Chinese female at IDH tests positive for Coronavirus

A Chinese female admitted at the Infectious Diseases Hospital has been tested positive for the new Coronavirus during treatment.

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All Sri Lankans wish to return from China will get 50% discount on airfare

On the instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing today, submitted an application to land a Sri Lankan Airlines aircraft in Wuhan city airport to airlift 32 Sri Lankan students including their family members.

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Web portal to set date for driver’s license medical

A date and time to sit the medical exam to obtain the driver’s license can be obtained online from today.

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Sajith promises to form a truly democratic party

Leader of the Opposition, Sajith Premadasa, yesterday promised a party where everybody would have a say and its leader could be expelled if he or she was at fault.

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Public urged: Use face masks as precautionary steps for Coronavirus

While claiming that there was no need to panic over the Coronavirus, the Health Ministry has advised the general public to wear face masks as a safety measure.

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Suspected Coronavirus cases rise to four

The total number of suspected Coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka has increased up to four as two more patients have been admitted to Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) on suspicion of being infected by the virus.

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Easter Bomb Blasts: UNP tells government to arrest Sirisena without protecting him

The UNP, while pledging support to the Rajapaksa government’s fresh investigations into the Easter Sunday bomb explosions at three churches and three luxury hotels on April 21 last year, says that former President Maithripala Sirisena, who was also the then Defence Minister, is answerable for ignoring intelligence warnings and leaving for Singapore on a holiday.

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Easter Sunday terror probe: Pujith says Salley promised to hand over Mawanella suspects

Suspended Police Chief Pujith Jayasundera told a presidential commission investigating the Easter Sunday attacks that former Western Province Governor Azath Salley assured him he would take steps to hand over two suspects involved in the Mawanella Buddha statue attacks.

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Two admitted to IDH on suspicion of being infected with coronavirus

Two females including a Chinese woman have been admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Angoda on suspicion of having contracted the coronavirus, hospital sources said.

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Public faith in government has waned – Tissa Attanayake

Former General Secretary of the United National Party Tissa Attanayake says the faith the public placed in the government after the 2019 Presidential Election has waned drastically.

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Conduct fresh forensic report on Bond Scam – Dilum Amunugama

A fresh investigation should be conducted under the present Government into the forensic report on the Central Bond Bond scam, Transport Services Management State Minister Dilum Amunugama said.

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Sri Lanka new government to investigate war missing

Sri Lanka’s presidency said Friday that death certificates for thousands of people missing presumed dead from the country’s civil war will only be given out after proper investigations.

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CC approves Yasantha Kodagoda as Supreme Court justice

The Constitutional Council (CC) has approved President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s recommendation to appoint Justice Yasantha Kodagoda as a Supreme Court Judge.

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Degree for Farmers

Agriculture Minister Chamal Rajapaksa stated that they will work towards awarding a degree in collaboration with the University of Colombo to thousand farmers who are undergoing training at the Weligatha Tissue Cultivation Center in Hambantota.

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Government to bring new laws to combat cyber crimes

The Defence Ministry is set to introduce new laws to stop publishing defamatory posts and comments on social media and also a mechanism for immediate removal of ethnically and religiously sensitive posts that spread hatred via social media networks.

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Rayynor Silva challenges Hirunika and Ranjan to make allegations outside Parliament

Recently a spate of spurious allegations were levelled by United National Front Parliamentarians, Ranjan Ramanayake and Hirunika Premachandra taking cover under Parliamentary privileges against Chairman of ABC Media Network Rayynor Silva and the Hiru media conglomerate, that the latter was engaged in the illegal drug trade.

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