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Sri Lanka opposition UNP calls for roadmap for COP26 climate summit outcomes

The party said that climate change is a global issue and one which threatens the progress and development of Sri Lanka.

November 9, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka environmental lawyer questions lack of outrage over Chinese fertilizer issue

"When there is an issue one has to stick their neck out. I wonder why many people keep mum on this matter," he said.

November 9, 2021 3 min read

Twelve dead, thousands displaced in torrential rains in Sri Lanka

The DMC said Tuesday afternoon that heavy rain will continue for the next 24 hours.

November 9, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka's heavy rains to intensify over next 24 hours: Met Dept

"After November 10 heavy-falls will subside, but rains will continue."

November 8, 2021 2 min read
Sri Lanka bans import of several single-use plastic items

The importation of the following items will be banned effective June 01.

Sri Lanka starts new beach clean-up after X-Press Pearl disaster

The cleaning program was initiated at Crow Island beach in Mattakkuliya.

Sri Lanka has controlled Covid-19, but risks not over Jasinghe says; as new Covid-19 cases found

Sri Lanka is controlling the spread of Coronavirus through several measures but the risks of the disease spreading is no...

April 18, 2020 2 min read

How Sri Lanka and Vietnam are smashing Coronavirus, and what will happen next

Sri Lanka and Vietnam are among the most successful countries in the world in keeping Coronavirus at bay with contact tr...

April 17, 2020 22 min read

Coronavirus: latest global developments, 112,000 deaths, 1.8mn infections

China records its highest daily toll of imported virus cases, confirming 97 new infections. China records its highest da...

April 13, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka pharmacies asked not to play doctor during Coronavirus curfew

Sri Lanka's pharmacies which are allowed to be open during a nation-wide curfew imposed to combat the spread of Coronavi...

April 12, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka looks to relax Coronavirus curfews in late April, open schools in May

Sri Lanka is looking to relax Coronavirus controls after April 19 for low risk areas and re-open schools in the second w...

April 12, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus curfew break delayed till April 16 to fight Covid-19, count 199

A Coronavirus curfew break in Sri Lanka for less-risky areas has been delayed till 0600h Thursday April 16 morning from ...

April 12, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus burglary cluster takes Covid-19 count to 197

Sri Lanka has confirmed 197 Coronavirus by late night on April 10, the Health Ministry said after several people in a cl...

April 11, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa seeks expert opinion on fighting Covid-19

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sought expert opinion on fighting Coronavirus, while the country is under ...

April 10, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus contact tracing gaps plugged as incubation of SARS-Cov-2 suspected to top 20 d...

Sri Lanka is quarantining all close contacts (F1) of the confirmed Coronavirus (index case or F0) and will test all quar...

April 9, 2020 5 min read

Sri Lanka's Dialog offers extra data, credit and all channels on payTV during Covid-19 crisis

Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata said it is offering extra data free, emergency credit, all channel on its payTV service, durin...

March 26, 2020 6 min read
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No tsunami threat from Kuril Island earthquake, small waves: PTWC

US authorities in Hawaii has said that there is no further threat from an earthquake near Kuril Island off the cost of R...

March 25, 2020 2 min read

Tsunami warning for Russia, 1000 km around Kuril Islands

A hazardous tsunami warning had been issued for Russia and areas 1,000 kilometers of Kuril Island by American authoritie...

March 25, 2020 4 min read

Sri Lanka private hospitals to admit Coronavirus patients, do PCR test

Sri Lanka's health ministry has issued guidelines for private hospitals to test patients for COVID19 Coronavirus, expan...

March 19, 2020 1 min read

Coronavirus can survive on surfaces for hours: CDC-UCLA-Princeton COVID19 study

The novel coronavirus can survive on surfaces or in the air for several hours, according to a US-government funded study...

March 18, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka slaps price controls on masks amid medical emergency

Sri Lanka's National Medical Regulatory Authority, has slapped price control on masks as demand went up, as demand went...

March 16, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus count rises driving new efforts to contain spread

Sri Lanka restricted flights from more countries, tightened quarantine as a total confirmed cases of Coronavirus went up...

March 16, 2020 7 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus toll rises to 19, UK, Belgium Norway quarantine advanced

Sri Lanka's Coronavirus confirmed patients went up to 19 Sunday, made up of Sri Lankans and once Chinese visitors who ha...

March 15, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus battle joined by military intelligence, police to track down risky returnees

Sri Lanka's military intelligence and police are tracking travelers from Italy and countries identified as high risk for...

March 15, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka diplomats in self-quarantine after family member gets Coronavirus

A family member of a Sri Lanka foreign ministry official had been diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID19) and leading to se...

March 14, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus toll goes to 11, public holiday declared - Updated

Sri Lanka has reported new cases of Coronavirus (COVID19) on Saturday taking the total in hospital to 10, while a Chines...

March 14, 2020 2 min read
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