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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)
Navy seizes nearly 150kg of heroin in recent operation off southern coast
The large volume of heroin seized during the most recent naval operation in the international seas off the southern coast of the island weighs nearly 150 kilograms, Sri Lanka Navy revealed.
18 Sep 2021 (1:01 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)
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)
Contact numbers introduced to receive public complaints on mobile vendors
Two contact numbers have been introduced for the general public to submit complaints about mobile vendors selling vegetables at unreasonably high prices when rates have seen a drop at economic centres.
18 Sep 2021 (5:12 PM)
Plans afoot to reopen universities soon
The Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) says plans are afoot to fully vaccinate all the members of the academic and non-academic staff of the Sri Lanka University system against COVID-19, in a bid to reopen the universities soon.
18 Sep 2021 (8:09 PM)