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SL now in critical stage: PHIS warn

Number of those infected is expected to reach its peak in two weeks More PCR tests will reveal a staggering number of infections Travel restrictions between provinces will not do. We need tighter restrictions

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  Travel restrictions likely to be imposed
  All essential services kept on alert as COVID-19 patients continue to rise

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Adding more hospital beds practical, but to increase manpower at health sector not easy: Sudarshini

It is always easy and practical to increase the number of beds in hospitals, but we cannot increase the health service capacity at once, as it consumes more time to recruit and train people to work at the health services, Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID-19 Disease Control Minister Sudarshini Fernandopulle said.

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Govt. says interventions made to avoid grave Covid-19 predictions made by US research centre

State Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle said that predictions made by a US health research facility would be the case if no interventions are made.

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Basil leaves the country for US

Basil Rajapaksa who is heading the high-powered Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication during the COVID-19 pandemic, last night left the country for the United States, the Daily Mirror learns.

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Entry, exit to and from Piliyandala town barred with immediate effect: WPC Chief Secy.

Under the current situation, traffic movents fo and from the town area of Piliyandala are strictly prohibited with immediate effect, Western Provincial Council (WPC) Chief Secretary W.P. Pradeep Yasarathne.

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Elderly population still at higher risk of mortality than young: State Minister Fernandopulle

State Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle said that the elderly population are still at greater risk of death due to Covid-19 in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan arrested with 18 gold biscuits at BIA

A 37-year-old Sri Lankan, who attempted to smuggle 18 gold biscuits, has been arrested by the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning.

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EXCLUSIVE

Sri Lanka did not require WHO approval

Sri Lanka did not require the approval of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to commence using the Sinopharm vaccine.

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435 quarantine law violators arrested within 24 hours

A total of 435 persons have been arrested in various parts of the country for violating quarantine laws during the past 24 hours.

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14-day quarantine mandatory for all travellers arriving from overseas: Health Ministry

All travellers arriving from overseas including Sri Lankans should be mandatorily quarantined at a Quarantine facility until completion of 14 days, the Health Ministry said.

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13 more areas isolated with immediate effect

Thirteen police areas in Colombo, Gampaha, Galle, Ratnapura, Hambantota and Kegalle districts have been isolated with immediate effect, Commander of Army General Shavendra Silva said.

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Seven percent of PCR tests positive in first week of May

The Disaster Preparedness and Response Division of the Health Ministry said yesterday that seven percent of PCR tests carried out in the first week of May had returned positive.

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Over 50,000 Sri Lankans inoculated with Sinopharm vaccine today

A total of 50,493 Sri Lankans were administered with the first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine within today.

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Wanted criminal ’Uru Juwa’ shot dead

An organized criminal known as Mambulage Dineth Melan Mambula alias ’’Uru Juwa’’ wanted over several murders and extortion was shot dead by police during an incident at Nawagamuwa, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

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COVID-19 death toll climbs to 850 with 23 more deaths

The COVID-19 death toll in Sri Lanka climbed to 850 with 23 more deaths being confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services, the Government Information Department said.

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Army, police to check docs when crossing provincial boundaries: Dilum

Police and Army officers will check the relevant documents and reason for crossing boundaries at every province limit from tomorrow, Community Police Services State Minister Dilum Amunugama said.

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Six staff members of Sri Lankan HC in New Delhi test COVID-19 positive

Six staff members of the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi, India have been tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today.

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GMOA requests President’s intervention to close all wine stores, help boost immunity

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today said they had made a policy request from the President to close all wine stores, outlets and to motivate people not to smoke and help increase the immunity of the people.

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1,225 more contract COVID-19

A total of 1,225 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 so far today increasing the total number of positive cases in the country to 129,755, the Government Information Department said. 129,755

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All wine stores, liquor shops should be closed by 6.00 pm: Army Commander

All wine stores and liquor shops should be closed by 6.00 pm daily with effect from today, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said.

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Issuing vehicle revenue licences suspended in Western, Southern provinces

Considering the rapid spreading of COVID in the Western and Southern Provinces, issuing of vehicle revenue licences in the above provinces have been suspended, the Government Information Department said.

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COVID Task Force should be reformed: JVP

While pointing out that political leadership and the mechanism in place to combat COVID pandemic were an utter failure, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today called for the reforming of the COVID Task Force.

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1030 more Covid-19 patients discharged from Hospitals

A total of 1030 more Covid-19 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals increasing the total number of recoveries in Sri Lanka to 106,641, the Health Ministry said.

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Long-distance trains halted; regional operations will continue: Railways Dept.

The Railways Department has assigned adequate train service while suspending the long distance run and continue with the inter- regional operations as usual, Deputy General Manager of the Railway Department V.S Polwattage said.

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Leave of Police officers cancelled

Leave for all police officers, except for those serving in isolated areas have been canceled with immediate effect until May 31, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

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SLTB opted to limit service from last night: Chairman

Following the announcement by the Government to impose Inter-provincial travel restrictions, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) opted to limit its services from midnight yesterday, SLTB Chairman Kingsley Ranawaka said.

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COVID outbreak: Impose constructive lockdowns; isolating GN Divisions unwise: AMS

The current practice of isolating communities at the GN division level is neither preserving economic activity nor controlling transmission of COVID, Association of Medical Specialists (AMS) said.

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Chemical Fertilizer Ban: A radical political decision that is not too practical?

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My faith played a big part in my preparation as a leader - Godfrey Yogarajah

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Port City should be part of Sri Lanka Dr. Harsha de Silva

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Exploring the simple, sustainable life

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“We’re short of approximately 600,000 doses of the vaccine” - Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle

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Environmentalists wading through Polluted waters of Kelani River

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Badulla district rocked by rice mafia

Medium scale rice mill owners complain that many issues have arisen with regard to the purchase of paddy harvest this season....

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Porn and Nudes: Delving into Cyber Exploitation in Sri Lanka

The images and videos are distressing. Non-consensual sharing of intimate images and privacy breaches began to cause problems several years ago. But, ...

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Indian Covid-19 variant not added to WHO’s watch list yet : Prof. Neelika Malavige

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Chemical Fertilizer Ban: A radical political decision that is not too practical?

Soil makes up as the home to millions of insects, microorganisms, recycle matter and store water. More than 95% of the food produced in the world is f...

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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

All the global Covid-19 developments this week...

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What’s the deal with the Port City Bill?

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My faith played a big part in my preparation as a leader - Godfrey Yogarajah

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Port City should be part of Sri Lanka Dr. Harsha de Silva

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Exploring the simple, sustainable life

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“We’re short of approximately 600,000 doses of the vaccine” - Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle

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Environmentalists wading through Polluted waters of Kelani River

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Badulla district rocked by rice mafia

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