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428 COVID-19 positive cases reported

Another 428 tested positive for Covid19 raising the daily total to 749 - Army Commander

PCR tests in Parliament: 9 test positive to Covid-19 so far

A total of nine individuals including staff members and security personnel attached to Parliament had tested positive to Covid-19 so far, the Government Information Department said. Accordingly, five Parliament staff members, one security person attached to Parliament and three other security personnel assigned for duties at the security zone outside Parliament premises are among those tested positive to Covid-19 so...

Biden inauguration: All 50 US states on alert for armed protests

All 50 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) are on alert for possible violent protests this weekend, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. National Guard troops have been sent en masse to Washington DC, to deter any repeat of last week's deadly riots. The FBI has warned of possible armed marches by pro-Trump supporters at all 50...

Isolation lifted in several areas

The isolation status of several areas in Beruwala Police Division and Kalutara Police Division were lifted with immediate effect , announced the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak. The isolation status imposed in following areas were lifted with immediate effect: Kalutara Police Division 1. A part of 725 Kalutara South GN Division 2. 725A Kalutara GN Division 3. A part of 725B...

A/L results out in April – Education Minister

The results of G. C. E. Advanced Level examination for the year 2020 will be released in April, said the Minister of Education, Prof. G. L. Peiris. Based on the examination results, steps will be taken to enroll students into universities by September, he added. Minister Peiris mentioned this to the media following a visit to the Chief Prelates of Malwatta...

WHO opposes mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international travelers

The World Health Organization says that its panel has concluded that vaccinations against the novel coronavirus should not be mandatory for international travelers, citing uncertainty over effectiveness and supply. “Given that the impact of vaccines in reducing transmission is yet unknown, and the current availability of vaccines is too limited, the committee recommended that countries do not require proof of...

321 new cases of coronavirus reported

The total count of COVID-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka reached 52,634 as 321 more persons were tested positive for the virus. Reportedly, 321 of the new cases are close contacts of the Peliyagoda fish market cluster. As per the Health Ministry’s data, 45,171 of the confirmed patients have made complete recoveries from the virus. However, 7,207 active cases are still under...

425 more Covid-19 recoveries reported

A total of 425 more Covid-19 patients recover and were discharged from hospital increasing the total number of recoveries in Sri Lanka to 45,171, the Health Ministry said.

Several GN divisions in Minuwangoda, Matale isolated

Two Grama Niladhari Divisions in Minuwangoda Police and three Grama Niladhari Divisions in Matale police area have been declared as isolated areas with immediate effect, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said. Accordingly, Galoluwa East & West GN Divisions in Minuwangoda police area and Warakamura, Meedeniya GN Divisions and Mattawa in Dehipitiya GN Division, in Matale police area have come under isolation.

‘Gama Samaga Pilisandara’ in Polonnaruwa (Photos)

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was seen with former President Maithripala Sirisena during the 6th phase of “Gama Samaga Pilisandara”programme that took place at Weddi-kachchiya Grama Niladhari Division in Medirigiriya, Polonnaruwa yesterday.