Three including Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife arrested

Three persons including the wife and father-in-law of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen have been arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year old domestic aide at the former minister’s house, police said.

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New guidelines for weddings soon – Health Ministry

The Health Ministry will soon amend health guidelines on weddings after hundreds of complaints had been received on behaviour that could lead to superspreader events, a ministry spokesman said.

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Rs. 251 million revenue from foreign TV programmes – Minister

A revenue of Rs. 251 million has been received as tax from foreign teledramas and films telecast on local media from February 2021.

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Teachers and Principals continue to protest in Colombo

The Collective of Teachers & Principals Trade Unions protested in Colombo once again on Thursday (22) demanding a solution to their salary anomalies and the immediate withdrawal of the Kothelawala Defence University Bill.

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U.S. donates 500,000 Rapid Diagnostic Tests to Sri Lanka for early COVID-19 detection

The United States has donated 500,000 Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) as part of its commitment to support Sri Lanka’s fight against COVID-19.

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Three soldiers arrested for extortion from drug traffickers

Three soldiers were arrested for demanding ransom from drug traffickers in Negombo and Chilaw yesterday, police said.

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Economic management crucial in next six months – Finance Minister

Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa says that it is the responsibility of the people’s representatives and officials to act in a manner that does not cause inconvenience to the people at a time when the country is in some difficulty in the face of the COVID pandemic.

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Two million doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrives in Sri Lanka

Two SriLankan Airlines flights carrying 2 million doses of Sinopharm vaccines have arrived in Sri Lanka, says State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana.

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Granting Presidential Pardon to Duminda Silva: Hirunika files FR petition

Former Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra, the daughter of slain politician Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra has filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court challenging the legality of the Presidential Pardon granted by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva.

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No LP Gas shortage or price hike: Government

The Government yesterday assured that there would be no shortage of LPG and that prices would not be increased despite world market rates having risen sharply.

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No-Confidence Motion against Gammanpila ‘foolish move’ – Anura

Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, yesterday (20), said the SJB’s decision to move a No-Confidence Motion against Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila was a politically ‘foolish one’ and a Media stunt.

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Tax for online orders from abroad mooted

A tax system to charge goods imported online would be considered, Trade Minister Dr.Bandula Gunawardena said in Parliament yesterday (20).

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No-confidence motion against Udaya Gammanpila defeated

The Motion of No Confidence brought against Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) was defeated by a majority of 91 votes.

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Economic crisis root of many issues – Maithripala

Former President Maithripala Sirisena has attributed all issues within the country to the prevalent economic crisis.

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Ranil’s amendment to no-confidence motion Gammanpila deemed irrelevant

The Speaker informs Parliament that UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe’s amendment to the No Confidence Motion against Minister Udaya Gammanpila is irrelevant and is not acceptable.

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Two drug dealers nabbed with heroin worth over Rs. 12 million

Two individuals who were in possession of heroin have been arrested on Monday (July 19), says the police spokesman.

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