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Priority in Sri Lanka to contain further spread - UN

Sri Lanka, April 3 -- As Sri Lanka continues to battle coronavirus (COVID-19), the United Nations (UN) says emergency fiscal support will help the country cope with the added burden on the healthcare ... Read More


World Bank fast-tracks $128 million COVID-19 support for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, April 3 -- The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved the $128.6 million Sri Lanka COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project to help the country ... Read More


COVID-19: Protect the protectors

Sri Lanka, April 3 -- Going by some of the malicious comments posted by a section of society on social media over the spread of COVID-19, they seem to believe rashness is a legacy of a particular comm... Read More


Beware of fake news and messages: President

Sri Lanka, April 3 -- President Gotabaya Rajapaksa warned public to beware of fake news and messages being circulated under his name via messenger platforms. The president said that any announcement ... Read More


ONLINE STREAMING PLATFORMS THROTTLE VIDEO QUALITY TO EASE NET STRAIN

Sri Lanka, April 3 -- Amidst the on-going online traffic taking place as the coronavirus pandemic forces people to stay indoors, many streaming platforms including Netflix and YouTube will be reducing... Read More


CB warns banks of stern action

Sri Lanka, April 3 -- In what could be termed as the most blunt message issued so far, the Central Bank Governor Prof. W.D. Lakshman today asked banks to pass on the announced relief measures to their... Read More


CB cuts policy rates by further 25bps

Sri Lanka, April 3 -- The Monetary Board of the Central Bank has decided to further reduce its key policy interest rates by 25 basis points (bps) in a bid to cushion the impact of COVID-19 on the isla... Read More


People of all religions could face difficulties due to COVID-19: PM

Sri Lanka, April 3 -- Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the government's actions are invariably based on instructions of health officials, taking into consideration the wellbeing of all ... Read More


Google to publish user location data to help govts tackle virus

Sri Lanka, April 3 -- Google says it will publish users' location data around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures, brought in to stem th... Read More


TRCSL advises operators to provide continuous service

Sri Lanka, April 3 -- Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) advised all mobile and fixed telephone operators to provide continue services for all consumers ensuring no service ... Read More