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Sri Lanka confirms 3 more COVID-19 deaths

Three 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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Updated announcement on isolation orders

The National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak says isolation imposed in Nazeerwatte, Wellawatte and Warana Temple Road, Kaththota Road and Hidra Mawatha of Thihariya North and East and Galoluwa East and West of Minuwangoda has been lifted.

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Sri Lanka has failed to contain COVID-19 within Western Province: GMOA

Sri Lanka has failed to contain COVID-19 within the Western Province and the virus has now spread to the rest of the country, the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) charged.

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India to gift 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Sri Lanka before February 4

A gift of 500,000 doses of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine produced by India’s Serum Institute under the name ‘Covishield’ is expected to be airlifted to Sri Lanka to be rolled out symbolically either as early as next week…

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Sri Lanka Minister who promoted ‘Covid syrup’ tests positive

Sri Lanka’s health minister, who endorsed herbal syrup to prevent Covid, has tested positive for the virus.

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Sri Lanka confirms 2 more COVID-19 deaths

Two 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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Sri Lanka Health Minister infected with COVID-19

Health Minister of Sri Lanka Pavithra Wanniarachchi has been diagnosed as a COVID-19 infectee.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Trials in Sri Lanka Today

A COVID-19 Vaccination trials will take place on Saturday morning (Jan. 23) at three locations including two hospitals, the Ministry of Health said.

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Hanaa Singer points out issues that criminal justice system in Sri Lanka needs to address

UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer pointed out specific issues that the criminal justice system in Sri Lanka needs to address in ensuring the protection of human rights while countering-terrorism.

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Arjuna walks away from UNP politics

Former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has decided not to actively participate in the political activities of the United National Party in the future.

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Army can help solve human-elephant conflict – Karu

The Army must play an active role in solving the human-elephant conflict, former Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya, Chairman of the National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) told the media on Thursday.

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Two Sri Lankans arrested in Chennai for trafficking 100 kg of heroin

Two Sri Lankan nationals have been arrested and about 100 kg of heroin worth an estimated INR 10 billion was seized as part of a probe involving a trans-border drugs-trafficking racket, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of India said yesterday.

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Sri Lanka confirms 2 more COVID-19 deaths

Two 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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Veteran journalist Edwin Ariyadasa passes away

Veteran journalist and media personality Kala Keerthi Dr. Edwin Ariyadasa has passed away at the age of 99, sources confirmed.

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NMRA approves emergency use of Oxford – AstraZeneca vaccine in Sri Lanka

National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) has granted the approval for emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 infection in Sr Lanka, says State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana.

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Government must protect COVID patients rights – UNP

Chairman of the United National Party Wajira Abeywardana says the government must move to a programme to protect the rights of coronavirus patients.

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