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CSD distributes vegetables among Zoysapura residents

The Civil Security Department (CSD) has distributed vegetables at concessionary prices among residents in the Zoysapura, Moratuwa, yesterday.




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SLAF decontaminated SriLankan aircraft fleet at BIA

Sri Lanka Air Force’s (SLAF) Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosive Wing carried out decontamination operations of SriLankan Airlines aircraft fleet at the Bandaranayke International Airport (BIA).


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Quarantined 288 returnees left army-led centres for homes

After completing 14-days quarantine process, 288 more returnees left their homes from Diyatalawa, Rantambe, Periyakadu, Bogoda and Pallekele Quarantine Centres, today.




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Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd donates Rs.4 m worth machine to KDU Hospital to test COVID-19

The Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd has made a donation to the Kotalawala Defence University (KDU) Hospital to purchase a High Performance Real Time Quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) machine to facilitate COVID-19 testing at the hospital.

 


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First quarantined group at Navy managed Centre left for homes

A few foreign nationals and Sri Lankans, who completed 14-day quarantine process at the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) led Boosa Naval Base, have left for their homes.


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Western countries flailing as Asia leads the way

Covid-19 has killed almost 25,000 people around the globe in just three brutal months.


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The White House projects 100,000 to 200,000 Covid-19 deaths

On Tuesday, the White House’s coronavirus task force presented grim statistics: Under the best-case scenario for mitigation of the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths in the United States, with the number of deaths peaking in the next two weeks.





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Ranaviru Seva Authority receives a donation of gloves and facemasks

Supporting government’s initiative to contain the spread of COVID-19, Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd handed over a package of gloves and facemasks to the Ranaviru Seva Authority (RVSA) today (2). RVSA Chairman Maj. Gen. (Retd) Nandana Senadeera received the donation of 4000 pairs of hand gloves and facemasks each from the Chairman, Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd during the session.



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Demand for narcotics high, despite coronavirus threat – SLN Commander Vice Admiral De Silva

·  Reveals the SLN has busted an international drug shipment; seizes Rs. 12.5 billion narcotics in high seas

The Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) on 28 March, confiscated approximately a ton of narcotics including 500kgs of crystal methamphetamine (Ice), being transported on a fishing vessel in international waters in the Indian Ocean.



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Amidst COVID-19 threat, military is on high alert to maintain national security- Defence Secretary

 · Says all intelligence agencies are strengthened to prevent any security threat

While the entire world is engulfed in COVID-19 fear, the Sri Lankan Government, which is taking all possible precautionary measures to contain the virus, has taken serious measures to combat drug trafficking, terrorism and extremism to maintain national security, Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said.


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Navy sets up four fully equipped quarantine centres

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has set up four quarantine centres at Mihintale, Oyamaduwa, Mulankavil, and the Oluvil Harbour premises to enhance the facilities to contain spreading of COVID-19 in the country.


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Atalugama and Akurana completely locked

Atalugama in Kalutara and Akurana in Kandy districts have been declared as completely isolated areas and no one is allowed to enter or exit these two villages until further notice.

 


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Legal action for those who violate curfew under essential services

Traveling in-between districts is completely prohibited except for  essential services, and those who violate regulations under essential services will be severely dealt according to the law, says President's Media Division.


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Curfew in high risk zones will remain and lifted in other areas tomorrow

The curfew imposed in high risk zones (Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutura, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna) will remain unchanged until further notice and curfew will be lifted in all other districts by 6.00 am tomorrow (1) and will be re-imposed at 2.00 pm same day, says the President's Media Division.

 


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Quarantined 206 returnees released from SLAF Quarantine Centre in Vanni

A total of 206 persons, who had undergone a mandatory quarantine period at the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) established quarantine center at Vanni, have been released in the morning today (March 31).


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Navy seizes largest ever drug haul worth over Rs. 12,500 million

Sri Lanka Navy’s (SLN) Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS ‘Sayura’ has seized a vessel carrying a large consignment of narcotics in seas about 463 nautical miles (835km) off the country's Southern coast.