Head of Virology at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Malik Peiris has warned that the worst for Sri Lanka is yet to come, and it will hit the island in the coming months. MORE..
2 Aug 2021 (1:21 AM)
A total of 855 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 today (July 30), increasing the daily count of positive cases to 2,510. MORE..
1 Aug 2021 (11:32 PM)
The Secretary to the Ministry of Education has requested all provincial, zonal and divisional education authorities, principals, teachers and non-academic staff to follow the circular on recalling public sector employees to work from August 02. MORE..
1 Aug 2021 (10:20 PM)
The Ministry of Health reports that another 1,655 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today (August 01). MORE..
1 Aug 2021 (9:15 PM)
The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 67 more COVID-19 related fatalities that have occurred yesterday (July 31). MORE..
1 Aug 2021 (8:29 PM)
The officials of the Gonahena Special Task Force (STF) camp have cracked a racket stealing fuel from vehicles used at the construction site of the Central Expressway. MORE..
1 Aug 2021 (7:40 PM)
The Ministry of Health says that another 1,792 patients who were being treated for COVID-19 have been discharged after completing their recovery. MORE..
1 Aug 2021 (6:09 PM)
Measures have been taken to resume public transport services between the provinces with the public servants being called to work as per usual from tomorrow (August 02). MORE..
1 Aug 2021 (3:56 PM)
The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulated the Sri Lankan government for once again administering a record number of over 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines in a single day on Friday (July 30). MORE..
1 Aug 2021 (2:54 PM)
SriLankan Airlines has resumed direct flights between Sri Lanka and Russia from today (August 01) after six years. MORE..
1 Aug 2021 (1:05 PM)
Sri Lanka s ban on all types of non-degradable lunch sheets will be implemented from today (August 01) onwards. MORE..
1 Aug 2021 (11:37 AM)
Sri Lanka will be launching a 24-hour vaccination drive for the first time to administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca doses newly arrived from Japan. MORE..
1 Aug 2021 (9:44 AM)
The court-appointed specialist medical team has conducted the second postmortem on the remains of the teenage domestic worker who had died while serving at the Rishad Bathiudeen household. MORE..
31 Jul 2021 (11:40 PM)
The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 61 more COVID-19 related fatalities that have occurred yesterday (July 30). MORE..
31 Jul 2021 (10:41 PM)
Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has announced the vaccinations centres that will roll out newly-received Oxford-AstraZeneca jabs from tomorrow (August 01). MORE..
31 Jul 2021 (9:47 PM)
Bus fares will be doubled for passengers who have not obtained at least one dose of COVID vaccines, says the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association. MORE..
31 Jul 2021 (9:14 PM)
Sri Lanka saw an uptick in COVID-19 figures, as 2,150 more persons were tested positive for the virus today (July 31), says the Ministry of Health. MORE..
31 Jul 2021 (8:06 PM)
China raced Saturday to contain its worst coronavirus outbreak in months, as health officials blamed the highly infectious Delta variant for a surge in infections spanning 14 provinces. MORE..
31 Jul 2021 (7:17 PM)
A consignment of 728,460 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine provided by the Government of Japan under the COVAX s dose sharing mechanism arrived in Sri Lanka this evening (July 31). MORE..
31 Jul 2021 (6:14 PM)
A total of 1,906 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals and treatment centres as they have recovered from the virus infection, says the Ministry of Health. MORE..
31 Jul 2021 (5:03 PM)