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Defence Ministry calls for more public support to fight COVID-19

Sri Lanka, March 20 -- Defense Secretary Major General Kamal Gunaratne has requested all Sri Lankans, including those who are living abroad, to support Government's efforts to contain coronavirus outb... Read More


Two foreign nationals among Sri Lankan COVID-19 cases

Sri Lanka, March 19 -- Two foreign nationals are among the patients who were tested positive with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, stated Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera. They are a Frenc... Read More


Parties submit national list nominations

Sri Lanka, March 19 -- Several parties have submitted their nominations for the National List to the Elections Commission today (19). The national list of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) was hande... Read More


NBTC appeals to public to donate blood as reserves run low

Sri Lanka, March 19 -- As the national blood reserves are rapidly depleting with the prevailing outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19), the National Blood Transfusion Centre (NBTC) has appealed to the gen... Read More


Vaccine trial for COVID-19 begins; 12-18 months before available for public - WHO

Sri Lanka, March 19 -- The World Health Organization warns many countries are facing the escalating pandemic of COVID-19, and that all should be prepared to tackle this deadly virus before it arrives ... Read More


Accepting nominations ends today; 1 1/2 hours set for objections

Sri Lanka, March 19 -- Accepting nominations for General Election 2020 is due to conclude at 12 noon today (19). The Election Commission stated that nominations for all 22 districts will be accepted ... Read More


Police curfew in Ja-Ela and Wattala

Sri Lanka, March 19 -- Police curfew will be imposed within the Ja-Ela and Wattala Police Divisions from 10 pm tonight (19). The curfew will be in effect until further notice, stated the Police Spoke... Read More


Banks ordered to halt facilitating import of vehicles, non-essential goods

Sri Lanka, March 19 -- The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has introduced several measures to ease the pressure on the exchange rate and prevent financial market panic due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More


Court cases of remand inmates to be heard using video technology

Sri Lanka, March 19 -- The Judicial Service Commission today issued special Circular containing guidelines on how courtroom proceedings should be carried out in the coming week starting from tomorrow ... Read More


Seetha Arambepola resigns as Western Province governor

Sri Lanka, March 19 -- Dr. Seetha Arambepola has resigned from her post as the governor of Western Province. The resignation comes as she has been named as a member of the national list of Sri Lanka ... Read More