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SSP Shani Abeysekara admitted to IDH Hospital, Opposition Leader requests to ensure his safety

Nov 28, Colombo: Former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekara, who has rendered a distinguished service in the field of criminal investigations in Sri Lanka, has been admitted to the National Institute of Infectious Dis
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SSP Shani Abeysekara admitted to IDH Hospital, Opposition Leader requests to ensure his safety

Nov 28, Colombo: Former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekara, who has rendered a distinguished service in the field of criminal investigations in Sri Lanka, has been admitted to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH), Angoda.

Government to take over controversial Batticaloa Campus

Nov 28, Colombo: Education Minister Prof. GL Peiris said the government will take over the controversial Batticaloa campus in Poonani, Batticaloa, founded by the former Governor of the Eastern Province MLAM Hizbullah and accused of being prepared to teach Sha
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Government to take over controversial Batticaloa Campus

Nov 28, Colombo: Education Minister Prof. GL Peiris said the government will take over the controversial Batticaloa campus in Poonani, Batticaloa, founded by the former Governor of the Eastern Province MLAM Hizbullah and accused of being prepared to teach Sharia Law.

Priest arrested for organizing LTTE Heroes’ Day commemorations

Nov 28, Colombo: A priest who organized a celebration with the image of former LTTE leader Vellupillai Pannirabhakaran at a religious place in Jaffna to commemorate Maaveerar Naal (Great Heroes Day) which falls on Friday (November 27) has been arrested.
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Priest arrested for organizing LTTE Heroes’ Day commemorations

Nov 28, Colombo: A priest who organized a celebration with the image of former LTTE leader Vellupillai Pannirabhakaran at a religious place in Jaffna to commemorate Maaveerar Naal (Great Heroes Day) which falls on Friday (November 27) has been arrested.

India to assist Sri Lanka to strengthen maritime security

Nov 27, Colombo: India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval paid a courtesy call on Defense Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, today (Nov 27).
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India to assist Sri Lanka to strengthen maritime security

Nov 27, Colombo: India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval paid a courtesy call on Defense Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, today (Nov 27).

Shani Abeysekara transferred to Welikanda COVID-19 Treatment Center

Nov 27, Colombo: Former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Shani Abeysekara who was in remand custody has been admitted to the Welikanda COVID-19 Specialized Treatment Center today (27)
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Shani Abeysekara transferred to Welikanda COVID-19 Treatment Center

Nov 27, Colombo: Former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Shani Abeysekara who was in remand custody has been admitted to the Welikanda COVID-19 Specialized Treatment Center today (27)

Sri Lanka can build back better from COVID-19 and realize inclusive, resilient growth - World Bank

Nov 27, Colombo: The World Bank’s new Country Director for Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Faris Hadad-Zervos, completed his first visit to Sri Lanka Friday.
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Sri Lanka can build back better from COVID-19 and realize inclusive, resilient growth - World Bank

Nov 27, Colombo: The World Bank’s new Country Director for Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Faris Hadad-Zervos, completed his first visit to Sri Lanka Friday.

Sri Lanka reports 8 COVID-19 deaths today, toll rises to 107

Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka reported eight more deaths Friday due to COVID-19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 107, according to health authorities.
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Sri Lanka reports 8 COVID-19 deaths today, toll rises to 107

Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka reported eight more deaths Friday due to COVID-19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 107, according to health authorities.

Coronavirus update: 473 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total rises to 22,501

Nov 27, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 473 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Friday.
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Coronavirus update: 473 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total rises to 22,501

Nov 27, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 473 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Friday.

Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka to ‘CCC’

Nov 27, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has downgraded Sri Lanka’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘CCC’ reflecting Sri Lanka’s increasingly challenging external-debt repayment position over the medium term.
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Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka to ‘CCC’

Nov 27, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has downgraded Sri Lanka’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘CCC’ reflecting Sri Lanka’s increasingly challenging external-debt repayment position over the medium term.

Measures will be taken to prevent Indian fishermen from fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters – Fisheries Minister

Nov 27, Colombo: Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda said a prompt measure will be taken to prevent Indian fishermen from crossing and illegally fishing in the territorial waters of Sri Lanka after consulting with the Indian High Commission in Colombo an
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Measures will be taken to prevent Indian fishermen from fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters – Fisheries Minister

Nov 27, Colombo: Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda said a prompt measure will be taken to prevent Indian fishermen from crossing and illegally fishing in the territorial waters of Sri Lanka after consulting with the Indian High Commission in Colombo and the External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi.

