Wimala Amaradeva passes away!

Wimala Amaradeva, wife of the late Maestro Pandith W.D. Amaradeva has passed away at the age of 87. She was ailing from heart disease and has had a fall this evening and rushed to the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) in Colombo. She was pronounced dead after being admitted to the hospital, her son […]

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SL, PM said, Pakistan is our close and genuine friend

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who called Pakistan a close and genuine friend said he discussed with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan about the enhancement of bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade and other areas such as defence, science and technology. Making remarks to the media at the joint press conference, he said there was […]

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Pakistan Prime Minister arrives(pic)

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in the country a short while ago on a two day-visit. During his visit, the Prime Minister will hold talks with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The meeting is aimed at promoting bilateral trade and investment between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Sri Lanka currently […]

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Easter Sunday terror attacks: Cardinal, seeking an impartial investigation into a consignment of swords.

The writ application filed by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith seeking an impartial investigation into a consignment of swords allegedly imported to the country following the Easter Sunday terror attacks has been fixed for support. The order was issued by Appeals Court President, Justice Arjuna Obeysekara and Justice Mayadunne Corea. Accordingly, the Cardinal’s writ application […]

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Army Commander:No decision to lock down the country

While denying reports that the country would be placed under lock down in the wake of new COVID-19 variant being detected in several areas in the country, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said appropriate actions would be taken as per the advise of health authorities. He told media that they were currently studying the situation and […]

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USJ researchers detected rapidly transmissible SARS-CoV2 UK variant in Sri Lanka by genome sequencing studies

Sequencing of 92 SARS-CoV2 viruses received in our laboratory from January to 1st week of February 2021 was carried out by the Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology Unit, Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sequencing was carried out from viruses from Colombo, Avissawella, Ingiriya, Biyagama, Wattala, Mathugama, Mannar, Vavuniya and from those […]

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