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Sri Lanka’s COVID death toll up by 07 fatalities

Sri Lanka’s COVID death toll up by 07 fatalities

Director-General of Health Services today (February 28) confirmed 07 new COVID-related fatalities in Sri Lanka. MORE..

| February 28, 2021  9:20 pm
Compensation for termination of service increased

Compensation for termination of service increased

The maximum amount of compensation to be paid to an employee of the private sector and semi-government institutions (corporations and statutory bodies) whose service is terminated as per the requirement of the relevant institution has been increased. MORE..

| February 28, 2021  7:32 pm
Tom Moody named Director of Sri Lanka Cricket

Tom Moody named Director of Sri Lanka Cricket

Former Australia all-rounder and reputed commentator Tom Moody has emerged as the new director of Sri Lanka cricket. MORE..

| February 28, 2021  7:06 pm
Sri Lanka’s coronavirus caseload tops 83,000

Sri Lanka’s coronavirus caseload tops 83,000

Sri Lanka reported 204 new infections of the novel coronavirus today (28), Army Commander General Shavendra Silva confirmed. MORE..

video | February 28, 2021  6:32 pm
2020 A/L results out in April?

2020 A/L results out in April?

Results of the G. C. E. Advanced Level Examination for the year 2020 will most probably be released in April, says Minister of Education Prof. G. L. Peiris. MORE..

video | February 28, 2021  6:01 pm
574 more recover from coronavirus

574 more recover from coronavirus

The Ministry of Health says that another 574 patients who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and discharged from the hospital within the last 24 hours. MORE..

video | February 28, 2021  4:33 pm
Isolation of several areas in Batticaloa lifted

Isolation of several areas in Batticaloa lifted

Several areas in the Batticaloa District will be released from their isolation status from tomorrow (March 01), National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) Head Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said. MORE..

| February 28, 2021  2:50 pm
Two of same family dies after police jeep collides with tuk

Two of same family dies after police jeep collides with tuk

Two members of the same family have been reported dead in a motor accident on the Katupotha Road in Wariyapola this morning (28). MORE..

video | February 28, 2021  1:44 pm
Police raids buying and selling operation of stolen motorcycles

Police raids buying and selling operation of stolen motorcycles

An operation that carries out buying and selling of stolen motorcycles in the Negama area in Galnewa has been raided by the police. MORE..

video | February 28, 2021  12:54 pm
9-year-old dies after being beaten by cane in alleged exorcism

9-year-old dies after being beaten by cane in alleged exorcism

A 9-year-old girl has died after she had been beaten by a cane in an alleged exorcism, Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..

video | February 28, 2021  11:51 am
Contraband seized during sudden search at Welikada Prison

Contraband seized during sudden search at Welikada Prison

A stock of contraband including mobile phones has been found during a special search at the Welikada Prison. MORE..

| February 28, 2021  9:16 am
‘Naada Stars’ wins Derana-Signal Sarigama Crossover

‘Naada Stars’ wins Derana-Signal Sarigama Crossover

Team ‘Naada Stars’ took home the championship at the Derana-Signal Sarigama Crossover Grand Finale yesterday (February 27). MORE..

video | February 28, 2021  8:41 am
Navy rescues fishermen aboard stranded dinghy at sea

Navy rescues fishermen aboard stranded dinghy at sea

Sri Lanka Navy, with the facilitation of Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC Colombo) stationed at Navy Headquarters, leaped into action today (27) to rescue 02 fishermen aboard a dinghy that was swept away to the Indian waters. MORE..

| February 27, 2021  11:12 pm
205 more coronavirus cases reported

205 more coronavirus cases reported

Sri Lanka has registered 205 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (February 27), the Ministry of Health confirmed. MORE..

| February 27, 2021  8:32 pm
US FDA clears Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine

US FDA clears Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine

An advisory panel to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday (February 26) greenlit Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. This brings it one step closer to its rollout in the US. MORE..

| February 27, 2021  8:17 pm
Guidelines for Circular on burial of COVID victims drafted

Guidelines for Circular on burial of COVID victims drafted

Guidelines for the Circular permitting burial of bodies of COVID-19 victims has been drafted, says Director-General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena. MORE..

video | February 27, 2021  7:15 pm
Sri Lanka records 220 new COVID-positive cases

Sri Lanka records 220 new COVID-positive cases

Sri Lanka registered 220 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (February 27), Ministry of Health confirmed. MORE..

video | February 27, 2021  6:21 pm
Hundreds of inmates escape from prison in Haiti’s capital

Hundreds of inmates escape from prison in Haiti’s capital

More than 200 prisoners are on the run in Haiti after escaping from a jail near the capital, Port-au-Prince. MORE..

