Badulla cancer ward closed due to COVID-19 threat

The cancer ward of the Badulla General Hospital has been closed after 34 persons including a doctor contracted COVID-19 virus.

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Government slams Ahimsa for trying to “destroy” Sri Lanka

Foreign Secretary Admiral Jayanath Colombage firmly rebuked a widely distributed article by Ahimsa Wickrematunge published yesterday in the Washington Post criticising President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the present government for denying justice for the murder of her father, founding editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was killed in 2009.

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Sri Lanka could face concerning result at UNHRC – Patali

Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka says a general pardon should be granted to those currently being held for acting on orders issued by the Sri Lanka armed forces and those who acted on the orders of LTTE leaders.

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Colombo City’s oxygen levels drop

Oxygen levels in the city of Colombo have gradually dropped in proportion to the population and owing to the alarming reduction in tree density.

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Sri Lanka confirms 05 more COVID-19 deaths

Five more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Department of Government Information confirmed a short while ago.

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Parliament to debate PCoI report on Easter attacks next week

The report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday attack will be debated in Parliament on March 10.

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Guidelines for burial of COVID-19 victims issued

The guidelines for burial of COVID victims have been issued by the Director-General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr. Asela Gunawardena on Wednesday (March 03).

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Selling state land risk to national security – Sajith

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says handing over land in the country to powerful countries will pose a great risk to national security in future.

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Mixed signals by Government on COVID-19 burials indicate weak leadership: Markar

The mismanagement of permitting burials of those who succumbed to COVID-19 indicates the insensitive nature of the Government and points to a weak leadership, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Parliamentarian Imthiaz Bakeer Markar charged yesterday.

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Iranathivu Island only temporary measure – Director General of Health Services

Amidst strong protests by the people of Iranathivu against selecting the island to bury the COVID-19 dead, Director General of Health Services (DGHS), Dr. Asela Gunawardena said, it was only a temporary measure taken by the Health Ministry.

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CEB anticipates Rs.100 billion loss if dry weather continues

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) anticipates a loss of Rs.100 billion this year if the prevailing dry weather continues, further paving the way for emergency power purchases from the private sector, the CEB Trade Union Collective emphasized yesterday.

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Sri Lanka’s plan to bury Muslim COVID-19 victims on islet sparks outcry

A plan by Sri Lanka to bury Muslim coronavirus victims on a remote islet was slammed on Wednesday by locals and the minority community.

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Sri Lankan Catholic Church demands justice for bomb victims

Sri Lankan Roman Catholic Church officials declared a “Black Sunday” this weekend to demand justice for the victims of 2019 Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed more than 260 people.

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COVID-19: Sri Lanka chooses remote island for burials

A remote island has been chosen by Sri Lanka’s government for the burial of Covid-19 victims from the minority Muslim and Christian communities.

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Dead body found in a travelling bag: Main suspect found dead

The identity of the headless female body discovered inside a large travelling bag left unattended at Gas Works Junction in Dam Street, Colombo on Monday (March 01) has been identified, Sri Lanka Police confirmed today (03).

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Sri Lanka confirms 07 more COVID-19 deaths

Seven more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Department of Government Information confirmed a short while ago.

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