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Water quality in Kelani River has improved – CEA

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Ranaviru Seva Authority receives a donation of gloves and facemasks

April 3, 2020

upporting government’s initiative to contain the spread of COVID-19, Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd handed over a package of gloves and facemasks to the Ranaviru Seva Authority (RVSA) yesterday

EC calls President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for consultion on General Election with Supreme Court

April 3, 2020

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been requested by the National Elections Commission to consult the Supreme Court on matters related to holding the General Election. Yesterday (02) the Election Commission had written to the President's secretary about the matter.

Coronavirus: Confirmed global cases pass one million

April 3, 2020

More than a million cases of coronavirus have been registered globally, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University - another grim milestone as the world grapples with the spreading pandemic.

First group undergone quarantine period at Boosa Naval Base leaves the centre

April 3, 2020

The first group who had undergone quarantine period in the quarantine centre established by Navy at Boosa Naval Base, left the center after successful completion of their quarantine process, on 01st April 2020.

Navy organizes blood donation campaign at District General Hospital Hambantota

April 3, 2020

A blood donation campaign jointly organized by Naval Deployment – Hambantota and Blood Transfusion Unit of the District General Hospital Hambantota was held with the participation of naval personnel at the hospital premises on 01st April 2020.

Consultant Doctors present 07 recommendations to Health Minister for Covid-19 control

April 3, 2020

A group of consultant doctors met with Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi yesterday (01) and presented several suggestions and mechanisms for the control of the spread of COVID-19.

Foreign Ministry Takes Stock Of Action By Sri Lanka Missions Abroad To Ensure The Welfare Of Overseas Sri Lankans (OSL)

April 3, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Relations, sensitive to the concerns of the OSLs amidst the rapid spread of the COVID-19 and the inability to return to Sri Lanka, has held consultations over the past 2 days with its Heads of Missions based in 67 cities across the world, to facilitate the wellbeing and safety of Overseas Sri Lankans, while preparing for any exigencies they could have to meet in the coming days.

Mainly dry weather will prevail in the country

April 3, 2020

Mainly dry weather will prevail over most parts of the island. However, Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kaluthara, Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 p.m.

Sri Lanka receives Chinese medical supplies to combat COVID-19

April 2, 2020

COLOMBO, April 2 (Xinhua) -- China has handed over its first donation of humanitarian aid and medical supplies to Sri Lanka to strengthen the solidarity between the two countries as Sri Lanka fights the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka said on Thursday.

Navy develops Nevil Fernando hospital for examinations of suspected persons to coronavirus affection

April 2, 2020

Sri Lanka Navy commenced to put up a location for examining blood and saliva of suspected persons to coronavirus affection and installing a CCTV system at the ward for the suspected pregnant mothers to coronavirus affection, in Nevil Fernando hospital, today

Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd. donates a stock of healthcare equipment to Navy

April 2, 2020

Extending their coorperation to the Navy’s quarantine programme to control the spread of coronavirus in the country, Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd. donated a stock of healthcare equipment to the SL Navy, at the Naval Headquarters, today

04th Death reported on Covid-19 short while ago

April 2, 2020

According to Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe, the fourth death from Sri Lanka's novel coronavirus was reported a short while ago. The deceased is a 58-year-old male who had sought treatment at the Hospital for Infectious Diseases (IDH).

Water quality in Kelani River has improved – CEA

April 2, 2020

Today, the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) reported that the water quality in Kelani River has improved over the past few weeks. The decline in the release of industrial waste into the Kelani River has resulted, according to the CEA, in an improved consistency of its waters.

Sri Lankan designs a ventilator which can support four patients at the same time

April 2, 2020

As the epidemic of COVID-19 continues to impact hundreds of thousands around the world, there is a growing need for new equipment to combat the virus.

All-party meeting held at Temple Trees under the patronage of Prime Minister

April 2, 2020

Today (02) a meeting of all parties was convened to discuss the current situation in the country with the spread of the novel coronavirus. The meeting is held under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees.

Pensions to be delivered to the homes of pensioners

April 2, 2020

Department of Postal workers have already begun a system that will deliver pensions straight to pensioners 'homes for the month of April, said Postmaster General Ranjith Ariyaratne.

Validity of mineral licenses extended until April 30th

April 2, 2020

Considering the prevailing situation in the region Geological Survey and Mines Bureau decided to extend the validity period of all mineral licenses due to expire before March 31 until April 30. This decision was made, the Bureau said issuing a press release.

