- Many Corporate Companies, organizations contribute to the Health Ministry for Corona prevention and control.
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- The apparel sector equips healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19
- FCCISL initiates medical donation through CICCPS in Beijing
The President has stipulated a fixed retail price of Rs 65 for 1-kilo dhal and Rs 100 for a tin of canned fish. Addressing the country, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a relief package for the citizens affected by COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz presented a donation of Dupont Tyvek coveralls, nitrile gloves, heavy duty work gloves, boot covers, and cleaning supplies to Major General (Rtd) GA Chandrasiri, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, at Bandaranaike International Airport on behalf of the American people. The equipment will help protect airport personnel and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The donation is part of U.S. efforts to assist Sri Lanka.
As a measure to contain the outbreak of COVID – 19 President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to suspend all inbound passenger flights to the country for 2 weeks with effect from mid-night tomorrow
National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak’ (NOCPCO) says that another 09 more new patients confirmed testing Covid-19. With that altogether 43 patients up to now.
Sri Lanka will suspend passenger arrivals from all countries from tomorrow (18) on at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake.
The number of positive cases at COVID-19 in Sri Lanka has risen to 34, says Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi. She discussed this at the National Operation Center for the Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) in a special media briefing.
The inaugural Media briefing of the 'National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak' (NOCPCO), established at No 1090,
Mahinda Deshapriya, chairmen of the National Elections Committee, said the final date for postal voting applications would be announced later.
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.
The Turtle Conservation Centre at Panama in Southeastern Naval Command, managed under Navy Turtle Conservation Project, released sixteen (16) sea turtle hatchlings to ocean yesterday
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi and the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai, in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Ministry of Buddha Sasana, are effectively coordinating and facilitating the arrangements for the early return of Sri Lankan Buddhist pilgrims currently in India. These measures come in the wake of the travel and other restrictions that have arisen due to the rapidly spreading Covid-19.
Defence Ministry urges Lankan passengers, who evade quarantine to register with Police immediately »
The Ministry of Defence requests all Sri Lankans who arrived from European countries including UK, Iran, Italy and South Korea from March 1 to 15 to register themselves at the nearest Police station or inform the Police, immediately.
03 days Special Public Leave granted, excluded health, transportation, food supplies, banks, and district secretariats »
The government announced a three-day holiday period excluding essential health, transportation, food supplies, banks, and district secretariats up to Thursday, March 19.
Passengers who arrived from Europe, Iran or South Korea to register nearest Police Station or 119 Center in Sri Lanka »
The Ministry of Defence instructs people who came from Europe, Iran or South Korea to register immediately at the nearest Police Station or 119 Center in Sri Lanka for the benefit of themselves and the community during the period from 1 to 15 March 2020.
The Ministry of Foreign Relations has decided to suspend all services offered by the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry until 20 March 2020 (Friday), to support the Government’s efforts at restricting the congregation of the general public, thereby making the public and the staff vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19.
Yesterday the examining department releasing a statement confirmed that all certificates should only be given electronically due to the current threat of Coronavirus.
The Government Information Department announced that, as a precautionary measure to contain COVID-19 spread, Sri Lanka Planetarium will be temporarily closed from tomorrow until further notice.
The Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe says 06 more individuals confirmed Covid-19 positive and with that altogether of 28 patients tested positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lankan as of now.
The private interprovincial service busses were desinfected today (16) under the supervision of the National Transport Commission at the Colombo Bastian Mawatha Private Bus Stand.
Anura Kumara Dissanayake, leader of the' Jathika Jana Balawegaya' (National People's Power) today signed nomination papers contesting the forthcoming Colombo district general election.
According to the Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe, the twenty-second Coronavirus patient has been detected in the country. He said the virus has been checked positively by a 73-year-old male who is being treated at Karapitiya Hospital.
At a special event held today (13.3.2020) in Colombo, High Commission of India felicitated officials of Prime Minister Security Division (PMSD) who underwent training by Close Protection Force of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) in India from 17-29 February 2020.
The Ministry of Health has taken a decision to provide sufficient stocks of necessary medications, medical supplies, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and all other requirements, spokesman for the Ministry of Health said.
The Ministry of External Affairs has announced that from today consular services relating to 14 countries will be restricted.
The Leaders of the Member States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) held a Video Conference on 15 March 2020 to discuss measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the region.
