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Universities to open in several stages, final year exams from June 22

Sri Lanka's Higher Education Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena says that the university system will be opened in several stages

Cabinet grants host of relief to restore tourism industry

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the cabinet has decided to provide relief to the tourism industry

WHO released $ 1.9 million for COVID-19 operations in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Pavithra Wanniarachchi yesterday said the statement made by the former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the television and newspapers that the World Health Organization (WHO)has given the Ministry of Health $ 230 million for COVID-19 operations is totally false

Sri Lanka's COVID cases rise to 1877

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday (June 12)  in the country has risen to 1877, according to the Ministry of Health

Cabinet approves Rs. 16 billion loan to provide relief for over 144,000 employees in tourism sector

Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has approved a host of measures to provide relief to 144,117 employees in the tourism sector affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

ADB approves $3 million grant to assist Sri Lanka’s response to COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $3 million grant from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) to further assist Sri Lanka in its response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

Sri Lanka parliamentary general election to be held on August 5

Sri Lanka's Election Commission has decided that the Parliamentary General Election will be held on August 5, Chief Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya announced today

Foreign Ministry dispatches essential items to the most vulnerable Sri Lankans in the Maldives

The Foreign Ministry has dispatched 10,000 kg (2000 packs) of essential items including dry rations, to be distributed through the Sri Lanka High Commission in the Maldives, amongst the Sri Lankan community members in Malé and outer Maé

COVID-19 isolation and treatment units established at Sri Lanka’s key hospitals with UNICEF support

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) supported Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services (MOH) in refurbishing COVID-19 isolation units at three specialist Hospitals in the country, as part of its on-going efforts in responding to the pandemic

Sri Lanka allows limited worship, tuition classes as new COVID-19 cases go down

Sri Lanka’s health authorities have given the go-ahead for places of worship to commence activities subject to a limit of 50 persons from June 12, while tuition classes would be allowed to have double that number from June 15 as new cases of Coronavirus in the country reduced

Sri Lanka's tourism industry launches initiatives to expedite a speedy recovery following COVID-19

As curfew restrictions ease and life returns to a new normal, Sri Lanka's badly-hit tourism industry has launched several initiatives to expedite a speedy recovery

Sri Lanka’s sex workers struggle to get by as COVID-19 brings industry to a halt

Kumari is a 45-year-old mother of four living in Puttalam, Sri Lanka. She is a sex worker by trade

School holiday to end on June 29

Sri Lanka' school holidays will end on the 29th of June

Arab countries assure fullest support and cooperation towards Sri Lanka

Representatives of Arab countries in Sri Lanka assured the Arab world’s fullest cooperation and support for continued excellent relations with Sri Lanka and also in continuing to look after the welfare of Sri Lankans in the Gulf region, the Ministry of Foreign Relations said Monday

Sri Lanka resumes public transport in capital

Sri Lanka's Transport Ministry said it had resumed public transport services in capital Colombo and the outskirts of Gampaha after over two months of no reported public transmission of COVID-19

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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