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Xinhua Asia-Pacific News Summary At 1600 GMT, Oct. 30

Srilankasource

COLOMBO -- The total number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka surpassed the 10,000-mark on Friday after 314 new patients were detected during the day, health ministry statistics showed. Out of the total 10,105 patients, 4,282 have recovered and been discharged from hospitals while 19 deaths have been reported.

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New Chinese Ambassador Arrives 16 Minute Ago - 0 - 19 New Ambassador-designate Of China To Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong Arrived On Friday Evening And He Is To Undergo Self-quarantine For Two Weeks, The Chinese Embassy In Colombo Announced.

Daily Mirror

New Ambassador-designate of China to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong arrived on Friday evening and he is to undergo self-quarantine for two weeks, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo announced. “The Ambassador has passed PCR test prior to his flight and will enter self-quarantine for 2 weeks.

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COVID-19 And PCR Tests GMOA Urges Prez To Obtain Full Report From Health Ministry

Daily Mirror

By Yoshitha Perera The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has urged the President to obtain a comprehensive report from the Health Ministry regarding the random PCR tests conducted by it to detect COVID-19 patients in the country. General Secretary Haritha Aluthge said on Thursday that....

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Coronavirus Update: 633 New COVID-19 Cases Identified Friday, Total Rises To 10,424:

Slmuslims

Coronavirus update: 633 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total rises to 10,424 Fri, Oct 30, 2020, 11:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 30, Colombo: According to the Department of Government Information, 633 new Covid-19 cases were reported from Divulapitiya and Peliyagoda clusters so far on Friday.

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Covid-19 Patients Under Medical Care Exceed 6,000 With 319 New Cases

AdaDerana

Covid-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 319 more individuals were tested positive for the virus today (30). According to reports, all the fresh cases are connected to the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster: 83 of them have been identified from quarantine facilities and the remaining 236 are close contacts of earlier patients.

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Minuwangoda Covid-19 Cluster: Another 319 Tested Positive

Sunday Observer

Another 319 persons tested positive for Covid-19, confirmed the Department of Government Information. Among them, 83 are from the quarantine centers and 236 are associates. So far, 633 patients are identified as coronavirus infected today. The total number rises to 6946 from Covid-19 Clusters.

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Sri Lanka: Rising Autocracy And Accommodating Diversity

Sri Lanka Guardian

By Lionel Bopage. Many leaders that now rule several major countries have autocratic traits and many of them share similar character flaws “that proved predictably common and actionably comparable to other failed leaders throughout history” . Authoritarian leaders make decisions with little or no....

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Coronavirus Update: Three Areas In Mirihana, Wilgoda In Kurunegala Isolated, Pundaluoya, Town Closed

Colombo Page

Fri, Oct 30, 2020, 08:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 30, Colombo: Steps have been taken to isolate Valsiripura, Rahulapura and Pragathipura areas in the Mirihana police division with immediate effect, the National Operation Center for the Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) announced.

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Welsiripura, Rahulapura & Pragathipura In Mirihana Isolated

ONLANKA

Posted in Local News Due to the lack of testing capacity in laboratories, results of around 10,000 PCR samples collected from suspected COVID-19 cases could not be released in four hospitals including the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, and this has complicated the efforts by authorities to control the spread of the virus.

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Coronavirus Outbreak In Sri Lanka – 30 October 2020

ONLANKA

Posted in Local News Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 30 October 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Sri Lanka’s COVID Tally Surpasses 10,000:

Slmuslims

Sri Lanka’s COVID tally surpasses 10,000 Fri, Oct 30, 2020, 07:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 30, Colombo: With the confirmation of 314 new coronavirus cases Friday, Sri Lanka’s confirmed COVID-19 tally surpassed 10,000 mark, according to Ministry of Health.

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Total Covid-19 In Sri Lanka Surpass 10,000 Mark 35 Minute Ago - 0 - 201 The Total Covid-19 Cases In Sri Lanka Surpassed 10,000 Mark With 314 More Fresh Cases Reported A Short While Ago.

