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UNP leader says government is printing money like newspapers
Mon, Mar 8, 2021, 07:59 GMT
Mar 08, Colombo: The leader of the United National Party and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the government is printing money in the manner of printing Sunday newspapers.
Final reports of two Presidential Commissions of Inquiry handed over to the Speaker
Mon, Mar 8, 2021, 07:20 GMT
Mar 08, Colombo: The final reports of the two Presidential Commissions of Inquiry were handed over to the Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena at the Parliament Complex, Parliament Communications department said.
Project to provide 170 new houses with facilities for estate families
Mon, Mar 8, 2021, 07:01 GMT
Mar 08, Colombo: A project to provide free housing to needy families living in line rooms in plantation areas will be launched today at the Malimboda Tea Estate in Deraniyagala.
Wellawatta drunk driver who killed two people remanded
Mon, Mar 8, 2021, 06:42 GMT
Mar 08, Colombo: The Mount Lavinia Acting Magistrate CA Dharmathilake yesterday (07) ordered the remand of the three persons, including the drunken hotel manager, who had killed two persons and seriously injured another at the Wellawatte Marine Drive on Saturday morning.
Special police operation to nab drunk drivers
Mon, Mar 8, 2021, 06:29 GMT
Mar 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have decided to intensify operations to arrest drunk drivers with the rapid increase in the number of accidents on a daily basis.
I will continue to protest until justice is done - Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith
Mon, Mar 8, 2021, 05:24 GMT
Mar 08, Colombo: The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, has stated that he will continue to protest until justice is done to the victims of the Easter attack.
All public servants called to work as usual from today
Mon, Mar 8, 2021, 04:32 GMT
Mar 08, Colombo: The government has decided to call all public servants to work as usual from Monday (March 08).
’s role in political arena
Mon, Mar 8, 2021, 04:20 GMT
’s Day today, called for further elevating of woman’s representation in the political arena.
’s Day 2021
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 20:00 GMT
’s No.1 bank, Bank of Ceylon felicitates on the occasion of the 2021 International Women’s Day.
Coronavirus update: 359 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 85,695
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 19:52 GMT
Mar 07, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 359 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday.
Sri Lanka buries more stored bodies of COVID-19 victims
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 15:35 GMT
Mar 07, Colombo: Army Commander General Shavendra Silva says that 24 bodies of those who died due to the coronavirus infection that were in the cold storage, have been buried after the government has given approval to bury the infected corpses.
Renovation work of Mihindu Maha Seya is in the final stage
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 15:25 GMT
Mar 07, Colombo: Renovation work of Mihindu Maha Seya is in the final stage and devotees will have the opportunity to visit the Seya by October, Defense Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne said.
Sri Lanka reports five COVID-19 deaths Sunday, toll exceeds 500
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 14:54 GMT
Mar 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka confirmed five deaths on Sunday due to COVID -19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 502, according to health authorities.
Indian Coast Guard seizes three Sri Lankan boats with 260 kg of drugs off Kerala Coast
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 14:46 GMT
’s Vizinjam coast on Sunday and arrested 12 people were detained, Hindustan Times reported.
Steps will be taken to control the price of rice after the next Maha season - State Minister Shehan Semasinghe
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 14:30 GMT
Mar 07, Colombo: State Minister Shehan Semasinghe states that rice prices will be controlled after the next Maha season and relief will be provided to farmers as well as consumers.
‘Black Sunday’, stage protest seeking justice to Easter Sunday attack victims
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 07:32 GMT
‘Black Sunday’ to demand justice for the victims of the 2019 April 21st Easter Sunday Terror Attacks.
3,556 road accidents in two months
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 06:21 GMT
Mar 07, Colombo: Police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that 15 people had been killed in road accidents on March 4 alone, the second highest number of deaths this year and that pedestrians and motorcyclists were more likely to be victims of accidents
John Keells Properties partner as silver sponsor for a charity golf tournament by Rotary Metro at the RCGC
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 05:55 GMT
Mar 07, Colombo: On 13 March, 150 golfers will tee off at the Dialog Enterprise Rotary Metro Par 3 Golf Classic where John Keells Properties will be the Silver Sponsor this year.
UNICEF delivers first shipment of 264,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 05:43 GMT
Mar 07, Colombo: UNICEF has procured and delivered the first shipment of 264,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Sri Lanka on Sunday, as part of the first allocation of the 1.44 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility to the Sri Lanka Ministry of Health.
Seven more COVID-infected bodies buried today
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 19:07 GMT
Mar 06, Colombo: The bodies of seven other people who died of COVId-19 infection have been buried today as well in the Ottamawadi area in Batticaloa.
PM opens DAG Apparel Garment Factory in Monaragala
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 18:27 GMT
Mar 06, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday opened the DAG Apparel Garment Factory in Moneragala.
Army completes construction of Lankagama-Pitadeniya road in 90 days
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 18:13 GMT
Mar 06, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army has been able to construct the 18 km long Neluwa-Lankagama Pitadeniya road in as little as 90 days.
Police arrest health worker for accepting Rs. 1000 bribe to provide COVID vaccine
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 18:02 GMT
’s office this afternoon (Mar. 06) for accepting a bribe of Rs. 1000 to administer the corona vaccine, the Police said.
HNB launches specialized banking unit at KDU University Hospital
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 17:19 GMT
’s largest retail bank HNB PLC opened a specialized banking unit at the newly-established University Hospital Kotelawala Defense University (UHKDU), Werahera.
Dialog Axiata revolutionizes digital payment acceptance for small business owners with LANKAQR
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 17:10 GMT
’s Largest Mobile Money platform has enabled instant access for small businesses to accept contactless and remote payments using LANKAQR.
Coronavirus update: 376 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 85,336
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 16:54 GMT
Mar 06, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 376 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday.
Sri Lanka reports four COVID-19 deaths Saturday, toll rises to 497
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 16:44 GMT
Mar 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka confirmed four deaths on Saturday due to COVID -19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 497, according to health authorities.
‘Deyata Eliya’ national program to electrify rural households
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 16:20 GMT
‘Deyata Eliya’ (Light to Nation) national program...
’s responsibility, will not leave room for extremism, President emphasizes
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 15:33 GMT
Mar 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today emphasized that the government is responsible for the national security of the country and there will be no room for terrorism of Tamil separatism or Islamic extremism to rise again in the country.
Army Commander receives his COVID-19 vaccine
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 14:59 GMT
Mar 06, Colombo: General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Army, received his COVID-19 Vaccine Saturday
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