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Russia becomes first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, says Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move...

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 recoveries count hits 2,622

The Ministry of Health confirmed that 29 more patients infected with COVID-19 have completely recovered from the disease. The recovered patients have been discharged from their respective hospitals today (11). Accordingly, the total count of recoveries...

Prisons reopen for visitors from Saturday

The Department of Prisons says that the restriction imposed on visitation of inmates will be lifted from next Saturday (August 15). All prisons in the country were closed off for visitors from July 08 due...

Ranjan cries foul over election results

Elected lawmaker Ranjan Ramanayake has claimed foul over the results of last Wednesday’s parliamentary poll. Ramanayake, who was elected from the Gampaha District, described the poll as a reality show, in which the results go...

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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 recoveries count hits 2,622

The Ministry of Health confirmed that 29 more patients infected with COVID-19 have completely recovered from the disease. The recovered patients have been discharged from...

Prisons reopen for visitors from Saturday

The Department of Prisons says that the restriction imposed on visitation of inmates will be lifted from next Saturday (August 15). All prisons in the...

Ranjan cries foul over election results

Elected lawmaker Ranjan Ramanayake has claimed foul over the results of last Wednesday’s parliamentary poll. Ramanayake, who was elected from the Gampaha District, described the...

Spells of showers likely in some areas

Several spells of showers will occur in Sabaragamuwa, Central and Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, says the Department of Meteorology. Showers or...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka at 2,871

Confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka reached 2,871 as two persons tested positive for the virus on Monday (10), says the Department...

New Prime Minister to take office today

Freshly sworn-in Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will assume duties in his new portfolio today (11). The Office of the Prime Minister said the ceremony is...

World News

Global COVID-19 cases top 20 million

World COVID-19 cases surpassed the 20 million mark on Sunday night, as three of the worst hit countries also hit grim milestones of their...

SL invited to be first flight to newly upgraded Kushinagar Airport

Conveying a message from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay has informed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa that India would like...

Sports News

SLC vice president K. Mathivanan resigns

Vice President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) K. Mathivanan has resigned from his position. Mr. Mathivanan says he officially tendered his resignation letter to the...

ICC T20 World Cup 2020 postponed

The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday confirmed the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2020 has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19...

Business News

AirAsia Philippines operates a special seafarers’ repatriation flight between Manila & Mattala

AirAsia Philippines (Z2) marked its first flight to Sri Lanka over the weekend on a...

Sri Lanka’s economic growth hits negative range in 2020

Sri Lanka’s economic growth for the first quarter of 2020 has dwindled drastically to minus...

CAA inspects quality of Turmeric in local market

An inspection will be carried out to determine the quality of Turmeric in the local...

CAA prohibits the use of rice or paddy for animal feed production

The Consumer Affairs Authority issued an Extraordinary Gazette on Thursday (23) prohibiting the use of...

British Airways retires entire 747 fleet after travel downturn

British Airways has said it will retire all of its Boeing 747s as it suffers...

CBSL suspends business activities of ETI and Swarnamahal Financial Services

Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has suspended the business activities of Swarnamahal Financial Services...

Entertainment News

Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on June 14 at his Bandra residence. Since then, his fans have been demanding for a CBI inquiry into his death case. Recently, his father KK Singh filed an FIR against Rhea Chakraborty and her...
American actor Ryan Reynolds revealed that a stolen custom Build-A-Bear, which contained the voice recording of a mother's message to her daughter before she died, has been found and returned. The 43-year-old actor wrote on Twitter on Wednesday (local time), "In...
India's ban on popular video-sharing app deprives a number of social media stars of their followers and fortune. When India banned TikTok, it closed a window to the wider world that provided fun, fame and even a bit of fortune...

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Kalutara District postal votes results

The postal vote results of the Kalutara District have been released, with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) obtaining the highest number of postal...

UNP blames Sajith for election loss; Ranil not taking National List seat

Following the United National Party’s unprecedented defeat at the 2020 parliamentary election, the senior leaders of the ‘grand old party’ convened a meeting at...

Kamburupitiya polling division results

The results of the Kamburupitiya polling division of the Matara District has been released, a short while ago. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has polled...

SLPP sweeps Monaragala District

The final cumulative results of the Monaragala District have been released by the Elections Commission. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) secured a comprehensive victory in...

SL invited to be first flight to newly upgraded Kushinagar Airport

Conveying a message from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay has informed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa that India would like...

SJB clinches victory in Trincomalee District

The final results of the Trincomalee Electoral District have been released by the Election Commission. Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) has managed to secure a victory...

GE 2020 results of Dambulla polling division

The Election Commission has issued the results of Dambulla polling division of Matale electoral district. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has secured the win with...

GE 2020: SJB bags win in Colombo-North

The Election Commission has issued the results of postal voting of Colombo-North polling division of Colombo electoral district. Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) has secured the...

SLPP leads Devinuwara polling division

The 2020 General Election results of the Devinuwara polling division in the Matara District have been released by the Election Commission. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna...

All Island Results

SLPP - 6,853,693 SJB - 2,771,984 JJB - 445,958 ITAK - 327,168 UNP - 249435  
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