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Project to provide 170 new houses with facilities for estate families

Mar 08, Colombo: A project to provide free housing to needy families living in line rooms in plantation areas will be launched today at the Malimboda Tea Estate in Deraniyagala.
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Project to provide 170 new houses with facilities for estate families

Mar 08, Colombo: A project to provide free housing to needy families living in line rooms in plantation areas will be launched today at the Malimboda Tea Estate in Deraniyagala.

Final reports of two Presidential Commissions of Inquiry handed over to the Speaker

Mar 08, Colombo: The final reports of the two Presidential Commissions of Inquiry were handed over to the Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena at the Parliament Complex, Parliament Communications department said.
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Final reports of two Presidential Commissions of Inquiry handed over to the Speaker

Mar 08, Colombo: The final reports of the two Presidential Commissions of Inquiry were handed over to the Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena at the Parliament Complex, Parliament Communications department said.

UNP leader says government is printing money like newspapers

Mar 08, Colombo: The leader of the United National Party and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the government is printing money in the manner of printing Sunday newspapers.
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UNP leader says government is printing money like newspapers

Mar 08, Colombo: The leader of the United National Party and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the government is printing money in the manner of printing Sunday newspapers.

President calls for elevation of woman’s role in political arena

Mar 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in his message to mark the International Women’s Day today, called for further elevating of woman’s representation in the political arena.
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President calls for elevation of woman’s role in political arena

Mar 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in his message to mark the International Women’s Day today, called for further elevating of woman’s representation in the political arena.

Coronavirus update: 359 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 85,695

Mar 07, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 359 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday.
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Coronavirus update: 359 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 85,695

Mar 07, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 359 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday.

Bank of Ceylon felicitates Sri Lankan Women on the International Women’s Day 2021

Mar 07, Colombo: Acknowledging the leadership and contribution of Sri Lankan women, the country’s No.1 bank, Bank of Ceylon felicitates on the occasion of the 2021 International Women’s Day.
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Bank of Ceylon felicitates Sri Lankan Women on the International Women’s Day 2021

Mar 07, Colombo: Acknowledging the leadership and contribution of Sri Lankan women, the country’s No.1 bank, Bank of Ceylon felicitates on the occasion of the 2021 International Women’s Day.

Sri Lanka reports five COVID-19 deaths Sunday, toll exceeds 500

Mar 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka confirmed five deaths on Sunday due to COVID -19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 502, according to health authorities.
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Sri Lanka reports five COVID-19 deaths Sunday, toll exceeds 500

Mar 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka confirmed five deaths on Sunday due to COVID -19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 502, according to health authorities.

Renovation work of Mihindu Maha Seya is in the final stage

Mar 07, Colombo: Renovation work of Mihindu Maha Seya is in the final stage and devotees will have the opportunity to visit the Seya by October, Defense Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne said.
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Renovation work of Mihindu Maha Seya is in the final stage

Mar 07, Colombo: Renovation work of Mihindu Maha Seya is in the final stage and devotees will have the opportunity to visit the Seya by October, Defense Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne said.

Sri Lanka buries more stored bodies of COVID-19 victims

Mar 07, Colombo: Army Commander General Shavendra Silva says that 24 bodies of those who died due to the coronavirus infection that were in the cold storage, have been buried after the government has given approval to bury the infected corpses.
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Sri Lanka buries more stored bodies of COVID-19 victims

Mar 07, Colombo: Army Commander General Shavendra Silva says that 24 bodies of those who died due to the coronavirus infection that were in the cold storage, have been buried after the government has given approval to bury the infected corpses.

3,556 road accidents in two months

Mar 07, Colombo: Police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that 15 people had been killed in road accidents on March 4 alone, the second highest number of deaths this year and that pedestrians and motorcyclists were more likely to be victims of accidents
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3,556 road accidents in two months

Mar 07, Colombo: Police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that 15 people had been killed in road accidents on March 4 alone, the second highest number of deaths this year and that pedestrians and motorcyclists were more likely to be victims of accidents

Sri Lanka Catholics mark ‘Black Sunday’, stage protest seeking justice to Easter Sunday attack victims

Mar 07, Colombo: The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka called on all Christians to attend church services today (07), wearing black to mark ‘Black Sunday’ to demand justice for the victims of the 2019 April 21st Easter Sunday Terror Attacks.
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Sri Lanka Catholics mark ‘Black Sunday’, stage protest seeking justice to Easter Sunday attack victims

Mar 07, Colombo: The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka called on all Christians to attend church services today (07), wearing black to mark ‘Black Sunday’ to demand justice for the victims of the 2019 April 21st Easter Sunday Terror Attacks.

