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Sajith also a second contact: Pavithra

Health Minister Pavithra Vanniarachchi, who responded to a question in parliament, said a mechanism is in place together with the Health Ministry and army to trace contacts of COVID-19 patients and added that Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa who visited a Hotel in Yala recently was swiftly informed that he was a second contact.

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Senior citizen under self quarantine dies in Kuliyapitiya

A man from Gaiyala in Kuliyapitiya under self-quarantine in his house had died this morning. The 80-year-old deceased and the members of his family had been subject to self-quarantine when the bride in a wedding ceremony he had attended was tested CORONA positive.

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109 more test positive for COVID-19

Another 109 personnel tested positive for COVID-19 increasing the total number of cases from the Minuwangoda cluster to 2,451, the Government Information Department said.

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Another tests positive at Colombo 7 apartment

Another person has tested positive for COVID-19 from the Cinnamon Garden Residence at Ward Place, Colombo 7, Colombo Regional Epidemiologist Dr. Dinuka Guruge said.

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Several Intercity trains suspended on weekdays: GMR

The Railways Department had decided to temporarily suspend several Intercity Express services departing from the Colombo Fort Railway Station on weekdays, Railways General Manager Dilantha Fernando said.

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Murder most foul: Madush’s lawyer writes to BASL, IGP

The attorney of the slain underworld figure Makandure Madush, in a letter to the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and the Inspector General of Police, said the narrative of the incident which led to the death of Madush was a ’’pure fabrication’’.

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Vendor at Meegoda Economic Center also tests positive for Covid-19

An owner of a vegetable stall at the Meegoda Economic Center tested positive for Covid-19 today, area PHI said.

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Curfew in Gampaha District from 10 p.m today

Quarantine curfew will be imposed in the Gampaha District from 10 p.m until 5 a.m on Monday (26), Army Commander Shavendra Silva said.

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Methamphetamine pills worth Rs.20mn detected at CME

Methamphetamine pills worth over Rs.20 million were detected at the Central Mail Exchange (CME) by the officers of the Customs Narcotic Control Unit yesterday, Customs Director and Acting Spokesman Lal Weerakoon said.

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Peliyagoda Fish Market closed after 49 test positive for Covid-19

The Peliyagoda Fish Market has been temporarily closed after a total of 49 individuals including fish vendors tested positive for Covid-19, area Medical officer of Health (MOH) said.

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Colombo HC serves indictment on MP Ranawaka

The Colombo High Court today served indictment on MP Patali Champika Ranawaka in connection with the Rajagiriya accident in 2016.

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CA dismisses Riyaj’s writ petition

The Court of Appeal today dismissed the writ petition filed by former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother Riyaj Bathiudeen seeking an order to prevent his re-arrest.

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Debate on 20A commences in Parliament

The two day-debate on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution commenced in Parliament a short while ago.

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Salman Khan’s family buys Sri Lanka Premier League’s Kandy franchise

Bollywood star Salman Khan’s family has bought the Kandy Tuskers franchise in the Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL), a tournament that saw its player draft conducted over the last two days and one that is slated to begin on November 21.

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Fort Police Station re-opened

The Fort Police Station which was temporarily closed yesterday after an Inspector tested positive for Covid-19, was re-opened this morning, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

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COVID- 9:

No curfew or lockdown of Pettah or Fort as yet

Despite COVID-19 patients detected from Fort and Pettah in recent days, there are no moves to impose a quarantine curfew or lockdown in the area as yet, but health authorities are closely monitoring the situation while contact tracing is also ongoing, officials from the Health Ministry told Daily Mirror yesterday.

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Death of suspect in custody: Pugoda OIC remanded

The police OIC attached to the Pugoda police was remanded till October 27, following the death of a suspect while in police custody, Police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

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Operations at Western Province Special Investigation Unit temporarily suspended

Operations at the Western Province Special Investigation Unit were temporarily suspended after an inspector tested positive for COVID-19, Police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

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Govt. to ban certain plastic and polythene products from January

The Cabinet has approved to ban on several one-time -use plastic and polythene products from January 1 next year, Cabinet Co-spokesman Udaya Gammanpila said.

