Wimala Amaradeva passes away!

Wimala Amaradeva, wife of the late Maestro Pandith W.D. Amaradeva has passed away at the age of 87. She was ailing from heart disease and has had a fall this evening and rushed to the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) in Colombo. She was pronounced dead after being admitted to the hospital, her son […]

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Indian Coast Guard seizes Sri Lankan boats off Minicoy islands

They were allegedly carrying narcotics, unauthorized communication equipment. Three Sri Lankan boats — Akarsha Duwa, Chathu Rani 03 and Chathu Rani 08 — that were allegedly carrying unauthorised telecommunication equipment and narcotics were seized by the Indian Coast Guard and brought to the Vizhinjam harbour in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. The boats, carrying 19 crew members, were intercepted by the Coast […]

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Colombo city faces poor oxygen percentage threat

Scientific surveys have found out the oxygen percentage in the atmosphere of the Colombo city is gradually declining in proportion to its population, the Ministry of Environment said. This was raised during a discussion held at the Ministry of Environment with the participation of subject minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Colombo Mayoress Rosy Senanayake. Accordingly, the Ministry […]

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Iranaitivu isle chosen to bury COVID-19 victims

The Government has decided to facilitate the burial of COVID-19 victims in the Iranaitivu island in the Northern Province, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said. He told the weekly cabinet briefing that the island was chosen as it has lesser population. The Minister said burial of the victims will take place with state funds. 87 […]

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Saliya Pieris elected new BASL President

President’s Counsel Saliya Pieris has been elected as the new President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) for 2021-2022. Pieris has been elected President with a total of 5,162 votes at the election, according to Attorney-at-Law Rajeev Amarasuriya, Secretary of BASL. Pieris has won over President’s Counsel Kuvera de Zoysa who obtained just […]

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18 countries pledge to speak on behalf of SL at UNHRC

Eighteen countries have pledged to speak on behalf of Sri Lanka during the ongoing session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), a top source said. These countries will share their views in support of the Sri Lankan government’s position during the High-Level Segment and events. According to the source, there are countries that […]

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