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Arrivals from Middle Eastern countries no longer restricted: CAASL

Passenger arrival restrictions imposed on Middle Eastern countries has been lifted from today, the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka said (CAASL). Accordingly, the decision was taken based on the instructions received from the Ministry of Health and the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO). The CAASL yesterday issued a statement stating that anyone with a travel …

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Passengers from Gulf temporarily banned

The National Operations Centre for the Prevention of the COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) has decided to temporarily ban passengers from Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait. Cabinet was today briefed on the decision to temporarily ban passengers from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The National Operations Centre for the Prevention of the COVID-19 Outbreak had reached …

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Deadline for accepting Grade 1 admissions for 2022 extended till July 31

The due date of accepting the applications from children to Grade One for the Year 2022 has been extended until July 31, the Education Ministry Secretary Prof. Kapila Perera said. The announcement was made following a media brefing held at the Ministry, a short while ago. As a result, the deadline for submitting applications for Grade One for the academic …

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AG authorizes ban of 11 Islamic Organizations

Attorney General Dappula De Livera has authorized the Proscription of eleven Islamic Organisations connected to extremist activities, AG’s Coordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne. The organisations to be banned are as follows: 1. United Thawheed Jamma ‘ath – UTJ2. Ceylon Thawheed Jamma ‘ath – CTJ3. Srilanka Thawheed Jamma ‘ath – SLTJ4. All Ceylon Thawheed Jamma ‘ath – ACTJ5. Ja miyathu …

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Six vaccination centres allocated in Colombo this week

Colombo, March 23 (Daily Mirror) – The Colombo Municipal Council yesterday said it had allocated six centers in Colombo this week where those above the age of 60 years can receive the anti COVID19 Astra Zeneca jabs. Chief Medical Officer of the CMC, Dr. Ruwan Wijemuni told Daily Mirror that the vaccination programme will exclusively be administered to those above …

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