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News Archive for Dec 2021

Remains of Priyantha Kumara arrives in Sri Lanka from Pakistan
Courtesy Adaderana
The remains of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara, who was lynched by a mob in Pakistan’s Punjab province, reached the island a short while ago.  https://youtu.be/Fd4V2EaCB34 The body was repatriated on Monday, even as Pakistani authorities arrested more suspects involved in the grisly incident that shocked people across the world. The remains were airlifted by SriLankan Airlines flight UL 186 at 12.30 p.m. from Lahore and arrived at the BIA in Katunayake at 5.00 pm via UL 186 from Lahore (12.30 pm). The remains will be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

Litro releases new stocks of LP gas cylinders with new seal
Courtesy Adaderana
Litro Gas Lanka Limited has commenced the distribution of domestic LP gas cylinders, conforming to the requirements of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA).  The CAA said that the new stock of LP gas cylinders can be identified by the shrink bundling film of the gas cylinder valves (the polythene seal), which will carry a red logo on a white background (See the image above).  Following a discussion held yesterday with State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Litro Gas Lanka Limited and Laugfs Gas PLC, the two largest suppliers of LP Gas in Sri Lanka,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

Sri Lanka’s daily count of Covid cases hits 741 and confirms another 23 deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The Health Ministry reported that another 173 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, increasing the daily count of new cases detected to 741. The coronavirus cases confirmed today includes two returnees from overseas, according to the Epidemiology Unit of the ministry.  Sri Lanka’s total count of Covid-19 cases reported climbs to 568,423 with this while over 11,000 infected patients are currently undergoing treatment in the island.  The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 23 coronavirus related deaths for November 05, raising the country’s death toll due to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

Douglas Wickremaratne is no more.
Garvin Karunaratne  
I first met Douglas Wickremaratne  somewhere in 1984/85 when we were searching for a speaker for a debate on the ethnic problem to be held at the University of Cambridge.  I was then working in Cambridge and we Professor  Atula Ginige and a few others  were in charge of the Sinhala side to make a presentation. We heard about Douglas and called on him in London to invite him to speak on occasion. Douglas  readily agreed and also suggested another speaker Dr Cappie Kannangara, who was approached. Dr Cappie  too readily agreed.  In... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

IJU expresses concern over sedition charge against Silchar journalist
Nava Thakuria
Hyderabad, 5 December 2021: Indian Journalists Union (IJU) expresses concern over the slapping of sedition charges against a journalist from Assam’s Barak valley and urges the authority to withdraw the case against Anirban Roy Choudhury. The Silchar-based editor of digital outlet BarakBulletin faces sedition charges over an editorial and the young scribe has been summoned by the police to be present at Silchar Sadar police station on Monday morning, following an FIR,  lodged by Santanu Sutradhar of All Assam Bengali Hindu Association. “It is shocking that the news portal editor has been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

සුද්දගෙ නීතිය අපිට එපා - හයවෙනි කොටස
 චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම,  LL.B., Ph.D.
'එක රටක්-එක නීතියක් කියන්නේ ලස්සන සටන් පාඨයක්' - අලි සබ්‍රි, අධිකරණ ඇමති ‘The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers’ William Shakespeare එක රටක් යන්න අත්හැරදමා, එක නීතියක් නමැති බරව කකුල කරට ගැනීම ලංකාවේ නීතිඥ ප්‍රජාව එක රටක්-එක නීතියක් යන සංකල්පය නිසියාකාරව අවභෝධ කරගෙන නැති බවට හොඳම නිදසුනක්  අධිකරණ ඇමති අලි සබ්‍රි විසින් නොවැම්බර් 28 දා දිවයින ඔන්ලයින් යූටියුබ් සාකච්චාවේදී  රටට ලබා දුන්නේය. ඔහු සිතන්නේද, එක නීතියක් යන්නෙන් අදහස් කරන්නේ, 'තරාතිරම නොබලා හැමදෙනාටම නීතිය එක සමානව භූමියේ ක්‍රියාත්මක  කිරීම’ යන්නය. ඔහු කියන මේ කතාව දෝෂ සහිතය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

Pension for Politicians for what service they do to the country?
Dr Sudath Gunasekara. Mahanuwara. 5.12.2021. 
Members of Parliament (MP) have to serve 10 years hereafter to qualify for pension as opposed to five years at present. (2022 Budget speech) While welcoming that policy decision of the Government who can say that this is not another election gundu to deceive the people aimed at the proposed Provincial Council Elections? If the Government was really honest and concerned about public good what it should do is to abolished this joke immediately, particularly in view of the present hard times the country is undergoing at the moment, as Canada... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

