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Issuing the vehicle revenue licenses temporarily suspended in Colombo District

Oct 22, Colombo: In order to contain the spread of coronavirus, the issuing of vehicle revenue licenses will be temporarily suspended in Colombo District from Thursday till 29 October, stated the Chief Secretary of the Western Province.
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Issuing the vehicle revenue licenses temporarily suspended in Colombo District

Oct 22, Colombo: In order to contain the spread of coronavirus, the issuing of vehicle revenue licenses will be temporarily suspended in Colombo District from Thursday till 29 October, stated the Chief Secretary of the Western Province.

Saharan’s wife and five others remanded until Nov. 4

Oct 22, Colombo: Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today remanded the wife of suicide bomber Saharan Hashim, Abdul Cader Fatima Qadia, and five others who were detained by the Criminal Investigation Department in connection with the Easter Sunday att
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Saharan’s wife and five others remanded until Nov. 4

Oct 22, Colombo: Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today remanded the wife of suicide bomber Saharan Hashim, Abdul Cader Fatima Qadia, and five others who were detained by the Criminal Investigation Department in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks, until November 4.

Coronavirus has spread to 13 districts, likely to spread to others, Chief Epidemiologist says

Oct 22, Colombo: The Director of the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera says with the coronavirus cluster identified with the Minuwangoda garment factory, the COVID-19 coronavirus has spread to 13 district
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Coronavirus has spread to 13 districts, likely to spread to others, Chief Epidemiologist says

Oct 22, Colombo: The Director of the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera says with the coronavirus cluster identified with the Minuwangoda garment factory, the COVID-19 coronavirus has spread to 13 districts now and the epidemic is likely to spread to other districts as well.

Dialog Axiata’s Genie Fintech Platform re-certified for PCI DSS for the 4th consecutive year

Oct 22, Colombo: Genie platform offered by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, was re-certified the coveted Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Version 3.2.1 for the 4th consecutive year
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Dialog Axiata’s Genie Fintech Platform re-certified for PCI DSS for the 4th consecutive year

Oct 22, Colombo: Genie platform offered by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, was re-certified the coveted Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Version 3.2.1 for the 4th consecutive year

Sri Lanka parliament passes 2nd reading of 20th Amendment to Constitution

Oct 22, Colombo: The 20th Amendment to the Constitution brought by the Government of Sri Lanka passed in the parliament Thursday with a two-third majority.
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Sri Lanka parliament passes 2nd reading of 20th Amendment to Constitution

Oct 22, Colombo: The 20th Amendment to the Constitution brought by the Government of Sri Lanka passed in the parliament Thursday with a two-third majority.

Sri Lanka reports 14th COVID-19 death

Oct 22, Colombo: A 50-year-old woman who was diagnosed as a patient infected with COVID-19 has died Thursday while being treated at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH), reporting the 14th death from the coronavirus infection in Sri Lanka, health authoritie
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Sri Lanka reports 14th COVID-19 death

Oct 22, Colombo: A 50-year-old woman who was diagnosed as a patient infected with COVID-19 has died Thursday while being treated at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH), reporting the 14th death from the coronavirus infection in Sri Lanka, health authorities confirmed.

Quarantine curfew imposed at Kotahena Police area

Oct 22, Colombo: Quarantine curfew has been imposed at the Kotahena Police area in Colombo District from 6pm today (Oct 22), the Government Information Department said.
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Quarantine curfew imposed at Kotahena Police area

Oct 22, Colombo: Quarantine curfew has been imposed at the Kotahena Police area in Colombo District from 6pm today (Oct 22), the Government Information Department said.

Consular Services at the Foreign Ministry temporarily suspended

Oct 22, Colombo: The Foreign Ministry has decided to suspend all services offered by the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry until further notice, to restrict the congregation of the general public and thereby to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 Virus.
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Consular Services at the Foreign Ministry temporarily suspended

Oct 22, Colombo: The Foreign Ministry has decided to suspend all services offered by the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry until further notice, to restrict the congregation of the general public and thereby to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 Virus.

