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Three more patients confirmed Covid-19 today and total rise to 170

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Total recovered patients count rise to 29 today

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Curfew in 06 districts will remain until further notice and 19 districts will be lifted temporarily tomorrow

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“Work from Home” period further extended from Apr 6 to 10

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Call 1390 if you have any symptoms on Covid-19 – Director-General Dr. Anil Jasinghe

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Total Covid-19 cases confirmed rise to 166

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Morethan 13,000 people arrested over curfew violation

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Dambulla Economic Center closed from today till 07th April

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Many Corporate Companies, organizations contribute to the Health Ministry for Corona prevention and control.

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COVID-19 prevention program proceeds with professional expertise

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2,961 prison inmates released on bail

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Showers expects in several districts after 2.00pm today

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World’s virus toll tops 60,000 as advice on masks shifts

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No decision taken to declare a complete lockdown – Defence Secretary

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Hutch Pays Heed to Customer Feedback offering 100% Anytime Data without Night Time Quotas

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The apparel sector equips healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19

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FCCISL initiates medical donation through CICCPS in Beijing

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CB Governor Professor W D Lakshman urges to implement CB guidelines

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AIIB Looks to Launch USD5 Billion COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Facility

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“Sustainable agriculture to ensure food security and prosperous farming community” – Saubagya programme latched (Sinhala)

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Complete Lockdown content which circulate on social media is a fake news- Police Media Spokesperson

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PUCSL Together With CEB, LECO And NWS&DB To Provide Solutions For Electrical System & Plumbing Issues Of Households

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Three more patients confirmed Covid-19 and 25 recovered so far

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172 Returnees Released from SLAF Quarantine Centre at Iranamadu

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Navy conducts NSR programme to distribute dry rations among inmates of ‘Mithuru Mithuro’ Rehab Centre

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Public Health Inspector (PHI)’s contribute a day worth salary to COVID-19 fund

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa orders relief package for people affected by COVID-19

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa orders relief package for people affected by COVID-19 »

17 Mar, 2020

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.

United States Donates Supplies to Sri Lanka to Aid the Fight Against COVID-19

United States Donates Supplies to Sri Lanka to Aid the Fight Against COVID-19 »

17 Mar, 2020

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.

More decision to contain COVID – 19 outbreak

More decision to contain COVID – 19 outbreak »

17 Mar, 2020

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

09 more people confirmed Covid-19 – NOCPCO

09 more people confirmed Covid-19 – NOCPCO »

17 Mar, 2020

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 curbs all passenger arrivals at BIA »

17 Mar, 2020

Sri Lanka will suspend passenger arrivals from all countries from tomorrow (18) on at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake.

06 more Covid-19 confirmed with that total rise to 34

06 more Covid-19 confirmed with that total rise to 34 »

17 Mar, 2020

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.

National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak

National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak »

17 Mar, 2020

The inaugural Media briefing of the 'National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak' (NOCPCO), established at No 1090,

New date for postal voting applications announced soon

New date for postal voting applications announced soon »

17 Mar, 2020

Mahinda Deshapriya, chairmen of the National Elections Committee, said the final date for postal voting applications would be announced later.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to address the nation today

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to address the nation today »

17 Mar, 2020

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 proposes collective SAARC response to fight COVID – 19

President proposes collective SAARC response to fight COVID – 19 »

17 Mar, 2020

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.

Sixteen (16) sea turtle hatchlings break open the shells and return to sea

Sixteen (16) sea turtle hatchlings break open the shells and return to sea »

17 Mar, 2020

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

Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions in India Coordinate Early Return Of Buddhist Pilgrims To Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions in India Coordinate Early Return Of Buddhist Pilgrims To Sri Lanka »

17 Mar, 2020

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

Defence Ministry urges Lankan passengers, who evade quarantine to register with Police immediately »

17 Mar, 2020

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

03 days Special Public Leave granted, excluded health, transportation, food supplies, banks, and district secretariats »

17 Mar, 2020

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 »

16 Mar, 2020

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.

Temporary Suspension of Consular Services at Foreign Ministry

Temporary Suspension of Consular Services at Foreign Ministry »

16 Mar, 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.

Examination Department to issue all certificates online »

16 Mar, 2020

Yesterday the examining department releasing a statement confirmed that all certificates should only be given electronically due to the current threat of Coronavirus.

Planetarium closed till further notice

Planetarium closed till further notice »

16 Mar, 2020

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. 

06 more confirmed Covid-19 cases and total 28

06 more confirmed Covid-19 cases and total 28 »

16 Mar, 2020

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.

