With the withdrawal of the curfew in the Western Province and other areas, 5000 Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) buses and 48 office trains will be deployed for transport since tomorrow, Sri Lanka transport authorities announced. Private buses are also to be deployed for transport under a systematic arrangement, private bus operators say. The passengers are requested to wear face masks, wash
"What was the sin committed by this innocent 20-day-old newborn baby for his body to be forcibly cremated?" former State Minister and former MP for Batticaloa District Ali Zahir Moulana tweeted with a photo of a 20-day old baby whose body was cremated by the authorities without the permission of the parents. Baby Shaykh of Colombo 15 was admitted to Lady Ridgway ...
It was revealed at Sri Lanka parliament's Committee of Public Accounts (COPA) meeting held last week that the country recorded the highest number of elephant deaths in the recent history in 2019. Accordingly, 407 elephants died in 2019 far ahead of the annual average before that which was little above 200. The vast majority of the elephant deaths are killings. Meanwhile, 122 humans also were
The 22nd COVID-19 death of Sri Lanka was diagnosed after a PCR test conducted posthumously. The 27-year-old man was found hanging from the roof of his house in the early hours of Saturday, October 31. The man was dead when he was admitted to Panadura hospital. The PCR test conducted after his death was found positive later. The youth is suspected addicted to drugs. He lived in Wekada village in
Sri Lanka's 21st COVID-19 death occurred today from Welisala Chest Hospital. The deceased is a 40-year male resident of Mahara who suffered from high blood pressure and respiratory issues.His COVID-19 condition proved in the PCR test conducted posthumously. He has been treated in the hospital for eight days after admission on 23rd October 2020.
Sri Lanka Police Media Spokesman Deputy Inspector General Ajith Rohana said a special operation would be conducted by the intelligence units to nab the violators of quarantine regulations. He said that stern action would be taken against such culprits. He pointed out that the use of drone cameras for surveillance was successful. Ninety-five persons had been taken into custody for violating travel ...
Sri Lanka government says that the government will consult the relevant authorities to make the decision regarding the disposal of the dead bodies of COVID-19 patients according to the health precautions."There are various opinions about the issue," cabinet spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said to media. "In the cabinet meeting yesterday, Minister Ali Sabry submitted a proposal to consider ...
As the local industries in Sri Lanka are facing immense difficulties due to the quarantine curfew and other restrictions, Minister of Industry Wimal Weerawansa said today that necessary actions would be taken within a week to solve the problems faced by the industries due to import restrictions. These import restrictions are valid since June 2020 and some industries are paralysed due to short
The police media spokesman of Sri Lanka, Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana said to Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation that the travel restrictions on the Western Province would be withdrawn since midnight November 15.President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed to impose travel restrictions on the Western Province at the daily meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force held in the Presidential
After social media posted photos of homeless Sri Lankans including women waiting in parks the Arab countries stuck there due to flight cancellation, 430 expatriate Sri Lankans arrived in the country yesterday and today. EK 648 brought 50 Sri Lankans from Dubai, ET 8804 brought 110 Sri Lankans from Dubai and UL 226 brought 270 more people from Dubai. Sixty-six more Sri Lankans are expected from
This photo was published by a Facebook Page named as MOH Office Pelmadulla of Sri Lanka's Rathnapura district. The description in the photo says that the covered corpse belongs to a man who arrived in a house in Sandasilugama, Ketethenna on November 16. He came in a bus from Peliyagoda, an area under the risk of COVID-19. The report said he had fallen in the compound of the house a few hours
Parents of school students of Sri Lanka complain that no proper plan is available to conduct the paralyzed education of the country's children. They lament about schools not having plans, authorities not providing proper directions, internet and electronic media access of the low-income groups. Some schools and teachers conduct online classes but many parents lament about the limited access to
A pregnant nurse in the National Hospital of Sri Lanka is among the health workers who have been affected by COVID-19 infected while working. This nurse has worked in a ward where a patient was diagnosed positive for COVID-19. Authorities decided that her contact with the patient had not necessitated quarantine. However, the nurse stayed at home on her own decision ...
Army Commander of Sri Lanka Major General Shavendra Silva announced at 4 p.m. today that the government had decided to extend curfew in the Western Province after considering the prevailing situation in the Province. Accordingly, the curfew in the entire Western Province will be effective until 5 a.m. on November 9th. The same curfew is valid to Eheliyagoda police division in Ratnapura district,
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Sri Lankan government signed a 165 million U.S. dollars loan agreement Wednesday to provide immediate financing support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.This loan agreement will also provide long-term financing to underserved SMEs, including businesses led by women and tea smallholders, a statement
Sri Lanka Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya MP Champika Ranawaka said that the government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa failed to deliver the promise of making a prosperous economy."On December 1st 2019, the government introduced a neoliberal tax concession to the wealthy businessmen. They expected fast economic growth through this action. But the stimulus boomeranged and economy recorded minus ...
A Sri Lankan man who engaged in trafficking of babies was arrested at Matale on December 21, police media spokesman Deputy Inspector General Ajith Rohana said. The man was released on bail today by the magistrate court.The suspect known as Manjula Ukwatta was banned recruiting more pregnant women to his baby farms. The arrest was made following a comprehensive investigation by the Police
Asian gold medalist Sri Lankan sportswoman, 31-year-old Nimali Liyanaarachchi is accused of attempting to unethically obtain state allocations for building a house. Nimali Liyanaarachchi tried to obtain funds from the Ministry of Sports to complete building a house in Suriyaweva in Hambanthota district whereas she has already received one house from the state. Sri Lanka Air Force, her employer, ...
Sri Lankan Collective Against Torture is highly concerned about the killing of 11 detainees of Mahara prison and injuring 107 detainees, in an incident claimed to be taken place amidst steps to control the chaos in prison on November 29. We express our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wish speedy recovery of all the injured detainees and the two prison officials. We
Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020 cricket tournament will start at 7.30 P.M. on November 26. Colombo will play against Kandy at Mahinda Rajapaksa Internationa Cricket Stadium in Hambanthota (MRICS). All matches will be played in Hambanthota where COVID-19 penetration is less. The final match will be played on December 16th at 7.30 p.m.Schedule Of LPL 2020:DateTeam 1Team