Category: Local News

Ishalini’s body to be exhumed on July 30; Three-member panel to conduct 2nd postmortem

A three-member panel of Experts appointed today (28) to conduct the second postmortem of the death of Jude Kumar Ishalini, the 16-year-old girl who was employed as a domestic servant at former minister Rishad Bathiudeen’s residence, Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said.

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Harin Fernando arrives at CID to record statement

Parliamentarian Harin Fernando arrived at the CID to record a statement a short while ago over the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

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Suwaseriya completes fruitful five years

Colombo District MP Dr. Harsha de Silva, founder of 1990 Suwaseriya Pre Hospital Care Ambulance Service said yesterday that it had been launched amidst various obstacles. He said so on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the ambulance service, which falls today (28).

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Will resolve Salary anomalies: PM assures Teachers, Principals

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that the issue regarding salary anomalies of principals and teachers and the transformation of the Teacher-Principals’ Service into a ‘Closed Service’ will be taken after the Cabinet meeting next Monday.

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Sri Lankan worker dies in industrial accident in Korea after working 18 consecutive hours

A Sri Lankan worker at a plastic manufacturing factory in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province,South Korea died in an industrial accident,the Korea Times reported.

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World’s largest star sapphire cluster found in backyard in Ratnapura

Sri Lankan authorities say the world’s largest star sapphire cluster has been found in a backyard – by accident.

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Sri Lanka pays off USD 01 billion bond debt before deadline

Sri Lanka has settled the scheduled debt of USD 01 billion International Sovereign Bond Issue yesterday (July 26), State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal said.

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Police to raid households employing underage children as domestic aides

The Police is to conduct special operations in the Colombo City and suburbs in the Western Province from today to trace underage children who are working as domestic helpers, Police Spokesman SDIG Ajith Rohana said.

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Eight COVID deaths at Karapitiya Teaching Hospital on Sunday

Eight persons died of COVID pneumonia at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle on Sunday (25), the respective post-mortems carried out on the deaths revealed.

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Local Saline from 1 September – Professor Jayasumana

Approval has been granted at the Cabinet meeting for the state sector to purchase products of the Saline Factory from 1 September.

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Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife and 03 others remanded; teenage girl’s body to be exhumed

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today ordered to remand MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife, father-in-law, brother-in-law and the broker until August 09 in connection with the suspicious death of a teenage domestic worker who had been employed at MP Bathiudeen’s home.

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O/L Exam in February 2022

Sri Lanka’s Education Minister Professor G. L. Peiris has announced that the 2021 G. C. E. Ordinary Level Examination has been postponed by a month.

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Actress Upeksha Swarnamali arrested

Former MP and actress Upeksha Swarnamali has been arrested by the Katugastota police in connection with an accident.

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Another batch of Pfizer vaccines brought to Sri Lanka

Another batch of 90,000 doses of “Pfizer” vaccines were brought to the country this morning (26), the Airport Duty Manager said.

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District-based Maximum Retail Price for Gas Cylinders of 18 litres

The Consumer Affairs Authority via Extraordinary Gazette introduced a District-based Maximum Retail Price for Gas Cylinders of 18 litres (9.6 Kg) with effect from Sunday (25).

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SJB MP Ranawaka presents private members bill on Contempt of Court

SJB MP Patali Champika Ranawaka last week presented a private members bill to Parliament aimed at codifying a contempt of court law for the country.

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