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  • Death of Ambassador: Sri Lanka extends all assistance to French authorities
    on 26 May 2024 at 10:43 PM

    Colombo, May 26 (Daily Mirror)- While expressing deepest condolences on the passing away of Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Jean-François Pactet, the Foreign Ministry said all assistance will be extended to the French authorities and the family of the late Ambassador. "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs learns with deepest sorrow of the sudden demise of His Excellency Jean- François Pactet, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The Ministry is in close […]

  • Kolkata Knight Riders win IPL 2024 to clinch third title
    on 26 May 2024 at 10:42 PM

    Kolkata Knight Riders won their third IPL title, beating SunRisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in the IPL 2024 final at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. 12 years after winning their first title at the same venue against the Chennai Super Kings, KKR, led by Shreyas Iyer, thumped SRH in a one-sided contest. After Sunrisers skipper Pat Cummins opted to bat first on a red-soil surface, Kolkatastruck early with Mitchell Starc and Vaibhav Arora removing their deadly openers. While […]

  • Man arrested with nearly 2 kgs of heroin in Panadura
    on 26 May 2024 at 10:26 PM

    Colombo, May 26 (Daily Mirror)- A 37-year-old man was arrested with 1.850 kilograms of heroin at Walapana in the Panadura South police division this evening. The raid was carried out by the Kalutara Crimes Division on information received by them. A mobile phone was also taken into police custody. The suspect is a resident of Walapana, Panadura. Kalutara Police are conducting further investigations.

  • Priyantha stripped of Silver from World Para Games
    on 26 May 2024 at 9:35 PM

    By Susil Premalal Colombo, May 26 (Daily Mirror) - Sri Lankan Para athlete Dinesh Priyantha’s Silver Medal was stripped of the 11th World Para Athletic Championships 2024, in Kobe, Japan.   The Sri Lanka Paralympics Gold Medallist finished second in the Men’s F-46 javelin throw event with an effort of 64.59m but following a protest, he was stripped of the medal by the International Paralimpic Committee. Priyantha was disqualified and according to medical experts who conducted a […]

  • 59 trees fall within Colombo in seven days
    on 26 May 2024 at 7:38 PM

    Colombo, May 25 (Daily Mirror) - A total of 59 trees have fallen within the Colombo Municipal Council's jurisdiction in the past week due to high winds, Colombo Municipal Commissioner Bhadrani Jayawardena revealed. According to the Commissioner, 19 tree falls were recorded in the Vihara Maha Devi Park, with most other incidents occurring along the main roads.  “The Colombo Municipal Council, supported by the security forces, is currently removing the fallen trees,” she noted. […]

  • UN fears 670 people buried under Papua landslide
    on 26 May 2024 at 7:07 PM

    May 26 (BBC) - About 670 people are estimated to be buried under a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea, a UN official says. The head of the International Organization for Migration in Papua New Guinea, Serhan Aktoprak, said the impact of Friday's landslide in the country's isolated Enga province was greater than initially thought. "There are an estimated 150-plus houses now buried," Mr Aktoprak said. The affected areas are in the highlands of Enga, in the north of the island nation in the […]

  • French Ambassador to Sri Lanka dies of suspected cardiac arrest
    on 26 May 2024 at 6:56 PM

    Colombo, May 26 (Daily Mirror) - The French ambassador to Sri Lanka, Jean Francois Pactet, died of a suspected cardiac arrest at his official residence in Rajagiriya today. Police Spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa said the 53-year-old ambassador was found dead at his residence this morning. It was revealed that the ambassador did not come out of his room today, and when checked, he was found dead. The Welikada Police are investigating the incident, and a post-mortem examination is to be conducted.

  • Veteran musician Ananda Perera passes away
    on 26 May 2024 at 6:24 PM

    Colombo, May 26 (Daily Mirror), Veteran musician, composer and singer Ananda Perera passed away at the age of 67 a short while ago. He died while receiving treatment at a hospital in Kandy.   His funeral arrangements will be announced shortly. 

  • Gazette on providing property information of citizens is not imposition of new laws
    on 26 May 2024 at 5:46 PM

    Colombo, May 26 (Daily Mirror) - Although the President issued a gazette requiring citizens of Sri Lanka to provide details of their movable and immovable properties to the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) starting from July 1, this is not an imposition of new laws. It is simply an exercise of the existing right to collect such information, Finance State Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said. Addressing the media he said that these rules will never be implemented to affect the past. He said […]

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