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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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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