Daily Mirror

The total Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka surpassed 10,000 mark with 314 more fresh cases reported a short while ago. The Government Information Department said 55 infected persons are from quarantine centres while 259 are contacts of Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster.

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Covid-19- Confirmed Cases In Sri Lanka Surpass 10,000 Mark

AdaDerana

Total confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Sri Lanka went past the grim milestone of 10,000 today (30) the Ministry of Health confirmed. The spike in Covid-19 figures came after 314 more persons were tested positive for the virus within the day. Thereby, Sri Lanka has confirmed 10,105 novel coronavirus infections to date.

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Central Bank Makes Arrangements To Provide Uninterrupted EPF Related Services To Stakeholders :

Slmuslims

Central Bank makes arrangements to provide uninterrupted EPF related services to stakeholders Fri, Oct 30, 2020, 07:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 30, Colombo: Employees’ Provident Fund Department (EPF) Department of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka informed all its stakeholders....

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UNP Accuses Government Of Failing To Control COVID-19 Outbreak, Urges To Give Utmost Priority :

Slmuslims

UNP accuses government of failing to control COVID-19 outbreak, urges to give utmost priority Fri, Oct 30, 2020, 06:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Government’s complacency led to second wave of COVID-19; Failed to implement necessary legislation; Lack of planning and facilities endangers public health and safety.

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Multiple Scenarios Emerge In Hunt For Patient Zero 29 Minute Ago - 0 - 352 Multiple Scenarios Have Emerged In The Hunt For Patient Zero Linked To The Minuwangoda And Peliyagoda Coronavirus Clusters.

Daily Mirror

Multiple scenarios have emerged in the hunt for patient zero linked to the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda coronavirus clusters. Head of the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 (NOCPC), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said that 80....

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140 Recovered From Covid-19

Sunday Observer

140 individuals have recovered from coronavirus and discharged, stated the Epidemiology Unit. The total number of recoveries stands at 4282 in the country. 140 individuals have recovered from coronavirus and discharged, stated the Epidemiology Unit.The total number of recoveries...

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Covid-19 Isolation Of Wilgoda Village In Kurunegala30

Rivira Online

(RIVIRA.LK, October 30, 2020 at 06.36 pm) The National Action Center for the Prevention of the spread of Kovid-19 states that the village of Wilgoda in the Kurunegala District has been designated as an isolated area with immediate effect.

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More Police Officers In Western Province Positive For Coronavirus

AdaDerana

Reports reveal that 21 more police officers attached to police stations within the Western Province have been exposed to Covid-19. With this development, the total number of coronavirus-positive police officers in the Western Province has escalated to 43.

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408 Covid-19 Patients Reported From WP Yesterday 9 Hours Ago - 0 - 0 A Total Of 408 Covid-19 Patients Were Reported From The Western Province Yesterday, According To National Operation Centre For Prevention Of Covid-19.

Daily Mirror

A total of 408 Covid-19 patients were reported from the Western Province yesterday, according to National Operation Centre for Prevention of Covid-19. Accordingly, total of 207 Covid-19 patients were reported from the Gampaha District while 201 patients were reported from the Colombo district.

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Covid-19 Can Cause Lasting Lung Damage, Despite Recovery: Epidemiology Chief 31 Minute Ago - 0 - 182 There Is A Possibility That Covid-19 May Cause Lasting Lung Damage And An Infected Person May Develop Other Side Effects Even After Recovery, Chief Epidemiologist Sudath Samaraweera Said.

Daily Mirror

There is a possibility that Covid-19 may cause lasting lung damage and an infected person may develop other side effects even after recovery, Chief Epidemiologist Sudath Samaraweera said. He said lung damage is likely as the lung is the organ worst affected by the virus.

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Covid-19- Sri Lanka Confirms 140 New Recoveries

AdaDerana

The Ministry of Health says 140 individuals who were previously tested positive for Covid-19, have been discharged from medical care as they have made complete recoveries. According to the situation report, the following hospitals have reported the latest recoveries: National Institute for....

