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740 Covid positive cases

A total of 740 Covid-19 positive cases were reported in Sri Lanka, stated the Department of Government Information. The total count of positive coronavirus cases found in Sri Lanka currently sits at 566,936.

All train services services delayed due to island wide power cut

All train services operating from Colombo Fort will be delayed due to the island wide power distruption, the Railway Control room said. They said the power failure had effected the functions of train signals.

Water supply also disrupted

The water supply in Colombo and suburbs has been also distrupted due to the prevailing power outage.

Island wide power failure due to transmission failure

A power outage is currently being experienced across the island due to a transmission failure. Steps have been taken to restore the power supply, says the Ceylon Electricity Board.

School holidays from December 23 till January 2

All schools will be closed from December 23 till January 2, 2022, the Education Ministry stated. Previously it was decided to give holidays from December 23 - 27. Accordingly, all Schools are scheduled to reopen on January 3, 2022.

First case of Omicron Covid variant has been detected in Sri Lanka

First case of Omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in Sri Lanka today, confirmed the Health Promotion Bureau. A Sri Lankan National who had returned from South Africa has been confirmed to have contracted the Omicron variant.

Veteran actor Sampath Tennakoon passes away

Sampath Tennakoon, the Veteran actor has passed away at the age of 62. He was popular for his acting prowess in Sri Lankan cinema, theater and television.

few showers are likely in the Northern and North-central provinces

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Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva, Southern and Western provinces during the evening or night, stated the Meteorology Department. A few showers are likely in the Northern and North-central provinces. Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western, Uva, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces during the morning.

341 more individuals recovered from Covid-19

341 more individuals recovered from COVID-19 bringing the total recoveries in the country to 541,124, the Epidemiology Unit confirmed

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva, North-central and North-western provinces and in Ampara, Batticaloa, Mannar, Galle and Matara districts during the evening or night, stated the Meteorology Department. A few showers are likely in the Northern province during the morning too.