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Continuing the ongoing efforts for repatriation of Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka ,an Indian Naval Ship INS Jalashwa will make a voyage to Tuticorin from Colombo Port on 01st June 2020.

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has temporarily closed until further notice.

Social distancing and other guidelines issued to prevent the spread of the coronavirus will continue well into next year.

The coronavirus continues to be under control in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry said yesterday.

The routine Media interaction at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) at Rajagiriya took place yestarday afternoon (20), headed by Mrs Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medical Services, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Medical Specialist, Dr Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services.

A group of 20 Muslim associations have written to Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchchi expressing serious concern on the continuation of the mandatory cremation of bodies of persons who succumb to COVID-19 and called on the Minister to rescind the Gazette notification issued on 31 March which made the practice mandatory.

Holding the Parliamentary Election on 20 June is practically not possible given the public health situation in the country, the Election Commission informed the Supreme Court yesterday.

India's High Commission in Colombo has announced undergraduate courses for meritorious Sri Lankan students to study in India in Undergraduate Courses in MBBS, BDS, BE, B.Tech, B.Pharmacy & B.Arch under the Self Financing Scheme for the academic year 2020-21 .

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that he would not hesitate to withdraw Sri Lanka from any international organization that continued to make baseless allegations and harass Sri Lankan security forces.

Staff of the Finance Ministry and General Treasury have donated part of their May salaries to the Widows and Orphans Fund. A statement from the Department of Government Information said, Treasury Secretary S.R. Attygalle has donated 50% of his salary and other officers between 25% and 10% and general employees a day’s pay.

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