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Validity period of visas issued to foreigners extended

COLOMBO (News1st): The validity period of all visas issued for foreigners has been extended until May 12 owing to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the…

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CURFEW LIFTED ACROSS 19 DISTRICTS AT 6 A.M. TO BE REIMPOSED AT 2 P.M.

Police curfew imposed across 19 districts was lifted at 6 this morning. The President’s Office said the curfew in these areas will be reimposed at…

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Drugs worth Rs 12 Billion seized in Int’l waters

Sri Lanka navy has seized a large haul of narcotic drugs worth of Rs 12 billion in the deep sea off the southern coast. Sailors…

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Ten more patients test positive for COVID 19

COLOMBO (News1st): Ten more patients have tested positive for COVID – 19 in the country, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said Tuesday….

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COVID-19 cases rises upto 142

COLOMBO (News1st): The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 142, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday. According to government statistics,…

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Govt. requested to ban home delivery of liquor, cigarettes

COLOMBO (News1st): The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA), citing health concerns, has requested the government to ban the home delivery of alcohol and…

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Navy seizes narcotics worth more than Rs 10 billion

COLOMBO (News1st): The Navy, on Tuesday, seized a haul of narcotics valued at over Rs 10 billion, 800 kilometres off the coast of Sri Lanka….

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KALUBOWILA HOSPITAL WARD SHUTDOWN AFTER THE DISCOVERY OF A COVID-19 PATIENT

A ward at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital in Kalubowila was shut down and the staffers were directed to be quarantined last evening after a…

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CBSL issues regulatory measures for commercial and specialized banks

COLOMBO (News1st): The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has introduced regulatory measures for commercial and specialized banks to assist those affected by the current situation…

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SLDB auction worth USD 220 million undersubscribed

COLOMBO (News1st): A USD 220 million auction of Sri Lanka Development Bonds was undersubscribed Monday with only bids worth USD 22 million coming from investors,…

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