Court Restricts Protests at Key Colombo Locations
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Court Restricts Protests at Key Colombo Locations

The Fort Magistrate’s Court issued an order barring the National Assets Protection Movement from entering and holding protests at several key locations in Colombo, including the Ceramic Junction. The order was made after considering the submissions made by the Fort Police OIC. The court order specifically prohibits the National Assets Protection Movement and its representatives…

Govt. should acknowledge past truth commissions before establishing a new body
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Govt. should acknowledge past truth commissions before establishing a new body

Sri Lankan victims have lost count of the number of government commissions established to look into gross violations of human rights, as yet another one is about to be established, said four international rights groups in a joint statement. It has been issued by ITJP, WAN, FOD and CHRD. Their statement says, “The Truth, Unity…

EU opens formal investigation into TikTok over possible online content breaches
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EU opens formal investigation into TikTok over possible online content breaches

The European Union will investigate whether ByteDance’s TikTok breached online content rules aimed at protecting children and ensuring transparent advertising, an official said on Monday, putting the social media platform at risk of a hefty fine. EU industry chief Thierry Breton said he took the decision after analysing the short video app’s risk assessment report…

Student Parliamentarians of Mahamaya Balika Vidyalaya, Kadawatha met President
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Student Parliamentarians of Mahamaya Balika Vidyalaya, Kadawatha met President

The inaugural session of the Student Parliament of Mahamaya Balika Vidyalaya, Kadawatha was successfully held today (19) at the Presidential Secretariat. Following this, the students had an opportunity for a cordial interaction with President Ranil Wickremesinghe. The President summoned the children to the Cabinet chamber within the Presidential Secretariat and provided them with an overview…

Cancer cases among kids have climbed to about 1000 per year
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Cancer cases among kids have climbed to about 1000 per year

The number of children diagnosed with cancer averaged 1,000 a year, Dr. Suraj Perera, Consultant Community Physician of the National Cancer Control Programme said yesterday addressing the media at the Health Promotion Bureau.Dr. Perera said that 37,553 cancer patients had been reported in 2021. ” Of that 2 to 5 percent were children. During the…

ADB financial aid a victory for Mahaweli farming community
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ADB financial aid a victory for Mahaweli farming community

The Asian Development Bank has pledged to assist in developing Smart Agriculture in Mahaweli Zones in a positive move made over a request made by Minister of Irrigation, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation Pavithra Wanniarachchi. Accordingly, ADB has pledged to provide US$ 8 million to introduce modern technology in the field of agriculture and livestock…

Plan to shut down civic space continues apace
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Plan to shut down civic space continues apace

Dr. Jehan Perera President Ranil Wickremesinghe has been indicating the government’s intention to conduct both presidential and parliamentary elections this year. He is reported to have made this same declaration during his visit to Australia last week. This would be viewed positively by those who are waiting for elections that would ensure a government with…

Dry weather till mid-April: Avoid being dehydrated
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Dry weather till mid-April: Avoid being dehydrated

Sri Lanka can expect significant rain only in mid-April, Director General of Meteorology, Athula Karunanayake, has said. The Met Chief said yesterday that the prevailing high temperatures would persist until mid-April. Karunanayake warned that children, athletes, military personnel, labourers, and others exposed to the sun must be vigilant against life-threatening dehydration. There might be slight…

Today’s weather forecast
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Today’s weather forecast

Several spells of showers will occur in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Polonnaruwa, Matale and Nuwara-Eliya districts. A few showers may occur in Northern province and in Anuradhapura district. Showers or thundershowers may occur ata few places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 p.m. Fairly strong winds…