12 Centers across the country have been established to quarantine passengers visiting Sri Lanka to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Sri Lankan Army said.
Stop coming to the Department of Immigration and Emigration unless it is urgent-General Controller Sarath Rupasiri »
All passengers coming from abroad were restricted and, unless it was absolutely appropriate for the public to stop foreign travel, General Sarath Rupasiri, Immigration and Emigration Controller, appealed to the public.
GENEVA and Washington, D.C. – A new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Solidarity Response Fund will raise money from a wide range of donors to support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to help countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A special circular for state agencies, semi-government institutions, the private sector and the general public was released by the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government Secretary S. Hettiarachchi detailing a range of steps required to be taken to prevent the spread and eradication of the country's coronavirus.
The Election Commission announced that they would not allow deposits and nominations today (16th March 2020), as the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs proclaimed a State, Bank and Mercantile holiday on today Monday 16 March.
In the country three more confirmed cases of Coronavirus(Covid-19) were found bringing the total number of patients to 21. Health Services Director-General Dr. Anil Jasinghe announced this while addressing a press conference today at the Department of Government Information (16).
The Jaffna International Airport is now closed for international flights due to Coronavirus, Aviation sources told BusinessNews.LK today. Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd made the call, which relates to Indian flights arriving here from Chennai.
The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema in a press briefing has called on muslims to refrain from hosting the Friday Jummah prayers and the daily five times prayer in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe announced that the Coronavirus(Covid-19) had been tested positively by another seven Sri Lankans.
Towards limiting the transmission of COVID-19 and to ensure effective implementation of the travel restrictions imposed on the newly designated countries, the Ministry of Foreign Relations has initiated action to regulate the consular services with effect from 15th March midnight 1259 hrs in Brussels, London and Oslo.
A special office has been set up to coordinate the activities of the Corona Task Force. Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi addressing the media briefing held at the Government Information Office today said that this office will be set up in Rajagiriya.
Addressing a media briefing at the Government Information Department today Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that approval will not be given for mass gatherings and in the event of an urgent requirement it is mandatory to obtain police approval and a permit. She said the best way to stay safe from the Coronavirus is to follow a method of self-quarantine and avoid crowded places.
The ninth and tenth cases of Coronavirus were confirmed, says Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services. The first is a 56-year-old woman who on March 07 had returned to the country. She is held at the IDH.
HC Of Sri Lanka To The United Kingdom Saroja Sirisena Presents Letters Of Credence To Queen Elizabeth II »
On 10 March 2020, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom Saroja Sirisena presented Letters of Credence to Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremonial event held at the Buckingham Palace.
Sri Lanka Navy, in collaboration with the Suwaseriya Ambulance Service, Firefighting Unit of Colombo harbour, Harbour Health Service and doctors from National Quarantine Unit conducted a drill at the harbour on 13th March 2020 to rehearse Standard Operational Procedure that could be adopted in the event of transferring a suspected COVID 19 contracted patient from a ship to the relevant hospital ashore and quarantining a particular area on the land.
In view of the present circumstances of the rapid spread of COVID-19 globally, and in order to limit the spread of the virus among Sri Lankans who visit the Sri Lanka Missions overseas, the Ministry of Foreign Relations has decided to limit the provision of consular services in 11 Sri Lanka Missions overseas commencing 16 March until further notice.
Commending the utmost dedication and fearlessness coupled with true Sri Lankan spirit of the medical teams of the Tri-Forces to control coronavirus, Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the military was the first respondents at any disaster situation.
Several firm decisions have been taken under the guidance of President and Prime Minister to combat COVID -19 in the country. Measures initiated by the Government since January have been instrumental in preventing the disease coming into the country. Sri Lanka is in the forefront among the few countries that established a task force to tackle this global health threat.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that all appropriate measures had been taken to curb the spread of coronavirus and asked people not to worry unnecessarily about the developments in the country in relation to coronavirus.
In compliance with the Ministry of Education's decision, all private and international Catholic schools under the archbishop's purview will be closed from today
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa requested the heads of research organizations to find ways and means to uplift a small country like Sri Lanka with a comparatively small population and an economy.
All schools ' first term holidays will begin tomorrow (March 13), Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said. The decision to bring forward the term holiday was taken as a precaution to prevent student parents from panicking about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Minister said at a press conference currently underway.
