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President calls on banking sector to think out of the box to achieve economic revival

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested the banking sector to deviate from conventional thinking and practice to support the country’s striving to rebuild the economy badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

President calls on banking sector to think out of the box to achieve economic revival
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New Indian High Commissioner highlights India’s continued commitment to work closely with Sri Lanka

In his comments, the new Indian High Commissioner pointed out that today’s novel initiative underscores the significance India and Sri Lanka attach to their friendly and multi-faceted ties, and also highlights India’s continued commitment to closely work with Sri Lanka in facing common challenges.

New Indian High Commissioner highlights India’s continued commitment to work closely with Sri Lanka
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Former MP Rishad Bathiudeen, & ex-Muslim MPs petition Sri Lanka Supreme Court to quash Govt’s COVID19 body disposal order

Leader of Sri Lanka’s All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC-and former MP) Rishad Bathiudeen joined by several former MPs has filed a Fundamental Rights Petition in the Supreme Court on 14 May, citing country’s top health officials as respondents.

Former  MP Rishad Bathiudeen,  & ex-Muslim MPs petition Sri Lanka Supreme Court to quash Govt’s COVID19 body disposal order
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Sri Lanka President donates his three-month salary to COVID-19 Fund

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has today donated his three-month salary of Rs. 292,500.00 to the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund.

 Sri Lanka President donates his three-month salary to COVID-19 Fund
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Updated announcement on curfew

The curfew in force in the two districts of Colombo and Gampaha will continue until further notice.

Updated announcement on curfew
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Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, arrested and remanded

Former parliamentarian and minister Rajitha Senaratne has been arrested and remanded yesterday, until May 27 over a controversial media briefing organized days ahead of last year’s presidential election in November.

Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, arrested and remanded
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COVID-19: Sri Lanka’s cases count reaches 915

The number of positive COVID – 19 cases confirmed in the country to date has hit 915, the Ministry of Health said.

COVID-19: Sri Lanka’s cases count   reaches 915
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New Secretary to Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical services assumes duties

Major General Sanjeewa Munasinghe, Director General Army Medical Services, Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps and President of Sri Lanka College of Military Medicine assumed duties as the Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services on 11 May 2020 at the Ministry of Health.

New Secretary to Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical services assumes duties
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By working towards a target: Plantation Sector can make a significant contribution to national economy – President

“By working towards a target, the plantation sector has the potential to be a significant contributor to the national economy,” stated President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

By working towards a target: Plantation Sector can make a significant contribution to national economy – President
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Scholarship to Sri Lankan students

The High Commission of India in Colombo has announced scholarships to Sri Lankan nationals under the Ayush Scholarship Scheme for UG/PG/PhD courses for the academic year 2020-21.

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