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Several people including senior citizens are seen waiting outside the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation(SPC) in Colombo to purchase medicine. Pic by Kithsiri de Mel
Cruise ship ‘MSC Magnifica’ on its way to Italy from Australia left Colombo Port last noon after disembarking a Lankan crew member and admitting a 75-year-old female German passenger to the Colombo National Hospital after she suffered a heart att
Ten police officers who carried out an operation to arrest a burglar in Bopitiya were asked to self-quarantine after the suspect was confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus, Wattala Municipal Council PHI Varuna Amarasekara said.
The government has made arrangements to provide relief to people amid difficulties brought about by novel coronavirus, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had told leaders of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) whom he met yesterday.
Curfew currently effective in the high-risk zones of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna Districts will remain until further notice, a statement issued yesterday by the President’s office said.
Leaders of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) who met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday have informed that they would support the government in obtaining the approval of Parliament to get more funds allocated to face the COVID-19 crisis and therein to
Health Minister Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi said yesterday Rs.5,000 each would be granted to senior citizens, the differently-abled and those afflicted with Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKDs) through respective Grama Niladharis.
U.P. Samarajeewa, a youth from Puttalam who invented his own coronavirus disinfection chamber, believes anyone who enters the premises can be sprayed with the disinfectant within minutes.
A total of 14,966 individuals have been arrested and 3,751 vehicles seized as of yesterday for violating curfew imposed since March 20, police said.
Spiritual leader of the International Dawoodi Bohra Community, Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin has initiated a worldwide humanitarian project of distributing food to thousands of needy people in coronavir
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka rose to 178 as of late last evening, health authorities said. They said four more patients who were being treated for the virus fully recovered thereby bringing total recoveries to 38.
Fifteen staff members including several doctors of Apeksha Hospital in Maharagama have been directed to the Waikkal quarantine centre after a patient who arrived to obtain treatment from the OPD test
The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), together with Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Lanka Electricity Company Private Limited (LECO) and National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSADB), has launched a special programme to provide im
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy in Colombo has cautioned of attempts to incite racism and hatred against Muslims through misleading reports. The warning came as reports spread yesterday on social media that UAE had banned the burial of coronav
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa issued an extraordinary gazette last evening suspending payments through Outward Investment Accounts (OIA) for overseas investments by Sri Lankans for a period of three months.
A local company has started manufacturing emergency beds for the use of COVID-19 patients, a statement from the Ministry of Industries said.
The COVID-19 pandemic may not spiral out of control in countries such as Sri Lanka due to its high temperature and high humidity levels as it has been noticed that the pandemic is causing a wider spread in low-temperature countries, independe
Ten more COVID-19 infected patients were reported yesterday, bringing the total to 176 in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Health said.
It is important for the government to take more effective steps to safeguard the country’s economy, former Prime Minister Rani
It is not advisable to make inquiries whether it is possible to hold general elections at a time when the country plunged
Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), a breakaway group of the UNP, will meet President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at preside
A total of 14,238 individuals who violated the strict curfew regulations imposed over the COVID-19 pandemic over the pas
Army Commander Shavendra Silva yesterday requested those who completed the mandatory quarantine period to undergo another 14-day quarantine period at their homes. He renewed the request after two persons who completed the 14-day quarantine were teste
Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna Districts to continue
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The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) together with Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Lanka Electricity Company Private Limited (LECO) and National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) to implement a special service to provide immedi
Steps have been taken to expedite the release of containers and imported vehicles stuck at the Colombo and Hambantota P
Top authoritative sources told Daily Mirror yesterday that discussions were ongoing if Colombo can go in for a lockdown for a few days in order to search for more infected people, as well as to stop
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the government always act based on the instructions made by the health officials thinking about the well-being of all the citizens, though the current COVID
The Ministry of Foreign Relations has held consultations over the past two days with its Heads of Missions based in 67 cities across the world, to facilitate the well-being and safety of overseas Sri Lankans, while preparing for any exigencies they c
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