Last Updated : 2021-01-15 23:46:00
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Sri Lanka has not yet reached the community transmission level though COVID-19 cases reported from different parts of the country, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said today.
09 Jan 2021
Even though he was ready for the character of Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa or Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said today he was not ready to resort to bad politics just as the opposition.
09 Jan 2021
The US Justice Department charged three Sri Lankans on Friday with supporting terrorism for their participation in the 2019 Islamic State Easter attack that killed 268 people, the AFP reported.
08 Jan 2021
The Criminal Investigation Department re-arrested Jeewaka Edirisinghe, Anjalee Edirisinghe and Asanka Edirisinghe, the former directors of ETI Finance Limited a short while ago on charges of Criminal Misappropriation, Cheating, Money Laundering & other offences, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
07 Jan 2021
Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi today asserted that the decision taken by the experts’ committee to cremate all COVID-19 related dead bodies will not be changed on any social, religious, political or personal grounds.
07 Jan 2021
Violent supporters of President Donald Trump have breached the Capitol in Washington, as lawmakers met to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s poll win.
06 Jan 2021
Sri Lanka has expressed interest in procuring COVID-19 vaccines from India, visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar said.
02 Jan 2021
A critical situation of spreading and emergence of COVID-19 sub-clusters has been observed away from the Western Province, Public Health Inspectors’ (PHI) Union Secretary M. Balasuriya said.
02 Jan 2021
Random Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) will be conducted on persons who live in vulnerable areas in the country to identify COVID-19 patients and treat them, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
31 Dec 2020
Eighty-three employees of the ORIT apparel factory in Avissawella tested positive with COVID-19 yesterday.
28 Dec 2020
Russian Ambassador Yury B. Materiy apprised Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara about terrorist financing activities by extremist groups under the pretext of providing COVID-19 aid.
22 Dec 2020
The National Research Council of Sri Lanka (NRC) has said that the Council is yet to receive the proposal on the syrup used for Covid-19 by Ayurvedic practitioner Dhammika Bandara from Kegalle.
21 Dec 2020
Public travelling to Nuwera Eliya, Adams Peak and Kataragama will not be able to lodge at any hotel in those areas if the guests fail to produce a PHI clearance report that they are COVID-19 free, PHI Union Secretary Mahesh Balasuriya told Daily Mirror.
20 Dec 2020
The isolation imposed on two Grama Niladari Divisions in the Colombo District and three Grama Niladari Divisions in the Gampaha District will be lifted with effect from 5.00 am tomorrow (Monday), Army Commander and Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak, Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva said.
10 Dec 2020
The Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine has launched a revised dietary guideline for Sri Lankans, in collaboration with the the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
09 Dec 2020
A potion promoted by ayurvedic practitioner Dhammika Bandara from Hettimulla, Kegalle has not been approved by the Health Ministry.
07 Dec 2020
Sri Lanka is to reopen the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for foreign tourist arrivals by following a travel bubble system.
07 Dec 2020
The Western Province will not come under a complete lockdown during the festive season but areas where patients are reported will come under isolation till the situation is brought under control, Army Commander, Lt. General Shavendra Silva told Daily Mirror yesterday
06 Dec 2020
The isolation status which are currently being imposed in several areas, especially in Colombo and Gampaha districts have been revised.
04 Dec 2020
A high-level delegation of medical experts had a discussion with Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva to explore the possibilities for accommodating COVID-19 patients for treatment at private sector hospitals.
02 Dec 2020
Cyclone Burevi has made landfall in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Coast, the Department of Meteorology said.
01 Dec 2020
The Supreme Court (SC) today rejected the examining of 12 Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed challenging the gazette notification regarding the cremation of COVID19 victims belonging to Muslim and Catholic communities.
30 Nov 2020
A total of eight inmates were reportedly killed and nearly 71 other inmates were hospitalized during unrest taken place at the Mahara Prison yesterday, the Prisons Department said.
29 Nov 2020
The Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama said it had received four bodies following the tense situation at the Mahara Prison and 25 have been admitted to the hospital.
27 Nov 2020
Schools in Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara Districts cannot be reopened now, Minister of Education Professor G. L. Peiris told Parliament yesterday.
17 Nov 2020
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his capacity as the Finance Minister, read out the budget speech envisaging the new government’s development priorities and policies aimed at reviving the shattered economy.
17 Nov 2020
Asserting that new COVID-19 clusters are appearing in the Colombo City, Mayor Rosy Senanayake yesterday called for a lock-down of the city for at least two weeks, to contain the spread.
13 Nov 2020
The repatriation of Sri Lankan citizens overseas which was temporarily suspended will resume next week, with five special flights designated to repatriate Sri Lankans from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Italy, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman.
11 Nov 2020
At least 30 people out of 100 people who are randomly tested in high-risk areas within the Colombo city detected as COVID positive, forcing the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) to increase the number of PCR tests by five fold, Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruwan Wijayamuni said today.
01 Nov 2020
Police yesterday issued a special circular allowing employees at 84 institutions, including government agencies, corporations, statutory boards and the media to use their official identity cards as curfew passes.
15 Jan 2021