Kusal Mendis released on bail
Cricketer Kusal Mendis, who was arrested over a fatal accident, was released on bail by Panadura magistrate Chandana Kalansuriya today.
5 hours ago - 6 - 1852Seafarer from Jinthupitiya tested negative for Covid-19
EC to propose extending quarantine to 21 days
Oral submissions in contempt case against Ranjan resumes
Supreme Court today resumed oral submissions in the first contempt of court case filed against former State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake for allegedly making insulting remarks on the reputation of the judiciary.
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Indian Coast Guard rescues six SL fishermen from rough seas
Six Sri Lankan fishermen were rescued from rough seas on Sunday morning in a coordinated operation between Indian Coast Guard’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) and merchant vessel MV YM Summit.
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CBSL extends suspension on PTL
The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has decided to extend the suspension of Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) from carrying out business and activities of a Primary Dealer for a period of six months with effect from July 05, 2020.
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Five persons allowed to send-off passengers at BIA lobby from today
Five persons would be allowed to accompany one passenger at the Departure Terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport, Airport and Aviation Services Limited (AASL) Chairman Maj. Gen. (Rtd) G. A. Chandrasiri said.
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230 Lankan expatriates returned from Ethiopia
A SriLankan flight carrying 230 Sri Lankan expatriates who were employed in several countries in the African continent returned to the country from Ethiopia this morning.
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EC to restrict number of ballots counted in each room
The Election Commission has decided to halve the number of votes to be counted at a single counting room, an official said yesterday.
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UK FCO updates global advisory
Sri Lanka among countries unsafe for travel
A day after Britain failed to include Sri Lanka in a list of countries from where visitors will not be required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine, the British Foreign Office lifted a global travel advice on a number of countries except Sri Lanka and other countries seen as unsafe because of the coronavirus.
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EC clarifies procedures to assist voters with disabilities
The Election Commission has issued the legal provisions regarding electors with disability to be accompanied by a person to assist in marking the ballot paper at the polling station.
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President calls for full report on shortcomings in Polonnaruwa schools
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was in Polonnaruwa yesterday called for a full report on shortcomings in Polonnaruwa schools.
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SJB a cat’s paw of communal political parties-PM
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today requested all voters to give them an overwhelming mandate exceeding even that of the presidential election of 2019, in order to put an end to narrow minded communalism in the politics of this country.
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Accident kills Asoka Wadigamangawa
Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Puttalam District candidate and former parliamentarian Ashoka Wadigamangawa (68) has died in a road accident at Padeniya on the Kurunegala-Puttalam road, police said.
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Former Northern Provincial Councillor M. K. Shivajilingam, who was arrested today for evading the court proceedings, has been released by the Magistrate Court in Point Pedro.
05 Jul 2020 - 2 - 722
Will give concessions: Ranil pledges in Athurugiriya
UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today pledged to grant a package of concessions to people if his party was elected to office at the August Parliamentary Election.
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Fire breaks out at a textile store in Wellawatte
A fire broke out at a textile store at W.A Silva Mawatha in Wellawatte. Fire Brigade said five fire trucks were dispatched to the location to douse the fire.
05 Jul 2020 - 0 - 3899
Over 1,100 mobile phones recovered during raids at prisons
More than 1,100 mobiles phones and over 100 grams of heroin had been seized during the raids carried out at 28 prisons during the last four weeks, the Prisons Department said.
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Gangster ‘Battaramulle Bunty’ arrested in Thalangama
A gangster ‘Battaramulle Bunty’ who is an accomplice of underworld figure ’Angoda Lokka’, had been arrested in Thalangama this morning.
05 Jul 2020 - 1 - 1229
290 Sri Lankan expatriates arrive from Bahrain
A total of 290 Sri Lankan expatriates who were stranded in Bahrain arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning.
05 Jul 2020 - 0 - 703
SL not exempted from Global Travel Advisory at this initial stage-UK
Sri Lanka has not been exempted from the Global Travel Advisory or border restrictions for the British nationals against all but essential international travel, at this initial stage, the British High Commission in Colombo said today.
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Sivajilingam arrested for evading court
Former member of the Northern Provincial Council M.K. Sivajilingam has been arrested by the Valvettithurai Police today for failing to appear in the court.
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