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Sri Lanka to impose nationwide curfew on selected days

Sri Lankan authorities said the country will impose a nationwide curfew on selected days next week to avoid the unnecessary congregation of people after a sudden spike in the number of COVID-19 cases

Sri Lanka’s new normal explained

With Sri Lanka easing lockdown measures in all districts even as the country’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise, a confused public is attempting to make sense of a plethora of new regulations

Timelines issued to resume activities in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Health Ministry has issued a comprehensive set of guidelines focused on the "new normal" with timelines on when most activities can resume in the island nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases increase to 1469 with 150 new cases Wednesday

Sri Lanka recorded its highest daily total of 150 new COVID-19 cases yesterday raising the total number of coronavirus patients reported to 1469, the Health Ministry reported

Indian PM congratulates PM Rajapaksa on completing 50 years of political life

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke today to Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, to congratulate him on having completed 50 years since his first entering the Parliament of Sri Lanka, Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement

Sri Lanka coronavirus patients soar 137 to 1319 as returnee flights reviewed

Sri Lanka’s daily new Coronavirus cases hit a new high of 137 on May 16 taking the total to 1,319 on driven by returnees from Kuwait as the island it will review repatriation flights in June

Kuwait accused of “sending us their patients” as government struggles with repatriation crisis

The government will hold a meeting today to formulate a new plan to repatriate migrant workers from the middle-east after many returnees were found to be COVID 19 positive, and one 51-year old woman died from the disease

Sri Lanka mulls reopening airports from August 1

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has recommended reopening airports from August 1, ending a three-month long shutdown following the outbreak of the coronavirus

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Miss Nepal calls for action to help migrant workers stranded at Nepal-India border

Miss Nepal World 2018 Shrinkhala Khatiwada is indeed a beauty with a purpose. She has lent her voice to the issues of migrants stranded on the Nepal-India border, showing her support for CNN Hero…