Prez assures people protection from COVID-19 pandemic
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today assured that the people would be protected from the COVID-19 pandemic by mitigating the risk of the virus spreading in the country, until the pandemic is finally wiped out.
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Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for Covid-19
SL will take 10 years to bounce back this crisis: Ranil
It will take ten years for Sri Lanka’s economy to bounce back to the position it was before the initial COVID-19 outbreak given the current situation, former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today at Sirikotha.
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Election law violation cases surpass 3,000
The number of cases in relation to election law violation was at 3,040 as of today with 114 cases being reported from Sunday (12) to yesterday (13), the National Elections Commission said.
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Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka surge to 2,663
The Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka climbed to 2,663 as of 8.15 pm today with the identification of 17 more cases, the Epidemiology Unit said.
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Elephant attacks three wildlife officers in Kala Wewa
Three officers attached to the Wildlife Department including a veterinary surgeon were rescued after their boat capsized following an elephant attack in Kala Wewa today.
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647 people in Polonnaruwa sent for quarantine
At least 647 people who had contacts with COVID-19 patients in Polonnaruwa District had been sent to quarantine, Regional Health Services Office said.
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Covid-19: Mobitel Office at W.A.D Ramanayake Mawatha closed
The Mobitel Office at the W.A.D Ramanayake Mawatha has been closed after a person, who had contacts with a Covid-19 patient had visited the office, its Management said in statement.
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COVID-19 threat: Shops in Kalawana closed
All shops in Kalawana were closed from noon today after a COVID-19 infected patient was found in the area, Kalawana Eksath Traders Association President W.D. Rodrigo said.
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MR likely to be next SLFP leader: Amaraweera
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to assume the role of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) after the general election in the wake of the current SLFP leader, former president Maithripala Sirisena being expected to step down from the post after the polls, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today.
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Producing inmates at courts suspended
Producing prison inmates in courts has been temporarily suspended and their legal proceedings would be carried out through video technology, the Prisons Department said.
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Melsta Hospitals Ragama closed after GM tests positive for COVID-19
Melsta Hospitals Ragama has been closed after its General Manager (GM), who had conducted lectures at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre, was tested positive for COVID-19, police said.
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Two Homagama Army officers test positive for Covid-19, seven families quarantined
At least 30 persons belonging to seven families in Homagama have been sent for self quarantine after two Army officers from the area who are serving at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre tested positive for Covid-19, Homagama MOH office said.
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Witnesses record statements over sale of seized drugs
Four independent witnesses today recorded statements over the sale of drugs seized in raids by the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) Officers. The statements were provided behind closed doors at the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.
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Tipper truck runs over police officers, killing cop and injuring two others
Three police officers who were on duty at a roadblock on the Matara-Hakmana road were run over by a tipper truck, killing a police constable.
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Inmate admitted for PCR test falls to death at the Hospital
An inmate who was admitted to the Negombo Hospital for a PCR test on Covid-19 has died after falling from the eighth floor of the hospital, the Police said.
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No COVID-19 positive patients found in Colombo, outskirts
There have been no isolated cases of COVID-19 patients found in Colombo or its outskirts and all associates linked to the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center inmates and its employees have been traced while further monitoring is continuing, Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe told Daily Mirror last evening.
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285 Lankans arrived from Jordan
A total of 285 Sri Lankans who were stranded in Jordan arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning. They arrived in Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL 1506 from Amman Airport (AMM).
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Govt. hides true COVID-19 situation: NPP
The National Peoples’ Power (NPP) said yesterday the government was hiding the true situation of the COPVID-19 outbreak in a move to show that the situation in the country had returned to normalcy just for political advantage.
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Some use COVID-19 as scapegoat to get polls postponed: GL
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Professor G.L. Peiris yesterday said those who are afraid of facing the elections use the COVID-19 situation as a scapegoat to get the General Elections postponed.
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Use MOH network & military intelligence to trace contacts: GMOA
Referring to the outbreak of COVID-19 cases at Kandakadu Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) on Monday requested the Government to use both the Ministry of Health (MOH) network and military intelligence to trace contacts.
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