There is a high risk of the Coronavirus spreading from person to person and the only way to prevent its spread is to take appropriate precautions as such. In addition, maintaining high-level personal hygiene will prevent the virus from spreading, the Health Services Director-General Consultant Dr. Anil Jasinghe said yesterday (11), addressing a media briefing.
Based on a concept created by education minister Dallas Alahapperuma, the school performance measurement framework was established using the Stanine Scale to assess the level of performance of all those engaged in the field of education.
The Election Commission begin accepting nominations from the candidates running general election from today (12). Accordingly, the EC will accept nominations until 19 March 2020.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to Sri Lanka, HE. Omar Abdul Razzak visited the Naval Headquarters on 11th March 2020.
Sri Lanka’s non-resident High Commissioner to the Bahamas resident in New York, Kshenuka Senewiratne, presented credentials to the Governor General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, ON, on 4th March 2020 at the Government House in Nassau.
The Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo introduced an Information Tracking System for consular service recipients in March. The main objective of this initiative is to provide a user friendly information tracking system which is efficient, effective and transparent.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has paid his attention to enhance the efficiency of railway services and to make it a people- friendly service while identifying the existing shortcomings.
Sri Lanka Navy won 02 awards under Government Institution and NGO category at the SLT Zero One Awards for Digital Excellence 2018/19 organized by Sri Lanka Telecom for the third time.
Ambassador-designate to Ethiopia Sugeeshwara Gunaratna called on the Mayor of Hawassa Tiratu Beyene at the Mayor’s office on 05 March 2020.
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney in association with Honorary Consul Office in Brisbane organised the Sri Lankan promotional event in Brisbane from 03 to 05 March 2020.
The Health Promotion Bureau of the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine notified that the recruitment of nursing trainees would be done online.
A leading UK Travel Consultant has recommended Sri Lanka as suitable travel destination to avoid fears of Coronavirus.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has signed the nominations to contest the upcoming General Election.Accordingly, the Premier will be contesting the polls from Kurunegala District.
INNOTECH 2020 National Technology and Innovation Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation in partnership with Government Research Institutes, Universities and the Private Sector will be inaugurated today in Pitipana, Homagama, under the auspices of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at 9 am.
Today’s generation of adolescents and youth stands at 1.8 billion people – the largest our world has ever seen. Most of these young people live in developing countries.
While confirming the first COVID-19 infected Sri Lankan the Government requested the general public to support the health authorities in taking preventive measures.
Sri Lanka, being one of the few firsts a few weeks ago to bring her citizens home safely from ‘Covid-19’ - affected Chinese province earlier than others to accomplish effective quarantine procedures, is now geared up to redo the same, beginning Tuesday (10) after accommodating three-digit numbers, arriving from the virus-threatened Italy, South Korea and Iran in the improvised Quarantine Centres at Punani and Kandakadu.
Information, Media, Higher Education, Technology and Innovation Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena yesterday said that the government will soon begin the construction of fully fledged university in Kotagala, Hatton for the benefit of students in the plantation sector who qualify for university entrance.
A delegation from Sri Lanka Tourism Sector including, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism Development and Aviation Deepa Sannasooriya and Director, Planning and Development, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Dr. Prasad Jayasuriya arrived in South Africa on 03 March 2020.
Acting High Commissioner in Pretoria Priyangani Hewarathna met United Nation’s Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in South Africa Nardos Bekele Thomas on 09 March 2020 at the UN Office in Pretoria.
The Old Parliament Building where the Presidential Secretariat is currently located will be open for public view every weekend from 10 am to 4 pm, from March 14th Saturday. Public is also allowed to take photographs within the Old Parliament premises.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Tuesday announced five new COVID-19 recoveries, taking the total number of recovered cases to 17.
Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva states on a directive of HE the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa the Tri-services which are facilitating the quarantine process in the East with Health Ministry and Ministry of Defence officials would not charge any fees from passengers, to be sent to quarantine centres.
In order to foster friendly relations between Jaffna-based Tamil community and members of the Sri Lanka Army the 'Jaffna Got Talent-2020' singing and dancing competition organized under the guidance of Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna, is now selecting competitors for the final rounds.
Troops serving under the Security Force HQ-Central in collaboration with 'Manusath Derana' community project collected more than 6 tons of plastic pollutants, left behind along the Nallathanniya to Sripada road patch during a mega 'Shramadana' project on Saturday
The spread of the new coronavirus has nearly reached pandemic proportions, officials from the World Health Organization said yesterday.
