Polish Ambassador calls on Foreign Minister

The Ambassador of Poland Adam Burakowski, concurrently accredited to Sri Lanka, met Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris on Wednesday 8 December 2021 at the Foreign Ministry and discussed issues of mutual interest.  Ambassador Burakowskiwas on a visit to Colombo to coincide with the recommencement of direct flights of LOT Polish Airlines to Sri Lanka. Referring to the commemoration of 65 years of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Poland in 2022, Foreign Minister Peiris reiterated Sri Lanka’s commitment to further advancing its multi-faceted partnership with Poland.  Emphasis was placed on the promotion of political as well as trade, investment, tourism ties and people-to-people…

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Thanuja Godewatte and team to foster Dharmaraja Cricket Foundation – The Island

Under 19 Division III Tier ‘B’ Cricket Pannala National School skippered by M. M. A. D. Munasinghe will encounter Maris Stella College, Thimbirigaskatuwa captained by Dinuka Silva in the Inter School Under 19 Division III Tier ‘B’ final at Nalanda College ground, Campbell Place today. Pannala National School produced some outstanding performances during the knockout stage. They will expect their heroes in the semi-final, namely Lakshitha Gamage, Akila Suraj, Themiya Kumarasinghe and Pubudu Geethanjana to join the rest to challenge Maris Stella. In their half of the tournament Maris Stella…

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Yugadanavi Deal already checked by Cabinet. No wonder how it was leaked: Weerawansa

The Yugadanavi Agreement being reached on to the hands of a third party may not be a surprise in the event that it was checked by the Cabinet two weeks ago, said Industry Minister Wimal Weerawansa, responding to the disclosure made by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and National People’s Power (NPP) Leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake in Parliament yesterday (10). The Minister added that the matter was discussed in the Cabinet and further discussions were to be taken place given that they turned out to…

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AG’s should protect public not corrupt politicians – The Island

By Shamindra Ferdinando Civil society activist Oshala Herath has sought Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya’s intervention to expedite investigations into a complaint he lodged with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Nov 1, 2020, as regards Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) lawmaker Diana Gamage being a British passport holder. The SJB accommodated the former actress on its National List following the last parliamentary election in August 2020. MP Gamage has since switched her allegiance to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). Diana Gamage served as the Chairperson of the Ranminitenne tele cinema…

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Bohra Spiritual Leader meets President, promises more visits

Spiritual Leader of the Bohra Community Dr. Seyedina Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s private residence in Mirihana this (11) morning. About one million people of the Bohra Community live in many parts of the world including India, Pakistan, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Sri Lanka and Australia. The Spiritual Leader of the Bohra Community said he was pleased to visit Sri Lanka as a country he adores and promised to made future visits to the…

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Taniya Balasuriya wins third consecutive championship  – The Island

Under 19 Division III Tier ‘B’ Cricket Pannala National School skippered by M. M. A. D. Munasinghe will encounter Maris Stella College, Thimbirigaskatuwa captained by Dinuka Silva in the Inter School Under 19 Division III Tier ‘B’ final at Nalanda College ground, Campbell Place today. Pannala National School produced some outstanding performances during the knockout stage. They will expect their heroes in the semi-final, namely Lakshitha Gamage, Akila Suraj, Themiya Kumarasinghe and Pubudu Geethanjana to join the rest to challenge Maris Stella. In their half of the tournament Maris Stella…

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Booster dose jab for age over 30 initiated at Vihara Maha Devi Park

The administration of the booster dose against Covid-19 on those above 30 has been initiated following the President’s instructions to complete the vaccination before the festive season. The booster dose administration was initiated in the Colombo Municipal Council limits yesterday (10) and right now people of age above 30 are being jabbed with the dose at the Vihara Maha Devi Park under the Military’s intervention. The Army requests those who have spent more than three months since their second dose to be vaccinated by the…

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Sarath vs. Sarath continues – The Island

By Shamindra Ferdinando Civil society activist Oshala Herath has sought Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya’s intervention to expedite investigations into a complaint he lodged with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Nov 1, 2020, as regards Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) lawmaker Diana Gamage being a British passport holder. The SJB accommodated the former actress on its National List following the last parliamentary election in August 2020. MP Gamage has since switched her allegiance to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). Diana Gamage served as the Chairperson of the Ranminitenne tele cinema…

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Punjab to conduct Sialkot lynching trial on daily basis

The provincial government of Pakistan’s Punjab region has decided to conduct the trial pertaining to the mob lynching of Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan factory manager in Sialkot, on a daily basis. This was decided in a meeting of the provincial cabinet committee on law and order presided over by Law Minister Muhammad Basharat Raja. The committee directed the investigators to file the case challan in court within 14 days. The prosecution was also directed to set up a special cell to monitor the case trial. The meeting was attended…

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Pannala National School meet Maris Stella, Thimbirigaskatuwa today – The Island

Under 19 Division III Tier ‘B’ Cricket Pannala National School skippered by M. M. A. D. Munasinghe will encounter Maris Stella College, Thimbirigaskatuwa captained by Dinuka Silva in the Inter School Under 19 Division III Tier ‘B’ final at Nalanda College ground, Campbell Place today. Pannala National School produced some outstanding performances during the knockout stage. They will expect their heroes in the semi-final, namely Lakshitha Gamage, Akila Suraj, Themiya Kumarasinghe and Pubudu Geethanjana to join the rest to challenge Maris Stella. In their half of the tournament Maris Stella…

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Opposition Leader questions CBSL’s move of force-converting Forex

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa joining the Parliamentary debate on the third reading of the 2022 Budget Appropriation Bill yesterday (10) questioned as to how the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) proceeds with force conversion of the foreign exchange sent by migrant workers and exporters. Pointing out that the country’s economy cannot be developed by weakening the exporter, the Opposition Leader questioned whether such proceedings can establish an export economy centre. He also accused the government of reversing the economic revival to which…

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CJ’s intervention sought – The Island

By Shamindra Ferdinando Civil society activist Oshala Herath has sought Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya’s intervention to expedite investigations into a complaint he lodged with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Nov 1, 2020, as regards Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) lawmaker Diana Gamage being a British passport holder. The SJB accommodated the former actress on its National List following the last parliamentary election in August 2020. MP Gamage has since switched her allegiance to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). Diana Gamage served as the Chairperson of the Ranminitenne tele cinema…

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