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Tuesday June 22nd, 2021
Political News

Sri Lanka records highest number of arrests for violating lockdown: police

There has also been an increased number of attempts to cross provincial borders, police said.

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Compensation, salaries due paid to family members of deceased Sri Lankan migrant workers

Redresses were handed over at a ceremony marking International Workers Day and International Day of Family Remittance

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US President Joe Biden nominates Julie Chung for ambassador to Sri Lanka

Chung currently serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the US Dept of State

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Sri Lanka to discuss preferential trade deal with Bangladesh

Bilateral trade minimal despite various agreements

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Sri Lanka regrets EU resolution, rejects claims of arbitrary arrests: Foreign Ministry

"The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) is revisiting provisions in the PTA as has already been communicated to the EU."

Tamil Nadu on high alert following unconfirmed Sri Lanka armed group infiltration threat

Authorities had been alerted of armed men sailing on a boat from Sri Lanka “to enter the state with a sinister design"

EU parliament adopts resolution on Sri Lanka; wants PTA repealed, GSP+ withdrawn

The EU expressed deep concern over  Sri Lanka's "alarming path towards the recurrence of grave human rights violations"

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First ever bilateral consultations between Sri Lanka and Ethiopia held online

Three Sri Lankan apparel companies and one chemical manufacturing company based in Ethiopia

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka police discontinue lockdown traffic sticker; parties continue undetected

“On the whole, people’s behaviour has been satisfactory,” the police spokesman said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Poorly worded legal provisions can be construed to cover "fake news": Sri Lanka lawyer

"Sri Lankan law has no reference to fake news"

Himal Kotelawala

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Sri Lanka gets 'positive response' from Japan Prime Minister for AstraZeneca vaccines

President Rajapaksa had met Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Sugiyama Akira on June 09

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Sri Lanka police warn of extortion racket targeting Easter bombings "suspects"

“This is being carried out by criminals or and certain prison inmates"

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Sri Lankans posting information deemed 'false' on social media face arrest without warrant

Online falsehoods can also encourage people to violate COVID-19 quarantine regulations, police said.

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Sri Lanka president gazettes new detention centre for suspects held under PTA

The Counter Terrorism Investigation Unit premises in Kirulapone, Colombo 05, will be used as the new detention centre

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Sri Lanka police arrests 913 alleged lockdown violators, introduces new sticker-pass system

Police has introduced a colour-coded sticker system to control traffic during the lockdown

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Two Sri Lanka police officers interdicted after suspect jumps off jeep to death

A sub-inspector and a sergent who made the arrest were interdicted for negligence.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

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Sri Lanka police arrest six more who attended celebrity birthday bash

The spokesman said that one more suspect has yet to be arrested based on information available to the police.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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US to share 80 million vaccine doses; 7 million to go to Asian countries including Sri Lanka

The White House said on June 04 that 75% of the total 80 million doses will be delivered through the COVAX facility

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Sri Lanka police issues daily sticker passes to control traffic during lockdown

Police said 50,000 stickers were distributed on June 02 valid only for that day.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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USAID airlifts emergency COVID-19 supplies to Sri Lanka, other South Asian countries

The donation is part of US efforts to send emergency medical supplies the Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

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77 tourists among 859 arrivals on June 01 after Sri Lanka lifts ban on inbound passengers

As of 5.30 pm, 77 tourists had arrived for the bubble concept with more flights coming in during the day, officials said

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka police arrest more suspects who attended celebrity birthday bash

Eight arrests have been arrested in total so far.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka to shift police HQ from Colombo to suburban Pepiliyana at cost of LKR 10 bn

The police HQ is currently maintained in three buildings that are over 100 years old.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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New COVID-19 strain: Sri Lanka suspends inbound passengers from Vietnam

The new strain is said to spread quickly by air.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Disciplinary action against Sri Lanka cops who threw birthday bash for Kurunegala mayor

What happened was against quarantine regulations and it’s something that should not have been done by police”

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka police arrest record numbers for COVID-19 quarantine violations

Critics argue that the law is applied unequally, with quarantine violations by privileged parties allegedly overlooked

Imesh Ranasinghe

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