COVID-19 update:152 cases with one more tested positive today


With one more person tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) today, the total number of  confirmed coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka has increased to 152 while 250 persons are under observation at National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH), Health Promotion Bureau of Health Ministry said this evening(7.

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No foreigners in Quarantine Centres


All 31 foreigners from 15 countries left the Quarantine Centres (QCS) after completing two week long mandatory quarantine process, Head of National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) Army Chief Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said today.

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Central Bank of Sri Lanka further reduces policy interest rates


The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka today decided to reduce the Standing Deposit Facility Rate (SDFR) and the Standing Lending Facility Rate (SLFR)  of  the  Central  Bank  by 25basis  points  to  6.

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Govt explores practical solutions to assist Lankan expatriate communities amidst COVID- 19 outbreak


Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena met with senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Relations today at the Ministry to discuss about the welfare of the Sri Lankan expatriate communities, difficulties currently being faced by these communities and ways to explore practical solutions to assist expatriate communities at this time of need, a statement from the Ministry said.

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Religious minorities must have their final rites respected: Amnesty International


Sri Lanka’s authorities must respect the right of religious minorities to carry out the final rites of their relatives in accordance with their own traditions unless they can show that restrictions are needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Amnesty International said today.

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Ex Lankan envoy to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga granted bail


Sri Lanka's former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga was granted bail by Colombo Fort Magistrate Courts in connection with the investigation into the MiG aircraft deal.

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Lankan community in China & Chinese Friends of Sri Lanka donate essential medical supplies


On the initiative of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing, Sri Lankan community members living in China and the Chinese friends of Sri Lanka donated surgical masks, forehead thermometers, disposable face masks, N95 masks, goggles, infrared electronic thermometers, isolation cloth, protection suits, and disposable gloves which could be used to effectively fight COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.

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TRCSL instructs telecom operators of no service diconnections until April


The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) today instructed all telecom operators to continue to provide services for all consumers ensuring no service disconnections based on non-payment and to extend a grace period until the end of April, the national telecom regulatory body said.

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Stock of actions by Sri Lanka Missions abroad to ensure the welfare of Overseas Sri Lankan: Foreign Ministry


The Ministry of Foreign Relations, sensitive to the concerns of the Overseas Sri Lankans (OSLs)  amidst the rapid spread of the COVID-19 and the inability to return to Sri Lanka, has held consultations over the past two days with its Heads of Missions based in 67 cities across the world, to facilitate the wellbeing and safety of Overseas Sri Lankans, while preparing for any exigencies they could have to meet in the coming days, the Ministry said.

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Emirates resumes some passenger flights on Monday


Emirates has received approvals to carry passengers on certain flights.

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ACJU expresses its disappointment over revising the method of disposal of COVID-19 bodies


All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), along with Muslim Community, expressed  its disappointment to the amendment made by the authorities in the “Provisional Clinical Practice Guidelines on COVID-19 Suspected and Confirmed Patients” in the revised version issued on 31.

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World Bank fast-tracks $128 million COVID-19 (Coronavirus) support for Sri Lanka


The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the $128.

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