(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today expressing deep concern about the latest outbreak of hostilities within the Israeli-Palestinian region, urged both sides of the conflict to deescalate hostilities and commence to negotiations for a ceasefire."Sri Lanka PM stands for Palestinian people, urges both sides to deescalate hostilities"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena announced the decision of the Supreme Court on the Colombo Port City Commission Bill in Parliament this morning."Certain provisions of clauses of the Port City Commission Bill are unconstitutional, Supreme Court rules"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Chairman of Laksala & Salusala and Former Chairman of Lankapuvath Pradeep Gunawardena has died early this morning (17) while receiving treatment for COVID-19 infection."Laksala, Salusala chairman Pradeep Gunawardena dies of COVID-19"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Government of Sri Lanka and the World Bank Thursday signed an $80.5 million additional financing to help Sri Lanka access and distribute COVID-19 vaccines and to strengthen the country’s vaccination system and pandemic response."World Bank provides $ 80 million to Sri Lanka for COVID-19 vaccine deployment"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The first consignment of ‘Jumbo Cylinders’ of oxygen ordered for the use of COVID patients in the country to avert an oxygen shortage was received today (14), State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana said."‘Jumbo Cylinders’ ordered to prevent oxygen shortage received"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The vaccination program implemented by the Ministry of Health to control Covid-19 and currently being carried out in Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara districts of the Western Province will be conducted in Kandy, Kurunegala and Ratnapura districts after the Western Province, said Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi."Vaccination program in Kandy, Kurunegala and Ratnapura districts after Western Province"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today inquired about the condition of former Maldivian President and current Speaker Mohamed Nasheed."Sri Lanka PM inquires about the health of the former President of the Maldives"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Director General of Health Services confirmed 23 deaths caused by Covid-19 virus infection Tuesday from May 05 up to May 11."Sri Lanka reports 23 more COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, toll rises to 850"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Covid Technical Committee of the Ministry of Health convened an emergency meeting chaired by Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle, State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics, and COVID Disease Control, at the Ministry of Health today (11)."Covid Technical Committee convenes emergency meeting, takes several decisions"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The gulf countries United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have barred travelers from Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries as the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly spreading in the region."Kuwait, UAE suspends travel from Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries"