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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Website regulatory process to be implemented within two weeks

Minister of Mass Media Keheliya Rambukwella says a website regulatory process will be implemented within the next two weeks.

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Several isolated areas in Western Province to be released tomorrow

The lockdown of Borella, Wellampitiya, Colombo Fort, Slave Island, Ja-Ela and Kadawatha police areas will be lifted tomorrow (23) at 5.00 am, the Government Information Department said.

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Sri Lanka confirms 9 more COVID-19 deaths

Nine 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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Second Reading of Budget 2021 passed in Parliament

The Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill for the fiscal year 2021 has been approved in the Parliament with a two-thirds majority.

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Atulugama, Bandaragama isolated

Atulugama in Bandaragama has been isolated following the detection of COVID-19 cases.

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UNP wants Government to be transparent with public finances

The United National Party (UNP) yesterday charged that the Government has failed to indicate a revenue enhancement model needed to fund debt repayment for 2021 in the Budget, pointing out that $ 5.2 billion worth of debt was due for repayment next year.

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Traffic accident fatalities exceed COVID-19 deaths

Minister Chamal Rajapaksa said in Parliament, on 20 November, at least eight to nine persons die on a daily basis in traffic accidents, according to the Police.

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Sri Lanka Army forms new division for nation-building tasks

The multi-skilled and multi-faceted corps of Sri Lanka Army Engineers (SLE) yesterday raised its newest first Army Engineers Division that includes three Brigades.

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74th COVID-19 death reported in Sri Lanka

Another patient who tested positive for the COVID-19 has died today, marking the 74th death reported in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19.

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