136 COVID-19 deaths confirmed for Monday (13)

136 COVID-19 deaths were confirmed for September 13, increasing the death toll to 11,567.

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Quarantine curfew could be lifted on Monday – Sudarshini

State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Sudarshini Fernandopulle believes the quarantine curfew imposed in the country could be lifted on Monday.

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Basil will present a budget like ‘Aladdin’s Wonderful lamp’: S.M. Chandrasena

Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa will present a revolutionary and unimaginatory  budget in November as his maiden budget, which would be like the Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp, Minister S.M. Chandrasena said today.

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Lasith Malinga announces retirement from all formats of Cricket

Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga announced his retirement from all formats of cricket today (September 14).

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Hand grenade found at leading private hospital in Colombo

Police launched an investigation after a hand grenade was recovered at a leading private hospital in Narahenpita, Colombo today, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.

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New Zealand grants refugee status to Sri Lankan linked to Easter attacks

New Zealand has granted refugee status to a Sri Lankan who may have unknowingly helped funnel money to terrorists behind the Easter bombings, Radio New Zealand reported.

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Debt forgiveness will spur growth in emerging economies – Professor GL Peiris

Foreign Minister Prof G.L. Peiris yesterday said that the developing countries, battered by the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to use their scarce resources for the welfare of their people, if the World Bank adopts a policy of debt forgiveness.

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UN Rights Chief raises concerns in Sri Lanka report

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet yesterday (13) raised concerns regarding the judicial proceedings in a number of emblematic human rights cases in Sri Lanka

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We have a plan to address the COVID crisis and rebuild the economy – UNP

The United National Party says it has a clear alternative plan to address the coronavirus crisis and rebuild the economy.

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Listen to medical experts at least now: JVP urges Government

The Government should at least now pay heed to the recommendations and guidance of medical experts and specialists in the effort to combat the COVID pandemic, as the only way forward in economic and social aspects was to get rid of the pandemic as soon as possible, former JVP MP Sunil Handunetti said yesterday.

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Ajith Nivard Cabraal appointed Central Bank Governor once again

Former State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal has been appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka by the President with effect from September 15, Presidential Media Division said.

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135 COVID-19 deaths confirmed for Sunday (12)

135 COVID-19 deaths were confirmed for September 12, increasing the death toll to 11,431.

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Jayantha Ketagoda to be appointed to Cabraal’s MP seat

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) General Secretary Sagra Kariyawasam stated that the SLPP has decided to appoint Jayantha Ketagoda as MP to fill the vacant post created by the resignation of State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal as National List MP.

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Sri Lanka Prime Minister says country can achieve its economic & social goals only through unity

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa says a country can achieve its economic, political and social goals only through unity and solidarity among its citizens.

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TISL voices concern over new Finance Act, recommends enhanced scrutiny

The Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says it is deeply concerned of the new Finance Act passed on September 07 aiming to grant tax amnesty for individuals who voluntarily disclose their undisclosed income and assets.

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No ban or tax on any imported item – Dilum

Vehicle Regulation, Bus Transport Services and Train Compartments and Motor Car Industry State Minister Dilum Amunugama on Saturday said that the people should be ashamed of wearing imported underwear at a time when the country is exporting high quality underwear to the world.

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