Published: Aug 16, 2021
Following a meeting held between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the President said he was not ready to impose an islandwide lockdown but opted for tougher travel restrictions, informed sources said.
Published: Aug 15, 2021
The 5th Independent Expert Group Meeting, convened by WHO Sri Lanka, has said Sri Lanka will be able to avert about 18,000 deaths by Jan 2022 only if the level of stringency is immediately increased similar to May 2021, for four weeks.
Published: Aug 12, 2021
A royal elephant in Sri Lanka, carrying the Tooth of the Buddha and protected by the government, is going on a 10-day journey to participate in the Kandy Esala Perahera, also known as the Festival of the Tooth, which is scheduled from Aug. 14 to 24.
Published: Aug 08, 2021
As hospitals and allied medical facilities reached breaking point in the backdrop of the virulent Delta strain of the Coronavirus wreaking havoc across the country, Sri Lanka’s top national professional medical body, called for the re-imposition of travel restrictions to curb the rapid transmission of the deadly variant.
Published: Jun 25, 2021
NEW DELHI, June 23: Depending on the scale of production of Covid-19 vaccines, within the country, India is aiming at July-end or August to at least release those vaccines that have been bought by Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal and are now in pending status, it is learnt.
Published: Jun 13, 2021
The government will submit an initial claim for US$ 50 million as compensation from the owners/insurance agents of the X-Press Pearl vessel, which was destroyed in a blaze in Sri Lankan territorial waters, a top government official said.
Published: Jun 03, 2021
A fire-ravaged container ship began to sink off the western coast of Sri Lanka on Wednesday, increasing the likelihood that oil and dangerous goods will leak into the ocean and exacerbate what is already one of the worst environmental crises in the countrys history.
Published: Dec 06, 2020
Agreement was reached on further strengthening cooperation in dealing with maritime challenges in the Indian ocean and ensure peace and security in the region for common benefit, at the trilateral 4th National Security Adviser level meeting on ‘Maritime Security Cooperation’, which concluded at the Colombo Hotel Taj Samudra on Saturday (28).