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News pictures of the day

An environmental disaster

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Navy officers clear plastic and other materiel washed ashore in Negombo from the MV X-Press Pearl Colombo Gazette photographer

Travel ban hits Pettah

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Pettah, which is usually a busy area, is seen almost deserted as a result of the travel ban with only a few trading activities...

Trading at the Peliyagoda market

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Trading at the Peliyagoda market continued today after activities slowed down during a three-day lockdown Colombo Gazette photographer

Pfizer rollout

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The Pfizer vaccine was administered for the first time in Sri Lanka on Wednesday on a select group of people Colombo Gazette photographer

Quick Reaction Team in action

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A Quick Reaction Team (QRT) of 20 Army riders have been deployed to conduct random temperature checks on groups of people who have arrived...

Army Commander inspects vaccination centres

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Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva...

Taking precautions

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Public transport was sanitised before being deployed today as the travel ban was lifted and most activities resumed as usual Pictures by Colombo Gazette photographer  

Australian ships arrive in Sri Lanka for defence engagement program

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HMAS Canberra, the flagship vessel of the Royal Australian Navy, and HMAS Newcastle arrived at the Colombo port today (23 March) to take part...

Giving blood

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A serious shortage of blood has been reported at the blood bank in Colombo. A number of people turned up today, including soldiers, to...

State-of-the-art bridge in Kelaniya connected

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The state-of-the-art bridge under construction in Kelaniya was connected at the centre. The new Kelani Bridge at Peliyagoda was ceremonially connected at the centre by...