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Coronavirus: 369 new infections confirmed

Sri Lanka registered 369 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (January 26), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Department of Government Information says the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda...

Ranjan transferred to Angunukolapelessa Prison

Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake who was sentenced to a four year prison term was transferred to the high security prison in Angunukolapelessa this morning. The Prisons Department Spokesman Commissioner Chandana Ekanayake told the...

709 COVID-19 patients recovered

709 more individuals recovered from COVID-19 bringing the total recoveries in the country to 51,046, the Epidemiology Unit confirmed. According to the epidemiology unit there are only 7,834 active cases being treated in various hospitals...

Tractors bring protests into Indian capital on Republic Day (Photos)

India Republic Day 2021 Parade, Flag Hoisting Live Updates: A total of 32 tableaux — 17 of various states and UTs, nine of ministries and six from the defence arm — were seen going...

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Coronavirus: 369 new infections confirmed

Sri Lanka registered 369 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (January 26), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Department of Government Information says the newly-identified patients...

Ranjan transferred to Angunukolapelessa Prison

Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake who was sentenced to a four year prison term was transferred to the high security prison in Angunukolapelessa...

709 COVID-19 patients recovered

709 more individuals recovered from COVID-19 bringing the total recoveries in the country to 51,046, the Epidemiology Unit confirmed. According to the epidemiology unit there...

Cabinet approval to raise daily wage of estate sector workers

The Cabinet of Ministers have approved a proposal to take necessary steps to increase the daily wages of estate sector employees up to Rs....

Cabinet nod to set up Industrial City in Katunayake

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to set up an industrial estate using 100 acres of government land in the Katana Divisional Secretariat. This...

SL to receive over 500,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from India on Thursday,...

The Government of India has decided to grant over 500,000 vaccines manufactured in India to Sri Lanka and the consignment is scheduled to arrive...

World News

Moderna vaccine appears to work against new Covid-19 variants

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine appears to work against new, more infectious variants of the pandemic virus found in the UK and South Africa, say scientists...

Mexican president’s past health woes sharpen focus on COVID-19 diagnosis

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s history of heart problems and high blood pressure will complicate doctors’ efforts to combat the COVID-19 infection poised...

Sports News

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli blessed with baby girl, wishes pour...

Bollywood star Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli have been blessed with a baby girl. The Indian skipper took to Twitter to make the...

Sangakkara bats against racism in sports

Former Sri Lanka legend and Team Abu Dhabi mentor Kumar Sangakkara condemned the racial abuse in sports and urged stern action against the offenders. Sangakkara...

Business News

Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Import Cargo Terminal Building At BIA-Stage I

Moving ahead with the airport development projects of Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) (Private)...

Highly impressed with SL Govt. and its pandemic response: Nat Rothschild

While saying that he was impressed with the Government of Sri Lanka, British-born financier Nat...

Twitter says it locked account of China’s U.S. embassy over Xinjiang-related tweet

Twitter has locked the account of China’s U.S. embassy for a tweet that defended China’s...

60% importers, vehicles sale owner shut down their businesses: VIAL

The Vehicle Importers’ Association of Lanka (VIAL) yesterday said 60% of the vehicle sellers have...

Port City Colombo attracts world’s top investor Nathaniel Rothschild (Photos)

14 th January 2021: World renowned financier and a member of Rothschild family, Nathaniel Rothschild...

EU provides Rs. 8.26 billion in grants to Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU) announced the signing of three grants worth EUR 35.75 million (LKR...

Entertainment News

Popular singer Shelton Muthunamage has passed away at the age of 73 years, family sources told. He had been receiving treatment at the District General Hospital in Negombo at the time of death.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has advised to reopen cinemas in strict compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines. The Film Industry has been vulnerable due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as both production and consumption of its output has stopped...
Superstar Rajinikanth has been admitted to Apollo Hospital in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, following ‘severe blood pressure fluctuations’. A statement issued by Apollo Hospital on Friday afternoon said Rajinikanth ‘will be investigated and monitored closely till his blood pressure settles down before being...

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Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka exceed 58,000

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709 COVID-19 patients recovered

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Cabinet approval to raise daily wage of estate sector workers

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