Consent of the Working Committee alone is not enough to elect the next UNP leader - Navin

Oct 22, Colombo: The National Organizer of the United National Party (UNP), former Minister Navin Dissanayake has said that the consent of the Working Committee alone is not enough to select the next leader of the party.
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Consent of the Working Committee alone is not enough to elect the next UNP leader - Navin

Oct 22, Colombo: The National Organizer of the United National Party (UNP), former Minister Navin Dissanayake has said that the consent of the Working Committee alone is not enough to select the next leader of the party.

Remanded MP Rishad Bathiudeen brought to parliament

Oct 22, Colombo: Prison officials have brought the remanded Vanni District parliamentarian and Leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) Rishad Bathiudeen to parliament this morning for him to attend the parliamentary sittings today.
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Remanded MP Rishad Bathiudeen brought to parliament

Oct 22, Colombo: Prison officials have brought the remanded Vanni District parliamentarian and Leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) Rishad Bathiudeen to parliament this morning for him to attend the parliamentary sittings today.

Sri Lanka Central Bank maintains its accommodative policy interest rates

Oct 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Central Bank releasing the monetary policy review on Thursday said the Monetary Board has decided to continue the accommodative monetary policy stance.
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Sri Lanka Central Bank maintains its accommodative policy interest rates

Oct 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Central Bank releasing the monetary policy review on Thursday said the Monetary Board has decided to continue the accommodative monetary policy stance.

Sri Lanka national inflation rises to 6.4 percent in September 2020

Oct 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s nationwide inflation in September 2020 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) increased to 6.4 percent from 6.2 percent recorded in August 2020 on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statisti
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Sri Lanka national inflation rises to 6.4 percent in September 2020

Oct 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s nationwide inflation in September 2020 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) increased to 6.4 percent from 6.2 percent recorded in August 2020 on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Wednesday.

Curfew imposed in several areas of Colombo

Oct 22, Colombo: A quarantine curfew has been imposed in five areas of capital Colombo indefinitely, with immediate effect, the National Operation Center for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) has informed.
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Curfew imposed in several areas of Colombo

Oct 22, Colombo: A quarantine curfew has been imposed in five areas of capital Colombo indefinitely, with immediate effect, the National Operation Center for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) has informed.

Secretary Pompeo to underscore commitment to partnership with Sri Lanka during visit

Oct 21, Colombo: The U.S. Department of State Wednesday announced that Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to New Delhi, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Malé, Maldives; and Jakarta, Indonesia October 25 – 30.
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Secretary Pompeo to underscore commitment to partnership with Sri Lanka during visit

Oct 21, Colombo: The U.S. Department of State Wednesday announced that Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to New Delhi, India; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Malé, Maldives; and Jakarta, Indonesia October 25 – 30.

Coronavirus Update: Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster grows to 2,508, total cases rise to 5,978

Oct 21, Colombo: The total number of COVID-19 patients reported from the Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster so far on Wednesday rose to 2,508 and the total number of infected people found in the country has increased to 5,978, according to the health authorities.
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Coronavirus Update: Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster grows to 2,508, total cases rise to 5,978

Oct 21, Colombo: The total number of COVID-19 patients reported from the Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster so far on Wednesday rose to 2,508 and the total number of infected people found in the country has increased to 5,978, according to the health authorities.

Opposition Leader clashes with Health Minister in parliament on community spread of COVID-19

Oct 21, Colombo: The Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa and members of the opposition protested against the government at the beginning of Parliament session today (21), saying that the current COVID-19 infection situation in the country is getting worse.
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Opposition Leader clashes with Health Minister in parliament on community spread of COVID-19

Oct 21, Colombo: The Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa and members of the opposition protested against the government at the beginning of Parliament session today (21), saying that the current COVID-19 infection situation in the country is getting worse.

