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A suspect has been arrested with counterfeit money

A 41-year-old suspect has been arrested with counterfeit money in her possession. She was arrested at the Sugandhipuram,Puthukkudiyirippu.

Some 21,344 COVID-19 cases and 591 COVID related deaths were reported during the last ten days

Some 21,344 COVID-19 cases and 591 COVID related deaths were reported during the last ten days, Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi informed Parliament today. Responding to a question raised by Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa, the Minister mentioned that there has been a surge in cases and mortalities. “Some 30,017 Covid patients were receiving treatment as of August 1 2021,”...

2561 positive cases by this morning

The National Operation Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 had identified 2561 positive cases by this morning.

quarantine law violators arrested

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

Covid vaccine for people over 60 years of age in the Colombo District

Rolling out of Sinopharm vaccine to people those who have not receive Covid vaccine above 60years in Colombo District will commence today. The vaccination will be administered at five centres from 8:30am. The vaccine will be administered at Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo National Hospital, Colombo South Teaching Hospital (Kalubowila), National Infectious Diseases Hospital and Awissawella Hospital.

Today’s Weather

Showers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa, Western and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, stated the Meteorology Department. Several spells of showers may occur in North-western province. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Uva province and in Ampara and Batticaloa districts during the evening or night.

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa had received the Covid-19 vaccine

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa had received the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday. He said he received the vaccine as advised by his doctors. "Under the strict instructions of doctors who treated me for COVID I proceeded to get vaccinated today. Doctors strongly warned me that failure to get vaccinated may result in a recurrence of COVID which may be fatal", he tweeted.

quarantine law violators arrested

113 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

Several spells of showers will occur in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and in Galle, Matara, Nuwara-Eliya and Kandy districts, stated the Meteorology Department A few showers will occur in North-western province. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Uva province and in Ampara, Batticaloa and Mullaitivu districts during the evening or night. Mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere.

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.