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Sri Lanka-born researcher appointed to U.S. National Cancer Advisory Board
A leading Johns Hopkins cancer researcher Dr. Ashani Weeraratna, who is of Sri Lankan origin, has been appointed by U.S. President Joe Biden to serve as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board.
18 Sep 2021 (12:42 PM)
Advisory issued for thundershowers and severe lightning
The Department of Meteorology issued an advisory today (Sep. 18) for thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning in Northern, North-central and Eastern provinces.
18 Sep 2021 (5:36 PM)
Sri Lanka exceeds 12,000 total COVID-related deaths
The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 84 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Friday (Sep. 17).
18 Sep 2021 (7:36 PM)
50 percent of Sri Lanka s population fully vaccinated against COVID-19
The total number of people in Sri Lanka who received both doses of their respective COVID-19 vaccine has reached 10,968,195 on Friday (Sep. 17).
18 Sep 2021 (11:16 AM)
1,530 new COVID cases added to total count
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says 1,530 more people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (September 18).
18 Sep 2021 (7:24 PM)
Navy foils another heroin smuggling attempt, apprehends 9 foreign nationals
The Navy has taken hold of a large volume of heroin, thwarting another attempt to smuggle in narcotics to Sri Lanka.
18 Sep 2021 (10:33 AM)