The people’s voice against the killing of George Floyd clearly shows that the Blacks in United States are a great deal ahead in seeking the justice in demanding the right to equality before the law...!
Aruna Laksiri Unawatuna (Attorney-at-Law)
The people’s voice against the killing of George Floyd clearly shows that the Blacks in United States are a great deal ahead in seeking the justice in demanding the right to equality before the law...! * [Aruna Laksiri Unawatuna (Attorney-at-Law)] The ruling power of the British Crown in the United States was brought to an end when the Declaration of Independence was pronounced in 1776 with the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). It was recognized as a free state by the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The racial laws for the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍යයට ප්‍රමුඛත්වය ලබාදෙමින් ක්‍රීඩා සංස්කෘතිය රැකගැනීම උදෙසා මෙවැනි ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍ය සම්මාන උළෙල පැවැත්වීම ඉතා කාලෝචිතයි. -අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා -
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශය, සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය,ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය ආමාත්‍යාංශය.
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ඩන්කන්වයිට් ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේ දී ඊයේ (03) දින පැවති ශ්‍රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් මොබිටෙල් සබුද්ධි ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍ය සම්මාන උළෙලට සහභාගී වෙමින් අමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව පැවසීය. පදක්කම් දිනන ක්‍රීඩක ක්‍රීඩිකාවන්ගේ දස්කම් ජනතාව අතරට ගෙනයන ක්‍රීඩා මාධ්‍යවේදීන්, ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍යවේදීන්, ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍ය සම්බන්ධව පර්යේෂණවල නියැලෙන්නන්, ක්‍රීඩා විද්‍යාර්ථීන් ඇගයීමට ලක්කිරීම හා ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ නවකයින් දිරිමත් කිරීමේ අරමුණින් මෙම සබුද්ධි ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍ය සම්මාන උළෙල පැවැත්විණි. මෙහිදී ක්‍රීඩා සාහිත්‍යයට කරනු ලබන සේවාව වෙනුවෙන් විද්‍යුත්, මුද්‍රිත හා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

Pakistan Church leaders condemn lynching of Sri Lankan national, demand justice
Courtesy Catchnews
The Pakistani church leadership has condemned the killing and burning of the body of a Sri Lankan Christian by a Sialkot mob on Saturday. As many as 124 people have been arrested in the lynching of a Sri Lankan export manager by dozens of factory workers in Sialkot. The gruesome killing of Priyantha Kumara, who was working in a sports garments manufacturing factory as a general manager for the last 10 years, on blasphemy allegations had shocked and pained the entire country, said Church of Pakistan Moderator/President Bishop Dr... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

Pre-designed plot led to lynching of Lanka manager in Pakistan factory: Report
Courtesy Gulf News
PM Imran Khan assures Lankan President of strict action against culprits Members of the Human Rights Council of Pakistan place oil lamps to pay tribute beside a photograph of late Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara, in Karachi on December 5, 2021, after he was beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob who accused him of blasphemy.Image Credit: AFP Islamabad: Two primary suspects, Farhan Idrees and his colleague Usman Rasheed, whom the Sri Lankan general manager of a factory in Sialkot city of Punjab... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

Bravery award for Sialkot worker who tried to shield Priyantha 'Was trying to save humanity,' Malik Adnan speaks to SAMAA
SAMAA | Samaa Web Desk
Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a bravery award for a Sialkot factory worker who tried to shield Priyantha Kumara from the mob before the Sri Lankan national was lynched and his body was set on fire on Friday. Malik Adnan has told SAMAA TV that he was trying to save humanity. A video of Malik Adnan, who is a production manager at the Rajco Industries, trying to shield Priyantha Kumara went viral on Saturday.  The video shows Adnan pleading with the mob and shielding Priyantha, especially his head from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

Daily count of coronavirus cases moves to 746 and 21 more Covid-19 deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The Health Ministry says that another 160 persons have tested positive for Covid-19, pushing the daily count of new cases detected to 746. The new cases confirmed within today includes 04 returnees from overseas. This brings the tally of coronavirus cases registered in the country thus far to 567,682 while over 11,000 infected patients are currently undergoing treatment across Sri Lanka.  The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 21 coronavirus related deaths for November 04, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 14,461.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/21)

Tamil oppressors denied Tamils justice, equality and dignity
H. L. D. Mahindapala
Jaffna burst into  history under violent and tragic circumstances. It began when Megaha of Kalinga, South India, invaded and occupied Jaffna in 1215. He opened his reign with ruthless terror. His violence knew no limits. The historical records reveal that he destroyed non-Saivite shrines, smashed Buddhist temples, and gouged the eyes out of heretics. His lasting contribution, apart from setting up a new state,  was to establish the culture of political violence in Jaffna. The violent culture he established never left Jaffna. This explains why he is known in the history of Jaffna as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/21)

