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Five test positive for COVID-19 as cases hit 3,281

Five test positive for COVID-19 as cases hit 3,281

Prepare for a development revolution backed by attitudinal change – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stated that the country’s common problem is the unwillingness of the people to work and highlighted the slow-moving pace of action on the part of both the government and private sectors. MORE..

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State Minister climbs coconut tree

State Minister Arundika Fernando today spoke to reporters while climbing a coconut tree using a new kind of gear introduced by a local inventor from Warakapola. MORE..

Warning issued for heavy rains in parts of Sri Lanka

The Department of Meteorology has issued a warning for heavy rain in parts of the country for the next 24 hours. MORE..

New trend of witnesses hospitalising themselves to avoid testifying – Deputy Solicitor General

A new tendency is observed among witnesses in criminal cases admitting themselves to hospitals the day before the hearings in order to avoid testifying before courts, Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris told the Colombo High Court today (18). MORE..

Parliament receiving officer arrested on bribery charge further remanded

The Receiving Officer of the Supplies and Services Division of the Parliament, who was arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 60,000, has been further remanded until September 22 by the Colombo Additional Magistrate H.I.K. Kahingala. MORE..

17 patients recover from novel coronavirus

Seventeen more individuals infected with COVID-19 have made complete recoveries today (18), says the Ministry of Health. MORE..

India’s CB-CID sleuths get Sri Lankan cop’s custody for 4 days

Indian crime branch-CID sleuths were on Thursday granted the custody of the Sri Lankan policeman, who was arrested by the Ramanathapuram police for his illegal entry into the country, for four days for questioning to establish his links with the late underworld kingpin ‘Angoda Lokka’, who reportedly died in Coimbatore recently. MORE..

Anawilundawa Wetland clearing: Businessman, backhoe driver granted bail

The businessman and the backhoe driver arrested over the clearing of the Anawilundawa Wetland Sanctuary in Mundalama, Puttalam, have been released on bail. MORE..

Naval, fishing communities urged not to venture into sea until next week

UPDATE (12 Noon): Wind speed can increase up to (60-70) kmph in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coasts extending from Batticaloa to Colombo via Trincomalee, Kankesanturai and Puttalam and in the sea area extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota.

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