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SL essential commodity importers protest against MRP

2020-04-06 19:16:00

Sri Lankan essential commodity importers and traders say that they cannot sell essential food items such as dhal, canned fish and big onions at the Maximum Retail Prices (MRP) imposed by the government...


Cabraal wants the workers to bail the Government

2020-04-06 19:01:00

Former Governor Central Bank of Sri Lanka Nivard Cabral at the center of many controversial transactions from Greek Bonds to Stocks using EPF money is now saying release of 20% of the EPF balances (amounting to around Rs.500 billion) from the fund of about Rs.2,500 billion to the Members themselves...


Curfew to be loosened on April 09, High Risk Areas remain tight

2020-04-06 18:38:00

Curfew has been extended till April 09 to all districts except the high risks areas...


Dismayed UAE responds to COVID-19 related misinformation spread by Sri Lankan media

2020-04-06 18:07:00

The Embassy of UAE in Colombo responded to the recent media propagation in Sri Lanka concerning a directive issued by the country’s ruler on Friday (03) regarding the burial of the deceased due to COVID-19 in UAE...


Memories that linger in the corridors of time..

2020-04-06 15:54:00

On this day (05) forty nine years ago we left Vidyodaya University at about 4 am in the dawn and arrived at Fort Railway Station with eleven university students and 11 bags filled with 250 hand grenades...


Scotland’s chief medical officer resigns over lockdown trips

2020-04-06 15:54:00

Scotland’s chief medical officer has resigned after making two trips to her second home during the coronavirus lockdown...


The value of the Sri Lankan Rupee depreciated again!

2020-04-06 14:52:00

The rupee has further depreciated against the US dollar. According to the Central Bank’s latest exchange rate chart, the US dollar sales price is Rs 199.40...


Coronavirus: Singapore quarantines 20,000 migrant workers

2020-04-06 14:26:00

Singapore has told 20,000 foreign workers to stay in their dormitories for 14 days as coronavirus cases increase in the city state...


Distribution of essential goods are also in the hands of the Pohottuwa MPs

2020-04-06 13:07:00

Although the government claims to distribute essential commodities through the state apparatus, in many parts of the island it is operated with the direct involvement of local politicians. People say that the distribution of essential commodities has also been done by the Pohottuwa supporters...


A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

2020-04-06 13:07:00

Nadia, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York, has become the first of her kind to test positive for the coronavirus...


The Port City Project donates 6 million worth health accessories to the anti-Corona Fighters

2020-04-06 12:15:00

The Colombo Port City Project yesterday donated masks and gloves for the safety of those who are engaged in the Colombo Manning Stock Exchange, which distributes essential food items to the entire country despite the coronation epidemic...


Veteran Musician Jayantha Rathnayake passed away

2020-04-06 11:05:00

Veteran Musician Jayantha Rathnayake has passed away this (06) morning at the age of 51...


Asgiri Anunayake Thero urges to postpone General Election for three years

2020-04-06 10:55:00

In the occurrence of the prevailing health crisis, Anunayake of Asgiri Chapter Vendaruwe Upali Thero stressed that the General Election shall be postponed for three years, pointing out that the public is seeking help to come over the corona pandemic and spending over Rs. 700 crores for the purpose would be a waste of money...


Discussion between President and Samagi Jana Balawegaya today

2020-04-06 09:23:00

A discussion between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Samagi Jana Balawegaya led by former opposition leader Sajith Premadasa is due to be held today (06) sources said...


Woman arrested for interrupting Quarantine through Facebook!

2020-04-06 08:11:00

The arrestee, 41, is a resident of Wadduwa, Panadura area, who is a director of a private education institute...


49th April Heroes Commemoration held in a webinar!

2020-04-06 07:56:00

In the occurrence of the public health crisis due to COVID-19, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna celebrated the 49th April Heroes Commemoration Day as a webinar through Facebook Live...


SL COVID-19 positive cases hit 176 in the identification of 10 new infections yesterday

2020-04-06 07:42:00

In the identification of ten patients tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday (05), the total number of positive cases has reached up to 176, Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry revealed...


Vegetable Farmers and Customers meet doldrums amid COVID-19 pandemic

2020-04-06 07:17:00

The farmers who were brought to the Bandarawela Stock Exchange and the Keppetipola Special Economic Centre yesterday (05) were unable to sell their harvest being forced to face severe difficulties...


Director General of Health Services responds to GMOA’s demand on Rapid Tests

2020-04-06 06:58:00

The Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said he received various suggestions to channel low cost testkits to diagnose coronavirus however there are several issues pertaining to the patter that need consideration prior to implementation revealing that such tests are still being researched by the Medical Research Institute and the National Non-communicable Disease Centre...


SL COVID-19 positive cases hit 175

2020-04-05 21:16:00

Another patient has tested positive for COVID-19, concluding the total number of positive cases up to 175, Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry informed...


GMOA warns of a potential multiplication of COVID-19 positive cases amid negligence

2020-04-05 20:02:00

Government Medical Officers’ Association revealed that around 42,000 people associated as a whole with the 166 patients who were tested positive for COVID-19 so far, and the relevant parties responding to the mitigation have not yet taken any measures on the matter despite being strongly warned...


SL COVID-19 positive cases hit 174

2020-04-05 19:56:00

The number of patients tested positive for COVID-19 has increased up to 174, director general of health services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said, as three more patients were diagnosed for the disease this evening (05)...


SL students stranded in Malaysia amid COVID-19 Pandemic!

2020-04-05 19:47:00

We, like their parents, too urge the President and the government to follow adequate measures to recall these children in a safe passageway on an urgent basis by permitting the Airport and Aviation Authority to operate a flight...


No. of Corona Virus cases increases up to 167

2020-04-05 15:15:00

Another corona infected person has been identified today (05), the Epidemiology Unit said...


472 Coronavirus Cases reported In India in the last 24 hours!

2020-04-05 14:55:00

Seventy-seven people have died in India after being infected with the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, the health ministry said today, adding that the country recorded 472 cases in last 24 hours that takes the total to 3,374...


Work from home period declared from 6th to 10th

2020-04-05 14:08:00

The Presidential Media Unit today announced that the week from tomorrow (April 06) to April 10 will be a work from home week for both public and private sector organizations...


FTZ workers suffer without wages in their home villages

2020-04-05 13:28:00

Most of the over 100,000 apparel sector workers now in their homes in villages following the closure of the garment factories in Free Trade Zones are suffering in their abodes as they are yet receive their wages..


“If we let the economy fail, we will fail with health too”: Eran

2020-04-05 13:24:00

Former UNP MP Eran Wickramaratne says the Government must balance programs to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus with prudent economic policies, warning that “if we let the economy fail, we will fail with health too”. He also emphasised on the importance of moving from curfew to limited lockdown, to change of lifestyle, balancing the loss of life from the new coronavirus and loss of life from our socioeconomic measures. Here are excerpts f..


SL misses fiscal targets despite tight budgeting

2020-04-05 12:50:00

Sri Lanka has failed to achieve fiscal targets even with the Treasury’s commitment to maintain public expenditure at a manageable level, the Finance Ministry’s Pre-election Budgetary Position Report has revealed...


ComBank –on- wheels to offer ATM facility to C-19 ridden customers

2020-04-05 12:27:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon of Ceylon continues its ‘Bank-on-Wheels’ Mobile ATM units in areas where curfews are in force, to provide urgently needed access to cash to members of the public...