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Distribution of medicine to carried out with Central Mail Exchange

Distribution of medicine to carried out with Central Mail Exchange »

29 Mar, 2020

Steps have been taken to use the Central Mail Exchange to distribute the medication required by patients who have been registered at government hospitals since today.

Public encouraged the use of ATMs and cash deposit limit due to Corona Outbreak

Public encouraged the use of ATMs and cash deposit limit due to Corona Outbreak »

29 Mar, 2020

In the backdrop of the COVID – 19 pandemic that claimed one life in the country late Saturday, the Ceylon Bank Employees 'Union has encouraged the use of ATMs and cash deposit machines over visiting Banks.

ENT surgeon says to protect your kids from accidents

ENT surgeon says to protect your kids from accidents »

29 Mar, 2020

The Sri Lankan College of Otorhinolaryngologists and Head and Neck Surgeons requests parents to protect their children from incidents as ENT surgeon's services have been limited to emergency care due to COVID-19 problem only.

You can call to Task Force Operation Centre now

You can call to Task Force Operation Centre now »

29 Mar, 2020

The general public can communicate with the Task Force Operation Centre through the telephone numbers given below.

Allowances for Senior Citizens and Persons with Special Needs

Allowances for Senior Citizens and Persons with Special Needs »

29 Mar, 2020

In order to maintain social distancing and to avoid large public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the allowances for senior citizens and persons

Sri Lanka cricketers donate funds to purchase health equipment

Sri Lanka cricketers donate funds to purchase health equipment »

29 Mar, 2020

The Sri Lankan cricket team also entered the fight against coronavirus by donating money to buy a diagnostic tool called video laryngoscope that would help treat patients who had been diagnosed.

Cautions public of extreme temperature – Department of Meteorology

Cautions public of extreme temperature – Department of Meteorology »

29 Mar, 2020

The Department of Meteorology today advised that in the coming days temperature will rise in some areas up to 'Extreme Caution Level.'

More than 200 curfew violators caught within 6 hours today

More than 200 curfew violators caught within 6 hours today »

29 Mar, 2020

A total of 206 people were arrested for breaching the curfew from 6 am to 12 noon today (29) in the last six hours, Police Headquarters said.

Second Sri Lankan death reported in UK today

Second Sri Lankan death reported in UK today »

29 Mar, 2020

According to international reports, another Sri Lankan living in London, England has died from the novel coronavirus infection. He is the second Sri Lankan to ever succumb to the virus in England.

Public requested to limit visits to Nagoda Hospital

Public requested to limit visits to Nagoda Hospital »

29 Mar, 2020

The Kalutara Health Science Institute is calling on the public to limit patient visits to the Nagoda Hospital in Kalutara, despite the prevailing situation.

One more Covid-19 patient discharged from IDH

One more Covid-19 patient discharged from IDH »

29 Mar, 2020

One more patient diagnosed with Covid-19 has been recovered and discharged from the Hospital for Infectious Diseases (IDH), the Health Ministry said.

Clinic Patients of Government Hospitals to Receive Medicines Home-Delivered from today

Clinic Patients of Government Hospitals to Receive Medicines Home-Delivered from today »

29 Mar, 2020

A meeting of the Special Presidential Task Force on Essential Services, presided over by its head Mr. Basil Rajapaksa, took place last morning

Legal action against curfew violators – DIG Ajith Rohana

Legal action against curfew violators – DIG Ajith Rohana »

29 Mar, 2020

Both restaurants, stores, and other businesses are to remain closed throughout the curfew time and such businesses will not be permitted to open in any circumstances. In the event that any of these establishments are found to be illegal, legal action against them will be taken, DIG Ajith Rohana said.

Three more villages sealed-off as precautionary measures

Three more villages sealed-off as precautionary measures »

29 Mar, 2020

Two more villages at Kadayankulam in the Puttalam district and Akurana in the Kandy district are sealed-off by health authorities. A total of four villages including Atalugama  in the Kalutara district are also virtually sealed-off.  

