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Last Updated = Wed, Oct 28, 2020, 12:42 pm SL Time

* Two villages in Jaffna restricted

Oct 28 (CP) Colombo- The Jaffna Public Health Inspector’s Office says that two Jaffna fish traders who visited the Peliyagoda wholesale fish market have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus infection.
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* Sri Lankan Navy accused of pelting stones, liquor bottles at Tamil Nadu fishermen

Oct 28 (CP) Colombo- A group of fishermen from Tamil Nadu hs accused the Sri Lankan navy of attacking them with stones and empty liquor bottles while they were fishing off the Katchatheevu island Monday.
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* Criminal investigation ordered into Minuwangoda COVID-19 Cluster

Oct 28 (DN) Attorney General Dappula De Livera has directed the Acting IGP to immediately commence a criminal investigation into the spread of COVID-19 from the Minuwangoda Brandix Cluster.
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* Curfew Update: Quarantine curfew in Homagama, Moratuwa, Panadura

Oct 27 (CP) Colombo- The National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) announces that a quarantine curfew is imposed currently in Homagama, Moratuwa, Panadura North and Panadura South police areas with immediate effect until further notice.
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* Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 19

Oct 27 (CP) Colombo- Two more deaths due to COVID-19 viral infection have been reported from the Colombo National Hospital. An 87-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man have died while receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital, the health officials said.
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* Coronavirus update: 541 new COVID-19 cases identified Monday, total rises to 8,416

Oct 26 (CP) Colombo- According to the Department of Government Information, 541 new Covid-19 patients were reported from Divulapitiya and Peliyagoda clusters so far on Monday. Among them, 499 patients are from Divulapitiya and Peliyagoda COVID clusters and 42 persons are associates or staff from quarantine centers.
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* Coronavirus update: 280 new COVID-19 cases identified Monday, total rises to 8,152

Oct 26 (CP) Colombo- According to the Department of Government Information, 280 new Covid-19 patients were reported from Divulapitiya and Peliyagoda clusters so far on Monday. Among them, 265 patients are from Divulapitiya and Peliyagoda COVID clusters and 15 persons are associates or staff from quarantine centers.
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* Courts will not function in areas where quarantine curfew imposed

Oct 26 (CP) Colombo- Courts will not function for regular work within areas where Quarantine Curfew has been imposed, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka announced. Magistrates and Additional Magistrates are instructed to attend to remand extension matters and wherever possible extension of remand should be done by electronic means.
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* Funds poured into NTJ kitty from all over the world’

Oct 26 (Island) Muslims from all over the world donated to the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), a former chairman of the terrorist organisation, Mohamed Yusuf Mohamed Tawfiq Moulavi, who is currently in remand custody told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating the Easter Sunday attacks on Saturday.
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* Political hand behind Islamic extremists who carried out attacks - ACJU Acting Secretary

Oct 26 (DN) Acting Secretary of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) Arkam Moulavi told the Presidential Commission to Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks that he believes that there was a political hand behind the Islamic extremists who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks and that a group of misguided Islamic youth was active.
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* Passenger buses asked to display their numbers prominently in the bus

Oct 28 (CP) Colombo- Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana has requested that the numbers of the Sri Lanka Transport Board and private buses be affixed inside the bus in several places so that it is clearly visible to the passengers.
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* Free Duminda: Mano defends decision to sign petition

Oct 28 (DM) Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Parliamentarian and Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) leader Mano Ganesan has defended a decision to sign a petition calling for a Presidential pardon for Duminda Silva.
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* Rishad Bathiudeen remanded till Nov 10th

Oct 27 (CP) Colombo- The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court has rejected the bail application submitted by MP Rishad Bathiudeen and further remanded the parliamentarian until the 10th of November.
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* Coronavirus update: 457 new COVID-19 cases identified Tuesday, total rises to 8,870

Oct 27 (CP) Colombo- According to the Department of Government Information, 457 new Covid-19 patients were reported from Divulapitiya and Peliyagoda clusters so far on Tuesday. Among them, 447 patients are associates of infected from Peliyagoda COVID cluster and 10 persons are associates or staff from quarantine centers.
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* COVID-19: Hatton City isolated, all shops closed in Dickoya

Oct 27 (CP) Colombo-The National Operation Center for the Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) has announced that the city of Hatton has been completely isolated with immediate effect to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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* COVID-19: First contacts to be placed under self-quarantine from today

Oct 26 (CP) Colombo- The National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) has decided to self-quarantine the closest associates of people infected with COVID-19 at home according to a new procedure from today.
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* Food stores, pharmacies, banks open in Gampaha District for 14 hours

Oct 26 (CP) Colombo- A time period of 14 hours has been given for people to purchase essential items in the Gampaha district that is under an indefinite quarantine curfew. Accordingly, food stores, pharmacies and banks have been allowed to remain open from 8 am to 10 pm on Monday in the Gampaha district.
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* Kosgoda Police staff swapped with new set of officers

Oct 27 (DN) Forty-nine officials including the Officer in Charge of the Kosgoda Police who are currently under quarantine for suspected for COVID-19 were replaced by another set of officers including an Acting OIC selected from nearby Police stations in the area, Galle Division DIG Nuwan Wedasinghe said.
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* ‘Bluemendal Sanka’s wife, son arrested

Oct 26 (DM) The wife and a son of notorious organized criminal ‘Bluemendal Sanka’ have been arrested with heroin and Rs. 2 million in cash in Ja-Ela. Police said they recovered 10 grams of heroin while in possession of the suspects.
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