Arumugam Thondaman passes away
Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) leader and former Minister Arumugam Thondaman (56) passed away a short while ago, sources confirmed.
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Security beefed across SL as nationwide curfew comes into effect
Sri Lanka not downplaying COVID-19 situation, says Health Ministry
The Health Ministry, yesterday strongly rejected reports that it was downplaying the COVID-19 situation in the country, stating that all numbers reported of patients and deaths to date were accurate and all figures had been released for public knowledge.
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2 COVID-19 patients who recently arrived from Kuwait under critical care
Two patients who recently tested positive for COVID-19 after being repatriated from Kuwait are under observation in the Intensive Care Unit of the IDH, Health Ministry sources told Daily Mirror last night.
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Toll of Covid-19 cases rises to 1,319
A total of 41 more Covid-19 patients were identified increasing the total cases in Sri Lanka to 1,319, the Health Ministry said.
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New mechanism to repatriate Sri Lankans: PMD
A new mechanism is to be formulated to repatriate Sri Lankans who are stranded or faced with various difficulties in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the President’s Media Division said. In a statement, it said the nature of the new system will be decided at a meeting scheduled to be held tomorrow.
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COVID-19 cases increase to 1,278
The number of COVID-19 infected cases in Sri Lanka has increased to 1,278 today, the Health Ministry said. Among the latest cases reported today, 69 are arrivals from Kuwait.
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Proposal made to reopen airports for tourists from August
The Presidential Task Force established to combat COVID-19 has proposed to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to reopen airports for foreign tourists from August 1st as the country is gradually returning to normalcy, the President’s Media Division said today.
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Six institutions gazetted under Defence Ministry
In an extraordinary gazette issued on May 21, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has gazetted six institutions under the Defence Ministry.
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SLPP questions presence of Hoole’s daughter at EC office
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today it had serious doubts whether the Elections Commission’s member Professor Ratnajeevan Hoole arrived in the election office along with his daughter, who was subjected to quarantine measures, as part of his modus operandi to get the Parliamentary Elections postponed.
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Four ambulances carrying COVID-19 patients crash at Kandalanda
Four ambulances carrying several COVID-19 patients from the Minneriya Quarantine centre to the Homagama Hospital had crashed at Kandalanda, Homgama this evening.
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Universities to reopen for medical students on June 15
The universities will be reopened on June 15 for the final year Medical Faculty students for their examinations, the University Grants Commission (UGC) said today.
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JVP queries Govt. policy on stranded SL expatriates
Former JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti today questioned the government on its policy on Sri Lankan expatriates stranded in countries such as Kuwait, Maldives, Dubai and Qatar because of the COVID-19 outbreak and asked whether funds have been allocated to our embassies overseas to provide welfare facilities to the stranded Sri Lankans.
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SLC suspends Shehan Madushanka
Sri Lanka Cricket decided to suspend fast-bawler Shehan Madushanka from all forms of cricket, with immediate effect, the SLC said.
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COVID-19 recoveries rise to 712: 332 sailors among them
Seventeen more COVID-19 infected patients were recovered and discharged from hospitals today increasing the total number of recovered patients in Sri Lanka to 712.
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Bandula still hopeful of building cricket stadium in Homagama
Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardana said today that he is still hopeful of building the Homagama International Cricket Stadium.
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Repatriate expats who are lifeblood of economy: Sajith
The government should give priority to Sri Lankan expatriates who wish to return to the country rather than focusing on bringing down COVID-19 patients from Seychelles for treatment, former opposition leader Sajith Premadasa said yesterday.
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Relaxing curfew: Country not 100 per cent normal, warns Dr Jasinghe
It was not mandatory to all staff members to report to work though the Police Curfew had been lifted, Health Services from today (26), Health Services Director General Anil Jasinghe said.
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Fast bowler Shehan Madushanka remanded for possessing heroin
Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Shehan Madushanka and another were remanded till June 2 by the Kuliyapitiya Acting Magistrate on the charges of possessing heroin.
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SLT clarifies situation regarding recent cyber-attack
Sri Lanka Telecom today said that they have detected an attempt of a cyber-attack, which has affected only some of their internal IT systems.
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Disclose true financial position: Ranil tells Govt.
Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today urged the government to reveal the true situation of the national economy.
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