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Over 110 passengers arrive in Sri Lanka

Over 110 passengers arrived in Sri Lanka on four special flights today (18). The National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 (NOCPC) said 22 passengers arrived from Dubai, 52 from Qatar, 30 from Japan, and 07 from Australia. All 111 passengers have been placed at military-operated quarantine centres to …

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Mobile application to be used to record data of tourists

A mobile application has been created to record the activities of foreign tourists during their stay in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said. SLTDA Chairperson Kimarli Fernando said that the mobile application will be included in the online immigration form and a proposal in this regard has …

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Attempt to smuggle in 1,000 kg of turmeric foiled

A boat, smuggling in a consignment of 1,000kg of turmeric, has been intercepted in Chilaw this morning (18). The vessel was seized by the officers attached to the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, acting on information received in this regard. Two suspects who were aboard the vessel have taken to their …

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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 infections count at 3,276

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country reached 3,276 as three more arrivals from foreign countries tested positive for the virus last night (17). The new cases include 02 recent arrivals from Oman and another one from Madagascar. The Department of Government Information said two other …

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Wildlife officer killed in elephant attack

A wildlife officer has died following an elephant attack in Siyambalanduwa this morning. Director General of the Department of Wildlife Conservation M.G.C. Sooriyabandara told  that the officer had been mauled to death by a wild elephant. The officer was killed while engaged in herding the wild elephant from the area, he …

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Sri Lanka seeks Rs 340 million as compensation from MT New Diamond

Sri Lanka has sought an initial compensation of Rs 340 million from the MT New Diamond oil tanker. Attorney General Dappula De Livera presented the request for compensation to the lawyers representing the owners of the ship. The AG’s Coordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said that the compensation was …

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Police warn of online scam involving Chinese, Nigerians

The public have been cautioned of an online scam operated by Nigerians and Chinese nationals. The Police have received 101 complaints with regard to the scam through which nearly Rs. 68 million is suspected to have been defrauded from Sri Lankans. Under the scam, Sri Lankans are contacted via email or …

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Global COVID-19 infections top 30 million; deaths over 945,000

Worldometer tracker shows that COVID-19 has now infected over 30 million people worldwide. The figures say 30,000,00 people have contracted the disease, while over 945,000 died from it. The disease originated in China’s Wuhan, and has spread around the world prompting a race for a vaccine by almost all major …

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Angoda Lokka died of heart attack in Coimbatore

Sri Lankan fugitive gangster Maddumage Lasantha Chandana Perera alias Angoda Lokka had died of heart attack in Coimbatore and no foul play was involved in his death, a senior officer of the CB-CID in India said on Wednesday based on the findings of the post-mortem, chemical examination and histopathology reports, …

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