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Nineteen more Delta cases detected in Sri Lanka; officials warn of possible rapid spread

"We identified several clusters over the past few days," Deputy Director General of Public Health Dr Susi Perera said.

July 16, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka gets US$1.5mn Moderna Coronavirus vaccines from America

Vaccines on chartered aircraft

July 16, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka relaxes public transport between provinces for essential workers

The railway department has also increased the number of train trips in the western province to 103

July 14, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka sets new single-day COVID-19 vaccination record with 300,000+ jabs

Sri Lanka’s vaccine rollout is continuing in 243 vaccination centres in 20 districts around the island.

July 14, 2021 2 min read
Sri Lanka to vaccinate 16-17-year-olds starting Friday (22): health offiicial

Authorities started vaccinating 18-19-year-olds in on October 15 and expanded island-wide on Thursday (21).

Delta Plus not detected in Sri Lanka yet: university lab

Sri Lanka so far has detected two variants of concern, the Alpha and Delta strains, spreading in the community.

Opinion: Failed Government - A Year in Review

A year into President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's presidency, we are in the midst of a raging pandemic, with an ailing economy ...

By Rasika Jayakody – Samagi Jana Balavegaya
November 16, 2020 4 min read
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Sri Lanka Coronavirus deaths rise to 58, new Covid-19 cases 704

Sri Lanka's has reported five new Coronavirus deaths taking the total to 58, Director General of Health Asela Gunewarden...

November 15, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka Coronavirus isolation in Colombo tightened, EDB, BOI firms can work

Sri Lanka has expanded isolated areas in the capital Colombo from 0500hours Monday with border controls on the Western p...

November 15, 2020 3 min read

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
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“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

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
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