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Country still reports asymptomatic cases: Epidemiology Chief

Responding to comments that the country currently reports symptomatic patients of COVID-19 more than asymptomatic cases, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said most patients are still asymptomatic .

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A/L results before April end: Commissioner

The results of the GCE Advanced Level (A/L) examination will be released before the end of April, Commissioner General of the Department of Examinations Sanath B. Pujitha said.

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No festivities, celebrations allowed in the month ahead: State Minister

State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID-19 Disease Control Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle said permission will not be granted to hold any kind of public gathering in the coming month.

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COVID sub-clusters begin to surface in multiple areas

Coronavirus sub-clusters have emerged in multiple areas across the country following the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, health authorities said yesterday.

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Pfizer agrees to supply 5 million doses vaccines

Pfizer has agreed to supply five million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Sri Lanka under a commercial agreement with the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC), a Minister said yesterday.

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Zaharan’s father-in-law among three arrested in Kuliyapitiya

Three persons including the father-in-law of Easter Sunday attack mastermind Zahran Hashim were arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) at Kekunagolla in Kuliyapitiya for having attended extremist ideology lessons conducted by Zahran.

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Niraviya, Nikadalupotha GN Divisions in Wariyapola isolated

Niraviya and Nikadalupotha Grama Niladari (GN) Divisions in Wariyapola have been isolated with immediate effect, the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) said.

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No decision yet to close schools: State Minister

No general decision had been taken to close schools with the rising numbers of COVID-19 patients in the country after the New Year, the State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Sudarshani Fernandopulle said yesterday.

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Ranil calls for new Bill to regulate Port city

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday called for a dialogue between the Government and the opposition to come up with a fresh paper containing regulations to govern the Colombo Port City.

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COVID cases exceed 600 today

A total of 657 positive COVID-19 cases were reported today bringing the total cases to 98,722, the Government Information Department said.

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SL fishermen arrested in Myanmar to return tomorrow

Steps have been taken to repatriate the 12 Sri Lankan fishermen arrested in Myanmar, tomorrow (23), the Foreign Ministry said.

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COVID-19 death toll increases to 634

The COVID-19 death toll in Sri Lanka climbed to 634 with five more deaths being confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services, the Government Information Department said.

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Supermarkets provide 100 billion shopping bags to customers annually: Amaraweera

A total of 100 billion shopping bags are being issued to consumers every year by the supermarket chains and 10 million lunch sheets are used, which are causing an environmental hazard, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

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Gazette on maintaining public order, issued

An Extraordinary gazette notification has been issued calling upon the armed forces to maintain public order across the country with effect from today (22).

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Kuliyapitiya isolated

Kuliyapitiya Police area will be isolated with effect from midnight today, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said.

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Ban MPs from going live on Facebook: Namal requests Speaker

While denouncing the unparliamentary language used by some members of parliament in the House, Minister Namal Rajapaksa today requested the Speaker to prevent MPs from telecasting incidents in the House live on social media platforms.

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Severe symptoms hit COVID patients; admissions of youths increased after festive season

Following the festive season, researchers have observed a severe change in COVID-19 symptoms and a fair number of ICU admissions among young patients, a medical expert said today.

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Measures to convert Muthurajawela Sanctuary to National Park

A Cabinet paper has been drafted to convert the Muthurajawela Sanctuary to a National Park, Secretary of Environment Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.

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Divulapitiya to be locked down?

Health authorities have focused attention on the need to lock down several villages in the Divulapitiya MOH Division due to the emergence of several Covid-19 cases.

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CID summons Harin over Easter Sunday attacks

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Harin Fernando has been summoned by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to record a statement.

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COVID cases soar:

Health Ministry can’t blame people: Lab Technologists

After having annulled the disease control programme while minimizing the number of diagnoses, the Health Ministry can’t blame the people for the spike in COVID infections, Head of the Sri Lankan Association of Government Medical Laboratory Technologists Ravi Kumudesh said.

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Car driven recklessly on expressway; driver and 4 passengers granted bail

Five persons including the driver who were arrested for driving the car in a reckless manner on the Southern Expressway (E-01) on April 10, have been granted bail by the Panadura Magistrate court today.

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“I am personally willing to go to sea to prevent Indian fishermen from entering local waters” - Douglas Devananda-

Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda has been in the midst of controversy lately after he allegedly claimed that permits will be granted........

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“We are just giving it away for Yuan” SLPP Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

The basic idea is to safeguard the nation. We are doing politics not for our personal benefit...

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Badulla district rocked by rice mafia

Medium scale rice mill owners complain that many issues have arisen with regard to the purchase of paddy harvest this season....

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EXPERTS CONCERNED OVER TREMORS IN KANDY

Commenting on earth tremors in Digana, Anuragama, Alutwatta, Haragama, Talatu Oya, Gurudeniya, Sinharagama, Mailapitiya and Kundasale.......

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What’s the deal with the Port City Bill?

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What is in a meme?

As fun as memes are, what do they mean for our mental health? An expert has all the answers...

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Govt. explains oily controversy

With an investigation underway to determine, if substandard coconut oil contaminated with high levels of carcinogenic Aflatoxin has reached consumers,...

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All about the new variants of Covid-19

With the Sri Lankan government successfully completing the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, the number of new cases reported daily ap...

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Porn and Nudes: Delving into Cyber Exploitation in Sri Lanka

The images and videos are distressing. Non-consensual sharing of intimate images and privacy breaches began to cause problems several years ago. But, ...

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HARD TALK

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“I am personally willing to go to sea to prevent Indian fishermen from entering local waters” - Douglas Devananda-

Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda has been in the midst of controversy lately after he allegedly claimed that permits will be granted........

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“We are just giving it away for Yuan” SLPP Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

The basic idea is to safeguard the nation. We are doing politics not for our personal benefit...

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Badulla district rocked by rice mafia

Medium scale rice mill owners complain that many issues have arisen with regard to the purchase of paddy harvest this season....

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EXPERTS CONCERNED OVER TREMORS IN KANDY

Commenting on earth tremors in Digana, Anuragama, Alutwatta, Haragama, Talatu Oya, Gurudeniya, Sinharagama, Mailapitiya and Kundasale.......

07 Apr 2021 - 5     - 3709

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What’s the deal with the Port City Bill?

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22 Apr 2021 - 0     - 584

What is in a meme?

As fun as memes are, what do they mean for our mental health? An expert has all the answers...

08 Apr 2021 - 1     - 1528

Govt. explains oily controversy

With an investigation underway to determine, if substandard coconut oil contaminated with high levels of carcinogenic Aflatoxin has reached consumers,...

01 Apr 2021 - 3     - 3205

All about the new variants of Covid-19

With the Sri Lankan government successfully completing the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination rollout, the number of new cases reported daily ap...

01 Apr 2021 - 0     - 1498

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Porn and Nudes: Delving into Cyber Exploitation in Sri Lanka

The images and videos are distressing. Non-consensual sharing of intimate images and privacy breaches began to cause problems several years ago. But, ...

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