High Court serves indictment on Patali Champika Ranawaka

Oct 21, Colombo: Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has been indicted in the Colombo High Court today (21) on charges including causing serious injuries to a youth in a road accident in the Rajagiriya area in 2016.
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High Court serves indictment on Patali Champika Ranawaka

Oct 21, Colombo: Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has been indicted in the Colombo High Court today (21) on charges including causing serious injuries to a youth in a road accident in the Rajagiriya area in 2016.

Peliyagoda wholesale Fish market closed after 49 tested positive for COVID-19

Oct 21, Colombo: Peliyagoda Wholesale Fish Market was closed with immediate effect after 49 people have tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday (21).
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Peliyagoda wholesale Fish market closed after 49 tested positive for COVID-19

Oct 21, Colombo: Peliyagoda Wholesale Fish Market was closed with immediate effect after 49 people have tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday (21).

Stock market investors to get daily trade alerts through SMS

Oct 21, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) said it now sends a customized daily trade alert to investors at the end of each trade day notifying them of all transactions that are carried out through their Securities accounts in the CDS.
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Stock market investors to get daily trade alerts through SMS

Oct 21, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) said it now sends a customized daily trade alert to investors at the end of each trade day notifying them of all transactions that are carried out through their Securities accounts in the CDS.

Colombo Fort police station resumes functions after brief closure due to presence of COVID-19 infected officer

Oct 21, Colombo: The Colombo Fort Police post was briefly closed after a COVID-19 infected person was found at the premises of the police station, Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
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Colombo Fort police station resumes functions after brief closure due to presence of COVID-19 infected officer

Oct 21, Colombo: The Colombo Fort Police post was briefly closed after a COVID-19 infected person was found at the premises of the police station, Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

Korean PM calls on Sri Lankan counterpart, discusses Education, Investment and Tourism

Oct 20, Colombo: Prime Minister of South Korea Chung Sye-kyun Tuesday called his Sri Lankan counterpart Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the two leaders discussed a number of areas of mutual bilateral interest while expressing the desire to further enhanc
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Korean PM calls on Sri Lankan counterpart, discusses Education, Investment and Tourism

Oct 20, Colombo: Prime Minister of South Korea Chung Sye-kyun Tuesday called his Sri Lankan counterpart Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the two leaders discussed a number of areas of mutual bilateral interest while expressing the desire to further enhance relations between the two countries.

Curfew imposed in 5 North Western Police Areas

Oct 20, Colombo: The Department of Government Information announced that quarantine curfew will be imposed in five police areas in the North Western Province with immediate effect until further notice.
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Curfew imposed in 5 North Western Police Areas

Oct 20, Colombo: The Department of Government Information announced that quarantine curfew will be imposed in five police areas in the North Western Province with immediate effect until further notice.

Coronavirus Update: Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster grows to 2164, total cases rise to 5,811

Oct 20, Colombo: The total number of COVID-19 patients reported from the Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster so far on Tuesday rose to 2,342 and the total number of infected people found in the country has increased to 5,811, according to the health authorities.
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Coronavirus Update: Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster grows to 2164, total cases rise to 5,811

Oct 20, Colombo: The total number of COVID-19 patients reported from the Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster so far on Tuesday rose to 2,342 and the total number of infected people found in the country has increased to 5,811, according to the health authorities.

Foreign Employment Bureau cautions on scams promising employment in Poland

Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) urges people seeking employment in Poland to pay for employment agencies only after confirming their employment and consulting with the Bureau.
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Foreign Employment Bureau cautions on scams promising employment in Poland

Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) urges people seeking employment in Poland to pay for employment agencies only after confirming their employment and consulting with the Bureau.

An employee of a company in WTC building tests positive for Covid-19

Oct 20, Colombo: The Management of the World Trade Center in Colombo has informed its tenants that an employee of a company in the building has contracted COVID-19 viral disease.
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An employee of a company in WTC building tests positive for Covid-19

Oct 20, Colombo: The Management of the World Trade Center in Colombo has informed its tenants that an employee of a company in the building has contracted COVID-19 viral disease.

