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Friday, November 27, 2020
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2007  Sri Lanka's Air force bombed Voice of Tigers radio station killing 11 people and destroying its transmission facilities.
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Shani Abeysekara transferred to Welikanda COVID-19 Treatment Center
Nov 27, Colombo: Former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Shani Abeysekara who was in remand custody has been admitted to the Welikanda COVID-19 Specialized Treatment Center today (27) ...
India to assist Sri Lanka to strengthen maritime security
Nov 27, Colombo: India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval paid a courtesy call on Defense Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, today (Nov 27). ...
Coronavirus update: 473 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total rises to 22,501
Nov 27, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 473 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Friday....
Sri Lanka reports 8 COVID-19 deaths today, toll rises to 107
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka reported eight more deaths Friday due to COVID-19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 107, according to health authorities....
Sri Lanka can build back better from COVID-19 and realize inclusive, resilient growth - World Bank
Nov 27, Colombo: The World Bank’s new Country Director for Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Faris Hadad-Zervos, completed his first visit to Sri Lanka Friday. ...
Sri Lanka says ratings downgrade by Fitch Ratings based on uncorroborated facts
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka, stressing that it is able to meet its debt obligations as it has done so impeccably in the past, today said it cannot accept the sovereign rating downgrade by Fitch Ratings as the action is based on “uncorroborated facts”....
India’s NSA Ajit Doval calls on Sri Lankan PM
Nov 27, Colombo: India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Friday called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Wijerama....
Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka to ‘CCC’
Nov 27, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has downgraded Sri Lanka’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘CCC’ reflecting Sri Lanka’s increasingly challenging external-debt repayment position over the medium term....
Measures will be taken to prevent Indian fishermen from fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters – Fisheries Minister
Nov 27, Colombo: Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda said a prompt measure will be taken to prevent Indian fishermen from crossing and illegally fishing in the territorial waters of Sri Lanka after consulting with the Indian High Commission in Colombo and the External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi. ...
Stern regulatory measures followed to improve the quality of reclaim tea - Plantation Minister
Nov 27, Colombo: Stern regulatory measures have been taken to improve the quality of reclaim tea, Minister of Plantations Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said in Parliament Thursday (26). ...
Government to maintain a fixed fuel price amidst fluctuating world oil prices
Nov 27, Colombo: Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila has said that maintaining a fixed fuel price amidst the fluctuating world oil prices is the policy of the new government. ...
COPE recommends to set up a mechanism to prevent pollution of Kelani River
Nov 27, Colombo: The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) held in Parliament yesterday (26), disclosed that the Kelani River, a major river in the country that supplies water to Colombo, has been severely polluted due to unauthorized constructions, unlicensed factories, restaurants and hotels....
CD Wickramaratne assumes duties as IGP
Nov 27, Colombo: Chandana Wickramaratne has assumed duties as the 35th Inspector General of Police (IGP) at the Police Headquarters today (27)....
COPE meeting held online for the first time
Nov 27, Colombo: The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) in Parliament had Secretaries of three Ministries joining the committee meeting online through ZOOM technology for the first time Thursday (26). ...
Government plans to purchase 1000kg of paddy per hectare from every farmer receiving fertilizer subsidy
Nov 27, Colombo: From the next season, 1000 kg of paddy per hectare will be purchased at a guaranteed price of Rs. 50 from every farmer who receives the fertilizer subsidy the Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage said....
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