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41,500 students will be enrolled into Universities – UGC

41,500 students will be enrolled into Universities this time, the University Grants Commission said. students who sat for the GCE Advanced Level examination in 2019 will be enrolled, Its Chairman Prof. Sampath Amaratunga said. He further added that 10,000 more students are to be enrolled this year, in comparison with last year. 371 students are to be enrolled for medical faculties and...

39 people arrested for failing to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing

39 people were arrested for failing the follow the social distancing concept and disregarding instructions to wear a face mask, said DIG Ajith Rohana on Saturday (31). These suspects will be prosecuted as per the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance and the provisions of the Penal Code of Sri Lanka. Anyone found guilty on the charges would be fined Rs....

137 new COVID-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka

137 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Sri Lanka, said the Department of Government Information on Saturday (31). 38 of these case are from Quarantine Centers. 99 other cases are close contacts of the Peliyagoda Fish Market Cluster and Fisheries Harbours. Accordingly, the total number of cases from the Peliyagoda and Minuwangoda clusters is at 7083. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases...

Sri Lanka confirms 20th death from Covid-19

20th Covid19 death reported in Sri Lanka, that of a 54 year old diabetic female from Colombo 12 receiving treatment at National Hospital - Health Ministry

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva, Eastern and North-Central provinces and in Hambantota, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya districts after 2.00pm. Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places, particularly in Uva province and in Trincomalee and Ampara districts. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in SL pass 10,000 mark

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka passed the 10,000 mark on Friday (30) to reach 10,105 COVID-19 cases, reported the Epidemiology Unit. According to the Epidemiology Unit data 314 cases were reported on Friday (30).

Police halt engagement at luxury hotel in Colombo

The Kollupitya police have launched an investigation into the engagement held at a luxury hotel in Colombo, violating the police curfew imposed over the weekend, Police said. Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that legal action will be taken against the management of the hotel as well as the organizers of the reception for violating quarantine regulations. At least 35 participants...

No weddings and religious functions in Western Province

The Presidential Secretariat said the President had noted no opportunity should be available to congregate people at events such as weddings and religious functions within the Western Province, at the meeting of the Task Force on COVID – 19 prevention on Thursday (29). The website of the Presidential Secretariat noted it was discussed people should not gather in risk zones. Further,...

Selected fuel stations in Western Province open during curfew – CPC

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation says selected fuel stations in the Western Province will remain open for essential services during the curfew period. Thereby, 62 fuel stations in the Colombo District, 68 in Gampaha District and 27 in Kalutara District will be open for services. In a media release issued today (30), the Acting Marketing Manager (Retail) of CPC, W.D.L.C. Abeygunawardana said...

New App to collect data on COVID-19

A new app has been introduced by the Western Province Health Services Office to collect and access data pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Presidential Media Division said in a press release yesterday. The new app was introduced at a regular meeting of the COVID-19 Prevention Task Force chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat. The app is useful...