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Police Officer Attached To PCoI Probing Easter Attacks Also Tests Positive For COVID-19 37 Minute Ago - 0 - 113 An Officer Attached To The Police Unit Of The President Commission Of Inquiry (PCoI) Probing Easter Sunday Attacks Has Tested Positive For COVID-19.

Daily Mirror

An officer attached to the Police Unit of the President Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing Easter Sunday attacks has tested positive for COVID-19. The officer has been identified as a COVID-19 patient following his first PCR report. Sources at the Commission informed the Daily Mirror, that they....

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It Is Reported That A Discussion Will Be Held Next Week ...

Srilankamirror

It is reported that a discussion will be held next week between the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Economic Recovery and Poverty Alleviation - Basil Rajapaksa. Meanwhile, it is being considered to involve Anton Marcus, the Joint Secretary....

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Japan Grants Rs 115M For Humanitarian Demining In Northern Sri Lanka

AdaDerana

The Government of Japan has provided a total sum of US$ 636,363 (approx. Rs. 115 million) to the HALO Trust for humanitarian demining activities in Northern Sri Lanka. The grant contract was signed on 29th October 2020 between Mr. Sugiyama Akira, Ambassador of Japan and Ms. Belinda Vause, Programme Manager of the HALO Trust.

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UNP Accuses Government Of Failing To Control COVID-19 Outbreak 1 Hours Ago - 0 - 146 The United National Party (UNP) Today Expressed Its Grave Concern That The Government Delayed Its Response In Combatting The Fresh Outbreak Of COVID-19 In The Country.

Daily Mirror

The United National Party (UNP) today expressed its grave concern that the Government delayed its response in combatting the fresh outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. Despite repeated warnings of a pending second wave from the World Health Organisation, the Government chose to propagate the idea....

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Litro Gas ISO 45001: 2018 Certified For Occupational Health And Safety

Thinakkural

Litro Gas has always been aware of its national responsibility to be the country's head of the LPG industry.

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Nearly 22 Police STF Officers Exposed To Coronavirus -DIG Rohana

AdaDerana

Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana says 22 police officers including Special Task Force (STF) officers were tested positive for Covid-19. Speaking to ‘Derana Aruna’ this morning (30), he said more than 400 police officers have been directed to the quarantine procedure.

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Inflation In Sri Lanka Capital Colombo Remains Unchanged At 4.0 Percent In October 2020:

Slmuslims

Inflation in Sri Lanka capital Colombo remains unchanged at 4.0 percent in October 2020 Fri, Oct 30, 2020, 11:52 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (CCPI) remained unchanged at 4.

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Details Of Yesterday’s 586 Covid-19 Patients

Sunday Observer

Yesterday (30), the total Covid-19 patients 586 reported in Sri Lanka, stated the National Operation Center for Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO). Among them, 4 patients are repatriates, 115 from quarantine centers and 467 are associates of clusters.

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Covid-19 Spreads To Foreshore Police Station

Srilankamirror

Several police officers of the Foreshore police station have been infected with the Covid-19 virus. Accordingly, all officers of the Foreshore police station have been quarantined, according to the office of the Western Province Senior DIG. It is also said that the court premises in Maligakanda and Fort will be fumigated today (30).

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Repairman From China To Fix Broken PCR Machine!

Srilankamirror

It is reported that a Chinese representative is to visit the Mulleriyawa Hospital today (30) to repair the malfunctioned PCR machine, reports say. Chief of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) - Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva has told media that the visit is being made over interventions on a diplomatic level.

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State Employees In Western Province Ordered To Work From Home:

Slmuslims

State employees in Western Province ordered to work from home Fri, Oct 30, 2020, 10:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 30, Colombo: Government institutions in the Western Province and other major cities have been instructed to reactivate the "work from home" system in order to control the spread of the coronavirus.

