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UNP leader requests the youth to join him to build the country
Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 13:22 GMT
July 12, Colombo: The Leader of the United National Party (UNP) and the former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe requested the youth to contribute to the development of the country with new ideas and join him change the political process to build the country.
Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases exceeds 2600 with 94 new cases today
Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 12:22 GMT
’s COVID-19 cases jumped to 2,605 today after 94 more persons tested positive for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry said.
SLPP temporarily suspends election campaign rallies
Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 12:12 GMT
July 12, Colombo: Founder and the national organizer of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Basil Rajapaksa has advised to temporarily halt all propaganda rallies organized by the Sri Lanka Podujana Alliance led by the SLPP until further notice.
Former Speaker requests to immediately issue gazette on health guidelines for election
Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 11:49 GMT
July 12, Colombo: Former Speaker of Sri Lanka Parliament Karu Jayasuriya today expressed concern over politicians haphazardly conducting political campaigns disregarding health guidelines
’s intimidation of a journalist at court
Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 03:27 GMT
July 12, Colombo: The media watchdog, Free Media Movement (FMM) strongly condemned the forceful obstruction, intimidation and threats made by Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa, disrupting the work of professional photojournalist Akila Jayawardena at the Colombo High Court premises, Court no 1.
Information Department DG requests IGP for an impartial inquiry on manhandling of a journalist
Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 03:16 GMT
July 12, Colombo: The Director-General of Government Information Nalaka Kaluwewa, lodging a complaint to the acting Inspector General of Police, has requested to conduct a full and an impartial inquiry into alleged manhandling of a journalist outside the courts, Thursday (July 10).
Newly refurbished CBD Business Centre in Colombo-1 is now available for rent
Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 02:17 GMT
July 12, Colombo: Cargo Boat Development Company PLC (CBD) - an associate company of the Renuka Hotels Group - has completed the refurbishment of its landmark building in Fort.
US donates lifesaving safety equipment to Sri Lanka Life Saving
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, 13:10 GMT
July 11, Colombo: The US Embassy in Colombo has donated lifesaving safety equipment to Sri Lanka Life Saving, an organization that provides public safety services for the citizens and visitors of Sri Lanka through drowning prevention, rescue, awareness and education.
Program launched to uplift the inland fisheries industry in Northern Province
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, 12:52 GMT
July 11, Colombo: The Fisheries Ministry has launched a program to uplift the inland fishery industry in the Northern Province where about 2,500 families are engaged in the freshwater fishery industry.
Second underwater museum constructed in Sri Lanka declared open in Trincomalee
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, 12:34 GMT
’s second underwater museum which was constructed off the Sandy Bay beach in Trincomalee on 10th July 2020.
Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 2454 after 300 at a Rehabilitation Center tested positive
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, 11:57 GMT
’s COVID-19 cases jumped to 2,454 today after 300 more persons at a Rehabilitation tested positive for the coronavirus, the highest total in a single day, the Health Ministry said.
Police seek death penalty for PNB officers colluded with drug traffickers
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, 11:12 GMT
July 11, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Police intend to request the Attorney General to carry out the death penalty against the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officers who were arrested for selling seized drugs back to the drug traffickers, Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (Legal) Attorney-at-Law Ajith Rohana said.
Provincial Councils revert to the old system after the general election - PM
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, 10:57 GMT
July 11, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that after the general election the provincial council elections will be held according to the old system.
’ union urges to increase PCR testing to prevent a second wave of COVID-19
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, 05:23 GMT
’ Association (GMOA) says that the number of PCR tests carried out daily should be increased as there is a high risk of a second wave of coronavirus in the country following the emergence of cluster of infected persons found at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center.
Senkadagala Finance receives USD 25mn facility from a Dutch development bank
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, 04:50 GMT
July 11, Colombo: Senkadagala Finance recently announced that it received a US $25 million 5 Year Green Investment Facility from Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO).
‘ITUKAMA’ COVID – 19 Fund balance surpasses Rs. 1458 million
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, 04:32 GMT
‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has now surpassed Rs. 1458 million, the President’s Media Division said.
Stern action against spreading false rumors about coronavirus cases
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, 04:20 GMT
July 11, Colombo: Police say they will take stern action against people who spread false rumors in society and via social media that COVID-19 cases have been found in various parts of the country.
Two separate cases filed against former minister and two others over causing and fleeing an accident
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, 02:58 GMT
July 11, Colombo: The Attorney General filed two separate cases in the Colombo High Court yesterday against the former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka on charges of driving recklessly causing serious injury to a youth on February 28, 2016 in Rajagiriya and fleeing the accident.
Another 87 COVID-19 patients from Kandakadu Center, total cases rise to 2454
Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 13:10 GMT
July 10, Colombo: Another 196 people at the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre in Kandakadu have tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health on Friday.
UNP to release election manifesto next week
Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 12:55 GMT
July 10, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) will release its manifesto for the upcoming general election next week.
’s problems
Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 12:18 GMT
July 10, Colombo: President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is engaged in a tour of the Matale district today (Jan. 10) to ensure the victory of the candidates contesting the general election from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.
Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases jump to 2350 after 196 more infected persons
Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 11:32 GMT
’s COVID-19 cases jumped to 2,350 today after 196 more persons at a rehabilitation facility tested positive for the coronavirus, the Health Ministry said.
Sri Lanka Central Bank approves over Rs. 60 billion working capital loans to COVID-19 affected businesses
Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 11:23 GMT
July 10, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said it has approved more than Rs. 60 billion working capital loans to COVID-19 affected businesses under the Saubagya COVID-19 renaissance loan scheme.
Hatch announces partnership with HubSpot
Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 10:32 GMT
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’s Bank collaborates with IDB to support 5,000 MSMEs
Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 05:11 GMT
’s Bank has tied up with the Industrial Development Board (IDB) to initiate a program to develop Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.
Another 196 COVID-19 patents identified from Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center
Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 04:53 GMT
July 10, Colombo: Another 196 people at the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre in Kandakadu have tested positive for COVID-19, the Government Information Department said on Friday (July 10).
HNB announces exclusive partnership with
Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 03:50 GMT
’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC announced the beginning of an exclusive partnership with the first and only local education payment platform,
Police seize several vehicles belonging to two PNB officers detained over links with drug traffickers
Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 03:19 GMT
July 10, Colombo: Four lorries, two vans and a luxury car belonging to a detained Sub-Inspector and a Sergeant of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) have been taken into custody from Pallewela, Gampaha yesterday.
Election Chief says newspapers should inform public about election laws and consequences of violations
Fri, Jul 10, 2020, 02:32 GMT
July 10, Colombo: 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.
Sri Lanka ensures UN peacekeepers are trained and equipped to maintain peace while upholding human rights
Thu, Jul 9, 2020, 18:04 GMT
July 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka has taken measures to ensure the Sri Lankan peacekeepers are well trained and equipped to maintain peace in conflict situations while upholding human rights, the United Nations Security Council was told.
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