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plastic, polythene items will be banned

The Environment Ministry will add several more items to the list of banned plastic and polythene products which are deemed harmful to both the environment and human health. The new items to be added to the list of banned plastics and polythene products are single use straws and stirrers, single use spoons, forks, knives including yoghurt spoons, shopping bags, grocery...

2,372 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Sri Lanka

A total of 2,372 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Sri Lanka today, stated the Epidemiology Unit. The total count of positive coronavirus cases found in Sri Lanka currently sits at 233,064 and 195, 434 of them have made complete recoveries.

51 COVID-19 deaths reported

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

Last week, 360,000 vehicles entered Colombo

Around 360,000 vehicles had arrived in Colombo last week with 95 per cent of those vehicles belonging to those engaged in essential services, Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. Out of these vehicles, about 15,000 vehicles attempting to enter Colombo violating the provincial boundaries have been diverted and occupants of 8,000 vehicles violating the quarantine travel restrictions in a...

Teachers are given priority when it comes to vaccinations

The Government plans to prioritize vaccination for 279,020 teachers and non-academic staff at schools islandwide in order to expedite the re-opening of schools, Education Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris stated yesterday. “Vaccination of teachers will be the initial step of re-opening the schools, which we plan to do as soon as possible,” Prof. Peiris told a media briefing at the Education...

Theft of Sinopharm dosages is being investigated by the police

The Medical Officer of Health (MOH) in Habaraduwa lodged a complaint against a driver and a minor employee of the MOH office in connection with a theft of 30 doses of Sinopharm vaccines valued Rs. 90,000. The Medical Officer of Health (MOH) of Habaraduwa has reported the incident to the Habaraduwa Police on Wednesday

Today’s Weather Forecast

Several spells of light showers will occur in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, stated the Meteorology Department.

quarantine law violators arrested

During the last 24-hour period the Police had arrested 1561 persons for failing to adhere to health guidelines and quarantine regulations, said Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana.

Delta COVID variant detected in Colombo

Director of the Allergy, Immunity and Cell Biology Unit at the Sri Jayewardenepura University Dr. Chandima Jeewandara said an individual who had contracted the B.1.617.2 variant of the coronavirus has been identified from Colombo. This is the highly transmissible B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant of the coronavirus.

NOT approved the online sale of liquor

The National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) has NOT approved the online sale of liquor, said the Head of NOCPCO, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva. Though the Ministry of Finance yesterday (June 16) gave approval to the recommendation made by the Department of Excise to allow the public to purchase liquor through online procedures, the government later...