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Friday, September 17, 2021
On this day in ...
1862  The first registered Sinhala newspaper "Lakmini Pahana" was first published.
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1864  Don David Hewavitharana later known as Anagarika Dharmapala was born on this day in Colombo. Dharmapala is considered a national hero for his work in obtaining Ceylon’s independence from Britain. He is also credited for returning Buddhism to India, its place of origin.
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2006  The Sri Lankan Air Force and the Navy destroyed a LTTE arms ship off Kalmunai in Batticaloa district. The government alleged that the ship which originated from Indonesia was carrying weapons for the LTTE.
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Public Security minister warns severe punishment for threatening working teachers
Sept 17, Colombo: Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara said the teachers who do not participate in the strike and teach online have been reported to have received death threats from the teachers who lead the strike. ...
Permission to import organic fertilizer for all crops
Sept 17, Colombo: The government has granted permission to import organic fertilizer for tea, coconut, rubber and other crops from yesterday (16). ...
Sri Lanka reports 121 Covid-19 deaths on Friday, toll rises to 11,938
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Friday reported 121 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Thursday, September 16. ...
Parliament to convene only two days next week
Sept 17, Colombo: The Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake stated that the Consumer Affairs Authority (Amendment) Bill Second Reading will be taken up for debate on the 22nd as decided at the Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. ...
Sri Lanka extends COVID-19 lockdown until October 01
Sept 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to extend the current island-wide quarantine curfew until 4.00 am on October 01 in a bid to further control the COVID-19 cases. ...
Hand grenade found in Lanka hospital was taken from a minister’s official residence
Sept 17, Colombo: According to the police sources, information have revealed that the suspect had brought the grenade found in a toilet of a private hospital in Narahenpita from a minister’s official residence at Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07. ...
Police arrest 816 for violating quarantine rules
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 816 people for violating quarantine laws in the past 24 hours, ending at 6.00 am Friday (17). The police have also seized 77 vehicles during this period....
Decision on islandwide curfew today
Sept 17, Colombo: The decision on whether to extend or lift the curfew currently in effect nationwide is due to be announced today (17)....
Teachers’ and principals’ unions are ready to resolve issues through discussion
Sept 17, Colombo: The teachers’ and principals’ union representatives confirmed yesterday (16) that they are ready to resolve the teacher-principal issues through negotiations....
ComBank & CBB promote export opportunities to Britain
Sept 17, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon in collaboration with the Council for Business with Britain (CBB) recently conducted a free webinar titled ‘Export Opportunities to Great Britain’ ...
Restrictions on vehicle importation will constrain growth prospects of Sri Lankan FLCs - Fitch
Sept 17, Colombo: Restrictions on vehicle importation will continue to constrain growth prospects of Sri Lankan finance and leasing companies (FLCs), dampening prospects for the sector’s earnings, says Fitch Ratings in a new report. ...
Archdiocese of Colombo responds to claims made by Gnanasara Thero of another extremist attack
Sept 16, Colombo: The Archdiocese of Colombo has responded to several statements made by Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) during a recent Hiru TV “Salakuna’ show on September 13, 2021. ...
Sathosa Deputy General Manager remanded till Sept 21 for garlic racket
Sept 16, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today remanded the Deputy General Manager of the Sathosa (CWE) Financial Division Susira Perera who was arrested by the Peliyagoda Police in connection with the investigation into the illegal release of two containers of garlic....
Bar Association calls for impartial criminal investigation into Lohan Ratwatte’s disorderly conduct
Sept 16, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) today requested all relevant authorities including the Attorney General and the law enforcement authorities to act forthwith against the alleged criminal conduct on the part of State Minister Lohan Ratwatte....
Coronavirus update: 2,271 new COVID-19 cases identified Thursday, total rises to 498,694
Sept 16, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 2,271 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Thursday....
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