Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi claims the government has successfully managed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 96,439 following the detection of 253 patients yesterday.
Another 36 COVID-19 cases have been detected today in the country, raising the number of confirmed infections to 96,390.
Two more COVID-19 related fatalities have been recorded, increasing the death toll to 617.
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.