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Dignitaries pay their last respects to deceased CWC leader Thondaman in Parliament

The funeral of the late Leader of the Ceylon Worker's Congress (CWC) and Arumugam Thondaman takes place in Nuwara Eliya with state honours on Sunday, May 31. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and other dignitaries paid their last respects to him today May 28, as his remains lay in state in Parliament.

Sri Lanka stocks up 1.82-pct driven by JKH

Sri Lanka stocks closed 1.82 percent higher on Thursday driven by retail, telcos, and banks, provisional data showed.

Sri Lanka facing ‘biggest forex crisis in history’ triggering import controls: Minister

Sri Lanka's has slapped import controls multiple ways to face the 'biggest forex crisis in history', Information Minister Bandula Gunewardene said as the central bank tens of billions of rupees in March and April driving excess rupees to the highest level since its creation.

Sri Lanka’s new normal explained

With Sri Lanka easing lockdown measures in all districts even as the country’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise, a confused public is attempting to make sense of a plethora of new regulations.

All day curfews on Sunday May 31, June 4 and 5 to prevent gatherings – President’s office

An all-island 24-hour curfew will be imposed this Sunday,  May 31, as well as the two days of Poson, the Presidential Secretariat announced.

Gafoor building Navy contingent quarantined after Sailor tests positive for COVID 19

The COVID 19 Task Force has placed the Navy garrison stationed in the Gaffoor Building in the heart of Colombo Fort under quarantine after a sailor stationed there was found to be infected with the virus

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