Sri Lanka, first runners-up in World Schools Debating Championship 2020

Canada beat Sri Lanka to win the online World School Debating Championship 2020, while Sri Lanka was named the best ESL (English was a second language) team.

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Sri Lankan public will safeguard the UNP – Ranil

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the United National Party had been in all Parliaments since 1947 and no one will be able to stop its journey.

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Hambantota district will be among four great Commercial Cities – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that the Hambantota district will be developed as one of ‘Four Multi-dimensional Commercial Cities’ that was expected to be function as International Coordination Centres.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 02 August 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 02 August 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Wanted Negombo Prison SP arrested after surrender

Interdicted Superintendent (SP) of the Negombo Prison Anuruddha Sampayo who was evading arrest after being issued warrants has been arrested, stated Police Media Division.

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Wanted suspect arrested with hand grenade

A man, who is the main suspect wanted over an assault in Grandpass, had been arrested with a hand grenade at Mahawatta in Grandpass yesterday.

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Woman shot dead in Beliatta

A 52-year-old woman with gunshot injuries had been found this morning (02) near a house in the Dammulla area in Beliatta, stated the Police.

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We are ready to play the role of strong opposition in parliament – Anura Kumara

As leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake has presided over the party during one of the most significant and politically volatile periods in the country’s history.

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SLPP confident of a two-thirds majority – Prime Minister

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed confidence that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will secure a two-thirds majority at the August 5 parliamentary election.

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Drug Traffickers use Narco-Cat to send heroin to prison

Prison Intelligence discovered a cat close to the Colombo Magazine Prison on Saturday with a small pack of heroin tied around its neck.

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Heritage site demolition: ‘Justice delayed’

Former Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka says the law has not been enforced against those responsible for the demolition of the 13th Century building in Kurunegala despite the lapse of 15 days since the incident.

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JVP: Government ready to sell Colombo East Terminal to India

All arrangements have been made to sell the East Container Terminal of the Colombo South Harbour to India, the JVP alleges.

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Cash worth Rs. 56 million seized from Dematagoda

Cash worth USD 140,000 and Rs. 30 million have been discovered from a house in the area of Dematagoda, the Police said.

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Premalal Jayasekara issued death sentence

Former Parliamentarian and candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Premalal Jayasekara and two others have been issued the death sentence by the Ratnapura High Court over a shooting in Kahawatte that resulted in the death of an individual.

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37 more suspended from UNP

Party membership of another 37 UNP local government members temporarily suspended for supporting other political parties, the Legal Secretary of the UNP stated.

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Interim order issued suspending Avant Garde case hearing

The Court of Appeal today issued an interim order staying High Court trial proceedings pertaining to the Avant Garde Bribery case filed against Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi and Rtd. Major General Palitha Fernando.

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