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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...


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...


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...


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

2021-05-08 07:40:00

Channa Jayasumana, Minister of State for Drug Supplies says that it has been decided to distribute the Sinopharm Covid vaccine received from China to the people of Sri Lanka next week...


The selling price of one US dollar exceeds 201 rupees again

2021-05-07 08:53:00

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


12 Grama Niladhari Divisions in Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara isolated

2021-05-07 08:43:00

Army Commander Shavendra Silva said that 12 Grama Niladhari Divisions in three districts have been isolated with immediate effect and it has been decided to remove some isolated areas from isolation...


Don’t worry if you are positive to Covid, stay home. Hospitalising will be done as soon as possible - Dr. Sudath

2021-05-07 07:49:00

The Chief Medical Officer of the Epidemiology Unit, Dr. Sudath Samaraweera has requested that patients to be at home safe until they are hospitalized as soon as possible...


When 2000 patients are reported, another 2000 patients can be in the society without PCR - Sudarshani

2021-05-07 07:30:00

Although approximately 2000 covid patients are reported daily, there may be another 2,000 covid patients in the community who have not been tested for PCR and show no symptoms, and there is a risk that this could increase to 8000 within a week, said Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Minister of State for covid Disease Control...


Covid cure discovered by doctor at Karapitiya Hospital a hoax: Dr. Ananda Wijewickrema

2021-05-06 18:00:00

The medicine supposedly acting against Covid-19 discovered by a medical officer at Karapitiya Hospital is a hoax, revealed Dr. Ananda Wijewickrema, specialist at IDH Hospital, making statement with the press today (06)...


Ulapane Thero criticises President over lacking ’spine’ (VIDEO)

2021-05-05 16:46:00

The President, who had pledged that he will be working straightforward with a two-thirds majority, is afraid not only of China, but also Gamini Lokuge, the Lokuge Seeya of Kesbewa, alleged Ulapane Sumangala Thero, speaking to the press briefing held by the National Movement for Social Justice today (05)...


Covid doesn’t bend to the will of businessmen like politicians do: GMOA (VIDEO)

2021-05-04 19:21:00

The Covid control program would be a joke if politicians attempt to change Covid regulations while Director General of Health Services is in Office, emphasised the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA), speaking to a press briefing held today (04)...


Hitlerist Dilum being given the Community Police Ministry proves the coming of a Hitler’s era: Muruththettuwe Thero

2021-05-04 07:57:00

Dilum Amunugama, who once suggested that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will systematically be becoming a Hitler as the 69-lakh mandate who had voted for him wanted it, being given the state ministry of Community Police Service further proves the coming of a Hitler’s Era, emphasised Mureththettuwe Ananda Thero...


Deaths of Covid patients influenced by other diseases not counted as Covid deaths: Dr. Sudath Samaraweera

2021-05-04 07:25:00

Deaths influenced by cancers, cardiac conditions or any other disease not affiliated with Covid-19 while being infected with the virus are not counted as Covid deaths, emphasised Dr. Sudath Samaraweera...


Humble request to Social Media users not to spread misinformation and defamatory content amidst Crisis

2021-05-03 18:16:00

A report claiming that the wedding of the daughter of the sister of Amry Commander Shavendra Silva, Chief of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak, is taking place today (03) is spread across social media meeting severe criticism from many parties...


Covid patients admitted to Ayurvedic hospitals for the first time, given porridge and osupen: Sisira

2021-05-03 08:11:00

The government has approved to admit persons with positive Covid status to Ayurvedic hospitals and treat them with porridge and local medicine, said Minister of Indigenous Medicine Sisira Jayakody...


Port City will be making Sri Lanka a Singapore. Passing Bill cannot delay: Tissakutti

2021-05-03 07:43:00

The passing of the proposed Port City Special Economic Commission Bill in Parliament cannot delay by even a day, emphasised Ruling Party MP Janaka Tissakuttiarachchi, speaking to media yesterday (02)...


The British variety was not found in Sri Lanka on April 8, there was information before that too - Director of Laboratories

2021-05-02 08:32:00

Dr. Vijith Gunasekera, Director of Laboratory Services at the Ministry of Health, said that he could not agree with the claim that the British covid was first identified in Sri Lanka on April 8 and stated that information regarding this had been reported before...


Will Laugfs Gas run out after May 03? Loss incurred over Rs. 7 billion due to absence of price growth

2021-05-01 16:50:00

Releasing Laugfs Gas to the market from next Monday (May 03) could be a problem, the Company’s Managing Director Piyadasa Kudabalage...


SL will become the only country in the world that does only organic farming. Paddy, vegetables and fruits are imported!

2021-05-01 08:21:00

Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Minister of Agriculture says that Sri Lanka will become the only island in the world where only organic fertilizers are used for agriculture. He said that steps will be taken to import paddy, vegetables and fruits when the production of those crops falls due to the lack of chemical fertilizers...


The government is going to pass the Port City Bill in one day despite the opposition’s opposition amidst Covid - Anura

2021-05-01 07:45:00

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says that the government is preparing to debate and pass the controversial Colombo Port City Special Economic Commission (UCEC) bill within one day next week...


Mr. President, the state machinery is now broken down. Get help from your brother immediately - Murutthettuwe Thero

2021-04-30 08:33:00

Ven. Murutthettuwe Ananda Thera, a powerful monk who played a major role in the formation of the current government, has called on President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to give Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa more responsibility for governance before the country collapses...


If Sajith can, do meet the ambassadors and bring at least one vaccine to the country - Minister Janaka

2021-04-30 07:44:00

Minister of State Janaka Wakkumbura has called on the Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa to bring in at least one covid vaccine to Sri Lanka if possible...


65 Indian companies work in Sri Lanka, no one says this is a colony of India - Minister of State for Finance

2021-04-29 13:43:00

Minister of State for Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal says that European countries including the US as well as Indian companies have invested in Sri Lanka more than China and no one in such a background would say that this is an American colony or an Indian colony...


Covid welcomed together with New Year. Experts’ warning not considered: Pubudu Jayagoda

2021-04-29 10:59:00

Frontline Socialist Party Propaganda Secretary Pubudu Jayagoda speaking to a press conference on Wednesday (28) stated that although the Committee of Experts of the Ministry of Health had reported to the President that the number of Covid cases was increasing rapidly during April 08 - 09, the government had not taken steps to impose regulations in this regard...


Economy has to be prioritised. May people restrict themselves from travelling: State Minister of Covid Control

2021-04-28 08:10:00

The country’s economy has to be prioritised, as a vast economic pressure could occur at any event was the country closed in response to the Covid threat, stated State Minister of Covid Control Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, urging the public to restrict themselves from travelling...


Despite boasting, only 18 beds added to ICUs last year: Rathnapriya

2021-04-28 07:33:00

Despite the government’s boasting on increasing the number of beds in intensive care units (ICU) throughout last year, only 18 beds were added to the system, revealed Saman Rathnapriya, president of the Government Nursing Officers Association...


Covid-19: Daily charge exceeds 1000 cases for the first time

2021-04-27 22:46:00

Accordingly, 1096 new infections of Covid-19 have been confirmed today (27), climbing the total number of confirmed cases in Sri Lanka up to 103,472...


Defence Ministry permits CID to detain MP Rishard Bathiudeen and his brother for 90 days

2021-04-27 07:17:00

The Defence Ministry has approved the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to detain MP Rishard Bathiudeen and his brother Riyaj Bathiudeen, who were recently arrested, for 90 days under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTI)...