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Suspect arrested with over 200 Kg of Kerala Cannabis

July 02, Colombo: The police have arrested a suspect who was transporting 201kg of Kerala Cannabis in a lorry in the Periyakattu area on the Medawachchiya-Mannar road yesterday.
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Suspect arrested with over 200 Kg of Kerala Cannabis

July 02, Colombo: The police have arrested a suspect who was transporting 201kg of Kerala Cannabis in a lorry in the Periyakattu area on the Medawachchiya-Mannar road yesterday.

Four-member committee appointed to propose measures to provide relief to electricity bills

July 02, Colombo: A four-member committee has been appointed to discuss the issues related to the electricity bills resulted from imposing the curfew due to COVID-19 pandemic and propose measures to provide relief to the affected consumers.
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Four-member committee appointed to propose measures to provide relief to electricity bills

July 02, Colombo: A four-member committee has been appointed to discuss the issues related to the electricity bills resulted from imposing the curfew due to COVID-19 pandemic and propose measures to provide relief to the affected consumers.

Police constable drowns trying to retrieve phone fallen into river

July 02, Colombo: Thihagoda Police say that a constable, who had attempted to retrieve his mobile phone that had fallen into a tributary of the Nilwala River, has gone missing in the river.
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Police constable drowns trying to retrieve phone fallen into river

July 02, Colombo: Thihagoda Police say that a constable, who had attempted to retrieve his mobile phone that had fallen into a tributary of the Nilwala River, has gone missing in the river.

Defense Secretary assures to complete reconstruction work of St. Anthony’s Shrine soon

July 02, Colombo: Defense Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, who visited the St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade, Wednesday (July 1), has taken swift measures to strengthen security and also assured to soon complete the remaining reconstructio
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Defense Secretary assures to complete reconstruction work of St. Anthony’s Shrine soon

July 02, Colombo: Defense Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, who visited the St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade, Wednesday (July 1), has taken swift measures to strengthen security and also assured to soon complete the remaining reconstruction work of the Shrine

‘ITUKAMA’ COVID–19 Fund balance surpasses Rs. 1.42 billion

July 02, Colombo: Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1.423 billion, President’s Media Division said.
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‘ITUKAMA’ COVID–19 Fund balance surpasses Rs. 1.42 billion

July 02, Colombo: Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1.423 billion, President’s Media Division said.

Sri Lankan President orders not to use his photographs in election campaign

July 02, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered not to use his photographs by candidates contesting the upcoming parliamentary election in their propaganda campaigns, the President’s Media Division said in a statement today.
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Sri Lankan President orders not to use his photographs in election campaign

July 02, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered not to use his photographs by candidates contesting the upcoming parliamentary election in their propaganda campaigns, the President’s Media Division said in a statement today.

Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 2054 with 7 new patients Wednesday

July 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rose to 2054 today with 7 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry said.
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Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 2054 with 7 new patients Wednesday

July 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rose to 2054 today with 7 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry said.

Sri Lanka SEC approves new admission requirements to attract SMEs & Start -Ups

July 02, Colombo: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC SL) approved introduction of new Rules and amendments to the existing Listing Rules of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and granted approval in principle to proceed with certain othe
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Sri Lanka SEC approves new admission requirements to attract SMEs & Start -Ups

July 02, Colombo: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC SL) approved introduction of new Rules and amendments to the existing Listing Rules of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and granted approval in principle to proceed with certain other important initiatives.

Sri Lanka Foreign Secretary sees COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to re-orient foreign employment

July 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has observed that despite its immediate gloom, the present situation has been an eye opener in many respects that could help correct structural, procedural and human interface incongruit
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Sri Lanka Foreign Secretary sees COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to re-orient foreign employment

July 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has observed that despite its immediate gloom, the present situation has been an eye opener in many respects that could help correct structural, procedural and human interface incongruities in Sri Lanka’s labor migration.

Sri Lanka launches a survey of migrant workers

July 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has launched an information survey to plan the future welfare of Sri Lankan migrant workers.
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Sri Lanka launches a survey of migrant workers

July 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has launched an information survey to plan the future welfare of Sri Lankan migrant workers.

JKH’s Plasticcycle Network expands presence on the Southern Expressway in partnership with Cinnamon Wild Yala

July 01, Colombo: John Keells Group’s Plasticcycle added 18 collection bins on the Southern Expressway on 30th June 2020 adding to the existing network of bins.
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JKH’s Plasticcycle Network expands presence on the Southern Expressway in partnership with Cinnamon Wild Yala

July 01, Colombo: John Keells Group’s Plasticcycle added 18 collection bins on the Southern Expressway on 30th June 2020 adding to the existing network of bins.

