Minister Bandula Gunawardana says COVID-19 has severely affected the world economy, with all economies except for China faltering by 4%.
PHI say vaccination centres had to be closed owing to the govt's decision to vaccinate persons above the age of 30.
The preliminary draft containing guidelines for the burial of individuals who succumb to COVID-19 has been compiled.
460 COVID-19 cases were detected in Sri Lanka yesterday increasing the country's infections to 82,890.
205 more COVID-19 cases have been detected in Sri Lanka increasing the country's infections to 82,855.
220 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 thus far today increasing infections in the country to 82,650.
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.