All pharmacies island-wide to open on April 9

Sri Lanka, April 8 -- All pharmacies across the country will open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on Thursday (09). This was decided at the meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Essential Services, heade... Read More

Three youths arrested over assault on sub-postmaster on duty

Sri Lanka, April 7 -- Three suspects have been who are involved in the assault on a sub-postmaster on duty at Rukmalpitiya in Katuwana, Hambantota. They were taken into custody at Dangalakanda at aro... Read More

COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka reach 180

Sri Lanka, April 7 -- Two more patients have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus today (07), stated the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry. Accordingly, the total number of coronavirus cases... Read More

Sri Lanka's COVID-19 death count rises to 6

Sri Lanka, April 7 -- Sri Lanka confirmed its 6th death due to COVID-19 as an 80-year-old male succumbed to the virus today (07). The death is reported from the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in A... Read More

Coronavirus: Wuhan lockdown ending after 76 days

Sri Lanka, April 7 -- Chinese authorities are moving to allow residents of Wuhan to once again travel in and out of the sprawling city where the pandemic began. Just after midnight on Wednesday, the ... Read More

COVID-19 vaccine, treatment research 'accelerated at incredible speed' - WHO

Sri Lanka, April 7 -- Research to develop vaccines and treatments to fight the coronavirus has "accelerated at incredible speed," World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreye... Read More

India gifts 10-tonne consignment of medicines to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, April 7 -- India today (07) gifted a 10-tonne consignment of essential medicines to Sri Lanka, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. High Commission of India in Colombo, in a statement, ... Read More

More than 15,900 curfew violators arrested so far

Sri Lanka, April 7 -- A total of 1,107 individuals have been arrested for violating curfew orders within the period of 24 hours ending from 12 noon today (07). The police said it said 326 vehicles we... Read More

PM requests public support for govt's efforts in fight against COVID-19

Sri Lanka, April 7 -- Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged the general public to give utmost support to the government's efforts to save the country from COVID-19 outbreak. He stated this today... Read More

Afternoon thundershowers in several provinces & districts

Sri Lanka, April 7 -- Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Central, Western, North-Western and North-Central provinces and in Galle, Matara and Mannar districts a... Read More