August 1, 2021 06:59 pmThe Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 67 more COVID-19 related fatalities that have occurred yesterday (July 31). The new development has pushed the official death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 4,508. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the new victims confirmed today include 31 females and 36 males. One of them is aged below 30 years, ten victims are between 30-59 years and the remaining 56 are aged 60 and above.
August 01, 2021 13:30 UTC
The officials of the Gonahena Special Task Force (STF) camp have cracked a racket stealing fuel from vehicles used at the construction site of the Central Expressway. It has been revealed that the suspects had been involved in the smuggling of fuel from the vehicles utilized by the Chinese construction company for a long time. Along with the suspects, a bowser filled with fuel, and 5 other trucks have been seized by the STF. The arrestees are residents of Uva Pelwatta, Kadawatha, Veyangoda, Bandaragama, Dehiattakandiya, and Matara, aged 24, 25, 40, 46, 47, and 50 years. The suspects and seized property have been handed over to the Veyangoda Police for onward investigations.
August 01, 2021 12:33 UTC
COLOMBO (News 1st); Former Sri Lanka cricketer Avishka Gunawardana in a recent statement to the media says his 24-year unblemished career, remains unblemished and unscarred, with his name in the clear. The statement from his laywers was released on the 29th of July as disciplinary proceedings against Gunawardana reached a close. In May 2021, an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal has unanimously cleared former Sri Lanka player Avishka Gunawardene of two charges against him under the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code, allowing him to resume participation in cricket with immediate effect. Gunawardene was charged with:Article 2.1.4 – Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1. Avishka Gunawardana in the statement said these charges were brought at a time when he was at the top of his career, a career that had been progressing swiftly in preceding years up to that point.
August 01, 2021 12:00 UTC
Sky News has been banned from uploading videos to YouTube for seven days (stock image)If the broadcaster receives three warnings within 90 days, the channel will be permanently removed from YouTube. 'We do allow for videos that have sufficient countervailing context, which the violative videos did not provide.' Sky News Australia says it 'expressly rejects' that any of its hosts ever denied the existence of Covid-19. The Sky News Australia YouTube channel has published more than 20,000 videos over the past year. New South Wales reported 239 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday.
August 01, 2021 12:00 UTC
August 1, 2021 04:39 pmThe Ministry of Health says that another 1,792 patients who were being treated for COVID-19 have been discharged after completing their recovery. This increases the country’s coronavirus recoveries to 278,910. Sri Lanka has thus far confirmed a total of 308,839 positive cases of Covid-19 while 25,488 patients infected with the virus are currently under medical care. The death toll due to the virus currently stands at 4,441.
August 01, 2021 11:03 UTC
August 1, 2021 by Aazam Ameen No CommentsGeneral Manager of Sri Lanka Railways Dhammika Jayasundara stated that train services between the provinces will commence from tomorrow (02). This decision is in line with the measures taken to resume public transport services between provinces as public servants have been asked to return for duty as per usual. Meanwhile, inter-provincial bus services resumed from today (August 01). The operation of buses on the Southern Expressway also commenced this morning. However, employees of bus services claim that there is a considerable shortage of passengers.
August 01, 2021 10:52 UTC
August 1, 2021 by Revatha No CommentsA leading national cricketer, probably the most controversial one in recent years for his appalling disciplinary conduct, is now contemplating on retiring from the game for good and migrate to U.S.A., following past week’s developments in Sri Lanka cricket, highly-placed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sources revealed yesterday (31 July).
August 01, 2021 10:02 UTC
Dhammika SudarshanaIt is unlikely that current Sri Lanka (SL) Batting Coach Grant Flower is to remain in his position for another term. As his term is to be over later this year, along with that of Head Coach Mickey Arthur, there is going to be three leading contenders to Flower’s post: Avishka Gunawardene, Dhammika Sudarshana, and Naveed Nawaz. As Nawaz’s name has already created some discontent within the team itself, former Richmond College Coach Sudarshana is more likely to fill in Flower’s shoes, out of the remaining two, insiders told the Sunday Morning Sports. Mind you, how many Richmondites are there in the current national squad?
August 01, 2021 09:56 UTC
Australia / 10 / 3 / 14 / 27* Yupun fails to reach personal bestSri Lanka’s Yupun Abeykoon runs on the lane from left in his men’s 100 m heats at Tokyo 2020 Olympics yesterday (31 July). Photo courtesy SLRCSri Lanka’s Yupun Abeykoon finished sixth in men’s 100 m third heat yesterday (31 July) at Tokyo 2020 Olympics. yesterday was below his personal best … Abeykoon was the only Sri Lankan to achieve direct qualification standards for Tokyo 2020. The Italy-based sprinter was also the only Sri Lankan male track and field athlete to compete at the Olympics this time. Meanwhile fellow American Katie Ledecky won the 800 m freestyle gold for the third successive Olympics.
August 01, 2021 09:33 UTC
By Faaez Samadi For MailonlinePublished: 04:44 EDT, 1 August 2021 | Updated: 04:49 EDT, 1 August 2021American Xander Schauffele took the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics golf while Chinese Taipei's Pan Cheng Tsung took bronze after a thrilling seven-way play-off. The first four play-off golfers - USA's Morikawa, Chinese Taipei's Pan, Chile's Mito Pereira and Colombia's Juan Sebastian Munoz - all scored par on the first sudden death hole. They all held par to move to a third sudden death hole to find a bronze medal winner. Chinese Taipei's Pan then equalled the American with his own second shot landing similarly close to the pin. The final play-off hole was between Morikawa and Pan.
August 01, 2021 09:00 UTC
Measures have been taken to resume public transport services between the provinces with the public servants being called to work as per usual from tomorrow (August 02). However, bus and train services will be operated with the intention of providing transport facilities only to those who leave for work. Meanwhile, inter-provincial bus services resumed from today (August 01). However, employees of bus services claim that there is a considerable shortage of passengers. Long-distance buses resumed operations from Kandy this morning, as per Ada Derana regional correspondent.
August 01, 2021 08:48 UTC
The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulated the Sri Lankan government for once again administering a record number of over 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines in a single day on Friday (July 30). In a statement on its official Twitter account, the WHO said by administering such a large number of vaccines in a single day, the government had achieved an impressive milestone. Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a statement said Sri Lanka had marked a new record by vaccinating over 500,000 people within a day thanks to the dedication of the Health Ministry and the tri forces. Furthermore, people have also been administered the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, and Sputnik V vaccines in the country. Another day with 500,000+ #vaccinated!
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Preparation of a new development plan for the Katana electorate to regularize the lives of the people, Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle, State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and Covid Disease Control participated in the preliminary ground survey of the development plan. The land survey required for the implementation of the new development plan was carried out and the proposed preliminary plan was also discussed. A housing complex with facilities near Katana PoliceA Jogging Track with a Tourist Attraction on 04 Acres of Land in the Pillawatta Lake Area at Andiambalama. Development of market area at Katana Kebellagas JunctionFormer Western Provincial Councilor Mr. Ananda Harischandra, Chairman of the KatunayakeSeeduwa Urban Council Mr. Chamith Nishantha, Chairman of the Katana Pradeshiya Sabha Mr. Nanda Wijeratne, Katana Divisional Secretary Ms.Priyanka Kodithuwakku, Western Provincial Director of the Urban Development Authority Mr. A.M.M. Nissanka, Head of the Gampaha Urban Development Authority Deputy Director Ms. Rupa Ranjani and several others were present at this occasion.