The Economic Woes of today(2021) go back to 1977, when we followed the neoliberal policies laid down by the IMF
By Garvin Karunaratne  
The IMF has successfully taken Sri Lanka to its grave.   In 1976, Sri Lanka did not owe a single dollar to anyone. In 1977 Sri Lanka held SDR 170 million in its foreign exchange budget. That was the last year we held a credit. Since then it is not a credit but a foreign debt.   Today, five decades later, the banks hold no dollars and importers are finding it difficult to obtain dollars from their banks. The dollar shortage has created a shortage of goods of all types... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/21)

Bhutan And Bangladesh Can Benefit From Growing Trade Ties
MD Pathik Hasan
South Asian neighbors Bangladesh and Bhutan have a harmonious relationship on the strength of their mutual interest, shared history and culture. On December 6, 1971, Bhutan and India became the first countries to recognize the independence of Bangladesh. Bangladesh-Bhutan ties started to deepen from this period. Bhutan and Bangladesh can work together in the sectors of information and communication technology, agriculture, horticulture and fisheries to enhance trade and investment relations between Bangladesh and Bhutan. Bangladesh and Bhutan have excellent relations in various fields including trade investment, communication, education, cultural exchange, people-to-people contact,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/21)

Press Statement by the Muslim Civil Society Alliance
Muslim Civil Society Alliance
The Muslim Civil Society Alliance (ACJU, MCSL, NSC, YMMA) is shocked and condemns the cold blooded murder of fellow Sri Lankan brother Mr Priyantha Diyawadana by a rabid mob, accusing him of blasphemy. He was a Sri Lankan expat worker and General Manager of a factory of the industrial engineering company Rajco Industries in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan. This is an extremely shameful and barbaric crime and should not be tolerated. Extra judicial vigilantism cannot be condoned at any cost by anyone, no matter which religion, ethnicity or nationality they belong to. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/21)

2 suspects 'confess' to police they lynched Sri Lankan factory manager in Sialkot
Courtesy The International News
Punjab government has sent an initial investigation report to Prime Minister Imran Khan, sources say SIALKOT: Two key suspects have "confessed" to the police of their involvement a day earlier in the torture and killing of a Sri Lankan factory manager, well-placed sources told Geo News on Saturday. During initial interrogation, the two suspects, identified as Farhan and Talha, "admitted" their role in the brutal attack on the foreign national, the police sources said. A day earlier, Priyantha Kumara, who had been working as a manager at a private factory... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/21)

At least 800 booked under ATA over Sialkot lynching
Courtesy The Express Tribune
Policy say initial report of incident submitted to PM Imran; 112 suspects detained so far SIALKOT: The police have arrested a prime suspect and booked at least 800 people under the Anti-Terrorism Act a day after a mob tortured a Sri Lankan man, employed as a manager in a factory on Wazirabad Road, Sialkot, to death and set his body on fire. The police said Farhan Idrees, the key suspect, has been detained. They said hundreds of people armed with sticks... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Postmortem report, videos reveal new details on Sialkot lynching
SAMAA | Samaa Web Desk 
The body has been moved to Lahore Outside the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce, people pay homage to Sri Lankan national Priyanatha Kumara who was lynched by a mob on Friday. The preliminary postmortem of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara reveals that he died of a severe blow to his head and most of his limb bone had been shattered before the body was set on fire. The report and additional videos that surfaced on Saturday have revealed new details on the lynching. It emerged that at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

‘Sri Lankan donated us 35,000 eyes, but we lost sight’-Former Spence Hospital head Dr Brohi speaks to SAMAA
SAMAA | Hamid ur Rehman -
Dr Niaz Brohi Pakistan is the largest recipient of eye donations from Sri Lanka, having received at least 35,000 corneas since 1967, says Dr Niaz Brohi a leading ophthalmologist of the country. He is a member of the Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society from Pakistan. Ever since a mob lynched the Sri Lankan national Priyanatha Kumuara in Sialkot on Friday, Dr Brohi says he has been grief-stricken like many others in the country. “We hang our heads in shame,” he says. He has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Pakistan: More than 800 booked for lynching Lankan national
Courtesy The Telegraph
In a shocking incident on Friday, angry supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan lynched Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana over allegations of blasphemy  Over 800 people have been booked under terrorism charges while 13 prime suspects are among 118 arrested so far in the horrific lynching of a Sri Lankan national over allegations of blasphemy in Punjab province of Pakistan, a top police official said on Saturday, as pressure mounted on the government to bring the guilty to justice. In a shocking incident on Friday, angry supporters of the hardline... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

