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    OSLs to be brought back on staggered basis

    OSLs to be brought back on staggered basis

    Overseas Sri Lankans who wish to return home will be brought back on a staggered basis in line with guidelines proposed by health authorities, the Additional Secretary to the President…

    New Indian HC calls on President

    New Indian HC calls on President

    The newly appointed Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay paid a courtesy call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (29). He presented his credentials…

    Indian HC meets PM

    Indian HC meets PM

    The Indian Government and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the Sri Lankan Government’s measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic in the country under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa…

    Ceylon Agro-Industries to produce Castor oil

    Ceylon Agro-Industries to produce Castor oil

    Turning a new leaf in the Sri Lankan agriculture sector Ceylon Agro-Industries Limited, an associate company of Prima Lanka Limited will manufacture Castor oil, a vegetable oil pressed from Castor…

    All PCR Testing laboratories to be accredited -Dr. Jasinghe

    All PCR Testing laboratories to be accredited -Dr. Jasinghe

    All state and private laboratories which conduct PCR Testing in Sri Lanka will be accredited soon. All State owned laboratories will be accredited and the four private laboratories will be…

    Over 100 Lankans stranded in Russia return

    Over 100 Lankans stranded in Russia return

    A special repatriation flight carrying over 100 Lankans stranded in Russia due to the Covid-19 pandemic returned to the country this(25) morning. According to airport officials, SriLankan Airlines flight (1206)…

    Sri Lanka seeks USD1.1bn special SWAP facility from India

    Sri Lanka seeks USD1.1bn special SWAP facility from India

    President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help Sri Lanka by providing a special SWAP facility of 1.1 billion US dollars to deal with country’s foreign…

    Over 38,000 Sri Lankans in 143 countries seek to return

    Over 38,000 Sri Lankans in 143 countries seek to return

    This is based on information gathered mainly through the Contact Sri Lanka Web Portal of the Foreign Relations Ministry. This comprises 3,078 students, 4,040 short term visa holders, 27,854 migrant…

    No community spread of Covid-19 here – Chief epidemiologist

    No community spread of Covid-19 here – Chief epidemiologist

    Chief epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera noted that from May 1 until to-date there have been no cases of transmission of the virus among communities in Sri Lanka as feared. He…

    United States commits USD5.8 mn in COVID-19 assistance to Sri Lanka

    United States commits USD5.8 mn in COVID-19 assistance to Sri Lanka

    The United States announced the commitment of more than $4.5 million to help Sri Lanka in its fight against COVID-19. This brings the total U.S. contribution to $5.8 million. “This…

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