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Corona pandemic resulted in reducing alcohol and tobacco consumption in SL

People have given-up 80% of alcohol and 68% of tobacco consumption in Sri Lanka during the pandemic based policy restrictions, reveals Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) in Sri Lanka in a recent research.


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Scars, forgiveness and long wait for justice

The Easter Sunday carnage perpetrated by a handful of fundamentalist extremist terrorists, on April 21, 2019, killing over 250 civilians and injuring over 500 has left us with many unanswered questions.


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KDU invents robots, ventilators and mobile app to fight coronavirus

KDU invents robots, ventilators and mobile app to fight coronavirus


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Defence Secretary meets soldiers, airmen, sailors and Police cops in North & East

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen.(Retd) Kamal Gunaratne has visited Security Forces Headquarters at Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullattivu, Vavuniya and Trincomalee and addressed troops to appreciate their contribution as frontiers in fighting against new coronavirous.

 


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Prompt interventions by military helped to reduce coronavirus impact in Sri Lanka- Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the prompt interventions made by the military and Police with the support of the intelligence agencies, the impact of coronavirus, compared to other countries, has reduced to a greater extent in Sri Lanka with a significantly low death toll.


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A day in ‘lockdown’ streets of Colombo

The busy and congested streets - Gunasinghapura, Grandpass, Wellaveediya and Nagalangama – of multi-ethnic pettah, a sleepless town in Colombo, are empty since this morning.


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Lotus Tower lights up to pay tribute to Sri Lankan frontiers battling against COVID-19

The Colombo Lotus Tower was lit up in stunting red at 06.45 this evening (April 11), to pay tribute to all Sri Lankans who are leading the fight against COVID -19 outbreak.


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Fight against COVID-19 : Chef Anura speaks out

Anura Bandara Herath, 31, got much media attention and was among the news early this week, following a video he had uploaded to social media requesting the government for permission to disembark at the port of Colombo.


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Fighting against COVID-19: Soldiers and airmen stitch protective gears for health workers

Healthcare persons are in the frontlines of the danger zone since they act as the first respondents who are directly involved in patient’s care and keep prolonged close contacts with patients who are suspected or confirmed of COVID-19 infection.

 

 


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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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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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Masks and social distancing vs social responsibility

The mantra to save lives from the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-10) is to wear masks, social distancing and individual’s 'responsibility' to act with 'responsibility' in an alarming situation.


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‘Disabled but not handicapped’

Mahinda Edirisooriya, 48, who lives in Ibbagamuwa in the Kurunegala district, was among the many disabled war veterans who staged the fast unto death, which lasted for nearly 20-days, in last September. The veterans agitation drew much attention as the fast which began with five soldiers in front of the Fort Railway station, triggered a social outcry by concerned public in the acute absence of response from the previous government.