122 COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka
Two more patients have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Sri Lanka to 122, the Health Ministry said.
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First COVID-19 death reported in SL
GCE O/L results before April 30
The Education Ministry said today that arrangements have been made to release the results of the 2019 GCE O/L examination before April 30 as the initial plan of announcing results on March 28 was hampered by COVID-19.
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Harsha clarifies on Arunodhaya Mawatha incident
Former MP Dr. Harsha De Silva today commented and clarified on the incident where the Arunodhaya Mawatha in Rajagiriya was put on lockdown for several hours yesterday.
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Civilian life shouldn’t be disrupted when making decisions: Govt.
No decision should be taken at the regional level which can cause any disruption to civilian life, the Government announced today.
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Bhutan chartered flight to bring 93 students from Sri Lanka
Bhutan Airlines will bring home 93 students from Sri Lanka today. According to a source, the parents chattered the flight paying Nu 37,000 each.
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One more batch leaves after completion of quarantine
Another batch of 132 people had left for their homes today after completion of the two-week long quarantine process, the Army said.
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UNP PS member arrested for obstructing duties of Navy
A member of the Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha (UNP) has been arrested for obstructing a group of naval personnel from performing their duties during the curfew, Police said.
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Over 230 spectators of Roy-Tho big match end quarantine period
Over 230 people who went into quarantine after attending the big match played between Royal College and St. Thomas’ College earlier this month, ended their quarantine period safely yesterday and no one has thus far shown any symptoms of the coronavirus, the Daily Mirror learns.
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Easter services cancelled
Easter services in the Colombo Archdiocese have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis while other dioceses including Chilaw are also likely to call off the services depending on the situation.
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Japan, China donates drug for COVID-19
Sri Lanka is to use anti-influenza drug ‘AVIGAN’ on COVID-19 patients on an experimental basis from next week, a senior Public official said today.
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One more recovered from Covid-19 in Sri Lanka
One more Covid-19 infected patient was recovered and discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) today, Ministry of Health said.
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Main suspect arrested over Zion Church bomb attack
The main suspect wanted over the suicide bomb attack at Zion Church in Batticaloa on Easter Sunday, has been arrested by the CID, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratna said today.
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Arunodaya Mawatha in Rajagiriya under scrutiny
Aranodaya Mawatha at Obeysekerepura in Rajagiriya, has come under scrutiny following the information that two children and four adults, who had gone on a pilgrimage with a pastor, were found with symptoms of Covid-19, Municipal Council Chief Medical Officer Manoj Rodrigo said today.
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Met Dept. cautions public of extreme temperature
Department of Meteorology today advised that temperature in several areas will increase up to ‘Extreme Caution Level’ in the coming days.
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Another Covid-19 patient discharged from IDH
One more Covid-19 infected patient was recovered and discharged from the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH), the Health Ministry said.
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Fisherman associated with Covid-19 patient brought ashore
The Sri Lanka Navy today brought ashore a fisherman who closely associated with a person infected with the coronavirus and had gone for fishing practices.
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SL setting an example with swift response to COVID-19 pandemic: Study
Despite being a second world economy, Sri Lanka is setting a global example by taking swift and impressive response to the global epidemic of COVID-19, a report by the Healh Review Global said following a thorough analysis of public health measures employed by Sri Lanka.
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Body of first Covid-19 victim cremated
The body of the country’s first coronavirus victim, Elangampedige Dharmasiri Janananda, was cremated under tight security and under international health specifications at the Kotikawatta crematorium a short while ago.
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14-day Quarantine period for big match attendees ends, no cases found-OBAs
The Old Boys’ Unions of Royal College, Colombo and S.Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia today said no one who was subjected to self-quarantine after their participation in the big match has tested positive of COVID-19, as they end the 14-day period of self-quarantine.
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Curfew in 6 districts to continue
The curfew in force in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutura, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna districts would continue until further notice,the President’s Media Division said.
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