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03 Jun 2020
The threat from the COVID-19 within the society is almost basically over in Sri Lanka and authorities have formulated a plan to prevent a fresh threat emerging within the public from the infected persons who are being repatriated from overseas, Army Commander. Lt. General Shavendra Silva told Daily Mirror yesterday.
02 Jun 2020
The Supreme Court Bench comprising Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya as Chairman and Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardene and Vijith Malalgoda today on a unanimous decision refused to grant leave to proceed to the seven fundamental rights petitions challenging the dissolution of Parliament and on the general election date.
02 Jun 2020
Former President Maithripala Sirisena said that as the head of state, he placed his signature 21,000 times, over a period of three days, on documents compiled by the Attorney General in order to prepare for the extradition of the former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran from Singapore.
28 May 2020
The Gaffoor Building in Colombo Fort which is used by the navy has been isolated after a navy driver was tested positive for COVID-19, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.
28 May 2020
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, after consulting health authorities and the tri force commanders on Wednesday night has decided to impose a nationwide curfew on Sunday to avoid the unnecessary congregation of people amidst a sudden spike in the number of COVID-19 patients.
25 May 2020
The health guidelines and advisories issued early this month to be effective from May 11 for the state and private sector establishments and their employees will be applied to the entire country after curfew is relaxed countrywide from tomorrow onwards, a top health official said.
23 May 2020
Security has been beefed across Sri Lanka as a 2 day nation wide curfew came into effect from 8pm on Saturday with nearly 1000 road blocks set up in all districts, the police said.
20 May 2020
The Elections Commission informed the Supreme Court today that it is not possible to conduct the General Elections on June 20 under the current situation in the country.
18 May 2020
Consideration of seven Fundemental Rights petitions challenging the election date, commenced before a five-judge Supreme Court bench.
13 May 2020
The Colombo High Court has set aside a bail order issued by the Colombo Chief Magistrate on former Minister Rajitha Seneratna over the ’white van’ press conference case.
12 May 2020
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has highlighted the importance of conducting random sample PCR tests in areas where people frequent regularly, the Presidential Media Division (PMD) said.
11 May 2020
Police has issued a set of guidelines to be followed by the people on restoring normalcy in civilian life while the quarantine curfew is being implemented.
11 May 2020
Attorney General Dappula de Livera has informed the Supreme Court that he is not in a position to appear for the Elections Commission and its members in the Fundamental Right petitions filed challenging the date of the Election, AG’s co-ordinating officer, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said.
08 May 2020
Despite the government stating that curfew will be relaxed for public and private sector businesses to re-open from May 11, the Daily Mirror learns that this has caused severe confusion among the public on which businesses can function from Monday as no specific categories has been listed to date.
07 May 2020
The Cabinet has granted permission to
provide space from the land owned by the Colombo Municipal Library premises to install a statue to respect Nelson Mandela, a former President of South Africa.
07 May 2020
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is optimistic that the economy adversely affected by the COVID – 19 pandemic could be re-built on a solid basis, the President’s Media Division said.
05 May 2020
The Public Administration Ministry will file a lawsuit order against 20 minsters and two officials of the previous government for not vacating the official residences assigned to them during the office, an official said today.
04 May 2020
The Attorney General has informed the Election Commission that it is required to follow the procedure established by law for the conduct of Parliamentary Elections 2020, AG’s Coordinating Secretary said.
02 May 2020
SriLankan Airlines would operate repatriation flights to bring Sri Lankan students from London, UK and Melbourne, Australia, the Airlines said.
01 May 2020
A total of 21,000 PCR tests have been conducted so far and only 3% out of this figure has been confirmed as infected, Presidential Media Division said.
27 Apr 2020
Health Services Director Dr. Anil Jasinghe said today that the Health Ministry requested the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) 1,000 body bags not with the expectation of a possible increase of COVID 19 casualties but on the Health Ministry policy of maintaining a specific stock of medical supplies.
25 Apr 2020
Curfew in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttlam districts will continue to remain until May 04 while curfew in all other districts will be relaxed from April 27, the President’s Media Division said.
25 Apr 2020
Stating that the country should not be put in jeopardy by reconvening the old Parliament, Maha Sangha had said no decision should be taken outside the Constitution, the President’s Media Division said.
23 Apr 2020
Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today rejected the reports that said he would reconvene the Parliament unilaterally.
21 Apr 2020
Health authorities had taken step to quarantine 66 individuals from eleven families in Piliyandala MOH area after a patient infected with COVID-19 was identified today.
20 Apr 2020
The ongoing curfew in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam Districts will remain in force until 5.00am on Monday (27), President’s Media Division said today.
15 Apr 2020
The suspension of scheduled flights of SriLankan Airlines due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been extended till April 30, the Airlines said.
11 Apr 2020
The curfew imposed in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High Risk Zones will continue until further notice, while in all other districts, curfew has been extended till 6.00am on Thursday, the 16th April, President’s Media Division said.
11 Apr 2020
The number of COVID-19 infected patients has increased to 197 with seven positive cases reported today, the Health Ministry said.
06 Apr 2020
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, independent local researcher, Huzefa Akbarally said.
12 Aug 2020