Chinese workers in SL told to undergo 14-day isolation
Chinese companies, operating in Sri Lanka, are reported to have directed their employees who have recently returned from China after the Chinese New Year festivities to undergo a 14-day period of self isolation before confirming they are not carriers of the coronavirus and are free of any symptoms.
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Pidurutalawa Forest Reserve
Attempts to hand over landmass to squatters
Forest conservationists are reported to be up in arms against moves by the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife, Lands and Land Development to vest a landmass which lies within the Pidurutalagala forest reserve with the people after dividing it into plots.
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Hotels where Coronovirus victim stayed to be checked
Hotels and other places in the Galle district which were visited by the Chinese woman who was found infected with the Coronavirus will be checked, Southern Province Health Services Director Chandima Sirithunga said.
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With Sajith as party leader
Ranil should remain as adviser: Thalatha
Ranil Wickremesinghe should remain and play a role as a senior adviser even if Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa was appointed as UNP leader, MP Talatha Athukorala said today.
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BIA lacks sufficient doctors and medicines: GMOA
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said today there was a shortage of medical officers and other medical supplies and necessary equipment which were essential to combat the Coronavirus successfully at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Health Unit.
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Desist from spreading fear and panic
The Ven. Ittapane Dhammalankara Thera and Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said today that people should not spread unnecessary fear among the people about the coronavirus and urged the government to take effective steps to prevent the spread of the disease by postponing public functions and closing of schools if the need arises.
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Chinese nationals advised to cancel, postpone visits to SL
The Chinese Embassy in Colombo has informed its nationals from the new Coronavirus affected areas including Hubei Province to cancel or postpone their visits to Sri Lanka, Embassy sources said.
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Hotel worker suspected with coronavirus found in Balapitiya
A 30-year-old Sri Lankan woman, who was suspected to have contracted coronavirus, has been transferred from Balapitiya Hospital to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) this afternoon, Hospital sources said.
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Debate on forensic audit report on Feb 18,19
The debate on the Forensic Audit Report regarding the issuance of Treasury Bonds by the Central Bank will be held on February 18 and 19, Parliament sources said.
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EC declares Saman Ratnapriya as MP
The National Election Commission has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification declaring Saman Rathnapriya as a Member of Parliament to fill in the vacant position created by the resignation of parliamentarian Jayampathi Wickramaratne.
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PCoI has no authority to order AG
The Attorney General has informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) appointed to probe into the alleged political victimization of public servants that the Commission has no statutory or legal authority to order the AG to refrain from performing his statutory functions.
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6 SL seamen, en route from China suffering from high fever
Six Sri Lankan seamen, on board a container ship which had left China and is currently on its way to the Gulf of Aden, are reported to be suffering from high fever, the FleetMon reported.
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Hotline introduced for information on Coronavirus
The Health Ministry today introduced a 24-hour hotline to obtain information on new Coronavirus. Accordingly, people can contact the health officials via 0710 107 107 or 011 307 1073 to get information on the virus.
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Students from China to be moved to Diyathalawa for observation
All Sri Lankan students arriving from Wuhan, China would be moved to the Diyathalawa Army Camp for a two-week quarantine for any coronavirus symptoms, the Health Ministry said.
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Visitors prohibited from entering BIA
Airport and Aviation Services of Sri Lanka has announced that all visitors except the passengers have been prohibited from entering the Banadaranaike International Airport (BIA) premises from 6 am today until further notice, in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019.
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SL stops On-arrival-visas for Chinese travellers
Issuing of ‘On arrival visas’ for tourists from China has been suspended with immediate effect, due to the current coronavirus situation, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said.
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COPE and COPA
New recruits likely to be announced during next p’mentary week
The names of new members to the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) are likely to be announced by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya during the next parliamentary week commencing on February 5, a member of the selections committee said yesterday.
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