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Covid-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka move past 21,000 mark

With another uptick in Covid-19 figures observed this evening (20), total infections confirmed in Sri Lanka surpassed the grim milestone of 21,000.

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Nov 25, 2020
Sanga, Mahela, Herath & Malinga nominated for ICC Awards of the Decade

Kumar Sangakkara has been nominated for the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ‘ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade’ while fellow Sri Lankan

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Nov 25, 2020
Updated announcement on isolation orders

Several Grama Niladari Divisions in Kalutara and Kandy Districts have been declared as isolated areas with immediate effect.

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Nov 25, 2020
Russia says Sputnik V virus vaccine is 95% effective

Russia said Tuesday its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was 95 percent effective and would be cheaper and easier to store than some

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Nov 25, 2020
Four new Covid-19 deaths take total to 94

Four new Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed a short while ago.

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Nov 25, 2020
Northern, Eastern parts of the island to be affected by Cyclone ‘Nivar

The Cyclonic Storm ‘Nivar’ over southwest Bay of Bengal was located near (10.0N, 83.E) at 8.30 am today (24), 325km to the east of Kankesanturai coast,

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Nov 25, 2020
Pillayan granted bail

Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) leader and parliamentarian Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias “Pillayan” has been granted bail by the Batticaloa High Court.

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Nov 24, 2020
Doctor remanded for shooting student with air-rifle

The doctor who was arrested by the Maharagama Police for shooting a school student with an air-rifle has been remanded by the order of the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court.

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Nov 23, 2020
Coronavirus: 204 fresh cases confirmed

Fresh COVID-19 positive cases were identified in Sri Lanka as the total number of cases reported from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters reached 16,847.

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Nov 23, 2020
UNP requests Ranil to take up National List MP seat

Representatives of the United National Party (UNP) have agreed to appoint former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the vacant UNP

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Nov 23, 2020
No truth in reports on temporary closure of Temple Trees

The Prime Minister’s Office has announced that no official working at the Prime Minister’s Office or the Temple Trees has contracted COVID-19.

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Nov 23, 2020
Moderna to charge $25-$37 for Covid-19 vaccine

Moderna will charge governments between $25 and $37 per dose of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, depending on the amount ordered,

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Nov 22, 2020
Cremation of Covid-19 victims to continue until expert committee submits final report

The committee of experts appointed to examine methods for disposal of Covid-19 victims has requested the authorities to continue

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Nov 22, 2020
Coronavirus: 175 fresh cases confirmed

Fresh COVID-19 positive cases were identified in Sri Lanka as the total number of cases reported from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters reached 16,427.

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Nov 22, 2020
Rishad to go to Supreme Court against Kallaru reserve verdict

MP Rishad Bathiudeen says that he will go to the Supreme Court against the verdict of the Court of Appeal regarding the clearing of the

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Nov 22, 2020
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