Special Forces Help Replenish Emergency Blood Stocks

Special Forces Help Replenish Emergency Blood Stocks »

29 Mar, 2020

Considering the national emergency circumstances and the need to assist the country and its people, members of the Special Forces (SF) Regiment HQ at Naula, Matale in line with the thinking of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva,

Commander Inspects Construction Site of the New Kitchen Complex

Commander Inspects Construction Site of the New Kitchen Complex »

29 Mar, 2020

Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva last morning (28) made a surprise visit to the construction site of the new kitchen complex near the Army Headquarters, together with a few Senior Officers.

Pension payments to pay on 2nd & 3rd of April

Pension payments to pay on 2nd & 3rd of April »

29 Mar, 2020

The President and the Prime Minister have approved the following: Payment of the Annual Festival Advance to public servants, interim payment of Rs. 5,000 each to the 2.3 million Samurdhi families and to pay the allowance for persons with disabilities to those who are registered but yet to receive the allowance.

Curfew in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutura, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna will continue until further notice

Curfew in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutura, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna will continue until further notice »

29 Mar, 2020

The curfew in force in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutura, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna will continue until further notice. In all other districts, curfew will be lifted at 6.00am tomorrow (30th Monday) and will be re-imposed at 2.00pm on the same day.

Final rites of deceased COVID-19 patient under WHO regulations

Final rites of deceased COVID-19 patient under WHO regulations »

29 Mar, 2020

The final rites of the patient who died from coronavirus will be conducted in compliance with international quarantine regulations, Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.

BIA extends ban on incoming passenger flights till 7 April 2020

BIA extends ban on incoming passenger flights till 7 April 2020 »

29 Mar, 2020

The Government has banned entry of incoming passenger flights at the Bandaranaike International Aiport (BIA) until 7 April.

Sri Lankan male dies at COVID-19 in London

Sri Lankan male dies at COVID-19 in London »

29 Mar, 2020

A 61-year-old Sri Lankan male living in Feltham, London has died today from an infection with COVID-19, sources said. They said the patient has been at a hospital's Intensive Care Unit in London.

President enlightens Maha Nayaka Theros of Malwatta and Asgiriya Chapters about measures taken to combat COVID – 19

President enlightens Maha Nayaka Theros of Malwatta and Asgiriya Chapters about measures taken to combat COVID – 19 »

29 Mar, 2020

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid homage to the Temple of the Scared Tooth Relic in Kandy today (28). President was received by Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga Dela Bandara at the venue.

Coronavirus: Another 03 more new patients confirmed Covid-19 and total raise to 113

Coronavirus: Another 03 more new patients confirmed Covid-19 and total raise to 113 »

28 Mar, 2020

Three more patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus, increasing Sri Lanka's total number of cases to 113. Four patients were officially contracting the COVID-19 virus earlier today

Navy conducts sterilization programme at Maning Market-Colombo

Navy conducts sterilization programme at Maning Market-Colombo »

28 Mar, 2020

As a measure of controlling the spreading of new coronavirus in the country, Sri Lanka Navy conducted sterilization programmes at Colombo Maning Market premises, on 27th March 2020.

Another 300 returnees undergoing quarantine process were released today

Another 300 returnees undergoing quarantine process were released today »

28 Mar, 2020

Another 300 returnees, who underwent 14-day quarantine process, left the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) run quarantine centres today (28).

Hotlines introduced to address public issues during Covid-19 outbreak

Hotlines introduced to address public issues during Covid-19 outbreak »

28 Mar, 2020

In the wake of the emergency situation prevailing due to coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the region, an accelerated grievance redress mechanism has been developed to resolve issues of the general public.

Passengers arrived after March 14 from Chennai asked to notify PHI’s

Passengers arrived after March 14 from Chennai asked to notify PHI’s »

28 Mar, 2020

People who arrived in the country after March 14 from Chennai, India have been instructed to notify the Public Health Inspector in their respective residential areas, Health Director Dr. Anil Jasinghe said today.

Coronavirus:  First death from Covid-19  reported short while ago – MoH

Coronavirus: First death from Covid-19 reported short while ago – MoH »

28 Mar, 2020

First COVID-19 death has been reported from the Hospital of Infectious Diseases (IDH) in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry said.

