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14 individuals linked to LTTE designated by Sri Lankan govt

The government has issued an extraordinary gazette notification listing the names of 14 individuals living overseas with links to the LTTE and banning them from entering Sri Lanka, by placing them in the list of designated persons. The amendment to the List of Designated persons under the United Nations Regulations …

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Body of Saudi tourist who drowned in Mahawelia River found

The body of the Saudi Arabian tourist, who went missing after an inflatable boat toppled in the Mahawelia River, has been recovered in the Warathenna area. The 24-year-old female university student from Saudi Arabia was reported missing after the white water rafting boat toppled yesterday (20) at Gohagoda, Katugastota. Police …

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Price reduction on more essential drugs- Rajitha

The Health Ministry will reduce the prices of another batch of essential drugs in July to provide further relief to patients, Cabinet spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today. He said the Health Ministry had drastically reduced prices of 48 essential drugs used for diseases such as diabetes, heart …

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US assures continued support to Sri Lanka after quitting UNHRC

Following the announcement that the United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council, the US Ambassador in Colombo Atul Keshap has met with Sri Lankan officials to assure them continued support to fulfill commitments in the UNHRC resolution. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the …

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Bill to absorb SAITM students to KDU passed in Parliament

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (Special Provisions) Bill, to absorb SAITM medical students into the KDU, was passed in Parliament with amendment, our news sources said. The bill was passed without going for a vote, Ada Derana reporter said. The bill was presented to the Parliament on June …

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IMF urges Sri Lanka to let Rupee slide

The International Monetary Fund urged Sri Lanka to let its rupee keep sliding and not intervene further to bolster the ailing currency as it fell to historic lows. The currency bottomed out at roughly 160 rupees to the US dollar on Wednesday — its weakest ever point — despite efforts …

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Bus strike on Southern expressway and Matara- Colombo route

All private bus operators on the Southern Expressway and the Matara- Colombo route are engaged in a strike from this (20) morning, our news sources said. They said the strike was launched in protest over an incident of a private bus driver being assaulted in Ambalangoda yesterday (19), and the …

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Retired Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara re-appointed to head FCID

Retired Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara has been re-employed to head the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) of Police. Waidyalankara, who held the post previously, has retired from service last month. He has been recruited again on a 9-month contract basis from yesterday (19) following cabinet approval, the FCID said. The …

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