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Sri Lanka ruling party MPs approve to end cattle slaughter

The Ruling Party Parliamentary Group has approved a proposal presented by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to take measures to end cattle slaughter

Prime Minister says Sri Lanka will become a hub of global innovation

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that Sri Lanka will become a hub of global innovation

Schools for all grades open in Sri Lanka

All schools in the island that were closed for more than four months due to COVID-19 pandemic were reopened today for all students including the primary classes

Sri Lanka begins inspection of any damage to marine environment by MT New Diamond

Sri Lankan authorities will commence an inspection on Tuesday (08) to determine if there is any damage to the marine environment due to this disaster which occurred on the 03rd of September

Sri Lanka still in Forbes’s ranking of top 100 safest countries during Covid

Sri Lanka has slipped down seven places in Forbes’s ranking of the safest countries on earth during the Covid pandemic, but still makes the top hundred, the updated survey said last week

Sri Lankan president removes tax imposed on gem and jewelry industry

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided to remove the 14% income tax imposed on the profit earned by the gem and jewelry manufacturers and the 15% tax on gold imports, President’s Media Division said

Former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, 15 others summoned to appear before the Presidential Commission probing political victimization

Chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating the incident of political victimization Retired Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne today (Sept 7) issued a final notice to 16 people, including former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, to appear before the PCoI on 19th October

Fresh fire erupts again in the doused oil tanker off Sri Lanka coast

High winds in the seas have re-ignited fresh fires in the doused oil tanker New Diamond today and the fire fighters are again battling the fires, the Sri Lanka Navy said

Saudi authorities not to charge any fee for exiting Sri Lankan migrant workers

Saudi authorities have decided not to charge any fee or fine as a relief for exiting Sri Lankan migrant workers

Sri Lanka Army is developing a 2020– 025 Way Forward Strategy; Army Commander

Sri Lanka Army is developing a 2020–2025 Way Forward Strategy, said Army Commander Lt. General Shavendra Silva on Monday (07th September) adding it would be expanded to 2030 as well

Sri Lanka probes diatom algal blooms in the Indian Ocean

Algal blooms found off the coast of Sri Lanka are not toxic to other marine life, a researcher at the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) which is probing the cause of the phenomenon said

Fire on MT New Diamond oil tanker completely extinguished after three days

The fire on large oil tanker MT New Diamond burning for three days in the seas off Sri Lanka’s eastern shores was completely dowsed on Sunday, Sri Lanka Navy said

Sri Lankan president underscores the central government’s role in managing healthcare

Sri Lanka President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says an important lesson taught by the COVID-19 epidemic is the reaffirmation of the critical need to maintain a centralized healthcare system

Sri Lanka firms, China-run port, give firefighting foam for oil tanker blaze

A number of Sri Lanka based state and private companies have given firefighting foam to fight a blaze on board, MT New Diamond, a stricken tanker that is carrying cargo of crude oil, the Indian Ocean Island’s navy said

Risk of community spread of COVID-19 note entirely eliminated: Dr. Jude Jayamaha

The risk of COVID-19 spreading among the community in Sri Lanka has not been eliminated, even though positive infections are not confirmed from the community, health officials warned