COPE recommends to set up a mechanism to prevent pollution of Kelani River

Nov 27, Colombo: The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) held in Parliament yesterday (26), disclosed that the Kelani River, a major river in the country that supplies water to Colombo, has been severely polluted due to unauthorized constructions, unlicens
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COPE recommends to set up a mechanism to prevent pollution of Kelani River

Nov 27, Colombo: The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) held in Parliament yesterday (26), disclosed that the Kelani River, a major river in the country that supplies water to Colombo, has been severely polluted due to unauthorized constructions, unlicensed factories, restaurants and hotels.

Government to maintain a fixed fuel price amidst fluctuating world oil prices

Nov 27, Colombo: Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila has said that maintaining a fixed fuel price amidst the fluctuating world oil prices is the policy of the new government.
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Government to maintain a fixed fuel price amidst fluctuating world oil prices

Nov 27, Colombo: Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila has said that maintaining a fixed fuel price amidst the fluctuating world oil prices is the policy of the new government.

Stern regulatory measures followed to improve the quality of reclaim tea - Plantation Minister

Nov 27, Colombo: Stern regulatory measures have been taken to improve the quality of reclaim tea, Minister of Plantations Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said in Parliament Thursday (26).
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Stern regulatory measures followed to improve the quality of reclaim tea - Plantation Minister

Nov 27, Colombo: Stern regulatory measures have been taken to improve the quality of reclaim tea, Minister of Plantations Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said in Parliament Thursday (26).

COPE meeting held online for the first time

Nov 27, Colombo: The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) in Parliament had Secretaries of three Ministries joining the committee meeting online through ZOOM technology for the first time Thursday (26).
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COPE meeting held online for the first time

Nov 27, Colombo: The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) in Parliament had Secretaries of three Ministries joining the committee meeting online through ZOOM technology for the first time Thursday (26).

Sri Lanka Manufacturing and Services activities contract in October 2020

Nov 27, Colombo: Purchasing Managers’ Indices for both Manufacturing and Services activities contracted in October 2020, due to adverse impacts of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic erupted in the country earlier in the month, the Central Bank said in
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Sri Lanka Manufacturing and Services activities contract in October 2020

Nov 27, Colombo: Purchasing Managers’ Indices for both Manufacturing and Services activities contracted in October 2020, due to adverse impacts of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic erupted in the country earlier in the month, the Central Bank said in its monthly report.

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka recommends amending the gazette issued requiring cremation of COVID-19 dead bodies

Nov 27, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has recommended the Ministry of Health to amend the gazette issued on the disposal of bodies of people died due to COVID -19 to ensure compatibility with Sri Lankan law and international obliga
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Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka recommends amending the gazette issued requiring cremation of COVID-19 dead bodies

Nov 27, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has recommended the Ministry of Health to amend the gazette issued on the disposal of bodies of people died due to COVID -19 to ensure compatibility with Sri Lankan law and international obligations.

Government plans to purchase 1000kg of paddy per hectare from every farmer receiving fertilizer subsidy

Nov 27, Colombo: From the next season, 1000 kg of paddy per hectare will be purchased at a guaranteed price of Rs. 50 from every farmer who receives the fertilizer subsidy the Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage said.
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Government plans to purchase 1000kg of paddy per hectare from every farmer receiving fertilizer subsidy

Nov 27, Colombo: From the next season, 1000 kg of paddy per hectare will be purchased at a guaranteed price of Rs. 50 from every farmer who receives the fertilizer subsidy the Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage said.

Former President says Easter Sunday attack was a conspiracy of a foreign group

Nov 26, Colombo: Former President Maithripala Sirisena concluding his testimony to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday Attack Wednesday said the 21 April 2019 suicide bomb attack on the churches and hotels was a conspiracy led by a f
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Former President says Easter Sunday attack was a conspiracy of a foreign group

Nov 26, Colombo: Former President Maithripala Sirisena concluding his testimony to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday Attack Wednesday said the 21 April 2019 suicide bomb attack on the churches and hotels was a conspiracy led by a foreign group in Sri Lanka.

