Local Saline from 1 September – Professor Jayasumana

Approval has been granted at the Cabinet meeting for the state sector to purchase products of the Saline Factory from 1 September.

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Eight COVID deaths at Karapitiya Teaching Hospital on Sunday

Eight persons died of COVID pneumonia at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle on Sunday (25), the respective post-mortems carried out on the deaths revealed.

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Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife and 03 others remanded; teenage girl’s body to be exhumed

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today ordered to remand MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife, father-in-law, brother-in-law and the broker until August 09 in connection with the suspicious death of a teenage domestic worker who had been employed at MP Bathiudeen’s home.

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O/L Exam in February 2022

Sri Lanka’s Education Minister Professor G. L. Peiris has announced that the 2021 G. C. E. Ordinary Level Examination has been postponed by a month.

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Actress Upeksha Swarnamali arrested

Former MP and actress Upeksha Swarnamali has been arrested by the Katugastota police in connection with an accident.

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Another batch of Pfizer vaccines brought to Sri Lanka

Another batch of 90,000 doses of “Pfizer” vaccines were brought to the country this morning (26), the Airport Duty Manager said.

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District-based Maximum Retail Price for Gas Cylinders of 18 litres

The Consumer Affairs Authority via Extraordinary Gazette introduced a District-based Maximum Retail Price for Gas Cylinders of 18 litres (9.6 Kg) with effect from Sunday (25).

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SJB MP Ranawaka presents private members bill on Contempt of Court

SJB MP Patali Champika Ranawaka last week presented a private members bill to Parliament aimed at codifying a contempt of court law for the country.

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Free education must not be restricted – Sajith

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa pledged that under an SJB-led government, free education would not be restricted to certain individuals and that no amendments would be made that would disrupt free education.

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Chairman of Capital Maharaja Group R. Rajamahendran passed away

Mr. R. Rajamahendran, the Chairman of The Capital Maharaja Group, has passed away this morning (July 25).

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CAA withholds gazette notification on Trade Minister’s reduction of 18-litre LPG cylinders

The gazette on the reduction of the price of an 18-litre hybrid domestic cooking gas cylinder by Rs. 245, as announced by Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena, has been withheld by the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) after it was discovered that the Cabinet has so far not made any recommendation on re-adjusting the existing pricing, a senior official said.

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Litro says it can meet country’s LP gas demands even if Laugfs withdraws

As reports come in of outlets running out of Liquefied Petroleum (LP Gas) cylinders, arrangements are being made to ensure that there will be no gas shortages in the country from tomorrow (26), the Government said yesterday.

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Government moves to remove Sri Lanka from COVID Red List

Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga said arrangements are underway to remove Sri Lanka from the COVID-19 red list countries. This is due to be done subsequent to discussions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the upcoming weeks.

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Failure to follow health guidelines could lead to new COVID clusters

Sri Lanka’s health authorities have warned that new COVID-19 clusters could emerge if wedding ceremonies and other events are conducted in violation of the COVID-19 health guidelines.

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Pay hike for teachers difficult during present economic crisis: Minister

As much as 86 percent of the government’s revenue had been spent for the payment of salaries and remunerations in 2020 triggering public finance concerns for the country, and therefore this was not an appropriate time to grant a pay hike for teachers, trade Minister Bandula Gunawardana said.

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Four suspects including Rishad’s wife, brother-in-law to be produced before court

The three suspects including the wife of MP Rishad Bathiudeen who were arrested over the death of a 16-year-old domestic aide have been directed to the judicial medical officer of Colombo last evening (July 23).

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