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POSSIBLE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE PROPOSAL OF MR. AJITH NIVARD CABRAL TO RELEASE A PART OF PROVIDENT FUND
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
It seems that the proposal of Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal to release 20% of EPF balance to members is quite controversial as it would involve in positive and negative outcomes if the proposal implemented without experts' opinions and a proper mathematical model. What is policy research say about the proposal, especially what is opinion of Dr.P.B. Jayasundara, the secretary of the President who is a theoretical and practical economist. The proposal may involve in broader macroeconomic effects and it should be discussed from different points of view.  Theoretically, it is a Keynesian style of advice... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

ග්‍රාමීය ආර්ථිකය පිළිබඳ අර්බුදය ගැන රජය සැලකිලිමත්ද
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
              ලංකාවේ ජීවත් වන බහුතර ජනතාවගේ ජීවනෝපායන මාර්ගය වන්නේ ගොවිතැනයි.ගොවි තැනට සාපේක්ෂකව එයට සේවා සපයනබොහෝ පිරිසක්ද එම ආර්ථිකයට ඇතුලත්ය.එසේම අනෙකුත් සියලුම දෙන  ජීවත් වීම පිණිස විවිධ ‌ජීවනෝපායන මාර්ගයන් අනුගමනය කරති..රැකියාවන්හි නිරත අය ව්‍යපාරයන්හි නිරත අය මාසයක නිමාවේදී වැටුපක් අතට ගන්නා අතර ව්‍යාපාරිකයන් තමන් ‌ගේ බැංකු ගිණුම් තර කර ගනිති. නමුත් බහුතර පිරිසක් ගමේ තිබෙන ‌දේ වැඩි වර්ධනය කර ගනිමින් ඒවාට ‌සේවා සපයමින් යැපේ.මේ තත්වය සම්බන්ධ නිවරදි වාර්තා ජන සංගණනයන් තුළ යම් තරමකින් හමු වුවද ඒවා සම්පූර්ණ නැති බව තේරුම් යන්නේ රට ආපදා අවස්ථාවකට පත් වූ විටය.වර්තමාන වසංගත තත්වයන් හමුවේ එවැනි නිවැරදි සංඛ්‍යාලේඛන මත රජයේ ප්‍රතිපත්ති තීරණය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

ජාතිවාදීන්ට වෛරය ඇවිලවීමට ලබා නොදී වගකීමෙන් යුතුව සහ නීතියේ ආධිපත්‍යයට ගරු කරමින් කටයුතු කරන්නැයි වයඹ පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ඒ.ජේ.එම්.මුසම්මිල් මහතා විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශයක් නිකුත් කරමින් සමස්ත ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය ජනතාවගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටියි .
ඒ. ජේ. එම්. මුසම්මිල්,වයඹ පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර. මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි 
ගෝලීය වසංගතයක් බවට පත්ව ජනජීවිත බිල්ලට ගනිමින් සිටින කොවිඩ් - 19 උවදුරෙන් රටත් ජනතාවත් ආරක්ෂා කිරීමට උපරිම උත්සාහයක් දරමින් සිටින රජයට මහජනතාව මේ මොහොතේ සහයෝගය දැක්වීම අතිශයින්ම වැදගත්ය . එසේ වුවහොත් මේ බියකරු වසංගතය පරදවා අපේ මාතෘ භූමිය යථා තත්ත්වයට පත් කිරීම එතරම් අපහසු නොවනු ඇත. මෙම බියකරු වසංගතයෙන් රටත් ජනජීවිතයත් ගලවා ගැනීම සඳහා ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ සුවිශේෂි නායකත්වය සහ මඟ පෙන්වීම යටතේ ඉතාම ක්‍රමානුකූල  සාර්ථක වැඩ පිළිවෙලක් රට තුළ ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙමින් තිබෙන අතර එය මේවනවිට ලෝක සෞඛ්‍ය සංවිධානයේ (WHO) පැසසුමට පවා ලක්ව තිබෙන බවද පෙන්වා දීමට කැමැත්තෙමි. එසේම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

Attempt to politicize Corona Pandemic
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
An unidentified leading politician opposed to the government and who aspires for the downfall of this government has told his supporters that Corona Virus is a divine blessing for them and all efforts should be made to make this deadly virus engulf the country and infuriate the people who would become unable to engage in their employments, the daily wage earners to earn their living, fishermen to go out for fishing and the country dried up of food, essential items, and drugs. Reports said that the former MP Rodee Ranawaka has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

