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Out with the Queen, In with the Republic

Nearly 50 years after becoming a Republic, the Evidence Ordinance is being amended to replace outdated words and expressions appearing in that Ordinance with the words and expressions which reflect the contemporary position.

Ceylon Tea Dyed/Branded masks distributed at the “Salon Zen” Exhibition

Ceylon Tea Dyed/Branded masks were distributed at the “Salon Zen” a pioneer in trade fairs dedicated to personal development and the art of living, which was held from 1 to 5 October 2020 in Paris attended over 35,000 visitors during the 5 days of the show.

20 A sails through with comfortable majority in House

The government secured a comfortable majority to pass the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution Bill in Parliament last night with 156 voting for and 65 against the Bill.

Bathiudeen brought to Parliament in personal protective equipment (PPE)S

SJB Vanni District MP Rishad Bathiudeen who is in remand custody was brought to parliament today clad in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as a precaution as he’s under 14 days quarantine before being shifted to prison.

U.S Secretary of State Pompeo in Colombo next week

Secretary Pompeo will travel to Colombo to underscore the commitment of the United States to a partnership with a strong, sovereign Sri Lanka and to advance our common goals for a free and open Indo-Pacific region, the U.S State Department said.

SJB protests against 20A

As the debate on the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution Bill got underway in Parliament today, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MPs showed their disapproval for the Bill by wearing armbands and masks with the sign “No to destructive 20 A” in the Parliament Chamber.

SL, Indian Navy conduct joint maritime exercise off Trincomalee

The Eighth Edition of annual Indian Navy (IN) – Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 off Trincomalee, Sri Lanka was conducted from 19 to 21 October 2020.