Despite the current crisis, Sri Lanka is focussing on food security

April 2, 2020

According to Co-Cabinet Media Spokesman Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, Cabinet's approval had been given for a proposal made by the Minister for Agriculture to introduce a program to ensure food security in the country in the face of the global crisis.

01 more patient tested positive covid-19 this evening

April 2, 2020

Today (02), another patient screened COVID-19 positively, taking the cases to 151, says the Ministry of Health. Therefore a total of 5 patients with coronavirus were identified during the course of the day.

Another 02 more patients tested positive Covid-19 today

April 2, 2020

Health Services Director General Dr Anil Jasinghe said two more patients had tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 150 in the country.

University student has been arrested over spreading fake news

April 2, 2020

A university student has been arrested and remanded for sharing misleading information about the Coronavirus on social media, police said today.

More than 200 families set to quarantined today

April 2, 2020

About 1,400 people from 220 families living in Immamul Aroos Mawatha, a by-lane off Arnold Ratnayake Mawatha, were quarantined today after an elderly man's death.

Government to limit importing non-essentials except medicines and fuel

April 2, 2020

The government has decided to suspend and limit all non-essential itemsexcept pharmaceuticals and fuel. This was announced during the media briefing held this morning (02) at the Government Information Department.

Quarantined 9th Batch of 96 Returnees Leave for Home

April 2, 2020

The ninth batch of 96 returnees after completion of the two-week-long quarantine process, left for their homes last morning (1) from Damminna and Diyatalawa Quarantine Centres (QCs) after completion of medical procedures and receipt of their Quarantine Certificates.

Those Arrived in Malaysian Flight Urged to Report without Any Further More Delay- Head NOCPCO

April 2, 2020

The routine Media interaction at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) at Rajagiriya took place yesterday afternoon

Navy General Hospital (Colombo) introduces mechanism to deliver pharmaceutical drugs to naval personnel, family members and civil staff employees

April 2, 2020

As a result of the outbreak of COVID – 19, retired naval personnel, their spouses and family members of naval personnel and civil staff employees who receive treatment from the clinics of Navy General Hospital (Colombo) are facing numerous hardships as of now.

Amidst COVID-19 threat, military is on high alert to maintain national security- Defence Secretary

April 2, 2020

While the entire world is engulfed in COVID-19 fear, the Sri Lankan Government, which is taking all possible precautionary measures to contain the virus,

Director-General urges stop selling or having cigarettes

April 2, 2020

Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe has released a statement urging shop owners to refrain from selling "death" cigarettes.

Uninterrupted water supply assures – NWSDB

April 2, 2020

Given the dry weather and increasing domestic demand, uninterrupted water supply could be handled as industrial use has declined sharply, said Assistant General Manager N U Ranatunga, National Water Supply and Drainage Board.

President urges WHO DG to pursue IMF/World Bank debt moratorium in view of COVID- 19 calamity

April 2, 2020

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa urged the Director General of World Health Organization (WHO) to pursue with the international financial organizations and lending nations to help developing countries adversely affected by COVID- 19 calamity.

‘Rakemu Api’ Online Service to Provide Relief Measures & Detect COVID-19 Victims

April 2, 2020

National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) considering the national emergency has launched an 'online solution' to meet with requests for essential supplies or medical needs and to report on any patient with COVID-19

Army to Devise Transport Plan to Take Pensioners to Banks for Receipt of April Pension – Lt Gen Shavendra Silva

April 2, 2020

The routine Media interaction at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) at Rajagiriya took place

SriLankan Airlines implements cost-saving measures to ensure the survival of the National Carrier and livelihoods of employees

April 2, 2020

The Chairman and Board of Directors of SriLankan Airlines are ever mindful of their duty to protect the country’s economic interests, livelihoods of the employees of the SriLankan Family and are making every effort to ensure the business continuity of the National Carrier.

Total Covid-19 patient count raise to 148 with 02 new cases positive

April 2, 2020

Two new positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed raising the total number of registered cases from the country to 148, Health Ministry said.

COVID-19 cases and deaths rising, debt relief needed for poorest nations: WHO

April 2, 2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization voiced deep concern on Wednesday about the rapid escalation and global spread of COVID-19 cases from the new coronavirus, which has now reached 205 countries and territories.