Coronavirus update: 559 new COVID-19 cases identified Thursday, total rises to 22,028

Nov 26, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 559 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Thursday.
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Coronavirus update: 559 new COVID-19 cases identified Thursday, total rises to 22,028

Nov 26, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 559 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Thursday.

Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka raising toll to 99

Nov 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka has reported four more deaths Thursday due to COVID-19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 99, according to health authorities.
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Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka raising toll to 99

Nov 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka has reported four more deaths Thursday due to COVID-19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 99, according to health authorities.

Sri Lankan nationals successfully evacuated from the war zone in the Tigray region of Ethiopia

Nov 26, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Embassy in Ethiopia, in consultation with the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka and the United Nations in Ethiopia, has successfully facilitated the evacuation of thirty-eight (38) Sri Lankan nationals from the war zone in Tigray re
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Sri Lankan nationals successfully evacuated from the war zone in the Tigray region of Ethiopia

Nov 26, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Embassy in Ethiopia, in consultation with the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka and the United Nations in Ethiopia, has successfully facilitated the evacuation of thirty-eight (38) Sri Lankan nationals from the war zone in Tigray region in the northern part of Ethiopia, the Foreign Ministry said.

Sri Lanka to host maritime Security cooperation talks with India and Maldives tomorrow after six years

Nov 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka will host the 4th National Security Adviser (NSA) Level Trilateral Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation between India, Maldives and Sri Lanka on 27-28 November 2020 in Colombo, the Ministry of Defense said.
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Sri Lanka to host maritime Security cooperation talks with India and Maldives tomorrow after six years

Nov 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka will host the 4th National Security Adviser (NSA) Level Trilateral Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation between India, Maldives and Sri Lanka on 27-28 November 2020 in Colombo, the Ministry of Defense said.

PCR confirms deceased OIC of the Kollupitiya Crime Branch was not Covid-19 infected

Nov 26, Colombo: The PCR test conducted on the OIC of the Kollupitiya Police Crime Division J.M. Nilantha, who died this morning suddenly, was found to be negative for COVID-19 coronavirus.
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PCR confirms deceased OIC of the Kollupitiya Crime Branch was not Covid-19 infected

Nov 26, Colombo: The PCR test conducted on the OIC of the Kollupitiya Police Crime Division J.M. Nilantha, who died this morning suddenly, was found to be negative for COVID-19 coronavirus.

Final decision on conducting the GCE O/L Examination within the next 10 days - Education Minister

Nov 26, Colombo: The Minister of Education Prof. GL Peiris said the final decision regarding the conduct of the GCE Ordinary Level Examination this year and the action to be taken will be given within the next ten days.
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Final decision on conducting the GCE O/L Examination within the next 10 days - Education Minister

Nov 26, Colombo: The Minister of Education Prof. GL Peiris said the final decision regarding the conduct of the GCE Ordinary Level Examination this year and the action to be taken will be given within the next ten days.

ICRA Lanka assigns [SL]A rating with Stable outlook to the proposed debenture program of First Capital Holdings PLC

Nov 26 (CP) Colombo- ICRA Lanka Limited has assigned the issue rating of [SL]A with Stable outlook to the proposed LKR 2,000 million (an initial issue of LKR 1,000 million with the option to raise a maximum of LKR 2,000 million) senior unsecured redeemable d
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ICRA Lanka assigns [SL]A rating with Stable outlook to the proposed debenture program of First Capital Holdings PLC

Nov 26 (CP) Colombo- ICRA Lanka Limited has assigned the issue rating of [SL]A with Stable outlook to the proposed LKR 2,000 million (an initial issue of LKR 1,000 million with the option to raise a maximum of LKR 2,000 million) senior unsecured redeemable debenture program of First Capital Holdings PLC (FCH or the Company).

Dialog Axiata’s Genie Partners Eat Me Global to Facilitate Customers with Secure E-Payments

Nov 26, Colombo: In light of the health and safety mandates given by Government health authorities to minimize the public’s exposure to COVID-19, Genie, Sri Lanka’s first PCI-DSS-certified payment app, powered by Dialog Axiata, recently facilitated
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Dialog Axiata’s Genie Partners Eat Me Global to Facilitate Customers with Secure E-Payments

Nov 26, Colombo: In light of the health and safety mandates given by Government health authorities to minimize the public’s exposure to COVID-19, Genie, Sri Lanka’s first PCI-DSS-certified payment app, powered by Dialog Axiata, recently facilitated grocery and food delivery platform Eat Me Global with a seamless solution.

