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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