Sri Lanka proposed to establish a Regional Knowledge Hub in Colombo in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), to facilitate exchange of lessons learnt from COVID 19 and support countries to build back better.

Speaking at the 76th Session of United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 22, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said although still a developing nation, Sri Lanka has been very successful in its vaccination programme.
Eliyantha White, who was the private doctor of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, has passed away.

He was being treated at a private hospital in Colombo for COVID-19.
Popular singer Umaria Sinhawansa has been arrested by the police.

It is related to an accident that took place near the Rajagiriya flyover.

The accident had taken place at around 5.30 pm today when the car driven by Umaria Sinhawansa had collided with another three-wheeler.
The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 43 COVID deaths for yesterday (22) increasing the total to 4,002.

Among the deceased, 17 females and 26 males were included.

Eight persons, which includes four females and four males between the ages of 30 and 59 were also reported.

Above the age of 60, 35 COVID deaths were reported, which includes 13 females and 22 males.
Another 37 COVID-19 related deaths for 01 July have been reported.

Government Information Department stated that this has been confirmed by Director General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the total number of COVID deaths in Sri Lanka increased to 3,157.
Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana has been promoted to the post of Acting Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police.

He has been promoted with immediate effect.
The Sri Lanka People's Front stated that the Minister in charge of the subject should take the responsibility of increasing fuel prices at a time when the people are under severe pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement issued by the General Secretary of the party Attorney-at-Law Sagara Kariyawasam states that the Minister in charge of the subject should take full responsibility and resign.

The statement stated the party was "deeply concerned" about the government's decision to increase fuel prices and make it more difficult for the public affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) has increased fuel prices with effect from midnight today.

The price of 92 octane petrol increased by Rs. 20 per litre. The price of 95 octane petrol increased by Rs. 23 per litre.
The current travel restrictions have been extended until 21 June.

Accordingly, these travel restrictions will be in effect until 4:00 a.m on Monday the 21 June.
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The Covid variant spreading in India (B.1.617) has been found from an infected person at a Quarantine center in Colombo according to Dr. Chandima Jeewandara.
Protection of trees for the future generation by the headquarters of i panel
The President of the Public Health Inspectors' Association Upul Rohana states that steps should be taken to control the rapidly spreading coronavirus situation in the country by imposing a LOCKDOWN for at least three or four days.

Speaking to the Hiru news team he stated that the suggestion in this regard has already been submitted and it is expected to be discussed with the President at a special meeting to be held this afternoon.
Mrs. World Caroline Jurie and Chula Padmendra were arrested by the Police over the incident at the Mrs Sri Lanka World pageant

Accordingly, they will be produced before the Aluthkade Court (Hulftsdorp).
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