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Covid-19: Medical Associations Warn Of National Catastrophe If Travel Restrictions Aren’t Tightened

By Pooja Shrivastava Four medical associations have written to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa informing him that a major catastrophe would ensue if strict travel restrictions are...

Government approves Pfizer vaccine for emergency use

Sri Lankan government on Saturday approved Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in Sri Lanka, as the island nation battles a third wave of the virus, while suffering...

Sri Lanka closes borders over India Covid-19 rampage

Sri Lanka on Thursday became the latest of India's neighbours to seal its borders with the South Asian giant as it battles a record...

Italy imposes entry ban on travelers from Sri Lanka

  Italy on Thursday extended for 15 days Covid-19 restrictions already in place on travellers from other European countries, the health ministry said, adding that...

Cabinet approves proposal to ban face coverings

Sri Lanka's Cabinet on Tuesday approved a controversial proposal to ban all forms of face coverings in public places, citing a threat to national security. The move...

Virus halts Sri Lanka cricket match

A new coronavirus wave hitting Sri Lanka has halted a cricket match between two of the country's top schools that has been played for...

New and more potent strain of coronavirus detected in Sri Lanka

A new coronavirus strain that is airborne and more potent than all those found previously in Sri Lanka has been discovered in the island...

Bathiudeen arrested for aiding bombers responsible for Easter Sunday attacks

Sri Lankan Police on Saturday arrested a former minister and his brother for allegedly aiding and abetting the suicide bombers responsible for the 2019...

Catholics slam government over Easter attacks probe

The head of Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday accused the government of stalling investigations into Easter Sunday bombings two years ago that...

Sri Lanka expels ship carrying nuclear material for China

Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday expelled an Antigua-registered ship that entered the island's territory without declaring a radioactive cargo bound for China. The country's Atomic...