Cyclone ’Tauktae’ over Arabian Sea, crosses Gujarat coast evening: Met Dept.
The Cyclonic Storm ’Tauktae’ over the Arabian Sea would cross the Gujarat coast in India today around 11.00 pm, the Met department said.
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141 arrested for violating ID card method
Some 141 people were arrested yesterday for walking on the roads violating ID card method introduced by the police.
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Fmr. TNA MP Thurairetnasingam passes away from COVID-19
Former TNA Parliamentarian K. Thurairetnasingam passed away at the age of 80 while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at the Kantale hospital.
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Vaccinating school teachers to re-open schools soon: Minister
Attention will be paid to vaccinate all school teachers to ensure health care in schools to re-open them very soon, Education Minister G.L. Peiris said.
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Threat of vaccine centre cluster emerging
Health authorities warned that there was a threat of a vaccine center coronavirus cluster emerging in the country.
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Transmission of COVID-19 among flood victims is minimal
The transmission of COVID-19 among victims of the recent flash floods is minimal as the people who were in temporary shelters are being sent back to their homes, Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said yesterday.
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COVID-19 death toll mounts to 981 with 19 more deaths
Nineteen COVID-19 deaths were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services today bringing the death toll to 981, the Government Information Department said.
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Special Cabinet meeting tomorrow
A special Cabinet meeting has been convened tomorrow (18) at 6.00 p.m., Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.
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Daily Covid-19 cases that crossed 2,500 now averaged at 2,200 cases
Daily Covid-19 cases that crossed 2,500 have now averaged at 2,200 cases, but the health authorities cannot be complacent about the situation, an official said today.
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1,579 fresh COVID-19 cases detected so far today
A total of 1,579 more COVID-19 patients have been detected so far today increasing the total cases reported in Sri Lanka to 144,325, the Government Information Department said.
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Three police areas in Mullaitivu District isolated
Three police areas in the Mullaitivu District would be placed under isolation with effect from 11.00 p.m. today (17), Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said.
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PM says Palestinian people’s legitimate right to statehood must be upheld
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that the Palestinian people’s legitimate right to statehood must be upheld amidst escalating tension between Palestine and Israel which had claimed many lives in recent weeks.
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New premium hybrid 18 litre gas cylinder:
CAA to take legal action against Litro Gas for misleading consumers
A test carried out by the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has revealed that the new premium hybrid 18 litre gas cylinder introduced by the Litro Gas Lanka Ltd contains the same chemical properties of the old cylinder whereas the Company claimed that the newly-introduced cylinder was more efficient, CAA Executive Director Thushan Jayawardane said.
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Woman nabbed with Rs.9.5 worth drugs at Modara checkpoint
A 30-year-old woman was arrested with narcotic substances which has a street value of Rs. 9.5 million at a roadblock near Bodhiya Junction in Modara today.
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ICC rejects match-fixing claims in Al Jazeera documentary due to lack of ’’reliable evidence’’
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has concluded its investigation into the documentary programme ’Cricket’s Match Fixers’ broadcast by Al Jazeera on May 27, 2018. No charges will be bought under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code against any of the five Participants to the Code who featured in the programme which alleged that two international matches were fixed.
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COVID-19 patients to be taken to nearest treatment centre
People who are diagnosed with the COVID-19 will be directed to the treatment centres and Intermediate Care Centres that are closest to the area of residence, the Health Ministry said.
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Vaccination success, trains back on track: Unions
Trains will be back on track from 1.30 pm today after the unions were assured of COVID vaccines for train drivers’ and controllers’, the Railway Engine Drivers and Train Controllers’ Unions said.
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Police obtain restraint order against Mullivaikkal commemoration
Seven Police stations in the Mullaithivu Police Division have obtained restraint orders preventing the week-long Mullivaikkal commemoration from May 18.
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Refrain from using polythene, plastic decorations for Vesak: Amaraweera
Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera appealed to the public not to use polythene and plastic decorations for the Vesak festival.
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Inmates at Bogambara prison call off protest
A group of inmates in the Old Bogambara Prison, who started a protest on the roof of the prison this morning (17), called off the protest a short while ago.
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Salu Sala Chairman passes away from COVID-19
Pradeep Gunawardene, chairman of the Lanka Salu Sala Limited passed away this morning at the Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Hospital, Werahera while under treatment for COVID, the hospital sources said.
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Colombo tops highest COVID cases yesterday
With the daily count of new Covid reaching 2,275 yesterday, the Colombo district recorded 438 cases as the highest, the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) said.
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Female Dev. Officer attacked in Kesbewa
A female development officer attached to the Kesbewa divisional Secretariat came under physical assault by an individual who had come to the scene in a motorcycle last evening at Hedigama in Piliyandala.
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More buses added to cover up train strike: Dilum
Due to sudden trade union action by two Railway Trade Unions this morning, the Transport Ministry added more buses to facilitate office transport, Transport State Minister Dilum Amunugama said.
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Seventy GN Divisions isolated in 10 Districts; isolation lifted in 37 GN Divisions
Seventy Grama Niladhari Divisions in ten Districts have been isolated from 6.00 this morning, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said.
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Justice an illusion claims Wasim’s family
The family of murdered rugger player Wasim Thajudeen say expecting justice over his killing has now become an illusion.
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