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Hejaaz Hizbullah and Mohamed Shakeel further remanded

Attorney at Law Hejaaz Hezbullah and principal of the controversial Madrasa school Mohamed Shakeel have been further remanded until March 18. The case was taken up before the Fort Magistrate’s Court today (March 03) Based on...

Coronavirus: 417 patients discharged upon recovery

The Ministry of Health says 417 individuals who were previously tested positive for Covid-19, have been discharged from medical care as they have returned to health.  The new development brings the total number of novel...

Six dead as Myanmar security forces fire at protesters

At least six people were killed as Myanmar security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters Wednesday, after the junta hit half a dozen detained journalists, including an Associated Press photographer, with criminal charges. The country has...

Court orders AG to submit report on illegal construction at Muthurajawela Wetlands

The Court of Appeal has directed the Attorney General to examine and submit a report on the alleged illegal construction and development projects at the Muthurajawela Wetlands on March 09. The petitions filed by Archbishop...

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Hejaaz Hizbullah and Mohamed Shakeel further remanded

Attorney at Law Hejaaz Hezbullah and principal of the controversial Madrasa school Mohamed Shakeel have been further remanded until March 18. The case was taken...

Coronavirus: 417 patients discharged upon recovery

The Ministry of Health says 417 individuals who were previously tested positive for Covid-19, have been discharged from medical care as they have returned...

Court orders AG to submit report on illegal construction at Muthurajawela...

The Court of Appeal has directed the Attorney General to examine and submit a report on the alleged illegal construction and development projects at...

Iranaitivu inhabitants to protest against burying COVID victims at the island

Inhabitants of Iranaitivu Island will be carrying out protests today (March 03) against the government’s decision to bury the bodies of COVID victims in...

Hiking Narangala mountain range banned until further notice

Hiking Narangala mountain range in Badulla District is banned until further notice, District Secretariat of Badulla has announced. The decision was reached taking into account...

COVID-19 death toll mounts to 483 with 7 more deaths

Seven more COVID-19 deaths were reported yesterday increasing the death toll in the country to 483, the Government Information Department said. Accordingly, an 83-year-old female...

World News

Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia (Photos)

An Indonesian volcano erupted on Tuesday morning spewing a spectacular column of ash thousands of feet into the air, nearly obscuring the powder blue...

Medics risk lives to treat injured in Myanmar anti-coup protests

Aye Nyein Thu finished medical school in Myanmar’s central city of Mandalay less than a year before the military seized power in a coup on February...

Sports News

Lahiru Kumara contracts COVID-19 ahead of West Indies tour

Sri Lanka Fast bowler Lahiru Kumara, who was scheduled to join the West Indies tour, is confirmed to have tested positive for the COVID-19...

No Sri Lankan players in Indian Premier League this year

For the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League, no Sri Lankan cricketers will feature in the tournament which is expected...

Business News

Vehicle import ban to continue until end of 2021

Sri Lanka’s ban on vehicle imports will remain until the end of 2021, state minister...

Brexit: 1,000 EU finance firms ‘set to open UK offices’

About 1,000 EU finance firms are eyeing up opening offices in the UK for the...

Bitcoin surpasses $50,000 for first time as major companies jump into crypto

Bitcoin’s price broke above $50,000 for the first time in history Tuesday, continuing its blistering rally...

Morgan Stanley May Bet on Bitcoin in $150 Billion Investment Arm

A $150 billion Morgan Stanley investing arm known for its prowess in picking growth stocks is considering...

Over Rs. 16 billion allocated to purchase paddy for Maha Season

The government will purchase 300,000 metric tons of paddy harvest from the farmers through the...

The Prime Minister Suratin opened the new manufacturing room of Dankotuwa Ceylon Catch (Pudh) company

Prime Minister inaugurated the new production plant of Thangottuva Ceylon Ketch (Private) companyCeylon Catch (Pudh)...

Entertainment News

Popular singer Shelton Muthunamage has passed away at the age of 73 years, family sources told. He had been receiving treatment at the District General Hospital in Negombo at the time of death.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has advised to reopen cinemas in strict compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines. The Film Industry has been vulnerable due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as both production and consumption of its output has stopped...
Superstar Rajinikanth has been admitted to Apollo Hospital in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, following ‘severe blood pressure fluctuations’. A statement issued by Apollo Hospital on Friday afternoon said Rajinikanth ‘will be investigated and monitored closely till his blood pressure settles down before being...

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