Bill Gates did not say that people will die after taking the COVID-19 vaccine

Social media is flooded with misinformation related to the fatalities andside-effects suspected to be linked to COVID-19 vaccines. Amid this, several posts on social media claims that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has said in an interview to CNBC that 7 lakh people will face death or disability after taking the vaccines. This message is going […]

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FACT CHECK – Were the PCR records of a deceased Muslim woman from Ratmalana changed, in order to accommodate her burial

During the first wave of the novel Coronavirus spread in Sri Lanka, health authorities decided that all dead bodies infected with Covid-19 should be cremated. In fact, there has been a lot of talk recently around the topic of burying or cremating Covid-19 infected corpses. While the government has not yet given an official permission […]

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FACT CHECK: Viral fake statements about COVID-19 attributed to US President Donald Trump

USA President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID19 in early October. However, they returned to the White House after having spent only a handful of days at the military hospital. The images of President Trump staging a dramatic return and appearing without a facemask went also went viral. Thus, […]

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Coronavirus infected 119 people have not gone missing in Gampaha

The number of COVID-19 patients identified by the Divulapitiya-Minuwangoda cluster in Gampaha district has now crossed over 1400 mark. Various social media reports have emerged on the prevailing situation in the country. One of the key talking points has been the whereabouts of Minuwangoda garment factory workers and their close associates. In this context, we […]

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Cinnamon Red has been closed for public since it was turned into an isolation center to facilitate seafaring operations

Sri Lanka has managed to control the spread of Covid-19 pandemic so far. All the patients reported recently have been limited to foreign repatriates and foreign nationals returning to the island, and the country is laboriously crawling back to normalcy. In this background, a viral post claimed that Covid-19 patients would have been identified at […]

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Covid-19 Sensor Has Not Been Inserted Into Your Mobile Phone… Here’s The Truth!

People tend to share fake social media forwards and from time to time the same message gets circulated among many thousands of people – sometimes more. Often these messages are spread via messenger platforms like Facebook’s Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber. Recently, a similar message being spread on WhatsApp caught our attention. The message, which stated […]

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Wedding pre-shoot images of couple shared as COVID19 patient proposing to his doctor

While the battle against COVID-19 pandemic rages on in many parts of the world, countries have considered partially relaxing lockdown measures. In Sri Lanka, the newly identified COVID-19 patients are mainly from 2 groups, the Sri Lanka Navy and the repatriated citizens. However, no patients have been identified out of these two groups for over […]

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Cardinal Malcom Ranjith Didn’t File a FR Petition Challenging the Cremation of Catholics Due to COVID19

Ever since government of Sri Lanka decided to cremate the COVID19 victims based on the recommendations of health officials that decision has been questioned by number of parties. The main concerns have been raised from the Muslim community stating that since it’s forbidden to cremate the dead as prescribed by Islam, hence to reconsider this […]

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Placard Congratulating President & Prime Minister For Eliminating Coronavirus From Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 response from the state was an immediate lockdown for nearly two months which is just now beginning to ease in several parts of the country. While some argued that the state imposed curfew was a harsh one, limiting citizen mobility and access to essential services, others appreciated the government’s swift action to […]

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Has Colombo’s Air Pollution Reduced As A Result Of The Lockdown As These Images Claim? We Found Out The Truth.

Alongside the growing COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant lockdown, much debate is happening around its positive impacts to the environment as a result of minimized human activity in many parts of the world. While many posts are circulating on social media about the positive impacts to the environment, some fact checks have debunked many such […]

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