Former Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa called on the government to provide a parcel of food items free of charge to families that have no income source due to the present crisis caused by the novel Coronavirus.
Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ravi Karunanayake says the UNP has decided to extend its unconditional support to the government to fight the COVID-19 virus at a time where the virus has dealt a severe blow to countries around the world, both economically and socially.
Former Sri Lanka captain and the President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Kumar Sangakkara has said he is currently in self-quarantine, following the Sri Lankan government's guidelines for those recently returning from Europe, which has now become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sri Lanka’s President failed to heed a written warning that he should act to prevent panic over the COVID 19 virus in a high security prison where two inmates were shot dead in a riot triggered by rumours.
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has no intention or the capacity to obtain a two-thirds majority in Parliament, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Pavithra Wanniarachchi said.
Sri Lanka has been warned that the government’s failure to rein in Buddhist extremist groups enjoying impunity while unleashing violence against minorities, threatens to propel the country into a vicious cycle of ethnic-religious violence.
Failure to take advantage of the decreasing crude oil prices in the world market and pass the benefit to the public by reducing the prices in the domestic market has allowed the Indian Oil Company (IOC) to amass billions of rupees in additional profits.
A tense situation was reported in and around Ananda College in Colombo after the child of the first Sri Lankan to contract the COVID-19 virus was revealed to be a grade 12 student of the aforementioned school.
Former Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is currently the Minister of Finance, has the legal responsibility to release to the public a Pre-Election Budgetary Position Report containing information on the fiscal position of the country before March 23, 2020.