India to ship vaccines to neighbours in few weeks

India plans to ship off doses of Covid vaccine to its neighbours as part of its vaccine diplomacy in a couple of weeks, the Times of India reported.

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WHO chief blasts rich countries for hoarding COVID-19 vaccines

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), has warned that the inequitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines between rich and poor countries will prolong the pandemic.

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SJB urges Speaker to allow Ranjan to attend Parliament

Chief Opposition Whip and Kandy District SJB MP Lakshman Kiriella yesterday requested Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena to permit MP Ranjan Ramanayake, sentenced by the Supreme Court to four years rigorous imprisonment for contempt of court, to attend Parliament sittings.

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Mechanism to reopen all Western Province schools in two weeks

Education Minister Professor G.L. Peiris yesterday said the Government is going to create a mechanism to reopen all schools in the Western Province within two weeks.

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Joe Root shares victory call with fan who waited 10 months for team to arrive

Joe Root thanked a fan who waited in Sri Lanka for nearly a year to watch the team play, after England won the first Test of the series in Galle.

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Sri Lanka confirms 6 more COVID-19 deaths

Six more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Department of Government Information confirmed a short while ago.

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Eight test COVID positive at the Health Ministry

Eight individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 at the office of the Ministry of Health.

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Piyal Nishantha tests COVID-19 positive

State Minister Piyal Nishantha has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Military Training for All above the age of 18

Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara is to table a proposal in parliament to make way for military training for citizens above 18 years of age.

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Indictments served on Rajitha Senaratne at High court

The Colombo High Court served indictments on Minister Rajitha Senaratne and two others over the case allegedly causing a loss to the government when leasing out the Modara Fisheries harbour to a private company while he was Fisheries Minister in 2014.

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54 including 13 teens arrested for partying illegally

Fifty-four persons including 13 young girls have been arrested by the police at a hotel in Medirigiriya town yesterday for organising a party illegally, violating quarantine  regulations.

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Rapid Antigen tests to resume at Western Province exit points

Police say several special operations will be conducted from today onwards, including subjecting persons leaving the Western Province to Rapid Antigen tests at random.

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Ranil mocks government for begging from businessmen USD 10 million to import vaccine

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that the government was begging money from businessmen to import the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Farmers permitted to carry on traditional cultivation until issues resolved

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said permission will be granted to farmers to engage in their traditional cultivation activities continuously without any disruption until related issues are resolved.

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Sri Lanka confirms 8 more COVID-19 deaths

Eight more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Department of Government Information confirmed a short while ago.

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Several areas in Minuwangoda, Matale isolated with immediate effect

Two Grama Niladhari Divisions in Minuwangoda Police and three Grama Niladhari Divisions in Matale police area have been declared as isolated areas with immediate effect, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said.

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