Only government pharmacies will remain open

Acting IGP C. D. Wickramaratne has ordered police stations to ensure that all pharmacies and groceries, except state-run Osu Sala outlets, are closed during the curfew.

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Amnesty International slams President’s decision to release Sergeant Sunil Rathnayaka

Responding to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s decision to release Sergeant Sunil Rathnayaka, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for South Asia, Biraj Patnaik, said the government’s arbitrary decision to release Sergeant Rathnayaka sends an extremely worrying message.

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‘Leave cancelled to support COVID-19 mitigation programme’

Police Media Spokesman Superintendent of Police Jaliya Senaratne says leave of all Police officers has been cancelled, in order to provide maximum support to the Covid-19 mitigation programme being implemented by the government.

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Work from Home period extended from March 30th to April 03rd

In order to strengthen the efforts of the Government to prevent spread of COVID-19 virus in the country, the duration from March 30th to April 03rd had been declared as a Work from Home period.

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Hotline established at Presidential Secretariat to entertain public complaints

On the directives of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the public coordination unit of the Presidential Secretariat will be open 24 hours.

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Sri Lankan living in Switzerland dies of Coronavirus

A Sri Lankan residing in Switzerland has died of Coronavirus (COVID-19) complications, says the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

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106 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka

Two (02) more persons tested positive for COVID-19, increasing the total number of cases to 106 in Sri Lanka, according to the The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health.

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104 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka

Two (02) more persons tested positive for COVID-19, increasing the total number of cases to 104 in Sri Lanka, according to the The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health.

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Four more COVID-19 patients recover completely

Another four patients who had tested as positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka have recovered completely, says the Ministry of Health.

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Police curfew in Jaffna District extended until further notice

Ongoing police curfew in the Jaffna district will continue to be in force until further notice due to current situation, President’s Media Division said.

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Home delivery of essential commodities begins

In order to prevent uncontrolled gathering of people at market places amidst effort to combat COVID-19, a special mechanism has been established to deliver essential food items to homes.

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President calls on international donor agencies to grant debt moratorium

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa requests international donor agencies to provide a debt moratorium or debt deferment facility to all vulnerable developing nations to the COVID-19 risk.

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Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus, his household said.

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Another COVID-19 patient discharged from IDH after recovery

Another patient who had tested as positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has recovered from the disease, the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said.

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8 Sri Lankans diagnosed with Coronavirus in Italy

Eight Sri Lankan nationals living in Italy have been diagnosed with Coronavirus and are receiving treatment, according to the Sri Lankan Consulate in Rome.

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Possibility of releasing prisoners charged with minor offences explored

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa directs the legal experts and the Department of Prisons to look into ways of granting some relief to the prisoners who were charged with minor offences and those who are unable to meet their bail conditions.

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