Sri Lanka bans travellers from India with immediate effect

The Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday said that travellers from India will not be allowed to disembark in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka imposes travel restrictions on air passenger arrivals for two weeks

This limitation will be effective from Monday (May 3) morning for 14 days. All airlines have been informed about this decision, according to the Civil Aviation Authority 

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Watch: Ultra-infectious new COVID-19 strain detected in Sri Lanka, can remain airborne for up to 60 minutes

So far, the coronavirus has claimed 642 lives in Sri Lanka, along with 100,586 confirmed infections, according to Johns Hopkins University

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Sri Lanka seeks $17 million from Greek ship owner over oil spill

The New Diamond vessel was travelling from Kuwait to India with 270,000 tonnes of crude oil on board in September when a fire broke out as it passed Sri Lanka's east coast

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Sri Lanka planning to host BIMSTEC summit in August

While the authorities are hoping to conduct the summit offline, the final decision will be taken considering the coronavirus pandemic

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Sri Lanka's forced cremation on Muslim population during COVID is human rights violation: UN

Sri Lanka has been accused of human rights violation and the UN has asked the South Asian country to stop forced cremations

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Sri Lankan health minister, who once endorsed sorcery, tests positive for Covid-19

Pavithra Wanniarachchi had publically consumed and endorsed a magic potion, later revealed to contain honey and nutmeg, manufactured by a sorcerer who claimed it worked as a life-long inoculation…

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Sri Lanka: People test positive for coronavirus after consuming 'miracle potion'

Bandara, who was hailed by the pro-government media houses, had claimed he had received this syrup's formula directly from a Hindu goddess, Kali

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Sri Lanka to continue to cremate Muslim Covid-19 victims despite uproar

The announcement came despite a government-appointed expert committee noting this week that while it felt cremations were safest, burials could be allowed under strict conditions.

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Jaishankar visits Sri Lanka as island faces economic crisis

Jaishankar is on a two-day visit and he will be holding bilateral talks with his counterpart, as well as the Rajapaksa brothers

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Sri Lanka to cremate Muslim COVID-19 victims despite objections

Families have refused to claim the bodies in protest over the government’s policy of cremation, which is forbidden under Islamic law.

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Sri Lanka frees prisoners after pandemic sparks deadly jail riot

Rajapaksa meanwhile sacked Prison Reforms Minister Sudharshini Fernandopulle and shifted her to a new ministry dealing with the pandemic.

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Sri Lanka faces challenging times due to breakdown of key PCR machine

The island nation has so far recorded 10,663 COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths due to the disease.

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Pompeo to hold talks with Lankan leadership during two-day Colombo visit

Pompeo arrived in India on Monday along with Defence Secretary Mark T Esper for the third edition of the US-India 2+2 dialogue with their counterparts in New Delhi.

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Sri Lanka shuts Parliament after case detected, patients surpass 7,000

As the number of cases of coronavirus continues to rise in Sri Lanka, authorities in the country increased the coronavirus-related curfew zones to 56 police divisions on Sunday, to check the virus…

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