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Rishad Bathiudeen released on bail

Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen has been released on bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.

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Shani Abeysekara tests positive for COVID-19

Former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Shani Abeysekara who was being held at the Mahara Prison has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Retirement age for private sector needs to be more broadly discussed – UNP

The Government’s move to increase the retirement age needs to be broadly discussed, the United National Party (UNP) said yesterday, while clarifying that the party was not against the idea.

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Sri Lanka confirms 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Four 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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Pillayan granted bail

Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias “Pillayan” has been granted bail by the Batticaloa High Court today.

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Rs. 7 billion allocated for families affected by COVID-19

The government says it has allocated nearly Rs. 7 billion to grant concessions to 1.4 million families who are affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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WHO Chief calls for equal access to COVID-19 vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO) Monday called on the international community to put the same effort into fairly distributing coronavirus vaccines, which appear to be on the verge of approval, as they did in creating them.

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Limited services offered at Narahenpita DMT office

The Head Office of the Department of Motor Traffic in Narahenpita will be reopened to service from today with a limited staff.

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Provide coffins to cremate COVID-19 dead – Anura Kumara

Jathika Jana Balawegaya Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, yesterday (23), questioned the Government as to why the monies in the COVID-19 relief fund are not utilised properly, to provide relief to those who are affected by the pandemic.

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Sri Lanka confirms 3 more COVID-19 deaths

Three 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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Ranil Wickremesinghe refuses to accept UNP national list seat

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has rejected the proposal to accept the only national list seat in Parliament for the United National Party (UNP).

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Prison inmate tests COVID-19 positive after death

An 82-year-old inmate at the Mahara prison who was serving life imprisonment has died at the Ragama Hospital and confirmed COVID-19 positive.

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Two new ministries gazetted

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has issued an Extraordinary Gazette to establish two new ministries and revise the subjects of several ministries.

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Rishad to file petition in Supreme Court against Court of Appeal verdict

Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday attacks that he will file a petition in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Court of Appeal regarding the deforestation of the sanctuary adjacent to the Wilpattu National Park.

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Samagi Jana Balavegaya trying to scuttle Lanka Premier League (LPL) tournament – Namal

Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Namal Rajapaksa told Ceylon Today that a group of parliamentarians of the Samagi Jana Balavegaya are engaged in a very low-down effort to halt the holding of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) tournament in Sri Lanka and that all those activities of sabotage will be defeated and arrangements will be made to continue with the LPL cricket tournament.

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Sri Lanka confirms 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Four 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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