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Thundershowers possible after 2 pm

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Western, North-western, Central, Uva, Southern and North-central provinces and in Mannar and Vavuniya districts after 2.00 pm. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  8:00 am

144 in Akurana sent for quarantine over non-compliance to self-isolation rules

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..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  9:07 am

144 in Akurana sent for quarantine over non-compliance to self-isolation rules

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..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  9:07 am

Italys daily death toll drops to lowest in 2 weeks

Italy on Saturday reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths in nearly two weeks, according to a Reuters report. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  9:53 am

Italys daily death toll drops to lowest in 2 weeks

Italy on Saturday reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths in nearly two weeks, according to a Reuters report. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  9:54 am

COVID-19 prevention measures to continue until after New Year Dr. Jasinghe

The Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe says that the inquiries into the COVID-19 infections have been intensified. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  11:12 am

COVID-19 prevention measures to continue until after New Year Dr. Jasinghe

The Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe says that the inquiries into the COVID-19 infections have been intensified. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  11:13 am

Sudden fire in Kurunegala hospital drug storage

A fire has erupted in a pharmaceutical store of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital at around 11 am this morning (05), said Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  11:50 am

Leader of ISIS in Afghanistan arrested, security officials say

The head of the Islamic State groups Afghanistan affiliate has been arrested along with 19 other militants, Afghan officials said Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  12:44 pm

Curfew in 6 districts to continue until further notice

The curfew imposed in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna districts will be continued under further notice, stated Presidents Media Division. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  12:58 pm

Curfew in 6 districts to continue until further notice

The curfew imposed in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna districts will be continued under further notice, stated Presidents Media Division. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  12:59 pm

Two more COVID-19 patients recover

Two more COVID-19 positive patients have recovered from the disease, stated the Ministry of Health. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  1:28 pm

Two more COVID-19 patients recover

Two more COVID-19 positive patients have recovered from the disease, stated the Ministry of Health. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  1:29 pm

April 6 to 10 declared work from home week

The government has declared the week commencing from tomorrow (06) as a work from home period. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  2:21 pm

April 6 to 10 declared work from home week

The government has declared the week commencing from tomorrow (06) as a work from home period. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  2:22 pm

Another COVID-19 case raises total to 167

The number of coronavirus cases reported from the country has gone up to 167 with another patient testing positive for COVID-19, today (05). MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  3:13 pm

Another COVID-19 case raises total to 167

The number of coronavirus cases reported from the country has gone up to 167 with another patient testing positive for COVID-19, today (05). MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  3:13 pm

Arrested suspect hospitalized over COVID-19 symptoms

A suspect who was arrested by the Pannala Police has been admitted to Kurunegala Teaching Hospital due to coronavirus symptoms. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  4:21 pm

Arrested suspect hospitalized over COVID-19 symptoms

A suspect who was arrested by the Pannala Police has been admitted to Kurunegala Teaching Hospital due to coronavirus symptoms. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  4:22 pm

Coronavirus cases tally reaches 170

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country has hiked to 170, stated the Epidemiology Unity of the Health Ministry. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  5:00 pm

Coronavirus cases tally reaches 170

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country has hiked to 170, stated the Epidemiology Unity of the Health Ministry. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  5:01 pm

China pauses to mourn lives lost to coronavirus

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..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  6:00 pm

China pauses to mourn lives lost to coronavirus

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..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  6:00 pm

Another COVID-19 positive case hikes count to 171

One more person has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus as of 5.45 pm this evening (05). MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  6:04 pm

Another COVID-19 positive case hikes count to 171

One more person has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus as of 5.45 pm this evening (05). MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  6:05 pm

Sri Lankan-born Australian dies of COVID-19

A Sri Lankan-born Australian citizen has succumbed to the novel coronavirus at Melbourne, Australia, today (05). MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  6:29 pm

Sri Lankan-born Australian dies of COVID-19

A Sri Lankan-born Australian citizen has succumbed to the novel coronavirus at Melbourne, Australia, today (05). MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  6:30 pm

Persons who completed quarantine urged to undergo 14-day further self-isolation

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..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  6:36 pm

Persons who completed quarantine urged to undergo 14-day further self-isolation

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..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  6:47 pm

Three more test COVID-19 positive as tally climbs to 174

Three more patients were confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus, a short while ago, said the Ministry of Health. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  7:39 pm

Three more test COVID-19 positive as tally climbs to 174

Three more patients were confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus, a short while ago, said the Ministry of Health. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  7:40 pm

Teen who stabbed PHI on coronavirus duty arrested

The suspect who stabbed a Public Health Inspector (PHI) who was on COVID-19 prevention duty has been placed under attest, the Police Media said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  8:53 pm

COVID-19: Another patient tests positive, four more recover

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..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  9:04 pm

COVID-19: Another patient tests positive, four more recover

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..

(0)Comments | April 5, 2020  9:05 pm

More than 1,700 still in quarantine at 40 facilities

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..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  12:00 am

Sri Lanka confirms 5th COVID-19 death

A COVID-19 patient who was receiving treatment at Welikanda Hospital has succumbed to the virus, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  6:57 am

Sri Lanka confirms 5th COVID-19 death

A COVID-19 patient who was receiving treatment at Welikanda Hospital has succumbed to the virus, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  7:01 am

Afternoon thundershowers in six districts Met. Dept.

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..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  8:15 am

Special operation in Colombo & suburbs to arrest those who gather in groups

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..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  9:20 am

Special operation in Colombo & suburbs to arrest those who gather in groups

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..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  9:21 am

Second group proceeds home after quarantine at Boossa Naval Base

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..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  9:49 am

Second group proceeds home after quarantine at Boossa Naval Base

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..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  9:50 am

COVID-19: US sets grim record with 1,480 daily deaths, global toll over 59,000

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..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  11:09 am

COVID-19: US sets grim record with 1,480 daily deaths, global toll over 59,000

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..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  11:10 am

172 returnees at Iranamadu SLAF quarantine centre leave for homes

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..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  11:16 am

172 returnees at Iranamadu SLAF quarantine centre leave for homes

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..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  11:16 am

Coronavirus: More and more young people falling severely ill, WHO warns

Increasing numbers of younger people are falling seriously ill or dying with coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  12:32 pm

Coronavirus: More and more young people falling severely ill, WHO warns

Increasing numbers of younger people are falling seriously ill or dying with coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  12:33 pm

COVID-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka now at 25

Another COVID-19 patient in Sri Lanka has recovered from the deadly virus, According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  1:47 pm

COVID-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka now at 25

Another COVID-19 patient in Sri Lanka has recovered from the deadly virus, According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry. MORE..

(0)Comments | April 4, 2020  2:03 pm