Sri Lanka is expected to receive the first batch of COVID vaccines under the COVAX facility this weekend, says State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Sudarshini Fernandopulle. MORE..
3 Mar 2021 (3:16 PM)
The Court of Appeal has directed the Attorney General to examine and submit a report on the alleged illegal construction and development projects at the Muthurajawela Wetlands on March 09. MORE..
3 Mar 2021 (3:12 PM)
The COVAX vaccine-sharing programme said on Tuesday it will deliver 237 million doses of AstraZeneca s COVID-19 shot to 142 countries by the end of May as it steps up the global roll-out of its vaccine supplies. MORE..
3 Mar 2021 (1:48 PM)
The Attorney General has directed the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to arrest all suspected officers attached to Peliyagoda Police, who were involved in the alleged assault on a law student. MORE..
3 Mar 2021 (1:04 PM)
Residents of Iranaitivu in Kilinochchi have launched a protest against the government s decision to bury COVID-19 victims in their residential area. MORE..
3 Mar 2021 (12:14 PM)
Permission is to be granted for the emergency purchase of electricity considering the current situation in the country, says the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL). MORE..
3 Mar 2021 (12:09 PM)
The guidelines pertaining to the burial of bodies of COVID-19 victims have been finalized, says Director-General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena. MORE..
3 Mar 2021 (11:12 AM)
Inhabitants of Iranaitivu Island will be carrying out protests today (March 03) against the government s decision to bury the bodies of COVID victims in their residential area. MORE..
3 Mar 2021 (10:46 AM)
The identity of the decapitated female body found in a suitcase at Dam Street in Pettah has been revealed, the Police said today (March 03). MORE..
3 Mar 2021 (9:24 AM)
Hiking Narangala mountain range in Badulla District is banned until further notice, District Secretariat of Badulla has announced. MORE..
3 Mar 2021 (1:08 AM)
The Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines have been "highly effective" in reducing coronavirus infections and severe illness among elderly people in Britain, with a more than 80 percent reduction in hospitalisation, official data showed Monday. MORE..
3 Mar 2021 (12:46 AM)
Sri Lanka registered 165 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (March 02) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 318. MORE..
2 Mar 2021 (11:59 PM)
Sri Lanka has confirmed 07 new COVID-related deaths today (March 02), says the Director-General of Health Services. MORE..
2 Mar 2021 (10:32 PM)
Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith today called on Sri Lankan authorities to bring to justice without delay the "true masterminds" behind the Easter Sunday attacks and those who have seriously neglected their duties despite having prior knowledge of the attacks. MORE..
2 Mar 2021 (9:51 PM)
Sri Lanka reported 153 new infections of the novel coronavirus today (02), Army Commander General Shavendra Silva confirmed. MORE..
2 Mar 2021 (8:47 PM)
The Attorney General has received 65 volumes of the proceedings of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) which probed the Easter Sunday terror attacks from the Presidential Secretary today (March 02). MORE..
2 Mar 2021 (8:18 PM)
Neither the President nor the government will take responsibility for the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the 2019 Easter attacks, says Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella. MORE..
2 Mar 2021 (7:19 PM)
Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) today handed over a petition to the Chief Justice seeking an investigation against the panel of Presidential Commission of Inquiry which probed the alleged incidents of political victimization. MORE..
2 Mar 2021 (7:04 PM)
The Colombo Magistrate s Court today rejected the anticipatory bail application filed by former cricketer Sachithra Senanayake, seeking to prevent his arrest over match-fixing allegations. MORE..
2 Mar 2021 (6:48 PM)
The total number of coronavirus recoveries in Sri Lanka crossed the 80,000 mark on Tuesday as the Health Ministry reported that another 598 patients were discharged after completing recovery. MORE..
2 Mar 2021 (5:32 PM)