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Additional Police Forces Ready If Needed For COVID-19 Control - Police Spokesman:

Slmuslims

Additional police forces ready if needed for COVID-19 control - Police Spokesman Fri, Oct 30, 2020, 10:01 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 30, Colombo: Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the police department it is not prepared to reduce the operation to prevent the spread....

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Sovereign Default Risks To Rise Further In 2021: Goldman Sachs

Daily Mirror

(LONDON) REUTERS: Sovereign default risks are on course to rise further in 2021, with Iraq, Sri Lanka, Angola and Gabon at high probability of default, say Goldman Sachs analysts. Five sovereign debt defaults or distressed debt exchanges - in which investors swap their debt for new bonds, often with....

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Majority Of Positive Cases Reported From Colombo

Daily Mirror

Jayewardenepura University was conducting an examination over the rapid spread of Covid-19 from three clusters; Cases are still being reported from Wattala and Mahara areas. By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya. Army Commander Shavendra Silva said that 237 of the 335 new cases identified on Thursday were from the Colombo district.

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COVID-19 :PELIYAGODA FISH MARKET CLUSTER

Daily Mirror

All the content on this website is copyright protected and can be reproduced only by giving the due courtesy to 'dailymirror.lk' Copyright © 2004 Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.

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Vigorous Process To Rid Colombo Of Covid-19 Spread

Daily Mirror

The second level contacts of these patients were traced and tested. By Kelum Bandara. More than 1,000 COVID-19 patients were identified from Colombo and there was a vigorous process underway to contain the spread of the disease, an official said. At the moment, the situation is under control. Chief Medical Officer of the Colombo Medical Council Dr.

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Females In SL’s Private Sector More Productive Working From Home: IFC Study

Daily Mirror

Country Manager believes new set up allowed more women to better manage work and home fronts; Study shows female employees faced greatest stress in terms of meeting increased utility bills; Employers now presented an opportunity to reassess certain company policies to best suit employee needs Latest....

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Indigenous Medicine To Boost Immunity 4 Hours Ago - 0 - 790 An Indigenous Medicine Was Introduced To Boost Immunity Of Security Officers, Who Are Involved In The Combat Against The Covid-19 In The Kelaniya Division. The Distribution Of The Medicine Was Held Under The Patronage Of Pharmaceutical Production, Supply And Regulation State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana.

Daily Mirror

An indigenous medicine was introduced to boost immunity of security officers, who are involved in the combat against the Covid-19 in the Kelaniya Division. The distribution of the medicine was held under the patronage of Pharmaceutical Production, Supply and Regulation State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana.

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Results Of 10,000 PCR Samples Held Up

ONLANKA

As a result of this unfortunate situation, some 2,145 PCR samples have piled up at the Karapitiya Hospital, 1,500 samples at the Anuradhapura Hospital, 1,800 samples at IDH, while another 4,500 have piled up at the Medical Research Institute (MRI). Secretary of the All Ceylon Medical Officers’ Union (ACMOU), Dr.

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State Institutions Ordered To ‘work From Home’

ONLANKA

Secretary to the President PB Jayasundra issued a circular to enforce the ‘work from home’ system. The circular was issued to the Secretaries of Ministries and State Ministries, Provincial Secretaries, District Secretaries, heads of departments and corporations, Chairmen of statutory boards and General Managers.

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President Emphasizes Need For Random PCR Tests Across Country

Lankaweb

Courtesy Adaderana. The Western Province Health Services Office has introduced a new application designed for the benefit of those who are in the medical sector and combatting COVID–19, the President’s Media Division said. The new app will be instrumental in providing a wealth of vital data,....

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Police On Lookout For Persons Crossing Western Province Boundaries

Lankaweb

He added: No persons who are not involved in essential services will have the opportunity to cross these boundaries. The same will apply for the expressway. In addition, roadblocks have been set up at the exits and entrances of the Western Province from this morning.

