Spread of new Coronavirus: Many Airlines cancel flights to China
A number of airlines including United Airlines, British Airways, South Korea’s Air Seoul and Air Canada have cancelled, suspended or rescheduled their flights to mainland China due to deepening fears over the spread of New Coronavirus, foreign media reported today.
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Tatyana rejects affiliation with Tronic at an executive capacity, resigns
Tatyana Rajapaksa, wife of Rohitha Rajapaksa, today said fabricated false information are being circulated on social media regarding her affiliation with Tronic Entertainment at an executive capacity.
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Maximum retail prices fixed for face masks
The retail price of face masks have been fixed after it was found that traders were selling them for exorbitant prices in the wake of the new Coronavirus scare, the Health Ministry said today.
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Badulla doctors protest over infected people brought to Diyatalawa
Health officials in the Badulla District had raised objections over the government’s decision to transfer students arriving from China and people infected with coronavirus to Diyatalawa Army camp.
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Champika’s driver gives statement to Court
UNP MP Champika Ranawaka’s driver Thusitha Kumara has given an hour long statement to the Colombo Additional Magistrate today over the Rajagiriya accident in 2016.
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UK updates travel advisory after patient in SL tested positive for coronavirus
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has yesterday updated its travel advisory on Sri Lanka after a patient was tested positive for new coronavirus in the country.
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Ranjan re-remanded until Feb. 12
UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake, who was arrested in connection with the controversial audio clips, was remanded further until February 12 by the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court today.
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Coronavirus: Aussie scientists claim breakthrough
A team of scientists in Australia have said that they have successfully developed a lab-grown version of the new coronavirus, the first to be recreated outside of China, in a breakthrough that could help quicken the creation of a vaccine, Otago Daily Times said.
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Protests block Galle Face Road
Heavy traffic was reported on the Galle Face Road opposite the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo and surrounding areas due to protests march.
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British Airways suspends China flights over virus
British Airways on Wednesday said it had suspended all its flights to and from China owing to the deadly coronavirus.
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UAE confirms new coronavirus case
The United Arab Emirates announced Wednesday its first case of the new coronavirus, in a family from Wuhan, in what is thought to be the first confirmed case in the Middle East.
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Gihan Pilapitiya case: AG meets Speaker
Attorney General Dappula de Livera met with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday (28) in accordance to the Constitutional Council discussion to discuss High Court judge Gihan Pilapitiya’s case.
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Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 132 in China; Nearly 6,000 infected
The number of people infected by the deadly Coronavirus outbreak has risen to nearly 6,000 in China, reports on Wednesday said. The virus originating from China’s Wuhan has claimed the lives of 132 people in the country, while 5,974 new cases have been confirmed.
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Summon Parliament to discuss measures to prevent spread of Coronavirus: UNP
UNP yesterday called for the summoning of Parliament to discuss about the steps that have to be taken to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
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Chinese workers in SL told to undergo 14-day isolation
Chinese companies, operating in Sri Lanka, are reported to have directed their employees who have recently returned from China after the Chinese New Year festivities to undergo a 14-day period of self isolation before confirming they are not carriers of the coronavirus and are free of any symptoms.
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Catholic Schools to close if Coronavirus becomes acute: Cardinal
Addressing a media conference yesterday, the Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith stated that in the event the spread of the Corona Virus becomes uncontrollable all schools that are administered by the Catholic Church would remain closed.
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Pidurutalawa Forest Reserve
Attempts to hand over landmass to squatters
Forest conservationists are reported to be up in arms against moves by the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife, Lands and Land Development to vest a landmass which lies within the Pidurutalagala forest reserve with the people after dividing it into plots.
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