Sri Lanka real-time news

Stay apart and bring a pen: Sri Lanka goes to the polls during pandemic (source — 05/08/2020 06:13:53

Rajapaksa expected to dominate elections held five months after president Gotabaya Rajapaksa sacked parliamentary assembly Sri Lankans have begun voting in parliamentary elections twice delayed by the...

'Our culture, our home': COVID lockdown claims refugee-run restaurant (source — 20/07/2020 01:30:00

Tamil Feasts, the Brunswick restaurant inspired by asylum seekers’ passion for cooking Sri Lankan food in detention, has become a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Coronavirus spreader’ speaks out after being blamed for infecting 1,100 people (source — 17/07/2020 21:08:24

Government officials have claimed him responsible for nearly half of Sri Lanka's Covid-19 infections.

Coronavirus: Sri Lanka's 'patient 206' speaks out after being blamed for nearly half of country's cases (source — 15/07/2020 13:37:11

33-year-old rickshaw driver says his drug addiction made him a 'convenient scapegoat'

Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global cases; 250,000 in Manila to return to lockdown (source — 13/07/2020 13:21:27

Cases rise by over 230,000 worldwide in 24 hours; Florida cases increase by record total for a US state; Brazil cases near 2mGlobal report: WHO reveals fresh record rise in cases worldwideImmunity to ...

Coronavirus funerals: Sri Lanka's Muslims decry forced cremation (source — 05/07/2020 03:04:56

Sri Lankan authorities insist on cremation for coronavirus victims. Some Muslims says its discrimination.

On World Vitiligo Day, 3 Young British Asians Show Their Skin Some Love (source — 25/06/2020 15:23:55

We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.Thousands of people are taking to social media for Worl...

Sri Lanka holds coronavirus-proof test vote ahead of election (source — 14/06/2020 19:32:42

Voters wear face masks and observe social distancing in queues to prepare for a general election.

We Adopted So-Called 'Hard To Place' Children. They're Not Hard To Love (source — 14/06/2020 08:00:05

We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.More than twice as many children in England are waiting for ...

India postpone Sri Lanka tour over COVID-19 fears (source — 12/06/2020 00:28:30

Virat Kohli and his men were scheduled to play three one-day matches and as many T20 internationals in Sri Lanka later this month.

Helpful information

How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
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Coronavirus symptoms
Common symptoms:
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties
In more severe cases:
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Death