The global death toll due to the coronavirus now stands at 1,770, with the vast majority of those deaths in mainland China.
The number of deaths from China's coronavirus epidemic jumped past 1,600 after 139 more people died in hard-hit Hubei province.
The Health Ministry says there is no requirement to further observe the 33 Sri Lankans, who arrived from Wuhan, China.
The death toll from China''s new coronavirus epidemic surged past 1,500 after 139 more people died in Hubei province.
The government has objected to the imposition of travel restrictions on Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva by the US.
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.