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Assistance of intelligence services to stop tarnishing image of Ceylon Tea brand

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa urged the tea factory owners not to pave the way to tarnish the image of Ceylon Tea brand which has attracted many countries in the world for a long time. Media recently reported instances of adulterating the quality tea by mixing sugar, glucose, sodium bicarbonate and ferrous …

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Vehicle Importers Association gives an update on current vehicle market

The Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka says there is a possibility for the ban imposed on Vehicle imports to be extended for the next two years. President of the Association Sampath Merenchige said it is nearly six months since the ban on imports was temporarily imposed in April due …

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Rangana Herath to be added to the Sri Lanka Cricket Coaching Staff

Former Sri Lanka Cricketer Rangana Herath is to be appointed as the Spin bowling consultant for the Sri Lanka national cricket team. According to media reports Rangana Herath will be with the national team as a spin bowling coach for the Test tours against Bangladesh and England. Rangana Herath, the …

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Met. Dept. warns of rough sea areas around the island

The Department of Meteorology has issued an advisory for rough sea areas and gusty winds around the island. Accordingly, the 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 …

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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 recoveries hike to 3,070

Ten more individuals infected with COVID-19 have made complete recoveries today (19), says the Ministry of Health. According to the situation report issued by the Epidemiology Unit, 05 receiving treatment at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Angoda, 01 patient at the Welikanda Base Hospital and 04 others from the Iranawila …

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Sirisena promised Pujith perks if he took responsibility over Easter attacks

Former President Maithripala Sirisena had allegedly offered Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara, who has been suspended from service, a number of perks if he took responsibility over the Easter Sunday attacks, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported today. Former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando had told the Presidential Commission of …

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Sri Lanka refuses to accept externally driven reconciliation framework

Sri Lanka has informed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva it will not accept an externally driven reconciliation framework. The Government said that it will look at deliverable measures of reconciliation as backed by the mandates given by the people, in the interest of Sri Lanka, instead of …

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Covid-19: Second wave now hitting the UK, says PM Boris

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was inevitable the country would see a second wave of coronavirus infections and while he did not want a second national lockdown, the government may need to introduce new restrictions. The United Kingdom was reported to be considering whether to impose a new …

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Cycling path from the Galle Face Green to Battaramulla

The Urban Development Authority (UDA) has commenced drafting the plan for the proposed cycling path from the Galle Face Green in Colombo to Sri Jaywardenapura in Battaramulla. The project has been approved by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Housing and …

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