EC awaits final draft of health guidelines for general election work

The Election Commission (EC) is awaiting the final draft of the health guidelines for the conduct of the general election 2020, said Mahinda Deshapriya,...

Health Ministry instructs state hospitals to resume ‘curtailed’ surgeries

The Health Ministry has instructed state hospitals to gradually recommence surgeries and medical procedures, observing that such services have been ‘temporarily curtailed’ amidst COVID-19. Surgeries...

‘Election Commission to get new set of guidelines for election’

The Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe has said that a special set of guidelines for the general election will be handed...

Sri Lanka exempts more vehicles from luxury motor tax

Three types of vehicles, which were cleared by the customs department on or before May 31 to be assembled in Sri Lanka, have been...

UNP suspends members sought nominations from Samagi Jana Balawegaya

The United National Party (UNP) has suspended the party membership of those who have sought nominations from other parties essentially from Samagi Jana Balawegaya...

Proposal to reopen airport for tourists from August 1

The COVID Task Force has proposed to the President to reopen the airport from August 1 as the country is now returning to normalcy. The...

‘NEC undeterred over allegations against Prof. Hoole’

Sri Lanka’s election chief on Tuesday said that the National Election Commission (NEC) is undeterred by the allegations levelled against Professor Ratnajeevan Hoole, and...

Social distancing violators to face legal action

Health Services Director General, Dr. Anil Jasinghe has issued special orders to the Acting IGP instructing the Police to take legal action against anyone...

Statement from Seychelles High Commission

On behalf of the Government of Seychelles, we wish to place on record our gratitude to the Government of Sri Lanka, its Ministry of...

President requests Indian PM to provide US$ 1.1 billion

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to provide US$ 1.1 billion special SWAP facility in addition to the US$ 400...
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National Election Commission to announce Polls date on Monday

The date of the General Election and the date to issue the preferential vote numbers will be announced on Monday, National Election Commission (NEC)...

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva addresses CCC on Managing COVID-19 and the Way Forward

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defense Staff, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, and Head of the National Operational Center for Prevention of...

Central Bank to pay back depositors of The Finance Company PLC

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has taken measures to pay back all insured depositors of The Finance Company PLC, an amount of...