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Air Force to be deployed to crackdown on deforestation

The Air Force is to be deployed to crackdown on deforestation, the Defence Ministry said yesterday. Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has advised the military and Police to...

208 more contract Covid-19

A total of 208 more new Covid-19 cases were reported a yesterday surging the total cases in the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster to 17,938. According to the Government Information Department, all are close contacts of the Peliyagoda...

Demanding justice

All Island Catering and Banquet Hall Owners Association held a press briefing yesterday where they requested the President to reconsider the Government’s decision to limit the number of persons to participate a wedding or...

Court orders to prohibit Mahaveer Commemorations

Upholding the Attorney General’s submissions on ‘Mahaviru’ commemorations, the Mullaitivu and Jaffna Magistrate’s Courts ordered the prohibition of Mahaviru’ commemorations, the AG’s Coordinating Officer said.

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Air Force to be deployed to crackdown on deforestation

The Air Force is to be deployed to crackdown on deforestation, the Defence Ministry said yesterday. Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said that...

208 more contract Covid-19

A total of 208 more new Covid-19 cases were reported a yesterday surging the total cases in the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster to 17,938. According to the...

Court orders to prohibit Mahaveer Commemorations

Upholding the Attorney General’s submissions on ‘Mahaviru’ commemorations, the Mullaitivu and Jaffna Magistrate’s Courts ordered the prohibition of Mahaviru’ commemorations, the AG’s Coordinating Officer...

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll at 96 with 2 more deaths

Sri Lanka’s death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 96 as two infected persons have succumbed to the disease, the Department of Government...

Showers expected in several provinces

The Severe Cyclonic Storm “NIVAR” located over southwest Bay of Bengal makes landfall off the coast Tamil Nadu of India, moves northwestwards and gradually...

Multiple areas placed in isolation

The isolation status of the Bandaragama Police Division and the Kirimanthudawa Grama Seva Division were lifted on Wednesday (25) evening, said the Department of...

World News

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show

British drugs group AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford say their jointly-developed vaccine against COVID-19 has shown “an average efficacy of 70 percent” in...

Pfizer ends COVID-19 vaccine trial with 95% success rate

United States pharma giant Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech said on Wednesday that final results from the Phase 3 trial of their...

Sports News

Football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 following a heart attack at his home, just two weeks after having surgery...

Nuwan Zoysa guilty under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Former Sri Lanka player and coach Nuwan Zoysa has been found guilty of three offences under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code following a hearing by...

Business News

Demanding justice

All Island Catering and Banquet Hall Owners Association held a press briefing yesterday where they...

Peliyagoda Manning Market opened; 1,192 shops & parking lot for 600 vehicles

The Peliyagoda Manning Market was opened on Friday (20) by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The new...

Vehicle Importers urged government to reconsider import ban

The Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka (VIASL) has urged the government to reconsider the...

Maximum wholesale & retail prices of white sugar to be gazette tonight

An extraordinary gazette notification declaring the maximum wholesale and retail prices of white sugar is...

Maximum retail price for rice gazetted

The government has decided to set maximum retail prices for several varieties of rice, the...

Economic centres in curfew areas to remain open

Economic centres in areas under quarantine curfew were allowed to remain open on Wednesday, government...

Entertainment News

Popular singer W.D. Ariyasinghe passed away at the age of 64 at his residence in Kalapura, Mount Lavania today, sources confirmed. Ma Langatama, Vikasitha Pem and Mala Pabalu Wel are among the popular songs sung by Ariyasinghe.
Veteran actress Anula Bulathsinhala has passed away at the age of 73 while being treated at the Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital.
The Government has decided to close all cinemas from today until the end of October. The Government Information Department said that cinemas across the country will remain closed till the 31st of October 2020. The decision has been taken on the directives...

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Restraining order issued over commemorating LTTE cadres

Two Restraining Orders had been issued by the Mannar and Vanni Magistrate Courts today over commemoration ceremonies of LTTE members, the Police said. Police Spokesman...

1,500 PCR tests carried out in Colombo Municipality on Friday (20)

204 COVID-19 cases were detected on Thursday (19) in the Colombo Municipality and since early October to date 4,920 COVID-19 patients have been detected...

Court orders to prohibit Mahaveer Commemorations

Upholding the Attorney General’s submissions on ‘Mahaviru’ commemorations, the Mullaitivu and Jaffna Magistrate’s Courts ordered the prohibition of Mahaviru’ commemorations, the AG’s Coordinating Officer...

Mobile Clinics & Special Ambulance service for lock-down areas

Mobile Clinics comprising of specialists will be deployed to areas placed in lock-down in Colombo, said the Health Ministry on Friday (20). Dr. Lal Panapitiya,...

Rishad Bathiudeen granted bail

Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen, who was remanded over the alleged misuse of buses belonging to the state-owned Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) during the presidential...

Public services at National Archives restricted due to COVID-19

Public services at the National Archives have been restricted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of National Archives said on Saturday...

Red notice issued on severe Cyclonic Storm “NIVAR”

The Severe Cyclonic Storm “NIVAR” over the southwest Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into a very severe Cyclonic Storm during next...

Two new ministries gazetted

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued an Extraordinary Gazette, establishing two new ministries – Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Technology. The gazette notification, dated...

GMOA requests political, religious leaders not to talk about Covid-19 vaccine for political gains

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) requested all political and religious leaders not to gain political advantages out of Covid-19 vaccine and experiment. Addressing the...

Import ban are having negative impact on Lankan, European businesses – EU

The Delegation of the European Union and the Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Romania in a statement mentioned that, the current import...
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