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More vaccines arrive in Sri Lanka

Another consignment of COVID-19 vaccines has arrived in Sri Lanka early this morning (July 26). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  9:42 am

Dates set for 2021 O/L exam

The G. C. E Ordinary Level Examination for the year 2021 has been postponed by a month, the Ministry of Education announced. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  11:14 am

Delta variant infections in every district, health authorities say

Health authorities have concluded that there are infections of the Delta variant of coronavirus in every district in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  12:51 pm

Successful talks between President and SLFP?

A special discussion was held today (July 26) between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  2:25 pm

Sri Lanka reports 1,405 more COVID-19 recoveries

The Ministry of Health says that another 1,405 patients who were being treated for COVID-19 have been discharged after completing their recovery. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  3:04 pm

Sri Lanka reports 1,405 more COVID-19 recoveries

The Ministry of Health says that another 1,405 patients who were being treated for COVID-19 have been discharged after completing their recovery. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  3:07 pm

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Old’ Beats ‘Space Jam’ in box office twist

In a twist fitting for an M. Night Shyamalan thriller, Old is the No. 1 movie at the domestic box office with $16.5 million in ticket sales. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  4:31 pm

WhatsApp says NSO spyware was used to attack officials working for US allies

The NSO Group has denied that its spyware was used to compromise many politicians’ phones, but WhatsApp is telling a different story. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  4:42 pm

Rishad’s wife and 03 others remanded; teenage girl’s body to be exhumed

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today ordered to remand the wife of former minister Rishad Bathiudeen and three others until August 09 in connection with the suspicious death of a teenage domestic worker who had been employed at their home. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  5:25 pm

Weather advisory issued for strong winds, rough seas

The Department of Meteorology has issued an advisory for strong winds in parts of the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  6:13 pm

COVID-19: Another 1,018 new cases confirmed

The Ministry of Health reports that another 1,018 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (July 26). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  7:29 pm

COVID-19: Another 1,018 new cases confirmed

The Ministry of Health reports that another 1,018 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (July 26). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  7:30 pm

Sagara Kariyawasam on the mentality of certain SLFP members

The general secretary of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Sagara Kariyawasam says that certain parliamentarians of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) are still in the same mentality as before when the SLFP was the main constituent party of the ruling alliance. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  8:18 pm

Daily COVID cases climb to 1,653 while deaths go up by 48

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 635 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,653. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  9:30 pm

Daily COVID cases climb to 1,653 while deaths go up by 48

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 635 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,653. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 26, 2021  9:31 pm

Father and aunt arrested over brutality to 13-year-old

A 13-year-old girl who was being abused at a household in the Norochcholai area has been liberated following a tip-off received by the police. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  9:07 am

Chairman of Capital Maharaja Group passes away

Chairman of the Capital Maharaja Group R. Rajamahendran has passed away this morning (July 25). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  9:25 am

30 individuals questioned over teenage domestic worker’s death

Nearly 30 persons have been interrogated over the death of the teenage domestic worker at parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen’s house. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  10:17 am

Over 400,000 vaccinated against COVID-19 yesterday marking new record

The highest number of vaccines administered in Sri Lanka against the COVID-19 virus was reported on Saturday (July 25). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  1:00 pm

Water cuts in several areas tomorrow

The water supply to several areas in Wattala will be suspended for a period of 24 hours from 10.00 am tomorrow (July 26). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  1:46 pm

India’s NIA to probe case of 38 Sri Lankans’ illegal stay in Tamil Nadu

The case relating to the detention of 38 Sri Lankan nationals last month for staying illegally in India has been now handed over to the India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA), a senior Indian police officer has said on Saturday. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  2:28 pm

937 patients recover from novel coronavirus

The Ministry of Health says that another 937 patients who were being treated for COVID-19 have been discharged after completing their recovery. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  3:35 pm

937 patients recover from novel coronavirus

The Ministry of Health says that another 937 patients who were being treated for COVID-19 have been discharged after completing their recovery. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  3:36 pm

Majority of COVID-19 deaths, cases are unvaccinated individuals - Health Services DG

It has been revealed that the majority of COVID-19 infections and COVID-19 related deaths reported currently are persons who have not yet been vaccinated against the virus. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  4:23 pm