| February 27, 2021  5:58 pm
Vaccination program moving forward in systematic manner – President

Vaccination program moving forward in systematic manner – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says the COVID-19 inoculation program is moving forward in a systematic manner. MORE..

video | February 27, 2021  4:30 pm
Coronavirus: 748 more patients discharged upon recovery

Coronavirus: 748 more patients discharged upon recovery

he Ministry of Health says 748 individuals who were previously tested positive for Covid-19, have been discharged from medical care as they have returned to health. MORE..

video | February 27, 2021  3:22 pm
Vaccination program at 19 GN Divisions in Colombo District today

Vaccination program at 19 GN Divisions in Colombo District today

People aged 30 years and above from 19 Grama Niladhari Divisions in Colombo District are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 today (February 27), as per a recent decision taken by the Ministry of Health. MORE..

| February 27, 2021  2:27 pm
Myanmar’s UN envoy defies military; pleads for immediate global action to overturn coup

Myanmar’s UN envoy defies military; pleads for immediate global action to overturn coup

Myanmar’s United Nations ambassador defied the country’s army on Friday and issued an impassioned plea at the UN General Assembly for immediate international action to help overturn the military coup. MORE..

| February 27, 2021  1:28 pm
Over 1,400 suspects with warrants arrested in four-hour raid

Over 1,400 suspects with warrants arrested in four-hour raid

Nearly 3,871 suspects were taken into custody during a four-hour raid carried out island-wide, says Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..

video | February 27, 2021  12:12 pm
Two individuals including female arrested with heroin and ‘Ice’

Two individuals including female arrested with heroin and ‘Ice’

Two suspects including a woman who were in possession of narcotic substances have been taken into custody, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana says. MORE..

video | February 27, 2021  10:45 am
Saudi crown prince approved operation to ‘capture or kill’ Khashoggi: US report

Saudi crown prince approved operation to ‘capture or kill’ Khashoggi: US report

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved of an operation to capture or kill dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered in 2018, according to a declassified US intelligence assessment released on Friday in a manner choreographed to limit damage to US-Saudi ties. MORE..

| February 27, 2021  9:55 am
Showers expected in Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts

Showers expected in Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts during the evening or night, says the Department of Meteorology. MORE..

| February 27, 2021  8:45 am
PCoI on Easter attacks recommends social media, Madrasas & Arabic colleges regulation

PCoI on Easter attacks recommends social media, Madrasas & Arabic colleges regulation

The final report on Easter Sunday attacks compiled by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) has suggested multiple recommendations on extremist organizations and individuals involved in causing ethnic and religious conflict in the country. MORE..

video | February 26, 2021  11:01 pm
Coronavirus: 497 new infections confirmed within the day

Coronavirus: 497 new infections confirmed within the day

Sri Lanka registered 250 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (February 26) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 497. MORE..

| February 26, 2021  9:47 pm
Five new COVID-related deaths in Sri Lanka

Five new COVID-related deaths in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has confirmed 05 more COVID-19 related deaths, Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (February 26). MORE..

video | February 26, 2021  8:52 pm
COVID vaccines for people aged 30 years and above in selected areas

COVID vaccines for people aged 30 years and above in selected areas

The Ministry of Health has decided to administer COVID vaccines to people who are aged 30 years and above in selected areas, with immediate effect. MORE..

| February 26, 2021  8:32 pm
Recommendations of Easter attack commission beyond its given mandate – SLFP

Recommendations of Easter attack commission beyond its given mandate – SLFP

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) stresses that the final report compiled by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) which investigated the Easter Sunday terror attacks has presented its conclusions and recommendations beyond its given mandate. MORE..

video | February 26, 2021  7:57 pm
Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 caseload exceeds 82,000

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 caseload exceeds 82,000

Covid-19 infections registered in Sri Lanka crossed 82,000 as 247 more persons were tested positive today (February 26). MORE..

| February 26, 2021  6:40 pm
UK urges UNHRC to press for progress on justice, reconciliation & accountability in SL

UK urges UNHRC to press for progress on justice, reconciliation & accountability in SL

The United Kingdom has urged the UN Human Rights Council to press for progress on justice, reconciliation and accountability and improved respect for human rights in Sri Lanka. MORE..

video | February 26, 2021  5:37 pm
Four police officers interdicted over assault on law student

Four police officers interdicted over assault on law student

Four police officers – 03 Constables and one Inspector – have been interdicted for allegedly assaulting a law student at the Peliyagoda police station. MORE..

video | February 26, 2021  4:26 pm
Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 recoveries count tops 77,000