ලංගම සේවකයින් හට මුව ආවරණ, අත්වැසුම් සහ අනෙකුත් අදාළ සියලූම වෛද්‍ය පහසුකම්
ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි සමස්ත ලංකා ප‍්‍රවාහන සේවක සංගමය
2020. 03. 31 ජනාධිපති කාර්ය සාධක බලකාය, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. තම ජීවිත අනතුර පවා නොසලකා සේවය කරන ශ‍්‍රී ලංගම සේවකයින් හට මුව ආවරණ, අත්වැසුම් සහ අනෙකුත් අදාළ සියලූම වෛද්‍ය පහසුකම් ලබාදීමට කඩිනමින් මැදිහත්වන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම මේ මොහොත වන විට සෑම දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කයකම රියදුරු, කොන්දොස්තර හා කාර්මික සේවකයින් තම ජිවිත අනතුර පවා නොසලකා රට තුළ ඇති වී ඇති කොරෝනා වසංගතය මැඩපැවැත්වීමට දැඩි කැපකිරීමක් සිදුකරමින් සිටිති. සියලූම අත්‍යවශ්‍ය සේවාවල සේවකයින් ප‍්‍රවාහනය කිරීම, විශේෂයෙන්ම සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශයේ සේවකයින් අදාළ ස්ථානයන්වලට ප‍්‍රවාහනය කිරීම සෑම දිස්ති‍්‍රක්කයකම ශ‍්‍රී ලංගම සේවකයින් විසින් සිදුකරනු ලබයි. මෙම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

Contact Sri Lankans
Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C.
Ministry of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) has launched the "Contact Sri Lanka" web portal for Overseas Sri Lankans to register voluntarily their basic contact details, allowing the Government of Sri Lanka to provide assistance during emergencies such as the COVID 19 outbreak, which will be operationalized through Sri Lankan stakeholders and the network of Sri Lanka Missions abroad.  Sri Lankans living and traveling in the United States are invited to register voluntarily with the "Contact... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

Sri Lanka seizes record US$65 million worth of drugs
Courtesy channelnewsasia.com
COLOMBO:  Sri Lanka's navy seized US$65 million worth of crystal methamphetamine and ketamine on Wednesday (Apr 1) in the country's biggest drugs bust, officials said. Acting on a tip-off, authorities raided a flagless vessel in the country's southern waters and arrested nine Pakistani men suspected of smuggling the drugs. Navy personnel, wearing special protective clothing in case the suspects had COVID-19, found 605 kilogrammes of crystal meth, also known as ice, and 579 kilogrammes of ketamine, said Navy Commander Piyal de Silva. "This is the first time we have found... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

Sri Lanka reports third COVID-19 death
Courtesy Adaderana
Another patient who tested positive for the Coronavirus has died, marking the third death reported in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19, according to hospital sources. The patient, a 72-year-old from Maradana, had succumbed to the virus at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH) in Angoda on Wednesday evening (01). https://youtu.be/3qpMZf1Lows This bring the number of fatalities in Sri Lanka from the COVID-19 outbreak to 3. A total of 146 confirmed cases of Coronavirus have been reported in the country as of 5.oo p.m. on Wednesday. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

Coronavirus: China lockdown may have blocked 700,000 virus cases - BBC News
BBC News
The virus is thought to have originated in a seafood market in Wuhan that "conducted illegal transactions of wild animals". The city's 11 million residents have been shut off from the rest of the world since the middle of January, with roadblocks around the outskirts and drastic restrictions on daily life. But roads reopened to incoming traffic late on Friday, according to Reuters news agency. And state media said the subway was open from Saturday and trains would be able to arrive at the city's 17 railway stations. https://youtu.be/HNRA_HcSDsk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

China starts daily report of asymptomatic cases
CGTN
China announced it will start revealing the number of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases. For the past two months, China has not been including in its coronavirus numbers people who test positive but don't have symptoms. Officials announced they'll start publishing that figure daily. https://youtu.be/AByp7szLvFY... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