Development of Himbiliyakada begins following President’s visit

Oct 20, Colombo: Infrastructure development activities in Himbiliyakada, Wilgamuwa in the Matale district has commenced following President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s visit to the rural village earlier this month as part of his program to resolve people’
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Development of Himbiliyakada begins following President’s visit

Oct 20, Colombo: Infrastructure development activities in Himbiliyakada, Wilgamuwa in the Matale district has commenced following President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s visit to the rural village earlier this month as part of his program to resolve people’s problems that have persisted for a long time.

Sri Lanka Supreme Court decides certain clauses in proposed 20th Amendment need a public referendum

Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has decided that four clauses of the proposed Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution need a public referendum to be approved as they are against the people’s sovereignty.
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Sri Lanka Supreme Court decides certain clauses in proposed 20th Amendment need a public referendum

Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has decided that four clauses of the proposed Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution need a public referendum to be approved as they are against the people’s sovereignty.

Hirdaramani Group updates on the COVID-19 patient, no others positive

Oct 20, Colombo: Further to the statement released on 18 October, 2020 regarding the identification of a COVID19 positive employee, the management of Hirdaramani Group confirm that the associate is currently being treated under the supervision of the Health A
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Hirdaramani Group updates on the COVID-19 patient, no others positive

Oct 20, Colombo: Further to the statement released on 18 October, 2020 regarding the identification of a COVID19 positive employee, the management of Hirdaramani Group confirm that the associate is currently being treated under the supervision of the Health Authorities and is in stable condition.

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka on Oct 28

Oct 20, Colombo: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Sri Lanka later this month, an official of Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka on Oct 28

Oct 20, Colombo: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Sri Lanka later this month, an official of Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Second corona wave further stresses Sri Lankan finance and leasing companies’ credit profiles - Fitch Report

Oct 20, Colombo: The risk of a second coronavirus wave, together with weak borrower sentiment in an already fragile operating environment, would put further stress on Sri Lankan finance and leasing companies’ (FLCs) credit profiles, adding to existing pr
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Second corona wave further stresses Sri Lankan finance and leasing companies’ credit profiles - Fitch Report

Oct 20, Colombo: The risk of a second coronavirus wave, together with weak borrower sentiment in an already fragile operating environment, would put further stress on Sri Lankan finance and leasing companies’ (FLCs) credit profiles, adding to existing pressures on asset quality and profitability, a recent report by Fitch Ratings says.

Nearly 15,000 people were aware of the plans of an attack, former SIS Director tells Commission

Oct 20, Colombo: Former Director of the State Intelligence Service Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena Monday (19) told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Easter Sunday attacks that as of April 11 last year, nearly 15,000 people were aware of intelligenc
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Nearly 15,000 people were aware of the plans of an attack, former SIS Director tells Commission

Oct 20, Colombo: Former Director of the State Intelligence Service Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena Monday (19) told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Easter Sunday attacks that as of April 11 last year, nearly 15,000 people were aware of intelligence that Saharan Hashim had planned the bombings.

Police special raid in Western Province nabs 282 suspects

Oct 20, Colombo: During a special raid carried out in the Western Province, the police have arrested 282 suspects over drug-related charges.
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Police special raid in Western Province nabs 282 suspects

Oct 20, Colombo: During a special raid carried out in the Western Province, the police have arrested 282 suspects over drug-related charges.

Coronavirus Update: Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster grows to 2164, total cases rise to 5,625

Oct 19, Colombo: The total number of COVID-19 patients reported from the Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster so far on Monday rose to 2075 and the total number of infected people found in the country has increased to 5,538, according to the health authorities.
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Coronavirus Update: Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster grows to 2164, total cases rise to 5,625

Oct 19, Colombo: The total number of COVID-19 patients reported from the Divulapitiya COVID-19 cluster so far on Monday rose to 2075 and the total number of infected people found in the country has increased to 5,538, according to the health authorities.

Three more amendments to the 20th Amendment

Oct 19, Colombo: The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to bring three more amendments to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution which has been tabled in Parliament.
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Three more amendments to the 20th Amendment

Oct 19, Colombo: The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to bring three more amendments to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution which has been tabled in Parliament.

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