Sri Lanka s COVID-19 death toll saw an uptick today (May 16) as the Director-General of Health Services confirmed 21 more victims. MORE..
17 May 2021 (1:04 AM)
Two trade unions of Sri Lanka Railways - Locomotive Engine Operators Union and Railways Guard Union - have decided to launch a token strike tomorrow (March 17). MORE..
17 May 2021 (12:27 AM)
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has allowed MP Rishad Bathiudeen and MP Premalal Jayasekara to attend parliamentary sessions if they wish to, the Parliament s Communications Department said today (May 16) issuing a communiqué. MORE..
16 May 2021 (11:35 PM)
Special trains have been scheduled to operate from tomorrow (May 17) for essential service workers who commute to work, the Department of Railways stated. MORE..
16 May 2021 (9:58 PM)
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 480 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka on Sunday (May 16), as the daily count of new cases moved to 2,212. MORE..
16 May 2021 (9:55 PM)
The Ministry of Health reports that another 1,732 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (16). MORE..
16 May 2021 (8:46 PM)
A request has been made to prioritize Divisional Secretaries, Divisional Staff Officers, Samurdhi Development Officers, Agriculture Officers, and Grama Niladharis in the country s COVID-19 vaccination drive. MORE..
16 May 2021 (8:15 PM)
Foreign tourists who are currently visiting or planning to visit Sri Lanka will be allowed to travel under the bio bubble system while strictly adhering to the health guidelines, the Sri LankaTourist Development Authority (SLTDA) said. MORE..
16 May 2021 (6:37 PM)
The Ministry of Health reports that 1,102 more patients who were being treated for COVID-19 have recovered and have been discharged from hospital within the last 24 hours. MORE..
16 May 2021 (5:59 PM)
A person with symptoms of the COVID-19 infections should not receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said. MORE..
16 May 2021 (5:14 PM)
Seven individuals have been arrested in Rajagiriya for holding a party in violation of the quarantine regulations. MORE..
16 May 2021 (3:12 PM)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to "continue to respond forcefully" to rocket attacks as conflict with Palestinians in Gaza enters a seventh day. MORE..
16 May 2021 (1:35 PM)
State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics, and COVID Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle requests the affluent members of the country to support the provision of necessary facilities to the hospitals for COVID-19 patients. MORE..
16 May 2021 (1:22 PM)
The water levels of several rivers have risen and floods have occurred in some areas owing to the prevailing rainy weather conditions in the country. MORE..
16 May 2021 (12:27 PM)
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts, the Meteorology Department said. MORE..
16 May 2021 (10:11 AM)
A report will be called from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over the Attorney General s statement regarding the incomplete investigations on the perpetrators of the Easter attacks, Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara said. MORE..
16 May 2021 (9:58 AM)
The Director-General of Health Services confirmed that Sri Lanka has reported 20 more deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday (May 15). MORE..
16 May 2021 (1:09 AM)
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 585 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,371. MORE..
15 May 2021 (11:23 PM)
The water levels of the Ging Ganga and Kelani River are currently on the rise, the Department of Irrigation stated. MORE..
15 May 2021 (10:03 PM)
An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets hours after another Israeli air raid on a densely populated refugee camp killed at least 10 Palestinians from an extended family, mostly children, on Saturday. MORE..
15 May 2021 (9:07 PM)