20A third reading passed with 2/3 majority


The third reading of the 20th Amendment was passed in Parliament a short while ago with 156 votes in favour and 65 against.

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Second reading of 20th Amendment passed with 156 votes; 65 votes against


The second reading of the 20th amendment to the Constitution has been passed with a majority of 61 votes in the Parliament where 156 votes casted in favour of the bill while 65 votes against.

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Govt assures to bring new Constitution within one year


Taking part in the second reading on the 20th Amendment, Minister of Justice Ali Sabry informed the House that a new Constitution will be brought within one year.

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Sri Lanka’s exports showing signs of a recovery


  Sri Lanka’s exports, both merchandise and service, fell to US$9,693 million during January to September 2020, as against $11,784 million recorded for the same period last year, the Export Development Board (EDB) said in a statement on Thursday.

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Hemas Hospital Thalawathugoda patient tested COVID-19 positive


A patient that sought treatment at the Hemas Hospital Thalawathugoda and was later transferred to the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital (SJGH) has been tested positive with COVID-19.

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Govt says it closely monitor UK court's decision to de-proscribe LTTE


The Open Judgement of the Proscribed Organizations Appeals Commission (POAC) of UK which ruled yesterday to de-proscribe Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from the list of Proscribed Organizations under the UK Terrorism Act of 2000, the government said it will continue to closely monitor the progress of the case in the UK.

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Sri Lanka records 14th death related to COVID 19


With the death of a 50-year-old woman from Kuliyapitiya who died today while receiving treatment at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Angoda, Sri Lanka recorded 14th coronavirus related death, according to the Health Ministry.

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Customs curtails operations


The Customs has curtailed its services as some of its officers have tested positive for COVID-19  and 40 of them put on quarantine.

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In Pictures: Rishad attends Parliament wearing PPE


Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen, who is currently in remand custody, was brought to Parliament this morning (22) to participate in the second day of the debate on the 20th Amendment.

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Sri Lanka’s ambassador elected chair of UNESCO sessions in Bangkok


Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Thailand, Samantha K.

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Export companies in Gampaha can operate during curfew hours


Export companies in Sri Lanka’s western district of Gampaha can continue to operate during the curfew period (in force since Wednesday evening and continuing till next Monday morning) strictly following the COVID-19 Health Guidelines and all preventive measures for the pandemic, with the consent of the relevant health authorities, the state-run Export Development Board (EDB) said on Thursday.

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