MP Ranjan Ramanayake, who was sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment for contempt of court was seen taken to the Pallansena Quarantine Center.
The 73rd Independence Day celebration was held at the Independence Square in Colombo today showcasing a military parade and a cultural pageant. The celebrations were held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and other official dignitaries.
Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith blesses the monument erected at Katuwapitiya Church Negombo to remember those who died at Easter Sunday attacks. Cardinal visited the church just after the Easter Sunday service which was conducted amidst heavy security.
Heavy traffic was reported at many entry points to Colombo city despite the travel restrictions. Vehicles were seen in long queues at Peliyagoda junction from the Colombo-Kandy main road, Polduwa junction on parliament road and Mount Lavinia.
Former JVP Provincial Councilor Mahinda Jayasinghe and another individual were arrested by the Pamunugama Police today for staging a protest violating court orders and quarantine rules.
Examinations performed on the cadavers brought to the Colombo Judicial Medical and Toxicology Institute on previous days whether they carry COVID virus before handing over to relatives.
Army personnel were seen receiving the Pfizer vaccine as the booster dose at the Army Hospital in the presence of Army Commander General Shavendra Silva. Sri Lanka commenced its third dose rollout today.
The COVID Omicron virus strain test was conducted today at Walukarama Road, Kollupitiya under the supervision of the Colombo Municipal Council Public Health Examiner for the first time in the country.