Total COVID19 cases rise to 2,867 with 23 more tested positive today


The total Coronavirus (COVID19) cases rose to 2, 867 with another 23 persons from Senapura Rehabilitation centre tested positive today, the Government Information Department said.

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Tense situation after individual dies in wild elephant attack


A tense situation arose at Kohombagaswewa in Mahakumbukkadawala this morning after a 40-year-old father of one was killed in a wild elephant attack.

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New Cabinet to be sworn in on Wednesday


The new Cabinet of Ministers will be sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday (12).

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Gamini Senarath reappointed Secretary to PM


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reappointed Gamini Senarath as the Secretary to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President's Media Division (PMD) stated.

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Parliament introduces online registration system for new MPs


The Parliament Secretariat has introduced an ‘’Online Registration System’’ for the newly elected members of the 9th Parliament to submit their personal details to the Parliament Secretariat.

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Ranil to step down as UNP Leader


United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to step down as Party Leader, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated today.

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Sri Lanka receives ‘Safe Travels Stamp’ from World Travel & Tourism Council. 


Sri Lanka was recently rewarded with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, recognising the safety protocols introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka along with standards mandated by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) to ensure the safety of domestic and international travellers.

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Football: New Star stun Renown in Vantage FFSL President’s Cup 2020 


New Star SC scored a stunning 1-0 win over Renown under lights at Sugathadasa Stadium on Sunday on the opening day of the Vantage FFSL President’s Cup 2020.

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Increasing suppression of dissent in Sri Lanka: HRW


The Sri Lankan government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is waging a campaign of fear and intimidation against human rights activists, journalists, lawyers, and others challenging government policy, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today.

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Plane crash lands in southern India, casualties feared


NEW DELHI, AFP, Aug7, 2020 Fatalities were feared after a passenger jet carrying at least 185 people from Dubai crash-landed at an airport in southern India on Friday and broke in two, officials and reports said.

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SLPP has two-thirds majority - G.L.


The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has mustered the necessary numbers to show a 2/3 majority in Parliament, SLPP Chairman Prof.

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