Two more flights for repatriation of Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka

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In order to continue repatriation of Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka, the following two more flights have been scheduled as part of phase III of  ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ a Government of India initiative to undertake the largest ever repatriation from all over the world for return of Indian nationals stranded in different parts of the world due to COVID19 pandemic, Indian High Commission in Colombo said.

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Justice Anthony Francis Tissa Fernando sworn in as the President of the Court of Appeal in Seychelles

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Justice Anthony Francis Tissa Fernando, who holds both Sri Lankan and Seychellois citizenship, was sworn in on June 1, as the President of the Court of Appeal of Seychelles by the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Sri Lanka High Commission in Seychelles said.

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Bachelet alarmed by clampdown on freedom of expression during COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed alarm at the clampdown on freedom of expression in parts of the Asia-Pacific during the COVID-19 crisis, saying any actions taken to stop the spread of false information must be proportionate, the UN agency said.

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Compensation payments to depositors of failed The Finance Company

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With the license issued to the collapsed The Finance Company PLC (TFC) to carry on finance business being cancelled with effect from May 22 in terms of the provisions of the Finance Business Act No.

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None of the current national players are under investigation by ICC Anti-Corruption Unit: SLC

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced today that none of the current national players are under investigation by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit and neither the ICC has informed SLC of such an investigation carried out against any of the current players, as reported by several media institutions.

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New Commissioner General of Prisons appointed

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Prisons Intelligence and Security Division Commissioner Thushara Upuldeniya has been appointed as the new Commissioner General of Prisons with immediate effect, an official from the department said.

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Central Bank should take responsibility for collapse of financial institutions coming under its supervision - PM

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Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) must take responsibility for the collapse of a financial insistution under its supervision.

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Another Presidential Task Force for ‘Archaeological Heritage Management in Eastern Province' appointed

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A Presidential Task Force for ‘Archaeological Heritage Management in the Eastern Province has been established following a gazette notification issued by the Secretary to the President.

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Thirteen persons held for illegal fishing

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Thirteen persons who engaged in illegal fishing were apprehended by Navy during patrols carried out in the seas off Walaithottam and Kumburuppidi areas in Trincomalee, in the last two days, Navy said.

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EC to meet on June 8 to fix fresh date for Parliamentary polls

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The National Election Commission is set to convene on Monday (8) to decide on the date to conduct the Parliamentary Election, an official from the Commission said.

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Election Commission to meet today to fix fresh date for Parliamentary polls

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The Election Commission is set to meet today to fix a fresh date to hold Parliamentary polls after the Supreme Court dismissed the Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions challenging the dissolution of the previous Parliament yesterday.

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Presidential Task Force to build ‘A Secure Country, Disciplined, Virtuous and Lawful Society' appointed

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 A Presidential Task Force to build ‘A Secure Country, Disciplined, Virtuous and Lawful Society' has been appointed by the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa vesting powers to take necessary immediate steps to curb the "illegal activities of social groups which are violating the law which is emerging as harmful to the free and peaceful existence of society at present in some places of the country".

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