ගෙයින් ගෙට ගොස් වෛරසය පතුරුවන තබ්ලික් ජමාත් – ආරක්ෂක අංශ, රජය නොදන්නා තිත්ත ඇත්ත.
එම්. නජීම් උපුටා ගැන්ම Clombotoday
බණ්ඩාරගම අටළුගම ප්‍රදේශයේ කොරෝනා ආසාධිතයකු හමුවීමත් සමගම එම පුද්ගලයා ප්‍රදේශයේ නිවාස රැසකට ගොස් තිබූ බැවින් කිසිදු පුද්ගලයෙකුට එම ප්‍රදේශයෙන් පිටතට පැමිණීමට හෝ පිටතින් එම ප්‍රදේශයට යාම තහනම් කිරීමට බලධාරීන් ක්‍රියා කරන ලදි. ඉතා කෙටි කාලයක් තුල නිවාස විශාල ප්‍රමාණයකට අදාළ පුද්ගලයා ගමන්කිරීමට හේතුව තබ්ලික් ජමාත් ආගමික සම්ප්‍රධායක් බව බහුතර සමාජය නොදන්නා මුස්ලිම් සමාජය දන්නා රහසකි. ඇඳිරි නිතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක වුවද මේ මොහොතේ පවා මුස්ලිම් ගම්මානවල තබ්ලික් ජමාත් ආගමිකයින් ගෙයින් ගෙට යමින් සිටියි. තබ්ලික් ජමාත් අනුගාමිකයින් රටින් රටට, නගරයෙන් නගරයට, ගමින් ගමට, නිවසින් නිවසට ඉස්ලාම් ආගම ප්‍රචාරය කිරීම සඳහා ගමන්ගන්නා පිරිසකි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

Scientists discover Covid-19 lasts in the ‘air for hours’ infecting ‘runners and walkers’
BY LLB REPORTER Courtesy London Loves Business
US scientists have made a grim discovery that coronavirus can lurk in the air for hours spreading from room to room spreading through hospital corridors infecting many, including people who are outside. The University of Nebraska researchers said their findings highlights the importance or protective personal equipment (PPE) for hospital staff. The study which has not been peer-reviewed by other scientists took 11 samples from patient’s hospital rooms after they were diagnosed and placed in isolation. They found that contagious particles were in the air both... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

Positive Covid-19 cases climb to 146
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ministry of Health says that 03 new COVID-19 positive patients have been identified raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 146. The ministry said that three new cases today were reported from Maradana, Jaffna and Kurunegala areas. As of 5.00 p.m. today (April 1), the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases stands at 146 while 126 suspected patients are under observation at selected hospitals.  Eighteen patients have recovered and have been discharged while there have been 2 fatalities from the virus.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

Sri Lanka records an alarming rise in COVID-19 patients today
Courtesy Ceylon Today
Colombo, 31st March (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan Health Ministry has confirmed that 20 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 today. This was the highest surge in COVID-19 cases the country has recorded. The total now stands at 142 positive cases in the Island. 17 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering completely.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

Nationals of UK, France among 281 foreigners found at Markaz facility in Nizamuddin where a religious congregation, held in mid-March, has become a key source of coronavirus spread in the country,
Courtesy The Economic Times
A total of 1,830, including these foreigners from 16 countries, continued to stay at the Tablighi Jamaat's Markaj even as a 21-day nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 24, according to officials. The foreigners were from Indonesia (72), Sri Lanka (34), Myanmar (33), Kyrgystan (28), Malaysia (20), Nepal and Bangladesh (9 each),Thailand (7), Fiji (4), England (3), one each from Afghanistan, Algeria, Djibouti, Singapore, France and Kuwait. NEW DELHI: Nationals from the UK and France are among 281 foreigners out of 1,830 people who were found by the Delhi police in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

Discrimination that the Sinhalese face in the North and the East
Chanaka Bandarage
After the war, all governments have miserably failed to settle the displaced Sinhalese (numbering about 50,000) in the Northern province.  In the past five years, the governments have embarked on a massive ‘Sanhindiyawa’ campaign, placing lots of onus on the Sinhalese to embrace Tamil culture and Tamil way of life. For this, a ministry of National Language and Social Integration was created. It ran racist policies against the Sinhalese. State-owned TV and radio stations promoted ‘Sanhindiyawa’ day and night in the Sinhala dominated South. Even on Sinhala TV channels, cheap Thamilnadu... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

