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Universities to reopen in November?

Universities to reopen in November?

British army put on standby to help ease fuel supply crisis

The British army was put on standby on Monday evening to help ease fuel supply chain issues caused by a shortage of truck drivers as scenes of panic buying were observed across the country. MORE..

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Tell us if there is a better solution than going to IMF - Ranil

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warns that there is a serious risk that a government will not have any funds to pay pensions in another ten to fifteen years. MORE..

CSE’s ASPI reaches new all-time high

The All Share Price Index (ASPI) of the Colombo Stock Exchange today recorded a new all-time high as it closed at 9,339.28 points. MORE..

State bank ATM in Minneriya robbed

An Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of a state bank on the Habarana-Pollonnaruwa road in Minihirigama, Minneriya has been robbed of its cash on Sunday (September 26). MORE..

743 more patients recover from novel coronavirus

A total of 743 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from medical care today (Sep. 28) as they have recovered from the virus infection, the Ministry of Health said. MORE..

Azath Salley further remanded until next month

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has further remanded former Governor Azath Salley until October 12. MORE..

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Joint company to be formed for purchasing gas

A joint company will be formed for the purpose of purchasing Liquid Petroleum (LP) Gas, State Minister of Consumer Affairs Lasantha Alagiyawanna stated. MORE..

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COVID inoculation program for children to be expanded

The Pfizer vaccination program for children with co-morbidities aged between 12 - 19 years will be carried out island-wide from October 01, the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians (SLCP) says. MORE..

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Army Commander on re-opening the country

The COVID-19 task force has been requested to work out the procedures by which state institutions and public transport services will be maintained once the country-wide lockdown is lifted on October 01. MORE..

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Mahela appointed consultant for Sri Lanka National and U19 teams

Mahela appointed consultant for Sri Lanka National and U19 teams

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Prof. Arjuna De Silva on need for a system on public transport when country reopens

Prof. Arjuna De Silva on need for a system on public transport when country reopens

New prices of three verities of rice

Youths will have to get vaccinated if they want to watch LPL matches – Prof. Arjuna De Silva

Chena farmers afflicted without fertilizer for Maha Season

World Rabies Day observed today...

Daily COVID-19 cases drop below 1,000 yesterday

Joint venture to purchase LP gas - State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna

Request to hold Poruwa ceremonies without wedding receptions

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Govt. removes price control on rice

Health experts urge parents to get children vaccinated without any fears (English)

Democracies are stronger when they work together - Foreign Minister (English)

Sri Lanka confirms 51 new coronavirus deaths (English)

Health workers' strike disrupts hospital services (English)

Technology

Lithuania tells citizens to throw away Chinese phones

Lithuania tells citizens to throw away Chinese phones

Home computer pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

Home computer pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

First all-civilian crew launched into orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

First all-civilian crew launched into orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

Apple announces iPhone 13 range alongside new iPad and Apple Watch

Apple announces iPhone 13 range alongside new iPad and Apple Watch

Entertainment

R. Kelly found guilty in sex trafficking trial

R. Kelly found guilty in sex trafficking trial

Netflix is acquiring the rights to Roald Dahl’s books

Netflix is acquiring the rights to Roald Dahl’s books

K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN General Assembly

K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN General Assembly

Teen with Sri Lankan roots crowned ‘Miss Teen International Botswana 2021’

Teen with Sri Lankan roots crowned ‘Miss Teen International Botswana 2021’

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