Busses disinfected at Colombo Private Bus Stand

Busses disinfected at Colombo Private Bus Stand »

16 Mar, 2020

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 signs nomination papers to contest polls under Jathika Jana Balawegaya

Anura Kumara signs nomination papers to contest polls under Jathika Jana Balawegaya »

16 Mar, 2020

Anura Kumara Dissanayake, leader of the' Jathika Jana Balawegaya' (National People's Power) today signed nomination papers contesting the forthcoming Colombo district general election.

22nd covid-19 patient confirmed in Sri Lanka

22nd covid-19 patient confirmed in Sri Lanka »

16 Mar, 2020

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.

High Commission of India felicitates PMSD Officials who underwent training in India

High Commission of India felicitates PMSD Officials who underwent training in India »

16 Mar, 2020

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.

Suitable medical products, items required to meet requirements

Suitable medical products, items required to meet requirements »

16 Mar, 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.

14 countries restricted Consular services in from today

14 countries restricted Consular services in from today »

16 Mar, 2020

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 SAARC Call For Collective SAARC Effort On Covid-19

The Leaders Of The Member States Of The SAARC Call For Collective SAARC Effort On Covid-19 »

16 Mar, 2020

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.

Quarantine Centers Island-wide Established

Quarantine Centers Island-wide Established »

16 Mar, 2020

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

Stop coming to the Department of Immigration and Emigration unless it is urgent-General Controller Sarath Rupasiri »

16 Mar, 2020

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.

WHO, UN Foundation and partners launch first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

WHO, UN Foundation and partners launch first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund »

16 Mar, 2020

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.

Public Administration Ministry Secretary issues circular on Corona prevention measures

Public Administration Ministry Secretary issues circular on Corona prevention measures »

16 Mar, 2020

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.

Election Commission will not accept deposits and nominations today »

16 Mar, 2020

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.

03 more Coronavirus patients confirmed

03 more Coronavirus patients confirmed »

16 Mar, 2020

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).

Jaffna International Airport is now closed due to Covid-19

Jaffna International Airport is now closed due to Covid-19 »

15 Mar, 2020

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.

ACJU requests Muslim community to temporarily stop Jummah and the five time prayers

ACJU requests Muslim community to temporarily stop Jummah and the five time prayers »

15 Mar, 2020

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.

Another 7 tested positive and all together 18 Covid-19 conformed s as of now

Another 7 tested positive and all together 18 Covid-19 conformed s as of now »

15 Mar, 2020

The Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe announced that the Coronavirus(Covid-19) had been tested positively by another seven Sri Lankans.

Limitation Of Consular Services In Sri Lanka Missions In Uk, Belgium & Norway

Limitation Of Consular Services In Sri Lanka Missions In Uk, Belgium & Norway »

15 Mar, 2020

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.

Special office to coordinate Corona Prevention activities from Monday »

14 Mar, 2020

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.

Mass scale gatherings banned – better avoid crowded places and self-quarantine

Mass scale gatherings banned – better avoid crowded places and self-quarantine »

14 Mar, 2020

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.

10th Coronavirus patients confirmed

10th Coronavirus patients confirmed »

14 Mar, 2020

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

HC Of Sri Lanka To The United Kingdom Saroja Sirisena Presents Letters Of Credence To Queen Elizabeth II »

14 Mar, 2020

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.

Navy is geared to prevent COVID 19 entering the country from ships at ports

Navy is geared to prevent COVID 19 entering the country from ships at ports »

14 Mar, 2020

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.

Precautionary Measures To Limit Provision Of Consular Services Overseas In 11 Sri Lanka Missions »

14 Mar, 2020

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.

Commitment of military medics to fight against coronavirus commendable – Defence Secretary

Commitment of military medics to fight against coronavirus commendable – Defence Secretary »

14 Mar, 2020

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.

Concrete decisions to prevent spread of COVID – 19

Concrete decisions to prevent spread of COVID – 19 »

13 Mar, 2020

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.

Don’t panic, All measures taken says President and Prime Minister

Don’t panic, All measures taken says President and Prime Minister »

13 Mar, 2020

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.

All Private and international Catholic schools closed till April 20

All Private and international Catholic schools closed till April 20 »

13 Mar, 2020

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

Identify the right model to develop a small country like ours – President tells researchers

Identify the right model to develop a small country like ours – President tells researchers »

12 Mar, 2020

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.

Schools Closed from tomorrow till 20th April as a precaution to prevent Covid-19

Schools Closed from tomorrow till 20th April as a precaution to prevent Covid-19 »

12 Mar, 2020

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.

Personal hygiene must be maintained at a high level to stop COVID-19

Personal hygiene must be maintained at a high level to stop COVID-19 »

12 Mar, 2020

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.

