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100 returnees from Middle East leave SLAF quarantine center in Palaly

A hundred arrivals from Middle Eastern countries, who were quarantined at the SLAF quarantine center in Palaly, have been released this morning, the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) said. SLAF said the Quarantine Centre at Palaly was operated on the instructions of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias in order to support the government’s effort of...

298 Sri Lankans repatriated from UAE

A group of 298 Sri Lankans in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has returned to the country this morning (09). A special flight chartered by SriLankan Airlines, UL 226, touched down at the Mattala International Airport at around 6.05 am today. The returnees, who were stranded in the UAE following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, were directed to PCR testing...

New COVID-19 recoveries move total count to 1,371

The Ministry of Health says 29 more persons who had contracted the COVID-19 have recovered from the disease completely.   These patients were receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital (02), Welikanda Base Hospital (05), Kattankudy Base Hospital (03), Welisara Navy Hospital (14), Homagama Base Hospital (01) and Minuwangoda Base Hospital (04). Accordingly, Sri Lanka’s coronavirus recoveries count now sits at 1,371.

Palitha Thewarapperuma hospitalized

Former United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma has been hospitalized, according to family sources.   Reportedly, the Kalutara District ex-MP is currently receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.

Curfew hours of all districts updated

The government has issued an updated announcement on curfew hours of all districts.   Accordingly, from June 06 onwards, curfew in all districts will be in force from 11.00 pm to 4.00 am until further notice, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said. Travel between districts will be allowed except in Colombo and Gampaha districts, the PMD said. The government has called for strict...

Sri Lanka confirms 11th COVID-19 death

Sri Lanka has reported the 11th death from the COVID-19 infection, the Ministry of Health confirmed a short while ago.   The deceased is said to be a 45-year-old male who had arrived in the country from Kuwait. He had been treated for the virus at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Homagama Hospital where he succumbed to the disease. Meanwhile, the...

Coronavirus: Recoveries from Navy move up to 403

Fifteen more naval personnel who had contracted the COVID-19 have recovered completely from the disease, says Sri Lanka Navy.   Thereby, a total of 403 coronavirus-positive navy men have returned to health so far. These discharged navy men will be kept under quarantine for another 14 days in compliance with the healthcare regulations.

Twenty more recover from coronavirus

Twenty patients who had been receiving treatment for COVID-19 have been discharged upon complete recovery from the disease.   Accordingly, the total number of recoveries reported in Sri Lanka has hiked to 801 cases.

Man gunned down in Maligawatta housing complex

A person has been injured and hospitalized following a shooting at the Laksetha Sevana housing complex in Maligawatta.   According to the Police Media Division, the shooting incident had taken place at around 5 pm yesterday (30). The person injured in the shooting had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital and is currently receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...

COVID-19: Seven returnees from Qatar add to yesterday’s count

With 07 more individuals testing positive for COVID-19 last night (30), Sri Lanka has reported a total of 62 coronavirus infections within yesterday.   The last 07 infected persons have been identified as persons who arrived in the country from Qatar, confirmed the Department of Government Information. Thereby, the total count of coronavirus cases detected in Sri Lanka is at 1,620 cases.