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NMRA approves emergency use of Oxford – AstraZeneca vaccine in Sri Lanka

National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) has granted the approval for emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 infection in Sr Lanka, says State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana.

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Government must protect COVID patients rights – UNP

Chairman of the United National Party Wajira Abeywardana says the government must move to a programme to protect the rights of coronavirus patients.

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Easter Sunday terror attacks: CID, TID conduct probes at eight locations, 268 suspects arrested

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) have been conducting investigations into the Easter Sunday terror attacks which took place on April 21, 2019 at eight locations in Sri Lanka and 268 suspects have so far been arrested, said Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana.

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Expert Committee appointed to report on gold, copper and iron ore deposits

Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweeera yesterday appointed an expert committee to conduct a scientific study on the Seruwawila gold, copper and iron ore deposits.

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Sri Lanka confirms 2 more COVID-19 deaths

Two 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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Man who spat at health officials sentenced to 6 years rigorous imprisonment

The person who spat saliva at health officials in Atalugama has been sentenced to six years rigorous imprisonment by the Panadura Magistrate’s Court today.

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Sri Lanka President, Prime Minister send well wishes to Joe Biden & Kamala Harris

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has offered well wishes to US President Joe Biden and the Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration.

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First commercial flight arrived in Sri Lanka after reopening airports

The first commercial flight arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning from the Muscat International Airport after reopening of the airport which was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Six finance companies fell since 2015 – State Minister

Six financial institutions had fallen into crisis since the previous Good Governance government came into power till August 31,2020.

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India starts supplying COVID-19 shots to neighboring nations

India began supplying coronavirus vaccines to its neighboring countries on Wednesday, as the world’s largest vaccine making nation strikes a balance between maintaining enough doses to inoculate its own people and helping developing countries without the capacity to produce their own shots.

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Sri Lanka confirms one more COVID-19 death

One more COVID-19 related death has been reported in Sri Lanka, the Department of Government Information confirmed a short while ago.

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected to fight corruption – Mahindananda

Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage says MP Ranjan Ramanayake walked out of the Supreme Court claiming it is corrupt adding it was an unfortunate statement.

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Two arrested in Mount Lavinia with 1,000 narcotic pills

Two suspects have been arrested by Police in Kothalawalapura, Mount Lavinia with 1,000 narcotic pills.

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Environment Minister denies construction of new road in Sinharaja forest

No new road has been constructed to provide access to Lankagama across the Sinharaja Forest while an existing road has been renovated, Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera told Parliament yesterday.

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Udayanga accompanies Ukrainian tour group to Polonnaruwa

Former Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga and 45 Ukrainian tourists visited a number of Buddhist sites in Polonnaruwa yesterday.

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Ruling on allowing Ranjan in House in 3 weeks – Speaker

A ruling on allowing MP Ranjan Ramanayake to attend Parliament will be given after a three weeks study on the matter, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena informed the House yesterday (19).

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