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211 more Covid-19 cases found

2020-11-26 22:53:00

At present, 211 new infections for Covid-19 have been identified, marking today’s (26) charge of cases up to 533, official records showed...

PHIs launch protest at Kalutara and Beruwala

2020-11-26 21:23:00

All public health inspectors attached to Kalutara and Beruwala MOH divisions have refrained themselves from reporting for duty...

Minuwangoda/Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster passes 18k with 342 new infections

2020-11-26 18:35:00

With the identification of 342 new infections for Covid-19 this evening (26), the number of cases associated with the Minuwangoda/Peliyagoda cluster has surged up to 18,282, official stats confirmed...

Lanka Premier League 20/20: Spectacular Virtual Opening Ceremony Kicks Off In Hambantota Today

2020-11-26 18:15:00

The Lanka Premier League 2020, which will become Sri Lanka’s topmost T20 league of international flavor, kicks off this evening with a spectacular virtual opening ceremony, using a combination of augmented and virtual reality technologies...

Verdict on petition seeking bail for former CID Director dragged in till Dec. 07

2020-11-26 17:45:00

Former CID Director Shani Abeysekara, who is in remand prison and reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, is being treated at a centre in Habarana...

All schools at Education Zone in Kalmunai closed

2020-11-26 17:18:00

All schools at the Education Zone in Kalmunai have been closed...

The government has no plan even though they opened the schools - Sajith

2020-11-26 15:57:00

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa says that the government has no plans even though they started schools for the third term in such a hurry. The Leader of the Opposition says that due to this a number of problems have arisen in the school system...

Shani sent to Habarana, Gallella

2020-11-26 15:47:00

Former Director of the CID Shani Abeysekera, who is in remand custody, and being diagnosed with the corona virus has been sent to the Gallella Treatment Center in Habarana yesterday afternoon...

Stocks push higher on vaccine hopes but gains lose steam

2020-11-26 15:17:00

Asian shares extended this month’s stellar gains as market euphoria over COVID-19 vaccines and expectations that US President-elect Joe Biden’s administration would deliver more economic stimulus overrode weak US economic data...

HRCSL raises concern over alleged security threat on former CID Director Shani Abeysekara

2020-11-26 14:12:00

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has raised strong concerns over the alleged security threats on former CID Director Shani Abeysekara, who is currently in remand prison and reportedly tested positive for Covid-19...

A tale of two bridges: India and China vying for influence in the Maldives

2020-11-26 13:51:00

In the heart of the Indian Ocean, a 2.1-kilometer (1.3-mile) bridge snakes out of an idyllic atoll, linking the Maldives’ capital Malé with its international airport..

Obstacles to the right to information and expression of views again - Karu Jayasuriya

2020-11-26 13:14:00

Karu Jayasuriya, President of the National Movement for a Just Society says that the right of the people to information and the democratic right to speak and express their views are being obstructed again. Addressing a media briefing convened by the organization today (26) the Chairman stated that in the face of this situation, there is a risk of Sri Lanka becoming isolated from the international community again...

Sarath Weerasekara sworn in as Minister of Public Security

2020-11-26 11:41:00

Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara has been sworn in as the Minister of Public Security a short while ago...

Private facilities charging higher prices for PCR tests probed

2020-11-26 10:51:00

The National Operation Center for Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPO) stated it warned four private medical facilities that charge higher prices for PCR tests...

OIC of Kollupitiya Crimes Unit dies

2020-11-26 10:45:00

The Officer in Charge of the Crimes Unit of Kollupitiya Police station has reportedly died this morning...

Ensure Shani’s safety: Relatives

2020-11-26 09:47:00

The safety of former director of the Criminal Investigation Department Shani Abeysekara, who is currently in remand prison with a Covid-positive status, is in question, relatives alleged...

All anti-government forces shall unite in overthrowing a regime, Navin ready to renew friendship with Sajith

2020-11-26 09:03:00

All anti-government parties shall be united in overthrowing a regime, National Organiser of United National Party former MP Navin Dissanayake said...

Verdict on Roofing Sheets Case against Basil without defendant’s statement to be declared on Nov 30

2020-11-26 08:33:00

The verdict on the case filed against four persons including former minister Basil Rajapaksa on the allegation of distributing roofing sheets by misappropriating public funds without defendant’s statement will be declared on November 30, the Colombo High Court announced yesterday (25)...

State Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena assures East Terminal will not be sold

2020-11-26 08:00:00

The East Terminal of Colombo Port will not be sold under any circumstances, nevertheless, private investors may be involved in the process of its development, State Minister of Ports Rohitha Abeygunawardena said speaking to media yesterday (25)..

Covid-19: Death toll in Sri Lanka rises up to 96

2020-11-26 07:54:00

With two more Covid related deaths reported yesterday (25), the death toll in Sri Lanka has risen up to 96, official records confirmed...

The Lotus Tower shines bright in orange to shed light on the shadow pandemic

2020-11-26 00:29:00

Throughout these 16 days, Governments, UN agencies, civil society, and activists come together to raise awareness on this issue...

COVID Cremation Is Test Of Equitable And Responsive Governance

2020-11-26 00:24:00

From the time the first Covid death was reported in Sri Lanka in March this year, the government’s policy has been to cremate Covid victims...

Addressing Poverty: Towards Empowered Sri Lankan Households

2020-11-25 21:30:00

COVID-19 is a stark reminder that we need to look beyond income to tackle poverty in all forms..

More areas designated for isolation

2020-11-25 21:13:00

Three Grama Niladhari divisions in Bandaragama Police Division have been designated for isolation...

Obama’s memoir ’’A Promised Land’’ sold record-breaking 1.7 million copies in first week

2020-11-25 20:55:00

Penguin Random House announced on Tuesday that former President Obama’s memoir ’’A Promised Land’’ had sold more than 1.7 million copies in its first week...

UK scientists warn of third wave of Covid after Christmas

2020-11-25 20:46:00

Fears easing restrictions over festive period will lead to rise in cases and overwhelm NHS..

STOP violence and harassment, Ratify and Legislate C-190

2020-11-25 18:12:00

In the private sector, harassment and abuse against mostly female workers is commonly used as a “management tool” by middle level managers and supervisors...

Schools in Kandy city limits to be closed

2020-11-25 17:32:00

All schools in the city limits of Kandy are to be closed from tomorrow amid the risk of Covid-19...

Sri Lanka and China discuss consolidating bilateral relations at the 11th session of the Diplomatic Consultations

2020-11-25 17:15:00

Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage together with Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Luo Zhaohui, chaired the 11th session of the diplomatic consultations between Sri Lanka and China virtually on 23 November 2020...

Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates in the race to become the second-richest person in the world

2020-11-25 16:09:00

Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become the second-richest person in the world after his net worth rose by $100BILLION in a year - a five fold increase to a total $127.9bn - after Tesla shares prices soared 500%..