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COVID-19 prevention measures likely to continue

Stringent measures taken against the coronavirus pandemic in Sri Lanka is likely to continue until after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year which falls on April 14, with constant evaluation of the situation to continue with the support of medical, security and legal expertise, the Presidents Media Division (PMD) said

Sri Lanka conducts first-ever online tea auctions

The Colombo Tea Auction, one of the largest and oldest ongoing tea auctions in the world, conducted it's first online sessions amid the coronavirus pandemic, local media reported

Total infected with COVID 19 up to 175

Sri Lanka’s health authorities are reporting nine new cases of COVID 19 raising the total infected since the outbreak to 175

More than 1000 people arrested for violating curfew

The Police on Sunday announced that 1245 people have been arrested by 6 am today for violating the curfew in the country

Sri Lanka government looks beyond Covid-19 to source export markets

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Relations, through its mission network and in collaboration with the Export Development Board (EDB),  is in the process of facilitating Sri Lankan exporters at this volatile time period to re-position themselves in the long run

Sri Lanka partial airport shutdown extended indefinitely

Sri Lanka has extended a ban on arriving passengers at the island’s airports indefinitely, though cargo, departing and transit passengers would continue to be allowed

Pregnant Sri Lanka coronavirus patient gives birth, 40-year old dies

A pregnant coronavirus patient had given birth in Sri Lanka, the head of Sri Lanka’s health service Anil Jasinghe said

Sri Lankan community in China donates medical supplies

The Sri Lankan community in China along with some Chinese citizens, has donated medical supplies to Sri Lanka to assist in combatting COVID – 19, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Beijing said Thursday

Sri Lanka aims for coronavirus infections below 500c

Sri Lanka is aiming to keep coronavirus infections below 500 in April with restrictions on the movement of people and brining in wider testing of high risk groups and the wider population, a senior health official said

COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka reaches 150

Two people who maintained contact with the third person to die of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka have tested positive for the virus, health officials said Thursday

Sri Lanka hunting for Covid-19 contacts in Malindo Air flight as toll climbs

Sri Lanka is searching for 36 passengers who had arrived in Sri Lanka in Malindo Air 0D-185 flight on March 17, after one person in the aircraft was confirmed to have Coronavirus Army Chief Shavendra Silva said

Validity period of visas issued to foreigners extended

The validity period of all visas issued for foreigners in Sri Lanka has been extended until May 12 owing to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the government announced today (Apr 1)

SriLankan Airlines to stop outbound passenger flights

State-run SriLankan Airlines said it will stop flying passenger flights from April 08 to April 21, due to restrictions imposed by destinations it is flying to

PM Rajapaksa discusses combating COVID-19 with UAE

Premier Mahinda Rajapaksa discussed ways to enhance relations in all domains with United Arab Emirates including combating of Covid-19

Sri Lanka coronavirus count rises to 143

As Sri Lanka’s coronavirus count spiked by 21 to 143 on March 31, linked to several Covid-19 clusters police said persons who roam around and go to hospital without calling ahead may face attempted manslaughter charges and their residences would be sealed

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity