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The election should not be postponed for any reason - SLPP

2020-07-13 13:02:00

The SLPP states that the general election should not be postponed for any reason. Johnston Fernando, SLPP candidate for Kurunegala district says the opposition wants to postpone the election on covid virus...


Ranil doubles personal fences against COVID-19

2020-07-13 09:01:00

Amidst the potential second wave of COVID-19 the conduction of an uninterrupted general election is in everyone’s doubts. Some of the political parties have even suspended their propaganda rallies in the risk...


First round of Postal Voting today

2020-07-13 08:47:00

The postal voting for 2020 General Election is set to commence its first round today (13). The date has been reserved for only the MOH staff members...


GMOA to visit President with new resolutions amidst potential second wave of COVID-19

2020-07-13 08:39:00

Shedding light into these concerns, the GMOA is set to visit President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (13) with several resolutions in hand...


106 new infections on Sunday (12). COVID-19 cases surged up to 2617

2020-07-13 08:22:00

As of Sunday (12) 106 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 have been identified, raising the total number up to 2617, official records showed...


Ceylon Teachers’ Union raises concern on threatened School System amidst COVID-19 contagion 

2020-07-13 04:00:00

In the wake of the new waves of COVID-19 due to carriers linking to the Kandakadu Rehab Centre, the school system of Sri Lanka is in danger, Ceylon Teachers’ Union emphasised...


Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

2020-07-13 03:00:00

The Statement by Sri Lanka at the Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association was made by Ms Dayani Mendis, Actg. Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva on 9 July 2020...


Ambassador Prasanna Gamage meets with Mr. Vu Duc Giang, Chairman of Viet Nam Textile & Apparel Association

2020-07-13 02:00:00

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Viet Nam, Prasanna Gamage met with the Chairman, Viet Nam Textile & Apparel Association (VITAS), Vu Duc Giang, in Ha Noi to discuss cooperation between Sri Lanka and Viet Nam in the apparel and textile sectors on 09 July 2020...


Adverse conditions in election rallies may charge second wave of Coronavirus (VIDEO)

2020-07-12 22:10:00

There is an indication of poor social distancing in transportation, market premises and election rallies, where people may have begun to avoid the health directives, raising a very adverse condition, chief scientist of the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry Sudath Samaraweera warned...


Postal voting postponed in Rajanganaya

2020-07-12 22:02:00

Postal voting in Rajanganaya area has been postponed amidst the prevailing situation, the Election Commission informed...


Former Speaker mulls over the new wave of COVID-19

2020-07-12 20:34:00

Former speaker Karu Jayasuriya has issued a special statement raising concerns on the new wave of Coronavirus in Sri Lanka, since hundred of new infections have been reported in smaller period of time...


COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka hike up to 2612

2020-07-12 20:23:00

The number of patients tested positive for COVID-19 has surged up to 2612...


COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka surge up to 2605, with 90 new infections

2020-07-12 19:42:00

COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka has surged up to 2605, with 90 new infections identified on Sunday (12), Health Ministry said...


School holidays extended by a week

2020-07-12 19:21:00

In response to the prevailing situation, all schools and buddhist piriven education will be closed for a week’s period, from July 13 to 17, Education Ministry said in a statement...


Sri Lanka SMEs initiate global platform call to India for front line JVs

2020-07-12 15:43:00

Sri Lankan SMEs have issued a siren call to their Indian counterparts for sustainable cross-border Joint Ventures on July 9...


Underwater museums open in Galle and Trincomalee to attract tourists

2020-07-12 15:25:00

Sri Lanka is in the process of developing underwater museums to promote tourist attraction towards the country...


Sri Lanka Cricket to impose tougher code of conduct for players

2020-07-12 14:57:00

Finally the probe into allegations of match-fixing in the 2011 World Cup final involving Sri Lanka and India has been halted by Sri Lankan Sports Ministry...


Nipuna received nominations not only because he is my sister’s son - Mahinda says the reason (VIDEO)

2020-07-12 14:07:00

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that Nipuna Ranawaka being the son of his sister was not the reason that made him receive nominations...


Navy arrests 4 illegal immigrants in the North Sea

2020-07-12 13:45:00

Four persons who attempted to enter the country illegally were apprehended by the Navy in the northern seas yesterday (11) morning. They were apprehended by the Navy during a search operation conducted in the seas off the Thondanamaru area in Jaffna...


Another 4 COVID19 cases found in Rajanganaya

2020-07-12 13:05:00

Four more people have been diagnosed with the corona virus in Rajanganaya. Accordingly, the number of coronavirus cases has risen to 2515...


Pohottuwa suspends its main campaign rallies!

2020-07-12 12:40:00

Due to the prevailing health conditions, SLPP and its alliance have suspended the main election rallies. It is said that the decision was taken on the instructions of the National Organizer of SLPP, Basil Rajapaksa...


MR instructs all SLPP candidates to act in compliance with health directives

2020-07-12 10:56:00

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has made an open request to all SLPP candidates to act in compliance with the health directives in the engagement of election propaganda affairs before the upcoming Polls...


Cluster found in Kandakadu can be controlled, says DGHS

2020-07-12 10:42:00

The present status of Coronavirus in Sri Lanka is in the realm of possiblity to control and the recent cases are a cluster similar to that of the earlier cases, DGHS Dr. Anil Jasinghe said...


COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka surge up to 2511

2020-07-12 09:21:00

The number of persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka has surged up to 2511, as 43 new infections have been reported by 11.50 pm on Saturday (11), official records confirmed...


Economists express concern on public benefits of interest rate drop

2020-07-12 00:09:00

The sudden drop in market interest rates offered by banks may not be beneficial as it seems, analysts said, as the Average Weighted Prime Lending Rate (AWPR) slid to 8.48 percent in June compared to 11.52 percent year ago...


Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for COVID-19

2020-07-11 23:45:00

Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for COVID-19, as he confirmed in a tweet a short while ago...


UN raises concerns on Sri Lanka’s anti civic right actions

2020-07-11 22:58:00

Sri Lanka’s civil society is under the threat of the present administration’s iron fist as it has intensified the actions against civic rights and freedom of peaceful assembly, a UN high official claimed...


Laying of the foundation stone for a stupa at the Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara

2020-07-11 22:48:00

The foundation stone for a stupa at the Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara was laid on 05 July 2020 by the High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena and the diplomatic officers of the Sri Lanka High Commission in London...


COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka surge up to 2464, with 10 new infections

2020-07-11 22:32:00

The number of patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka has surged up to 2464, with 10 new infections identified today (11) official records confirmed...


COVID-19: Person tests positive in Habaraduwa

2020-07-11 22:20:00

A resident of Habaraduwa, Galle has tested positive for COVID-19, official reports confirmed...