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Friday, April 3, 2020
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2004  The United Peoples Freedom Alliance a party made up of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and the Peoples Alliance were voted into power at the parliamentary elections.
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Sri Lanka reports fifth COVID-19 death
Apr 04, Colombo: Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe a short while ago confirmed the death of a fifth patient contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus in Sri Lanka....
After quarantine 288 more returnees go home, 314 sent to Punani Quarantine Center
Apr 03, Colombo: Upon completion of the two-week-long quarantine process, 288 more returnees left the quarantine centers for their homes this morning (3)....
Presidential Task Force entrusted to provide services, especially food to sustain overall community life in Sri Lanka
Apr 03, Colombo: The President in terms of powers vested in him by the Constitution has appointed a Presidential Task Force to direct, coordinate and monitor the delivery of continuous services for the sustenance of overall community life in Sri Lanka in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic....
Coronavirus Update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 159
Apr 03, Colombo: The number of total confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka has risen to 159 according to the Health Promotion Bureau report released at 10 pm today. ...
Over 11,000 arrested for violating COVID-19 curfew
Apr 03, Colombo: More than 11,000 persons have been arrested for violating curfew, Deputy Inspector General Attorney-at-Law Ajith Rohana said today. ...
Ex-diplomat Udayanga Weeratunga released on bail
Apr 03, Colombo: Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, who was remanded in connection with the MIG aircraft deal, has been released on bail today....
GMOA tells government to consult experts on method of disposal of COVID 19 infected bodies
Apr 03, Colombo: The State doctors’ trade union, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) suggests the government to consult experts in the relevant areas to decide on the method to dispose COVID-19 infected bodies....
Coronavirus intensifies pressure on Sri Lanka finance companies - Fitch
Apr 03, Colombo: The coronavirus outbreak and the resultant prolonged business disruptions will put additional pressure on Sri Lankan finance and leasing companies’ (FLCs) earnings and asset quality, says Fitch Ratings. ...
Central Bank of Sri Lanka further reduces policy interest rates by 25 bp
Apr 03, Colombo: The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, on 03 April 2020, has decided to further reduce the policy interest rates by 25 basis points. ...
Former Speaker appeals well-off people to shoulder the national responsibility with generosity amid COVID-19 pandemic
Apr 03, Colombo: Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today appealed to the Sri Lankan people with means to shoulder the national responsibility with generosity and humanity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic....
Foreign Ministry takes stock of action by Sri Lanka missions abroad to ensure the welfare of Overseas Sri Lankans
Apr 03, Colombo: The Ministry of Foreign Relations has held consultations over the past 2 days with its Heads of Missions based in 67 cities across the world...
Sri Lanka Foreign Minister explores practical solutions to assist expatriate communities
Apr 03, Colombo: Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena met with senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Relations today at the Ministry to discuss about the welfare of the Sri Lankan expatriate communities, difficulties currently being faced by these communities and ways to explore practical solutions to assist expatriate communities at this time of need, the Ministry said....
Sri Lanka to strengthen healthcare facilities with USD 128.6 mn assistance from the World Bank to fight COVID-19
Apr 03, Colombo: The International Development Association (IDA) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) of the World Bank Group agreed to provide financing assistance amounting to USD 128.6 million to Sri Lanka’s effort to battle against COVID-19 pandemic. ...
President makes a statement on fake news in social media
Apr 03, Colombo: President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says it has been observed that during the current state of emergency in the country, messages purported to be from him are being shared on various social media messaging platforms, such as WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook messenger etc. ...
World Bank fast-tracks $128 million COVID-19 Coronavirus support for Sri Lanka
Apr 03, Colombo: The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors Thursday approved the $128.6 million Sri Lanka COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project to help the country prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen its public health preparedness. ...
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