The Director General of Health Services has confirmed that there were another 82 deaths due to covid infection yesterday.
Another 82 covid infected deaths were reported yesterday
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has called for the immediate removal of all essential food items currently stored at the port.
Immediately remove the essential food items that have been piled up in the port for a long time - PM
A covid doctor who was receiving treatment at the Karapitiya Hospital has died.
Another doctor died of covid infection
The importers said that about 1,300 containers of imported goods were stuck in the Colombo port.
1,300 containers of essential goods are stuck in ports
The Commissioner General of the Department of Examinations stated that 75% of the candidates who sat for the GCE Ordinary Level Examination have qualified for the Advanced Level.
According to the GCE O/L results, 75% of the students have qualified for the A/L
The young man complained to the police that he had to enter his room with his new bride with the help of a ladder as his parents had locked the door of the house in protest of the marriage.
A newly married couple in Ampara enter the house using a ladder
The Ministry of Education has officially stated that it is ready to start schools in four phases.
It has been decided to start schools in four phases
Following the end of the curfew, a new set of guidelines has been issued for the implementation of public transport.
A new set of guidelines has been issued for public transport
The anti-covid vaccination program for children commenced today at the Lady Ridgeway Children 's Hospital, Colombo.
The vaccination of school children started from today
Specialist Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya said that schools should be reopened as soon as possible.
Schools should be reopened as soon as possible - Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya
The Mount Lavinia Municipal Council recently imported 1,200 eco-friendly low cost cardboard coffins to Vietnam.
Cardboard coffins made in Sri Lanka are exported to Vietnam
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the island today as well.
The Minister of Transport says that a relief package will be given to private bus owners who are facing problems due to covid from next week.
A concession to bus owners who are facing problems due to covid from next week
Russia has decided to increase the number of flights between Sri Lanka and Russia.
Increase the number of flights between Russia and Sri Lanka
The results of the 2020 GCE Ordinary Level Examination will be released in two weeks.
GCE O/L results will be released in two weeks
The US Food and Drugs Administration has approved a third dose of Pfizer injection for people over 65 years of age.
Pfizer third dose is given to Americans over 65 years of age
Sri Lanka's exports will grow in August 2021.
Exports grew in August this year
The World Health Organization (WHO) says air pollution levels are high.
7 million people die each year due to air pollution
The government is considering extending the visas of foreign investors.
Foreign investor visas extended
Statements have been recorded from two teachers over an alleged incident in which teachers who teach online methodology were threatened.
The law applies to those who threaten teachers who teach online
In accordance with health instructions, bookstores are allowed to open during the curfew period.
Permission has been granted to open bookstores during the curfew
Another 443 people have been diagnosed with covid infection since yesterday.
Decrease in the number of daily covid infections
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has called on the United Nations and the international community to intervene to protect the Buddhist heritage of Afghanistan.
Request to the President to protect the Buddhist heritage in Afghanistan
Dullas Alahapperuma said that he personally thought that the punishment given to Ranjan Ramanayake was too severe.
Punishment given to Ranjan is too severe - Dullas Alahapperuma
Dr. Eliyantha White, who was receiving treatment for covid infection at a private hospital in Colombo, died yesterday.
Dr. Eliyantha White, who was infected with Covid, has passed away
Schools are set to reopen in the middle of next month on health advice.
Schools to reopen next month
There will be showers in several areas today as well.
A retired judge is to be appointed to conduct a natural investigation into the recent incidents at Welikada and Anuradhapura prisons.
A retired judge will be appointed to investigate prison cases
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is scheduled to address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly today.
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa addresses the UN General Assembly today
The highest number of covid infections reported yesterday was from the Kalutara district.
Kalutara has the highest number of covid infections reported yesterday