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The Ministry of Health to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the harmful substances in food – COPA instructs (Sat, 17 Apr 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) informed the officials of the Ministry of Health to conduct an immediate and comprehensive inspection regarding the harmful substances in food including imported food items such as coconut oil given that such authority is vested with the Ministry of Health. The Chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts Hon. Prof. Tissa Vitharana informed the officials that laboratory facilities for food testing should be improved and the…
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Embark on that long-awaited getaway with Emirates and enjoy special fares (Sat, 17 Apr 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Emirates is launching seasonal fares that enable aspiring globetrotters to plan exciting adventures around the world as well as for students preparing to travel overseas. With Emirates’ generous booking policies, customers have the option to lock in these special fares and extend ticket validity for up to three years, enjoying greater flexibility and confidence when planning travel during unprecedented times. Travellers in Sri Lanka can look forward to flight deals on all…
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Standard Chartered Sri Lanka appoints Aroshana Fernando to Country Management Team (Sat, 17 Apr 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Standard Chartered Sri Lanka has recently appointed Aroshana Fernando as the Head of Consumer, Private & Business Banking (CPBB). He joins the Bank with 19 years’ experience in the Consumer/Retail Asset Business, gained from multiple international engagements in an array of different markets. Aroshana began his banking career at Standard Chartered Sri Lanka as Manager, Product & Portfolio, Credit Card & Personal Loans and has since held leadership positions in Alawwal Bank…
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FriMi enables contactless payments to support ‘මාතරට LANKAQR’ (Sat, 17 Apr 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – ‘මාතරට LANKAQR’, the latest phase of Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s ‘රට පුරාම LANKAQR’ island-wide initiative, took place on the 3rd of April at the Sanath Jayasuriya Ground, Matara. The event was graced by Chief Guest, Hon. Dallas Alahapperuma along with Mr. D Kumaratunge, Director of Payments and Settlements at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to witness FriMi’s continuous efforts in supporting the CBSL’s journey to promote contactless payments and drive Sri…
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WILL PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE ATTEND PRINCE PHILIP’S FUNERAL IN THE U.K.? HE ‘WAS EXTREMELY CLOSE TO HIS GRANDFATHER,’ INSIDER SAYS (Mon, 12 Apr 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – After news broke that Prince Philip died at 99 years old on Friday, April 9, there’s one question everyone wants to know: Will Prince Harry attend his grandfather’s funeral following his bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey? “Harry was extremely close to his grandfather,” a royal source told The Post. “He will, of course, be there, no matter how difficult relations are between the Sussexes and the family.” FROM CHRISTMAS SERVICES TO TROOPING…
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Police Warn Against Alcoholic Parties During The Festive Season (Mon, 12 Apr 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka Police have received reports of various parties and events being planned over the internet, Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said. The police have taken steps to launch a special public awareness campaign on health guidelines, he added. DIG Ajith Rohana stated that a special circular has been issued informing all police officers in this regard.  
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580 people have died in accidents since January (Mon, 12 Apr 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Sri Lanka Police say 580 people have been killed in road accidents in various parts of the country since January 01. Five persons were killed in road accidents in various parts of the country Saturday (10) alone, said Police Media Spokesman, DIG Ajith Rohana. The highest number of road accidents occurs in April and most accidents happen between April 10 and 20 Police Media Spokesman said. Therefore, DIG Rohana requested the…
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Police arrest six people with 13 kg of ‘Ice’ (Mon, 12 Apr 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Six persons, including two women, were arrested with 13 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine also know an ‘ice’ in the Niwandama area in Ja-Ela. Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the suspects were arrested during an operation carried out by the Police Narcotics Bureau yesterday (11). The ice was packed in small plastic boxes and hidden in two school bags, police said. The suspects are currently being held at the Police Narcotics…
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Ratmalana Airport ready for leisure flying (Mon, 12 Apr 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Ratmalana Airport will be promoted as a Leisure Flying Center under the Government’s program to develop the Airport as a domestic aviation hub, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said. Accordingly, new local air routes to tourist attractions and new runways suitable for aircraft will be identified, Minister Ranatunga said. It is also expected to ease the barriers to flying to such identified locations. In addition, the Ratmalana International Airport is expected to…
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Coronavirus update: 283 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 94,131 (Mon, 12 Apr 2021)
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 283 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday. Among the positive cases identified Sunday are, 175 associates of the Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster, 50 associates of prison cluster and 58 foreign arrivals. According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 10 pm Sunday, a total of 94,131 COVID-19 cases have been reported and 2,902 infected patients are being treated at hospitals. Another 316 individuals…
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