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Remember who you interact with at public places – DIG Ajith Rohana

DIG Ajith Rohana has appealed to the people to remember the individuals they come into contact with when they are at a public place. He stated this in a special statement on the spread of COVID-19 in the country. “If you proceed to a certain public place, especially in the …

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Over 11,000 arrested for violating curfew

Police said that 289 individuals have been arrested for violating the curfew within six hours ending at 12 noon today (03). A total of 70 vehicles have also been taken into custody during this time period. The Police Media Unit said that the total arrests made so far for curfew …

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Google’s COVID-19 report shows whether Sri Lankans are staying at home

Google has outlined data gathered from smartphones offering insights into the changes in public movement in response to work-from-home, shelter in place and other policies aimed at flattening the curve of COVID-19 outbreak. The tech giant said the COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports, covering 131 counties and regions including Sri Lanka, …

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Foreign Ministry reviews action by missions to ensure welfare of overseas Sri Lankans

The Ministry of Foreign Relations, sensitive to the concerns of the overseas Sri Lankans (OSLs) amidst the rapid spread of the COVID-19 and the inability to return to Sri Lanka, has held consultations over the past 2 days with its Heads of Missions based in 67 cities across the world, …

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Sri Lanka and World Bank sign deal on $128.6M financial assistance to battle Covid-19

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 United States Dollars (USD) 128.6 million to the Sri Lankan effort to battle against Covid 19 outbreak. These funds will be mobilized through the …

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152 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Sri Lanka, 24 recovered

One more Coronavirus positive patient has been identified today (03), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 152. The Ministry of Health states that 125 patients are currently under medical care and that 24 patients have been discharged after recovering so far. There have been 04 …

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Pensions to be delivered to the homes of pensioners

The staff of the Department of Posts has already commenced a program which would deliver the pensions for the month of April right to homes of pensioners, Postmaster General Ranjith Ariyaratne said. Accordingly, there will be no need for pensioners to personally reach Post Offices using the transportation services provided …

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Validity of mineral licenses extended

Geological Survey and Mines Bureau has decided to extend the validity period of all mineral licenses due to expire before March 31 until April 30. The decision was taken considering the prevailing situation in the country, the Bureau said issuing a press release. The Director of Mineral Titling can be …

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Pharmacies to open on three days for pensioners

Pharmacies across the island will be open on April 02, 03 and 06 for pensioners to purchase their medicines, the Police Spokesman’s Office said. Issuing a release, it said that the government has taken steps to make pension payments available for collection on the April 02, 03 and 06. The …

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