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An earthquake near the island of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean

An Earthquake has occurred near Sumatra Island in the Indian Ocean today but it has no tsunami threat to Sri Lanka, specifically the coastal areas of Sri Lanka are declared safe, the Meteorology Department said. The earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 on the richter scale had occurred in the Andaman Islands, Indian region around 09.12 a.m (0342UTC) today.

quarantine law violators arrested

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

Ceybank Asset Management (CAML) has an exceptional year growing profits by 575%

Ceybank Asset Management Ltd. (CAML) has seen its after-tax profit swell by 575% to Rs. 89.7 million in the financial year ended on 31 March, capping an exceptional year. Pre-tax profit crossed the Rs. 100 million mark to Rs. 104 million, up from Rs. 20.57 million in FY20. Revenue rose from Rs. 82 million to Rs. 113 million in FY21 and...

If properly designed and managed, organic farming can provide various benefits: Ambassador of Germany

German Ambassador Holger Seubert, who asserted that Germany’s support to Sri Lanka in organic farming is far from new, said his country stands ready to intensify such cooperation with its vast expertise in this field. This is done through, among others, export promotion of organic food made in Sri Lanka at trade fairs (International Green Week, Berlin) as well as...

Another AstraZeneca vaccine doses to arrive on Saturday

Another stock of AstraZeneca vaccines will arrive in Sri Lanka on Saturday.

3,803 people are still in quarantine

3,803 persons were undergoing quarantine at 63 hotels and tri service-managed Quarantine Centres as at this morning, stated the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19.

Copies of birth, death and marriage certificates will be issued online from today

Copies of birth, death and marriage certificates will be issued online from today (Aug.2), the Registrar General's Department said. Certificates can be applied through mobile phones and computers and payments can be made using Visa and MasterCard.

WHO has issued a warning about the emergence of more dangerous Covid variants

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is a warning to the world to suppress the virus quickly before it mutates again into something even worse, the WHO said. The highly-transmissible variant has now surfaced in 132 countries and territories, the World Health Organization said. “Delta is a warning: it’s a warning that the virus is evolving but it is also a call...

A total of 378 vaccination centers are operating today

A total of 378 vaccination centers are operating today across the country for people to receive their AstraZeneca second jab and other vaccines. Accordingly, 109 vaccination centers have been set up across the Western Province to administer AstraZeneca second jabs while another 269 vaccination centers are open today in 19 districts for people to receive other vaccines. The centers set up...

Malik Peiris that Sri Lanka is to face the worst ever Covid-19 outbreak in the coming months

The health authorities have taken note of warnings by world-renowned Sri Lankan born virologist of Hong Kong University Prof. Malik Peiris that Sri Lanka is to face the worst ever COVID-19 outbreak in the coming months. However, Deputy DirectorGeneral of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said, but people had a bigger responsibility in driving transmissions down. Making his remarks during a...