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 recoveries count tops 77,000

The Ministry of Health says that another 664 patients who were previously tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and discharged from the hospital within the last 24 hours. MORE..

| February 26, 2021  3:47 pm
Ex-Senior DIG Anura Senanayake passes away

Ex-Senior DIG Anura Senanayake passes away

Former Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Anura Senanayake has passed away this afternoon, his family sources confirmed. MORE..

video | February 26, 2021  3:08 pm
US calls for strategy & timetable to implement OHCHR report’s recommendations on SL

US calls for strategy & timetable to implement OHCHR report’s recommendations on SL

The United States has urged Sri Lanka to make public a strategy and timetable for the implementation of recommendations in the report compiled by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. MORE..

video | February 26, 2021  2:28 pm
EU confident of hitting vaccination target as global death toll tops 2.5 million

EU confident of hitting vaccination target as global death toll tops 2.5 million

The EU said on Thursday it was on track to hit its target of vaccinating 70 percent of adults by the end of the summer although progress remains sluggish, while the global coronavirus death toll topped 2.5 million. MORE..

| February 26, 2021  1:47 pm
IGP directed to suspend cops involved in assault on law student

IGP directed to suspend cops involved in assault on law student

Several offices attached to Peliyagoda Police have allegedly assaulted a law student named Migara Gunaratne yesterday (February 25). MORE..

video | February 26, 2021  12:10 pm
Seven suspects arrested over Rs 3.8 million gold jewellery heist

Seven suspects arrested over Rs 3.8 million gold jewellery heist

Seven suspects who are in connection with a gold jewellery robbery at Trincomalee have been taken into custody yesterday (February 25). MORE..

| February 26, 2021  11:36 am
315 Sri Lankans stranded in Oman return to the island

315 Sri Lankans stranded in Oman return to the island

A group of 315 Sri Lankan expatriates stranded in Oman have returned to the island, says Ada Derana correspondent. MORE..

video | February 26, 2021  10:25 am
US carries out airstrike against Iran-backed militant site in Syria

US carries out airstrike against Iran-backed militant site in Syria

The US military struck facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran-backed armed groups Thursday, saying President Joe Biden’s new administration was sending Tehran a message after recent rocket attacks on US troop locations in Iraq. MORE..

| February 26, 2021  9:28 am
Showers or thundershowers possible in some areas

Showers or thundershowers possible in some areas

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Southern province and in Rathnapura and Monaragala districts during the evening or night, says the Department of Meteorology. MORE..

| February 26, 2021  8:36 am
Gazette published allowing burial of Covid-19 victims

Gazette published allowing burial of Covid-19 victims

The Extraordinary Gazette notification allowing the burial of bodies of Covid-19 victims has been published. MORE..

video | February 25, 2021  11:24 pm
I certainly haven’t tolerated extremism and I won’t - Ranil

I certainly haven’t tolerated extremism and I won’t - Ranil

The Sri Lankan government is going back on agreements signed with India, Japan and the US and that’s a “serious mistake,” former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. MORE..

| February 25, 2021  11:08 pm
464 cases of Covid-19 reported so far today

464 cases of Covid-19 reported so far today

The Ministry of Health reports 242 new cases of COVID-19 increasing the total number of coronavirus cases reported so far today to 464. MORE..

video | February 25, 2021  9:46 pm
Gazette allowing burial of Covid-19 victims expected tonight

Gazette allowing burial of Covid-19 victims expected tonight

The Minister of Health is expected to sign and publish tonight the gazette notification allowing the burial of bodies of Covid-19 victims. MORE..

| February 25, 2021  9:17 pm
Two more Covid-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka

Two more Covid-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka

The Director General of Health Services on Thursday confirmed two more Covid-19 related deaths, increasing Sri Lanka’s death toll due to the virus to 459. MORE..

video | February 25, 2021  9:00 pm
COPA recommends developing action plan within two months to resolve human-elephant conflict

COPA recommends developing action plan within two months to resolve human-elephant conflict

The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) has directed the Secretary to the Ministry of Wildlife and Forest Conservation and its respective officials to prepare a formal plan in order to expedite the implementation of the recommendations made to resolve the human-elephant conflict which is now a grave concern in Sri Lanka. MORE..

| February 25, 2021  8:46 pm
India, Pakistan agree to cease firing along border

India, Pakistan agree to cease firing along border

The militaries of India and Pakistan said in a rare joint statement on Thursday that they had agreed to observe a ceasefire along the disputed border in Kashmir, having exchanged fire hundreds of times in recent months. MORE..

| February 25, 2021  8:07 pm