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Coronavirus update: 1,518 new COVID-19 cases identified Monday, total rises to 506,009
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 18:28 GMT
Sept 20, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,518 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Monday.
Energy Minister to attend Gastech 2021 exhibition and conference in Dubai
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 18:22 GMT
Sept 20, Colombo: Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila is scheduled to attend the GASTECH Exhibition and Conference to be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from the 21st to the 23rd of this month.
’s expertise in constructions and pharmaceutical industries
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 17:30 GMT
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka, looking forward to expand the friendly and close ties with Turkey, has sought to diversify its exports to Turkey and boost economic, trade and investment in growth areas such as construction and the pharmaceutical industries, where Turkey has expertise.
No room for drug smuggling at any cost - Defense Secretary
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 16:40 GMT
’s Defense Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) affirmed that tri forces and law enforcing agencies are continuously engaging in operations to eradicate the drug menace.
’s move to sell Kerawalapitiya Power Plant shares to US company
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 16:28 GMT
Sept 20, Colombo: Leaders of eleven political parties affiliated with the government met today to discuss the controversial Kerawalapitiya LNG power plant deal.
Watawala Plantations re-affirms their persistent drive towards sustainable agriculture in Sri Lanka
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 15:18 GMT
’s leading diversified agribusiness company Watawala Plantations PLC (WPL), is strongly pushing for change within the industry with strong efforts to promote encourage sustainable agriculture practices.
Special concessions package mooted for international airlines commencing services to Mattala Airport
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 15:00 GMT
Sept 20, Colombo: Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga says that a special concessions package will be implemented for airlines that start scheduling flights to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA).
Circular for Rs. 5000 allowance for teachers and principals issued
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 14:35 GMT
Sept 20, Colombo: Education Secretary Prof. Kapila Perera says that a circular has been issued to provide an additional allowance of Rs. 5,000 per month to teachers and principals.
Sri Lanka reports 93 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, toll rises to 12,218
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 13:59 GMT
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Monday reported 93 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Sunday, September 19.
Shooting kills a14-year-old student in Weeraketiya
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 13:50 GMT
Sept 20, Colombo: A 14-year-old schoolboy has been shot dead in the Gajanayakagama area in Weeraketiya, police said.
’s fullest positive cooperation to Sri Lanka to move forward promoting racial unity
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 06:51 GMT
Sept 20, New York: The United Nations extends its fullest support to Sri Lanka to move forward promoting unity among the communities, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has assured Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
beverage products promoted at trade events in South Korea
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 05:07 GMT
Beverage sector in the Korean market.
’s first customer in Sri Lanka to join its Digital First program
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 04:58 GMT
– Sri Lanka’s most valuable and globally diversified financial conglomerate has become the first entity in Sri Lanka to sign up for the Digital First program, launched by MasterCard.
Presidential pardon for 89 prisoners, Ranjan Ramanayake not among them
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 04:46 GMT
’s Day which falls on the 12th September.
Another stock of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines arrives in the island
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 04:21 GMT
Sept 20, Colombo: Another consignment of the U.S. manufactured Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine purchased by the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) arrived in Sri Lanka early Monday, an airport official said.
Coronavirus update: 1,733 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 504,491
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 18:30 GMT
Sept 19, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,733 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday.
Pettah Traders protest opening of liquor shops while country is in lockdown
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 17:31 GMT
Sept 19, Colombo: Traders belonging to the United National Association of Self-Employed Traders in Pettah held a protest in front of the Fort Railway Station today (19) demanding government to allow them to open their shops also if the government can give permission to open liquor shops.
Negotiations to increase the price of imported milk powder
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 16:29 GMT
Sept 19, Colombo: Importers of milk powder have requested the government to increase the price of one kilogram of imported milk powder by Rs. 200.
Coordinating Center to be established at the Ministry of Mass Media for persons with disabilities
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 15:54 GMT
Sept 19, Colombo: The Ministry of Mass Media plans to establish a center for persons with disabilities in Sri Lanka to coordinate among themselves as well as with the outside world to meet their special needs without any difficulty.
Complaint lodged requesting an inquiry into data deletion at NMRA
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 15:18 GMT
Sept 19, Colombo: The Convener of the Protect Sri Lanka Organization Venerable Pahiyangala Ananda Sagara Thera, and a group of people today (19) lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) demanding a formal investigation into the masterminds behind the deletion of data of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA).
‘Toy Pistol’ wielding Hambantota Mayor arrested for assaulting security officers
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 14:31 GMT
Sept 19, Colombo: Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando has been arrested in connection with an assault on two security officers in Bambalapitiya, the Police Media Unit reported.
Sri Lanka reports 103 Covid-19 deaths on Sunday, toll rises to 12,125
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 14:06 GMT
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Sunday reported 103 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Saturday, September 18.
’s active commitment to dialogue and engagement with the Commonwealth
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 13:57 GMT
’s active commitment to dialogue and engagement with the Commonwealth at a virtual meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland in New York, the Foreign Ministry said.
Another consignment of 120,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine delivered to Sri Lanka
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 06:30 GMT
Sept 19, Colombo: Another consignment of Russian-made Sputnik V Covid vaccine purchased by Sri Lanka was brought to the island this morning (19).
Navy seizes over 3700 kg of smuggled dried turmeric with 10 suspects during operations in past three days
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 05:07 GMT
Sept 19, Colombo: During special operations conducted in beach areas of South Bar and Irukkalampiddi and in seas south of Mannar on 16th, 17th and 18th September 2021, the Sri Lanka Navy managed to seize over 3704 kg of smuggled dried turmeric, the Navy Media Unit said.
Sri Lanka ruling party considers disciplinary action against MP Jagath Kumara
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 04:49 GMT
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) says necessary disciplinary action will be taken against MP Jagath Kumara for calling a press conference and criticizing two cabinet ministers of his own party.
Sri Lankan President arrives in New York to attend 76th UNGA Session
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 04:02 GMT
’ General Assembly (UNGA) Session.
Sri Lanka, Russia business chambers establish closer cooperation
Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 03:43 GMT
Sept 19, Colombo: Embassy of Sri Lanka in Moscow has facilitated cooperation between the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and Ural Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
Sri Lanka to further import agricultural material that cannot be produced locally
Sat, Sep 18, 2021, 18:16 GMT
Sept 18, Colombo: Dr. Bandula Gunawardena, Minister of Trade participated online in the G-33 International Conference on Trade related to Agriculture in Developing Countries.
MP Manusha Nanayakkara summoned to CID
Sat, Sep 18, 2021, 17:31 GMT
Sept 18, Colombo: Samagi Jana Balawegaya Media Spokesman and Galle District MP Manusha Nanayakkara said he has been informed to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to provide information regarding an investigation being carried out by the Computer Forensic Division of the CID.
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