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India declared a new coronavirus variant to be of concern

India on Tuesday declared a new coronavirus variant to be of concern, and said nearly two dozen cases had been detected in three states. The variant, identified locally as "Delta plus", was found in 16...

65 COVID-19 deaths reported

65 deaths reported due to COVID-19 within 24-hours, stated the Department of Government Information

Several areas have been isolated

Several areas were isolated with effect from 6am this morning, stated the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO). Following areas were isolated until further notice: Trincomalee District ●. Trincomalee Police Area - Nagaraja Walawwa...

Today’s Weather

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces, stated the Meteorology Department. Showers or thundershowers will occur in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Mullaitivu district in the evening...

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65 COVID-19 deaths reported

65 deaths reported due to COVID-19 within 24-hours, stated the Department of Government Information

Several areas have been isolated

Several areas were isolated with effect from 6am this morning, stated the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO). Following areas were isolated...

Today’s Weather

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces, stated the Meteorology Department. Showers or thundershowers will occur in Eastern...

2,093 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Sri Lanka

A total of 2,093 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Sri Lanka, stated the Epidemiology Unit. The total count of positive coronavirus cases found in...

396 quarantine law violators arrested

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

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...

World News

Ethiopians are voting in key elections amid rising tensions and a bloody conflict in...

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...

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...

Sports News

5 member Cricket Management Committee appointed

A five-member Cricket Management Committee has been appointed by the Minister of Sports Namal Rajapaksa until the board elections of Sri Lanka Cricket are...

Sachin Tendulkar tests positive for Covid-19

Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for Covid-19 and has entered home quarantine, Indian Media reported. The cricket legend, in a message on social media, said...

Business News

The UK and Australia say they have agreed “the vast majority” of a free trade deal.

After talks on Friday in London the two said they aim to seal a deal...

China’s Alibaba promises to make life easier for smaller firms

Alibaba’s CEO Daniel Zhang says he does not expect any material impact from changes to...

Chamath Palihapitiya says he totally missed investing in Coinbase because he opted to own bitcoin directly

Chamath Palihapitiya "totally missed" investing in Coinbase because he didn't recognize the value in owning...

Sri Lankan Rupee further depreciates against USD

The Sri Lankan rupee has come once again under pressure as it further depreciated against...

Coinbase valuation soars to $68 billion ahead of highly anticipated crypto listing

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has reached an implied $68 billion valuation ahead of its highly anticipated direct...

Quality service with many new features from Colombo Arcade premises.Excellent service with many new units at Colombo Arcade building complex (Photos)

The Urban Development Authority decides to improve the Colombo Arcade premises under private public cooperation...

Entertainment News

Popular singer Shelton Muthunamage has passed away at the age of 73 years, family sources told. He had been receiving treatment at the District General Hospital in Negombo at the time of death.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has advised to reopen cinemas in strict compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines. The Film Industry has been vulnerable due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as both production and consumption of its output has stopped...
Superstar Rajinikanth has been admitted to Apollo Hospital in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, following ‘severe blood pressure fluctuations’. A statement issued by Apollo Hospital on Friday afternoon said Rajinikanth ‘will be investigated and monitored closely till his blood pressure settles down before being...

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