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A curfew has been declared in Nuwara Eliya ahead of the funeral of Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) leader Arumugam Thondaman.

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the Special Task Force (STF) has a major role to play in countering extremism and organised crimes, including drug mafia.

Claiming it is the real United National Party (UNP), the former UNP MPs who joined the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) said yesterday its Working Committee had decided to free the party from the clutches of those whom SJB alleged were involved in deals with the government.

Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has reassured that the repatriation of migrant workers from the Middle East as well as other regions will continue, the Ministry said in a statement yesterday.

A Sri Lankan Airlines flight from London arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport today with Chinese nationals on transit.

It was earlier reported that a batch of 221 Sri Lankans who were stranded in England had arrived in the SriLankan Airlines flight.

Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry will be extending financial assistance to to the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) to settle present problems with importing medicinal drugs.

SriLanka called for unconditional support from bilateral and multilateral official lenders for developing countries.

Present administration has sought an extension of Kuwait’s amnesty for More than 19,000 irregular Sri Lankan workers to return to the country as the amnesty period ended on April, Foreign Ministry said.

Six more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka increasing the tally of confirmed cases reported in the country 1,530.

The Cabinet approved the gazette issued by the Prime Minister in his capacity as the Finance Minister to limit imports due to the foreign exchange crisis, said Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardena during the Cabinet media briefing held at the Government Information Department 28th May.

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