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Sri Lanka to roll out COVID booster doses for selected groups from Nov.

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The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be administered as a booster dose for employees in health sector, tri-forces, police, tourism sector and other frontline workers,...

New Announcement on resumption of train services

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Transport Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi today (October 22) made an announcement on the resumption of train services following an interruption prompted by the outbreak of...

Lanka IOC increases fuel prices

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Lanka IOC has decided to increase the price of Octane 92 Petrol and Auto Diesel with effect from midnight today (21). Accordingly, the price of...

School Students aged 16-19 to be vaccinated at schools from tomorrow

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The Director-General of Health Services says that the programme to vaccinate school children in the age group of 16 – 19 years against Covid-19...

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksha arrives in Parliament during proceedings

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President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has arrived in Parliament chamber while proceedings are in progress, says Updates News correspondent. Parliament Sittings commenced at 10.00 a.m. today (Oct....

Facebook decides to change its name

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Facebook, the world's most popular social media network, has decided to change its name. According to foreign media reports, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO...

Make Decision of paying pension to Ajith Nivard Cabraal challenged in Courts

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A writ petition has been filed in the Court of Appeal seeking an interim order to stay the Monetary Board of the Central Bank...

Sri Lankan delegation marks first landing India’s Kushinagar Airport declared open,

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kushinagar International Airport on Wednesday at the Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana in Uttar Pradesh. The airport is aimed at...

Sri Lankan Gov; extends ongoing interprovincial travel restrictions

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Commander of Sri Lanka Army, General Shavendra Silva says the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed relevant authorities to continue ongoing interprovincial travel restrictions until...

Nano Nitrogen First batch liquid fertilizer arrives from India

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The Sri Lanka Government has received the first shipment of 100,000 litres of Nano Nitrogen liquid fertilizer, imported from India for cultivation in Maha...