Residential educational institute raided; students and staff quarantined

A private residential educational institution in Katugastota, Kandy has been raided by the Police for violating quarantine regulations. Nearly 50 students had been engaged in learning activities at the institute when it was raided today (June 03). During...

Navy intercepts attempt to smuggle large stocks of turmeric and onion seeds

Sri Lanka Navy has recovered over 362 kilograms of dried turmeric and over 561 kilograms of big onion seeds along with 06 six individuals who attempted to smuggle them into the island. The Western Naval Command in coordination with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Chilaw...

Coronavirus recoveries count up by 1,683

The Ministry of Health reports that 1,683 more patients who were being treated for COVID-19 have recovered and have been discharged from hospital within the last 24 hours. This increases the total number of coronavirus recoveries in the country to 162,397. Sri Lanka...

President instructs to locally manufacture machinery required for organic fertilizer production

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has advised the officials to locally manufacture machinery required to produce organic fertilizer with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Army Engineer’s Corps. Speaking at a discussion held yesterday (June 02), President Rajapaksa directed...

Sri Lanka braces for oil spill as ‘X-Press Pearl’ comes to rest in shallow waters

Authorities in Sri Lanka were trying to head off a potential environmental disaster Thursday as a fire-damaged container ship that had been carrying chemicals was sinking off of the country’s main port. The Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl started sinking Wednesday,...