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130 COVID-19 cases identified yesterday from Colombo

Sri Lanka, Jan. 20 -- The National Operation Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 had identified 669 positive cases by this morning. The majority positive cases were detected from the Colombo distric... Read More


31 quarantine law violators arrested

Sri Lanka, Jan. 20 -- 31 persons were arrested for not wearing face masks and failing to maintain social distancing during the last 24-hours, said the Police Media Spokesperson Ajith Rohana. The DIG s... Read More


Escaped COVID-19 patient located

A 43, Jan. 20 -- year-old COVID-19 positive patient who had escaped from the Punanai Treatment Centre was later located in Eheliyagoda, said the Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana, He had esc... Read More


621 COVID-19 patients recovered

Sri Lanka, Jan. 20 -- 621 more individuals recovered from COVID-19 bringing the total recoveries in the country to 47,215, the Epidemiology Unit confirmed.According to the epidemiology unit there are ... Read More


CPC saved USD 300 million in foreign exchange

Sri Lanka, Jan. 20 -- Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has saved USD300 million in foreign exchange for the year 2020, CPC chairman Sumith Wijesinghe told the COPE. The Chairman of the Ceylon Petro... Read More


76 herbal gardens completed under 'Husma Dena Thuru' tree planting programme

Sri Lanka, Jan. 20 -- The Ministry of Environment has launched a programme to plant 02 million saplings of all medicinal value in religious places under the "Husma Dena Thuru " tree planting programme... Read More


French Ambassador meets Commander Southern Naval Area

Sri Lanka, Jan. 20 -- Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka Eric Lavertu, met with Commander Southern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera at the Southern Naval Command Headquarters. During the meet... Read More


259 Lankans repatriated

Sri Lanka, Jan. 20 -- Another group of expatriates from Maldives, India, Qatar and Saudi Arabia were brought to the island this morning, National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (... Read More


Father of Easter Sunday suicide bomber further remanded

Sri Lanka, Jan. 20 -- The father of suicide bomber Aludeen Ahmed Muaad who detonated a bomb at the St.Anthony's Church in Kochchikade on Easter Sunday in 2019, was further remanded till February 02 by... Read More


Public Officials should be able to provide inputs on policy matters

Sri Lanka, Jan. 20 -- The Committee on Public Accounts recommended that a policy decision should be taken regarding the space available for public servants to presenting their views on Cabinet decisio... Read More