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Sri Lanka gets UK expertise to assess X-Press Pearl eco fallout

Collaboration in long-term training and preventive work also planned

June 18, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka president declares services relating to ports, fuel supply, etc as essential

Sri Lanka is in an unofficial COVID-19 lockdown since May 21 with curfew-like movement restrictions imposed island wide.

June 18, 2021 2 min read

Sinopharm vials worth Rs 90,000 stolen in Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka

A driver and primary caregiver at the MOH are under suspicion for the theft, he said.

June 17, 2021 1 min read

Artificial reefs: Sri Lanka minister dismisses Indian concerns, says ban bottom trawling first

Defending the project, State Minister Wijesekara told EconomyNext June 17 said it was the result of years of study.

June 17, 2021 4 min read
Number portability to finally become reality in Sri Lanka in May 2022: regulator

The regulatory has informed all the communication service providers to set up a clearing house.

Sri Lanka to launch pilot project to vaccinate 18, 19-year-old students

Dharmasena said, after the pilot project in Colombo, the programme will continue as previously planned.

Government to crackdown on pro-Cannabis lobby – Prime Minister

The government is taking a tough stance against those promoting the legalization of Marijuana with Prime Minister Mahind...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 7, 2020 2 min read

Brandix cluster passes 1,000 confirmed cases in Sri Lanka's biggest COVID-19 outbreak yet

Sri Lanka is battling a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a fresh cluster that emerged over the weekend around a...

October 7, 2020 3 min read

Police curfew imposed in Seeduwa, Gampaha

Police curfew has been imposed in the Seeduwa police area in the Gampaha district, Army Commander Lt Gen Shavendra Silva...

October 7, 2020 1 min read

PCR tests being conducted at Brandix head office in Colombo

Sri Lanka is conducting PCR tests at the Brandix head quarters in Colombo 03, the National Operations Centre for the Pre...

October 7, 2020 1 min read

COVID-19 patient missing from Ragama hospital

A COVID-19 infected patient has gone missing from the Ragama Hospital on Wednesday (07) morning, the National Operations...

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 7, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka sovereign bond yields rise after constitutional amendment release

Sri Lanka's sovereign bond interest rates which started to rise the day after a new constitutional amendment was gazette...

October 7, 2020 2 min read

739 new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka by 6am; total cases rise to 4,252

Sri Lanka recorded 739 new COVID-19 cases as at 06.00am today (07), the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of...

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 7, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka to claim damages for waste containers shipped from the UK - Government

Sri Lanka is making a claim of LKR 1.6bn from those responsible for shipping 263 containers of waste from the United Kin...

October 7, 2020 1 min read

Use Government Ambulances to come to treatment centres Pavithra tells Covid patients

The Health Minister is appealing to people in the Gampaha and adjacent areas to avail themselves of the Department’s A...

October 7, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka imposes curfew in, Seeduwa, Ja-Ela, Kandana to contain Covid-19 spread

Sri Lanka has imposed curfew in Seeduwa, Ja-Ela and Kandana police divisions until further notice the state information ...

October 7, 2020 1 min read
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Brandix Covid cluster reaches 707 patients as police clarify curfew areas - officials

Police headquarters has issued a clarification saying that Quarantine Curfews have been declared in the Gampaha, Divulap...

October 6, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka imposes ban on all public gatherings amid COVID-19 resurgence

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health has banned all public gatherings in the island until further notice in light of rising ...

October 6, 2020 1 min read

Curfew in only Gampaha police area, previous announcement reversed: police

Quarantine curfew will be imposed in 12 more police areas in the Gampaha district from 6pm today amid rising COVID-19 ca...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 6, 2020 1 min read

Minuwangoda Brandix cluster families requested to remain indoors

The government has requested all Minuwangoda Brandix factory employees and their family members to stay indoors, whereve...

October 6, 2020 1 min read

Curfew in Gampaha police division from 6pm today

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 6, 2020 1 min read

With 246 new cases, Brandix cluster now at 567: officials

The number of COVID-19 positive cases detected at the Brandix plant at Minuwangoda has risen to 739, with 418 new patien...

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 6, 2020 2 min read

231 new COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka from midnight last night; total now at 3,733

Health authorities identified 231 COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka between midnight last night and 11.00am today (06), the Na...

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 6, 2020 3 min read

Lockdown could prove oppressive to the people: Sri Lanka army chief

A nationwide lockdown could prove oppressive to a majority of the public, Sri Lanka’s army chief and head of the COVID...

October 6, 2020 2 min read

Final decision on GCE AL and Grade 5 scholarship exams tomorrow – Keheliya

The government will make a final decision whether the Grade Five Scholarship examinations and the GCE Advanced Level exa...

October 6, 2020 1 min read

MRI Director Dr Jayaruwan Bandara demoted and deputy appointed as head

Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry has demoted the head of the premier research institute responsible for Covid testing and a...

October 6, 2020 2 min read