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Last Updated = Fri, Apr 10, 2020, 12:11 am SL Time

* Special investigation to find 49 more suspected of contracting COVID-19

Apr 09 (CP) Colombo- The Police headquarters has launched a special investigation to find out about 49 individuals suspected of contracting COVID-19 coronavirus. The police headquarters has informed all police stations that their whereabouts and information should be uncovered within 24 hours.
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* Coronavirus Update: Only one COVID-19 case reported in Sri Lanka in last 24 hours

Apr 09 (CP) Colombo- The number of total confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka has risen to 190 according to the Health Promotion Bureau report released at 6 pm Thursday.
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* Curfew update: Curfew to continue in five districts and Ratnapura & Pelmadulla

Apr 09 (CP) Colombo- The curfew imposed in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High Risk Zones and Ratnapura and Pelmadulla police divisions in Ratnapura district will continue until further notice.
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* Sri Lanka curfew update: Government urges public to limit Avurudu traditions to family members

Apr 08 (CP) Colombo- The curfew imposed in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High Risk Zones will continue until further notice.
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* Police arrest 1,815 people for violating curfew in last 24 hours

Apr 08 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,815 people in the 24 hours ended at 06:00 am today (08th April), for violating the curfew. The police also seized 595 vehicles for traveling without a permit during the curfew.
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* Unpardonable Pardon

Apr 09 (Statesman) While worldwide attention remains focussed on the Covid-19 pandemic, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has granted pardon to a Sri Lankan soldier Sunil Ratnayake on death row for the massacre of eight internally displaced Tamils, including a five-year-old girl child and two teenagers, in Mirusuvil village in the Northern Province in December 2000.
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* Three arrested over assault on sub-postmaster

Apr 08 (Times) Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the assault on the sub-postmaster of the Rukmalpitiya sub-post office yesterday. Police Media Unit stated that three individuals who had allegedly come on motorbikes had assaulted the victim at about 3,00pm yesterday
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* Sri Lanka’s NCPA, UNICEF gravely concerned over increase in child cruelty cases since start of COVID-19 curfew

Apr 09 (CP) Colombo- The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the National Child Protection Agency (NCPA) are gravely concerned by the dramatic rise in the proportion of child cruelty cases reported to the 1929 child helpline since the start of Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 curfew.
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* Police arrest 1,724 people for violating curfew in last 24 hours

Apr 09 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Police have arrested 1,724 people in the 24 hours ended at 06:00 am Thursday (09th April), for violating the curfew. The police also seized 496 vehicles for traveling without a permit during the curfew.
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* Sri Lanka Navy assists distressed foreign couple in yacht off Galle

Apr 08 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday (07) provided food and water to a foreign couple who was distressed on a yacht anchored in the seas off Galle due to a technical fault of the vessel while sailing across the Southern seas.
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* Coronavirus: Sri Lanka COVID-19 death toll rises to 7, total cases to 189

Apr 08 (CP) Colombo- Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe confirmed that a seventh patient died in Sri Lanka Wednesday due to coronavirus infection. The deceased was a 48-year-old male,
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* Validity period for curfew passes extended until April 30

Apr 08 (CP) Colombo- The validity period of curfew permits issued for essential services until 10th April has been extended to till April 30, the Police Media announced.
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* Action against those uploading instructions to social media on producing home-made alcohol

Apr 09 (Times) The Department of Excise states that it will take stern action against anyone found to be making posts and videos on social media on how to manufacture home-made alcohol. Deputy Commissioner of Excise, Kapila Kumarasinghe told Times Online that the department is aware that certain individuals were sharing posts and even uploading videos online showing how to prepare certain types of alcohol.
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