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* Sri Lanka reports 15 more COVID-19 deaths Sunday, toll exceeds 800

May 09 (CP) Colombo- The Director General of Health Services Sunday confirmed 15 deaths that occurred from May 06 to May 09 due to Covid-19 virus infection. The total number of deaths due to Covid-19 infection in Sri Lanka is 801 by now.
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* South African national arrested at Sri Lanka airport with 2 kilos of cocaine

May 09 (CP) Colombo- A South African national who had smuggled 2 kilos and 29 grams of cocaine into Sri Lanka has been arrested by the Sri Lanka Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake.
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* Sri Lanka records highest coronavirus daily death toll Saturday raising the toll to 786

May 08 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka reported its highest ever single-day death toll from COVID-19 on Saturday (May 08) with 22 deaths raising the overall death toll to 786. The Director General of Health Services Saturday confirmed 22 deaths caused by Covid-19 virus infection from May 02 up to today.
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* 21 GN Divisions in five Districts newly Isolated

May 08 (CP) Colombo- General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army, Head of the National Operations Center for Prevention of Covid 19 outbreak, announced that 08 Grama Niladhari (GN) Divisions in Colombo and Galle Districts and 13 GN divisions in Gampaha, Kalutara and Jaffna Districts have been designated as isolated areas with effect from 05.00 AM and 06.30 AM Saturday respectively.
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* Sri Lanka Navy seizes 235 kilos of Kerala cannabis in Kalpitiya

May 08 (CP) Colombo- During a special operation conducted in the northwestern and western waters of the island on Friday (07), Sri Lanka Navy seized 235 kg of Kerala cannabis being smuggled into the country from India.
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* Another 13 GN Divisions in three districts isolated

May 08 (CP) Colombo- General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army, Head of the National Operations Center for Prevention of Covid 19 outbreak, Saturday announced that following Grama Niladhari Divisions in Gampaha, Kalutara and Jaffna districts have been designated as isolated areas with immediate effect.
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* Sri Lanka reports 19 more COVID-19 deaths Friday, toll rises to 764

May 07 (CP) Colombo- The Director General of Health Services confirmed 19 deaths caused by Covid-19 virus infection Friday. The total number of deaths due to Covid-19 infection in Sri Lanka is 764 by now.
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* Police arrest 436 for violating COVID regulations

May 07 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested 436 people for violating the COVID regulations in the last 24 hours ending at 6.00 am Friday (07), Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. They have been arrested for failing to wear face masks and maintain social distancing, DIG Ajith Rohana said.
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* Six caught for stealing iPhones sent via courier

May 09 (DM) Police have arrested six suspects, including three supervisors of a leading courier service in connection with a robbery of iPhone mobile phones being sent to Sri Lanka via air cargo from abroad. Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said around 19 iPhones have been stolen in this manner since last January.
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* 28,000 community police officers to keep neighbourhood watch

May 09 (ST) A Community Police contingent of 28,000 is to work out of Grama Niladari offices rather than Police stations to resolve minor neighbourhood disputes and counsel wayward youth before issues escalate into bigger proportions, according to the Government’s newest plan to nip local-level problems in the bud.
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* Cook dies after falling into cooking pot

May 08 (DN) A 41-year-old Cook employed at a hotel in Jaffna has died after falling into a large cooking pot filled with boiling Salmon curry, which he was preparing. Rasiah Theepankumar who was suffering from epilepsy had died after he suffered a seizure and fell into the boiling pot filled with the salmon curry.
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* Sri Lanka frees 86 Indian fishermen

May 07 (DN) Eighty-six Indian fishermen, detained for about 10 hours by Sri Lankan Navy personnel on charges of crossing waters while fishing in the Palk Straits, were let off on Wednesday. According to reports, 86 fishermen from Pamban and other hamlets had ventured into the sea on May 3 in 11 boats.
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* Sri Lanka sets a new record of over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases in a single day

May 09 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Sunday set a new record with the number of daily Covid-19 infections exceeding 2,500 for the first time since the epidemic began. According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 2,672 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday. According to the Epidemiology Unit report at 8:25 pm Saturday, a total of 125,906 COVID-19 cases have been reported
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* 21 GN divisions in Ratnapura and Nuwara Eliya Districts isolated with immediate effect from today

May 09 (CP) Colombo- General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army, Head of the National Operations Center for Prevention of Covid 19 outbreak, on Sunday (May 09) announced that 20 Grama Niladhari (GN) Divisions in Ratnapura District and one GN division in Nuwara Eliya District have been designated as isolated areas with immediate effect.
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* Coronavirus update: 1,896 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 123,234

May 08 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,914 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday. Among the positive cases identified Saturday are, 1890 associates of the New Year COVID-19 cluster and 06 foreign arrivals.
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* Sri Lanka Army constructs 1200-bed hospital in Seeduwa for COVID-19 patients

May 08 (CP) Colombo- Construction of a 1200-bed hospital with all state-of-the-art health facilities by Sri Lanka Army in Seeduwa for the benefit of the COVID patients is nearing completion.
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* Police arrest 617 persons for violating quarantine rules

May 08 (CP) Colombo- Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana stated that 617 persons were arrested for violating the quarantine rules yesterday (07) and 342 of them were arrested in Colombo. Police Spokesman said it was the highest number of arrests made in a single day since October 30.
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* Coronavirus update: 1914 new COVID-19 cases identified Friday, total rises to 121,338

May 07 (CP) Colombo- According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 1,914 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Friday. Among the positive cases identified Friday are, 1889 associates of the New Year COVID-19 cluster and 25 foreign arrivals.
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* STF arrest drug dealer with Rs. 20 million worth ‘ice’ and ‘hash’

May 07, Colombo: The Police Special Task Force (STF) arrested a 23-year-old suspect with 2.2 kilograms of methamphetamine, also called ‘ice’ during a raid carried out by in the Bloemendhal area in Colombo. Following interrogation of the suspect, the STF have seized 4 .527 kilograms of hash
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* 12 more GN Divisions in three districts isolated, isolation lifted in 4 GN divisions

May 07 (CP) Colombo- General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army, Head of the National Operations Center for Prevention of Covid 19 outbreak, Friday announced that following Grama Niladhari Divisions in Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts have been designated as isolated areas with immediate effect.
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* Police round up unmasked persons in public spaces in Colombo

May 09 (Island) With the alarming spike in Covid-19 infections across the country, Police on Friday launched an operation in Colombo to round up unmasked persons in public spaces. Police said that 85 people taken into custody were initially taken to the Bo-tree junction in Pettah
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* Drunken motorist runs over OIC

May 09 (SO) The Officer-in -Charge of the Traffic Division at the Ampara Police Station was yesterday left in a life-threatening condition in hospital after he was run over by a speeding drunken motorist.
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* Number of Indian poachers increasing, say local fishers

May 07 (Island) More than 20 Indian fishing vessels poaching in the Sri Lankan waters off Kachchathiv Island on Wednesday evening had fled when the Navy arrived, Jaffna fishing association said yesterday.
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