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SL continues near decade-long stagnation on Corruption Perceptions Index

Sri Lanka remains stagnant on the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) compiled by Transparency International (TI), the global movement against corruption.

Compulsory cremation of COVID-19 bodies cannot continue, say UN experts

UN human rights experts today urged the Sri Lankan Government to end its policy of forced cremation of the COVID-19 deceased, saying it ran contrary to the beliefs of Muslims and other minorities in the country, and could foment existing prejudices, intolerance and violence.

SL Indigenous Medicine Confederation calls on Govt. to legalise use of cannabis

The Sri Lanka Indigenous Medicine Confederation yesterday called on the government to legalise the use of cannabis to promote indigenous medicine.

Supply of Indian manufactured vaccines to neighbouring countries to begin Jan.20

India will begin the supply of its COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from 20 January 2021. In respect of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Mauritius, India is awaiting their confirmation of necessary regulatory clearances.

President opens Southeast Asia's largest tyre manufacturing facility

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa declared open Southeast Asia's largest tyre manufacturing facility Ferentino Tyre (Pvt) Ltd at Horana today.

British Resident in Sri Lanka awarded a British Empire Medal for services to animal welfare

Samantha Green, Chief Executive Officer of Dogstar Foundation who began her work in Sri Lanka in 2005 has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her services to animal welfare.

U.S Donates Mobile Testing Unit to Fight COVID-19 in Moneragala

The United States donated a mobile testing unit to the Regional Health Services in Moneragala, received by Dr. B.M.C. Dasanayaka, as part of the effort to fight COVID-19 in Sri Lanka and protect lives through early detection.