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Today’s Weather

A slight change in the prevailing weather condition is expected in the next few days (particularly from 23rd June), stated the Meteorology Department. Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Mullaitivu district in the...

six others arrested for violating COVID restrictions

The Talawakele Police arrested seven persons, including Lindula Urban Council Chairman of P. Bharathidasan on suspicion of holding a party and violating travel restrictions. The Chairman is alleged to have held the party along with several of his friends at a private function hall above the Upper Kotmale Reservoir in Talawakele. Talawakele Police have arrested the Chairman and his accomplices following...

There will be no increase in the price of LP Gas

The Cabinet Sub-Committee appointed to evaluate Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gas prices has decided that there should be no increase in the prices of domestic LPG cylinders, Sub-Committee Member and Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. Minister Amaraweera said that the decision was taken when the Ministerial Sub–Committee met yesterday to decide on the demands made by the two gas companies (Litro...

Parliament convenes tomorrow

The Committee on Parliamentary Business chaired by the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has decided to convene Parliament tomorrow (22) and the day after (23). Accordingly, the Second Reading of the Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation (Amendment) Bill and Regulations under the Lands Acquisition Act will be taken up for debate tomorrow (22), the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said.

Ethiopians are voting in key elections amid rising tensions and a bloody conflict in the northern Tigray region

This pandemic-delayed poll is Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first electoral test since coming to power in 2018. He hopes to secure a popular mandate by winning a majority of the federal parliament's 547 seats. But the vote has been postponed in Tigray, where the army has been fighting a regional force since November. Voting has also been delayed in about a fifth...

Children aged 12-17 unlikely to be offered the vaccine

A decision to vaccinate all 12 to 17-year-old children against Covid is unlikely to be recommended by UK vaccine experts imminently, the BBC has been told. Certain groups of children may still be offered a Covid jab - but not all. A statement from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is expected in the coming days. The government will then...

Mainly fair weather will prevail

A few showers will occur in Western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, stated the Meteorology Department. Mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere. Wind speed will be (30-40) kmph in western slope of the Central hills, Northern, North-Central and North-Western provinces and in Hambantota and Trincomalee districts. The wind speed can be increased up to 50 kmph...

quarantine law violators arrested

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

Several areas were isolated

Five Grama Niladhari divisions in Nuwara-Eliya District were isolated with immediate effect until further notice, Following areas were isolated until further notice: ■. Kothmale Police Area: Kaludamada, Hapugasthalawa, Weerapura, Beramana South and Pahalagoraka Oya

The number of Covid recoveries exceeded the 200,000

The number of Covid-19 recoveries exceeded the 200,000 mark in Sri Lanka (201,389) with 1,996 patients recovering yesterday, the Health Ministry stated last night. The total number of COVID-19 cases stood around 239,000 yesterday evening and 35,000 patients out of them were still receiving treatment at hospitals and Intermediate Care Centres (ICCs). The COVID-19 death toll had passed 2,530....