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Sri Lanka can commence charter flights from mid-2021, in the post COVID-19 phase to Myanmar, a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

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Samantha Power, nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to head the U.S. Agency for International Development, brings human rights and development experience to the role if confirmed.

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The World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies chief warned Wednesday the second year of the coronavirus pandemic may be tougher than the first, at least in the first few months.

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COVID-19 deaths worldwide exceeded 2 million Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University, a year after the coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China.

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ද ඇතුලත්ව ආසියානු කලාපයේ රටවල් 11කට ජපානයට ඇතුළුවීම අද (14) සිට තහනම් කර ඇත. කොවිඩ් අවදානම් ව්‍යාප්තිය හමුවේ එරට දේශසීමා ප්‍රතිපතති වල ඇති වූ වෙනසක් මත එම තහනම පනවා තිබේ.

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The European Union (EU) has stepped into support Sri Lanka’s justice sector, help improve food safety, and strengthen efforts to mitigate climate change.

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has promised a quick and dramatic reversal of the restrictive immigration policies put in place by his predecessor President Donald Trump. While Biden pledged to undo many of Trump's policies starting the first day he takes office on January 20, the layers of reforms will take much longer to implement.

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The newly appointed High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka, Tareq Md Ariful Islam has presented his credentials to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in a formal ceremony.

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Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China Dr. Palitha T. B. Kohona has referred to a letter written by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, seeking access to Chinese vaccines when Dr Kohona met with Director-General of the Department of Protocol Hong Lei at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China today.

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India will donate a consignment of Covid-19 vaccines being manufactured there by the end of this month as a gesture of goodwill between the two countries, a Minister said.

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Sri Lanka and Viet Nam have immense potential for cooperation in the agriculture and fisheries sectors, the Ambassador of Viet Nam in Colombo Pham ThiBich Ngoc endorsed during a farewell call on Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on 12 January.

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Late-stage trials in Brazil show the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinovac to be 50.38% effective, nearly 30 percentage points below the initial results released last week.

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The European Union (EU) is to raise concerns with Sri Lanka on human rights and other matters at a joint commission meeting later this month.

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A declassified document mentions Sri Lanka in the US strategy for the Indo-pacific region.

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For Europe’s leaders Biden’s return to the White House, which he left four years ago as Barack Obama’s vice president, along with familiar faces in key foreign and security jobs, is reassuring.

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The World Health Organization's ((WHO)) European chief says 95% of the 23.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines that have been administered around the world so far have been given out in just 10 countries.

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ISLAMABAD - In an unprecedented move, the head of the Afghan Taliban has restricted officials in the insurgent group from marrying more than once. Three Taliban officials who spoke to VOA on condition of anonymity said the move is aimed at easing financial burdens on the group, as officials have frequently sought money from the militant organization for multiple marriages.

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කොවිඩ් වයිරසයට එරෙහි එන්නතක් චීනය මගින් මෙරටට ලබා ගැනීමේ ක්‍රියාවලිය සම්බන්ධ සාකච්ඡා ආරම්භ වී තිබේ. මේ සඳහා වූ විශේෂ සාකච්ඡාවක් චීනයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා තානාපති ආචාර්ය පාලිත කොහොන සහ චීනයේ වාණිජ අමාත්‍යාංශයේ සාමාජිකයන් අතර පවත්වා ඇත.