Third death recorded in Sri Lanka on Covid-19

April 2, 2020

COVID19's third death recorded in Sri Lanka, recently confirmed Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe. The deceased 74-year-old is a Maradana resident. Those who sought treatment at IDH ICU died of COVID-19.

President-UNP discuss the country’s situation amidst Coronavirus threat

April 2, 2020

A meeting was held yesterday afternoon (01) between the government and the UNP at the Presidential Secretariat regarding the country’s situation due to the Coronavirus threat, under the patronage of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Mainly dry weather will prevail over the country

April 2, 2020

Mainly dry weather will prevail over most parts of the island. However, Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kaluthara, Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 p.m.

UN Agency Heads in Sri Lanka Commend Action Taken by the Government at this Critical Moment

April 1, 2020

A special meeting of the Special Presidential Task Force on Essential Services was held today (2020.04.01) at Temple Trees with the participation of Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi and Head of the Task Force Basil Rajapaksa.

Police to take stern action against posts on social media targeting public servants

April 1, 2020

Strict legal action will be taken against anyone making defamatory, malicious social media posts about public servants who are battling the country's COVID-19 outbreak, police media reports.

Pharmacies open for pensioners on April 02,03 and 06

April 1, 2020

Pharmacies around the island will be available for pensioners to buy their medicines on April 02, 03 and 06, the Police Spokesman's office said.

Do decision to delay A/Ls and O/L results to release before end of April 2020

April 1, 2020

Education minister Dullas Alahapperuma says that no decision has been made to postpone the G.C.E. Advanced Level test in 2020.

Attorney General urges CJ to consider cancelling High Court sittings

April 1, 2020

The Attorney General Dappula de Livera PC urged the Chief Justice to consider canceling the Colombo High Court and other High Court sittings scheduled for tomorrow (02) and Friday (03) as Covid-19 incidents are on the rise in the country.

All types of visas issued to foreigners extended till May 12 2020

April 1, 2020

The Immigration and Emigration Controller General has agreed to extend the validity duration of all types of foreigner visas currently in Sri Lanka taking into account the spread of the Coronavirus in the region.

03 new positive COVID-19 patients total rise to 146

April 1, 2020

Health Ministry says 03 new positive COVID-19 patients have been identified raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 146.

SriLankan Airlines suspends all passenger flights from April 8-30

April 1, 2020

SriLankan Airlines has decided to suspend all its passenger flights from the 8th of April 2020. The suspension will be in effect till the 30th of April, stated SriLankan Airlines.

President discusses economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic with Central Bank officials

April 1, 2020

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa held a discussion with the Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and other senior officials to assess the emerging macro-economic conditions due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

One more Covid-19 patient recovered and discharged today

April 1, 2020

Another COVID-19 patient was discharged from hospital after recovery from the virus earlier today (01), the Ministry of Health reported. Consequently, the cumulative number of COVID-19 recoveries has risen to 18 patients

Two PCR devices donated for COVID-19 testing to the Ministry of Health

April 1, 2020

Power and Energy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera today handed over two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines to the Health and Indigenous Medical Services Ministry to be used for the testing of COVID-19 patients.

Rs. 20 b allocated for advance Samurdhi benefiting families of 2 m

April 1, 2020

Yesterday the Government announced an allocation of Rs. 20 billion to make an advance payment to the country's 2 million Samurdhi beneficiary families.

Dedicated hospitals specified to care for suspected Coronavirus patients

April 1, 2020

In a special statement released at Covid-19's National Operation Center for Prevention, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe details several hospitals that have been assigned to care for individuals suspected of contracting the Coronavirus.

SLAF Troops Together with the CMC Distribute Dry Rations to Low Income Families

April 1, 2020

A distribution program of dry ration packs for 50,000 low income families in Colombo area was initiated by the Colombo Municipal Council together with the Sri Lanka Air Force yesterday (31 March 2020).

Guangdong Province Science and Technology Cooperation Award 2019, presented to Sri Lankan Scientist

April 1, 2020

On 25 March 2020, Professor Tilak P.D. Gamage, Faculty of Fishery and Marine Sciences and Technology, University of Ruhuna, has been granted the Guangdong Province Science and Technology Cooperation Award 2019 from the Government of Guangdong Province.