Over 17,000 Overseas Sri Lankans register on ‘Contact Sri Lanka

Over 17,000 Overseas Sri Lankans register on ‘Contact Sri Lanka »

28 Mar, 2020

Over 17,457 Overseas Sri Lankans (OSL) had by Saturday noon (28 March), registered on the ‘Contact Sri Lanka’ Online Portal of the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

SLBFE makes special request to migrant workers expecting to return home

SLBFE makes special request to migrant workers expecting to return home »

28 Mar, 2020

The government has taken many measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the country. Therefore, all arrivals from overseas have been stopped.

Air Force Hands Over Newly Constructed Isolation Unit at IDH to Ministry of Health

Air Force Hands Over Newly Constructed Isolation Unit at IDH to Ministry of Health »

28 Mar, 2020

The Sri Lanka Air Force commenced construction of a New Isolation Unit consisting of 16 rooms on 18 March 2020. Under the direct supervision of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias, a team of 9 Civil Engineering Officers and 250 Airmen led by Senior Staff Officer Civil Engineering, Air Commodore Udula Wijesinghe took on the daunting challenge of constructing this new Isolation unit within two weeks (14 Days).

The US offers $1.3 million to Sri Lanka to combat COVID-19

The US offers $1.3 million to Sri Lanka to combat COVID-19 »

28 Mar, 2020

The U.S. Government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad.

Four more new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka

Four more new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka »

28 Mar, 2020

Four more COVID-19 patients were reported in Sri Lanka, bringing a total number of infected individuals to 110, the Ministry of Health says.

Attorney Rajeev Amarasuriya assumes duties as BASL Secretary

Attorney Rajeev Amarasuriya assumes duties as BASL Secretary »

28 Mar, 2020

Attorney Rajeev Amarasuriya has taken on duties as the Secretary of the Sri Lankan Bar Association (BASL). He succeeded Attorney-at-law Kaushalya Nawaratne as the 24th Secretary of the Bar Association.

Medicines to be delivered home at Govt hospitals during curfew

Medicines to be delivered home at Govt hospitals during curfew »

28 Mar, 2020

The Sri Lanka Postal Department and Ministry of Health jointly arranged a plan to distribute medicine to those seeking care from government hospitals and lacking adequate medication for their everyday use.

Coronavirus: One more new patient tested posive Covid-19 and total tise to 107

Coronavirus: One more new patient tested posive Covid-19 and total tise to 107 »

28 Mar, 2020

Another individual today (28) tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health says. According to health ministry figures, a total of 107 people with coronavirus have been diagnosed in Sri Lanka to date

Essentials to transport with a police permit – PM

Essentials to transport with a police permit – PM »

28 Mar, 2020

PM Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed the police to allow vehicles to transport vital consumer goods and vegetables to economic centers. That was confirmed today by the Prime Minister's Office (28).

Two more patients with COVID-19 recovered and discharged

Two more patients with COVID-19 recovered and discharged »

28 Mar, 2020

Two more patients with coronavirus (COVID-19) recovered and discharged from the hospital, the health ministry reports. Accordingly, so far nine patients with coronavirus who tested positive for the virus have made a full recovery.

Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya requests for solidarity and support from world leaders

Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya requests for solidarity and support from world leaders »

28 Mar, 2020

Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday appealed to world leaders to let kindness and compassion be their guide and stop wars, lift all sanctions and barriers, and express solidarity in this time of global crisis.

Navy distributed drinking water and dry rations among needy

Navy distributed drinking water and dry rations among needy »

28 Mar, 2020

The Navy conducted a social responsibility program to distribute drinking water and dry ration among religious places and poor families in the North Central Naval Command from March 26 to 27.

Bandaragama coronavirus patient’s father & sister hospitalized to Nagoda General Hospital

Bandaragama coronavirus patient’s father & sister hospitalized to Nagoda General Hospital »

28 Mar, 2020

The patient's father and sister, who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) from Atalugama area in Bandaragama, were hospitalized after experiencing suspicious symptoms. They were admitted to Nagoda General Hospital, Kalutara.

Navy conducts blood donation campaigns in Northern and Eastern Naval Commands

Navy conducts blood donation campaigns in Northern and Eastern Naval Commands »

28 Mar, 2020

Blood donation campaigns organized by the Northern and Eastern Naval Commands were held 0n 27th March 2020, with the participation of naval personnel attached to the respective commands.