Performance Based Indicator to measure students performance level

Performance Based Indicator to measure students performance level »

12 Mar, 2020

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.

Election Commission commences accepting nominations from today until 19th March 2020

Election Commission commences accepting nominations from today until 19th March 2020 »

12 Mar, 2020

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.

Maldivian Ambassador visits Naval Headquarters

Maldivian Ambassador visits Naval Headquarters »

12 Mar, 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 new High Commissioner pledges to enhance ties with the Bahamas

Sri Lanka’s new High Commissioner pledges to enhance ties with the Bahamas »

12 Mar, 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.

Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo Introduces Information Tracking System for Consular Services

Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo Introduces Information Tracking System for Consular Services »

12 Mar, 2020

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 pays attention to enhance railway efficiency

President pays attention to enhance railway efficiency »

12 Mar, 2020

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.

Navy wins 02 awards at SLT Zero One Awards

Navy wins 02 awards at SLT Zero One Awards »

11 Mar, 2020

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 visits Hawassa Industrial Park and calls on the Mayor of Hawassa

Ambassador-designate to Ethiopia visits Hawassa Industrial Park and calls on the Mayor of Hawassa »

11 Mar, 2020

Ambassador-designate to Ethiopia Sugeeshwara Gunaratna called on the Mayor of Hawassa Tiratu Beyene at the Mayor’s office on 05 March 2020.

Trade Promotional visit to Queensland under the Economic Diplomacy Programme

Trade Promotional visit to Queensland under the Economic Diplomacy Programme »

11 Mar, 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.

Online Recruitment for Student nursing trainees

Online Recruitment for Student nursing trainees »

11 Mar, 2020

The Health Promotion Bureau of the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine notified that the recruitment of nursing trainees would be done online.

UK Travel Consultant has recommended Sri Lanka as suitable travel destination

UK Travel Consultant has recommended Sri Lanka as suitable travel destination »

11 Mar, 2020

A leading UK Travel Consultant has recommended Sri Lanka as suitable travel destination to avoid fears of Coronavirus.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa signs nomination papers to contest from Kurunegala

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa signs nomination papers to contest from Kurunegala »

11 Mar, 2020

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 exhibition opens today

INNOTECH 2020 exhibition opens today »

11 Mar, 2020

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.

UNDP partners with Facebook to support youth innovation and entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka

UNDP partners with Facebook to support youth innovation and entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka »

11 Mar, 2020

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.

Government requests public support on prevention of COVID-19

Government requests public support on prevention of COVID-19 »

11 Mar, 2020

While confirming the first COVID-19 infected Sri Lankan the Government requested the general public to support the health authorities in taking preventive measures.

Army Appeals All to Support Government’s Quarantine Efforts

Army Appeals All to Support Government’s Quarantine Efforts »

11 Mar, 2020

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.

Govt. to establish university for plantation students

Govt. to establish university for plantation students »

11 Mar, 2020

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.

Tourism Sector Delegation From Sri Lanka Visits South Africa

Tourism Sector Delegation From Sri Lanka Visits South Africa »

11 Mar, 2020

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.

Sri Lanka High Commission To Co-Host “Tea Evening” In Collaboration With UN Office In Pretoria

Sri Lanka High Commission To Co-Host “Tea Evening” In Collaboration With UN Office In Pretoria »

11 Mar, 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.

Public granted access to visit Old Parliament Building

Public granted access to visit Old Parliament Building »

10 Mar, 2020

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.

UAE announces 15 new coronavirus cases, five new recoveries and 02 Sri Lankans effected

UAE announces 15 new coronavirus cases, five new recoveries and 02 Sri Lankans effected »

10 Mar, 2020

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Tuesday announced five new COVID-19 recoveries, taking the total number of recovered cases to 17.

No Fee Will Be Charged On Passengers Arriving From ‘Covid-19’ – Affected Countries

No Fee Will Be Charged On Passengers Arriving From ‘Covid-19’ – Affected Countries »

10 Mar, 2020

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.

‘Jaffna Got Talent’ Selection Rounds On

‘Jaffna Got Talent’ Selection Rounds On »

10 Mar, 2020

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.

Central Troops Bring down Record 6 Tons of Plastic Pollutants from ‘Sri Paada’ Summit

Central Troops Bring down Record 6 Tons of Plastic Pollutants from ‘Sri Paada’ Summit »

10 Mar, 2020

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

World Health Organization says the threat of a coronavirus pandemic

World Health Organization says the threat of a coronavirus pandemic »

10 Mar, 2020

The spread of the new coronavirus has nearly reached pandemic proportions, officials from the World Health Organization said yesterday.

