Sri Lanka fears new virus outbreak after funeral breaks curfew

Sri Lankan authorities fear a fresh outbreak of coronavirus infections after thousands of mourners paid their respects to the body of a respected union leader on Saturday, defying a curfew and social distancing rules.

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President visits sacred Somawathi temple

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited sacred Somawathi temple premises yesterday (May 30) to engage in religious observances seeking blessing for both citizens and the country.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 31 May 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 31 May 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Shooting in Maligawatte under investigation

Police has launched extensive investigations into a shooting reported yesterday within an apartment block in Maligawatte.

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‘Konda Janith’ arrested over gunfire attack on hotel in Soysapura

The 34-year old L.J.H. Wimalaweera alias ‘Konda Janith’ has been arrested by the STF over the shooting incident at a hotel in Soysapura, Moratuwa, Police said.

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Health safety guidelines hamper resumption of normal postal services

Postal services are still in disarray as the timely delivery of letters and parcels continue to be hampered largely due to health safety guidelines in place following the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 30 May 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 30 May 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Three Policemen interdicted over Moratuwa shooting

A sergeant and two constables who were on duty when gunmen opened fire at a hotel in Soysapura, Moratuwa, have been interdicted over the incident, Police said.

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UNP WC members to bring in: No-Faith Motion against Ranil

Over 40 of the 65 United National Party (UNP) Working Committee members had on 29 Friday, decided to bring a No-Confidence Motion against the UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, a senior Party member of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) said.

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Bus batteries now unusable – Owners

The All Island Private Bus Owners Association says more than 4,000 batteries of buses have malfunctioned as they were not in use for almost two months.

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Two government websites come under cyber attack

The websites of two government entities have suffered a cyber attack this morning (30), says the Cyber Security Centre of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF).

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The balance of Itukama COVID-19 Fund exceeds Rs. 1,213 million

Following institute and personal donations along with direct deposits, the Itukama COVID-19 Healthcare and Security Fund reached Rs. 1,213 million.

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Curfew in Nuwara Eliya from midnight today

A 24-hour curfew will be in force in Nuwara Eliya District on Saturday (30), says the President’s Media Division (PMD).

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 29 May 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 29 May 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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UNP Working Committee decides to suspend membership of 99

The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) has unanimously decided to confirm the suspension of 99 party members who had handed over nominations from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya.

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Other countries should have treated sick foreigners like we did: DGHS

If other countries where expatriate Sri Lankans are employed think humanely and accord the hospitality to them in the same way Sri Lanka accorded to foreign nationals, Sri Lanka would not have faced the problem of repatriation of hundreds of sick Sri Lankans, Director General Health Services (DGHS) Dr. Anil Jasinghe said yesterday.

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