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340 kg heroin seized from Sri Lankan boat, 5 arrested

340 kg heroin seized from Sri Lankan boat, 5 arrested

Sri Lanka’s coronavirus death toll climbs to 620

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed two more COVID-19 related deaths increasing Sri Lanka’s death toll due to the virus pandemic to 620. MORE..

87 more persons test positive for Covid-19

The National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) reports that another 87 persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Sri Lanka. MORE..

Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh tests positive for COVID-19

Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, 88, has tested positive for COVID-19 and been admitted to the Trauma Centre of Delhi’s AIIMS, according to news agency ANI. MORE..

261 more Covid-19 recoveries reported

The Ministry of Health confirms that another 261 patients being treated for Covid-19 have been discharged from hospital after fully recovering. MORE..

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Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 cases tally hits 97,000

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says that another 204 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today. MORE..

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Administering of second dose of COVID vaccine from May - State Minister

The advisory panel on non-communicable diseases has decided to commence the administering of second dose of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the first week of May, according to State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana.

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Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill: further consideration of petitions postponed

The Supreme Court has postponed until tomorrow (20) further consideration of the petitions filed challenging the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Draft Bill. MORE..

AG files appeal against granting bail to Bond Scam suspects

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has filed an appeal before the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Trial-at-Bar granting bail to the Bond Scam suspects, the Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said. MORE..

Dilhara Lokuhettige banned for 8 years for breaching ICC’s anti-corruption code

Former Sri Lanka player Dilhara Lokuhettige has been banned from all cricket for eight years after an ICC Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. MORE..

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Second term school holidays in August shortened to a week

Universities in Sri Lanka to reopen on April 27

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Cardinal requests to observe 2-minute silence on April 21

April 21 declared special holiday for Catholic schools

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Technology

NASA successfully flies the first-ever helicopter on Mars

NASA successfully flies the first-ever helicopter on Mars

Facebook oversight board widens scope to rule on content left up on platform

Facebook oversight board widens scope to rule on content left up on platform

U.S. Supreme Court backs Facebook in case about unwanted texting

U.S. Supreme Court backs Facebook in case about unwanted texting

Facebook freezes Venezuela President Maduro’s page over COVID misinformation

Facebook freezes Venezuela President Maduro’s page over COVID misinformation

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Myanmar celebrity model arrested as military targets public figures

Myanmar celebrity model arrested as military targets public figures

‘Oshin’ scriptwriter, Sugako Hashida dies at 95

‘Oshin’ scriptwriter, Sugako Hashida dies at 95

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Nike wins halt to sales of Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’

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