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News pictures of the day

Drone Police in operation

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  Drones deployed by the Police continued operations in parts of Colombo to detect people violating the coronavirus regulations Colombo Gazette photographer
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Lockdown

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A week-long lockdown took effect around the entire country today (Saturday). The Police were deployed to ensure the lockdown is not violated. Colombo Gazette photographer

New ICU for Colombo East Base Hospital

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  An Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has been established at the Colombo East Base Hospital in Mulleriyawa at a cost of Rs. 12 million with...

Panic buying

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  Panic buying was seen in Colombo today, hours before a travel ban takes effect tomorrow (Friday) night. Colombo Gazette photographer        

National War Heroes Commemoration

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The 'National War Heroes Commemoration' was held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the War Heroes Memorial...

Protest against Port City Bill

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) staged a protest near Parliament today against the Port City Economic Commission Bill. Colombo Gazette photographer

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...

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

Maintaining law and order

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Police Special Task Force (STF) officers patrol the Peliyagoda vegetable market where trading resumed as usual today following a three-day lockdown Colombo Gazette photographer

Floods amidst Covid

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A truck carrying oxygen tanks and people recovering their belongings from their homes are some of the scenes captured by our Colombo Gazette photographer...