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COVID-19 killed 122 Sri Lankan migrant workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit every section of society; however, migrant workers remain even more vulnerable as they often struggle to access health care facilities abroad

Over 9,000 tourists visited Sri Lanka since borders opened on Jan 21

Over 9,000 tourists have visited Sri Lanka since the borders were opened on January 21, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau said

Sri Lankan medical experts express concern over use of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

Sri Lankan medical experts have  expressed concerns over using 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines made by Sinopharm, given by China to the island country

Sri Lanka halts vaccination over delay in supply

The Sri Lankan government has temporarily halted the Covid vaccination drive in the country as the authorities are not sure if they would be able to receive the next doses of supply from the Serum Institute of India (SII) on time, reported Daily Mirror

$3 million Japanese grant for Sri Lanka to strengthen COVID-19 response

The Japanese government has provided around $3 million for Sri Lanka to support its cold chain system, and enhance the delivery of immunization services, and strengthening the overall COVID-19 response, reported Colombopage

Sri Lanka to ban groups promoting LTTE ideology and separatism

The Sri Lankan government will ban all groups that are involved in promoting LTTE ideology and separatism in the country, reported Daily Mirror

Sri Lanka releases 54 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka on Friday released the 54 Indian fishermen who had been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday

Take collective responsibility for Easter Sunday attacks, says former Lankan president

Former Sri Lankan President Mathripala Srisena, under whose watch the island nation saw the horrific Easter Sunday attacks in 2019, said that the government should have taken the collective responsibility for the attack

Sri Lanka on high alert after new double-mutant virus detected in India

Authorities in Sri Lanka have gone on high alert after a new double-mutated variant of SARC-CoV-2 has been found in as many as 18 Indian states, reported Daily Mirror

Sri Lanka to buy 7 million doses of Russian Sputnik-V vaccines

The Sri Lankan government has approved a proposal to buy 7 million doses of Sputnik-V vaccines from Russia, costing $70 million, reported Daily Mirror

US asks Sri Lanka to take ‘meaningful & credible’ steps towards reconciliation

Sri Lanka has to take “meaningful and credible steps” to address the painful past towards reconciliation” to ensure rights of all people in the country, the US Department of State said after the UNHRC adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka maintains growth momentum in export earnings; jumps 2.5 percent in Feb

Sri Lanka continues to record growth in export earnings, registering 2.5 percent in February in comparison to the same period last year, reported Colombopage

Four women fined Rs 50 each for idling on Colombo streets at night

Well, if you have no valid reason, but are busy roaming the busy street of Colombo in Sri Lanka, then you could be arrested and fined. That’s what happened to four women who were fined 50 rupees each for doing exactly that

Former Sri Lankan defense counselor in UK wins case against LTTE protestors

Sri Lankan Army Maj Gen Priyanka Fernando, former defense counselor at the Sri Lankan High Commission to the UK,  has won a case in a high court in the United Kingdom which overturned a conviction order of a lower court against him, reported Colombopage

Sri Lanka issues new quarantine rules for tourists

Amid rising cases of the COVID-19 infections, authorities in Sri Lanka issued a revised set of guidelines, including quarantine measures, for foreign tourists visiting Sri Lanka


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