‘Amber’ alert issued on strong winds and rough seas

The Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre of the Department of Meteorology has issued an ‘Amber’ advisory regarding strong winds and rough seas. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  5:22 pm

Can go up to 6 months between 2 AstraZeneca shots - Jayasumana

Persons who have not received their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine as of yet should not be unduly alarmed, State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana said. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  5:45 pm

Coronavirus: More cases and deaths reported

The Ministry of Health reports that another 1,190 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (July 25). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  7:53 pm

Coronavirus: More cases and deaths reported

The Ministry of Health reports that another 1,190 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (July 25). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  7:55 pm

Daily coronavirus case tally at 1,656

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 446 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,656. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  9:54 pm

Daily coronavirus case tally at 1,656

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 446 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,656. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  9:55 pm

Country will be reopened after all above 30 are vaccinated - Bandula

All Sri Lankans over the age of 30 will be vaccinated by September, according to Minister Bandula Gunawardena. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 25, 2021  11:31 pm

Fairly heavy rains in Western & four other provinces

As the south-west monsoon condition remains active over the country, showers or thundershowers are expected at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, says the Department of Meteorology. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  7:05 am

Four suspects including Rishad’s wife, brother-in-law to be produced before court

The three suspects including the wife of MP Rishad Bathiudeen who were arrested over the death of a 16-year-old domestic aide have been directed to the judicial medical officer of Colombo last evening (July 23). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  7:21 am

Teacher-principal trade union action to affect O/L practical exam?

Trade unions of teachers and principals have decided to withdraw from duties of G.C.E. Ordinary Level practical examination which is scheduled to commence on Monday (July 26). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  9:41 am

Rishad’s wife & three others brought to court

The four suspects including MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife who were arrested on charges of alleged abuse of underage domestic aides at the parliamentarian’s residence have been produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court this morning (July 24). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  10:09 am

EU drug regulator approves Moderna COVID vaccine for children

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 17. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  11:43 am

EU drug regulator approves Moderna COVID vaccine for children

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 17. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  11:47 am

Detention orders issued on four suspects including Rishad’s wife

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today (July 24) granted permission to Kirulapone Police to detain MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife who was arrested in connection with the death of an underage domestic aide at the parliamentarian’s private residence. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  12:18 pm

Thousands evacuated in Philippines as monsoon rains flood Manila

Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents of the capital, Manila, out of their low-lying communities on Saturday as heavy monsoon rain, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  1:39 pm

Grace period to submit university admission applications

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to give a second opportunity for the students who passed the 2020 G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination but could not apply for the university admission in time. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  2:49 pm

Increase in COVID recoveries as 957 more regain health

A total of 957 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals and treatment centres as they have recovered from the virus infection, says the Ministry of Health. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  3:27 pm

Increase in COVID recoveries as 957 more regain health

A total of 957 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals and treatment centres as they have recovered from the virus infection, says the Ministry of Health. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  3:27 pm

Met. Dept. issues advisory for gusty winds

Due to active south-west monsoon conditions over the Sri Lanka, fairly strong gusty winds up to (40-50) kmph are likely across the island, the Department of Meteorology warned. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  3:50 pm

24-hour water cut for parts of Wattala on Monday

The water supply for several areas in Wattala will be interrupted for 24 hours from 10.00 am Monday (July 26), says the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  4:34 pm

Rishad Bathiudeen taken back to CID from hospital

MP Rishad Bathiudeen, who was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital last week, has been taken back to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) this evening. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  5:02 pm

1,220 new COVID infections confirmed in Sri Lanka

As many as 1,220 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (July 24), says the Ministry of Health. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  6:00 pm

1,220 new COVID infections confirmed in Sri Lanka

As many as 1,220 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (July 24), says the Ministry of Health. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  6:00 pm

COVID death toll moves up with 52 new victims

Sri Lanka has registered 52 more COVID-19 related fatalities confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Friday (July 24). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  7:32 pm

COVID death toll moves up with 52 new victims

Sri Lanka has registered 52 more COVID-19 related fatalities confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Friday (July 24). MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  7:32 pm

At least 125 dead as heavy rain in India triggers floods, landslides

Rescue teams in India struggled through thick sludge and debris on Saturday to reach dozens of submerged homes as the death toll from landslides and accidents caused by torrential monsoon rain rose to 125. MORE..

(0)Comments | July 24, 2021  10:32 pm