Lankapage Logo CP 21 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* COVID-19 cases in Sri Lankan prisons rise to 617
Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 09:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 21, Colombo: The total number of COVID-19 cases reported from Sri Lankan prisons has risen to 617 after another 63 cases were detected, the Prisons Department said on Saturday (Nov. 21).

Prisons Commissioner Chandana Ekanayake said of the 617 cases recorded, 578 were inmates and 39 were Prison officials.

The highest number of 236 cases were detected at the Welikada Prison.

Meanwhile, 11 inmates of the Boossa Prison have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, said Dr. Venura K. Singarachchi, the regional epidemiologist of the Galle District. The 11 detainees have been transferred to the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center.

It has been decided to use indigenous medicine to control the spreading of coronavirus in prisons. Accordingly, measures will be taken to cultivate the needed raw materials for medicines in the vicinity of prisons, State Minister of Prison Reforms and Prisoners Rehabilitation Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle has said, according to Neth News.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka’s Colombo-based inflation 4.1 percent in November 2020
-- [1 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka’s first ever virtual cabinet meeting held today
-- [16 minutes ago]
Central Bank withdraws appointment of Natwealth Securities Limited as a Primary Dealer
-- [45 minutes ago]
MP Sudarshini Fernandopulle gets new State Ministry portfolio
-- [57 minutes ago]
Second Report of the Committee on Public Finance on 2021 Budget to be presented in Parliament Wednesday
-- [1 hour and 19 minutes ago]
Japan supports the project for improving facilities of special needs children’s center in Buttala
-- [1 hour and 35 minutes ago]
Sampath Bank offers attractive loan facilities for commercial and residential solar power projects
-- [1 hour and 48 minutes ago]
JKH’s OCTAVE: Integrating advanced analytics with front-line business decisions
-- [1 hour and 51 minutes ago]
CMA CGM vessels do maiden relay transshipment at the Hambantota International Port
Opposition Leader calls for commission on Mahara prison incident

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.