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Probe underway to determine origin of Brandix cluster: Minister

Claiming that investigations are still underway to determine how the first Bradnix employee contracted the disease, Health Minister Pavithra Vanniarachchi yesterday assured Parliament that she would table the findings as soon as they were completed.

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Allow Bathiudeen to attend Parliament: Opposition

The opposition yesterday requested the Speaker to allow parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen, who was arrested recently, to attend parliamentary sittings.

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120 more Covid-19 cases reported

A total of 120 more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 by this evening increasing the total cases linked to the Minuwangoda cluster to 2342 cases, says Army Commander Shavendra Silva.

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The rising need for data privacy

Since the discovery of several employees infected with the coronavirus at Brandix Apparel Limited, a list of personal data.......

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Covid-19 & motor vehicle imports

In Sri Lanka, the pandemic caused an unusual interest in vehicles and vehicle imports. What is the big deal about...

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H&M labels dumped in Nature Reserve

A group of volunteers during a clean-up of the Wetahirakanda Nature Reserve has stumbled upon a patch of buried fabric labels bearing the name of a le...

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Last rites far from home

The body of the Sri Lankan migrant worker Bandu who died of coronavirus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- far from home -- was kept inside the ambulan...

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Investigation into Seasons Sri Lanka Retreat

ILLEGAL AUSTRALIAN DRUG REHAB

To have received her son’s death certificate on the day she brought him to the world — exactly 37 years ago — was the hardest experience for Bri...

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children sentenced to death penalty

CHILDREN TRIED AS ADULTS

The death penalty and sentence of life in prison are sentences which ensure that an offender will never be able to rejoin civil society....

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20A Critics underscore the repercussions of Eroding AG’s independence

The anticipated plan to curtail the scope of the Auditor General’s duties and functions through the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution, is aimed at allowing politicians and their cronies to...

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A response to DM exposé on Tea Promotion Officer

With reference to the Daily Mirror Expose article and Page 1 news item, both headlined, ‘Tea promoting officer in hot water!’ dated July 31, the Assistant Director of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Dha...

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The rising need for data privacy

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Covid-19 & motor vehicle imports

In Sri Lanka, the pandemic caused an unusual interest in vehicles and vehicle imports. What is the big deal about...

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H&M labels dumped in Nature Reserve

A group of volunteers during a clean-up of the Wetahirakanda Nature Reserve has stumbled upon a patch of buried fabric labels bearing the name of a le...

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Last rites far from home

The body of the Sri Lankan migrant worker Bandu who died of coronavirus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates -- far from home -- was kept inside the ambulan...

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Investigation into Seasons Sri Lanka Retreat

ILLEGAL AUSTRALIAN DRUG REHAB

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children sentenced to death penalty

CHILDREN TRIED AS ADULTS

The death penalty and sentence of life in prison are sentences which ensure that an offender will never be able to rejoin civil society....

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Most proactive strategies executed to fight pandemic- Army Commander

The tri-forces have been continuously engaged in a mission to combat COVID-19. At the onset of the pandemic, a Presidential Task Force for the Prevent...

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‘There’re four key accountability gaps in 20th A’ -Asoka Obeysekere

S.C. Asoka Obeyesekere, Executive Director at Transparency International Sri Lanka, airs out his views on the 20th Amendment in an email interview wit...

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Live wires of Sri Lanka’s economy are now treated like criminals - Chamila Thushari

Although the apparel sector is said to be Sri Lanka’s largest export industry, its live wires – the garment factory workers are seldom recognized....

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President should be independent, impartial, symbol of national unity : Dr. Nihal Jayawickrama

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution has drawn severe criticisms from various elements including some who have been batting for the pro-government l...

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20A Critics underscore the repercussions of Eroding AG’s independence

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A response to DM exposé on Tea Promotion Officer

With reference to the Daily Mirror Expose article and Page 1 news item, both headlined, ‘Tea promoting officer in hot water!’ dated July 31, the Assistant Director of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Dha...

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Pol Sambol sold at Rs.60 per saucer and Rs.20 a table spoon

A story about a young man who was charged 20 Rupees for a table spoon of coconut Sambol which he consumed at a restaurant was reported from Kegalle....

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