The Country That Used Nuclear (1945), Biological (1951) and Chemical (1968) Weapons on Civilians Blames Others!
Kumar Moses
There is only one country in the world that has used nuclear weapons in anger. That too on civilians! It happened in 1945. The targets were large cities, not military bases. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese died due to direct and indirect exposure. No other country has done so. Just six years later that same country bombed North Korea with various biological agents causing famine, widespread infestation and deaths. Once again it was targeted at civilians. No other country has used biological weapons. In 1968 and throughout the Vietnam War that very... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

කොරෝනා මද සුළඟ
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ
පසුගිය වසරේ නොවැම්බර් මස 19 වෙනිදා ලෝකයේ උපත ලද කොරෝනා හෙවත් කොවිඩ්-19 නම්වූ මදනල කුමරිය පසුගිය වසරේ දෙසැම්බර් මස 10 වෙනිදා චීනයේ හුවාන පලාතෙන් මතුවී සුළි සුළඟක් ලෙසින් ලොවපුරාම ගමන් කරමින් සිටින අවස්තාවක අපි ඒ දෙස මහත් උද්යෝගයකින් බලා සිටින්නේ, මේ කොරෝනා කුමරිය මේ ලෝකය තුල කුමන අරමුණකින් කුමක් කිරීමට සැරසෙන්නේද යන කුතුහලයෙන් යුක්තවය. ඇත්ත වශයෙන්ම අපි මේ දෙස මහත් බලාපොරොත්තු සාහිතව බලා සිටින්නෙමු. අපි එහෙම කියන්නේ මේක මහා විනාශයක් මේක වහාම නැවැත්විය යුතුයි යන හඬ හැම තැනකින්ම ඇසෙන තත්වයක් තුලදියි. නමුත් යම් ශුභවාදී වටිනා යමක් මේ තුලින් මතුවෙන බව අපි දන්නවා. මේ ලෝකයේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

GMOA proposes ‘Hammer and Dance Theory’ to control COVID-19
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has proposed ten steps "Hammer and Dance Theory" to control COVID-19 Outbreak in Sri Lanka. “All possible aggressive actions should be implemented immediately to control COVID-19,” it said.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

Covid-19 deaths: Exclusive cremation says new guideline
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Updated guidelines on Covid-19 related deaths issued by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday state that the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the disposing of bodies of those who succumb to coronavirus would exclusively be cremation. The fourth update on the Provisional Clinical Practice Guidelines on COVID-19 suspected and confirmed patients indicate that cremation remains the best practice to avoid further spread of the disease. Judicial Medical Officers across Sri Lanka were issued the SOP to be followed in the event of a death a coronavirus infected person last week.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

China zeroes in on coronavirus patients with no symptoms as new infections rise
Courtesy Ceylon Today
China will start releasing information from tomorrow (01) on coronavirus patients who show no disease symptoms, ordering them into quarantine for 14 days, a health official said, after the mainland witnessed its first rise in infections in five days. As local infections peter out and new cases surface among travelers returning home, the existence of virus carriers with no symptoms is fuelling public concern that people could be spreading it without knowing they are ill. From 01 April, the daily report of the National Health Commission will include details of such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

India cracks down on Muslim group emerging as coronavirus cluster
Courtesy Ceylon Today
India sealed off the headquarters of a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and ordered an investigation into accusations it held religious meetings that officials fear may have infected dozens of people with the coronavirus. India has registered 1,251 cases of the coronavirus, 32 of whom have died. The numbers are small compared with the United States, Italy and China but health officials say India, the world's second most populous country, faces a huge surge that could overwhelm its weak public health system.One of the coronavirus hot spots that the government of the capital,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

Rs 5000 allowance for low income families affected by COVID-19 outbreak
Courtesy Adaderana
A host of more financial and material benefits have been granted to low income and vulnerable families and individuals in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the Presidential Task Force established to administer essential services that provision of Rs. 5000/= as a single payment to the low-income families will ease the financial difficulties faced by them. The following are the declared concessions and the eligible groups, according to President’s Media Division. - Measures have been taken to pay Rs.5,000 each to all 416,764 senior citizen... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

COVID-19 cases tally jumps to 143 as 21 more test positive today
Sri Lanka News
The Ministry of Health has confirmed that 11 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 as at 7.30 pm today (31). With this addition, the tally of coronavirus cases in the country has now reached 142. As of 4.15 pm this evening, 10 patients had tested positive for the virus. Sri Lanka has accordingly recorded the highest daily surge of COVID-19 cases with a total of 20 during the course of the day. In the meantime, 17 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering completely. https://youtu.be/RCXJCw9J_j0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

