Sri Lanka President arrives in New York

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in New York to attend the 76th United Nations’ General Assembly (UNGA) Session.

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103 COVID-19 deaths confirmed for Saturday (18)

103 COVID-19 deaths were confirmed for September 18, increasing the death toll to 12,125.

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Hambantota mayor Eraj Fernando released on police bail

Mayor of Hambantota Eraj Fernando, who was arrested over an assault case, has been released on police bail.

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Ratwatte has forfeited right to hold any government office says BASL

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) says that by tendering his resignation, State Minister of Prison Management Lohan Ratwatte has accepted responsibility for his conduct and has thus forfeited his moral right to hold any government office.

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CAA Executive Director Thushan Gunawardena to step down

Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) Executive Director Thushan Gunawardena is planning to resign from his post soon citing ‘unavoidable circumstances’ and ‘personal reasons’, informed sources said.

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84 COVID-19 deaths confirmed for Friday (17)

84 COVID-19 deaths were confirmed for September 16, increasing the death toll to 12,022.

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Health Ministry ‘baffled’ by decision to re-open liquor outlets

The Ministry of Health says granting permission to re-open liquor outlets at a time when the quarantine curfew is in place will lead to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Mahinda Samarasinghe to resign from parliament to take up new post

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP from Kalutara District, Mahinda Samarasinghe is set to resign from parliament.

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Cabraal on relaxing Sri Lanka’s import restrictions

Sri Lanka’s central bank chief says that the government does not want to keep the import restrictions which are currently in place for too long and that he would like to see them being eased out after a certain period as the restrictions do have an impact on investor confidence.

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UK to remove Sri Lanka from Red List

Sri Lanka will be removed from the UKs Red List with effect from 04:00 AM on the 22nd of September, said the Sri Lankan High Commission in the UK.

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No threat to Bandaranaike International Airport – Defence Ministry

The Ministry of Defence yesterday assured that there was no threat to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and that an email warning of an attack was fake.

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President leaves for USA to attend United Nations General Assembly

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has left for the USA to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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President Biden appoints Lankan born Professor to National Cancer Advisory Board of the U.S.

Johns Hopkins scientist of Sri Lankan origin, Ashani Weeraratna, PhD, a leading cancer researcher who specializes in melanoma and the effects of aging on cancer, has been appointed by President Joe Biden to serve as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board of the U.S.

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Navy siezed vessel carrying heroin along with nine persons

Sri Lanka Navy seized another foreign fishing vessel, carrying a large consignment of heroin, with nine foreign suspects in international waters.

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Four million more Sinopharm vaccine doses arrive in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka received another shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from China containing 04 million Sinopharm doses today (Sep. 18).

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121 COVID-19 deaths confirmed for Thursday (16)

121 COVID-19 deaths were confirmed for September 16, increasing the death toll to 11,938.

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