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

2021-05-09 18:45:00

As of today (09) 1732 new infections of Covid-19 have been identified, surging the total number of confirmed cases in the island up to 124,966...


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

2021-05-09 18:38:00

Discussions are currently underway as to whether pregnant women should be given priority in vaccination, said State Minister Channa Jayasumana, revealing that a final decision will be taken in this regard on Monday...


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

2021-05-09 17:53:00

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. With regard to Sri Lanka, a senior official of the WHO has warned us about the crisis we are facing today...


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

2021-05-09 17:32:00

The health authorities have taken steps to close the public shopping complex in Piliyandala in the event that 101 persons infected with Covid were discovered. The shopping complex has been closed indefinitely...


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

2021-05-09 15:37:00

The Ministry of Health has taken steps to appoint Deputy Director - Generals of Health Services at the provincial level to coordinate the eradication of the covid epidemic. It is reported that the Minister of Health has observed the implementation of the covid control program at the provincial level and these appointments have been made with a view to further strengthening the program and providing the necessary facilities...


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

2021-05-09 15:15:00

The President of the Private Bus Owners’ Association Gemunu Wijeratne states that the bus drivers and their assistants who are engaged in passenger transport services will have to withdraw from the bus service if they are not given priority in vaccination. The union has decided to start the strike from next week...


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

2021-05-09 14:45:00

Sri Lanka Air Force is contributing to the task of establishing hospitals in various parts of the country due to the inadequacy of existing hospitals amid the third wave Covid-19...


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

2021-05-09 13:16:00

Special prayers and ceremonies were held by people of different faiths across Sri Lanka on 8 May 2021 for the well-being of people of India in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. The extent of diversity in these solidarity ceremonies was a true manifestation of camaraderie and connect between the peoples of India and Sri Lanka...


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

2021-05-09 13:11:00

In response to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s recent decision to ban the import of chemical fertilisers and agro-chemicals with effect from May 06, the Director General of Imports and Exports has issued an order putting the decision into effect...


12 containers carrying carcinogenic coconut oil re-exported

2021-05-09 12:26:00

12 containers carrying coconut oil containing aflatoxin the carcinogenic substance weighting 230 tons have been re exported, revealed Sudantha Silma, Spokesman for the Customs...


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

2021-05-09 11:16:00

Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, Head of the Department of Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, says that several strains of the virus that are spreading rapidly around the world have been found in Sri Lanka. He points out that this could lead to a very dangerous situation and that everyone should act responsibly to minimize the risk...


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

2021-05-09 09:59:00

The All Ceylon Nurses’ Association says that there is a shortage of safety equipment (PPE) including surgical masks in the hospital system in the country...


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

2021-05-09 09:47:00

It is reported that a special discussion between the small parties affiliated to the SLPP government and the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is to be held on the day after tomorrow (11)...


Celebrations of 160th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore in Sri Lanka

2021-05-09 08:31:00

High Commissioner H.E Gopal Baglay and other officials of the High Commission offered floral tributes to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in Colombo on his 160th birth anniversary on 7 May 2021. High Commissioner noted that Gurudev Tagore was an incredible amalgamation of talents...


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

2021-05-09 08:30:00

The President of the Medical Laboratory Technologists’ Association, Ravi. Kumudesh, said that it could be clearly stated that the British covid strain was leaked to the country through tourists from Ukraine and other countries who had been brought to Sri Lanka claiming that it was a tourist bubble method...



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

2021-05-09 07:39:00

The Chief Incumbent of the Narahenpita Abhayaramaya, Ven. Murutthettuwe Ananda Thera says that there are 7238 covid vaccines left in 6 centers in the Colombo Municipal Council area alone and it is a serious question as to why these are not given to the public...


22 Covid deaths reported. Toll climbs up to 786

2021-05-09 01:22:00

With 22 more Covid related deaths confirmed on Saturday (08) the death toll due to the Covid outbreak in Sri Lanka has climbed up to 786, official records showed...


Covid-19: 920 new infections found. Daily charge exceeds 1800

2021-05-08 22:35:00

With 920 more new infections of Covid-19 confirmed, 1890 Covid-19 cases have been identified today (08)...


Civil unions condemn government’s efforts on building expressways amid global pandemic (VIDEO)

2021-05-08 21:27:00

Therefore, the only resource available to the public at this time is health, he went on, adding that the government should ensure that it does not act on protecting the business pals who backed it by spending public funds, but allocate them for the protection of the people...


Sri Lankans found infected with several Covid strains spread overseas

2021-05-08 21:05:00

Meanwhile, several cases associated with strains spread across Denmark, Saudi Arabia, the European region, Nigeria and South Africa have also been identified in Sri Lanka...


Horrors at SriLankan Airlines Go Unanswered, As Termination Becomes Pastime

2021-05-08 19:57:00

When Sri Lankan Airlines told ’’We Care’’ did they really? It goes without saying that the airline industry is one of the major industries to go under during the pandemic worldwide...


Covid-19: 970 new infections found

2021-05-08 18:52:00

970 new infections of Covid-19 have been identified today (08), climbing the total number of cases confirmed in Sri Lanka up to 122,308...


Head, NOCPCO Supervises Final Touches at Army-improvised Biggest COVID-19 Hospital

2021-05-08 18:33:00

In order to find whether the country’s biggest Army-improvised COVID-19 Hospital in Seeduwa, now receiving final touches needs any more fine-tuning, General Shavendra Silva, Head of the NOCPCO together with several Senior Officers of relevance to the project undertook an inspection tour this morning (8)...


America wants to waive patent protection for vaccines

2021-05-08 18:25:00

To help battle the pandemic, the administration of President Joe Biden said it supported waiving some intellectual-property protections for vaccines. Jaws dropped—along..


Today is the World Migratory Bird Day

2021-05-08 18:15:00

On Saturday, 8 May people all over the world will be celebrating World Migratory Bird Day, a global campaign which aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them...


Israeli Parliament’s approval to draft law compromising small and random outposts of Israeli illegal settlements condemned

2021-05-08 15:24:00

The Embassy of the State of Palestine presents its compliments to All Correspondents of the Print and Electronic Media in Sri Lanka and has the honor to inform that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine condemns the Israeli parliament’s approval to draft a law that would permit small and random outposts of Israeli illegal settlements to be ’compromised’...


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

2021-05-08 14:48:00

The Health Data Organisation warned that the death toll due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka could rise up to 30,000 by September 01, 2021, had the third wave not been controlled, revealed Dr. Sanjaya Perera on Drugs and Health Management, speaking to media today (08)...


Person infected with India’s Covid variant found

2021-05-08 12:41:00

A person infected with the Covid variant spread in India, B.1.617, has been found, revealed Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, Director, Institute of Allergy and Immunology and Molecular Biology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura...


Showcasing a proud Sri Lankan

2021-05-08 11:58:00

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in the UK initiated a platform to showcase Sri Lankans who have excelled, thanks to the public goods provided by the successive Governments of Sri Lanka since independence and decades of solid investment in its people. Launching this initiative, the High Commission presented a brief video outlining the milestones of the life of Mr. Abdul Haleem, Counsellor of the High Commission. The video traces his steps and ref..