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)
The Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) says it has introduced several telephone numbers to make appointments before obtaining the services provided by the Narahenpita and Werahera offices of the department, owing to the current situation of the country. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (6:34 PM)
The tally of COVID-19 related recoveries reported in Sri Lanka went up again as 558 patients were discharged from medical care upon returning to health. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (5:31 PM)
A total of 71 injured persons have been admitted to the Ragama Hospital for treatment so far due to the unrest at the Mahara Prison, the Hospital Director confirmed. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (4:50 PM)
The Department of Meteorology says that the low-pressure area in the south-east Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a depression lay centered around 750 km southeast of Trincomalee. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (4:43 PM)
In an apparent last-minute addition to his two-day itinerary in Colombo, India s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met senior Sri Lankan Tamil leader R. Sampanthan on Sunday, before wrapping up his visit for a trilateral discussion on maritime cooperation and security. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (4:23 PM)
Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa called for an independent and impartial inquiry into the Mahara Prison unrest. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (3:27 PM)
Two prison officials held hostage by Mahara Prison inmates have been rescued, Commissioner General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya said. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (12:53 PM)
The Colombo High Court has acquitted former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and three others over the Divi Neguma case. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (12:09 PM)
Rapid Antigen Test Kits used for diagnosing COVID-19 have been distributed to all major hospitals in the country, says Deputy Director-General of Health Services on Laboratory Services, Specialist Dr. RMS Ratnayake. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (10:51 AM)
The low-pressure area in the south-east Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a depression during the next 24 hours and likely to intensify further, the Department of Meteorology said. MORE..
30 Nov 2020 (9:58 AM)