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Norwegian Embassy supports Sri Lanka election monitor

The Norwegian Embassy in Colombo entered into an agreement to support the Sri Lanka election monitor People’s Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL) to follow health and safety regulations relating to preventing the spread of COVID-19 during the upcoming election and also to empower more women to get involved in the elections and elections monitoring process

Sri Lanka airline eyeing flights to South Korea, China, Australia, Maldives from August

SriLankan Airlines is planning to fly to South Korea, China and Australia if the airport is re-opened for passengers from August as planned in the Covid-era, amid ongoing efforts to boost cargo and slash costs to survive, officials said

Sri Lanka's COVID-19 recoveries surpass 1,500-mark

The number of COVID-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka surpassed the 1,500-mark on Monday after 28 patients were discharged from hospital, according to the Health Ministry

230 Sri Lankans return from India

230 Sri Lankans who were stranded in India due to COVID-19 returned to the island on Monday (June 22)

Political parties begin campaign allies

All the major political parties that are contesting the upcoming general election in Sri Lanka on August 05 are launching campaign rallies

Colombo Port City beach to be opened for public next year

The CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd is planning to open the beach in the Colombo Port City to the public next year, the Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply and Housing said

23 Sri Lankans migrant workers in Middle East die from COVID-19

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) says that 23 Sri Lankan migrant workers in Middle Eastern countries have died due to coronavirus during the past three months

World Bank gives Sri Lanka US$56mn in emergency CERC funds

Washington-based World Bank is providing Sri Lanka 56 million US dollars to take forward its fight against Coronavirus under several programs, Information Minister Bandula Gunewardene said

Sri Lankan President assures free and fair general election

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has assured to create the background to hold a free and fair election while giving priority to the health protection of the people, the President’s Media Division said

Sri Lanka prepares to launch global tourism campaign

Sri Lanka's Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) is planning to launch a long-awaited multi-million-dollar global tourism promotion campaign in January 2021 if tourism does not bounce back to the pre-COVID level in two years, local media reported on Wednesday

Continued harassment of Muslims could prove detrimental to Sri Lanka: Amnesty International

Continued harassment of Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority could prove detrimental to the country, global human rights watchdog Amnesty International warned

President suspends importation of handloom and batik textiles

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided to stop the importation of handloom and batik textiles, with the aim of uplifting producers in the industry and to attract more producers

Sri Lanka COVID positive number closes in on 2000 mark

Sri Lanka’s total number of people diagnosed with COVID 19 nudged closer to the 200 mark last night as more returnees to the country from overseas tested positive for the virus the Government’s Information Department said

Sri Lanka’s Colombo International Airport expected to be open before August 1

Minister of Industrial Export, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation Prasanna Ranatunga today (14) said the government is considering the opening Sri Lanka’s main international airport, Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake before the 1st of August

Ministry of Education to limit classroom size to 25 students

The Ministry of Education plans to limit the class size to 25 students per classroom when the schools reopen which will be proceeded in four stages

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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