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Monday May 17th, 2021

Sri Lanka Transport Board deploys buses in view of ongoing railway strike

Two trade unions of the Sri Lanka Railways launched a strike this morning.

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Chairman of Laksala, Salusala Sri Lanka Pradeep Gunawardena dies of COVID-19

Gunawardena was receiving treatment at the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University hospital at the time of death.

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Sri Lanka's China-run port sees record vehicle transshipment to Mexico, South Africa, EU

Vehicles arrived from Chennai, Mundra, Ennore in India and Gunsan and Pyeongtaek in South Korea

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Sri Lanka to issue home treatment guidelines for asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

Patients developing respiratory difficulties will be hospitalized, the minister told reporters.

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Public Security Minister calls CID report on Sri Lanka AG's "last-minute" statement

De Livera is expected to retire at the end of this month.

Sri Lanka foreign TV commercial tax allowed in one month slot

In a gazette notice a one month license for Rs100,000 was introduced

Sri Lanka confirms 2,269 Coronavirus patients, Covid-19 deaths climb to 29

Sri Lanka Medical Association had warned of a rise in deaths

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Tropical depression in Southeast Arabian sea, Sri Lanka fisherfolk, navy personnel warned

It is very likely to intensify into deep depression within next 12 hours, it added.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Put lives before economy, former Sri Lanka PM urges govt

“Any damage to the economy can be recovered. We cannot recover lost lives,” he said.

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Sri Lanka floods, landslides kill two, fresh warnings as river waters rise

Water levels are rising in Kelani, Kalu, Nilwala, Gin Rivergs and Attanagalu Oya

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Recall retired doctors, nurses to combat COVID-19, Sri Lanka opposition SJB tells govt

“You need people to lift weight at the gym,” the MP said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Women can take health decisions within family to help fight COVID-19: Sri Lanka minister

“It is the mother that makes health decisions in a family, and it is her decisions that safeguard the family’s healt...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka gets US$80.5mn from World Bank to buy Coronavirus vaccines

The lender has provided US$298mn to fight the pandemic

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Sri Lanka to subsidize farmers and consumers if fertilizer ban hits yields

"The President said that the government is ready to bear the cost to ensure that the consumers can purchase rice for exi

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Sri Lanka state fails in the core business: administration of justice

Sri Lanka presents a façade of a functioning legal system

Rohan Samarajiva

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Sri Lanka confirms 2,269 Coronavirus cases, Covid-19 deaths 24

By the end of the day on May 13, 26,126 Coronavirus patients were under medical care after 1,145 were discharged.

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Get specialist opinion before getting jabbed, Sri Lanka MoH tells chronic patients

"Sputik V is not recommended for people with severe allergic reactions and other underlying conditions,” she said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka extends resident and tourists visas for 60 days amid anti-Coronavirus controls

Visas extended without penalty

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Sri Lanka rupee remains unchanged around 199/208 levels to one-month dollar

Yields steady.

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Killing of suspects in police custody: Sri Lanka Bar Association calls for investigation

Such deaths will tarnish Sri Lanka’s image, the BASL said.

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Sri Lanka stocks end higher

ASPI being pushed up by Nestle Lanka, Ceylon Tobacco Company and Browns Investments.

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Heavy rainfall forecast for Sri Lanka's Western, South Western provinces

The Met Department has forecast rainfall over 100mm for the Western, Sabaragamua and Central provinces.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka to run long-distance office trains for essential workers

Employers asked to only the bare minimum workers

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"Illegal" Indian family arrested in Sri Lanka amid calls for tighter border control

This is the third family Sri Lanka police has arrested for alleged illegal migration to the island.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka Air Force to produce high flow oxygen units for Covid-19 patients

The Air Force was planning to produce 50 machines and was ready to make more

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Sri Lanka's Prime Residencies raises Rs1.95bn from IPO

Prime Group has been in the real estate industry for over 25 years.

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