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Last Updated = Tue, Jan 25, 2022, 12:49 am SL Time

* Coronavirus update: 877 new COVID-19 cases identified Monday, total rises to 602,763

Jan 24 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 877 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Monday and eight of them are foreign arrivals. According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 7:30 pm Monday, a total of 602,763 COVID-19 cases have been reported
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* Sri Lanka reports 14 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, toll rises to 15,313

Jan 24 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Monday reported 14 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Sunday, January 23. Among the deaths reported today, are 08 males and 06 females.
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* Two unidentified bodies found at two locations in Negombo

Jan 24 (CP) Colombo- Two unidentified bodies have been found at two locations in Negombo area, the Police Media Office said. Both bodies were found yesterday (23) and one of the bodies was found in the Kudapaduwa area in Negombo while the other body was found on the Negombo High Court Road.
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* Coronavirus update: 838 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 601,886

Jan 23 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 838 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday. According to the Epidemiology Unit report Sunday, a total of 601,886 COVID-19 cases have been reported
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* Navy seizes over 80 kg of Kerala Cannabis worth over Rs. 24 million

Jan 23 (CP) Colombo- In a coordinated operation conducted by the Navy and Police in Chulipuram area, Jaffna on the night of 21st January 2022, Sri Lanka Navy seized over 80 kilograms of Kerala cannabis and arrested a suspect. In a special operation conducted by SLNS Uththara in the Northern Naval Command with the Kankesanthurai Police, a house in the Chulipuram was searched on suspicion.
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* Sri Lanka reports 12 Covid-19 deaths on Saturday, toll rises to 15,284

Jan 22 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Saturday reported 12 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Thursday, January 20. Among the deaths reported today, are 09 males and 03 females.
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* Sri Lanka reports 17 Covid-19 deaths on Friday, toll rises to 15,272

Jan 21 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Friday reported 17 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Thursday, January 20. Among the deaths reported today, are 13 males and 04 females.
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* Further hearing of MP Champika Ranawaka’s 2016 hit-and-run case fixed for Feb 18 and 23

Jan 21 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo High Court today (February 18) ordered the resumption of further evidence hearing in the case against three suspects, including former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, who were charged with causing an accident to a youth in a road accident in Rajagiriya in 2016 and concealing relevant evidence.
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* Northern fishermen protest against Indian infiltration

Jan 23 (SO) Northern fisherfolk staged a protest on Friday, January 21 calling for the adoption of measures to prevent Indian fishermen from infiltrating into the Northern waters. Hundreds of people from various fisher associations in the Northern Province participated in the protest in Karainagar on Friday morning
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* Three Russian scientists fined to $43,257 for collection of insects in Sri Lanka

AJan 21 (TASS) Sri Lankan court sentenced three Russian scientists to about $14,419 fine each for illegal collection of rare insects; they will not be able to leave the country until they pay the fine, says Ivan Melnikov, vice president of the Russian office of the International Committee for Human Rights.
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* Sri Lanka Navy seizes two fishing vessels smuggling 330 kg heroin worth over Rs. 3.3 billion

Jan 24 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy has seized two trawlers transporting 330 kilograms of heroin in the international waters off the south eastern coast of Sri Lanka and arrested 11 local suspects. A special operation conducted by the Navy in international waters south of Sri Lanka, led to intercept a local fishing trawler carrying over 330kg of heroin
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* The case against Hirunika fixed for trial on May 23

Jan 24 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo High Court has ordered the trial of former parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra over her alleged involvement in the abduction of a youth to begin on May 23. When the case was taken up before Colombo High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja today, the judge ordered the hearing of the evidence to begin on March 23.
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* Ranjan Ramanayake brought before court for second Contempt of Court case

Jan 24 (CP) Colombo- Former MP Ranjan Ramanayake was produced before the Supreme Court this morning (24), for the hearing of the second contempt of court case against him. He was escorted to the court premises by prison officers in a prison bus, a short while ago, local media reported.
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* Sri Lanka reports 15 Covid-19 deaths on Sunday, toll rises to 15,299

Jan 23 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Sunday reported 15 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Saturday, January 22. Among the deaths reported today, are 09 males and 06 females.
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* Coronavirus update: 845 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 601,048

Jan 22 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 845 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday. According to the Epidemiology Unit report Saturday, a total of 601,048 COVID-19 cases have been reported
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* Coronavirus update: 840 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total exceeds 600,000

Jan 21 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 840 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Friday. According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 7 pm Friday, a total of 600,203 COVID-19 cases have been reported
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* Pakistan court convicts first suspect in Sri Lankan manager’s lynching

Jan 21 (CP) Colombo- An anti-terrorism court in Sialkot on Friday awarded punishment to a suspect in a case related to lynching of Sri Lankan national over blasphemy allegations, Pakistan Observer reported.
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* Two girls missing while bathing in Weligama beach, two rescued

Jan 24 (DM) Two girls aged 12 and 15 have gone missing while two other girls were rescued when they were drowned while bathing in the Weligama beach today. Police spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said that a 21-year old girl and a 14-year old girl were admitted to the Matara Hospital while search operation is underway to locate the two missing girls.
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* Youth slits man’s throat over love affair dispute

Jan 23 (DM) A 19-year old youth was arrested after he has slit the throat of another youth following a dispute over a love affair in Kadawatha. Police said investigations are underway on a tip off received by the Kadawatha Police that the suspect had slit the throat of the victim with a piece of glass at a rented house in Andrews Lane in Kadawatha.
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