in Colombo-based 99x, they have now completed the transaction to purchase Seeds Consulting AS.
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99X acquires Seeds Consulting as part of its growth strategy in Europe

Sept 26, Colombo: Shortly after a group of investors, led by the Private Equity firm Herkules’ “Deal-by-Deal” team, invested in Colombo-based 99x, they have now completed the transaction to purchase Seeds Consulting AS.

EU- South Asia Aviation Partnership Project II kicks off

Sept 25, Colombo: The second phase of the EU- South Asia Aviation Partnership Project II (EU-SA APP II) launched its Kick-Off meeting on 24th September 2021 with the participation of the heads of Aviation Authorities of all seven States in the South Asian Reg
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EU- South Asia Aviation Partnership Project II kicks off

Sept 25, Colombo: The second phase of the EU- South Asia Aviation Partnership Project II (EU-SA APP II) launched its Kick-Off meeting on 24th September 2021 with the participation of the heads of Aviation Authorities of all seven States in the South Asian Region.

Trains ready to roll as soon as the country opened

Sept 25, Colombo: A senior official of the Railway Department said that the trains are ready to start operating according to the way the country is being opened and that the trains will be deployed for several test runs before the curfew is lifted.
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Trains ready to roll as soon as the country opened

Sept 25, Colombo: A senior official of the Railway Department said that the trains are ready to start operating according to the way the country is being opened and that the trains will be deployed for several test runs before the curfew is lifted.

Sri Lanka, Indonesia keen to strengthen economic cooperation ensuring Indian Ocean security

Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Indonesia as members of the nonaligned movement (NAM) have recognized the need to strengthen bilateral relations ensuring Indian Ocean security when the foreign ministers of the two countries met in New York on the sidelines o
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Sri Lanka, Indonesia keen to strengthen economic cooperation ensuring Indian Ocean security

Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Indonesia as members of the nonaligned movement (NAM) have recognized the need to strengthen bilateral relations ensuring Indian Ocean security when the foreign ministers of the two countries met in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Health Minister says ready to open the country on October 01 with restrictions

Sept 25, Colombo: Health Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella says that the country is expected to be opened on the 1st of next month with certain restrictions.
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Health Minister says ready to open the country on October 01 with restrictions

Sept 25, Colombo: Health Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella says that the country is expected to be opened on the 1st of next month with certain restrictions.

Coronavirus update: 1,159 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 512,531

Sept 25, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,159 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday.
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Coronavirus update: 1,159 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 512,531

Sept 25, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,159 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday.

Sri Lanka reports 79 Covid-19 deaths on Saturday, toll rises to 12,609

Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Saturday reported 79 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Friday, September 24.
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Sri Lanka reports 79 Covid-19 deaths on Saturday, toll rises to 12,609

Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Saturday reported 79 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Friday, September 24.

Sri Lanka plans to transition away from fossil fuels, aims to be a carbon neutral country by 2050

Sept 25, Colombo: Reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions and promoting sustainable energy solutions are essential to ensure the health of the planet, Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa underscored while speaking at the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy on Frid
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Sri Lanka plans to transition away from fossil fuels, aims to be a carbon neutral country by 2050

Sept 25, Colombo: Reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions and promoting sustainable energy solutions are essential to ensure the health of the planet, Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa underscored while speaking at the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy on Friday.

Reopening of schools in 4 phases, Grades 1-5 at first

Sept 24, Colombo: A technical committee has been set up jointly by the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education to recommend a methodology for reopening schools
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Reopening of schools in 4 phases, Grades 1-5 at first

Sept 24, Colombo: A technical committee has been set up jointly by the Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education to recommend a methodology for reopening schools

Aesthetic students can study for A/L until practical tests held - Education Secretary

Sept 24, Colombo: The Secretary to the Ministry of Education Prof. Kapila Perera said the practical tests for the aesthetics subjects of the GCE Ordinary Level examination will be conducted once the Covid menace had subsided and the schools reopened.
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Aesthetic students can study for A/L until practical tests held - Education Secretary

Sept 24, Colombo: The Secretary to the Ministry of Education Prof. Kapila Perera said the practical tests for the aesthetics subjects of the GCE Ordinary Level examination will be conducted once the Covid menace had subsided and the schools reopened.

Coronavirus update: 1,332 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total rises to 511,372

Sept 24, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,332 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Friday.
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Coronavirus update: 1,332 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total rises to 511,372

Sept 24, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,332 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Friday.

Mahela Jayawardena appointed Consultant for Sri Lanka National and U19 Teams

Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the appointment of former Sri Lanka Captain Mahela Jayawardena as a ‘Consultant’ to the Sri Lanka National team during the First Round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
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Mahela Jayawardena appointed Consultant for Sri Lanka National and U19 Teams

Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket today announced the appointment of former Sri Lanka Captain Mahela Jayawardena as a ‘Consultant’ to the Sri Lanka National team during the First Round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

PM orders immediate clearance of essential food items held at port

Sept 24, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, focusing on the cost of living of the people of the country, today ordered the immediate release of stocks of essential food items held at the port.
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PM orders immediate clearance of essential food items held at port

Sept 24, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, focusing on the cost of living of the people of the country, today ordered the immediate release of stocks of essential food items held at the port.

Azath Salley’s bail application withdrawn, will be refiled in appropriate court

Sept 24, Colombo: The Colombo High Court today rejected the bail application of former Western Province Governor Azath Salley, who has been remanded under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, filed by his lawyers seeking his release was withdrawn.
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Azath Salley’s bail application withdrawn, will be refiled in appropriate court

Sept 24, Colombo: The Colombo High Court today rejected the bail application of former Western Province Governor Azath Salley, who has been remanded under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, filed by his lawyers seeking his release was withdrawn.

President joins to commemorate victims of 9/11

Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is in New York participating in the UN General Assembly, attended the special commemorative event organized in front of the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan to mark the 20th anniversary of September 11
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President joins to commemorate victims of 9/11

Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is in New York participating in the UN General Assembly, attended the special commemorative event organized in front of the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan to mark the 20th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks in Washington and New York.

Sri Lanka reports 82 Covid-19 deaths on Friday, toll rises to 12,530

Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Friday reported 82 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Thursday, September 23.
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Sri Lanka reports 82 Covid-19 deaths on Friday, toll rises to 12,530

Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Friday reported 82 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Thursday, September 23.

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