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Sunday, May 16, 2021
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1620  In their first ever foray to the far east, a ship carrying Danish admiral Ove Giedde arrived in Ceylon. The visit was due to representations made by King Senarath seeking help to eject Portugese from the island in return for the use of Trincomalee port. The efforts failed as the Danes lacked resources or manpower to carryout their task.
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306 arrested for violating quarantine rules
May 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested another 306 persons in the past 24 hours on charges of violating quarantine regulations....
Sri Lankans in Israel advised to be vigilant
May 16, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Embassy in Tel Aviv has issued a special statement urging Sri Lankans in Israel to remain vigilant on the ongoing conflict between Israel and militant groups in the Gaza Strip and the current unrest in Israel....
No shortage of chemical fertilizers for Yala season
May 16, Colombo: The Ministry of Agriculture states that there are chemical fertilizers required for the Yala season in the country and there is no shortage. ...
Human Right groups calls on Sri Lanka for immediate release of poet detained for a year without charge
May 16, Colombo: Several human right organizations have jointly called on the Sri Lankan government to immediately release Ahnaf Jazeem, who had been arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and detained or to promptly charge him so that he has an opportunity to prove his innocence as part of a fair trial....
Sri Lanka reports 20 COVID-19 deaths Saturday, toll rises to 941
May 15, Colombo: The Director General of Health Services Saturday confirmed 20 deaths that occurred from May 7th to May 15th due to Covid-19 virus infection. ...
Coronavirus update: 2386 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total exceeds 140,000
May 15, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 2,386 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday. ...
Sri Lanka Navy assits COVID-19 inoculation drive in Katunayake Export Processing Zone
May 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy in collaboration with the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Office in Katunayake carried out an inoculation drive on Saturday to administer Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to employees of the Katuneayake Export Processing Zone (EPZ)....
Army troops continue to provide relief to people affected by floods
May 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army Troops launched a number of operations to provide relief to the people affected by the adverse weather conditions....
Trade Minister instructs to open Pettah Wholesale Trade Center only for wholesale trade from tomorrow
May 15, Colombo: Minister of Trade Dr. Bandula Gunawardena said the Pettah Wholesale Center in Colombo will be open for wholesale trade from tomorrow. ...
One soldier killed, another injured after motorcycle hits a telephone pole
May 15, Colombo: One soldier was killed and another soldier was injured when their motorcycle veered off the road and collided with a telephone pole and a road sign in the Koraleema area in Kahathuduwa, Kahathuduwa Police said. ...
Attorney General writes 130-page letter to IGP over Easter Sunday attack
May 15, Colombo: Attorney General Dappula Livera has sent a 130-page long letter to the Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne regarding the investigations into the Easter Sunday attack....
Sri Lanka to monitor asymptomatic Covid-infected persons at home from Monday
May 15, Colombo: It has been decided to treat people who do not show symptoms of COVID-19 coronavirus even though they have been identified as infected by the PCR test at their homes....
Sri Lanka fishing and naval communities warned of rapidly developing tropical cyclone Tauktae
May 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Meteorology Department today warned the Naval and fishing communities not to venture in to the sea around the island as a tropical cyclonic storm over the Arabian Sea is strengthening ...
Ten reservoirs spill over, rains, floods affect over 45,000 people in Sri Lanka
May 15, Colombo: Due to the heavy rains prevailing in some parts of the country, 10 main reservoirs under the Irrigation Department are currently overflowing and sluice gates of 12 major reservoirs have been opened, the Director of the Water Management Division of the Irrigation Department, Engineer D. Abeysiriwardena said....
Webinar on Sri Lanka-Belarus bilateral trade development
May 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Russia and the National Marketing Center of Belarus and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Belarus is organizing a webinar on “Bilateral Trade and Potential export products to Belarus”....
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