March 31, 2020
March 31, 2020
From yesterday (30), the Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore was closed for two weeks, due to a confirmed case of Coronavirus being recorded from the building where the High Commission is located.
The seventh batch of 134 returnees after completion of the two-week long quarantine process, left for home this morning (30) from Punani and Diyatalawa Quarantine Centres (QCs) after completion of medical procedures and receipt of their Quarantine Certificates.
Another event of the Navy’s disinfection programmes being carried out to curb further spread of novel coronavirus in the island was held in several populous locations in Puttalam on 29th March 2020.
The police arrested 227 people for breaching curfew laws between 12.00 noon and 6.00 pm today (29), and took 50 vehicles into custody.
Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and the Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak in a special audio clip released to the Media, a few minutes ago on Sunday (29) evening urged the public, consumers as well as shop-keepers to strictly adhere to practices of social distancing and all other health guidelines once the curfew is lifted in some areas on Monday (30) for the convenience of the masses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Foreign Ministry Launches ‘Contact Sri Lanka’-Online Portal For Overseas Sri Lankans In Collaboration With ICTA »
‘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.
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.
More than 100 Officers and Other Ranks in the Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) Regimental HQ, Ordnance Factory and Ordnance Training School at Dombagoda,
Covid – 19 is spreading, and there is no cure to be seen in the foreseeable future. The global pandemic has shown to be mostly affecting the elderly, a mutual trend shared by all the countries affected by it.
Sri Lanka Customs makes special arrangements to provide service during the curfew and COVID 19 outbreak »
Sri Lanka Customs has made arrangements to provide services to the importers, exporters and other agencies under the prevailing situation of the country due to COVID 19 pandemic.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pledged to contribute to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund. The Presidents’ Media Division said the President has pledged to contribute USD 5 million to the Fund.
Maheepala Herath was sworn as the Governor of the North- Central province today. The President’s Media Division (PMD) said Herath took oaths before President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat.
The routine pre-recorded Media briefing, held this afternoon (22) at the National Operational Center for Prevention of COVID -19, headed by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff other stakeholders was told that 3506 individuals are now being quarantined at 45 island-wide Quarantine Centers, including 31 foreigners from 14 countries.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is scheduled to address the nation at 7.30 pm today. President’s address will focus on the prevailing situation concerning, COVID-19.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on (15) proposed to leaders of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to formulate a collective response to combat COVID – 19. He further called for SAARC Ministerial Meeting to discuss measures to overcome this deadly health threat.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa inspected the progress of the Kalutara North Calido beach Development Project, yesterday (08). After attending a ceremony held in Kalutara President Rajapaksa visited the beach.