Netherlands agrees to provide free agricultural education and technical knowledge to Sri Lanka

Nov 26, Colombo: The Government of the Netherlands is ready to provide free higher and post education and technical knowledge related to agriculture in Sri Lanka, said the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka, Tanja Gonggrijp.
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Netherlands agrees to provide free agricultural education and technical knowledge to Sri Lanka

Nov 26, Colombo: The Government of the Netherlands is ready to provide free higher and post education and technical knowledge related to agriculture in Sri Lanka, said the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka, Tanja Gonggrijp.

Kollupitiya Crime Branch OIC dies suddenly

Nov 26, Colombo: The OIC of the Crimes Division of the Kollupitiya Police Station has collapsed at the Galle Face Green and died following admission to the hospital, the Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana on Thursday (26).
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Kollupitiya Crime Branch OIC dies suddenly

Nov 26, Colombo: The OIC of the Crimes Division of the Kollupitiya Police Station has collapsed at the Galle Face Green and died following admission to the hospital, the Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana on Thursday (26).

New cabinet minister and state minister sworn in

Nov 26, Colombo: A new Cabinet Minister and a State Minister were sworn in before President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (26), President’s Media Division said.
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New cabinet minister and state minister sworn in

Nov 26, Colombo: A new Cabinet Minister and a State Minister were sworn in before President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (26), President’s Media Division said.

All operations at Port of Colombo return to normal - SLPA

Nov 26, Colombo: All operations and other services of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority’s (SLPA) terminals and all other sister terminals at the Port of Colombo are swiftly returning to normal, the SLPA said in a statement Thursday.
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All operations at Port of Colombo return to normal - SLPA

Nov 26, Colombo: All operations and other services of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority’s (SLPA) terminals and all other sister terminals at the Port of Colombo are swiftly returning to normal, the SLPA said in a statement Thursday.

Fishing in northern and eastern seas is extremely dangerous, Met Department warns as one fisherman dies

Nov 26, Colombo: The Meteorological Department says that the severe Tropical Cyclone Nivar will make landfall on the Tamil Nadu coast while strong winds could develop in the Northern and Eastern seas over the next 24 hours.
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Fishing in northern and eastern seas is extremely dangerous, Met Department warns as one fisherman dies

Nov 26, Colombo: The Meteorological Department says that the severe Tropical Cyclone Nivar will make landfall on the Tamil Nadu coast while strong winds could develop in the Northern and Eastern seas over the next 24 hours.

Sri Lanka Air Force to conduct aerial observations to curb deforestation

Nov 26, Colombo: Raising concerns into widespread illegal forest resources degradation, Defense Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said, attention into deforestation is imperative and it is vital to identify such attempts before logging.
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Sri Lanka Air Force to conduct aerial observations to curb deforestation

Nov 26, Colombo: Raising concerns into widespread illegal forest resources degradation, Defense Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said, attention into deforestation is imperative and it is vital to identify such attempts before logging.

Remanded ex-director of CID contracts COVID-19 in prison

Nov 25, Colombo: Former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department SSP Shani Abeysekara has contracted COVID-19 viral infection, according to Prisons Department sources.
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Remanded ex-director of CID contracts COVID-19 in prison

Nov 25, Colombo: Former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department SSP Shani Abeysekara has contracted COVID-19 viral infection, according to Prisons Department sources.

Former president continues to deny responsibility for Easter Sunday attacks, but will accept legal action against if found guilty

Nov 25, Colombo: Former President Maithripala Sirisena has said that it would not be unfair to take legal action against him if he is found guilty in any investigation into the last year’s terrorist attack on Easter Sunday.
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Former president continues to deny responsibility for Easter Sunday attacks, but will accept legal action against if found guilty

Nov 25, Colombo: Former President Maithripala Sirisena has said that it would not be unfair to take legal action against him if he is found guilty in any investigation into the last year’s terrorist attack on Easter Sunday.

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka raising toll to 96

Nov 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka has reported four more deaths Wednesday due to COVID-19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 96, according to health authorities.
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Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka raising toll to 96

Nov 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka has reported four more deaths Wednesday due to COVID-19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 96, according to health authorities.

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