Food/Medicine deliveries or other essentials call your Grama Niladhari Officer

April 1, 2020

“For problems regarding Food/Medicine deliveries or other essentials, your first call should be to your Grama Niladhari.” According to Prime Ministers office

WHO Chief calls Gotabaya Rajapaksa, thanks for mobilizing government to fight COVID-19

April 1, 2020

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has telephoned Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Tuesday to discuss the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on Sri Lanka and the region.

19 districts curfew which lifted to be re-imposed at 2 pm today

April 1, 2020

The curfew in the Southern, Eastern, Uva, Sabaragamuwa & North-Central Provinces & Nuwara-Eliya, Matale, Kurunegala, Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts was lifted this morning at 6 am and will be re-imposed on Monday (April 6) at 2:00 pm.

More than 8,000 curfew violators under police custody so far

April 1, 2020

The total number of violators of curfew, who have been taken in police custody since the island-wide curfew on March 20 was imposed, has risen to 8,451.

A significant number of corporate contributions for the Healthcare and Social Security Fund

April 1, 2020

A significant number of organizations and private donors contribute funds to support the COVID – 19 Program for Healthcare and Social Security Fund.

Mainly fair weather across the island

April 1, 2020

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern provinces after 2.00 p.m. Mainly fair weather will continue in the other areas of the island.

Latest Notice on Curfew

March 31, 2020

The ongoing curfew in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutura, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High Risk Zones will remain in force until further notice.

Central Bank of Sri Lanka Decides to Establish a Rupees 50 Billion

March 31, 2020

Central Bank of Sri Lanka Decides to Establish a Rupees 50 Billion, Six Month Re-Financing Facility and Issues Instructions to Financial Institutions to Support Covid-19 Hit Businesses and Individuals.

COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund’s balance surpasses Rs. 242 million

March 31, 2020

With direct deposits and donations from organizations and individual donors the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund’s balance surpasses Rs. 242 million.

10 more new Covid-19 patients tested positive and total raise to 142 by 7.30pm today

March 31, 2020

The Ministry of Health has reported that at 7.30 pm today (31) 10 more people were testing positive for COVID-19. For that addition, the country's coronavirus number has now hit 142 cases.

Premier Mahinda Rajapaksa discussed with UAE on Covid-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020

On Tuesday(31), Premier Mahinda Rajapaksa discussed ways to improve relations with the United Arab Emirates in all domains including the battle against Covid-19.

Deadline for 2020 university registration delayed due to Covid-19

March 31, 2020

The University Grants Commission has released a media circulation announcing that the university registration for the academic year 2020 will be delayed for another two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak's raising concerns.

Hotlines to lodge complaints against Food and Medicines

March 31, 2020

The Prime Minister's Office has introduced hotlines to report any issues related to food and medicines. General public can complaint through following numbers.

Curfew lift and not lift latest updates

March 31, 2020

The lifting and re-enforcement of the currently imposed curfew will be carried out as follows; the curfew presently in place in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha Puttalam, Kandy, Jaffna and Kalutara will continue until further notice.

Sri Lanka has taken maximum efforts to fight COVID-19 also public needs to support as well

March 31, 2020

Despite the situation facing the government, Sri Lanka has managed to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus very effectively compared to other countries, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said, calling on the country as a whole to contribute unitedly to the efforts of the government to control this virus.

Special setup for patients of National STD/AIDS Control Program

March 31, 2020

Health Promotion Bureau (HPB) Director Dr. Palitha Karunapema said the National STD / AIDS Control Program would hand over all needed drugs to patients island wide until next Saturday, April 4.

Today total 10 patients detected with Covid-19 total rise to 132

March 31, 2020

Today, three more patients tested Coronavirus positive, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 132.

Total Covid-19 patients rise to 129 with 07 more new tested positive

March 31, 2020

According to the Ministry of Health, COVID-19 cases count in Sri Lanka increased to 129 as seven new patients tested positive for the deadly virus at 3.20 pm today.

More concessions to public in the face of COVID – 19 outbreak

March 31, 2020

A host of more financial and material benefits have been granted to low income and vulnerable families and individuals in the face of COVID – 19 outbreak.

02 more patient fully recovered from Covid-19

March 31, 2020

The Ministry of Health's Epidemiology Unit states that two more patients who had tested positive for Coronavirus have fully recovered and have been discharged today.

Second patient who died yesterday of COVID-19 cremated

March 31, 2020

Yesterday at midnight (30) the funeral of the second individual in Sri Lanka who died from coronavirus took place. The body was cremated in the Negombo Municipal Council Public Cemetery.

