Gaffoor Building in Colombo isolated
The Gaffoor Building in Colombo Fort which is used by the navy has been isolated after a navy driver was tested positive for COVID-19, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.
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Covid-19 cases surge to 1524
Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka have surged to 1524 after a total of 55 patients were detected with the virus during the day (28), the health ministry said.
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External funding must be development centric: President
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said external funding must be “development centric” by all aspects of such facilities because the timeline to reach normalcy in the country will be longer.
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Toll of COVID-19 cases rise to 1,486
A total of 15 more Covid-19 infected patients were reported increasing the total cases in Sri Lanka to 1,486, the Ministry of Health said.
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Black leopard still recovering
The black leopard that was rescued while trapped in a snare was being treated at the Elephant Transit Home at Udawalawe and recovering from wounds, an official of the Wildlife Department said.
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18-hour water cut in Colombo
An 18-hour water would be imposed in Colombo 02, 03, 07, 08, 09 and 10 due to an urgent maintenance and service improvement work on transmission pipeline on Saturday, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board.
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2,500 milch cows to be imported from Australia
The government plans to import 2,500 milch cows from Australia in a bid to make Sri Lanka self sufficient from milk by 2025 and also restrict importing of milk powder that costs the government Rs. 50 billion annually, Cabinet spokesman Minister Ramesh Pathirana said today.
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COVID-19 recoveries rise to 745
Thirteen more COVID-19 infected patients were recovered and discharged from hospitals today increasing the total number of recovered patients in Sri Lanka to 745.
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I have sent 1st Letter of Demand to Iraj: Harin
Former UNP minister Harin Fernando said he has sent the first Letter of Demand (LOD) to musician Iraj Weeraratne.
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Island-wide curfew on May 31, June 4, 5
A nationwide curfew will be imposed on Sunday, May 31 and June 4 and June 5, to avoid the unnecessary congregation of people as the threat from the COVID-19 was far from being eliminated in the country especially after a sudden spike in cases from the quarantine centers.
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Boeing carrying 43 passengers from Belgium arrives at Mattala
A Boeing 737 aircraft from Brussels, Belgium, landed at Mattala International Airport today carrying 43 passengers , who are the crew of a vessel anchored at the Galle harbour.
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Kavinda’s complaint: Harin arrives at CCD
Former UNP Minister Harin Fernando arrived at the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to give a statement over an ongoing investigation into a complaint by former UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardane.
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UNICEF supports SL to provide home-based learning
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) supported the Ministry of Education (MoE) and National Institute of Education (NIE) to develop and distribute learning material for grade 1 and 2 students, impacted by the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Govt. to facilitate early return of Sri Lankans from Seychelles: FM
The Government is making arrangements to facilitate the return of Sri Lankans residing and working in Seychelles in compliance with the existing regulations and availability of quarantine facilities in the country, the Foreign Ministry said.
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Bad weather postpones historic SpaceX Crew Dragon launch
Bad weather postponed a SpaceX rocket launch, which was set to be the first time a private company sent humans into orbit – and the first time in nearly a decade that the United States launched astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil.
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CWC requests to nominate Jeewan Thondaman for Nuwara Eliya
The Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) has yesterday requested Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to give nominations to Jeewan Thondaman to contest the General Election from Nuwara Eliya in lieu of demised Minister Arumugam Thondaman, the Prime Minister’s office said.
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Modi discusses economic impact of Covid-19 with Mahinda
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday on completing 50 years as a parliamentarian.
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My lawyers will communicate with Iraj – Harin
While claiming that he is yet to receive any Letter of Demand (LoD) from musician Iraj Weeraratne, former UNP Minister Harin Fernando yesterday said he has asked his lawyers to handle the matter.
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Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka surge to 1469
Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka have surged to 1469 after the country witnessed highest single-day rise on Wednesday (27). A total of 150 patients were detected with Covid-19 during the day.
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No one can take disciplinary action against SJB - Sujeewa
No one has the right to take disciplinary action against Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) candidate Sujeewa Senasinghe said.
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