Former Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara summoned before SIU to record statement on match fixing allegations

July 01, Colombo: Former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara has been summoned to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the Sports Ministry tomorrow at 9 am to record a statement over the 2011 World Cup match fixing allegations.
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Former Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara summoned before SIU to record statement on match fixing allegations

July 01, Colombo: Former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara has been summoned to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of the Sports Ministry tomorrow at 9 am to record a statement over the 2011 World Cup match fixing allegations.

Group of Sri Lankans repatriated from Qatar and UAE

July 01, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines flight carrying 264 Sri Lankans, who were stranded in Qatar due to COVID-19 outbreak, arrived at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning (01).
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Group of Sri Lankans repatriated from Qatar and UAE

July 01, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines flight carrying 264 Sri Lankans, who were stranded in Qatar due to COVID-19 outbreak, arrived at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning (01).

Repatriated Sri Lankans to get the opportunity to purchase duty free goods

July 01, Colombo: Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services Limited, retired Major General GA Chandrasiri said the repatriated Sri Lankans will be given the opportunity to purchase duty-free items when their quarantine is completed.
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Repatriated Sri Lankans to get the opportunity to purchase duty free goods

July 01, Colombo: Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services Limited, retired Major General GA Chandrasiri said the repatriated Sri Lankans will be given the opportunity to purchase duty-free items when their quarantine is completed.

Sri Lanka Insurance posts record Rs.8.2 bn profit before tax

July 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Insurance (SLI) at the recently held Annual General Meeting declared that the company has closed year 2019 in a positive note recording a phenomenal growth with exceptional service innovations.
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Sri Lanka Insurance posts record Rs.8.2 bn profit before tax

July 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Insurance (SLI) at the recently held Annual General Meeting declared that the company has closed year 2019 in a positive note recording a phenomenal growth with exceptional service innovations.

Core Group calls on Sri Lanka to follow due process in detentions and arrests

June 30, Colombo: The Core Group on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council today called on the Sri Lankan government to follow due process in detentions and arrests and be compliant with international norms and universal rights.
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Core Group calls on Sri Lanka to follow due process in detentions and arrests

June 30, Colombo: The Core Group on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council today called on the Sri Lankan government to follow due process in detentions and arrests and be compliant with international norms and universal rights.

Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 2047with 5 new patients Tuesday

June 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rose to 2047 today with 5 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry said.
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Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 2047with 5 new patients Tuesday

June 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rose to 2047 today with 5 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry said.

1,441 failing to wear face masks, sent to self-quarantine

June 30, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Police have taken steps to self-quarantine 1,441 persons who had failed to wear face masks in public places.
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1,441 failing to wear face masks, sent to self-quarantine

June 30, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Police have taken steps to self-quarantine 1,441 persons who had failed to wear face masks in public places.

U.S. reaffirms commitment to support Sri Lanka’s development and Sovereignty

June 29, Colombo: The United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo today spoke to Sri Lanka’s Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena to reaffirm the US partnership with the people of Sri Lanka and its commitment to supporting the countryâ€
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U.S. reaffirms commitment to support Sri Lanka’s development and Sovereignty

June 29, Colombo: The United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo today spoke to Sri Lanka’s Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena to reaffirm the US partnership with the people of Sri Lanka and its commitment to supporting the country’s development and sovereignty, a spokesperson said.

President allows conducting tuition classes for 500 students per class

June 29, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has agreed to several proposals put forward by the representatives of All Island Professional Educators’ Association pertaining to issues connected with recommencing tuition classes, President’s Media D
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President allows conducting tuition classes for 500 students per class

June 29, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has agreed to several proposals put forward by the representatives of All Island Professional Educators’ Association pertaining to issues connected with recommencing tuition classes, President’s Media Division said.

President instructs Central Bank to deliver justice to depositors of failed finance companies

June 29, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the officials of the Central Bank to deliver justice to the depositors of the ETI Finance and The Finance Company PLC after seeking legal advice regarding those insolvent companies immediately, Presi
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President instructs Central Bank to deliver justice to depositors of failed finance companies

June 29, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the officials of the Central Bank to deliver justice to the depositors of the ETI Finance and The Finance Company PLC after seeking legal advice regarding those insolvent companies immediately, President’s Media Division said.

