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Saturday, May 8, 2021
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1919  Due to a rise in price of silver the fineness of the silver coin was reduced by Order in Council of the British rule.
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1942  Soldiers of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery stationed in the Cocos Islands mutinied intending to hand the islands over to the Japanese in protest of a racist commanding officer. The mutiny, only one among the British forces in World War II failed and several of the rebels lead by bombardier Gratien Fernando were later executed in Colombo. Fernando's last words were "Loyalty to a country under the heel of a white man is disloyalty".
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Sri Lanka records highest coronavirus daily death toll Saturday raising the toll to 786
May 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka reported its highest ever single-day death toll from COVID-19 on Saturday (May 08) with 22 deaths raising the overall death toll to 786....
Coronavirus update: 1,896 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 123,234
May 08, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,914 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday. ...
Sri Lanka President becomes a grandfather
May 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and First Lady Ioma Rajapaksa have become grandparents for the first time as their son Manoj Rajapaksa and his wife Sevvandi Rajapaksa welcomed their first child today. ...
The state Vesak Festival suspended due to the pandemic
May 08, Colombo: The state Vesak Festival scheduled to be held at Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya in Jaffna has been temporarily suspended due to the pandemic. ...
21 GN Divisions in five Districts newly Isolated
May 08, Colombo: General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army, Head of the National Operations Center for Prevention of Covid 19 outbreak, announced that 08 Grama Niladhari (GN) Divisions in Colombo and Galle Districts and 13 GN divisions in Gampaha, Kalutara and Jaffna Districts have been designated as isolated areas ...
Payment of additional compensation to the depositors of Swarnamahal Financial Services from Monday
May 08, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri informed the eligible depositors and relevant legal beneficiaries of eligible deposits of Swarnamahal Financial Services PLC (SFSP) that the payment of additional compensation under the Sri Lanka Deposit Insurance and Liquidity Support Scheme will commence from Monday, May 10 onwards. ...
Sri Lanka Army constructs 1200-bed hospital in Seeduwa for COVID-19 patients
May 08, Colombo: Construction of a 1200-bed hospital with all state-of-the-art health facilities by Sri Lanka Army in Seeduwa for the benefit of the COVID patients is nearing completion. ...
COVID-19 Indian variant detected in Sri Lanka
May 08, Colombo: An individual with the new COVID-19 variant currently spreading in India was found at a quarantine center in Colombo, Director of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of Sri Jayewardenepura University Dr. Chandima Jeewandara said. ...
Sri Lanka Navy seizes 235 kilos of Kerala cannabis in Kalpitiya
May 08, Colombo: During a special operation conducted in the northwestern and western waters of the island on Friday (07), Sri Lanka Navy seized 235 kg of Kerala cannabis being smuggled into the country from India....
Blending edible coconut oil with any other oil prohibited
May 08, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification prohibiting the blending of edible coconut oil with any other oil. ...
Sri Lanka commences administering Sinopharm COVID -19 vaccine to public
May 08, Colombo: State Minister of Pharmaceutical Production, Supply and Regulation Prof. Channa Jayasumana said vaccination of people with China’s Sinopharm COVID -19 vaccine will begin today (08)....
Police arrest 617 persons for violating quarantine rules
May 08, Colombo: Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana stated that 617 persons were arrested for violating the quarantine rules yesterday (07) and 342 of them were arrested in Colombo....
ComBank wins ‘European Quality Award’ from Europe Business Assembly, UK
May 08, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has been presented the ‘European Quality Award’ by the Europe Business Assembly of Oxford, UK, which is an international corporation that encourages economic and social development on a global level. ...
Sri Lanka congratulates Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Green and Middle East Green Initiatives
May 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Friday congratulated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Green and Middle East Green Initiatives, which call for regional cooperation to tackle the environmental challenges facing Saudi Arabia and the wider region. ...
Sri Lanka condemns terrorist attack on Maldivian Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed
May 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka condemned the terrorist attack on the Speaker of the Maldivian Parliament and the former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, on 06 May 2021. ...
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