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Govt. institutions must submit annual reports within stipulated time period – COPE

Govt. institutions must submit annual reports within stipulated time period – COPE

UK approves use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; rollout from next week

The United Kingdom (UK) has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. MORE..

Schools in Northern Province closed for two days

All schools in the Northern Province will remain closed tomorrow (03) and the day after (04), says Governor P.S.M. Charles. MORE..

Lohan Ratwatte assigned new state ministry

Lohan Ratwatte has taken oaths as the new State Minister of Prisons Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation. MORE..

18-hour water cut for parts of Wattala tomorrow

Water supply for several areas in Wattala is expected to be suspended from 10.00 am tomorrow (03) until 4.00 am on Friday (04). MORE..

Kolonnawa post office closed off after coronavirus exposure

Two employees of Kolonnawa Post Office have been tested positive for Covid-19, says Deputy Postmaster General (Operations) Rajitha Ranasinghe. MORE..

Mahara Prison unrest brought under complete control – Defense Secretary

The unrest at the Mahara Prison has been completely brought under control, says Defense Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne. MORE..

Eight inmates who died in Mahara Prison riot posthumously test Covid-19 positive

Eight inmates who died during the unrest at Mahara Prison have been tested positive for Covid-19 following the post-mortem examination. MORE..

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Cyclone ‘Burevi’ likely to cross Sri Lanka; adverse weather conditions expected

The cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’ very likely to cross Sri Lanka and rainy, windy conditions are expected to enhance considerably over the island owing to this development, the Department of Meteorology says. MORE..

ADB approves $400 M loan to support secondary education reforms in Sri Lanka

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $400 million loan to support the Government of Sri Lanka in transforming its secondary education system to align with the demand for highly skilled and agile workers who can compete in the rapidly changing global economy. MORE..

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Former Sri Lanka batsman Asanka Gurusinha appointed head coach of Nigeria

Former Sri Lanka batsman Asanka Gurusinha appointed head coach of Nigeria

Lewis Hamilton tests positive for coronavirus

LPL 2020 kicks off in Hambantota

Football legend Diego Maradona passes away at 60

Sanga, Mahela, Herath & Malinga nominated for ICC Awards of the Decade

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Operations at Mahara Prison return to normal - Police Spokesperson

Operations at Mahara Prison return to normal - Police Spokesperson

Sri Lanka confirms 04 more fatalities from Covid-19

Bodies of unclaimed Covid-19 victims to be cremated on govt's expenses

Given the Covid-19 situation, chaos among inmates is natural - Anura Kumara

Guidelines for private sector regarding use of Rapid Antigen Tests

State sponsorship for Sri Lanka's indigenous COVID-19 medicine

Main suspect in murder of Dhananjaya de Silva's father arrested in Abu Dhabi

President appoints new judges to Supreme Court and Appeals Court

Private sector must make bold investments without remaining conservative – President(English)

O/L exam postponed again (English)

O/L exam postponed again

Govt not to obtain foreign loans to implement local projects

Reason for violent behaviour of Mahara Prison inmates

Main suspect of Ranjan de Silva assassination arrested in UAE

Technology

India blocks several Alibaba apps in widening Chinese blacklist

India blocks several Alibaba apps in widening Chinese blacklist

Facebook and Twitter grilled over US election actions

Facebook and Twitter grilled over US election actions

Playstation 5, Xbox Series X bring Sony-Microsoft rivalry to a new generation

Playstation 5, Xbox Series X bring Sony-Microsoft rivalry to a new generation

WhatsApp introduces ‘disappearing messages’ feature

WhatsApp introduces ‘disappearing messages’ feature

Entertainment

BTS’ ‘Life Goes On’ launches as historic No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

BTS’ ‘Life Goes On’ launches as historic No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Fantastic Beasts: Mads Mikkelson replaces Johnny Depp

Fantastic Beasts: Mads Mikkelson replaces Johnny Depp

Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa lead 2021 Grammy nominations

Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa lead 2021 Grammy nominations

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to hit theaters and streaming on Christmas

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to hit theaters and streaming on Christmas

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