Several Grama Niladhari Divisions in Agalawatta & Bellana declared as isolated areas

Gorakgoda, Beragama, Agalawatta, Dapiligoda, Kekulandala North Grama Niladhari Divisions in the Agalawatta Divisional Secretariat Division and the Bellana Grama Niladhari Division in the Palindanuwara Divisional Secretariat Division was declared as isolated areas with immediate effect.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 21 October 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 21 October 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Vehicles travelling through Gampaha District not allowed to stop

Vehicles, which are travelling through the Gampaha District, are allowed, but cannot stop to take in or drop passengers, said the Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana.

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Quarantine curfew in Gampaha District from 10pm

Quarantine curfew will be imposed within the Gampaha District from 10.00 pm today to 5.00 am on Monday (26), Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said.

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Debate on 20th Amendment commences in Parliament

The second reading of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution commenced in Parliament this morning.

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Appeals Court dismisses Riyaj Bathiudeen’s writ application

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the writ application filed by MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother, Riyaj Bathiudeen seeking the prevention of his re-arrest by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

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COVID-19 crisis crucial than 20th Amendment – Omaple thera

Venerable Omalpe Sobitha says reaching political decisions at a time that the country is facing a crisis is unacceptable.

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Ban on single use plastic, polythene from January 1

The Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal made by the Environment Minister to ban single use plastic and polythene from January 1 next year, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila said.

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20A amended as per religious leaders’ wishes – Prime Minister

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said since the Government has decided to amend certain Clauses in the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution, in keeping with the wishes of the Buddhist clergy and other religious leaders, there is no reason for those who truly value the forward march of the country to refrain from casting his or her vote to ratify the much talked about Bill.

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Sri Lanka court: Constitutional amendment needs referendum

Sri Lanka’s highest court has ruled that four sections of a proposed amendment to the constitution that would consolidate power in the president’s hands will need approval in a public referendum to become law because they are against the people’s sovereignty.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 20 October 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 20 October 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Police curfew imposed in five Police areas with immediate effect

Quarantine curfew has been imposed in Kuliyapitiya, Pannala, Giriulla, Narammala and Dummalasuriya police areas with immediate effect until further notice, stated The National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

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Rishad Bathiudeen sent for quarantine

MP Rishad Bathiudeen who was remanded till October 27 by the Colombo Fort Magistrates’ Court yesterday had been sent for quarantine at the Negombo Pallansena Youthful Offenders Training Centre last night, Prisons Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said.

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Speaker reveals Supreme Court determination on 20th Amendment

Speaker of House Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena says the Supreme Court has determined that certain clauses of the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution must be passed with an absolute majority in Parliament and also at a public referendum to become a legislation.

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Appointment letters given under 100,000 job program

Handing over letters of appointment to trainees selected from families of the lowest income category in society under the programme to recruit 100,000 individuals for employment commenced yesterday.

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Cabinet approves three amendments to 20th Amendment

Minister Wimal Weerawansa said that the Cabinet has decided to introduce three amendments to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

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