Government made fertilizer supply as an essential service

Government made fertilizer supply as an essential service »

28 Mar, 2020

Yesterday, the government notified all importers of fertilizers and license holders of the distribution that the unhindered fertilizer supply was considered an important service.

SLAF Station Koggala Conducts a Blood Donation Campaign

SLAF Station Koggala Conducts a Blood Donation Campaign »

28 Mar, 2020

Sir Lanka Air Force Station Koggala conducted a blood donation campaign today (27th March 2020). The events was organized with the assistance of Blood Bank of the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital for the patients who have been infected by COVID-19.

Mainly fair weather will continue across the country

Mainly fair weather will continue across the country »

28 Mar, 2020

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Galle, Matara, Kaluthara and Kurunagala districts after 2.00 p.m.

No new positive cases of COVID-19 for last 24 hours

No new positive cases of COVID-19 for last 24 hours »

28 Mar, 2020

No new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Sri Lanka during the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health says. The last confirmed patient was identified on Thursday (26) according to the situation report released by the Ministry of Health's Epidemiology Unit earlier in the day.

Updates On Sri Lankan Students In Southern India

Updates On Sri Lankan Students In Southern India »

27 Mar, 2020

The Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission is in the process of compiling details of Sri Lankan students in South India and working on ensuring their safety and welfare.

Donations to COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund exempted from taxes

Donations to COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund exempted from taxes »

27 Mar, 2020

Donations to COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund that has been established to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and related social welfare programme, have been exempted from taxes and foreign exchange regulations.

Deadline for 2020 university registration postponed until Apr 9

Deadline for 2020 university registration postponed until Apr 9 »

27 Mar, 2020

A media circular has been released by the University Grants Commission claiming that the university registration for the academic year 2020 will be delayed until April 09 due to the coronavirus outbreak concerns.

Army to Improvise 50 Bed Building for Isolation of COVID-19 Patients

Army to Improvise 50 Bed Building for Isolation of COVID-19 Patients »

27 Mar, 2020

Hon Minister of Health Mrs Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Director General Health Services Dr Anil Jasinha, together with several officials Thursday (26)

Special request by the Government to Sri Lankan expats

Special request by the Government to Sri Lankan expats »

27 Mar, 2020

The Government urges Sri Lankan expatriates who wish to return to their Motherland to safely remain where they are now until the risk of COVID – 19 virus minimized.

The Government insists that the public must strictly adhere to the curfew now in force island-wide.

The Government insists that the public must strictly adhere to the curfew now in force island-wide. »

27 Mar, 2020

The Government insists that the public must strictly adhere to the curfew now in force island-wide. Curfew has been imposed with the sole purpose of to preventing the spread of COVID – 19 which has now become a major health issues.

British PM Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

British PM Johnson tests positive for COVID-19 »

27 Mar, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19. "Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus," he said on Twitter, posting a video message.

Pharmaceuticals to Doorstep

Pharmaceuticals to Doorstep »

27 Mar, 2020

Arrangements have been made to facilitate the delivery of drugs to patients who need them through identified pharmacies in their respective areas.

Acting IGP orders to close all supermarkets, grocery stores and pharmacies

Acting IGP orders to close all supermarkets, grocery stores and pharmacies »

27 Mar, 2020

Acting IGP C. D. Wickramaratne has directed police stations to ensure that all supermarkets, grocery stores and pharmacies in the region, except the state-run Rajya Osu Sala outlets, are immediately closed.

Ranil Wickremesinghe urges the government to put a common plan for the upcoming day

Ranil Wickremesinghe urges the government to put a common plan for the upcoming day »

27 Mar, 2020

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today came up with many situations that he said the government was likely to face from April 4-11, as some health sector officials have highlighted.

Maximum wholesale price for vegetables

Maximum wholesale price for vegetables »

27 Mar, 2020

A maximum wholesale price was set yesterday (March 26) for vegetables having effect from midnight. Only 40 rupees can be added to the wholesale price of 1 kilogram of vegetables when sold in the retail market, the Consumer Affairs Authority said.

Russian Ambassador Meets Lt Gen Silva & Discusses Worldwide COVID-19 Developments

Russian Ambassador Meets Lt Gen Silva & Discusses Worldwide COVID-19 Developments »

27 Mar, 2020

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation HE Yury Materiy on Thursday (26) met Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters.

