The number of coronavirus infections recorded in the country has increased to 223,163.
The number of COVID-19 recoveries recorded in the country has increased to 188,547.
The highest number of 561 coronavirus cases were detected from the Gampaha District yesterday.
Minister Udaya Gammanpila says the decision to increase fuel prices was taken collectively by the President, Prime Minister and the government.
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.