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Vaccination drive to be extended to three more districts

The vaccination drive which is currently underway in the Western Province would be extended to three more districts such as Kandy, Kurunegala and Ratnapura, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said today.

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  All shops to be closed from 11 pm tonight to 4 am Monday
  Night travel restriction in effect from 11 pm tonight

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Another pregnant mother dies of COVID-19

A 28-year-old pregnant mother had succumbed to COVID-19 infection after a Cesarean delivery at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital.

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Three fall to death from third floor roof in Galle

Three individuals including a 6-year-old child had died after a roofing sheet gave way while they were flying kites on top of the roof of a three-story house in Makuluwa in Galle this evening.

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1,306 more COVID-19 patients recover

A total of 1,306 more COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from hospital increasing the total number of recoveries in Sri Lanka to 110,108, the Health Ministry said.

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COVID-19: Information centre set up to obtain details on infected inmates

An Information Centre has been established in the Prison Headquarters for the relatives to obtain details on the inmates who have been infected with COVID-19, the Prisons Department said.

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Kaduwela Interchange re-opened today

The Kaduwela Interchange of the Southern Expressway (E-01) which was closed due to COVID-19 threat has been reopened to traffic this morning, Acting Director of the Operation Maintenance and Management Division of the Road Development Authority Nihal Lodwick said.

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COVID-19: World Bank provides USD 80 mn to Sri Lanka for vaccines

The World Bank on Thursday announced a USD 80.5 million credit for Sri Lanka to help it purchase vaccines for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Appoint National Disaster Management Council: SJB urges Govt.

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) yesterday urged the government to appoint a national disaster management council and convene it to decide what steps should be taken to arrest the prevailing pandemic situation.

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Govt. approval to provide financial assistance to curb COVID: Amaraweera

The Cabinet has approved the necessary financial provisions to provide all necessary needs to the health sector to control COVID epidemic, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

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Navy thwarts illegal immigration attempt; 30 men arrested in Chilaw

Thirty persons have been arrested when they attempted migrate to a foreign country illegally by sea during special operation carried out by Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard in Samindugama.

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6.7 magnitude earthquake; No Tsunami threat to SL: DMC

The Disaster Management Center today said that there is no Tsunami threat to the country due to 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off west coast of Northern Sumathra

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Avissawella bypass road impassable due to landslide: DMC

The bypass road in Avissawella is blocked due to a landslide, Disaster Management Centre (DMC) Deputy Director for Early Warning Pradeep Kodippili said.

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Man drowns in Gin Ganga, 2 injured in landslide due to adverse weather: DMC

Death of a 32-year-old man was reported due to drowning in Gin Ganga and two persons sustained injuries after being buried in a landslide at Gasnewa in Kegalle, DMC Deputy Director for Early Warning Pradeep Kodippili said.

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No trains until Monday: Railways Dept.

All train services have been suspended until Monday due to the islandwide travel restrictions, the Railways Department said.

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Suspect arrested in Mutur over Easter Sunday attack

A 38-year-old person was arrested in Mutur yesterday on the offense of organising classes of extremism in Mutur area in December 2018 before the Easter Sunday attack.

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Herd of 18 Indian elephants die when forest struck by lightning

A herd of 18 wild elephants have been found dead in Nagaon, in the north-east Indian state of Assam. State officials say that the elephants were killed when lightning struck the Kandoli protected forest reserve.

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24 more die of COVID-19: Death toll climbs to 892

Twenty four more COVID-19 related deaths were reported yesterday taking the death toll in the country to 892, the Government Information Department said.

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Spill gates of several reservoirs opened

Spill gates of the Canyon, Norton, Udawalawa and Kukule Ganga reservoirs had been opened this morning due to heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of the Central Province, DMC Deputy Director for Early Warning Pradeep Kodippili said.

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Surge of COVID-19 cases will continue for another couple of weeks: Dr Herath

The surge of COVID-19 cases will continue at least for another couple of weeks, an official said. Deputy Director-general of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath told Daily Mirror any downward trend could be expected only afterwards.

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No reason to fear shortage of vaccines: Army Commander

Stating that there is no reason to fear a shortage of vaccines, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva today said that each and every eligible individual would receive the Covid-19 vaccine at the right time.

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2,249 fresh COVID-19 cases detected today

A total of 2,249 more COVID-19 patients have been detected today increasing the total number of positive cases reported in Sri Lanka to 135,796,the Government Information Department said.

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Do not venture into Southeast Arabian sea from tomorrow: Met Dept.

Naval and fishing communities have been advised not to venture into the Southeast Arabian sea area from tomorrow (14) until further notice, Meteorology Department said.

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Amaraweera turns down MNC’s request to produce 24 gsm sachets

As per the gazette notification issued by the government, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday turned down a request made by a multi-national company to permit manufacturing of 24 gsm sachets.

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Apparel industries allowed to function with travel restrictions: Army chief

Although the travel restrictions will be in place, permission has been granted for the Apparel industry to function adhering to COVID health guidelines, Army Commander and Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19, General Shavendra Silva said.

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Landslide warnings issued for six districts

The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) today issued landslide warnings for Rathnapura, Matara, Kegalle, Kalutara, Galle and Colombo districts.

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People over 60 to receive Sinopharm jab if no health complications

The Government has planned to administer the first dose of Sinopharm vaccine as shield for COVID for people above 60 years of age, if they do not have health complications.

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Fmr Additional AG Lalith Ambanwala passes away

Former Additional Auditor General Lalith Ambanwala has passed away at his residence in Kandy today.

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

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

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“More Covid-19 cases, fatalities expected in the next few weeks” Prof. Jayasumana

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Govt. response to alarming predictions of 200 daily deaths

A recent report published by a health research centre based in the United States has caused much worry for the public this past week....

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Indian Covid-19 variant added to WHO’s variants of concern : Prof. Neelika Malavige

Globally new cases of Covid are falling, after an all-time peak through March to April this year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)....

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

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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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Porn and Nudes: Delving into Cyber Exploitation in Sri Lanka

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WhatsApp and Viber data can be retrieved – DIG Waruna Jayasundara

The Special Task Force (STF) is the commando unit of the Police and plays a very crucial role in the war against drugs....

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

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Dr. Harsha de Silva in an interview with Daily Mirror shared his views on his party’s approach to the issue confront...

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

The COVID-19 has affected Sri Lanka’s health sector, the national economy and most industries while totally disrupting the way of life.......

05 May 2021 - 9     - 1867

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“More Covid-19 cases, fatalities expected in the next few weeks” Prof. Jayasumana

New variant would have arrived from Sri Lankans who returned from abroad...

04 May 2021 - 19     - 2654

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Govt. response to alarming predictions of 200 daily deaths

A recent report published by a health research centre based in the United States has caused much worry for the public this past week....

13 May 2021 - 0     - 1470

Indian Covid-19 variant added to WHO’s variants of concern : Prof. Neelika Malavige

Globally new cases of Covid are falling, after an all-time peak through March to April this year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)....

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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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Environmentalists wading through Polluted waters of Kelani River

Kelani River is continuously contaminated with various chemicals, feces and carbonic matter...

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Badulla district rocked by rice mafia

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