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All recent returnees from Europe, Iran and Korea need to register with the Police

Sri Lanka, March 17 -- Sri Lanka's Defence Ministry said yesterday it has requested all who arrived from Europe including UK, Iran and South Korea between 1 and 15 March to register with the Police or... Read More


All returnees from Europe, Iran and Korea need to register with the Police

Sri Lanka, March 17 -- Sri Lanka's Defence Ministry said yesterday it has requested all who arrived from Europe including UK, Iran and South Korea between 1 and 15 March to register with the Police or... Read More


President orders banks to suspend loan recoveries from businesses for 6 months

Sri Lanka, March 17 -- Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa orders banks and financial institutions to suspend the recovery of loans to businesses for a period of six months. In a televised speec... Read More


Sri Lanka to stop all passenger arrivals from midnight tomorrow

Sri Lanka, March 17 -- The government has taken a decision to stop all passengers arriving in the country from midnight tomorrow (18) for a period of two weeks, said the Head of the National Operation... Read More


Clarification from SriLankan Airlines: Social media posts on London-Colombo flight

Sri Lanka, March 17 -- SriLankan Airlines categorically refutes the contents of certain social media posts that are currently being circulated with regard to a flight operated from London to Colombo. ... Read More


Army Commander heads National Operation Center for Prevention of COVID-19

Sri Lanka, March 17 -- The Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva has been tasked to spearhead the National Operation Center for Prevention of COVID- 19 Outbreak, which has been set up at N... Read More


CBSL requests financial institutions to refrain from engaging in speculative activity

Sri Lanka, March 17 -- Sri Lanka's Central Bank requests financial institutions to refrain from engaging in speculative activity which could lead to panic in the financial market. Delivering a statem... Read More


President proposes collective SAARC response to fight COVID - 19

Sri Lanka, March 16 -- President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (15) proposed to leaders of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to formulate a collective response to combat COVID - 19. ... Read More


Govt. bans arrivals from UK, Belgium and Norway

Sri Lanka, March 16 -- Arrivals form UK, Belgium and Norway have been banned for two weeks, a govenment statement said. This brings the list of countries banned to over 15. Any already enroute passe... Read More


Sri Lanka Central Bank eases monetary policy further to support economic activity

Sri Lanka, March 16 -- The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka's Central Bank at an urgent meeting held today has decided to reduce the Standing Deposit Facility Rate (SDFR) and the Standing Lending Facility ... Read More