The World Health Organization has declined to label the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency of international concern.
China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus, with 106 deaths.
Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera says the new coronavirus causes cold- and flu-like symptoms.
The number of people killed in China by the new coronavirus has risen to 106, with almost 4,000 confirmed ill.
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.