Felicitation ceremony for Yohani

A felicitation ceremony for popular singer Yohani Diloka de Silva will be held at the Parliament complex on 23 November. Deputy Secretary General and Chief of Staff and the Secretary to the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus (WPC) Kushani Rohanadeera states that the event is organised by the caucus. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Chairperson of the Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus (WPC), State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle, and a number of other MPs too will participate. Rohanadeera adds that…

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Mirigama-Kurunegala section of Central Expressway to be vested with public

The Mirigama-Kurunegala section of the Central Expressway is scheduled to be vested with the public on November 28. Road Development Authority (RDA) said the event will be graced by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The 40 km stretch of road will feature four lanes and five interchanges at Mirigama, Nakalagamuwa, Dambokka, Kurunegala and Yaggapitiya. The construction work of the expressway began in 2017. Thank you more

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Tourism stakeholders hurt and disappointed with govt. sentiments towards industry

Long time, Pro Rajapakse Tourism stalwarts, who campaigned for them in 2010, and 2015 and 2019, for their self interest rather than the country’s, cold shouldered, and even called beggars and left out the budget. Stalwarts hurt. They admit “2018 was considered the best year for Sri Lanka Tourism where the industry fetched revenue of US$ 4.4 billion and was the third largest contributor of foreign exchange to the country, accounting to 15 percent of the total national revenue”. Yahapalanayata Jayawewa. “The momentum did not stay…

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High demand for firewood in North – The Island

A seroprevalence rate of 24.5% was seen in all age groups in the CMC in the end of January 2021, a research carried by Sri Lankan and British researchers has revealed. This is a much higher number than what the PCR tests indicated. The research was carried out in the Colombo city, which experienced the highest number of coronavirus cases until the end of January 2021, the researchers have said. Although Sri Lanka had successfully contained the pandemic until the end of September, with no locally detected cases from August…

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Kumara Welgama’s powerful speech gains a lot of attention in the political arena! (VIDEO)

Kumara Welgama, Member of Parliament for the Samagi Jana Balawegaya delivered one of the most powerful speeches in the recent history of Parliament yesterday (19). Participating in the budget debate, he first pointed out that the budget did not provide relief to the various sectors representing the poor and rural people and that what needed to be done was to create opportunities for them to earn money. He also recalled the actions of leasing companies, banks, and other private companies during the covid epidemic, stressing…

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Fonseka defends raid on DMI safe house at Millennium City – The Island

A seroprevalence rate of 24.5% was seen in all age groups in the CMC in the end of January 2021, a research carried by Sri Lankan and British researchers has revealed. This is a much higher number than what the PCR tests indicated. The research was carried out in the Colombo city, which experienced the highest number of coronavirus cases until the end of January 2021, the researchers have said. Although Sri Lanka had successfully contained the pandemic until the end of September, with no locally detected cases from August…

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Harris becomes first woman with US presidential power while Biden undergoes health check

President Joe Biden will briefly transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday when he undergoes a “routine colonoscopy” at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the White House said. Biden drove early Friday to the medical center in the Washington suburbs for his first routine physical exam as president. Press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden would be under anesthesia during the procedure and would transfer power to Harris. “As was the case when President George W. Bush had the same procedure in 2002 and 2007, and following the…

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