Former opposition leader Sajith Premadasa, yesterday morning (09), has declared the main party office of' Samagi Jana Balawegaya ' open.
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Sri Lanka’s largest electricity provider, has issued a tender for 150 MW of solar power.
Skydivers, Dog Shows & Stunts Thrill CR’s 40th Anniversary ‘Commandos Footslog-2020’ at Galle Face Green »
‘Commando Footslog - 2020’, the walk of the Commando Regiment (CR) that coincided with its milestone 40th anniversary of excellence had its final spectacle recently
With the rapid deployment of digital services and expansion of e-Government initiatives to deliver citizen services in the country, electronic transactions in Sri Lanka will grow substantially in the near future.
SriLankan Airlines has suspended its services between Sri Lanka and Kuwait from 6th March to 12th March 2020 following a decision by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Kuwait to temporarily suspend incoming flights from Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt for one week.
The INNOTECH 2020 Technology and Innovation exhibition, the country's first national exhibition on technology and innovation, will open tomorrow (March 11) and continue at the technology hub in Pitipana, Homagama until March 14.
The government says that Sri Lankan students involved in educational activities are to be subjected to a 2-week quarantine in the coronavirus-hit countries.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has raised the minimum guaranteed price of Big Onions from Rs. 60 to Rs. 80 in his capacity as Finance Minister, with the aim of making the Big Onion farmers a fair price for their goods.
The Ministry of Buddhist Affairs has been told of temporarily halting all pilgrimages to India, the Director General of Health Services said.
“Security Forces-East with Medical Experts, Now Ready for Quarantine of Expatriates & Foreigners”-Commander »
Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army says the tri services once again shouldering the national responsibility of containing any possible transmission of deadly 'Covid-19' (Corona virus) in the country in close collaboration with authorities in the Ministry of Health & Indigenous Medical Services and the Ministry of Defence have now finalized arrangements to quarantine
Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Belgium Grace Asirwatham met with Carl Decaluwé, Governor of West Flanders Province in Belgium on 03 March 2020 at the Governor’s Residence in Brugge.
The national educational exhibition of technology and new inventions organized by the Ministry of Education, Technology and Innovation along with several other technology institutions will be held on March 11, 12, 13 and 14 at the Technology Village in Pitipana, Homagama.
The Navy launched several beach clean-up programmes under the 'Green and Blue Drive' at Galle, Dikwella and Hambantota areas in the Southern Naval Command, on 07th March 2020.
Seventy (70) sea turtle hatchlings emerged at the turtle conservation site at Panama managed under the Navy turtle conservation project, were released to the ocean
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.
SriLankan Airlines is temporarily suspending its services between Sri Lanka and China from 10th March to 30th April 2020 due to current market conditions driven by a significant reduction in worldwide travel to and from China.
The Sri Lanka Air Force, for the first time in its history, conducted a Flag Blessing to celebrate the 69th Anniversary on 6 March 2020 at the Anuradhapura sacred 'Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi'.
The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta yesterday (07th March 2020) arrived at the port of Colombo and she was welcomed by Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions.
St. Anthony’s Feast at Kachchativu Church celebrated on successful note strengthening goodwill between Sri Lanka and India »
The St. Anthony's sacred Church on Kachchativu Island which is located in close proximity to Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line and owned by Sri Lanka has long been the pinnacle of reverence of both Indian and Sri Lankan Catholic devotees.
The acceptance of postal voting applications for the forthcoming General Election begins yesterday (06) The Election Commission announced that it would consider the postal voting applications until March 16.
This is an era which is witnessing the end of western dominance, Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister and Chief Guest of WION Global Summit, Ranil Wickremesinghe said in his keynote address on Thursday.
The book “Wonder Crystal” written by Sybil Wettasinghe has been recognized as a Guinness World Record for the most number of alternate endings.
The manager of the Norochcholai Lakwijaya Coal Power Station Indrasiri Galle told media yesterday that it is important to go for mixed power generation in order to ensure an uninterrupted power supply.
Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena briefed the Diplomatic community on the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic and the preventive measures the Government of Sri Lanka contemplates taking.
The Parliament Staff felicitates the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and the Deputy Chair of Committees of the 8th Parliament »
The Speaker of the 8th Parliament Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, Deputy Speaker Hon. Ananda Kumarasiri and Deputy Chair of Committees Hon. Selvam Adaikkalanathan were felicitated at the Parliamentary Complex yesterday, the 06th of March 2020.