Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka – Total rises to 19

The Health Ministry has said that two more COVID-19 deaths have been reported from Sri Lanka, increasing the death toll to 19.

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17th COVID-19 death reported in Sri Lanka

Another patient who tested positive for the Coronavirus has died today, marking the 17th death reported in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19.

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China tells US not to bully Sri Lanka ahead of Pompeo’s visit

China has raised objections to what it called US bullying of Sri Lanka after Washington said the Indian Ocean island must make “difficult but necessary choices” regarding its ties with China.

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JVP protests against Mike Pompeo’s visit

The JVP is currently staging a protest opposite the United States Embassy in Colombo against the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Pompeo in India for talks on China ‘threats’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened talks in India on Monday, kicking off a four-country Asia tour that he has said will focus on the “threats” posed by China.

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Keep away from Fort and Pettah – Police

Police Media Spokesman, DIG Ajith Rohana, says as all public transport services have been suspended to the Colombo Fort and Pettah areas, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people should not travel to the said areas even by foot.

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Colombo, Nugegoda, Battaramulla named among high risk areas

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health yesterday declared 27 Public Health Inspectors (PHI) Divisions as high-risk areas for COVID-19 in the country, the ministry said.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives today

The Secretary of State of the United States of America Mike R. Pompeo will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka on October 27-28,2020, on an invitation extended by his Sri Lankan counterpart, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry said.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 26 October 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 26 October 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Remaining bed capacity is at 10% – Dr. Sudath

Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera says 10% of beds allocated to treat COVID-19 positive cases are still available.

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Ten STF officers contract coronavirus: Three STF camps isolated

Three camps of the Police Special Task Force (STF) have been isolated after a group of STF personnel attached to the VIP security Unit have been contracted with COVID-19, STF Commandant DIG Waruna Jayasundara said.

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Maithripala ordered to produce Singapore medical reports

Former President Maithripala Sirisena was ordered by the Presidential Commission to Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday attacks to produce his medical reports when he visited Singapore for treatment during the time of the Easter Sunday terror attacks,last Friday (23).

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SLMC calls for explanation from its MPs who voted for 20th Amendment

The four Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) MPs who voted in favour of the ‘20A’, had been asked to explain their position to the High Command of the party, SLMC Secretary, Nizam Kariapper said on Saturday.

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16th COVID-19 death reported in Sri Lanka

Another patient who tested positive for the Coronavirus has died today, marking the 16th death reported in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19.

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Curfew in Payagala, Beruwala, Aluthgama to continue till further notice

The quarantine curfew imposed in three police areas in the Kalutara District will not be lifted and continue until further notice, stated the Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 25 October 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 25 October 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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