300,000 who are identified as a primary group will receive two doses of the COVISHIELD vaccine within a three-week period.
The government says frontline workers will be vaccinated under the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive.
The government says it will continue to follow advice of health experts, pertaining to the cremation of bodies of COVID19 victims.
Government reiterates no decisions have been taken to handover the Colombo Port's East Container Terminal to a foreign entity.
The Ministry of Education has requested Grade 11 students and teachers to minimise travel between districts and provinces.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today delivered the 2021 Budget speech in Parliament.
The 20th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in Parliament with the backing of a two thirds majority.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Policy Statement at the opening session of the ninth Parliament.