The government informed Parliament that they decided against presenting the Supplementary Estimate in the House today.
Two passengers from a cruise ship quarantined in Japan, have died after contracting the Covid-19 virus.
More than 2,100 people have died from coronavirus across the globe, according to the latest figures.
Two persons have died in Iran after testing positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the first fatalities in the Middle East.
A total of 153 persons arrested in relation to the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks still remain in Police custody.
President says amendments to the Constitution are vital if the country's sovereignty and unitary status is to be safeguarded.
According to the gazette notification signed by the President, the fourth session of the 8th Parliament will commence on January 3rd.
The eighth Parliament has been prorogued until January 2020.
The recent decision by the government to remove all levies imposed in the IT industry will be enforced from today.
A new Cabinet of Ministers has been sworn in. The swearing in ceremony was held at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.