The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Election Commission (EC) to go ahead with election despite COVID-19 threat

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Police urges public not to be misled by fake news circulating in social media claiming that a number of coronavirus positive cases have been reported across Sri Lanka.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Danish billionaires who lost three children in Sri Lankan Easter bombings less than year earlier, celebrate birth of twin girls.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Army Commander Shavendra Silva says the Army undertaking the quarantine process to prevent the spread of coronavirus is a humanitarian operation similar to the one conducted in the last stage of the war.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Ministry of Education advanced school holidays to curb spread of COVID-19. Schools to remain closed till April 20. All Private and International Catholic schools under the Archbishop also closed from March 13 to April 20.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Election Commission says it's premature to discuss the likelihood of general election postponement although the first case of coronavirus was reported yesterday (12). A second tested positive for COVID-19 later yesterday.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – UNDP partners with Facebook to support youth social innovation in Sri Lanka through the HackaDev programme, a crowd-sourcing exercise for sustainable development solutions that brings together youth to design innovative solutions to a development challenge.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Security in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts tightened in preparation for the nomination period for the general election. According to security forces election-related violence is usually perpetrated by outsiders.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Having been one of the first nations to have brought home its citizens from ‘Covid-19’-affected Chinese province of Wuhan and accomplish effective quarantine procedures, Army appeals from public not to hamper quarantine efforts due to irrational fear.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Foreign Employment Bureau and Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations advises citizens against going abroad for employment due to the COVID-19 outbreak. World Health Organisation has declared a worldwide emergency with the virus having spread to more than 115 countries.