Trina Solar leads the era of 500W+ output with its shipment of world’s first Vertex modules to Sri Lanka
By NS Energy Staff Writer Courtesy NS Energy
The facility waiting for the delivery, in Sri Lanka, has a capacity of 10MW The Vertex series includes bifacial double-glass modules and back sheet modules. (Credit: Pixabay/Free-Photos) Trina Solar Co., Ltd (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leading provider of integrated PV modules and smart energy solutions, has just shipped the first lot of its Vertex series modules. The Vertex series modules, with conversion efficiency of up to 21 per cent, boasts power output exceeding 500W. With this shipment, Trina Solar sets a new benchmark... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

New snake discovery in Sri Lanka is latest twist in slow-burning mystery
by Dilrukshi Handunnetti Courtesy Mongabay
Sri Lanka’s southwestern mountains have yielded a new snake species, Dryocalamus chithrasekerai, based on specimens collected in 2009 and 2017.Chithrasekara’s bridle snake, named in honor of local conservationist Nagamulla Hewage Chithrasekara, is the latest species in its genus, which researchers say should be kept taxonomically distinct from another genus of very similar snakes, Lycodon.The researchers also make the case that a previously recorded Dryocalamus species, D. gracilis, was identified incorrectly and doesn’t actually occur in Sri Lanka. Dryocalamus chithrasekarai, named in honor of N. H. Chithrasekara, a key player in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

SriLankan Airlines brings down medical aid from China
TradeArabia News Service
SriLankan Airlines uplifted a consignment of medical aid from Shanghai, China on March 28. This was a donation made by the Sri Lankan community in China through the Consulate Generals of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou and Shanghai, facilitated by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in China.  The consignment contained essential medical items such as masks, protective clothing, goggles, face protection splash guards, nebulizers, pulse oximeters, thermometers and glucometers, which will be handed over to the Sri Lankan health authorities to be distributed among state hospitals for the benefit of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/04/20)

Coronavirus: Iceland’s mass testing finds half of carriers show no symptoms
Muhammed Nafie, Courtesy Al Arabiya English
As the coronavirus pandemic surges worldwide, each piece of data counts in the fight against the deadly pathogen. But significant findings about the contagious disease are coming from an unlikely place: Iceland, the tiny Island state with a population of just 364,000 people, where authorities are testing large numbers of the population – without imposing any lockdown or curfew. Read more: The coronavirus test you don’t know about, but should: Experts Coronavirus: WHO chief says ‘Test, test, test’ Social... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

COVID-19: WHY WE SHOULD ALL WEAR MASKS — THERE IS NEW SCIENTIFIC RATIONALE
Sui Huang
The official recommendation in the United States (and other Western countries) that the public should not wear face masks was motivated by the need to save respirator masks for health care workers. There is no scientific support for the statement that masks worn by non-professionals are “not effective”. In contrary, in view of the stated goal to “flatten the curve”, any additional, however partial reduction of transmission would be welcome — even that afforded by the simple surgical masks or home-made (DIY) masks (which would not exacerbate the supply problem). The latest biological findings on SARS-Cov-2... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

CORONAVIRUS outbreak – Who is responsible?
By shenali Waduge
Everyone has a right to their opinion but a subject as important as the present global outbreak requires some meaningful debate and certain actions give clues to read between the lines to understand whether the virus was something natural, something spread by accident or something purposely created. There is no patient zero found to date. But that is crucial to answering a plethora of questions. The 3 questions we must now answer is Is the virus naturalIs the virus something spread by accident – if so... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 14 F
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Examination of war history should focus on the transformation of the Navy and the Air Force with the former achieving 100 percent success by destroying LTTE’s floating arsenals in international waters while the Air Force achieved strategic bombing that caused massive losses on the enemy, including prized Tigers killed in their hidden lairs, said Shamindra Ferdinando. The Army and the Navy are yet to release their own versions of their work, he observed. The navy was in an unfortunate position during Eelam wars II and III     said, analysts.  Jayanath Colombage has this to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