John Keells Properties partner as silver sponsor for a charity golf tournament by Rotary Metro at the RCGC

Mar 07, Colombo: On 13 March, 150 golfers will tee off at the Dialog Enterprise Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic where John Keells Properties will be the Silver Sponsor this year.
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John Keells Properties partner as silver sponsor for a charity golf tournament by Rotary Metro at the RCGC

Mar 07, Colombo: On 13 March, 150 golfers will tee off at the Dialog Enterprise Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic where John Keells Properties will be the Silver Sponsor this year.

UNICEF delivers first shipment of 264,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka

Mar 07, Colombo: UNICEF has procured and delivered the first shipment of 264,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Sri Lanka on Sunday, as part of the first allocation of the 1.44 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility to the Sri Lanka M
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UNICEF delivers first shipment of 264,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka

Mar 07, Colombo: UNICEF has procured and delivered the first shipment of 264,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Sri Lanka on Sunday, as part of the first allocation of the 1.44 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility to the Sri Lanka Ministry of Health.

Army completes construction of Lankagama-Pitadeniya road in 90 days

Mar 06, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army has been able to construct the 18 km long Neluwa-Lankagama Pitadeniya road in as little as 90 days.
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Army completes construction of Lankagama-Pitadeniya road in 90 days

Mar 06, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army has been able to construct the 18 km long Neluwa-Lankagama Pitadeniya road in as little as 90 days.

India denies Sri Lanka’s claim that Adani group project at Colombo port is cleared

Mar 06, Colombo: India Friday said Sri Lanka’s claim that New Delhi had cleared the proposal of an Adani group company to develop the West Container Terminal (WCT) at Colombo port is “factually incorrect.”
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India denies Sri Lanka’s claim that Adani group project at Colombo port is cleared

Mar 06, Colombo: India Friday said Sri Lanka’s claim that New Delhi had cleared the proposal of an Adani group company to develop the West Container Terminal (WCT) at Colombo port is “factually incorrect.”

Army Commander receives his COVID-19 vaccine

Mar 06, Colombo: General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Army, received his COVID-19 Vaccine Saturday
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Army Commander receives his COVID-19 vaccine

Mar 06, Colombo: General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Army, received his COVID-19 Vaccine Saturday

National Security is government’s responsibility, will not leave room for extremism, President emphasizes

Mar 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today emphasized that the government is responsible for the national security of the country and there will be no room for terrorism of Tamil separatism or Islamic extremism to rise again in the countr
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National Security is government’s responsibility, will not leave room for extremism, President emphasizes

Mar 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today emphasized that the government is responsible for the national security of the country and there will be no room for terrorism of Tamil separatism or Islamic extremism to rise again in the country.

Chiefs of Air Staff of Pakistan and Bangladesh call on Prime Minister

Mar 06, Colombo: The Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, and the Chief of Air Staff of the Bangladesh Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Tre
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Chiefs of Air Staff of Pakistan and Bangladesh call on Prime Minister

Mar 06, Colombo: The Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, and the Chief of Air Staff of the Bangladesh Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees Friday evening, Prime Minister’s Office said.

Sri Lanka Navy seizes over two tonnes of dried turmeric suspected to be smuggled via sea

Mar 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy during two separate special operations in the last two days in the northwest has seized over 2200 kilograms of dried turmeric suspected to be smuggled via sea and arrested seven suspects in connection with the incidents.
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Sri Lanka Navy seizes over two tonnes of dried turmeric suspected to be smuggled via sea

Mar 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy during two separate special operations in the last two days in the northwest has seized over 2200 kilograms of dried turmeric suspected to be smuggled via sea and arrested seven suspects in connection with the incidents.

Ministry of Public Security plans a week-long ‘crime prevention wave’

Mar 06, Colombo: The Ministry of Public security plans to implement a one-week long islandwide ‘crime prevention wave’ operation combining Police Special Task Force, Army and Police to crack down on organized crime, drug trafficking and extortion.
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Ministry of Public Security plans a week-long ‘crime prevention wave’

Mar 06, Colombo: The Ministry of Public security plans to implement a one-week long islandwide ‘crime prevention wave’ operation combining Police Special Task Force, Army and Police to crack down on organized crime, drug trafficking and extortion.

Ten Laxapana hydro power plant workers infected with coronavirus

Mar 06, Colombo: An official of the Ambagamuwa Office of the Medical Officer of Health has confirmed that 10 employees of the Laxapana Hydro Power Plant have been infected with the Covid-19 virus and have been referred to a treatment center.
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Ten Laxapana hydro power plant workers infected with coronavirus

Mar 06, Colombo: An official of the Ambagamuwa Office of the Medical Officer of Health has confirmed that 10 employees of the Laxapana Hydro Power Plant have been infected with the Covid-19 virus and have been referred to a treatment center.

Dasun Shanaka ends visa crisis to leave for the West Indies

Mar 05, Colombo: Dasun Shanaka, captain of the Sri Lanka T20 squad, who encountered visa crisis before the team’s departure, is scheduled to leave for the West Indies on the 7th of this month, Sri Lanka Cricket said.
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Dasun Shanaka ends visa crisis to leave for the West Indies

Mar 05, Colombo: Dasun Shanaka, captain of the Sri Lanka T20 squad, who encountered visa crisis before the team’s departure, is scheduled to leave for the West Indies on the 7th of this month, Sri Lanka Cricket said.

