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41,500 students will be enrolled into Universities – UGC

41,500 students will be enrolled into Universities this time, the University Grants Commission said. students who sat for the GCE Advanced Level examination in 2019 will be enrolled, Its Chairman Prof. Sampath Amaratunga said. He further...

39 people arrested for failing to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing

39 people were arrested for failing the follow the social distancing concept and disregarding instructions to wear a face mask, said DIG Ajith Rohana on Saturday (31). These suspects will be prosecuted as per the...

137 new COVID-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka

137 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Sri Lanka, said the Department of Government Information on Saturday (31). 38 of these case are from Quarantine Centers. 99 other cases are close contacts of the Peliyagoda Fish...

Sri Lanka confirms 20th death from Covid-19

20th Covid19 death reported in Sri Lanka, that of a 54 year old diabetic female from Colombo 12 receiving treatment at National Hospital - Health Ministry

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41,500 students will be enrolled into Universities – UGC

41,500 students will be enrolled into Universities this time, the University Grants Commission said. students who sat for the GCE Advanced Level examination in 2019...

39 people arrested for failing to wear facemasks and maintain social...

39 people were arrested for failing the follow the social distancing concept and disregarding instructions to wear a face mask, said DIG Ajith Rohana...

137 new COVID-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka

137 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Sri Lanka, said the Department of Government Information on Saturday (31). 38 of these case are from Quarantine...

Sri Lanka confirms 20th death from Covid-19

20th Covid19 death reported in Sri Lanka, that of a 54 year old diabetic female from Colombo 12 receiving treatment at National Hospital -...

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva, Eastern and North-Central provinces and in Hambantota, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya districts after 2.00pm. Fairly...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in SL pass 10,000 mark

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka passed the 10,000 mark on Friday (30) to reach 10,105 COVID-19 cases, reported the...

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At least 25 dead, scores missing after typhoon lashes Vietnam

Vietnam deployed hundreds of soldiers and heavy machinery on Thursday to search for survivors after landslides triggered by torrential rains from Typhoon Molave, one...

Pompeo to find ‘new ways’ to cooperate with Indonesia in South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said Washington would find new ways to cooperate with Indonesia in the South China Sea and...

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South Africa given deadline to decide on Rugby Championship

South Africa have delayed their departure to the Rugby Championship while they decide whether to take part during the coronavirus pandemic. South African officials are...

Johnson out of CJ Cup after positive COVID-19 test

World number one Dustin Johnson has pulled out of this week’s CJ Cup after testing positive for COVID-19, the PGA Tour said in a...

Business News

Colombo Manning Market closed till Nov. 2nd

It has been decided to close down Colombo Manning Public Market until the 2nd of...

Sri Lanka “one of the safest countries”

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Woonjin Jeong called Sri Lanka “one of the...

Huawei ekes out third-quarter revenue growth as U.S. restrictions bite

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd eked out a gain in third-quarter revenue as the impact of...

CBSL approves 61,907 Loans through COVID-19 Renaissance Facility

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka, as of 15th October 2020, approved 61,907 loan applications...

Special notice for all airline passengers

All departing passengers out of Sri Lanka will be required to have their PCR tests...

Govt. to buy big onions from local farmers

The government has decided to purchase big onions from local farmers at Rs. 100 per...

Entertainment News

Veteran actress Anula Bulathsinhala has passed away at the age of 73 while being treated at the Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital.
The Government has decided to close all cinemas from today until the end of October. The Government Information Department said that cinemas across the country will remain closed till the 31st of October 2020. The decision has been taken on the directives...
Superstar Akshay Kumar’s much-awaited action feature Sooryavanshi will not be releasing on Diwali, Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Sibashish Sarkar said on Thursday. The studio had announced in June this year that the film will hit the theatres on Diwali,...

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Pompeo to find ‘new ways’ to cooperate with Indonesia in South China Sea

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Quarantine curfew in Western Province from midnight today

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Hatton town declared as an isolated area to prevent spread of Covid-19

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New App to collect data on COVID-19

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Air pollution in Sri Lanka increased unusually – NBRO

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) says air pollution in Sri Lanka has increased unusually. An unusual increase in the levels of particulate matter (PM)...
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