Colombo still high risk area with another 259 infected

Colombo still remains a high risk area for the coronavirus with another 259 people infected.

The National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 said that of the 458 coronavirus patients detected in Sri Lanka yesterday (Tuesday) 259 are from the Colombo District, 78 from the Kalutara District and 23 from the Gampaha District.

As of yesterday, a total of 20,965 people tested positive for the coronavirus in Sri Lanka since January this year.

Of the 20,965 people, 14,961 people have recovered and have been discharged from hospital while 5,910 people are still in hospital.

Meanwhile, the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters reached 17,432 today (Wednesday).

Of the 17,432 people, 11,156 people have recovered and have been sent home.

The National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 said that a total of 7.467 PCR tests were carried out in Sri Lanka yesterday (Tuesday). (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Dear Mr President, could we all as a nation focus more intensely on engaging the people to consume balanced diets that will maintain their immunity at levels that can defeat the infection ? Naturally the people will thus engage in growing their own vegetables and contributing to their own well being. The Agrarian Services around the country should be given plans to encourage home gardens. As I write, do visit my home in Millaniya and see how we have done just this. We bought this bare land 20 years ago and now have yielding Jak, mango, coconut and king coconut for self reliance on this 15 perch cultivation area leaving aside 10 perches for our house. We are also successfully growing our chilies and brinjals. The Millaniya Agrarian Services have not helped me in any way whatsoever. The only task they perform is as agents of private sector fertiliser and plants sellers. This Mr President is undoubtedly tarushing your goodwill policies announced to the people

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