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Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 23:50
By Manjari Peiris
The European Union (EU) is providing a grant of EUR 22 million to support Sri Lanka's COVID 19 response and the funding will go to promote health, agriculture and tourism sectors. The EU and its Member States are working with partners around the world to tackle the outbreak of COVID 19 pandemic and mitigate the effects of the crisis, the EU said in a statement. The EU’s response follows a ‘Team.....Read More...
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 18:57
By Manjari Peiris
Sri Lanka government has opened a special account under special concessions for Sri Lankans living overseas and other expatriates who have liquid excess currency to deposit their money, Co-Cabinet spokesman Dr. Bandula Gunawardena stated. He further explained that those who deposit in this account could be ensured that it is a more profitable investment if they are held as a minimum six-month.....Read More...
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 09:09
The curfew within Ratnapura and Pelmadulla police areas will not be lifted today morning (9), the Police spokesman said. He also said that travel through these areas will also not be allowed until further notice. In the meantime, the Presidential Media division said that the curfew imposed in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as.....Read More...
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 08:47
A 48-year-old male has died at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) due to Coronavirus, reporting the 7th COVID-19 death in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry said. One more patient has tested positive for coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 189 as of yesterday (08) Meanwhile two COVID-19 patients have recovered and have been discharged from hospital. This.....Read More...
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 08:32
By Manjari Peiris
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 19:51
A doctor who specialized in treating the elderly has died after testing positive for coronavirus. Anton Sebastianpillai, 75, who had a long association with Kingston Hospital, London, died on Saturday after spending four days in intensive care. He is believed to be the 13th NHS medic to die after contracting Covid-19. The consultant geriatrician, who qualified as a doctor at the Peradeniya.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 18:56
Fulfilling one more gigantic national task in a record time, Sri Lanka Army’s 1 Corps of Engineer Services (CES) troops on the directions of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army during this critical hour of our Nation, improvised the entire unattended former Voice of America building complex at Iranawila, Chilaw to be an isolation hospital and.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 17:12
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having far-reaching economic and social consequences for the Asia-Pacific region, with strong cross-border spill over effects through trade, tourism and financial linkages, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) released today. The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 11:27
By Peiris Manjari
In the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, the government has taken a far-sighted decision and not imposed any restrictions on the export crops cultivation such as tea, rubber and coconut which are export crops which help boost the country’s economy, said Plantations Minister Ramesh Pathirana addressing a media briefing held at the Government Information Department. The minister noted that this.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 11:11
By S.H.Moulana
We support National Election Commission Chairman, Mahinda Deshapriya’s recent request to all political parties not to seek political gains from COVID-19 relief distribution. We fully agree with him it is totally unacceptable to seek political mileage out of the current situation when the entire country is fighting to defeat a virus. He expects everyone to do away with political propaganda and.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 09:11
The President’s Media Division (PMD) says that a new Circular on issuing curfew passes has been published. In its fight against COVID-19, the government imposed an island-wide curfew, which was lifted and put in force from time to time, with the intention of preventing unnecessary public gatherings. However, it has been observed that a large number of people are still queuing up at police.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 08:18
Seve more Covid-19 infected patients were reported on 7th April, increasing the total cases in Sri Lanka to 185 the Health Ministry said. Four more Covid-19 infected patients recover and were discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) today increasing the total recovered cases to 42, the Health Ministry said. An 80-year-old male has died at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) due.....Read More...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 20:12
India today gifted a 10 ton consignment of essential lifesaving medicines to Government of Sri Lanka, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. These medicines have been requested by Government of Sri Lanka. The consignment was brought to Sri Lanka by an Air India Special Charter flight today. This is yet another manifestation of India’s unwavering commitment to stand with Sri Lanka, in rain and in.....Read More...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 05:02
By Manjari Peiris
Addressing a media briefing of the National Operation Centre for the prevention of the spread of COVID - 19, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi appealed the public to follow all safety guideline even when the curfew is lifted to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. She urged the people to understand the gravity of the situation as the last person who died of the Cornavirus was a 44 year.....Read More...
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