Hundreds of foreign nationals evacuated from the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
Australian scientists become first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China.
The Chinese Embassy in Colombo has advised tourists including those from Hubei Province to postpone plans to visit Sri Lanka.
The 18th and 19th of February have been allocated for the debate on the Forensic Audit Report on the controversial Treasury bond issuances.
The government says China has not granted approval to release 30 students who are presently in Wuhan to leave the country.
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.