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Sunday, June 13, 2021
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1923  A young Senarath Paranavithana joined the department of Archaeology as an archeological assistant. Paranavithana is credited to be the single most influential person who uncovered the hidden history of Sri Lanka mainly due to his skills of epigraphy.
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Sri Lanka confirms another 63 Covid-19 deaths Saturday, toll rises to 2,136
June 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka confirmed another 63 deaths due to COVID-19 on Saturday, June 12, 2021. ...
Sri Lanka Navy submerges old buses to create artificial reef to nurture marine life
June 12, Colombo: The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources with the assistance of Navy launched a project to culture artificial reef off the Delft Island. ...
Coronavirus update: 2,354 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 221,277
June 12, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 2,354 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday....
Sri Lanka Bar Association expresses concern over police move to monitor social media for fake news related to COVID-19
June 12, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has raised serious concerns over the contents of a recent media release issued by the Sri Lanka Police stating that the Criminal Investigation Department and the Computer Crimes Division of the Sri Lanka Police will be conducting investigations by monitoring the internet for people spreading false news about the Covid-19 program. ...
Military intelligence units to catch travel restrictions violators
June 12, Colombo: General Shavendra Silva, Sri Lanka Army Commander and the Head of the National Operations Center for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) said special military intelligence teams have been deployed across the country to search for information on people traveling unnecessarily in violation of quarantine laws....
Sri Lanka’s ruling party demands subject minister’s resignation for raising fuel prices
June 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s ruling party, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has demanded the resignation of the Minister in charge of the subject, who has taken a decision to raise fuel prices causing inconvenience to the people amidst a pandemic....
Sri Lanka seeks $ 40 million from MV X-Press Pearl’s operator
June 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka is seeking an interim claim of US$40 million from the operator of the fire-ravaged MV X-Press Pearl cargo ship to cover part of the cost of fighting the blaze, officials have said on Saturday (Jun 12) according to an Associated Press report....
Project to provide free online education to all children through e-Thaksalawa accelerated
June 12, Colombo: Namal Rajapaksa, Minister of Youth and Sports, State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development has instructed to accelerate the project to provide education opportunities free of charge through e-Thaksalawa to all children in the country......
Police arrest 1,027 for violating health guidelines
June 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,027 people for violating health guidelines in the last 24 hours ending at 6 am Saturday, Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said....
Domestic violence complainants increase during pandemic related travel restrictions in Sri Lanka
June 12, Colombo: The National Forum Against Gender Based Violence (FAGBV) in Sri Lanka urges immediate attention to the challenges faced by victims of domestic violence during the pandemic related lockdowns. ...
PM instructs to assess situation and reopen the coastline from Panadura to Negombo for fishing activities
June 12, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (11) instructed the relevant officials to assess the situation in the coastal stretch from Negombo to Panadura that was affected by the wrecked X-Press Pearl vessel and reopen the area for the fishermen to resume their fishing activities....
Hike in fuel prices is an indicator of government’s financial inaction - UNP
June 12, Colombo: The government’s recent hike in fuel prices is another indication of their continued failed economic management and short-term policies, the United National Party (UNP) says. ...
Gazette notification issued to prevent hoarding of essential items
June 12, Colombo: The Ministry of Trade has issued a special gazette notification to prevent the concealment of stocks of essential commodities including paddy, rice, sugar, milk powder and maize effective from midnight yesterday (11)....
Several police operations in Western Province to arrest travel restrictions violators
June 12, Colombo: Police say that a special operation will be carried out today and tomorrow to search for persons violating traffic restrictions in the Western Province. ...
ComBank Card holders to enjoy discounts of 50% and other benefits on Uber Eats
June 12, Colombo: A discount of 50% and other exciting offers await Commercial Bank Credit Card holders ordering food and essential items via the Uber Eats app, following a partnership between the Bank and the food delivery platform. ...
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