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more areas isolated

Several areas in Ratnapura and Monaragala districts were isolated with immediate effect from this morning. The following areas were isolated until further notice: ■. Ratnapura District: Nivithigala Police Area - Noragalla Upper Division in Noragalla GN division, Peenkanda Estate 1 & Peenkanda Estate 2 in Yakdehiwaththa GN division and Peenkanda Estate 3 in Pathakada GN division ■. Monaragala District: Monaragala Police Area - Nakkalawatta...

Today’s Weather Forecast

Showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-Western provinces and in Galle, Matara, Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts, stated the Meteorology Department. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva province and in Ampara, Batticaloa and Mullaitivu districts in the evening or night. General public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary...

1,867 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Sri Lanka

A total of 1,867 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Sri Lanka today, stated the Epidemiology Unit. The total count of positive coronavirus cases found in Sri Lanka currently sits at 253,618 and 218,998 of them have made complete recoveries. There are only 31,715 active cases being treated in various hospitals across the country

A New type of ancient human has been discovered in Israel, according to archaeologists

Our Homo sapiens species would have lived alongside the previously unknown ancient humans 120,000 years ago. Experts found fragments of ancient skull, jaw bones and teeth that are being attributed to a new species. Researchers are now calling the ancient people the Nesher Ramla people. Anthropologist Israel Hershkovitz from Tel Aviv University is the lead author of the study. Hershkovitz said: "The discovery...

X-Press Pearl insurers agree to pay interim compensation

MV X-Press Pearl insurers have agreed to pay Rs.720 million as interim compensation for affected fishermen, said the Minister of Justice Ali Sabri, PC.

Two died in an accident

Two persons were reported dead in a motor accident on the Central Expressway (CE) which is still under construction, Police Media Spokesperson SDIG Ajith Rohana stated. A motorcycle and a car had collided at the Ebalawatta, Narammala area on the CE. Reportedly, the two vehicles have blown up in flames, the SDIG added. He also noted that five persons were in...

Today’s Weather Forecast

Showers will occur at times in Rathnapura, Kaluthara, Galle and Matara districts, stated the Meteorology Department. Several spells of showers will occur in North-western province and in Colombo, Gampaha, Kegalle, Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts.

more areas isolated

Four areas in Kegalle District were isolated from 6am today, stated the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO). The following areas were isolated until further notice: ■. Kegalle District Mawanella Police Area - Hinguloya GN Division and Mahawatta GN DivisionDehiowita Police Area - Denseworth Watta in Algoda GN DivisionKegalle Police Area - Helamada GN Division

quarantine law violators arrested

323 persons were arrested yesterday for not wearing face masks and failing to maintain social distancing, said the Police Media Spokesperson Ajith Rohana.

Fire erupts in a container ship

A Container ship MSC MESSINA reportedly suffered fire in engine room in Indian ocean halfway between Sri Lanka and Malacca Strait, at around 1930 UTC Jun 24, stated the Maritime Bulletin. "The ship was disabled, and as of 0415 UTC Jun 25 remained disabled, adrift. ‘MSC Messina’ which departed from Colombo, Sri Lanka, had been en route to Singapore", Maritime...