New Main Party office of ‘Samagi Jana Balawegaya’ opened

New Main Party office of ‘Samagi Jana Balawegaya’ opened »

10 Mar, 2020

Former opposition leader Sajith Premadasa, yesterday morning (09), has declared the main party office of' Samagi Jana Balawegaya ' open.

Sri Lanka launches 150 MW solar tender

Sri Lanka launches 150 MW solar tender »

10 Mar, 2020

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

Skydivers, Dog Shows & Stunts Thrill CR’s 40th Anniversary ‘Commandos Footslog-2020’ at Galle Face Green »

10 Mar, 2020

‘Commando Footslog - 2020’, the walk of the Commando Regiment (CR) that coincided with its milestone 40th anniversary of excellence had its final spectacle recently

Sri Lanka first in South Asia to adopt international standard for digital transactions

Sri Lanka first in South Asia to adopt international standard for digital transactions »

10 Mar, 2020

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.

Kuwait stops flights from Sri Lanka and another 6 nations

Kuwait stops flights from Sri Lanka and another 6 nations »

10 Mar, 2020

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.

INNOTECH 2020 exhibition opens tomorrow in Technology Hub at Homagama

INNOTECH 2020 exhibition opens tomorrow in Technology Hub at Homagama »

10 Mar, 2020

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.

Students returning to the country from covid-hit countries to undergo 14-day quarantine

Students returning to the country from covid-hit countries to undergo 14-day quarantine »

10 Mar, 2020

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.

Minimum guaranteed price of Big Onions increased by Finance Minister

Minimum guaranteed price of Big Onions increased by Finance Minister »

10 Mar, 2020

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.

Dambadiva Pilgrimages to India temporarily suspended

Dambadiva Pilgrimages to India temporarily suspended »

10 Mar, 2020

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

“Security Forces-East with Medical Experts, Now Ready for Quarantine of Expatriates & Foreigners”-Commander »

10 Mar, 2020

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 Asirwatham meets Governor of West Flanders Province in Belgium

Ambassador Asirwatham meets Governor of West Flanders Province in Belgium »

9 Mar, 2020

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.

Technology and Innovation national education exhibition starts from March 11-14 in Pitipana

Technology and Innovation national education exhibition starts from March 11-14 in Pitipana »

9 Mar, 2020

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.

Several programmes conducted in Southern Naval Command under ‘Green and Blue Drive’

Several programmes conducted in Southern Naval Command under ‘Green and Blue Drive’ »

9 Mar, 2020

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 sea turtle hatchlings released to the ocean by Navy turtle conservation project

Seventy sea turtle hatchlings released to the ocean by Navy turtle conservation project »

9 Mar, 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 inspects Calido beach development

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa inspects Calido beach development »

9 Mar, 2020

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 temporarily suspends flights to China

SriLankan Airlines temporarily suspends flights to China »

8 Mar, 2020

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.

Sri Lanka Air Force Conducts 1st Ever Flag Blessing at ‘Sri Maha Bodhi’ in Anuradhapura

Sri Lanka Air Force Conducts 1st Ever Flag Blessing at ‘Sri Maha Bodhi’ in Anuradhapura »

8 Mar, 2020

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'.

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta arrives at port of Colombo

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta arrives at port of Colombo »

8 Mar, 2020

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

St. Anthony’s Feast at Kachchativu Church celebrated on successful note strengthening goodwill between Sri Lanka and India »

8 Mar, 2020

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.

Postal voting applications for General Election accepted from today

Postal voting applications for General Election accepted from today »

7 Mar, 2020

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 era is witnessing end of western dominance, says Sri Lanka’s former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

This era is witnessing end of western dominance, says Sri Lanka’s former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe »

7 Mar, 2020

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.

“Wonder Crystal” by Sybil Wettasinghe recognized as a World Guinness Record

“Wonder Crystal” by Sybil Wettasinghe recognized as a World Guinness Record »

7 Mar, 2020

The book “Wonder Crystal” written by Sybil Wettasinghe has been recognized as a Guinness World Record for the most number of alternate endings.

Mixed power generation process vital to ensure uninterrupted power supply

Mixed power generation process vital to ensure uninterrupted power supply »

7 Mar, 2020

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.

Foreign Minister briefs diplomatic community on COVID- 19 preventive measures

Foreign Minister briefs diplomatic community on COVID- 19 preventive measures »

7 Mar, 2020

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 Parliament Staff felicitates the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and the Deputy Chair of Committees of the 8th Parliament »

7 Mar, 2020

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.