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Sri Lanka receives more Pfizer; 18,348 have received at least one dose so far

The vials arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 2.40am Monday (12).

July 12, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka acquires two million more doses of Sinopharm; rollout to begin Monday

This is the single largest consignment of a COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in the island yet.

July 11, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka relaxes more COVID-19 restrictions even as threat of delta looms

Cinemas, museums, theatres are also allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity

July 10, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to vaccinate 100% of over-30 Western province population in July: president

"We are trying our best to reboot the economy as soon as possible by bringing in the vaccines we need," he said.

July 9, 2021 3 min read
Sri Lanka to vaccinate all children aged 15 to 19 against COVID-19

"We believe the rollout will start within the next two weeks," he said.

Sri Lanka to finalise decision on COVID-19 booster shot this week: health official

"It is to be discussed at this week’s COVID-19 task force meeting," the official said on Monday (04).

Most of Colombo Central to be isolated from Monday  morning – Army Commander

Five more areas in the City of Colombo will be isolated from 5:00 AM on Monday, Nov 16, and they are Maradana, Fort, Pet...

November 14, 2020 1 min read

468 new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka; total cases rise to 16,191

Sri Lankan health officials identified 468 new COVID-19 patients over a 24-hour period that ended at 6am today (14), the...

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 14, 2020 3 min read

Police nab man for allegedly posting fake Covid story

Sri Lanka’s police have issued a stern warning to Social Media users who create and share fake news about the Covid 19...

November 14, 2020 2 min read
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Five COVID-19 deaths in Sri Lanka today as 198 people test positive

Sri Lanka recorded five new COVID-19 related deaths today (13), bringing the country’s pandemic death toll to 53, the ...

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 13, 2020 2 min read

CID probing “false” Social Media posts of people dying by the wayside of COVID

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is probing the instances where there were postings on social media showing p...

November 13, 2020 1 min read

385 new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka; total cases rise to 15,723

Sri Lankan health officials identified 385 new COVID-19 patients over a 24-hour period that ended at 6am today (13), the...

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 13, 2020 2 min read

Government imported Rapid Antigen test kits on epidemiologists’ recommendation – Jayasumana

The government chose to use an emergency tender process to import the Rapid Antigen test kits to Sri Lanka to cover the ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
November 13, 2020 2 min read

“Don’t blame the public for the second wave of Covid infections” - Kiriella

Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella is urging the government not to blame the public for the second wave of Covid 19...

November 13, 2020 2 min read

Cricket: Lanka Premier League still on course - SLC

Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) is yet to decide whether the Lanka Premier League (LPL) T20 Cricket tournament will be pla...

Imesh Ranasinghe
November 12, 2020 2 min read

Two more die of Covid 19 – DG Health Services

Two more Covid 19 patients have died bringing the total dead from the virus in Sri Lanka to 48 the Director-General of H...

November 12, 2020 1 min read
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Deepavali celebrations - Government issues guidelines

The Health authorities have issued a set of guidelines to those celebrating the Hindu festival of light – Deepavali - ...

November 12, 2020 2 min read

644 COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka; total cases rise to 15,350

Sri Lankan health officials identified 644 new COVID-19 patients over a 24-hour period that ended at 6am today (12), the...

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 12, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka isolates Western Province amid Covid-19 warnings on Colombo, Coronavirus deaths rise to 46

Sri Lanka's has barred travel in and out the Western Province as daily Coronavirus cases hit 635 and Covid-19 deaths ros...

November 12, 2020 6 min read

Western Province isolated as of midnight tonight on President’s orders – Army Chief

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered that all entrances and exits from the Western Province be closed from midnight ...

November 11, 2020 2 min read

Three new COVID-19 deaths and 309 new cases in Sri Lanka today

Sri Lanka recorded three new COVID-19 related deaths today (11), bringing total novel coronavirus deaths in the island t...

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 11, 2020 2 min read

Cremation of Muslim victims of Covid 19, community leaders hope Govt. will allow burials

Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority is still hopeful that the government will lift the order for the mandatory cremation of th...

November 11, 2020 3 min read
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Opposition questions the import of Antigen tests for Covid “without due process”

Opposition politicians are accusing the government of permitting the import of Rapid Antigen test kits to Sri Lanka with...

November 11, 2020 2 min read

430 new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka; total cases rise to 14,715

Sri Lankan health officials identified 430 new COVID-19 patients over a 24-hour period that ended at 6am today (11), the...

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 11, 2020 3 min read

PCR tests have cost more than LKR42mn – Presidential Secretariat

The President’s Office has released the accounts for the Covid Fund showing that the most expensive item the fund has ...

November 11, 2020 1 min read
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Sri Lanka Coronavirus deaths rise to 41, another home death, 430 new Covid-19 cases

Sri Lanka has found 05 Coronavirus deaths including a resident of an elders' home taking the total to 41 and confirmed a...

November 10, 2020 2 min read