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Sri Lanka tightens Coronavirus test access as pandemic spikes and home treatment piloted
Date : May - 24

“The tests should be carried out only when it is indicated as per the recommendations of the Consultant or the Medical Officer in charge of the triage counter” a directive to private labs said.

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EPF dept. makes arrangement to provide services remotely
Date : May - 24

Those who require the confirmation and contribution history reports should forward the request letter along with scanned documents of the National Identity Card (NIC), B Card, Bio page of the valid passport, and the visa application form.

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Sri Lanka doctors call for 14-day lockdown, Covid-19 deaths spiral up
Date : May - 22

Sri Lanka identified 3,547 patients on May 21 of which 3,538 were domestic. A day earlier, out of 3,443, 822 were from the Gampaha district. Some 674 patients were identified from Colombo and 287 patients were identified from Kalutara district.

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Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 cases may be three times what tests suggest: Dr Fernandopulle
Date : May - 21

“We recommend that people be confined to their homes for at least two weeks to contain the spread. The incubation period for this virus is two to 14 days. If people stay at home for those 14 days, the virus won’t enter the home and infected people won’t be able take it outside,” Fernandopulle told reporters on May 20.

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Sri Lanka forex markets inactive, bond yields marginally up
Date : May - 21

Sri Lanka has imposed a travel restriction from May 21 at 11.59 pm to May 28 with a one-day break in between on May 25 as the health officials are trying to contain the spread of a third-wave COVID-19 infection.

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Sri Lanka Attorney General claims “grand conspiracy” behind Easter attack: report
Date : May - 18

In an exclusive comment given to NewsFirst, the channel reported, De Livera has said that information by the state intelligence service, “with times, targets, places, method of attack and other information is clear evidence there was a grand conspiracy in place with regard to the April 21 2019 attack.”

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Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission writes to police chief on custodial deaths
Date : May - 18

In a letter written to the IGP dated May 17, the HRCSL said the killing of alleged gang leader Dharmakeerthi Tharaka Perera Wijesekara alias Kosgoda Tharaka, who police claimed had died following a shootout on May 13, and that of Mabulage Dineth Melan Mabula alias Uru Juwa who died on May 11 under similar circumstances, has put the rule of law in a precarious position.

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Sri Lanka export firms to run with workers from outside Covid-19 lockdown areas
Date : May - 16

The export-oriented industries are allowed to function within a bio-secure bubble by ensuring secure transport and accommodation for workers under the close supervision of area Medical Officer of Health, the EDB said.

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Bar Association of Sri Lanka condemns recent killing of ’Uru Juwa’ & ’Kosgoda Tharaka’
Date : May - 14

In a statement, the BASL said the State and the Police should have a duty to ensure the safety and security of persons in their custody, irrespective of the character of such persons and the seriousness of the nature of the allegations against such persons.

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Sri Lanka sells Rs19.5bn of Treasury bonds
Date : May - 13

10 billion rupees of 01 May 2025 bonds were sold at 7.04 percent after calling bids for 10 billion

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