India's Covid caseload rose to 14.5 million with 234,692 fresh infections - the sharpest-ever daily spike.
The Chief Epidemiologist says people's behaviour during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is regretful.
78 COVID-19 cases reported yesterday were identified as persons who returned from overseas recently.
The Duke of Edinburgh's "unwavering loyalty" to the Queen, service to the nation and "courage", will be celebrated at his funeral today.
Another 108 COVID-19 cases have been detected today in the country, raising the number of confirmed infections to 96,186.
Seven more COVID-19 related fatalities have been recorded, increasing the death toll to 615.
The President in his address to the nation on the 73rd Independence Day said he will discharge his duties to all Sri Lankans.
Sri Lanka celebrates her 73rd Independence Day today.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today delivered the 2021 Budget speech in Parliament.