Keells Online is back and operating out on a restricted environment with a limited range

March 31, 2020

Keells Online is back and operating out on a restricted environment with a limited range, considering the current capacity of our supply chains and team strength. This is to allow all of you, to be able to order your daily essentials.

Issuing curfew passes temporarily limited will imposed

March 31, 2020

DIG Ajith Rohan has announced that temporary limits on the issuance of curfew passes will be imposed. In a special address to the media he said that only a few chosen parties would receive curfew passes.

Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore was closed for two weeks

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.

A ward of Kalubowila Hospital closed

March 31, 2020

A Kalubowila Teaching Hospital ward has been closed, the director of hospital said. He further added that after a COVID-19 patient had been identified the decision was made. And it had relocated to quarantine 15 patients and 20 employees.

Muttiah, Sanga, and Mahela involved in donating for covid-19

March 31, 2020

Cricket Legend Muttiah Muralidaran made his contribution to the COVID-19 Healthcare & Social Security Fund yesterday.

7,098 curfew violators under police custody

March 31, 2020

Police had arrested 173 people for breaching curfew regulations over the six-hour period from 12.00 am to 6.00 pm yesterday (30), police media unit said.

Large contributions for COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund

March 31, 2020

A large number of organizations and individual donors are contributing funds to strengthen the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund.

Sri Lanka Missions in South Asia work towards ensuring safety of Sri Lankan expatriates in the region

March 31, 2020

The Sri Lanka Missions in South Asia, in collaboration with the Foreign Ministry, have been closely engaging with the Sri Lankan communities overseas and are working towards assisting and facilitating the many Sri Lankan expatriates in the region in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Mainly fair weather will continue in country

March 31, 2020

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa, Western, Central, Uva and Southern provinces after 2.00 p.m. Mainly fair weather will continue in the other areas of the island.

All international Airports in Sri Lanka will continue to be closed until 7 April 2020

March 30, 2020

Further to Communication 15 sent previously (see attached) all online and offline carriers are informed that according to instructions received from Sri Lanka Health Authorities,

Beijing sends medical supplies to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nepal, and Maldives

March 30, 2020

China has sent medical supplies to several South and Southeast Asian nations to help them stem the fast growing coronavirus pandemic.

Special charter flight operates from Colombo to Bhutan bring home 93 students

March 30, 2020

Bhutan Airlines will bring home 93 students from Sri Lanka today. According to a source, the parents chattered the flight paying Nu 37,000 each. The flight is expected to land today at 4pm.

No decision to postpone the GCE A\L Exam

March 30, 2020

The Ministry of Education today said  no decision to postpone the GCE A\L Exam scheduled for August 2020. In a press release, the ministry said there was no merit to rumors in some social media that the test was delayed because of the COVID 19 outbreak.

Anyone who refuses to file for quarantine is arrested

March 30, 2020

Ajith Rohana said for those who did not register with authorities after entering Sri Lanka after March 16. Every country in the world will be granted a period of grace to apply for self-quarantine until April 1st.

7th Batch of 134 Quarantined Returnees Leave Home-bound

March 30, 2020

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.

Second death of COVID-19 reported in Sri Lanka

March 30, 2020

Another patient diagnosed with the novel coronavirus died while receiving treatment at the Institute for Infectious Diseases (IDH). The Ministry of Health's epidemiology unit said Negombo, a 64-year-old male resident of Kochchikade, had died of the virus.

07 decision taken today at the Special Presidential Task Force on Essential Services at the Temple Trees

March 30, 2020

A special meeting of the Special Presidential Task Force on Essential Services was held at Temple Trees today

5 members of the family tested positive for COVID-19 in Chilaw today

March 30, 2020

Five people from the same family tested positive for the novel infection with coronavirus, health minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said. The Chilaw family was reportedly detained and quarantined yesterday (29) on suspicion of contracting the virus.

77 More Returnees from Punani & Galkanda QCs Leave for Home

March 30, 2020

After completion of the two-week long quarantine process, one more batch of 77 returnees from Punani and Galkanda Quarantine Centres (QCs) left for home this morning (29) from respective locations after completion of medical procedures and receipt of their Quarantine Certificates.

