Over 800 COVID19 patients still in hospital


More patients who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 have completely recovered and have been discharged from hospital, raising the number to 811.

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AG directs CCD to arrest former Welikada OIC


The Attorney General has directed the Colombo Crimes Dibisio to obtain a warrant and  arrest the former  OIC of the Welikada police for fabricating false evidence in Patali Champika Ranawaka accident case.

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Top Sri Lankan medical body expresses concern over public gatherings amidst COVID-19


    Grave concern has been expressed by a top health body over recent trends of large and crowded public gatherings with disregard for Health Ministry guidelines in the face the COVID-19 epidemic in the country.

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Sri Lanka records dismal external performance in March owing to COVID-19 disruptions: Central Bank says


    The COVID-19 pandemic and the imposition of a partial lockdown in Sri Lanka in the second half of March 2020 severely affected the external sector performance in March 2020.

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Civil society coalition calls for ‘Urgent Justice Mechanism’ for repatriated migrant workers


  A large coalition of civil society organizations and global trade unions on June 1 launched a call for an urgent justice mechanism for repatriated migrant workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ComBank to lend another Rs. 10 bln to support COVID-19 affected SME exporters


The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has announced the commitment of approximately Rs.

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Errant NatWealth Securities Ltd suspended by the Central Bank


NatWealth Securities Ltd, a primary securities market dealer, has been suspended from June 1 by the Central Bank (CB) owing to its persistent failure to follow directions of the banking regulation.

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Conversion of some base hospitals to COVID-19 centres triggers concern


  A decision by the Health Ministry to convert some important base hospitals manned by Consultants located across the country into COVID-19 management centres for confirmed asymptomatic patients, has raised serious concerns in health circles.

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Two Philippine Navy ships arrive in Colombo to repatriate Philippine nationals


Two Philippine Navy ships named " BRP Davao Delsur" and “ BRP Remon Alcaraz” arrived at the port of Colombo to repatriate a group of Philippine nationals currently stranded in Sri Lanka.

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Curfew imposed in Nuwara Eliya tomorrow


Full day curfew will be in force in the district of Nuwara Eliya tomorrow, Saturday May 30, the Presidential Secretariat said.

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Balance of Itukama COVID – 19 Fund exceeds Rs. 1213 million


Following institute and personal donations along with direct deposits, the Itukama COVID-19 Healthcare and Security Fund reached Rs.

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New Indian HC calls on President


The newly appointed Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay paid a courtesy call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

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