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UK minister for South Asia calls on Northern and Eastern governors (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK Minister of State Foreign Commonwealth Development Affairs (Central South Asia, Commonwealth, UN, Human Rights) who is in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit, has toured the northern and eastern parts of the island on Wednesday (Jan. 19). MORE..
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Indonesia names new capital, approving shift from Jakarta (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
Indonesia s legislature on Tuesday passed a bill that creates the legal framework for moving the country s capital from Jakarta — a sinking, congested, polluted and flood-prone megacity with more than 10 million residents — to the jungles of Kalimantan, on Indonesia s portion of the island of Borneo, about 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles)away. MORE..
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“Erroneous and outdated information”- Sri Lanka responds to Canada travel advisory (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
Sri Lankan government today insisted that the recent travel advisory issued by Canada on the island nation contains flawed references to the economic and security situation in the country as well as inaccurate information with regard to the safety and security of female travelers and harassment of foreigners. MORE..
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Daily COVID cases count moves to 829 today (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 829 today (January 19), the Health Ministry said. MORE..
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MPs mostly borrow fiction books, shows lack of preparedness - Speaker (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, expressing disappointment over the lack of preparedness of lawmakers for speeches they deliver in the House, revealed that only 330 books have been borrowed by Members of Parliament during the year 2021. MORE..
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Sri Lanka reports another 12 coronavirus deaths (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 12 coronavirus related deaths for January 18, pushing the country s death toll due to the Covid-19 pandemic to 15,243. MORE..
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Latest announcement on tonight s power cuts (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says disruptions to the power supply can be expected today from 6.00 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. and 7.45 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. depending on the demand. MORE..
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Cabinet nod to amend Workmen Compensation Ordinance (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
The Cabinet of Ministers has given its consent to draft a bill to amend 139 chapter of the Workmen Compensation Ordinance no. 19 of 1934. MORE..
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Lasantha Wickramasinghe removed as MILCO Chairman? (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
According to various media reports, Mr. Lasantha Wickramasinghe has been removed from the position as the Chairman of MILCO (Pvt) Ltd., the state-run dairy producer and marketer in Sri Lanka. MORE..
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Heavy traffic due to JVP protest in Colombo (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
Severe traffic congestion has been reported along the road from Technical Junction in Maradana towards Pettah due to a protest march by the JVP. MORE..
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Easter attacks- Evidence hearing in case against Hemasiri concludes (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
The Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar has concluded the hearing of evidence in the case against former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando over his criminal negligence of duty by failing to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks despite receiving intelligence information in advance. MORE..
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One-hour power cuts likely in several areas tonight - CEB (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says there are possibilities of power cuts being imposed in several areas tonight for nearly an hour. MORE..
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131 more coronavirus-infected people recover (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
A total of 131 more patients have recovered from Covid-19 infection within the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said today. MORE..
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Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters after COVID-19 outbreak (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
Hong Kong warned people not to kiss pets and ordered a mass cull of hamsters on Tuesday, to the outrage of animal lovers, after 11 of the rodents tested positive for COVID-19. MORE..
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Kelanitissa power station shuts down completely (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
Operations at the Kelanitissa Power Station, which generates 300 MW of electricity have been halted completely, says the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB). MORE..
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Borella church hand grenade- Weapons cache recovered from arrested retired doctor s house (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
The police have recovered a cache of weapons from the residence of the retired doctor in connection with the hand grenade found inside All Saints Church in Borella recently. MORE..
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Dr. Prasantha Jayamanna appointed new SLPA chairman (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
Veteran entrepreneur Dr. Prasantha Jayamanna has been appointed as the new Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA). MORE..
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China to grant 1 million MT of rice to Sri Lanka (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
Sri Lanka will be receiving 1 million metric tonnes of rice from China as a donation, says Co-Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Ramesh Pathirana. MORE..
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Four new flyovers to be constructed to minimize traffic congestion (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
The Cabinet of Ministers has given the go-ahead to construct four new flyovers under the agreement frame entered between the governments of Sri Lanka and Hungary. MORE..
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Gamini Senarath takes office as new Presidential Secretary (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
Gamini Senarath, a senior official of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service has assumed duties as the new Secretary to the President. MORE..
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