Fourteen million Pfizer jabs have been ordered to be administered as a booster shot for the COVID-19 vaccine, Chairman of the State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC) Dr. Prasanna Gunasena said. MORE..
The Director General of Health Services says that the health guidelines to reopen primary classes up to Grade 05 in schools with less than 200 students have been handed over to the Ministry of Education. MORE..
The Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has endorsed his certificate on the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka Bill today (21). MORE..
Children between 12 and 19 years suffering from disabilities or chronic illness will be vaccinated against COVID-19 from Friday (September 24), State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana stated. MORE..
There will be no shortage of medicinal drugs nor will substandard medicines be imported to the country as a result of the recent data loss at the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA), State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals assured today. MORE..
The Ministry of Health reported that another 1,047 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged within the last 24 hours. MORE..
Measures are being taken to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to this year’s Advanced Level examination candidates, Minister of Education Dinesh Gunawardena says. MORE..
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a third term in Canada’s snap election but fell short of regaining the majority he was seeking, faced with relying on smaller parties in another fragmented parliament. MORE..
District-wise percentages for university entrance based on the results of G. C. E. Advanced Level Examination in 2020 have been released. MORE..
Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Monday their COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response in 5- to 11-year-olds, and they plan to ask for regulatory authorization as soon as possible to use the shot in children in that age range in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. MORE..
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s Jayantha Ketagoda took oaths again as a Member of Parliament before Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. MORE..
A meeting between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, has taken plane in Manhattan, New York on Sunday (Sep. 19), on the side lines of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. MORE..
The United States plans to ease travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated foreign visitors starting in November, the White House said Monday, relaxing a patchwork of bans that had begun to cause fury in Europe and replacing them with more uniform requirements for inbound international air passengers. MORE..
The March 12 Movement calls on the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to suspend State Minister Lohan Ratwatte’s party membership and review his anti-disciplinary activities. MORE..
The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 93 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday (September 19), increasing the official death toll in the country to 12,218. MORE..
The Health Ministry says that another 1,055 coronavirus patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals and treatment centers within the last 24 hours. MORE..
The circular on the payment of a Rs 5,000 allowance to teachers and principals has been issued today (September 20). MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has called on the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York. MORE..
Could delivering COVID-19 immunity directly to the nose - the area of the body via which it is most likely to be transmitted - help conquer the pandemic? The World Health Organization says clinical trials are underway to evaluate eight nasal spray vaccines that target COVID-19. MORE..
The recipients of the first dose of Sputnik V vaccine will receive their second dose from tomorrow (Sep. 20), says the State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals, Prof. Channa Jayasumana. MORE..
Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has reaffirmed Sri Lanka’s active commitment to dialogue and engagement with the Commonwealth of Nations, at a virtual meeting with the organization’s Secretary-General Patricia Scotland in New York. MORE..
Executive Director of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) Thushan Gunawardena has decided to step down from his position, Ada Derana learns. MORE..
It has come to an agreement to increase the price of imported milk powder by Rs 200 per kilogram, State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna stated. MORE..
Sri Lanka reached an important milestone yesterday (September 18) with 50% of the population fully vaccinated, surpassing vaccination goals set by the World Health Organization (WHO). MORE..
The number of individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Sri Lanka exceeded the 11 million mark last evening (September 18). MORE..
New Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Ajith Nivard Cabraal says that a new economic roadmap has been prepared for the upcoming six months. MORE..