CSE organizes Family Business Forum themed ‘Founder to Family’

Mar 05, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in collaboration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is hosting the inaugural Issuer Forum for 2021 on the theme ‘Founder to Family - Leveraging Going Public’, at the Shangri-La Hotel C
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CSE organizes Family Business Forum themed ‘Founder to Family’

Mar 05, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in collaboration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is hosting the inaugural Issuer Forum for 2021 on the theme ‘Founder to Family - Leveraging Going Public’, at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo on 16th March 2021 from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

PM lays foundation to Sri Lanka’s first LNG Power Plant

Mar 05, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says he expects to complete the supply of electricity to the entire country by the end of this year.
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PM lays foundation to Sri Lanka’s first LNG Power Plant

Mar 05, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says he expects to complete the supply of electricity to the entire country by the end of this year.

Coronavirus update: 350 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total rises to 84,960

Mar 05, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 350 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Friday.
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Coronavirus update: 350 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total rises to 84,960

Mar 05, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 350 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Friday.

Two COVID victims buried for the first time in Sri Lanka

Mar 05, Colombo: Ending its strict cremation policy, Sri Lanka today for the first time today commenced the burial of the bodies of people who died due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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Two COVID victims buried for the first time in Sri Lanka

Mar 05, Colombo: Ending its strict cremation policy, Sri Lanka today for the first time today commenced the burial of the bodies of people who died due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Central Bank launches the First-ever National Financial Inclusion Strategy of Sri Lanka

Mar 05, Colombo: Central Bank of Sri Lanka announced the launch of the first-ever National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) of Sri Lanka on March 4, 2021.
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Central Bank launches the First-ever National Financial Inclusion Strategy of Sri Lanka

Mar 05, Colombo: Central Bank of Sri Lanka announced the launch of the first-ever National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) of Sri Lanka on March 4, 2021.

UNICEF to deliver first shipment of COVAX vaccines to Sri Lanka Health Ministry on March 07

Mar 05, Colombo: UNICEF has procured and delivering the first shipment of 264,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on 7th March, as part of the first allocation of the 1.44 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility to the Ministry of Health.
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UNICEF to deliver first shipment of COVAX vaccines to Sri Lanka Health Ministry on March 07

Mar 05, Colombo: UNICEF has procured and delivering the first shipment of 264,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on 7th March, as part of the first allocation of the 1.44 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility to the Ministry of Health.

Search operations in Kelani River to find head of Kuruwita female victim

Mar 05, Colombo: Police have launched a search operation in the Kelani River to find the head of a murdered woman whose decapitated body was found in a traveling bag left at the Dam Street in Pettah.
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Search operations in Kelani River to find head of Kuruwita female victim

Mar 05, Colombo: Police have launched a search operation in the Kelani River to find the head of a murdered woman whose decapitated body was found in a traveling bag left at the Dam Street in Pettah.

Former Editor-in-Chief, diplomat Bandula Jayasekara passes away

Mar 05, Colombo: Former Editor-in-Chief of the Daily News and diplomat Bandula Jayasekara has passed away at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital today (05) after a long-term illness. He was 60 years old at the time of his death.
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Former Editor-in-Chief, diplomat Bandula Jayasekara passes away

Mar 05, Colombo: Former Editor-in-Chief of the Daily News and diplomat Bandula Jayasekara has passed away at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital today (05) after a long-term illness. He was 60 years old at the time of his death.

Sri Lankan lawyer Ranitha Gnanarajah named a recipient of 2021 International Women of Courage Award

Mar 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan Human Rights Activist and Attorney-At-Law Ranitha Gnanarajah is among the recipients of this year’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) award presented by the United States Secretary of State.
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Sri Lankan lawyer Ranitha Gnanarajah named a recipient of 2021 International Women of Courage Award

Mar 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan Human Rights Activist and Attorney-At-Law Ranitha Gnanarajah is among the recipients of this year’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) award presented by the United States Secretary of State.

WindForce launches LKR 3.2 billion IPO to boost Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka and abroad

Mar 05, Colombo: WindForce Limited, the pioneers in the growth and supply of renewable energy in Sri Lanka, has announced an Initial Public Offering (lPO) that aims to raise Rs.3.24 billion to fund its strategic expansion and growth in the renewable energy s
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WindForce launches LKR 3.2 billion IPO to boost Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka and abroad

Mar 05, Colombo: WindForce Limited, the pioneers in the growth and supply of renewable energy in Sri Lanka, has announced an Initial Public Offering (lPO) that aims to raise Rs.3.24 billion to fund its strategic expansion and growth in the renewable energy sector.

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