Category: Local News

Ranil Wickremesinghe comments on possible re-opening of country

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the re-opening of the country could be delayed till mid-October.

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Dead Sri Lankan’s kin urge Japan immigration to accept responsibility

One of the sisters of a Sri Lankan woman who died in March following mistreatment at a Japanese detention facility has called on the immigration agency to accept responsibility for her sibling’s death as she left Japan.

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Sri Lanka will go carbon-neutral by 2050, stop building new coal power plants – President

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the government has made plans to transition away from fossil fuels, promote de- carbonization, and make Sri Lanka a carbon neutral country by 2050.

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Sri Lanka President attends 9/11 commemoration in New York

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday attended the special commemorative event near the Manhattan Memorial in the United States to mark the 20th anniversary of terrorist attacks in Washington and New York.

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Prime Minister directs Customs to immediately clear essential food items in port

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed Sri Lanka Customs to immediately clear all essential food items currently in the port.

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Female Doctor dies of COVID-19

A 31-year-old female doctor passed away due to COVID-19 on Wednesday (22) while undergoing treatment at the Karapitiya Hospital.

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Patali Champika summoned to CID

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Patali Champika Ranawaka has been summoned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to record a statement over an ongoing investigation.

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Two dead, one injured in accidental trap gun discharge

Two persons aged 60 and 46 years were killed when a trap gun set up for hunting triggered in the Muriyakalla tank grounds in Tirappane, Anuradhapura last evening (September 23).

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JVP levels new charge against government showing its incapability

The JVP yesterday alleged that the government was engaged in subterfuge to get its cronies to arouse communal disharmony to cover up its failure to bring to justice those responsible for the Easter Sunday carnage.

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Prime Minister briefs government’s allied parties of Yugadanavi Power Plant deal

The party leadership meeting of the Sri Lanka People’s Freedom Alliance was held under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday afternoon (September 23).

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India – Sri Lanka agree to fast track pending agreements

Foreign Minister Prof. Peiris briefed his Indian counterpart on the situation with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and the successful measures being implemented by the Government of Sri Lanka to control the spread of the virus.

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72 COVID-19 deaths confirmed for Wednesday (22)

72 COVID-19 deaths were confirmed for September 22, increasing the death toll to 12,448.

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TNPF MP Selvarasa Gajendran arrested in Jaffna

Tamil National People’s Front (TNFP) Jaffna District MP Selvarasa Gajendran and two others were arrested in Jaffna for violating quarantine regulations by holding a memorial observation for LTTE member Tileepan in Jaffna.

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All teachers must support trade union action – CTSU

Today marks the 74th day of the teachers and principals trade union struggle, which was launched over salary anomalies.

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Sabry assures action against Lohan, based on probe reports

Justice Minister Ali Sabry told Parliament yesterday that appropriate action would be taken, based on the investigation reports against State Minister Lohan Ratwatte, who was allegedly involved in a couple of incidents in Anuradhapura and Welikada prisons.

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Fully vaccinated need not fear about COVID variants – Professor Malavige

Professor Neelika Malavige of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Sri Jayawardanapura Hospital said although numerous COVID-19 related variants are reported, people should not be scared and panic over them as long as they have received the vaccines…

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