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Over 20,000 COVID-19 test kits to arrive from China today

Some 20,064 COVID-19 test kits (PCR-Fluorescence Probing) donated by the Alibaba Foundation in collaboration with the Jack Ma Foundation will arrive in Sri Lanka tonight from Shanghai, the Chinese Embassy said.

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Special flight carrying COVID-19 test kits arrives

A special flight from Shanghai, China carrying some 20,064 COVID-19 test kits (PCR-Fluorescence Probing) donated by the Alibaba Foundation in collaboration with the Jack Ma Foundation arrived in Sri Lanka this evening, official sources said.

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Four more COVID-19 patients recover

Four more COVID-19 infected patients have been discharged from the hospital after being recovered, increasing the total number of recovered cases to 54, the Health Ministry said.

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All pharmacies except in high risk areas to open from 9 am to 2 pm

All Pharmacies in the country, except for the districts that have been identified as high-risk and areas that have been completely sealed off due to quarantine measures, will be kept open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. a statement said.

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British visitors in SL advised to return

In an urgent message to British nationals and British tourists currently in Sri Lanka, British High Commissioner Sarah Hulton said they should immediately return to their country when flights are still available.

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SLPP suspends membership of Thanamalwila PS member

The SLPP party membership of Thanamalwila Pradeshiya Sabha member Nalaka Ranaweera, who was arrested for raping a 13-year-old girl in Sevanagala, has been suspended.

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Let’s be together in spirit this Sinhalese & Tamil New Year: Aussie PM

In a message for the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, ’’though we cannot gather together in our homes or congregate in public celebration for the New Year, we can be together in spirit.

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Rice mills declared an essential service

Services of the owners of all rice mills have been declared an essential service under the COVID-19 quarantine process since the provision of essential foods and rice production storage and distribution is imperative to ensure food security, the President’s Media Division said.

10 Apr 2020 - 0     - 566

50 recovered so far from Covid-19 in Sri Lanka

One more Covid-19 infected patient recovered and was discharged increasing the total number of recovered cases to 50, the Health Ministry said.

10 Apr 2020 - 1     - 837

SLPP to throw out PS member arrested over alleged rape of minor

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna is to terminate the membership of a Pradeshiya Sabha member from the Moneragala District R. A. Ranaweera, after he, along with five others was arrested over the alleged rape of a minor girl, the Daily Mirror learns.

10 Apr 2020 - 11     - 2673

Open letter from Chinese Embassy

The following is a letter sent by Luo Chong the Spokesperson and Chief of Political Section of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka addressed to Chairman, Wijeya Newspapers Limited with reference to two articles that appeared in the newspaper.we have reproduced the letter while editing out references not relevant to the Daily Mirror.

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GMOA writes to Prez against circular on quarantining of high risk persons

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has raised concerns to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa regarding a circular issued by Director General of Health Services, on quarantining of high risk individuals.

10 Apr 2020 - 22     - 11046

Former MP Mastan instructed to self-quarantine

Former UPFA Wanni District MP Cadar Mastan has been instructed by the Public Health Inspectors to self-quarantine after he had attended a funeral held at Tharapuram in Mannar which was also attended by a patient who had tested positive for the COVID-19.

10 Apr 2020 - 5     - 1755

COVID-19 Fund balance surpasses Rs.585mn with public donations

The balance of the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund has surpassed over Rs.585 million with the public donations made by today, the President’s Media Division said.

09 Apr 2020 - 8     - 1613

President seeks medical experts’ opinion on defeating COVID-19

A meeting between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and medical experts representing various fields was held at the Presidential Secretariat, today (09) with the aim of obtaining much needed expert medical opinion on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country promptly.

09 Apr 2020 - 8     - 5213

Bhutan to send 2nd flight to repatriate Bhutanese nationals in SL

The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) has arranged for a 2nd relief flight to repatriate Bhutanese nationals in Sri Lanka.

09 Apr 2020 - 1     - 1469

No need to consult SC, date for fixing poll is NEC’s responsibility – Pres.Sec

President’s Secretary P.B.Jayasundara in a reply to the Chairman of Election Commission said that the date for fixing the poll is the responsibility of the Election Commission and therefore the question of reference to the Supreme Court in terms of Article 129 of the Constitution does not arise.

09 Apr 2020 - 3     - 2112

AG formulates guidelines to reduce prison overcrowding

After considering the COVID-19 situation and the prison overcrowding in the country, Attorney General Dappula de Livera has issued a set of guidelines to the Acting IGP on granting bail to the detainees.

09 Apr 2020 - 1     - 387

U.S grants USD1.3mn to protect healthcare workers and improve COVID-19 testing

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $1.3 million USD to help protect healthcare workers and slow the spread of the virus with infection prevention and control support, the US embassy in Colombo said.

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‘MyHealth Sri Lanka’ mobile app launched to consult doctors

The Ministry of Health together with the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) has introduced a mobile app to consult doctors and receive prescriptions, the President’s Media Division said.

09 Apr 2020 - 0     - 2027

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Covid-19: Are our healthcare workers safe?

Lack of legal power for PHIs, a shortage of safety equipment, gruelling work hours and dealing with stress and anxiety; how are our first responders a...

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The State of Covid-19 Testing in Sri Lanka

The global number of COVID-19 cases have topped 858,916 after just three months into 2020, and currently countries are on mission to do everything the...

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Covid-19: Are our healthcare workers safe?

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High hopes for farmers despite looming threats to Wilpattu

Farmers in Rajanganaya Yaya 18 in Anuradhapura District are harbouring high expectations. They feel that all their hardships would soon end with a new aloe vera cultivation project which is expected t...

11 Mar 2020 - 2     - 2684

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BOI front office refurbishment comes under the spotlight!

Despite the directives given to all heads of state institutions by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stop unnecessary expenditure in their respective establishments, the move made by the Board of Invest...

03 Mar 2020 - 4     - 4337

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We must abandon the idea of elections anytime soon

Former Jaffna District Parliamentarian and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Spokesman M. A. Sumanthiran PC engaged in an informative conversation.......

06 Apr 2020 - 1     - 7677

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Priority in Sri Lanka to contain further spread - UN

As Sri Lanka continues to battle coronavirus (COVID-19), the United Nations (UN) says emergency fiscal support will help the country cope with the add...

04 Apr 2020 - 0     - 1894

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Sri Lanka must ensure China is held accountable:US Lawyer

The coronavirus has killed more than 20,000 people around the world and infected more than 350,000 others, including more than 100 people in Sri Lanka...

27 Mar 2020 - 22     - 17585

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My father’s killers being protected - Ahimsa Wickrematunge -

Slain journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge’s daughter Ahimsa Wickrematunge has been fighting a lone battle to seek justice over her father’s death, a...

12 Mar 2020 - 7     - 35433

WEIRD NEWS

Man gives birth to baby boy at Matara Hospital

A large crowd thronged Matara Hospital recently after hearing the shocking news of a man who had given birth to a baby boy. The man sporting a beard had been from a village bordering Matara....

23 Jan 2020 - 9     - 19562

Beggar woman with Rs.100,000 detained by Railway Security

Railway Security Guards had arrested a beggar woman with the possession of Rs.200,000 who had been begging in the train....

03 Jan 2020 - 6     - 8692

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