All incoming vessels entry and delay charges waived off during the period of curfew

All incoming vessels entry and delay charges waived off during the period of curfew »

27 Mar, 2020

Entry and delay charges will be exempted during curfew hours on all ships entering Sri Lankan ports, says Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).

Bill Gates Reveals His Thoughts on Covid-19

Bill Gates Reveals His Thoughts on Covid-19 »

27 Mar, 2020

Bill Gates may have predicted that a pandemic like the coronavirus was coming back in 2018. Now the Microsoft (MSFT) founder reveals his thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis.

Special flight for Maldivians who want to return from Sri Lanka

Special flight for Maldivians who want to return from Sri Lanka »

27 Mar, 2020

The Managing Director of Ace Airways, Mohamed Firaq told One Online that a large number of Maldivians in Sri Lanka wants to return to the Maldives after the COVID-19 outbreak and the company is in discussion with the Maldivian government to have a special charter flight for Maldivians who want to return to the country.

Government identifies period till April 10 as ’High risk’ – Minister Bandula Gunawardane

Government identifies period till April 10 as ’High risk’ – Minister Bandula Gunawardane »

27 Mar, 2020

The government has defined the period up to April 10, 2020 as a high-risk time for coronavirus spread and will therefore continue the curfew situation in the western province, a minister said.

British High Commissioner Receives Updates on Fight against COVID-19

British High Commissioner Receives Updates on Fight against COVID-19 »

27 Mar, 2020

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka HE Sarah Hulton with a view to receiving an update on the ongoing COVID-19 quarantine process, health condition of British nationals and dual citizens in quarantine, measures being implemented to arrest its transmission, preventive mechanisms, etc called on Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army on Wednesday (25) at the Army Headquarters.

More than 4000 people arrested over curfew violation

More than 4000 people arrested over curfew violation »

27 Mar, 2020

According to the Police Media Spokesperson, 4018 people have been arrested for breaching curfew island-wide. Some of the violators were arrested on the roads for loitering, the police said.

Hotline Specially for Corona related inquiries

Hotline Specially for Corona related inquiries »

27 Mar, 2020

The Bureau for Health Promotion has established a telephone hotline for all Coronavirus-related inquiries. The hotline is 1999 and works 24 hours a day, and information can be accessed in all three languages, Sinhala, Tamil and English.

Curfew lifted in Puttalam, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi, and Mullaitivu

Curfew lifted in Puttalam, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi, and Mullaitivu »

27 Mar, 2020

The curfew which was imposed in Puttalam, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu was lifted at 6.00 am this morning and will be re-imposed at 2pm today until March 30.

Philanthropists donate dry ration parcels to distribute among the needy

Philanthropists donate dry ration parcels to distribute among the needy »

27 Mar, 2020

Supporting the government’s effort in assisting low income families affected, during curfew to control the spreading of coronavirus, a group of philanthropists handed over 85 dry ration parcels to be distributed among needy (daily wage earners) in the Colombo district.

Death of Sri Lankan National in Switzerland

Death of Sri Lankan National in Switzerland »

27 Mar, 2020

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin has informed the Ministry that the Swiss authorities have confirmed that the Sri Lankan aged 59 years who died in Switzerland on 25 March had tested positive for COVID-19.

February – March 2020 VAT payments extended up to April 30

February – March 2020 VAT payments extended up to April 30 »

27 Mar, 2020

As per the directions issued by the Presidential Secretariat on March 23, 2020, Value added tax (VAT) payments due from corporations for the months of February and March 2020 has been extended up to April 30,2020, the Department of Inland Revenue said.

Navy renovates Infectious Diseases Unit at District General Hospital – Vavuniya

Navy renovates Infectious Diseases Unit at District General Hospital – Vavuniya »

27 Mar, 2020

The Navy renovated the Infectious Diseases Unit of the District General Hospital in Vavuniya. The initiative is an extension of the Navy’s ongoing efforts to support the nationwide campaign against spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Another two more new cases positive for Covid-19 and total rise to 106 up to now

Another two more new cases positive for Covid-19 and total rise to 106 up to now »

27 Mar, 2020

Another two new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Sri Lanka. As of now, the total COVID-19 patients reported from Sri Lanka is 106, spokesman for the Health Ministry said.