Contact numbers of Cargills home delivery service

March 30, 2020
Local News: Cargills home delivery, List of contact numbers of outlets courtesy::Socail Media Post

 

 

Total Covid-19 patients rise to 122 with adding two more new patients

March 30, 2020

The Health Ministry says two new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) were found in the country. Accordingly as of 3.30 p.m. the total number of confirmed cases reported in Sri Lanka. Today (30), is 122.

O/L results before the end of April

March 30, 2020

According to the Ministry of Education, results of G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination 2019 will be announced before 30 April 2020. All arrangements for the publication of the results have been made by the Ministry along with the Examination Department.

National Carrier brings down medical aid from China

March 30, 2020

SriLankan Airlines, continuing to answer the call of the Nation, uplifted a consignment of medical aid from Shanghai, China today (March 28,2020).

List of Vendors around Colombo for Essential Goods delivery

March 30, 2020

Local News: Here’s a list of vendors who supply essential products across Colombo.

 

Navy undertakes disinfection of populous locations in Puttalam

March 30, 2020

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.

Navy conducts sterilization programme at Court Complex-Galle

March 30, 2020

As a measure of controlling the spreading of new coronavirus in the country, Sri Lanka Navy conducted a sterilization programme at Court Complex premises in Galle, yesterday

Sri Lanka Consulate in Guangzhou coordinates transportation of Medical Equipment donated by the Sri Lankan community in Guangzhou and other areas of China

March 30, 2020

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou coordinated the collection of donation items worth RMB 75,000, consisting 35 boxes(501.8 kg)

Three more patients test positive Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Three more patients screened Coronavirus positively taking the total number of confirmed cases to 120 at 8.00 a.m. in the country Now

All decisions on Curfew and isolation not to be taken at regional level – PMD

March 30, 2020

All decisions concerning curfew or isolation processes can only be taken by the highest authorities of government, the Media Division of the President said.

Curfew lifted all expect in 6 districts until 2.00pm today

March 30, 2020

The curfew imposed in all but 6 of the country's districts were temporarily lifted at 6 a.m. Today (30). The curfew will re-imposed at 02.00 p.m. Today.

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) says No passenger arrivals till April 7

March 30, 2020

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 virus in Sri Lanka the following steps have been taken based on the instructions received from the Presidential Task Force for prevention of COVID-19 with regard to the operations of international airports in Sri Lanka, said Upul Dharmadasa, Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Sri Lanka.

Another 130 people who complets their quarantine to go home today

March 30, 2020

Another 130 persons who had completed their quarantine procedure are scheduled to return to their homes today, said Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva.

Police apprehend 6,474 violators of curfew-All face legal action

March 30, 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.

Not compulsory for graduate trainees to report to Health Services Offices today (30)

March 30, 2020

It is not compulsory for the Unemployed Graduate Trainees to report for Coronavirus prevention duties tomorrow (30) to the MOH Offices, said the Public Administration Ministry Secretary S. Hettiarachchi.

COVID – 19 quarantine centres established at SLNS Buwaneka and Oluvil harbour

March 30, 2020

In view of the looming threat of COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka Navy shouldering the national responsibility has swiftly set up 02 quarantine centres at the naval establishment SLNS Buwaneka in Mulankavil, Mannar and Oluvil harbour premises on 28th March 2020, for persons suspected of COVID-19 infection.

Mainly fair weather and sometime shower will occur

March 30, 2020

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Western, North-western, Central, Uva and Southern provinces after 2.00 p.m.

“Public & Shop-Keepers Urged to Exercise Strict Health Guidelines – Chief of Defence Staff

March 29, 2020

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.

Two new COVID-19 positive in Sri Lanka; Tally rises to 117

March 29, 2020

Two more patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka at 8 p.m. today (29), raising the total number of cases to 117, the Ministry of Health says.

Distribution of medicine to carried out with Central Mail Exchange

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 2020

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

Total Covid-19 cases rise to 115 – Ministry of Health

March 29, 2020

Health Ministry confirms that two more had tested positive for the Coronavirus. Accordingly, the total number of COVID-19 positive patients in the country stands at 115.

Legal action against curfew violators – DIG Ajith Rohana

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 29, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 28, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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.

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 27, 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

March 26, 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??

March 26, 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

March 26, 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.

March 26, 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

March 26, 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

March 26, 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

March 26, 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

March 26, 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

March 26, 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

March 26, 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

March 26, 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

March 26, 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.