The World Health Organization s top emergency expert said on Monday that the world risked future pandemics if it suffered "amnesia" and did not learn from the current coronavirus crisis. MORE..
1 Dec 2020 (3:29 PM)
The G. C. E. Ordinary Level Examination will not be held on the dates scheduled previously, the Minister of Education Prof. G. L. Peiris said. MORE..
1 Dec 2020 (2:21 PM)
The protesting inmates at the Mahara Prison have broken into the medical section of the facility amidst the riot, says the Department of Prisons. MORE..
1 Dec 2020 (1:44 PM)
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for several proposals for the upliftment of sports schools and sports scholarships in the country. MORE..
1 Dec 2020 (1:40 PM)
Another inmate, who was hospitalized following the unrest at Mahara Prison on Sunday (29), has succumbed to injuries, taking the death toll from the incident to 09. MORE..
1 Dec 2020 (12:25 PM)
Sri Lanka s Covid-19 figures soared on Monday (29), as 503 persons were tested positive for the virus. MORE..
1 Dec 2020 (12:11 PM)
Another host of Sri Lankans stranded in the Middle East and Europe has been repatriated today (December 01). MORE..
1 Dec 2020 (11:58 AM)
The Department of Meteorology says the Depression over the south-east Bay of Bengal, which laid centred 590 km east and southeast to Trincomalee at 11.30 pm yesterday (30), is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during next six hours and likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours. MORE..
1 Dec 2020 (10:18 AM)
A total of 109 injured persons have been hospitalized so far following the unrest at the Mahara Prison, says the Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..
1 Dec 2020 (9:27 AM)
The main suspect in the assassination of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council Member Ranjan de Silva has been arrested in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). MORE..
1 Dec 2020 (8:53 AM)
Sri Lanka s death toll from the novel coronavirus has risen to 118 as two more fell victim to the virus, the Department of Government Information confirmed. MORE..
1 Dec 2020 (1:23 AM)
Department of Government Information says that another 318 individuals have tested positive for novel coronavirus in the country. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (11:27 PM)
The weekly meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers was conducted through video technology today (November 30). MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (10:07 PM)
Minister of Justice Ali Sabry has appointed a five-member committee to investigate the incident at the Mahara Prison on Sunday and to submit a report with recommendations. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (9:16 PM)
A group of female inmates at the Negombo Prison has launched a protest on top of the prison roof, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (9:15 PM)
The Department of Government Information says that another 178 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (7:57 PM)
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to conduct full and immediate investigation into the unrest at the Mahara Prison, stated Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (7:49 PM)
Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle has taken oaths as the State Minister for Primary Health Services, Infectious Diseases, and COVID-19 prevention. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (7:39 PM)
Twenty-six inmates admitted to the Ragama Hospital following the unrest at the Mahara Prison have tested positive for COVID-19. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (7:01 PM)
The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne has instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), C.D. Wickramaratne to probe into the tense situation which had escalated at the Mahara Prison yesterday (29). MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (6:54 PM)