Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry (SLCPI) has assured the general public that there is no shortage in availability of essential drugs in the private healthcare space, which are the private pharmacies and private hospitals in the country. MORE..
The Health Ministry has confirmed that one more patient tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as of 8.30 pm today (05), raising the total number of cases to 175. MORE..
Three more patients were confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus, a short while ago, said the Ministry of Health. MORE..
Persons who have completed the quarantine process are requested to undergo another 14 days of self-isolation, stated the Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. MORE..
China has stopped to mourn the thousands who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, including “martyrs” such as whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang, while Donald Trump dismissed the advice of US health officials that all Americans should consider wearing masks in public. MORE..
A suspect who was arrested by the Pannala Police has been admitted to Kurunegala Teaching Hospital due to coronavirus symptoms. MORE..
The curfew imposed in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna districts will be continued under further notice, stated President’s Media Division. MORE..
The head of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate has been arrested along with 19 other militants, Afghan officials said Saturday. MORE..
The Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe says that the inquiries into the COVID-19 infections have been intensified. MORE..
Italy on Saturday reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths in nearly two weeks, according to a Reuters report. MORE..
A group of people who did not adhere to their self-isolation directives has been sent to the Poonani quarantine center early this morning (05), stated Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. MORE..
Headed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a discussion took place today (04) at the Presidential Secretariat to review the progress of the COVID-19 prevention program and decide on the steps needed to take the program forward. MORE..
Muslim leaders in Sri Lanka have made an appeal to the Muslim community to adhere to the measures to be taken by community, regional and other leaders in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. MORE..
Wide-spread rumours of a complete lockdown in the country are entirely baseless, says DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..
Three more patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka bringing the total number of cases to 162, the Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said. MORE..
The Department of Meteorology has issued an advisory for severe lightning during thundershowers in several provinces and districts across the island. MORE..
The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) will implement a special service to provide immediate solutions to the issues of electrical systems and plumbing of the households of electricity and water consumers, during the curfew period with effect from tomorrow. MORE..
Increasing numbers of younger people are falling seriously ill or dying with coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. MORE..
A group of 172 quarantined passengers, who arrived on the island from India. have headed home this morning (04), says Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) media. MORE..
The US on Friday set a new record for the number of COVID-19 deaths in one day with 1,480 dead, the most of any country since the pandemic began. That topped the record set by the US the previous day with 1,169 deaths. MORE..
The second batch of persons who successfully completed their quarantine process at the quarantine centre established at Boossa Naval Base, have left for their homes yesterday (03), the Navy said. MORE..
A special search operation has been kicked off to apprehend those who gather in groups at apartment complexes and other such places in Colombo and suburbs, says DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..
There is a possibility for afternoon thundershowers particularly in the Sabaragamuwa, Western, North-western, Central, Uva and Southern provinces during today (04) and tomorrow (05), according to the Department of Meteorology. MORE..
A total of 1,741 persons are still in quarantine in 40 island-wide facilities and one more group of 155 are scheduled to leave quarantine centres tomorrow (04), says the Commander of Army. MORE..
Four more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as of 9.00 pm today (03), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 156. MORE..
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena met with senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Relations today at the Ministry to discuss the welfare of the Sri Lankan expatriate communities, difficulties currently being faced by these communities and ways to explore practical solutions to assist expatriate communities at this time of need. MORE..
The National Hospital in Colombo has published a list of contact numbers to coordinate the patients who are registered at Outpatient clinics. MORE..
One more Coronavirus positive patient has been identified today (03), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 152. MORE..
The four youths, who were arrested after police opened fire at a speeding car that had disregarded the signal to stop, have been remanded until April 08, the Police Media said. MORE..
The International Development Association (IDA) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) of the World Bank Group agreed to provide financing assistance amounting to United States Dollars (USD) 128.6 million to the Sri Lankan effort to battle against Covid 19 outbreak. MORE..
The Ministry of Foreign Relations, sensitive to the concerns of the overseas Sri Lankans (OSLs) amidst the rapid spread of the COVID-19 and the inability to return to Sri Lanka, has held consultations over the past 2 days with its Heads of Missions based in 67 cities across the world, to facilitate the wellbeing and safety of OSLs... MORE..
Google has outlined data gathered from smartphones offering insights into the changes in public movement in response to work-from-home, shelter in place and other policies aimed at flattening the curve of COVID-19 outbreak. MORE..