Investment Board-All Free Trade Zones to be closed until further notice

Investment Board-All Free Trade Zones to be closed until further notice »

27 Mar, 2020

Instructions were issued by the Minister of Industrial Export and Investment Promotion and Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Prasanna Ranatunga to close all Free Trade Zones in the country until further notice.

24-hour hotline set up by the Presidential Secretariat to lodge complaints

24-hour hotline set up by the Presidential Secretariat to lodge complaints »

27 Mar, 2020

On President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's directives, the Presidential Secretariat's public relations unit will be open 24 hours. The hotlines were set up on telephone numbers 011-2354550/011-2354655 to lodge complaints about violations of government orders or any inconvenience to the public.

Navy introduces full-body disinfection chamber to curb the spread of new coronavirus

Navy introduces full-body disinfection chamber to curb the spread of new coronavirus »

27 Mar, 2020

The Sri Lanka Navy has developed a disinfection chamber to prevent and control the spread of new coronavirus.

Mainly fair weather across the island

Mainly fair weather across the island »

27 Mar, 2020

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 p.m.

All Leave of police officers cancelled till April 10

All Leave of police officers cancelled till April 10 »

26 Mar, 2020

The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) has canceled the leave of all police officers as a step to combat the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

How to order LP Gas from Litro and groceries from Sathosa even during the curfew??

How to order LP Gas from Litro and groceries from Sathosa even during the curfew?? »

26 Mar, 2020

PickMe Food is now delivering LP Gas from Litro and groceries from Sathosa even during the curfew. How to order;

Cabinet Decision 25th March 2020 – Govt offers large concession package to affected people

Cabinet Decision 25th March 2020 – Govt offers large concession package to affected people »

26 Mar, 2020

The government has clearly understood the dilemma faced by the people due to the current situation and has taken measures to grant the people a large concessionary package, said Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardena.

Two new cases of coronavirus confirmed – Ministry of Health.

Two new cases of coronavirus confirmed – Ministry of Health. »

26 Mar, 2020

Two new cases of coronavirus in Sri Lanka have been confirmed, says the health ministry.

Social Media Activists Express Their Support to Ongoing COVID-19 Preventive Drive

Social Media Activists Express Their Support to Ongoing COVID-19 Preventive Drive »

26 Mar, 2020

A group of popular and leading social media activists, inclusive of Ashan Online, Nava, Ever-Loving, Janai-Priyai, Wasti, Studio Ratta, Wigadama, Travel with Wife, Chooti Malli & Podi Malli

Foreign Ministry Launches ‘Contact Sri Lanka’-Online Portal For Overseas Sri Lankans In Collaboration With ICTA

Foreign Ministry Launches ‘Contact Sri Lanka’-Online Portal For Overseas Sri Lankans In Collaboration With ICTA »

26 Mar, 2020

‘Contact Sri Lanka’ an online portal jointly created by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) for the benefit of Overseas Sri Lankans was launched today (26 March 2020) at the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

Wide responsibilities for COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund

Wide responsibilities for COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund »

26 Mar, 2020

“COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund” that has been established by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last Monday to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and related social welfare programme, have been vested with a set of wide responsibilities .

Presidential Task Force empowered with the responsibility to maintain the civilian life

Presidential Task Force empowered with the responsibility to maintain the civilian life »

26 Mar, 2020

As per the powers vested in the President under the Constitution, the responsibility to ensure that the civilian life moves on without any hindrance has been bestowed with the Presidential Task Force established to combat COVID – 19 in Sri Lanka.

Central Bank, commercial banks and insurance services asked to remain open

Central Bank, commercial banks and insurance services asked to remain open »

26 Mar, 2020

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has included the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, commercial banks, insurances services and the Treasury in the category of essential services.

Postmaster instructs to open Post Offices at least 2 hours daily in absence of curfew

Postmaster instructs to open Post Offices at least 2 hours daily in absence of curfew »

26 Mar, 2020

The Postmaster General reports that during non-curfew hours, all post offices and sub-post offices were ordered to remain open for at least 2 hours a day.

“Work from home” duration extended from 30 March to 03 April

“Work from home” duration extended from 30 March to 03 April »

26 Mar, 2020

To strengthen the government's efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country, the duration from March 30 to April 03 had been declared as a time of' Work from Home,' the Presidential Media Division (PMD) said.