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AG Instructs To Transfer Brandix Probe From CCD To Another Team

Lankaweb

Courtesy Adaderana. Attorney General Dappula de Livera has given instructions to transfer the probes into the Brandix apparel factory from the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) and to a special investigating team from other units. Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne was directed to take the relevant measures in this regard.

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President’s Milad –Un – Nabi Message

News Lk

It is my view that living by the ideal of sacrifice that the Prophet made for the sake of humanity lays the foundation for a better and more developed society. We must eliminate hatred and suspicion among each other and live with the qualities that Prophet Muhammad preached.

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Japan To Support Humanitarian Demining Activities In Northern Sri Lanka

News Lk

The grant contract was signed on 29th October 2020 between His Excellency Mr. Sugiyama Akira, Ambassador of Japan and Ms. Belinda Vause, Programme Manager of the HALO Trust. Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the contract was signed remotely. The project will contribute to the efforts of the....

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Colombo Port Operations Continue Without Any Hindrance

The Island

Message from the chairman; Sri Lanka Ports Authority. I take this opportunity to extend my deepest gratitude to all those who contribute to the continuation of efficient and reliable operations of all ports of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority ( SLPA) and all terminals operating in the Port of Colombo....

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Business 7 Mins Ago INSEE Cement Signs Landmark Agreement With State Engineering Corporation

The Island

• New study finds that increasing taxes on cigarettes will have twin advantages of reducing cigarette consumption and increasing government revenue. • Calculated tax and price elasticities of demand for cigarettes show that smokers are price sensitive: increasing cigarette taxes by 10 per cent will reduce consumption by 8 per cent.

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DFCC Bank And AIA Virtually Recognise CEO Club Award Winners

The Island

Launched in 2018, the ‘CEO’s Club’ Awards organized annually by AIA Insurance for DFCC Bank staff, has since been held in grand style each quarter. The event is intended at recognizing and celebrating DFCC’s staff on their exceptional achievements in providing protection to the bank’s customers by introducing AIA’s insurance solutions.

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Features 5 Mins Ago What’s The Plan?

The Island

We have a new government in Aotearoa; we even have a Sri Lankan born MP! The landslide victory of her party was so marked that some said that even an inanimate object put up as a candidate for the labour party, under Jacinda magic, would have won. Not fair methinks on this young lady who apparently worked her electorate very hard.

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Opinion 5 Mins Ago Burial Or Cremation? Muslims Remain In A Covid Quandary

The Island

By Dr M. HARIS DEEN. The second wave of the COVID 19 pandemic and the extent of its spread worldwide, has left the Muslims of Sri Lanka in a serious quandary. To bury or cremate? That is the question. As far as the Muslims are concerned, the Sri Lankan government does not seem to give in.

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News 4 Mins Ago Special COVID-19 Probe Crippled By Infections Among CCD Sleuths: AG Calls For New Police Team By Shamindra Ferdinando Brandix Apparel Limited Yesterday (29) Said That The Company Would Fully Cooperate With Relevant Authorities In The...

The Island

By Shamindra Ferdinando. Brandix Apparel Limited yesterday (29) said that the company would fully cooperate with relevant authorities in the investigation ordered by the Attorney General (AG). A spokesperson for the company said so when The Island sought a clarification with regard to AG Dappula de....

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News 5 Mins Ago Most Garment Workers Under Self-quarantine Left To Fend For Themselves

The Island

By Rathindra Kuruwita. A large number of garment workers who were undergoing self-quarantine in Minuwangoda did not receive any assistance, Chamila Thushari of the Dabindu Collective, a labour organisation that works with garment workers, told The Island yesterday.

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Features 5 Mins Ago Executive Presidency Or Premiership? Better Option: By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana I Have Been Fascinated By Politics All My Life Though Not Directly Involved In...

The Island

Better option: by Dr Upul Wijayawardhana. I have been fascinated by politics all my life though not directly involved in it unlike some others in my family. I have devoted some of the free time COVID-19 pandemic has given me to pondering the merits and demerits of the executive presidency and....

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