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Covid-19: 1732 new infections found in first round today. Active cases under treatment near 20,000

As of today (09) 1732 new infections of Covid-19 have been identified, surging the total number of confirmed cases in th

37 minute ago

Covid vaccination: Will pregnant women be prioritised? Final decision on Monday

Discussions are currently underway as to whether pregnant women should be given priority in vaccination, said State Mini

44 minute ago

NMSJ urges the President to unite all forces for the sake of the country

Our country is facing a complex and severe health crisis. It is a truth that we all accept and one that is common to all

1 hours ago

Piliyandala, a city claimed to be risk free, reveals 101 Covid cases

The health authorities have taken steps to close the public shopping complex in Piliyandala in the event that 101 person

2 hours ago

Corona suppression powers under health authorities - Steps taken to appoint Deputy Director Generals of Health Services at the provincial level

The Ministry of Health has taken steps to appoint Deputy Director - Generals of Health Services at the provincial level

4 hours ago

If you don’t get us vaccinated, we will withdraw from transporting passengers - Gemunu

The President of the Private Bus Owners’ Association Gemunu Wijeratne states that the bus drivers and their assistants w

4 hours ago

Covid treatment ward complex for Mulleriyawa General Hospital with labour support by SLAF

Sri Lanka Air Force is contributing to the task of establishing hospitals in various parts of the country due to the ina

5 hours ago

Special prayers and ceremonies across Sri Lanka for the well-being of people of India

Special prayers and ceremonies were held by people of different faiths across Sri Lanka on 8 May 2021 for the well-being

6 hours ago

Director General of Import/Export Control issues order banning fertiliser, but government revisits decision

In response to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s recent decision to ban the import of chemical fertilisers and agro-chemica

6 hours ago

12 containers carrying carcinogenic coconut oil re-exported

12 containers carrying coconut oil containing aflatoxin the carcinogenic substance weighting 230 tons have been re expor

7 hours ago

Several strains of the virus are found in the country - stay at home for a month

Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, Head of the Department of Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University

8 hours ago

Lack of safety equipment including masks in the hospitals - All Ceylon Nurses Association

The All Ceylon Nurses’ Association says that there is a shortage of safety equipment (PPE) including surgical masks in t

9 hours ago

A special discussion between the small parties affiliated to SLPP government and the PM on 11th

It is reported that a special discussion between the small parties affiliated to the SLPP government and the Prime Minis

09 May 2021

SPECIAL NEWS

The British variety came into the country through Ukraine and other tourist bubbles - Kumudesh

The President of the Medical Laboratory Technologists’ Association, Ravi. Kumudesh, said that it could be clearly stated

09 May 2021

The only thing left for the people to do today is to collapse on the road and die - Murutthettuwe Thero

The Chief Incumbent of the Narahenpita Abhayaramaya, Ven. Murutthettuwe Ananda Thera says that there are 7238 covid vacc

09 May 2021

Horrors at SriLankan Airlines Go Unanswered, As Termination Becomes Pastime

When Sri Lankan Airlines told ’’We Care’’ did they really? It goes without saying that the airline industry is one of th

08 May 2021

Health Data Organisation warns Covid death toll could rise up to 30,000 by September, had third wave not been controlled

The Health Data Organisation warned that the death toll due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka could rise up to 30,00

08 May 2021

Person infected with India’s Covid variant found

A person infected with the Covid variant spread in India, B.1.617, has been found, revealed Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, Dir

08 May 2021

Chinese Sinopharm vaccine to be given to the general public from next week - Channa Jayasumana

Channa Jayasumana, Minister of State for Drug Supplies says that it has been decided to distribute the Sinopharm Covid v

08 May 2021

BUSINESS

Multinational firms benefit under present land distribution process

he Present government is continuing the practice of leasing state owned lands on long or short term basis to multination

07 May 2021

The selling price of one US dollar exceeds 201 rupees again

The selling price of a US dollar has crossed the 200 rupee mark again yesterday (06).

07 May 2021

Sri Lanka and Nepal partnered to promote construction industry

Construction Industry Stakeholders of Sri Lanka and Nepal have established contacts to strengthen collaboration in the c

06 May 2021

JOBBS ACTIVE sponsors clothing for annual Cricket enouncter between St. Benedict’s College and Wesley College

JOBBS ACTIVE brand of Fashion Bug officially sponsored the clothing for the opening Cricket tournament between St. Bened

05 May 2021

FEATURED

A letter to a girl about the gardens that await

I know that no words can comfort you. Knowing that makes it that much harder to write, however, you will one day learn t

08 May 2021

’I didn’t know I wasn’t a British citizen’

Thousands of young people who were born in the UK or have lived here since they were young say they feel like second-cla

05 May 2021

World Press Freedom Day and the freedom of expression in Sri Lanka

“Stifling the peaceful expression of legitimate dissent today can only result, inexorably, in the catastrophic explosion

04 May 2021

Child Abuse is a Nationwide Crisis in Sri Lanka

The problem of child abuse is considerable in Sri Lanka and there is an urgent need to strengthen the services offered t

03 May 2021

 


 

FOREIGN

America wants to waive patent protection for vaccines

To help battle the pandemic, the administration of President Joe Biden said it supported waiving some intellectual-prope

08 May 2021

’I didn’t know I wasn’t a British citizen’

Thousands of young people who were born in the UK or have lived here since they were young say they feel like second-cla

05 May 2021

COVID-19: India coronavirus cases soar past 20 million with health system on brink of collapse

The number of new coronavirus infections in India has passed 20 million with 357, 229 new cases reported in the latest 2

04 May 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying ’’we no longer believe we can gro

04 May 2021

Environment

Today is the World Migratory Bird Day

On Saturday, 8 May people all over the world will be celebrating World Migratory Bird Day, a global campaign which aims

08 May 2021

The UK and Sri Lanka lead on ‘Nitrogen for Climate and Green Recovery’

The British High Commission in Colombo and the Government of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka this week held a

06 May 2021

Brazil Amazon: Celebrities urge Biden to refuse deal with Bolsonaro

Dozens of US and Brazilian celebrities have urged President Joe Biden to not sign any environmental deal with Brazil as

22 Apr 2021

CLIMATE ACTION FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET: THE TIME IS NOW

The science is irrefutable and globally agreed: to stop the climate crisis from becoming a permanent catastrophe, we mus

21 Apr 2021

GOSSIP

A special discussion between the small parties affiliated to SLPP government and the PM on 11th

It is reported that a special discussion between the small parties affiliated to the SLPP government and the Prime Minis

09 May 2021

President of Sri Lanka has stated that he has given priority to Chinese relations and will give maximum support to China’s basic aspirations - Chinese News

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has stated that he has given the highest priority to improving bilateral relati

01 May 2021

Tomorrow is crucial for the government. Discussion chaired by Mahinda at Temple Trees!

A discussion between the government’s allies and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to be held at Temple Tree

18 Apr 2021

ART

Bollywood composer Shravan Rathod dies of Covid aged 66

Bollywood composer Shravan Rathod has died shortly after testing positive for Covid-19, his family has confirmed...

24 Apr 2021

The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) to archive best Sri Lankan Movies

The NFAI in Pune is ready to preserve Sri Lankan movies in their archiving Facility. Following the discussions held betw..

28 Mar 2021