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700 Indians to return home today; HC calls Sri Lanka a true friend, neighbor

Sri Lanka, June 1 -- Nearly 700 Indian nationals who were stranded in Sri Lanka are repatriated to India, today (01), on the Indian Naval Ship (INS) 'Jalashwa'. The vessel reached Colombo Port today ... Read More


Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka climbs to 1,635

Sri Lanka, June 1 -- One more person has tested positive for Coronavirus increasing the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country to 1,635. According to the Ministry of Health the lates... Read More


SC to decide on granting leave to proceed with FR petitions challenging election date

Sri Lanka, June 1 -- The Supreme Court is set to announce whether or not to grant leave for the Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed challenging the date set by the Elections Commission for the Gen... Read More


Foreign returnee adds to COVID-19 case count; total at 1,634

Sri Lanka, June 1 -- A foreign returnee who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus had moved the COVID-19 case count in Sri Lanka to 1,634. According to the Epidemiology Unit if the Health Min... Read More


AG orders arrest of former Welikada OIC over Champika's accident case

Sri Lanka, June 1 -- The Attorney General has instructed the Director of the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to obtain a warrant and arrest the former OIC of the Welikada Police Station. The Attorney G... Read More


Six more COVID-19 recoveries from Navy raise tally to 411

Sri Lanka, June 1 -- Sri Lanka Navy says six more naval personnel who had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus have recovered from the disease. Accordingly, the total number of coronavirus recoveri... Read More


Arrivals at BIA to undergo PCR testing at airport premises from today

Sri Lanka, June 1 -- All those who enter the country via the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) will be subjected to PCR testing within the airport premises itself, says Minister Prasanna Ranatu... Read More


Coronavirus: Total Navy recoveries at 405

Sri Lanka, June 1 -- Two more naval personnel who had contracted the COVID-19 have recovered completely from the disease, says Sri Lanka Navy. Thereby, a total of 405 coronavirus-positive navy men ha... Read More


COVID-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka reach 811

Sri Lanka, June 1 -- Ten more patients who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 have completely recovered and have been discharged from hospital, the Ministry of Health confirmed. Patients who... Read More


Soysapura shooting attack on restaurant traced to an underworld leader

Sri Lanka, June 1 -- The Police Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday (30) arrested a suspect, linked to an underworld gang, in connection with the recent shooting attack on a restaurant in the area of... Read More