Breaking: Several SJB MPs including Assistant Secretary Diana Gamage support 20th A

The Second Reading of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution sailed through Parliament tonight with a number of the main opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) Members of Parliament supporting the government’s proposal.

Sri Lanka rupee close weaker, gilt yields up

Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker at 184.35/45 to the US dollar on Thursday while bond yields end wider on selling pressure after the central bank kept its policy rate unchanged, dealers said.

Sri Lanka confirms 14th COVID-19 death; total cases rise to 6,028

A 50-year old woman undergoing treatment at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Angoda died today (22), bringing Sri Lanka's total COVID-19 deaths to 14, the government information department said a short while ago.

The government will fight efforts to lift ban on the LTTE in the UK – Foreign Ministry

The door has opened for the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the United Kingdom to be lifted by a recent judgment in that country, but Sri Lanka will act to keep the proscription, the government said today.

COVID-19 could’ve spread to 13 districts, Sri Lanka chief epidemiologist warns

As total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka surged past 6,000 today, Chief Epidemiologist Dr Sudath Samaraweera warned that the virus could have spread to 13 districts in the island including Colombo.

Dual citizens who want to serve the Motherland must be given the chance – Kariyawasam

Many Sri Lankans who fled violence and persecution in the country and have become citizens of other countries must be given the opportunity to return and serve their motherland, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Member of Parliament Sagala Kariyawasam said.

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