(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka yesterday(28) welcomed the first group of tourists to visit the island after reopening its borders that were closed for visitors since March this year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic."Sri Lanka welcomes first tour group arrived in the country from Ukraine"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Colombo Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, in his Christmas message, appealed to all Catholics to celebrate Christmas while giving prominence to spirituality, and also by committing themselves to help those who are suffering."Give prominence to spirituality, help those in need: Cardinal"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his Christmas message noting that the Christians in the country are celebrating this Christmas while still anguishing in the bitter pain created by the Easter Sunday attacks last year said the justice will be meted out to those affected by the attack."President says justice will be meted out to the Christians affected by the Easter Sunday attack"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –With Italy under a new lockdown for the holidays, Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Mass “during the Night” in a near empty Saint Peter’s Basilica on Thursday evening. Millions of people were able to follow the ceremony through radio, television and the various means of social communications."Pope at Christmas Mass: Jesus comes as a child to make us children of God"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Police Media Spokesman Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana stated that traffic duties have been increased for the safety of all during the festive season."Police to deploy 9000 officers for public safety during the festive season"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A letter from the Crime Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) in India, seeking help to get forensic evidence from the Sri Lankan Government to investigate the death of Sri Lankan organised criminal “Angoda Lokka”, has been forwarded to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the Times of India reported."India seek Sri Lanka’s assistance in probe on Angoda Lokka’s death"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The statement circulating with regards to the social media regulation, has been portrayed in a garbled manner where the true meaning is not conveyed."Special Statement made by Hon. Keheliya Rambukwella, Minister of Mass Media"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – On 16 December 2020, Australian Federal Police Senior Officer Colombo, Detective Superintendent Rob Wilsonpresented the Senior Deputy Inspector General of Sri Lanka Police LalithPathinayake at the Sri Lanka Police Hospital, Colombo 5 with urgently required medical supplies to assist in combating the COVID-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka. The provided medical equipment seeks to reduce the risk of further spread amongst police personal and to aid the Sri Lanka Police to continue to…"SRI LANKA – AUSTRALIA POLICE CO-OPERATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID -19 PANDEMIC"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Presidential Task Force on Economic Recovery and Poverty Alleviation Chairman Basil Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka has repaid all its loans despite having had to face numerous challenges due to the COVID 19 pandemic."Sri Lanka paid all its loans despite numerous challenges"