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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
On this day in ...
1983  K.T.Pulendran, the United National Party chief organizer for Vavuniya was assasinated by Tamil militants.
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1985  Tamil Tiger militants bombed the Yal Devi train at Kokavil killing 34 people and destroying the train tracks. The attack effectively ended the north-south rail transport.
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Sri Lanka reports three COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, toll rises to 273
Jan 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka confirmed three deaths on Tuesday due to COVID -19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 273, according to health authorities....
Speaker participates in Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC)
Jan 19, Colombo: Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Speaker of Parliament of Sri Lanka participated in the virtual session of the Standing Committee Meeting of the Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC) Yesterday (18). ...
Sri Lanka AG says the MCC agreement is illegal
Jan 19, Colombo: Attorney General Dappula de Livera has informed the Secretary to the President that the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement proposed to be signed by the previous government of good governance is not legal. ...
Court of Appeal commences proceedings using remote video technology
Jan 19, Colombo: The Court of Appeal commenced proceedings through remote video technology from yesterday with the aim to use digital technology as a starting point to maintain the judiciary functions in the country despite the COVID pandemic....
Program to convert 1000 provincial schools to national schools implemented in stages
Jan 19, Colombo: Susil Premajayantha, State Minister of Education Reforms, Open Universities and Distance Learning Promotion stated in Parliament today (19) that the new program to convert 1000 provincial council schools into national schools will be implemented in stages....
No damage done to the Sinharaja forest during the development of the Lankagama road - Environment Minister
Jan 19, Colombo: The Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera stated in Parliament today (19) that no damage was caused to the Sinharaja forest during the development of the Lankagama road and that only the development of the existing road and not the construction of a new road took place....
US calls on Sri Lanka to respect religious beliefs of COVID victims
Jan 19, Colombo: U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz issuing a statement said people’s religious beliefs should not be quashed due to challenges created by the COVID pandemic and called on the Sri Lankan authorities to respect the people’s rights and dignity....
Sri Lanka Navy launches SAR operation to locate fishermen on illegal Indian vessel sank in Sri Lankan waters
Jan 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has launched a Search and Rescue (SAR) operation last night in search of an Indian fishing boat that had sunk and its fishermen who were illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters....
Sri Lanka Central Bank maintains its accommodative policy interest rates
Jan 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Central Bank releasing the monetary policy review on Tuesday said the Monetary Board has decided to continue the accommodative monetary policy stance. ...
Sri Lanka Tourism gears up to welcome international visitors
Jan 19, Colombo: As Sri Lanka opens its doors to the world once again; Sri Lanka Tourism has pulled out all the stops, ensuring that every precautionary measure has been set in place to make the island getaway as safe, secure and serene as possible for the visitors. ...
HNB recognized at CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards
Jan 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s leading private sector commercial bank HNB PLC, once again secured its place among the 10 Best Integrated Annual Reports at the CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2020. ...
COPE to discuss audit report on the storage and distribution of petroleum
Jan 19, Colombo: The special audit report on the storage and distribution of petroleum in Sri Lanka will be discussed at the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), meeting today (19), said COPE Chairman Prof. Charitha Herath....
Parliament to re-convene today in full compliance with health regulations
Jan 19, Colombo: The Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena yesterday (18) decided to convene Parliament today (19) and tomorrow (20) in strict compliance with health guidelines....
Covid-19 forced cremation of Muslims in Sri Lanka discriminatory - HRW
Jan 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s requirement to cremate anyone who dies from Covid-19 goes against public health guidance and discriminates against the Muslim community, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday....
Ceylinco Life named ‘Best Life Insurer in Sri Lanka’ for record 7th year
Jan 19, Colombo: Ceylinco Life has retained its title as World Finance’s ‘Best Life Insurer in Sri Lanka’ in 2020, reaffirming its consistency in performance in a year made adverse for business by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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