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The government would purchase unsold fruits and vegetables from local farmers

The government has decided to purchase the unsold stocks of fruits and vegetables directly from farmers and distribute them free of charge to the COVID Treatment Centers, all Government Hospitals, Tri-Forces, Displaced Camps, and families who have lost their livelihood until the travel restrictions lifted up, Co-cabinet Spokesman Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said. The Minister was speaking at the...

Showery conditions are expected to increase in a number of locations

Temporary enhancement of showery condition over South-western part of the island is likely during today and tomorrow (08 and 09), stated the Meteorology Department. Showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces and in Galle, Matara, Nuwara-Eliya and Kandy districts. Several spells of showers will occur in Mannar district. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places...

COVID-19 may have leaked from the Wuhan lab, according to a US report- WSJ

A report on the origins of COVID-19 by a U.S. government national laboratory concluded that the hypothesis of a virus leak from a Chinese lab in Wuhan is plausible and deserves further investigation, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday, citing people familiar with the classified document. The study was prepared in May 2020 by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

47 COVID-19 deaths reported

47 more deaths reported due to COVID-19, raising the death toll to 1789, stated the Department of Government Information

Isolation has been lifted in several areas

Isolation status imposed in 77 Grama Niladhari divisions in 11 districts were lifted this morning, stated the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak. Isolation status imposed in following areas were lifted from 4am today: announced that the isolation of 77 Grama Niladhari divisions in 11 districts has been lifted with immediate effect. Accordingly, the isolation of the following areas has...

Showers are expected in a number of provinces

Showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces and in Galle, Matara, Nuwara-Eliya and Kandy districts, stated the Meteorology Department. Fairly heavy falls about 50 mm can be expected at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva and Eastern provinces during...

special stickers for essential service vehicles

Eleven special stickers with separate colors will be introduced from tomorrow for vehicles that engage in essential services during travel restrictions are in place, police said. Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the new sticker system will be used from tomorrow morning on all roads entering Colombo to ensure that people traveling for essential services without delay during travel restrictions. This...

46 die of COVID-19

A total of 46 more COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed by the Director General of Health Services between May 17 and June 5, the Government Information Department said today. The statement issued by the Department said that 23 males and 23 females have passed away due to the virus infection while there has been no deaths reported yesterday.

In the Watawala van accident, a Sub Inspector is killed, and seven others were injured

A Hatton police Sub Inspector was killed, and seven others were seriously injured when the vehicle that guarded a van carrying a COVID body overturned on a footslope on the Hatton- Colombo main road in Watawala. The deceased has been identified as Sub Inspector Bennett Kumarasinghe 51, who was the OIC of the Hatton Police Minor and Various Complaints Unit. In...

Flood warnings have been issued in the Maha Oya area

The water level of the Maha Oya has been observed rising to ‘minor flood level', stated the Irrigation Department. A high rainfall exceeding around 100 mm has fallen in most of upstream catchment areas of Maha Oya Basin as of 9.00 AM today. Accordingly the Department stated that, "By analyzing the current rainfall situation and river water levels of Hydrological Stations...