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Wed, 08 Apr 2020
A total of 2,913 people who had arrived in Sri Lanka from overseas after March 16, had registered with the police by noon yesterday to undergo the process of self-quarantine, DIG Ajith Rohana said.
They have done so in line with the request made by t
Two members of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) engaged in the distribution of essential food items to low income families within the city, are alleged to have demanded a share from such items, a fellow council member charged yesterda
UNP MPs who met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday had requested him to implement a model to avoid the breaking up of school education programmes.
The UNP in a st
SriLankan Airlines has implemented cost saving measures to ensure the survival of the national carrier and livelihoods of employees, including the mandatory salary reductions from the staff starting from 2.5% to 25% for a period of three months, the
A student of Peradeniya University has been arrested and remanded for spreading false information on social media on the C
The cabinet that met on Tuesday decided to ensure the government’s outright relief package of Rs. 5,000 is received
Hundreds of remand prison inmates who have been incarcerated for their failure to meet bail conditions after they were produc
STF personnel were seen together with the Police in Colombo in maintaining law and order during the curfew hours for the first time yesterday. This was witnessed at the Peliyagoda check point.
The Opposition should also be allowed to play a major role in providing relief to people at this time crisis, The Samagi Jana Balaweg
The case filed by Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage against former Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake could not g
Former Central Bank Governor and Economic Consultant to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa proposes to return approximately 20% of the balances amounting to around Rs.500 billion of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) lying, dire
Professor Janaka de Silva stepped down as Director of Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM) after a period of six years. Professor Senaka Rajapaksa is appointed as the new Director of the PGIM.
The Dambulla Economic Centre has come to a standstill as it is expected to be closed for a period of two weeks, it is reported.
Distribution of essential goods took place in the Colombo City yesterday despite the curfew in force yesterday. The presence of people
In a bid to protect doctors, nurses and other health staff from the viral infection, the Health Minister Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi yesterday launched a project on trial basis to carry out clinical services through video technology at the Lady R
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Municipal Council distributed vegetables to needy people in the area yesterday. Pictured here is a woman collecting her vegetables from a worker attached to the municipal Council
The staff of the Embilipitiya Divisional Secretariat and the public who called over there to obtain permits for transport of consu
The staff of a tourist hotel in Kataragama who had been subject to quarantine for 14 days were discharged yesterday. They received the quarantine certificate from Director of Health Services, Moneragala District Dr. P.D.K. Adikari.
The 15 me
Former Prime Minister and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is to make a special statement on Thursday on how the Sri
Whilst agreeing with the remark made by Advisor on Economic Affairs to the Prime Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal that returning 20 per
The Annual April festival held in Nuwara Eliya organised by the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council will not be held this year in view of the prevailing threat of the
The funds which the government is saving as a result of plummetting oil prices should be used to provide a weekly cash transfer or voucher for Rs 5,000 for the daily wage earners and self employed, former Minister Harsha de Silva said yesterday.
A woman is seen walking with the aid of a walking stick in a deserted Colombo road yesterday.
Parliament must have the opportunity to scrutinise and debate the pre-election budgetary provision report which the government has come up with, former Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said in a s
Former MP Dr. Harsha De Silva yesterday commented and clarified on the incident where the Arunodaya Mawatha in Rajagiriya was isolated for several hours yesterday. Dr. De Silva said the area was isolated temporarily and then reopened under strict cur
The Colombo Municipal Council ( CMC) is to begin distributing relief packages containing essential items to low income dwellers in the Colombo City from today amidst allegations by some opposition members o
The Galle High Court yesterday ordered the release on bail 17 suspects including 15 police officers and two forest conservation officers who had been remanded for about one year in connection with the murder of two young men in Boossa in Galle. Galle
The Meteorology Department in a statement yesterday extended the heat advisory issued on Sunday to cover the Colombo District as well.
Accordingly, a statement from the department said people in Colombo should be extremely cautious about the increas
Personal data of subscribers attached to social media and those who are attached to COVID-19 tracking apps are being collected by various cyber criminals, Information Technology Society of Sri Lanka (
While curfew remained in force at Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which were identified as high-risk districts by the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 (NOCPCO), curfew was lifted yesterday in other parts of
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