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2021 in Sri Lanka

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Template:Year in Sri Lanka The following lists notable events that will occur and take place during 2021 in Sri Lanka.

Incumbents[edit source | edit]

National[edit source | edit]

Government of Sri Lanka[edit source | edit]

Photo Post Name
Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa.jpg President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa
The former President of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa meeting the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on September 12, 2018 (cropped).JPG Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa
Chief Justice of Sri Lanka Jayantha Jayasuriya
Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.JPG Speaker of the Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena
Chief Election Commissioner of Sri Lanka Nimal G. Punchihewa
Chief of Defence Staff Shavendra Silva

Provincial[edit source | edit]

Governors
Chief Ministers

Events[edit source | edit]

January[edit source | edit]

  • 1 January – Cinema halls island-wide were reopened under strict health guidelines.[1]
  • 8 January – State Minister of Batik, Handloom and Local Apparel Products Dayasiri Jayasekara has tested positive for COVID-19.[2]
  • 8 January – The Fall Army Worm, locally dubbed the Sena caterpillar, that has threatened the existence of cultivations in the country has spread across eight provinces which destroyed corn, pumpkin, bean and radish cultivations.[3]
  • 10 January – Cabinet Minister Rauff Hakeem has tested positive for the coronavirus.[4]
  • 10 January – A disease is spreading among cattle across several villages in the Rambawa Divisional Secretariat.[5]
  • 11 January – Schools in all areas, except the ones in the Western province and isolated areas were opened with strict health guidelines.[6]
  • 11 January – Cabinet Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara has tested positive for the coronavirus.[7]
  • 12 January – MP Ranjan Ramanayake was sentenced to 04 years of rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court for committing contempt of court.[8]
  • 14 January – South Asia’s largest tyre factory Ferentino Tyre company was declared open in Horana by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.[9]

Deaths[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "සිනමාශාලා ජනවාරි 01 වැනිදා සිට විවෘත වෙයි" [Theaters will be open from January 1]. Sarasaviya (in Sinhala). 31 December 2020. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  2. "Dayasiri Jayasekara tests positive for COVID-19". newsfirst. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  3. "Sena caterpillar menace hits eight provinces". newsfirst. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  4. "Rauff Hakeem tests positive for COVID-19". newsfirst. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  5. "Disease spreads among cattle in Sri Lanka". newsfirst. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  6. "Schools in all areas, except the ones in the Western province and isolated areas to be opened". newsfirst. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  7. "Vasudeva Nanayakkara positive for COVID-19". newsfirst. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  8. "Ranjan Ramanayake sentenced to 04 years RI". newsfirst. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  9. "South Asia's largest tyre factory in Horana". newsfirst. Retrieved 11 January 2021.

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