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Today marks Poson full Moon Poya Day

Buddhists across the world mark Poson Poya today, June 24. Two hundred and eighteen years after Lord Buddha attained Nirvana, the Third Buddhist Council took...

COVID-19: Global caseload tops 179 million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 179 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.88 million, according to the Johns Hopkins...

X-Press Pearl: Five sub-committees to assess damages caused by shipwreck

Five sub-committees have been appointed to assess the damages caused by the massive fire onboard Singapore-registered container ship X-Press Pearl, the Ministry of Justice...

Tokyo Games: No cheering, autographs or alcohol for fans at Olympics

Alcohol, high-fives and talking loudly will be banned for the reduced numbers of Olympic ticket holders allowed into venues as organisers concede a "sense...

Seven ex-LTTE members in prison to be released

Seven ex-LTTE members imprisoned for many years are to be released following Presidential Pardon in line with Poson Poya, State Minister of Prison Management...

COVID-19 task force has failed – Ranil Wickremesinghe

Solitary UNP MP Ranil Wickremesinghe who made his maiden speech in the current Parliament today called for a debate on vesting the responsibility of...

EU provides SL with over Rs. 48 Mn humanitarian funding

The European Union is directing over Rs. 48 million (€200,000) in humanitarian funding to provide crucial assistance in response to serous oil and hazardous...

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as MP

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as a national list MP of the United National Party (UNP) a short while ago. The UNP...

Government has no plans to increase gas prices at the moment – Minister Keheliya Rambukwella

Cabinet Spokesman, Minister of Mass Media Keheliya Rambukwella stated that the Government has no plans to increase the gas prices at the moment. He stated...

Rice imports to contain hoarding by millers, reduce price – Minister Mahindananda

The government has decided to import rice stocks as a temporary measure to reduce prices for consumers, Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told Parliament yesterday...

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