Dambulla Economic Centre in chaos


Farmers and traders who visited Special Economic Centre in Dambulla this morning (30) faced difficulty and uncertainty as  the  hand washing facilities provided at the entrance to the Centre had been removed, especially in the backdrop of finding three COVID-infected persons from the premises yesterday (29).

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Eight prisoners and one officer killed in Mahara Prison riots


At least eight prison inmates were killed and 50 injured in a commotion last night inside Mahara Prison at Ragama in the Gampaha district, police said.

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Treasury says rating action by Fitch Ratings based on uncorroborated facts


The Treasury refuted the yesterday rating action of ‘CCC’ by Fitch Ratings saying it fails to recognize the robust policy framework of the new Government for addressing the legacy issues, including the concerns raised by Fitch Ratings, and ensuring ongoing economic recovery and macroeconomic stability of the Country.

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Deliver justice, truth and reparation to families of the disappeared: Amnesty


Following the announcement of the release of a list of complaints and information received by the Office on Missing Persons regarding people who were disappeared during Sri Lanka’s internal conflicts, the country’s authorities must now deliver justice, truth and reparation to the families, Amnesty International said today.

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Fitch Ratings downgrades Sri Lanka


Fitch Ratings has downgraded Sri Lanka's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'CCC'.

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Four held in Eravur for sharing LTTE commemorative content in social media


Four persons have been taken into custody in Eravur for posting and sharing content on social media platforms to commemorate Maveerar Naal (Great Heroes Day) of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), police said.

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17 returnees from overseas injured in road accident in Palai


At least 17 passengers who returned from overseas were injured when the bus slid off the road and crashed into a pipeline in Palai, Jaffna, police said.

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OMP to publish list of complaints and information over missing and disappeared persons


The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) is publishing a list of complaints and information regarding missing and disappeared persons received by the OMP which will be made available at the OMP Head Office in Colombo and its Regional Offices in Batticaloa, Jaffna, Mannar and Matara, the office said.

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Sri Lanka's Ambassador meets Indonesian Deputy Minister for Production and Marketing


Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Indonesia and ASEAN, Yasoja Gunasekera met with the Indonesian Deputy Minister for Production and Marketing Victoria Simanungkalit recently at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Jakarta, the Embassy announced.

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Drones to assist farmers


Drone technology was used to sprinkle carbonic fertiliser for the first time in Sri Lanka recently in a experimental programme conducted at the Panvila field in Ratgama.

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Sri Lanka to host National Security Adviser (NSA) Level Trilateral Meeting with India & Maldives today


Sri Lanka is scheduled to host the 4th National Security Adviser (NSA) Level Trilateral Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation between India, Maldives and Sri Lanka on today and tomorrow in Colombo, Defence Ministry said.

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UN assists in evacuating 38 Lankans from war-torn Tigray in Ethiopia


Thirty eight (38) Sri Lankans have been successfully evacuated from the Tigray region in the northern part of Ethiopia by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Addis Ababa and the United Nations in Ethiopia.

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