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Sri Lanka Navy evacuates Sri Lankan crew member from cruise ship
Mon, Apr 6, 2020, 05:08 GMT
Apr 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Monday retrieved a Sri Lankan crew member aboard the MSC Magnifica, Cruise Ship after he requested to allow him to return to the country.
Australia makes arrangements for Sri Lankan students to continue their studies
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 18:38 GMT
Apr 05, Colombo: The Australian government has increased the flexibility of regulations to make it easier for international students to continue their studies in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CAA requests public to use hotline to notify of errant traders selling above market prices
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 18:22 GMT
Apr 05, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) requests the public to call 1977 hotline and inform of mobile traders who sell dry food items at higher prices.
Coronavirus Update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 175
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 17:01 GMT
Apr 05, Colombo: The number of total confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka has risen to 175 according to the Health Promotion Bureau report released at 8 pm today.
Postal Department to assist home delivery of essential goods
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 16:27 GMT
–19, says the headquarters operations unit of the Sri Lanka Postal Special Distribution Service.
Former PM proposes measures to face the economic crisis in the aftermath of Coronavirus pandemic
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 16:02 GMT
Apr 05, Colombo: Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the people hit by the coronavirus pandemic should not be allowed to suffer from the economic virus.
Sri Lanka releases over 2900 prisoners on bail
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 14:30 GMT
’s overcrowded jails.
Curfew to be lifted tomorrow in 19 districts, continue indefinitely in others
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 14:18 GMT
’s Media Division announced.
Coronavirus Update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 174
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 14:02 GMT
Apr 05, Colombo: The number of total confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka has risen to 174 according to the Health Promotion Bureau report released at 7 pm today.
144 people from Akurana sent to Poonani Quarantine Center
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 06:28 GMT
Apr 05, Colombo: A group of 144 persons who reportedly had various contacts with the COVID-19 contracted persons found in Akurana area have been sent to Poonani Quarantine Center today (5th).
Police arrest 1,245 people for violating curfew in last 24 hours
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 06:07 GMT
Apr 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,245 people in the 24 hours ended at 06:00 am today (05th April), for violating the curfew.
Sri Lanka conducts first online tea auctions amid COVID-19 pandemic
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 04:54 GMT
Apr 05, Colombo: The first ever sale of Ceylon Tea on a digital platform took place on Saturday morning (April 04) as the legendary Colombo Tea Auction was conducted online for the first time amidst the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.
PHI union says lack of powers for PHIs is a severe hindrance for duty
Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 04:06 GMT
’s Union of Sri Lanka says that as the Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) have not yet been given the powers of the Quarantine Act their officials duties are severely hindered.
Coronavirus Update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 166
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 18:31 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: The number of total confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka has risen to 162 according to the Epidemiology Unit report released at 10 pm today.
Air pollution decreased by 30 percent in Sri Lanka
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 18:23 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: Air pollution in Sri Lanka has been reduced by 30 percent, says Sarath Premasiri, a senior scientist at the National Building Research Organization (NBRO).
COVID-19 infected mother, newborn hospitalized, medical staff quarantined
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 17:45 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: A COVID-19 infected pregnant woman, who admitted herself to the Nagoda Hospital in Kalutara falsifying her address and gave birth early Saturday morning, has been transferred to the Nevil Fernando Hospital in Malabe along with her newborn child.
All decisions on the COVID-19 Prevention Program according to expert advice
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 16:34 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to take all the decisions in implementing the COVID-19 Coronavirus Prevention Program according to the advice of the experts in the relevant fields.
Dambulla Economic Center closed April 5-7
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 15:37 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: It has been decided to close the Dambulla Dedicated Economic Center on the next three days from Sunday April 05 through Tuesday April 07.
Sri Lanka extends closure of airports for passenger flight arrivals indefinitely
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 15:13 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka is extending the closure of international airports for arrivals of commercial passenger flights until further notice.
– Defense Secretary
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 14:56 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: Defense Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said considering the present situation related to COVID-19 in the country, the government had not taken a decision to announce a complete lockdown during the next week.
Reports of lockdown of whole Sri Lanka false - Police
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 14:40 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: Reports circulating on social media that the entire country will be locked down from April 10 to 15 are completely false, Police Media Spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne said.
Coronavirus Update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 162
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 14:18 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: The number of total confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka has risen to 162 according to the Health Promotion Bureau report released at 6 pm today.
Sri Lanka utility regulator to provide solutions for electrical and plumbing issues of households during curfew
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 14:14 GMT
’s utility regulator is to implement a special service to provide immediate solutions to the issues of electrical systems and plumbing of the households of electricity and water consumers, during the curfew period.
GMOA proposes eight-step plan to control spread of COVID-19 coronavirus
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 07:22 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: The Government Medical Officers Association said in a statement that it is essential to continually restrict the movements of 80 percent of the people to minimize the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.
Police to take strict action against people gathering at apartment complexes during curfew
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 06:30 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: Addressing the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) media briefing yesterday, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ajith Rohana said the police have decided to take stern action against those who do not comply with the quarantine curfew.
Police arrest 1,493 people, seize 360 vehicles for breaching curfew
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 06:10 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,493 people in the 24 hours ended at 06:00 am today (04th April), for violating the curfew.
’s first fintech accelerator
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 03:12 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: When Hatch opened in 2018, it quickly became a hub for innovators. It enriched the entrepreneurial spirit within its walls by offering generously curated regular programs of mentoring sessions, learning workshops and events.
Sri Lanka reports fifth COVID-19 death
Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 02:27 GMT
Apr 04, Colombo: Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe a short while ago confirmed the death of a fifth patient contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus in Sri Lanka.
After quarantine 288 more returnees go home, 314 sent to Punani Quarantine Center
Fri, Apr 3, 2020, 18:44 GMT
Apr 03, Colombo: Upon completion of the two-week-long quarantine process, 288 more returnees left the quarantine centers for their homes this morning (3).
Presidential Task Force entrusted to provide services, especially food to sustain overall community life in Sri Lanka
Fri, Apr 3, 2020, 18:06 GMT
Apr 03, Colombo: The President in terms of powers vested in him by the Constitution has appointed a Presidential Task Force to direct, coordinate and monitor the delivery of continuous services for the sustenance of overall community life in Sri Lanka in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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