Day Care Centers to reopen on July 6th to full capacity

June 29, Colombo: The Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe says that the day care centers that have been closed due to the coronavirus epidemic could be reopened to full capacity from July 6.
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Day Care Centers to reopen on July 6th to full capacity

June 29, Colombo: The Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe says that the day care centers that have been closed due to the coronavirus epidemic could be reopened to full capacity from July 6.

HNB declared Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for 11th occasion at Asian Banker Awards 2020

June 29, Colombo: Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) was declared the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka at the prestigious Asian Banker Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2020, marking the 11th occasion that bank has emerged as winners.
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HNB declared Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for 11th occasion at Asian Banker Awards 2020

June 29, Colombo: Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) was declared the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka at the prestigious Asian Banker Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2020, marking the 11th occasion that bank has emerged as winners.

Sri Lankan chicken sale kicks off in Omani market

June 29, Muscat: Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Sultanate of Oman O.L. Ameer Ajwad launched the first sale of Sri Lankan chicken in Oman at the outlet of Al Hamadi Trading & Contracting LLC which recently imported Sri Lankan frozen chicken first time to Oman.
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Sri Lankan chicken sale kicks off in Omani market

June 29, Muscat: Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Sultanate of Oman O.L. Ameer Ajwad launched the first sale of Sri Lankan chicken in Oman at the outlet of Al Hamadi Trading & Contracting LLC which recently imported Sri Lankan frozen chicken first time to Oman.

Two arrested with a stock of firearms belonged to an underworld gang

June 29, Colombo: The Special Task Force (STF) of Police Monday arrested two suspects with 12 firearms hidden in a shop in Pitipana, Homagama.
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Two arrested with a stock of firearms belonged to an underworld gang

June 29, Colombo: The Special Task Force (STF) of Police Monday arrested two suspects with 12 firearms hidden in a shop in Pitipana, Homagama.

Over 72,000 people arrested for curfew violations

June 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested a total of 72,284 people over curfew violations, since the curfew was imposed island wide on the 20th of March in an effort to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading.
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Over 72,000 people arrested for curfew violations

June 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested a total of 72,284 people over curfew violations, since the curfew was imposed island wide on the 20th of March in an effort to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading.

World Bank’s IDA agrees to provide US$ 60 mn to Sri Lanka for COVID-19 Emergency Response

June 29, Colombo: The International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group has decided to further increase the financial support agreed to provide to the Government of Sri Lanka for the COVID-19 emergency response.
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World Bank’s IDA agrees to provide US$ 60 mn to Sri Lanka for COVID-19 Emergency Response

June 29, Colombo: The International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group has decided to further increase the financial support agreed to provide to the Government of Sri Lanka for the COVID-19 emergency response.

Chinese nationals in Sri Lanka requested to follow the Sri Lankan government policy on epidemic prevention and control

June 29, Colombo: The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka has reminded Chinese citizens in Sri Lanka to pay attention to the latest policy of the Sri Lankan government on COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control, the Embassy said in a statement.
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Chinese nationals in Sri Lanka requested to follow the Sri Lankan government policy on epidemic prevention and control

June 29, Colombo: The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka has reminded Chinese citizens in Sri Lanka to pay attention to the latest policy of the Sri Lankan government on COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control, the Embassy said in a statement.

BOC and China Development Bank to enter into USD 140 mn facility agreement

June 29, Colombo: Bank of Ceylon (BOC) and China Development Bank (CDB) will enter into a USD 140 million long-term facility where drawdown will be under two tranches of USD 70 million each.
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BOC and China Development Bank to enter into USD 140 mn facility agreement

June 29, Colombo: Bank of Ceylon (BOC) and China Development Bank (CDB) will enter into a USD 140 million long-term facility where drawdown will be under two tranches of USD 70 million each.

Sri Lanka to reopen schools from tomorrow

June 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s schools which were closed for more than three months since the COVID-19 epidemic started to spread, will be reopened tomorrow.
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Sri Lanka to reopen schools from tomorrow

June 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s schools which were closed for more than three months since the COVID-19 epidemic started to spread, will be reopened tomorrow.

Police seize cash, jeep from the residence of arrested former PNB officer

June 28, Colombo: Officers of the Minuwangoda Police who searched the house of the Sub Inspector of Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have seized nearly Rs. 1 million in cash, a jeep and several other item
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Police seize cash, jeep from the residence of arrested former PNB officer

June 28, Colombo: Officers of the Minuwangoda Police who searched the house of the Sub Inspector of Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have seized nearly Rs. 1 million in cash, a jeep and several other items used for drug trafficking.

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