Cinnamon Lakeside restaurants shut temporarily over COVID-19
Restaurants at the Cinnamon Lakeside have shut down temporarily until further notice after some staff members of the hotel tested positive for the COVID-19, the Daily Mirror learns.
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Austria suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine batch after death
Austrian authorities have suspended inoculations with a batch of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as a precaution while investigating the death of one person and the illness of another after the shots, a health agency said on Sunday, Reuters reported.
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Indian Coast Guard seizes 3 Sri Lankan boats laden with drugs off Kerala coast
Three Sri Lankan boats carrying nearly 300 kg of narcotic drugs were seized by the Indian Coast Guard off Kerala’s Vizinjam coast and 12 people were detained on Sunday, a senior official said.
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It will take a decade for economy to bounce back: Ranil
If the present economic crisis continues, the people of Sri Lanka will have to forego one meal a day while it will lose everything it gained after the introduction of the open economy, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.
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COVID-19 death toll surpasses 500 with five more deaths
The COVID-19 death toll in Sri Lanka climbed to 502 with five more deaths being confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services, the Government Information Department said.
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Covid-19 hotspots, potential active clusters covered under vaccine rollout: State Minister
Sri Lanka has covered vaccination of almost all people above 30 years of age in areas that were considered COVID-19 hotspots with potentialily to generate active clusters, a State Minister said today.
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No Black Sunday if MR administration remained: Dilum
If there be an administration led by Mahinda Rajapaksa, there would be no appearance of a Black Sunday to celebrate today, Transport State Minister Dilum Amunugama said.
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Black Sunday Protest
Prasanna Ranatunga slams opposition for Easter Sunday Attack
Had the Yahapalana government fulfilled its responsibilities properly, there would be no necessity to observe Black Sunday in protest of the Easter Sunday attack, Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said today.
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Avoid clicking on fake-free reward messages: SLITA
The Sri Lanka Information Technology Association (SLITA) requests people to be vigilant when receiving messages claiming ’giving free gifts’ through social media applications.
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Nine foreigners netted during special operations
Nine foreigners have been arrested during a special operation conducted in the Colombo city and its suburbs yesterday, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
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Re-opening WP schools on March 15: Edu. Min solicits Health DG’s consent
The Education Ministry has requested permission from the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) on re-opening schools in the Western Province (WP) on March 15.
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First batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVISHIELD vaccines under COVAX Facility arrived
The first batch of 264,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca COVISHIELD vaccines under COVAX Facility by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was received this morning.
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Sri Lanka legends beat West Indies legends, Tharanga & Dilshan star in victory
Upul Tharanga scored unbeaten 53* (35 balls) and Tilkaratne Dilshan chipped in with equally brilliant 47(37 balls) to star in victory for Sri Lanka legends over the West Indies legends in Road Safety World Series 2021 and beat them by 5 wickets.
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Army Chief says no decision to waive off quarantine from April
Army Commander and Head of the National Operation Center for the Prevention of COVID-19, General Shavendra Silva said there was no truth to reports that the government was considering allowing vaccinated travelers a quarantine free entry into the country from mid April.
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Govt. not keen to hide PCoI report on Easter attack: Prez
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stressed today that the government did not want to hide the report of the Presidential Commission that probed the Easter Sunday attack.
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Four more die of COVID-19
Four more persons succumbed to COVID-19 increasing the death toll in Sri Lanka to 497, the Government Information Department said.
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CMC worker caught for collecting money to vaccinate public
A 40-year old employee attached to the Colombo Municipal Council Medical Officer of Health’s office was arrested for collecting money to give Covid vaccine.
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Red notice issued for 10 districts over severe lightning: Met Dept.
Red notice on thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning was issued for 10 districts in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Western Province, the Department of Meteorology said today.
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Tamils should realize that it won’t dawn because rooster crows only : Minister Devananda
Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda said Tamil people should come to terms with reality that it would not dawn because rooster crowed only.
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Dalai Lama receives first dose of Anti-COVID vaccine
The Dalai Lama’s office thanked the the Government of India and the Himachal Pradesh dispensation for facilitating the first dose of the vaccine for the spiritual leader.
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MINUSMA Force Commander compliments SL convoy in Mali
Force Commander in United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Lieutenant General Dennis Gyllensporre called at the Sri Lankan Combat Convoy Company deployed in Mali and appreciated tasks being performed by the Sri Lankan Combat Convoy Company (LKACCC).
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’Apophis’ went past planet earth last night: Arthur C. Clarke Centre
The asteroid named ’Apophis,’ which earlier predicted would crash into planet Earth in 2029, went past the earth safely last night, a senior official of the Arthur C. Clarke Centre said.
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