Presidential Pardons for criminals, terrorists, and who else?
By Chandre Dharmawardana.
When the family of Czar Nicholas, children, and women included,  were brutally killed by the Bolshevik revolutionaries, that was justified by a throng of intellectuals who were ready to defend anything done in the name of Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin. Clever dialectical arguments were presented as to why even the children had to be killed. More sensitive souls presented excuses rather than justifications. A  favorite one was that “it is inevitable” that some bourgeois sentiments will be upset when a little extra blood is let – but all that is justified in the quest to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

Soldiers Sacrificed Much More Than You Know to Protect the Nation
Dilrook Kannangara
Sri Lankan soldiers sacrificed much more than what everyone knows. Arms, legs, limbs, eyes, blood, sweat and life are not the only sacrifices. They sacrificed their time, marriage, family time and safety. Most soldiers being Buddhists believe in good deeds and bad and their inevitable consequences. Taking life, right or wrong, is a bad deed resulting in suffering life after life. Sadly, people cannot be saved from most barbaric Tamil terrorists without taking their lives. Knowing its consequences, soldiers rose up to the challenge. In doing so they have signed up for suffering life... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

Suggestions for staying healthy and prevent COVID-19 infection:
Sunil J Wimalawansa Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, & Nutrition, USA
Dear friends: Since I haven't seen any medical society from Sri Lanka providing safe practices and guidelines for avoiding COVID-19, I thought of sending this in a summarized form.  I hope these and the links provided at the end of this email will be useful and save lives. It is time that everyone takes personal responsibility and actions needed seriously, rather than waiting for the government to take care of yourselves.  The latter will not be materialized.  This includes but not limited to engaging... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 14 E
KAMALIKA PIERIS
In Eelam War IV the Sri Lanka army fought using military strategy. There was an operations room, where battle strategies were planned. In Eelam war II and III, the government had fought only on one front. In Eelam War IV, the army opened three fronts simultaneously, Eastern, Northern, and Wanni.  The army made sure, in its battle plans, that there were enough soldiers for the three fronts.  The army had the numbers needed. For the Northern front alone, the numbers were increased from 27,000 to 34,000 with two reserve divisions. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

Where is the G20?
Dr Gaya  Kulasinghe    Consultant Physisian writes  .....
I thought to write a few words on FB, especially for my friends in Sri Lanka, though I have never posted my personal views on social media before. As a physician, currently working in the front line, dealing with a new Coronavirus pandemic in a leading hospital in the USA, I have witnessed a drastic difference between the USA, which beliefs to be a part of first world country and Sri Lanka, known as a third world country. I don’t have enough words to appreciate... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

SOS FROM UNCLE SAM
Corona News
The US reaches out to Sri-Lankan health workers amid coronavirus outbreak The United States has appealed to medical professionals in Sri-Lanka, particularly those working to treat or mitigate the effects of COVID-19, to reach out to the nearest embassy or consulate to request a visa appointment. The appeal was made on Thursday, March 26 through the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs’ website.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

කොරෝනා සුව වෙන්න IDHදී උණුවතුර..- කොරෝනා සුව වූ පලමු ශ‍්‍රී ලාංකිකයා කියයි
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
කොරෝනා වෛරසය වැළඳී තමන් කොළඹ ජාතික උණ රෝහලේ ප්‍රතිකාර ලබද්දී දිනකට උණුවතුර ලීටර් 06-07ක් පමණ බීමට ලබාදුන් බව කොරොන් වැලදී දැනට සුවපත් වී සිටින පළමු ශ‍්‍රී ලංකිකයා සදහන් කරයි. තම රෝගය සුව කරන්න උණු වතුරද ඉවහල් වූ බව මත්තේගොඩ පදිංචි ජයන්ත රණසිංහ වන ඔහු කියා සිටී. කොරෝනා වයිරස් රෝගීන් සුවකරන්න උණු වතුරද ඉතාම හොඳ දෙයක් යයි තමන් එම රෝහලෙන්ම දැනගත් බව ද ඔහු සඳහන් කරයි. සති අන්ත පුවත්පතක් වෙත අදහස් පළ කරමින් ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කර ඇත.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

COVID 19 AS A PROTECTION
RANJITH SOYSA
Digressing from the plight brought about by the  COVID 19, I wish to draw the attention of your readers to an important item discussed in the Island, issue of 23rd March. It was referring to the British High Commissioner who was said to be too busy to comment on his alleged intervention in the judicial process of Sri Lanka. The former chief magistrate Mr. Tilina Gmage under oath at the Presidential Commission stated that he received a letter from the British High Commissioner offering ‘unsolicited advice’ in dealing with a case handled by him.. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

