The government has directed relevant authorities to take necessary measures to minimize the damages from the cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’ which is set to make landfall in Sri Lanka tonight (02). MORE..
Jayantha de Silva has been appointed as the Secretary to the newly established Ministry of Technology. MORE..
Total COVID-19 related recoveries reported in Sri Lanka moved past the 18,000 mark as 487 patients were discharged from medical care upon returning to health. MORE..
Chairman of Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), Prof. Charitha Herath, has informed Secretaries to the Ministries in writing that all government institutions should submit their annual reports to the Parliament within the stipulated time period. MORE..
The United Kingdom (UK) has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. MORE..
Cyclone ‘Burevi’ is expected to blow across the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka between 7 pm and 10 pm tonight (December 02), the Department of Meteorology warned.
Two employees of Kolonnawa Post Office have been tested positive for Covid-19, says Deputy Postmaster General (Operations) Rajitha Ranasinghe. MORE..
The unrest at the Mahara Prison has been completely brought under control, says Defense Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne. MORE..
Eight inmates who died during the unrest at Mahara Prison have been tested positive for Covid-19 following the post-mortem examination. MORE..
The cyclonic storm ‘Burevi’ very likely to cross Sri Lanka and rainy, windy conditions are expected to enhance considerably over the island owing to this development, the Department of Meteorology says. MORE..
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $400 million loan to support the Government of Sri Lanka in transforming its secondary education system to align with the demand for highly skilled and agile workers who can compete in the rapidly changing global economy. MORE..
Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll escalated to 122 today (December 01), the Director-General of Health Services announced a short while ago. MORE..
The Ministry of Health today (01) issued guidelines for private sector institutions with regard to carrying out Rapid Antigen Tests to diagnose Covid-19 positive cases. MORE..
The bodies of Covid-19 victims that were not claimed by the relatives will be cremated on the government’s expense, says the Disaster Management Centre (DMC). MORE..
The Attorney General has instructed the IGP to take immediate steps due to Covid-19 to develop an action plan and implement directions to release prisoners on bail by Monday, in order to reduce prison overcrowding. MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Justice Arjuna Obeysekara as new the President of the Court of Appeal. MORE..
The Cabinet and the government have decided that Sri Lanka will no longer obtain foreign loans to implement projects, says Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella. MORE..
The Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake stated that it has not been confirmed that any member of the Parliament staff has tested positive for COVID-19 virus. MORE..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, addressing the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2020 today (01), said Sri Lanka’s over-reliance on loans must come to an end and insisted on attracting more foreign direct investments while encouraging local investment to drive the country’s economic growth. MORE..
The Supreme Court has rejected the petitions filed challenging the gazette notification on the cremation of bodies of COVID-19 victims. MORE..
The Governor of the Eastern Province Anuradha Yahampath has instructed provincial education officials to close all schools in the province from tomorrow (02) until Friday (04), due to the adverse weather forecast. MORE..
The Foreign Employment Bureau (SLBFE) has uncovered a racket that swindles money from Sri Lankan job seekers by promising employment opportunities in Poland. MORE..
The World Health Organization’s top emergency expert said on Monday that the world risked future pandemics if it suffered “amnesia” and did not learn from the current coronavirus crisis. MORE..
The protesting inmates at the Mahara Prison have broken into the medical section of the facility amidst the riot, says the Department of Prisons. MORE..
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for several proposals for the upliftment of sports schools and sports scholarships in the country. MORE..
Another inmate, who was hospitalized following the unrest at Mahara Prison on Sunday (29), has succumbed to injuries, taking the death toll from the incident to 09. MORE..
The Department of Meteorology says the Depression over the south-east Bay of Bengal, which laid centred 590 km east and southeast to Trincomalee at 11.30 pm yesterday (30), is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during next six hours and likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours. MORE..
A total of 109 injured persons have been hospitalized so far following the unrest at the Mahara Prison, says the Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..
The main suspect in the assassination of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council Member Ranjan de Silva has been arrested in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). MORE..
The weekly meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers was conducted through video technology today (November 30). MORE..
Minister of Justice Ali Sabry has appointed a five-member committee to investigate the incident at the Mahara Prison on Sunday and to submit a report with recommendations. MORE..
The Department of Government Information says that another 178 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. MORE..
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to conduct full and immediate investigation into the unrest at the Mahara Prison, stated Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..
Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle has taken oaths as the State Minister for Primary Health Services, Infectious Diseases, and COVID-19 prevention. MORE..
Twenty-six inmates admitted to the Ragama Hospital following the unrest at the Mahara Prison have tested positive for COVID-19. MORE..
The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne has instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), C.D. Wickramaratne to probe into the tense situation which had escalated at the Mahara Prison yesterday (29). MORE..