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Seven COVID-19 death reported

Sri Lanka has witnessed 07 new Covid-19 related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed a short while ago. Five of the victims are from Bandaragama, Dematagoda, Colombo 13, Wellampitiya and the remaining two were...

168 new Covid-19 infections confirmed

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 numbers went up again today (05), as 168 more persons were tested positive for the virus. The newly-identified patients were identified as close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda fish...

COVID-19 recoveries in SL exceeds 20,000

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in the country has exceeded the 20,000 marks after 652 patients were discharged today (Dec. 05) following complete recovery, the Ministry of Health said. According to the Epidemiology...

501 fresh Covid-19 patients reported

Covid-19 infections registered in Sri Lanka swept past the grim milestone of 27,000 as 501 more persons were tested positive today (05), the Health Ministry revealed. The Government Information Department stated that 319 of the...

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Seven COVID-19 death reported

Sri Lanka has witnessed 07 new Covid-19 related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed a short while ago. Five of the victims are from...

168 new Covid-19 infections confirmed

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 numbers went up again today (05), as 168 more persons were tested positive for the virus. The newly-identified patients were identified as...

COVID-19 recoveries in SL exceeds 20,000

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in the country has exceeded the 20,000 marks after 652 patients were discharged today (Dec. 05) following...

501 fresh Covid-19 patients reported

Covid-19 infections registered in Sri Lanka swept past the grim milestone of 27,000 as 501 more persons were tested positive today (05), the Health...

Oxford vaccine will benefit low and middle income countries

Sri Lankan born Dr. Maheshi Ramasamy, the Principal Investigator for the Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine trial, has said that the oxford vaccine which will be...

Strict laws soon against wildlife poaching

The Government is planning to impose strict laws by amending the Penal Code to stop the illegal killing of wild animals. Minister of Wildlife and...

World News

China releases image of its flag on the moon as spacecraft carrying lunar rocks...

A Chinese spacecraft lifted off from the moon Thursday night with a load of lunar rocks, the first stage of its return to Earth,...

Covid-19 vaccine campaigns could be targeted by criminals, warns Interpol

Interpol on Wednesday warned authorities worldwide of the threat from organised crime groups during upcoming Covid-19 vaccination campaigns, including fake vaccines and the theft...

Sports News

Dambulla Vikings won by 4runs (D/L method)

Dambulla Vikings beat Kandy Tuskers by 4 runs (D/L method). The first game of the day was played between the Dambulla Viking and Kandy Tuskers...

Six Pakistan cricketers positive for Covid-19 in New Zealand

Six of Pakistan’s squad tested positive for Covid-19, hosts New Zealand Cricket said Thursday, throwing preparations for their five-match tour into turmoil and causing...

Business News

SriLankan Airlines named the ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’ at WTA

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance...

BIA departure public concourse reopened for visitors

The departure public concourse of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake has been reopened...

China’s factory activity expands at fastest pace in over three years

China’s factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than three years in November,...

A fixed fuel price will be maintained amidst fluctuating world oil prices : Minister of Energy

Hon Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila, stated that maintaining a fixed fuel price amidst the...

Treasury says rating action by Fitch Ratings based on uncorroborated facts

The Treasury refuted the yesterday rating action of ‘CCC’ by Fitch Ratings saying it fails...

Country saves US$ 3.3 bn in first 10 months

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka says that due to the import restrictions aimed at...

Entertainment News

Popular singer W.D. Ariyasinghe passed away at the age of 64 at his residence in Kalapura, Mount Lavania today, sources confirmed. Ma Langatama, Vikasitha Pem and Mala Pabalu Wel are among the popular songs sung by Ariyasinghe.
Veteran actress Anula Bulathsinhala has passed away at the age of 73 while being treated at the Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital.
The Government has decided to close all cinemas from today until the end of October. The Government Information Department said that cinemas across the country will remain closed till the 31st of October 2020. The decision has been taken on the directives...

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18-hour water cut from 10.00 a.m today

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A new program for the cleanliness of 103 rivers island wide

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487 more Covid-19 patients recover

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Update: Eight inmates dead, 50 injured

A total of eight inmates were reportedly killed and nearly 50 other inmates were hospitalized during unrest taken place at the Mahara Prison yesterday,...

168 new Covid-19 infections confirmed

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 numbers went up again today (05), as 168 more persons were tested positive for the virus. The newly-identified patients were identified as...
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