The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said that 425 more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus today.
Another 425 cases of covid infection have been reported
The Director General of Health Services confirmed another 20 covid deaths on Tuesday.
Another 20 covid deaths have been reported
President Joe Biden and China’s Premier Li Keqiang joined an annual summit of 18 Asia-Pacific nations by video Wednesday
The United States, China and Russia join the Asia Summit in the midst of regional disputes
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today informed the Colombo Magistrate’s Court that investigations have commenced regarding the complaint filed by the Director of the State Intelligence
CID begins probe into SIS chief's complaint
The ship carrying a consignment of fertilizer containing harmful bacteria imported from a Chinese company will not be allowed into Sri Lanka, Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage insisted
Mahindananda says Sri Lanka will not accept stocks of fertilizers containing harmful bacteria
The Ministry of Health said that another 373 covid patients had recovered and left today.
Another 373 covid patients recover
The Commissioner General of Excise pointed out to the committee that although the expected revenue of the Excise Department this year is 160 billion rupees, it is difficult to achieve
The government's excise revenue this year is 27 billion rupees, says the Chief of Excise
The proposal made by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to appoint one member each to the Public Service Commission and the Elections Commission has been approved by Parliament.
Parliament approves appointment of former NP governor as EC member
The Fundamental Rights petition filed by award-winning writer Shakthika Sathkumara challenging his arrest and detention over an allegation that he propagated religious hatred through a short story
Shakthika's FR petition was challenging about his arrest and detention
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) United Trade Union Alliance today warned that there would be trade union action on November 3 similar to the 72-hour trade union action experienced in 1996.
CEB warns of a strike similar to the 1996 strike
The President made these observations while participating at the High-Level Meeting on Delivering Climate Action for People
President says SL understands the importance of a balance between the environment and human needs
Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr Hemantha Herath told media today that it is vital to see how this could be implemented on practical grounds.
The Health Ministry says that discussions are underway to make vaccination cards compulsory
The Parliament approved the appointment of Mr. Sundaram Arumainayagam as a Member of the Public Service Commission.
The Parliament approves two names for the Public Service Commission and the Election Commission
The Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court today concluded the magisterial inquiry against former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and former IGP Pujith Jayasundara in connection with their criminal
Magistrate's inquiry against Pujith and Hemasiri for failing to prevent Easter Sunday attack ends today
Sri Lanka's Elections Commission has received an increase in applications of new political parties, signalling a rift in some of the major parties already in existence, with sources saying Sri Lanka
The rise of new political parties shows that the major parties are facing divisions
A Sri Lankan woman has murdered her two three-year-old and 11-year-old daughters who were with her at a women's hostel in Verona.
Sri Lankan woman kills her two daughters in Italy
Advisory boards to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday decided that the benefits of jabbing children between five and 11 years ol
The FDA approves the Pfizer vaccine for children 5 years of age and older
The Government is pondering certain actions to be taken against unvaccinated people in the future, to ensure the safety of those who have been administered the jabs.
Will there be any restrictions in the future for those who have not been vaccinated?
The government has decided to re-test a fresh sample of earlier rejected organic fertiliser from China’s Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co. through a mutually agreed third-party with an accredited
The government agrees to re-test fresh samples of Chinese organic fertilizer
Asia Rugby (AR) President Qais Al Dhalai on Tuesday (26) announced a staggering deal with Dialog who are set sponsor the Asia Rugby 7’s Series scheduled to be worked off in Dubai on November 19 & 20.
Dialog announces deal to sponsor AR7
The European Union's Drug Administration has recommended that a third dose be given to those over 18 years of age who have been vaccinated with Moderna for 6 months.
Recommended to give a third dose to the people of the European Union
The Colombo Young Men’s Buddhist Association (YMBA) has announced the launching of an English education program for young Buddhist monks.
Colombo YMBA launches English language program for young Buddhist monks
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) says it has been receiving information regarding certain scams where organized parties seem to be claiming that they have large amounts of foreign and/or local
Notice from the Central Bank to beware of financial frauds
SJB MPs Hesha Withanage and Chaminda Wijesiri who confirmed that they have resigned from the positions they were holding in the party, stressed that the SJB leadership should get rid of those who
Warnings from Hesha and Chaminds to SJB leadership
In the next few days, there will be turbulence in the lower atmosphere near Sri Lanka.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health states that 440 more covid patients have been reported so far.
Another 440 covid patients have been confirmed
The Department of National Zoology stated that Sharmila Rajapaksa has been appointed as the Director General of the National Zoological Gardens.
A new Director General has been appointed to the Department of Zoology
A new online system has been launched today to enable passengers arriving at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to exit the airport within 20 seconds.
Introduces BIA's online system for exiting passengers within 20 seconds
The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for thunder showers in 18 districts.
Red notice for severe lightning strikes in 18 districts
Stressing that there is a marginal increase in the number of COVID-19 fatalities, Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said it could be an early warning of an imminent danger
Ministry of Health warns of slight increase in covid deaths
Maj. Gen. Upul Perera, President of the Ex-Servicemen's Association of Sri Lanka, presented a poppy flower to the President on the occasion.
The first poppy flower is laid to the President to commemorate Memorial Day
The world's most advanced technology is currently being used in the Indian Railways and that the Indian Government is ready to provide this technology at any time to uplift the Sri Lankan Railways
The Indian High Commissioner says that India will support the development of the railway service in Sri Lanka
The Education Minister approved the proposal made by the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) for the Optimization of Medical and Undergraduate Age and the Establishment
The GMOA says that the Edu. Minister approved the proposal to obtain MBBS at the age of 22
Former English rugby star Ben Gollings made a sensational return to the Sri Lanka rugby circuit on Monday (25) when he was appointed as Rugby Director to oversee both men’s and women’s sides
Ben Gollings appointed Sri Lanka coach of Asian Sevens Rugby Tournament
The JVP stated that on July 7, 2021, Yugadanavi (Pvt) Ltd signed a framework agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka and New Fortress Energy Inc. to dispose of 40% of the total shares
JVP files writ petition challenging Yugadanavi power plant agreement
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has introduced a special telephone number to obtain information on fuel shortages.
CPC introduces special telephone number for fuel shortage
A woman and a man have been arrested by the STF with counterfeit currency bills worth one million Euros during a raid at Dematagoda.
Two arrested with counterfeit 1 million Euro notes
The University Grants Commission (UGC) today announced that the Vice Chancellors have been given permission to reopen state universities.
A decision from the Vice Chancellors regarding the date of reopening of state universities
The cement dealers have started selling cement at higher prices notwithstanding there is a shortage, Coperative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection State Minister Lasantha
Cement merchants start selling cement at higher prices
The SLFP in a bid to go separate ways at future elections rather than in alliance with the SLPP will start selecting district and electoral organisers at the party head office, a spokesman
The SLFP has decided to contest the upcoming elections independently