The validity period of all types of Visas issued to foreigners extended

The validity period of all types of Visas issued to foreigners extended 0

🕔11:50, 18.Mar 2020

The Department of Government Information says due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the country, it has been decided to extend the validity period of all types of Visas issued to all foreigners who are currently residing in

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The President announces measures taken to combat corona outbreak

The President announces measures taken to combat corona outbreak 0

🕔11:34, 18.Mar 2020

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says that by implementing the measures taken by the government and by following them correctly, the coronavirus spread can be contained. Addressing the nation, last night, the President said that the prices of essential commodities and the

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Waerner first to Unalakeet in the Iditarod

Waerner first to Unalakeet in the Iditarod 0

🕔12:57, 17.Mar 2020

Norway’s Thomas Waerner was the first musher to reach the Unalakleet checkpoint as the Iditarod enters the final straight.Waerner was presented with a commemorative plate on arrival before preparing for the final push to Nome, just 77 miles away.In second

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WTA suspends play until May 2 as coronavirus extends its grip on world sport

WTA suspends play until May 2 as coronavirus extends its grip on world sport 0

🕔12:53, 17.Mar 2020

The Women’s Tennis Association has suspended play until May 2 as the coronavirus pandemic continued its unprecedented shutdown of world sport .WTA said tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague will “not be held as scheduled”. The women’s tour was initially

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Coronavirus vaccine test opens as US volunteer gets 1st shot

Coronavirus vaccine test opens as US volunteer gets 1st shot 0

🕔12:44, 17.Mar 2020

US researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges.With a careful jab in a healthy volunteer’s arm, scientists at

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France imposes restrictions on movement to contain coronavirus

France imposes restrictions on movement to contain coronavirus 0

🕔12:39, 17.Mar 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron ordered stringent restrictions on people’s movement for at least two weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus and said the army would be drafted in to help move the sick to hospitals. France had already

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No decision to postpone the parliamentary elections – Chairman of the Election Commission

No decision to postpone the parliamentary elections – Chairman of the Election Commission 0

🕔12:36, 17.Mar 2020

Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that no decision has been taken so far to postpone parliamentary elections. He was speaking at a media briefing in Colombo yesterday.Mahinda Deshapriya further said that it is necessary to accept nomination

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The SLFP will contest in four districts singlehandedly

The SLFP will contest in four districts singlehandedly 0

🕔12:33, 17.Mar 2020

SLFP General Secretary DayasiriJayasekera says that his party will contest in four districts singlehandedly under the sign of “hand”. DayasiriJayasekeramade the comment addressing a group of journalists. The SLFP will vie NuwaraEliya, Kalutara, Vanni and Jaffna districts without any alliance.The

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A special public holiday for the next three days

A special public holiday for the next three days 0

🕔12:29, 17.Mar 2020

The Government has announced a special public holiday for the next three days. It willbe applicable to the private sector as well. The holiday will be in effect from tomorrow to the 19th of this month. The special holiday will

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Lagos pipeline blast kills 15, destroys several buildings

Lagos pipeline blast kills 15, destroys several buildings 0

🕔15:22, 16.Mar 2020

A pipeline explosion killed at least 15 people and destroyed about 50 buildings after a fire broke out in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. Several people were injured and taken to hospital. Plumes of smoke billowed into the

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