• Capacity to accommodate oxygen dependent patients has reached tipping point: AMS - August 3, 2021

    With the delta variant being commonly detected and a disturbingly exponential rise in the number of oxygen dependent patients, the Association of Medical Specialists (AMS) noted that Sri Lanka’s capacity to accommodate critical Covid-19 patients has reached a “virtual” tipping point. “With the increasing demand for oxygen, it will be[…]

  • Basil relaxes import regulations on chelated minerals and micronutrients - August 3, 2021

    As per Gazette number 2238/45 of July 2021, Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa has relaxed regulations on the import of chelated minerals and micronutrients for fertilisation purposes. Accordingly, nitrogenous mineral or chemical fertilisers, phosphatic mineral or chemical fertilisers, potassic mineral or chemical fertilisers and mineral or chemical fertilisers containing a combination[…]

  • SL forces allegedly open fire on fishermen off India’s Kodiyakarai coast - August 3, 2021

    Sri Lankan armed forces allegedly fired upon a group of Nagapattinam fishers when they were fishing near Kodiyakarai on Sunday evening (01), The New Indian Express reports. E Kalaiselvan, a 33-year-old trawler boat driver from Akkaraipettai, is still shocked that he survived a bullet to his head. He was allegedly[…]

  • Sri Lanka to play World Cup qualifiers in Abu Dhabi! - August 3, 2021

          By Revatha S. Silva The Group ‘A’ matches of the forthcoming International cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup –featuring Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, and Namibia– are likely to take place in Abu Dhabi. The Indian media, quoting the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said[…]

  • Former directors of ETI Finance arrested for Rs. 7 billion in misappropriation released - August 3, 2021

    By order of the Colombo High Court today (03), four former Directors of Edirisinghe Trust Investments (ETI) Finance Limited were released over the Rs. 7 billion misappropriation case. The directors are –   Nalaka Edirisinghe Jeewaka Edirisinghe Anjalee Edirisinghe Asanka Edirisinghe   The court served all four directors with indictments[…]

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