Archive for December 10th, 2020

රජයේ ආර්ථික ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණය රටේ ජනතාව ඉතාම සතුටින් භාර ගෙන තිබෙනවා -අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය නව රජය ඇති කළ ආර්ථික ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණය මේ රටේ ජනතාව ඉතාම සතුටින් භාරගෙන ඇති බව ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2020ග12ග10 දින පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දී පැවසීයග අය වැය තෙවැනි වර කියවීමේ විවාදයට එක් වෙමින් ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා කළ සම්පූර්ණ කතාව මෙසේයල ගරු කථානායකතුමනිල අයවැය තෙවැනි වර කියවීමේ අවස්ථාවටයි අපි සම්බන්ධවෙලා ඉන්නේග […]

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Lankan President calls for rehabilitation programs for 12,000 prisoners who are drug addicts

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 10 (PMD): Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday instructed relevant authorities to look humanely at grievances of the prisoners and address them immediately by providing necessary assistance to them. More than 12,000 people are incarcerated due to drug addiction. President emphasized the need to pay special attention to them and […]

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Civic resistance if Govt. does not allow burial of Muslim COVID-19 victims: Hakeem

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror There will be civic resistance if the government does not allow the burying of Muslims who succumb to COVID-19, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) MP, Leader Rauff Hakeem said. He, however, called for the avoidance of it. We have to avoid civic resistance so please change […]

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Cremation of unclaimed bodies begin

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

INDIKA SRI ARAVINDA The Colombo Municipal Council yesterday began cremating bodies of unclaimed coronavirus victims after obtaining legal clearance from the Attorney General. At least 20 bodies will be cremated from today. Officials said it would take approximately two hours to cremate each body and the process would take a few days. 

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Only 22 out of 400 appear for PCR tests in Atulugama, two persons test positive

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Only 22 out of 400 people were present from Marawa area in Atulugama, Bandaragama today for PCR and Rapid Antigen tests, Bandaragama Additional Health Officer Dr. Srimali Amarasinghe said. She said Marawa area was chosen to conduct PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests, as more than 2,800 people are living in that […]

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Large numbers in remand custody due to delays in Govt. Departments: Prez

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror While raising the importance to establish a Presidential Task Force to resolve existing problems in prisons, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said a large number of people are in remand custody due to delays in the Analyst, Attorney General and Police Departments. President made these remarks at a discussion held at the Presidential […]

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CID to investigate into death of Dutch monk, PM directs IGP

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today directed IGP CD Wickramaratne to conduct an immediate and comprehensive investigation into the death of a Dutch monk who was found at the lagoon in Rathgama. The body of the Buddhist monk, (59) who was engaged in meditation at the Polgasduwa hermitage in Rathgama was reported […]

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President instructs authorities to look humanely at grievances of prisoners

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed relevant authorities to look humanely at grievances of the prisoners and address them immediately by providing necessary assistance to them. More than 12,000 people are incarcerated due to drug addiction. The President emphasized the need to pay special attention to them and formulate a rehabilitation programme, the PMD said. […]

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69 foreign returnees confirmed as Covid-19 positive

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Government Information Department says that 69 returnees from overseas have tested positive for Covid-19, increasing the total number of new cases reported so far today to 538. The new cases include 41 arrivals from South Sudan, 11 from Oman, 10 from United Arab Emirates (UAE), 01 from India, 01 from Maldives, 01 […]

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Two more Covid-19 deaths confirmed

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed two more Covid-19 related deaths in the country, increasing the death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 146. One of the deceased is a 66-year-old woman from Colombo 02 who had been transferred from the Colombo National Hospital to the Homagama Base […]

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A total of 469 new cases of Covid-19 reported

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Government Information Department says that 169 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported. All new cases are close contacts of infected patients from the Peliyagoda cluster. In total 469 new cases of coronavirus have been reported so far today (10). This brings the total number of cases from the Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda and […]

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300 more test positive for Covid-19

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) says that another 300 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today. 279 of them are close contacts of Covid-19 patients from the Peliyagoda fish market cluster while the other 21 are from the prisons cluster.  This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases from […]

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