India and the United States have signed a defence pact giving the South Asian country access to real-time data and topographical images from US military satellites. MORE..
28 Oct 2020 (1:20 AM)
The government has launched the programme to recycle used carbon pen tubes and toothbrushes, says the President s Media Division (PMD). MORE..
28 Oct 2020 (12:20 AM)
The Department of Government Information confirms that 164 more persons linked to the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster have tested positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka today (27). MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (11:26 PM)
UPDATE (10.15 PM)- The Department of Government Information says Moratuwa, Homagama, Panadura North and Panadura South police jurisdictions will be under curfew with immediate effect. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (11:01 PM)
Secretary of State of United States, Michael R. Pompeo has arrived in Sri Lanka a short while ago (27) for two-day bilateral discussions, says the U.S. Embassy in Colombo. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (9:21 PM)
The government has assigned specific days of the week for the operation of essential item outlets and pharmacies in curfew imposed areas, stated Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (8:59 PM)
A powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing at least seven students and wounding 112 others, police and a hospital spokesman said. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (8:37 PM)
Sri Lanka s Covid-19 figures surged yet again as 293 more persons were tested positive for the virus today (27). MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (7:40 PM)
Measures have been taken to isolate the Keselwatta Public Market area in Panadura, stated the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO). MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (6:49 PM)
The Attorney General has directed the Acting IGP to investigate the spread of COVID-19 from the Brandix apparel factory in Minuwangoda. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (6:14 PM)
The government has decided not to disconnect the electricity supply to premises in curfew-imposed areas, based on non-payment of monthly bills. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (6:07 PM)
The government has decided to extend the grace period for the payment of salaries to the private-sector employees until December, in the wake of the recent outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (5:32 PM)
The Department of Immigration and Emigration says that due to the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country, it has been decided to extend the validity period of all types of Visas issued to all foreigners who are currently residing in Sri Lanka for a period of 60 days. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (5:27 PM)
The Ministry of Health confirms that two more Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the country today (27), bringing the death toll from the virus in Sri Lanka to 19. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (4:52 PM)
The Ministry of Health is currently looking into admitting asymptomatic COVID-19 patients into specialized centers instead of hospitalization, stated Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (4:24 PM)
The Ministry of Health says 110 individuals who previously tested positive for Covid-19, have been discharged from medical care after making complete recoveries. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (3:42 PM)
Sri Lanka has reported its seventeenth death from the novel coronavirus a short while ago, as per hospital sources. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (2:56 PM)
The Colombo Fort Magistrate s Court today (27) rejected the bail application submitted by MP Rishad Bathiudeen. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (2:18 PM)
Over 35,000 people, who are not first-contacts, are currently undergoing the self-quarantine process, stated the Police Media Spokesman, DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (2:15 PM)
All museums under the Central Cultural Fund are to be closed for the public, the Central Cultural Fund announced. MORE..
27 Oct 2020 (1:56 PM)