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In the wake of 2011 world cup final match fixing allegation, international pressure is now mounting on Sri Lanka to clear its image as a test playing nation with unblemished record of over one hundred years of playing cricket the gentlemen’s game true to its rules.

The Education Ministry is waiting for the recommendations by the Director General of Health Services for the purchasing of thermometers to be used in schools countrywide to check the temperatures of students as a health precaution for Covid-19, The Sunday Morning learnt.

Efforts to contain COVID-19 have included the closure of schools globally. So far, 1.2 billion children in 186 countries have been affected. Given that access to internet and digital resources is not uniform for all students, existing inequalities have been exposed and compounded the lived experiences of the children of the tea plantation communities in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International said.

Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) General Secretary Jeevan Thondaman does not want to be addressed as “sir” but as Jeevan.

United Nations expressed concern on increased surveillance in Sri Lanka in 2019, especially after the Easter Sunday attacks.

The Information Technology Society of Sri Lanka (ITSSL) has warned of possible privacy and online security threats to consumers from the popular portrait editing app - Faceapp.

Saturday, 20 June 2020 09:44

President celebrates 71st birthday

In a sense, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who celebrates his 71st birthday (June 20) has received his birthday present already in the form of high appreciation from many foreign leaders as well as the World Health Organization for the success in managing the COVID19, a devastating pandemic that baffled even most powerful countries and their leaders.

The beach in the Colombo Port City is scheduled to open for the public next year and the Port City Colombo Pvt Ltd has accelerated construction work of the project to enable completion by 2021, Secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply and Housing, Engineer Dr. Priyath Banduwickreme said.

NEW DELHI (Reuters): India plans to impose higher trade barriers and raise import duties on around 300 products from China and elsewhere, two government officials said, as part of an effort to protect domestic businesses.

Concessionary Bank financial facility is to be provided for aggrieved government suppliers and contractors presently idling at ministries and departments to collect dues accumulated up to millions of rupees during the past few years for their products and services.

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