Foreign Minister meets European Union diplomats

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has met the Colombo-based senior diplomatic representation of the European Union (EU) on Friday, at the Foreign Ministry, and apprised them on political and economic developments in Sri Lanka.   The Minister had updated the envoys of ongoing processes, including the constitutional reform process, the strengthening of democratic institutions, and on progress […]

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Random antigen and PCR tests to be conducted islandwide

Random PCR and antigen tests will be conducted islandwide during the weekend and the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year week, in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, Army Chief and Head of the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19, General Shavendra Silva told. Silva said that unlike last time where […]

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Task Force appointed to review ‘Gama Samaga Pilisandara’

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints a Presidential Task Force to effectively guide, pursue and review the realization of objectives and needs of the people that the government seeks to achieve through the “Gama Samaga Pilisandara” program. It has been named as the “Rural Development Presidential Task Force on Gama Samaga Pilisandara,” the President’s Media Division said. […]

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Provision of Rs. 12 billion for the construction of a new National Hospital in Kurunegala – Minister of Health

Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Minister of Health says that the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, which is many years old, will be converted into a modern technological hospital at a cost of Rs. 12 billion. The Minister said this at a discussion held at the Ministry of Health regarding the construction of a new hospital in Kurunegala. The Minister said […]

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Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99

Britain’s Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. “His Royal Highness passed away […]

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Parliamentary Select Committee on gender equality meets for first time

The Parliamentary Select Committee which was appointed to ensure gender equality and to look into the discrimination against women in Sri Lanka and present its recommendations to Parliament, met for the first time in Parliament recently. The meeting was chaired by the State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID-19 Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini […]

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SL Navy apprehends 20 persons suspected to have attempted to illegally migrate from country

A special operation carried out by the Navy in Kondachchikuda, Silawathura made way for the apprehension of 20 individuals whom were suspected to have attempted to illegally migrate to a foreign country by sea on 06th April 2021. The apprehension was made by the Northwestern Naval Command, after having searched 04 suspicious three-wheelers at the […]

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Speaker extends his gratitude to the government of Kuwait for the assistance provided for Sri Lankans in Kuwait

Hon. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane extended his gratitude to the government of Kuwait for the assistance including healthcare facilities provided for Sri Lankans presently working in Kuwait. Hon. Speaker said so at the revival meeting of Sri Lanka – Kuwait Parliamentary Friendship Association held in Parliament recently. H.E. Khalaf Bu Dhhair, Ambassador of the State […]

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Import of textile fabrics to be banned

State Minister of Batik, Handloom Fabrics, and Local Apparel Products Dayasiri Jayasekara says that steps have already been taken to ban the import of textile fabrics. The relevant gazette notification has been approved by Parliament as well, the State Minister said. Minister Jayasekara expressed these views at a media briefing held in Colombo. The State […]

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