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Four RO plants established by Navy declared open for public use (Sat, 11 Jul 2020)
Four RO plants established by Navy declared open for public use   Four Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants established by the Navy in Dehiattakandiya area were declared open for the use of general public, on 09th July 2020.
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Laying of the foundation stone for a stupa at the Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara (Sat, 11 Jul 2020)
Laying of the foundation stone for a stupa at the Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara   The foundation stone for a stupa at the Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara was laid on 05 July 2020 by the High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena and the diplomatic officers of the Sri Lanka High Commission in London.
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Central Bank approved more than Rs. 60 billion working capital loans to COVID-19 affected businesses (Sat, 11 Jul 2020)
Central Bank approved more than Rs. 60 billion working capital loans to COVID-19 affected businesses The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) approved 22,306 loans amounting to Rs. 60,250 million under the Saubagya COVID-19 renaissance facility as of 10th July 2020 with the approval given for 2,066 new loans, amounting to Rs. 6,978 million during the week ended on 10th July 2020.
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Navy recoveries rise to 894 as two more naval personnel discharged following full recovery from COVID – 19 (Fri, 10 Jul 2020)
Navy recoveries rise to 894 as two more naval personnel discharged following full recovery from COVID – 19 Navy recoveries rise to 894 as two (02) more naval personnel discharged following full recovery from COVID – 19
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Navy launches Maritime Doctrine of Sri Lanka marking another first in Sri Lankan history (Fri, 10 Jul 2020)
Navy launches Maritime Doctrine of Sri Lanka marking another first in Sri Lankan history Marking another first in the Sri Lankan history, Sri Lanka Navy ( 09th July ) launched the Maritime Doctrine of Sri Lanka (MDSL) at the Navy Headquarters, under the auspices of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva.
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HIGH-LEVEL OPEN DEBATE OF THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL ON “PEACE OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS” - Written statement by the Sri Lanka delegation (Fri, 10 Jul 2020)
HIGH-LEVEL OPEN DEBATE OF THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL ON “PEACE OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS” - Written statement by the Sri Lanka delegation HIGH-LEVEL OPEN DEBATE OF THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL ON “PEACE OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS”  7th July 2020 Written statement by the Sri Lanka delegation
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Reinstatement of Police Officers who have received Vacation of Post orders (Fri, 10 Jul 2020)
Reinstatement of Police Officers who have received Vacation of Post orders Reinstatement of Police Officers who have received Vacation of Post orders
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Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to Germany assumes duties (Wed, 08 Jul 2020)
Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to Germany assumes duties  Ambassador-designate to the Federal Republic of Germany, Manori Unambuwe assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin on 6 July 2020.
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Fifth Special Repatriation flights takes off from Sri Lanka to India (Wed, 08 Jul 2020)
Fifth Special Repatriation flights takes off from Sri Lanka to India   Fifth Special Repatriation flights takes off from Sri Lanka to India 153 Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka were repatriated on a special Air India (AI 0282) flight from Colombo to Delhi on 8 July, 2020. The flight was scheduled as part of phase IV of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ a Government of India initiative to undertake the largest ever repatriation from all over the world for return of Indian nationals stranded abroad due to COVID19 pandemic.
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 Japan grants JPY 800 million to help Sri Lanka’s fight against COVID-19  (Wed, 08 Jul 2020)
 Japan grants JPY 800 million to help Sri Lanka’s fight against COVID-19  Japan grants JPY 800 million (approx. Rs. 1,400 million) to help Sri Lanka’s fight against COVID-19 through the provision of medical equipment
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Another 196 COVID-19 patents identified from Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center (Fri, 10 Jul 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Another 196 people at the Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre in Kandakadu have tested positive for COVID-19, the Government Information Department said on Friday (July 10). The results of 338 tests conducted on the inmates and staff at the Kandakadu Center for the Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts have been received this morning identifying 196 positive cases of COVID-19 the Government Information Department said in a release. Accordingly, with the 56 positive cases identified…
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Court discharges Tiran Alles over RADA fraud case (Fri, 10 Jul 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Colombo High Court today discharged former Chairman of the Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) Tiran Alles and three others over a case filed accusing him of fraud. A case was filed against the former Chairman of RADA Tiran Alles, former North and Eastern Provinces LTTE Financial Head Emil Kanthan, former RADA Chief Operating Officer (COO) Saliya Wickramasuriya and and Dr. Jayantha Dias Samarasinghe. Alles and the three others were remanded and…
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Election Chief says newspapers should inform public about election laws and consequences of violations (Fri, 10 Jul 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said the media should understand that the democracy is costly and the upcoming general election will cost about Rs. 10 billion. “Newspaper’s help is needed to popularize election laws. Newspapers should publish what happens if election laws are violated. This election will cost Rs. 10 billion. It is the responsibility of the media to bring people to the polling booth. The public should be informed…
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Three killed in accident in Wellawaya (Fri, 10 Jul 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Three persons have died following an accident in Wellawaya today. The Police said a woman is among the deceased. The victims had died after the three wheeler they were travelling in had collided with a lorry. The Police added that the accident had taken place in the Warunagama area on the Wellawaya- Monaragala main road.
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Singapore election held against backdrop of pandemic and recession (Fri, 10 Jul 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Voting is under way in Singapore’s general election, under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout. The small city state is one of a handful of countries to hold a vote during the pandemic so far. Strict safety measures are in place, with voters wearing gloves and masks and given timed voting slots. Singapore has been one of the worst hit countries in the Asia-Pacific region, with more than 45,000…
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Missing Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon found dead (Fri, 10 Jul 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Park Won-soon, the longtime mayor of South Korea’s capital, Seoul, has been found dead after he was reported missing by his daughter amid a criminal probe and media reports of alleged sexual harassment. His body was found in wooded hills in northern Seoul at about midnight on Friday, more than seven hours after police launched a massive search for him. Police said there were no signs of foul play and did not give…
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Ministry of Education issues instructions for the arrival and departure of the academic staff of schools (Fri, 10 Jul 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Ministry of Education has issued a code of instructions about how to conduct the arrival and the departure of academic staff of schools in relation to the process of reopening the government schools and government approved private schools that had been closed due to the spread of COVID-19 virus. The instruction letter emphasizes that in the face of current uncertain situation, only the teachers who have been given the class timetables…
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Startup Genome and Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka Launch 2020 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (Wed, 08 Jul 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The 2020 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome and the Global Entrepreneurship Network was launched today at The Ecosystems Couch Conference. The GSER is the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read research on startups. Its release comes at a critical time when several startups in Sri Lanka are running out of funding and facing closure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka…
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12 COVID-19 patients recovered, COVID-19 recovered cases rise to 1967 (Wed, 08 Jul 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Twelve persons who had tested positive for the virus had recovered from the virus by this morning, raising the total coronavirus recoveries to 1967.
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Japanese Grant Aid of Rupees 1,360 million for provisioning necessary medical equipment to combat against COVID-19 (Wed, 08 Jul 2020)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Sri Lanka has taken several successful preventive measures to prevent the mass spread of virus among the community. Though the country has achieved significant progress in preventing disease, the health system in Sri Lanka needs more facilities to maintain the day-to-day activities within the country up to the state before the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore the required additional units in main hospitals with necessary equipment and human…
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