COVID-19: Just Control Your Response To It and Keep Going!
By Zaithoon Bin Ahamed Courtesy www.medium.com
When Sri Lanka went into lockdown about two weeks ago, the company I work for took a firm decision to follow government recommendations and close all offices and encouraged people to work from home wherever possible. Top priority was health and wellbeing of people and taking all measures to help the government’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country and ensure everyone is safe. At that time, it seemed like it would possibly be about a week or so in isolation and we’ll all be back on track. I... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/03/20)

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Terrorism

  • An Indian eyewitness account of the last 70 hours of Terrorist War in Sri Lanka . FINAL HOURS
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone-Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
    Final assault
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone
    -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • The war is over - With the death of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran, the militant campaign for a Tamil state in Sri Lanka seems to have come to an end. -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09) LTTE RISE & FALL -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Where is Prabakaran? -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Great Power Confrontation in the Indian Ocean: The Geo-Politics of the Sri Lankan Civil War by Mahdi Darius Nazemroay -Full Story- (globalresearch.ca - 25/10/09)
  • TWO EMISSARIES FROM UK AND FRANCE TWIST THEIR PURPOSE OF VISIT TO SRI LANKA. Malin Abeyatunga .-Full Report- (The LankaWeb-02/05/09)

History

  • THE ANCESTRY OF RAVANA A close study of the Ramayana, particularly the last book or Uttara Kanda, reveals that Ravana, the enemy of Lord Rama, was not a Dravidian, as many people have thought, but related to the Sri Lanka, who are considered to be Aryans-that Ravana was a migrant to Sri Lanka from the Vedic family of the Yadus, perhaps deriving originally from the city of Mathura south of Delhi. The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from the north was from Gujarat and of the Yadu family, which dominated the southwest of India and from the region of Gujarat had access to the sea on which they travelled far in their trading and colonizing ventures. The Ramayana tells the Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, had close connections with region of the Yadus, which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura south of Delhi.
  • Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    123,000 BC - Oldest human found in Lanka - Pathirajawela in the deep South.
    12000 BC - MaduruOya findings World's oldest findings of the use of Steel, Copper, and irrigation technology
    7500 BC - Connections between Cambians, Sri Lankans, Ramayanaya & Mahabharataya The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from north India, were from the Yadu family from Gujarat. Yadus dominated the southwest of India (which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura, just south of Delhi).
    6000 BC - Lankan city on Mahamevuna Uyana - Archeologists uncovered 35 feet under the present Mahamevuna Uyana in Anuradapura,
    3000 BC - Sigiriya is considered the AlakaMandava of the Ravana
    2517 Ramayanaya and Sri Lanka According to Ramayana story, Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, belongs to a family of migrants from North India who had close connections with region of the Yadus,
    2517 BC - Ravana gets killed in Balangoda during March, 2517BC Ravana, while attending to the wounds suffered in combat by Vibishana (his brother) in Balangoda,
    1000 BC - Sri Lanka has the latest technology : Iron technology is evident in SL
    900 BC - Anuradapura, a major town of, at least 10 Hectares (25 Acres). Anuradhapura was at least 10 ha in extent by ca. 900 BC (perhaps much more). By then prehistoric stone tool technology had been completely superseded by that of iron
    700 BC - Anuradapura Town, 50 Hectares (125 Acres) .
    600 BC - Earliest Proof of Brahmi writing in Lanka At 600-500 BC, the very first appearance of writing (in Brahmi letters almost identical to the Asokan script 200 years later) marked the beginning of the Early Historic period. This writing, radiocarbon dated on charcoal and checked by thermoluminescence dating, is inscribed on potsherds signifying the ownership. Among the names, was Anuradha.
    483 BC - Vijaya lands in Sri Lanka. Girihadu Seya is built in Thiriyaya. Buddha's relics are enshrined in Mahiyanganaya Dagaba Sarabu Maharahatan Vahanse picked Budda relics from the burning cortege and arrived in Mahiyanganaya
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  • Historical Development of Sinhala and Scripts click on the links!!
    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    -Unethical conversion violates the UN convention on the right of the child

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