CBSL announces series of benefits to encourage expats sending remittance via official channels
Courtesy Adaderana
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has announced a series of benefits to ensure that more migrant workers send remittances to the island via official channels. Speaking at a media briefing today (December 04), the CBSL Governor, Ajith Nivard Cabraal listed some of the benefits the bank hopes to introduce, such as insurance and pension schemes. Apart from export earnings and tourism receipts, the foreign remittance inflow which is the hard-earned money of the Sri Lankan migrant workers plays a major role in strengthening the country’s economy. In such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Domestic LP gas distribution to begin tomorrow under 3 conditions
Courtesy Adaderana
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) today gave the nod to release liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)to the market under three conditions. In a statement, the Authority’s chairman Major General (Rtd.) Shantha Dissanayake said the gas samples collected under the supervision of the committee appointed to monitor the two ships that imported LPG stocks along with Industrial Technology Institute, Sri Lanka Standards Institution and CAA, were referred to the laboratory of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) yesterday. Accordingly, based on CPC’s test reports and the recommendations of the relevant technical committee, a decision was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Daily COVID infections count reaches 740 and 20 deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 740 today (December 04) as 199 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 566,936. As many as 542,010 recoveries and 14,440 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the COVID-19 outbreak. More than 10,486 active cases in total are currently under medical care, official figures showed. The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 21 more... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Exploding Gas Appliances in Sri Lanka
Sarath Bulathsinghala
4 Dec 2021 The ‘experts’ - the politicians, the administrators, and the businessmen are trying to 'rediscover the wheel'! A few days ago, we witnessed parliamentarians, administrators, and perhaps businessmen with vested interests in the 'gas saga' sitting together to find solutions for the gas explosions happening throughout Sri Lanka. Is this the best coterie of ‘wise men’ who can come up with solutions for what is happening? The country would have expected the Institution of Engineers investigating almost now a month of Guy Fawkes ‘fire works’ happening throughout the island.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

ඩග්ලස් වික්‍රමරත්න මහතා
Senaka Weeraratna
I am very sad to hear of the passing of Douglas Wickremeratne. He was in touch with me by forwarding posts until the last. I used to reciprocate.  He has a huge claim for gratitude of Sri Lanka and it's patriotic people for the stand he took in 1983 when he alone stood up to fight the disinformation campaign of the country's detractors in London. His brave stand triggered others to come out in support of national unity, territorial integrity and an undivided Sri Lanka. He gave leadership to this cause  particularly among Overseas... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

One Country One Law
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
Last week the writer approached a local studio to get some photographs to get his passport renewed. During the conversation with the photographer, he advised the writer about the legal requirements of the Immigration office, which require both ears to be visible in the photograph to renew his passport. He also informed the writer that Muslim women, need not bother about exposing their ears in the photograph because Muslim women are allowed to wear the Hijab covering their head and chest, including their ears.  The friendly conversation suddenly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Nepal Should Play Role In Rohingya Refugee Crisis Solution
MD Pathik Hasan
Image source:  Internet On the Rohingya issue (repatriation), Nepal and Bangladesh can work together. Nepal can play role in resolving Rohingya crisis. As a regional country, Nepal should play in resolving the regional crisis. Rohingya refugee crisis is a regional problem for both South Asia and Southeast Asia. Nepal and Bangladesh are two of South Asia’s closest friends and peace-loving neighbors, their ties made closer by recent high-level state visits. President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid visited Nepal in 2019. Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari likewise visited Bangladesh... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Now The Target Should be Security Council Resolution?
-Hafizur Talukdar
  In the last five years or so, various initiatives have been taken in bilateral and international forums to repatriate the displaced Rohingyas or to resolve the crisis, but to no avail. The adoption of a unanimous resolution for the first time in the Third Committee of the United Nations on this issue on Wednesday is a beacon of hope in the current crisis. The matter has been published in the media for a good reason. We have also seen that Japan-Russia-China has expressed their views again after the adoption of this proposal. They have explained... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

