Coronavirus threat

Chinese construction site employees to be checked

The Health Ministry has informed regional Medical Officers of Health, Medical Directors, epidemiologists to check the Chinese employees working in construction sites countrywide as to determine whether any of them is infected with Coronavirus, Deputy Health Services Director of the Health Ministry Dr. Paba Palihawadana said.

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Govt. not yet informed people to wear masks: Bandula

The Government has not so far made it compulsory for people and schools students to buy and wear masks in the wake of Coronavirus epidemic prevailing in several countries in the world, Minister Banduala Gunawardane said today.

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Provide face masks free of charge: Sajith

Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa today urged the government to provide face masks free of charge to the people and to break the mafia that had been started by some unscrupulous sellers.

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Govt. should introduce high-tech mechanism: JVP

While claiming that the screening process at the airport to detect coronavirus infected people was not sufficient, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today the Government should adopt a mechanism with high-technological equipment to detect infected people entering the country through the airport.

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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 in 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 in an executive capacity.

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Use pipe water sparingly during dry weather: NWSDB

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) has informed the public to use pipe water sparingly due to the prevailing dry weather condition.

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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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CID records statement of Ranil on Easter attacks

The CID has recorded a statement from former Prime Minister and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday regarding the Easter Sunday bomb attacks that took place on April 21, 2019.

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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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‘Politicians should Appoint Historians as Advisers - Dr. Rupesinghe

While the Department of National Archives is currently undergoing a much-deserved facelift, its doors are open to many researchers, academics and stud...

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Rajapaksas were elected by the people, not appointed Namal

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said the new SLPP government would continue to call for the extradition of Arjuna Mahendran over the Bond Scam and wou...

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I am a political animal - Maithri

Former President Maithripala Sirisena, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about his future political plans, his performance as the former Head ...

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“I fought a good fight” -Rosy Senanayake

In an exclusive interview with Daily Mirror, Colombo Mayoress Rosy Senanayake who made headlines following the presidential poll spoke on various issu...

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India doesn’t want to remain as a factor of SL’s internal political dynamics - Prof. Karori Singh-

Prof. Karori Singh, former director of South Asian Studies Centre, University of Rajastan, was in Sri Lanka. In an interview with , the renowned South...

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Gloomy Side of Lankan Migrants in Korea


A coffin was rolled out of the arrival area of the Bandaranaike International Airport. Inside was the remains of twenty-four-year-old Ganushka Madumal...

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Man gives birth to baby boy at Matara Hospital

A large crowd thronged Matara Hospital recently after hearing the shocking news of a man who had given birth to a baby boy. The man sporting a beard had been from a village bordering Matara....

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Beggar woman with Rs.100,000 detained by Railway Security

Railway Security Guards had arrested a beggar woman with the possession of Rs.200,000 who had been begging in the train....

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Child poisoned by mother's paramour

A young man who had allegedly given poison to his paramour’s ten-year-old son in an attempt to kill him, was produced before the Nawalapitiya magistrate Chandani Meegoda and remanded till December 6...

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa recently stated all unemployed graduates would be recruited into the government sector to strengthen the national economy. Do you think such recruitments would effectively address the economic burdens of the country ?