No new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka for the second consecutive day

No new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka for the second consecutive day »

26 Mar, 2020

Health Ministry says there have been no records of COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka over the last 24 hours. Until now, 102 patients have been diagnosed with the virus, out of which three have recovered, according to the ministry.

Punani, Kandakadu, Meeyankulam & Diyatalawa QCs Allow 223 More Returnees to Go Home

Punani, Kandakadu, Meeyankulam & Diyatalawa QCs Allow 223 More Returnees to Go Home »

26 Mar, 2020

The third batch of 223 returnees who underwent the two-week long quarantine process at Punani (125), Kandakadu (42), Meeyankulam (18) and Diyatalawa (38 including 04 foreigners 2 Iran, 2 Korea) Quarantine Centres (QCs) left for home this morning (26) from respective locations after completion of medical procedures and receipt of Quarantine Certificates.

Four patients who recovered from COVID-19 discharged today

Four patients who recovered from COVID-19 discharged today »

26 Mar, 2020

Four more COVID-19-infected Sri Lankan patients have been completely recovered and discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) today, Hospital sources said.

SLCOG introduces a hotline for pregnant mothers

SLCOG introduces a hotline for pregnant mothers »

26 Mar, 2020

Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (SLCOG) has opened a 24 hours hotline 0710301225 for the pregnant mothers to assist them concerning pregnancy complications.

Sri Lanka Ports Authority waives off storage charges at all ports

Sri Lanka Ports Authority waives off storage charges at all ports »

26 Mar, 2020

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has decided to waive off storage charges as a relief measure amidst the coronavirus crisis.

No restrictions on fishing, and its transportation

No restrictions on fishing, and its transportation »

26 Mar, 2020

The Ceylon Fisheries Corporation has accelerated fishermen's purchase of fish, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said today, a program to purchase fish from owners of fishing vessels began at Dickovita Fisheries Harbor on Tuesday and this would be expanded to all other fishing harbors in the next few days. To examine the progress of this initiative, Minister Douglas Devananda visited the harbour.

Stay Home, Save Lives to control this pandemic situation

Stay Home, Save Lives to control this pandemic situation »

26 Mar, 2020

The health authorities advise anyone who has no good reason to travel to stay at home in the light of evidence that social distancing is the safest way to delay New Coronavirus spread. Countries that have taken strict "stay-at-home" steps have been able to significantly bring down the numbers of sick people.

Sri Lanka has set an example comparing to the world situation – Health Minister

Sri Lanka has set an example comparing to the world situation – Health Minister »

26 Mar, 2020

At yesterday's media briefing, Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that not one single positive COVID-19 patient was registered during the first half of the day (25), setting an example to the world. He said, however, that preserving distance was important in holding the Coronavirus at bay in the future too.

163 who completed the quarantine process returns home

163 who completed the quarantine process returns home »

26 Mar, 2020

A group of 144 individuals who had completed their quarantine procedure left the centre today, said Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva.

255 cases  suspected COVID-19 under observation – Dr. Anil Jayasinha

255 cases suspected COVID-19 under observation – Dr. Anil Jayasinha »

26 Mar, 2020

Dr. Anil Jayasinha, Health Services Director-General reported that as of today evening there were 255 individuals suspected of having COVID-19 on observation in the country.

GMOA says that Sri Lanka  predict to have 550 Covid-19 infected persons

GMOA says that Sri Lanka predict to have 550 Covid-19 infected persons »

26 Mar, 2020

Local News: The Government Medical Officers ‘ Association (GMOA) yesterday said that, based on Hubei, China’s experience, “Technically it can be

CAA advised not selling goods above Maximum Retail Price

CAA advised not selling goods above Maximum Retail Price »

26 Mar, 2020

Online sellers have been advised by the Consumer Affairs Authority against selling essential goods above the stipulated Maximum Retail Price The authority said legal action would be taken against traders who fail to comply with this directive.

Curfew imposed extended until further notice

Curfew imposed extended until further notice »

26 Mar, 2020

The government has decided to extend the curfew imposed on the district of Jaffna until further notice, the media division of President said. As previously planned, the curfew in Jaffna will not be lifted tomorrow