The Consumer Services Authority is subjecting to sudden inspections sales outlets across the island.

That is based on information received that goods are being sold at higher prices and stocks of goods are being hidden in shops as a result of the risk of the Corona Virus.

 
 
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All universities will be closed for 2 weeks from tomorrow as a precautionary measure against Coronavirus.
 
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The Meteorology Department said that rainy weather will prevail in the Central, Sabaragamuwa, Uva and Northwestern Provinces today and tomorrow.

In a statement issued the Department said that the Sabaragamuwa Province and the districts of Galle and Matara could experience rain of about 50mm. 
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The World Health Organization raised its global risk assessment of the new coronavirus to its highest level after the epidemic spread to sub-Saharan Africa and financial markets slumped.

The virus has proliferated around the globe over the past week, emerging on every continent except Antarctica, prompting many governments and businesses to try to stop people from travelling or gathering in crowded places.

It has killed more than 2,800 people and infected over 84,000 worldwide - the vast majority in China - since it emerged apparently from an animal market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late December.
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A 58 year old person jumped from the third floor of a super market complex in Slave Island, and committed suicide.
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The Police Headquarters has taken measures to provide transfers and appointments to 45 senior police officers including a senior DIG and 6 DIGs.

The Police Media Division stated that this step has been taken with the approval of the National Police Commission to meet the service requirements.
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Co-cabinet spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardena stated that the cabinet has decided to temporarily withhold the gazette notification naming Saindamarudu as a separate local government area.

He was speaking at a press briefing held this morning at the Government Information Department, to inform Cabinet Decisions.

The Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government issued a special gazette notification to declare the Saindamarudu Divisional Secretariat as a Urban Council on Friday.
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The Jathika Jana Balavegaya said that the reason for the shortage of fertilizer that prevails at present is because there was a failure to pay companies from which the government of good governance imported fertilizer.

The leader, Member of Parliament Anura Kumara Dissanayake made this comment at a conference of the Party held yesterday in Anuradhapura.
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Tamil People’s National Alliance led by  former Northern provincial Chief Minister CV Wigneshwaran has decided to send a former northern provincial councilor Anandi Shashidaran to participate in the forthcoming UN Human Rights session.

A former provincial councilor, MK Sivajilingam stated that Shashidaran will leave for Geneva to highlight the issues of the missing persons next week.
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Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Member of Parliament Sunil Handunnetti has been re-appointed as Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE).
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UNP sources stated that discussions are still continuing on the proposal to appoint Karu Jayasuriya as the party leader and Sajith Premadasa as the leader of the UNF.

Although former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who promised to announce his stance about the party leadership after two days, his stance is not disclosed as yet.
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Sri Lanka has been ranked number 1 in a survey conducted by the world’s breastfeeding trends initiative.

Accordingly, the ministry of health and indigenous medicine noted that Sri Lanka has been awarded the green status.
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CCD has informed Baddegama magistrate, Dhammika Hemapala who was suspended for engaging in conversation with MP Ranjan Ramanayake to appear before the Colombo crimes division for a statement.

A senior spokesperson however noted that he had not responded to this request yet.

A recording of the magistrate and MP Ranjan Ramanayake engaging in conversation was circulated on social media recently.
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Ajith Nivard Cabraal has been appointed as a member nominated by the subject minister for the “Api Wenuwen Api” Fund operated under the Defense Ministry.

Ajith Nivard Cabraal currently serves as Senior Adviser of Economic Affairs to the Prime Minister and also served as the Governor of the Central Bank from 2006 to 2014. He has also served as the Secretary to the Ministry of Planning and Implementation.
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Sri Lanka Freedom Party Central Committee has decided to support President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the forthcoming General Elections.

Accordingly, the SLFP will work together towards obtaining a two-thirds majority in the parliament.

An SLFP Central Committee meeting was held, headed by Chairman, former President Maithripala Sirisena, at 7 pm yesterday.
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