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World Bank Fast-Tracks $128 Million COVID-19 Support for Sri Lanka

World Bank Fast-Tracks $128 Million COVID-19 Support for Sri Lanka 0

🕔13:02, 3.Apr 2020

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2020— The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the $128.6 million Sri Lanka COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project to help the country prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen

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Police curfew imposed within Puttalam District and Negombo-Kochchikade area will be temporarily lifted

Police curfew imposed within Puttalam District and Negombo-Kochchikade area will be temporarily lifted 0

🕔07:25, 19.Mar 2020

Police curfew imposed within Puttalam District and Negombo-Kochchikade area will be lifted at 8.00 am today.The curfew was imposed yesterday in those areas to contain the spread of COVID-19 within the country. The Police saidhowever, curfew will be re-imposed at

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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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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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Mandatory quarantine program starts today

Mandatory quarantine program starts today 0

🕔12:31, 10.Mar 2020

Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe states that a 14-day mandatory quarantine program will commence from today. A flight which is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka from South Korea will be quarantined initially. The air passengers coming

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The President says Sri Lankan women are on par with those of the developed countries

The President says Sri Lankan women are on par with those of the developed countries 0

🕔14:11, 8.Mar 2020

International Women’s Day falls today. Issuing a communique to mark the day President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that his Government is committed to creating a platform where Sri Lankan women can contribute to the betterment of the society as an equal

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President instructs the officials to formulate scientific mechanism on COVID-19.

President instructs the officials to formulate scientific mechanism on COVID-19. 0

🕔13:29, 7.Mar 2020

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed members of the special task force set up to monitor and discuss preventive measures against COVID-19 virus in Sri Lanka to formulate a scientific mechanism to prevent the disease from entering the country.Sri Lanka is

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Sri Lanka will host 5th BIMSTEC Summit in September

Sri Lanka will host 5th BIMSTEC Summit in September 0

🕔13:13, 5.Mar 2020

Sri Lanka will host the next Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation – BIMSTEC summit in September this year. The Secretary General of BIMSTEC M. Shahidul Islam met President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday

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Parliament dissolved – General election is likely to be held on April 25.

Parliament dissolved – General election is likely to be held on April 25. 0

🕔12:19, 3.Mar 2020

The Parliament was dissolved from midnight yesterday. The extraordinary gazette notification to dissolve parliament was sent to the Government Press for printing. Sources from the Election Commission say that the election is likely to be held on April 25. Nominations

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Patriotic Sri Lankans handed over a letter to the UNHRC in protest of the Commissioner’s oral updates

Patriotic Sri Lankans handed over a letter to the UNHRC in protest of the Commissioner’s oral updates 0

🕔12:18, 29.Feb 2020

Patriotic Sri Lankans living in the Europe handed over a letter to the Head Office of the UNHRC yesterday in protest of the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s oral updates against Sri Lanka. Minister of Foreign Affairs Dinesh Gunawardena reiterated

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