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Japanese agency to assist Sri Lanka in battling Covid

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health have signed a bilateral agreement for an emergency technical cooperation grant to strengthen the COVID-19 Response in the island nation

Sri Lanka Navy nabs 30, thwart illegal immigration attempt

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 30 men for trying to illegally migrate to a foreign country in Samindugama on Thursday and Friday

Sri Lanka’s reconciliation an example for Islamic world: President

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said the island nation’s reconciliation process is a valuable example to the entire Islamic world

Sri Lanka extends visa for foreign nationals

The Sri Lankan government has decided to extend all types of visas for foreign nationals living in the country until 9 July, reported Colombopage

Sri Lanka Air Force comes up with heated humidified oxygen therapy unit for Covid patients

The Sri Lanka Air Force has manufactured a heated humidified oxygen therapy unit for COVID-19 patients which costs just over $1500, reported Newswire

Pakistan, Turkey to jointly mobilize international community against Israel’s attacks on Palestine

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have resolved to work together especially at the United Nations in jointly mobilizing the international community to help stop heinous attacks by Israel on Palestine

Sri Lanka tightens measures; nationwide-travel ban, 14-day quarantine for foreigners

Sri Lanka has imposed a nationwide travel ban and 14-day mandatory quarantine for foreigners among several other measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, reported

Sri Lanka to issue digital vaccination ID

Authorities in Sri Lanka are planning to issue digital vaccination IDs to vaccinated people

Sri Lanka to get $500 million concessional loans from Korea

Sri Lanka will get $ 500 million in the form of concessional loans from South Korea, reported Colombopage

Sri Lankan president asks officials to expedite vaccine import

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed officials to expedite both imports procedures and administering of COVID-19 vaccines to the public to contain the raging third wave of the pandemic in the country

Sri Lanka approves Pfizer vaccine, orders five million doses

Sri Lanka has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use and prepared a purchase order for five million doses, an official said

Sri Lanka in talks with Indonesia for AstraZeneca vaccine

Sri Lanka is in discussion with several countries including Indonesia to get 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid 19 vaccine for the purpose of administering  as the second dose, Daily Mirror said

Sri Lankan prime minister elected to head of board of governors of ADB

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has been elected to the chair of the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), reported Colombopage

US issues Level 3 travel advisory for Sri Lanka

Authorities in the United States issued the Level 3 advisory for Sri Lanka because of surging COVID-19 cases, reported Colombopage. Americans have been asked to reconsider their travel to the island nation

Medical experts warn of oxygen shortage in Sri Lanka

The Association of Medical Specialists (AMS) has warned of shortage in stocks of oxygen in Sri Lanka and appealed to authorities to take steps to avoid a crisis in Covid 19 treatment

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