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The Police were conducting awareness campaigns in various parts of the country over the past few days on the importance of following health guidelines to control the rapid spread of COVID-19. Officers of the Maskeliya Police are advising plantation workers on how to continue their work while taking adequate health precautions. Picture by Maskeliya group corr, Gamini Bandara Ilangathilake.       

Special ritual was held at the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, New Chetty Street, Colombo to bless the people of India and Sri Lanka to safeguard them from the COVID pandemic. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs Coordinator Shivasiri Babu Sarma Ramachandran Kurukkal, Hindu Religious Advisor Dr. J. M. Swaminathan, Indian Cultural Centre Director Dr. Rewant Vikram Sing and Trustee of the temple S.N. Udayanayagan were present. Picture by Ruzaik Farook

Jaela Excise Department officials arrested four suspects along with a stock of illegal cigarettes worth Rs 2 million from Kelaniya on Monday. The stock contained over 30,000 fags. The suspects who are residents of Kelaniya and Wattala are to be produced before Assistant Excise Commission (Western Province) Upul Kumara today.