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Curfew to remain in effect in Ratnapura and Pelmadulla

Curfew to remain in effect in Ratnapura and Pelmadulla

Navy develops remote-controlled smart appliance to treat and test COVID-19 patients

Taking in to account a basic concept mooted by an inventor, Mr. Thushara Kelum Wadasinghe, the Navys Research and Development Unit developed a remote-controlled smart appliance called Medi Mate in a bid to treat and test COVID-19 patients, allowing healthcare workers to remain at a safe distance from the highly infectious virus. MORE..

Raising the borrowing limit imperative for fighting COVID-19: Mangala Samaraweera

Former Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today urged the government to immediately move a resolution in Parliament to raise the borrowing limit in order to avoid challenges in raising the funds necessary for managing the coronavirus crisis. MORE..

Raja Goonaratne appointed Director General of NGO Secretariat

Humanitarian law expert Raja Goonaratne was appointed as the Director General at the National Secretariat for Non-governmental Organizations this morning (April 08). MORE..

Sri Lankan doctor dies after contracting coronavirus in UK

A Sri Lankan doctor who specialised in treating the elderly has died after testing positive for Covid-19 in the United Kingdom. MORE..

COVID-19 cases increase to 189, recoveries climb to 44

One more patient has tested positive for coronavirus, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 189 as of 6.00 p.m. today (8). MORE..

Public urged to limit interactions to family members during Avurudu traditions

The government has urged the general public to limit interactions only to family members during traditions for Sinhala and Tamil New Year next week, says the Presidents Media Division (PMD). MORE..

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Updated announcement on curfew

The curfew imposed in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High Risk Zones will continue until further notice, says Presidents Media Division. MORE..

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Inform relevant banks before April 30 to cancel salary deductions for loans - CBSL

The Central Bank has appealed to the general public to inform relevant banks to cancel the salary deductions for the month of April repaying loans. MORE..

COVID-19 case tally hikes to 188 with 2 new cases

Two more COVID-19 positive patients have hiked the total count of cases in the country 188. MORE..

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Miss England hangs up her crown to return to work as doctor during coronavirus pandemic

Miss England hangs up her crown to return to work as doctor during coronavirus pandemic

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Bill Withers, influential soul singer behind Aint No Sunshine, dies aged 81

Andrew Jack, Star Wars actor, dies from Covid-19

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Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum during coronavirus lockdown

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