Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A Special.Plane To Leave India To Bring Nearly 1000 Sri Lankan Buddhist Pilgrims

A special Sri Lankan Airlines Plane is
scheduled to leave for New Delhi ,India this evening (18)to bring nearly 1000 Sri Lankan Buddhist Pilgrims who are at Dambadiwa ,India the government has announced.

These pilgrims had left for Dambadiwa before implementing the  pilgrim ban according to Ministry Of Buddha Sasana,Cultural Affairs and Religious Affairs .

The Plane carrying the pilgrims Is scheduled to be arrived to Katunayake International Airport before midnight tonight.

Sri Lanka is due to suspend all International Flights arriving in Sri Lanka for a two week period with effect from midnight tonight . 

An Army Officer And A Small Child Are Among Those Tested Positive For Corona Virus

An Army officer and one year and Five
months old child among those 44 corona virus positives identified in Sri Lanka according to Health circles.

The Army officer has engaged in escorting overseas returnees including those who arrived from Italy to the quarantine Centers and believes to be contacted  the virus.

The one year and Five months old child who had tested positive for Corona had arrived from Italy with his parents .His mother also tested positive for the virus it has been revealed.Authorities have taken sputum Samples of  child's father to check whether he too got infected with the virus .

All of them are currently receiving treatment at IDH Hospital, Angoda .

President Has Announced Price Reduction Of Dhal And Canned Fish Amidst Corona Fear During His Address To The Nation

By addressing the Nation yesterday
(17)President Gotabaya Rajapakshe has announced a price reduction of Deal and Canned fish with effect from midnight last night (17)amidst corona virus fear .

Accordingly President Rajapakshe has stated that the price of a Kilo Gramme of Dhal has been reduced to Rs.65 and the price of Canned fish to Rs.100.

He has also stated that the  state banks will halt the business loan repayments for a six month period .

President has urged the public to assist the programme launched by the government to combat the spreading of Corona Virus .

However due to Corona virus threat the Election will not be postponed and go ahead as scheduled he has stressed .Government Cannot maintain without passing a budget and when the government had attempted. To pass a proposal to allocate funds for the state expenditure Opposotion has prevented it president has said .

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Validity Period Of Expired Driving Licences To Be Extended

The Validity period of All driving
licences which expired from 16th of March to 15 th of April will be extended to 30 th of May according to the Motor Traffic Department.

This decision has been taken due to the prevailing situation of the country. 

Validity Period Of Visas Issued To Foreign Tourists In The Country To Be Extended

The Validity period of All types of Visas issued to  foreign
tourists who are currently in Sri Lanka to be extended for a 30 day period as Sri Lanka is limited activities in many sectors to prevent the spreading of Corona Virus according to the Immigration and Emigration Department.

Accordingly The visas of foreign tourists will be extended from 14 th of March to 12 th of April it has been announced .

Those who want to get their visas extended need to go to the visa section of Immigration and Emigration Department at the "Sethsiripaya" "building, Battaramulla on either 08th or 09 th of April  after paying visa fees .

Those who are planning to leave the country can pay the extended visa fees to the Katunayake International Airport before their departure the immigration and Emigration Controller has stated. 

All International Flights Arriving In Sri Lanka To Be Suspended For Two Weeks From Tomorrow

All International Flights arriving in
Sri Lanka are scheduled to be suspended for a two week period with effect from midnight tomorrow night (18) to avoid spreading of Corona Virus here the President's Media Unit has announced today (17).

This decision has been taken during the Anti Corona Task Force Meeting  held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapakshe at President's House in Colombo today .

Earlier in the day Civil Aviation Authority has announced all arrivals from Qatar ,Bahrain and Canada to the country will be suspended with effect from today (1.

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Total Number Of Corona Virus Positives Identified In Sri Lanka Arisen To 44

The total number of Corona virus
positives reported from Sri Lanka had been risen by 15 today (17)from 29 to 44 patients according to the Health Ministry sources.

Among these newly identified Corona virus patients the wife of the Second Sri Lankan Corona virus positive identified here who is  a Tourist guide ,A 25 year old residents of Udugampala who had returned from Qatar, two persons residing in Kelaniya and Marawila and a relative of a Sri Lanka corona virus positive visited Germany.

Most of these patients are being treated at Infectious Diseases Hospital in Angoda according to Ministry.

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278 Sri Lankans Stranded In England Had Been Brought Back To Sri Lanka

A special Sri Lankan Airlines flight carrying 278 Sri lankans stranded in England due to Corona  pandamic had touched down the Katunayak...