Another three COVID deaths were reported in the country.

Accordingly, the death toll in Sri Lanka increased to 99.

The details of the deceased are as follows.

01. An 87-year-old male from Colombo 08. Died at the Colombo National Hospital

02. An 80-year-old male from Bambalapitiya. Died at the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital

03. A 73-year-old female from Peliyagoda. Died at the Colombo National Hospital.
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Parliament passed the second reading of budget 2021 by a majority of 99 votes,

There were 151 votes in favour, while 52 voted against.

Prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the finance minister, presented the budget in parliament on 17 November.
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The Epidemiology Unit stated that four more COVID deaths have been reported in the country.

Accordingly, the death toll has increased to 73. 

A 70 year old male, a resident of Colombo -10 died at a private hospital.

A 27 year old female, a resident of Colombo -15 has died at hospital.

A 59 year old female, a resident of Pokunuwita, Kalutara has died at home.

An 86 year old male, a resident of Haltota in Kalutara, died at home.


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Today marks the completion of the first year of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's as President of Sri Lanka.
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Commissioner General of Prison states that one inmate has died, 03 captured and one escaped, when 05 inmates who were quarantined at Old Bogambara prison, tried to escape from the prison last night.
 
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The US Senate yesterday questioned the leaders of social media giants Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey regarding their activities during the US presidential election.
 
The Senate has questioned Twitter and Facebook leaders over the labeling of propaganda by President Trump and his supporters, especially during the presidential election.
 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey said they had taken steps to prevent the spread of harmful and violent incidents.
 
Facebook and Twitter continue to add special notes to President Trump's claims that he is the winner, despite the massive defeat in the presidential election, claiming that the authenticity of his posts are controversial.
 
Social media leaders also rejected arguments by Democratic senators that such statements alone were not enough.
 
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Acting IGP informs Attorney General that he has complied with directions and appointed a team of Senior Officers of the CID under directions of  DIG CID to investigate Brandix Covid 19 Cluster.
 
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Prime Minister Mahina Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Finance Minister has begun delivering the 2021 Budget speech in Parliament.
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The Kurunegala Divisional Superintendent of Post Office and the North Western Provincial Superintendent of Post Office were temporarily closed following the report of a coronvirus infected employee.
 
Meanwhile, four members of a Gampaha Municipal Councilor's family, including his three-year-old child were admitted to hospital today (14) after they were infected with the coronavirus. It had been reported couple of fays ago that the local Councilor was infected with the virus.
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Why Duminda Silva should be released has been an ongoing topic which was also been captured by the Ceylon Today. The following article is taken from the Ceylon Today publication.
 
What has been published below is not something that has been taken from a drama script of Tennyson Cooray. It is a conversation that had taken place between a High Court Judge, the President of the country and a politician. The Judge was Padmini Ranawaka. The President was Maithripala Sirisena. The politician was then State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake. Their conversations had been recorded and it came to light through the audio tapes scandal involving Ramanayake. The case was the Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra murder trial and its main defendant was R. Duminda Silva.
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The Government Information Department has stated that the death toll in the country has increased to 48 with two more deaths reported today.

The two deceased persons have been identified to be two males of the ages 54 and 45.
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Commissioner General of Prisons stated that a group of prisoners at the Bogambara Old Prison had staged a protest by climbing on to the roof of a prison building demanding PCR tests.
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45th COVID-19 death has been reported in Sri Lanka. The victim was a 68 year old female from Maligawatta.

Three more deaths were reported today. The total deaths reported for the day has increased to four. 
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Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva stated that no one will be permitted to travel out of the Western Province with immedite effect until midnight on the 15th of this month (November).
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