ශිරාස් යුනුස් (Shiraz Yunus) මහතාට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේ කිසිඳු තනතුරක් ලබා දී නොමැත
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ශිරාස් යුනුස් (Shiraz Yunus) මහතා ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ සම්බන්ධීකරණ ලේකම්වරයෙකු ලෙස කටයුතු නොකරන, අතර එවැනි තනතුරක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලය විසින් ලබා දී නොමැති බව මෙයින් දන්වා සිටිමි. ශිරාස් යුනුස් (Shiraz Yunus) මහතා විසින්, ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ මුස්ලිම් කටයුතු පිළිබඳ සම්බන්ධීකරණ ලේකම්වරයා ලෙස කටයුතු කරන බව පවසමින් සිදු කරන ප්‍රකාශ සම්බන්ධයෙන් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේ කිසිඳු සම්බන්ධයක් නොමැති බව ද මෙයින් ප්‍රකාශ කරමි. එසේම, ඔහු හට කිසිඳු ආකාරයේ තනතුරක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලය විසින් ලබා දී නොමැත. ඔහුගේ ප්‍රකාශ සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම පුද්ගලික වන අතර වත්මන් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හෝ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලය එම අදහස් අනුමත නොකරන බවද වැඩිදුරටත් දන්වා සිටිමි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයෙ පෙරිමියන්කුළම, ගල්කඩව ප්‍රදේශයේ මිරිස් , වම්බටු හා බඩඉරඟු ඇතුළු ගොඩ භෝග වගාවන් කාබනික පොහොර යෙදූ පසු, එම කාබනික පොහොර හරහා දිලීර රෝගයක් බෝ වී වගාවන් විනාශවේ
තිසර සමල් - අනුරාධපුර
අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයෙ පෙරිමියන්කුළම, ගල්කඩව ප්‍රදේශයේ මිරිස් , වම්බටු හා බඩඉරඟු ඇතුළු ගොඩ භෝග වගාවන් රසායනික පොහොර නොමැතිකම හේතුවෙන් කාබනික පොහොර යෙදූ පසු, එම කාබනික පොහොර හරහා දිලීර රෝගයක් බෝ වී වගාවන් විනාශ වන බවට ලැබුණු තොරතුරකට අනුව ඒ පිළිබඳව සොයා බැලීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ ජාතික සංවිධායක, රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතා අදාළ ගොවි බිම් නිරීක්ෂණය කරනු ලැබීය. අනුරාධපුර, පෙරිමියන්කුළම, ගල්කඩවල ප්‍රදේශයේ වම්බටු හා මිරිස් වගා බිම් කීපයක් මෙන්ම ගොවීන් විසින් සැකසූ කොම්පෝස්ට්ද අමාත්‍යයවරයාගේ නිරීක්ෂණයට මෙහිදී ලක් විය. එහිදී ගොවීන් අමාත්‍යයවරයාට පෙන්වා  දෙනු ලැබුවේ වසර ගණනක් විශාල ලෙස ආදායම් ලබා ගත් තම ගොවිබිම් වලින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Notes to the People: From Industrial Agriculture to Natural Farming
By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Ceylon Today
Without questioning the honesty of the Government’s initiative to move away from the system of industrial agriculture in spite of the presence of some contrary evidence it is not difficult to reach a conclusion that the Government’s effort has ended with abject failure. Although many had anticipated the Finance Minister, Basil Rajapaksa, in his maiden Budget would have reversed the import ban on chemical agricultural inputs in the face of growing protest by the farmers and small scale tea estate owners, such a policy reversal had to wait until the committee stage... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Fertiliser Fix
By Priyan R Naik Courtesy Ceylon Today
By Priyan R Naik When the ship ‘Hippo Spirit’ departed from China in September 2021 carrying 20,000 tonnes of organic fertiliser for Colombo as the first of several consignments totalling 99,000 tonnes of organic fertiliser nobody would have imagined  something with the  shipment would go so horribly wrong leading  to a diplomatic tussle, a blacklisting of a bank and a group of unhappy farmers.  Later in October 2021, the ‘Hippo Spirit’ moved away from Colombo harbour and reportedly sailed to Hambantota port. Meanwhile Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Organic farming drive suspended
By Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
“Good Governance with good intentions is the hallmark of our Government. Implementation  with integrity is our core passion” –  Narendra Modi Sri Lanka has backed down from its ambitious plans to become the world’s first completely organic farming Nation, reversing a ban on the import of chemical fertiliser. Earlier in May, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa imposed a total ban on agrochemicals, saying he wanted to make farming 100 per cent organic. Plantations Minister Ramesh Pathirana said the change was to help growers of Ceylon Tea, exports of which are $1.3B annually.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Supporting Lankan agricultural scientists in facing microbial-fertiliser vendors
By Chandre Dharmawardana Courtesy The Island
It was mystifying to read Professor Kulasooriya’s article “Don’t deride Sri Lankan scientists”, (Island, 29/11/2021) because it is not clear who has derided Sri Lankan scientists. By “Sri Lankan” scientists, did he exclude expatriate Sri Lankan citizens, dual citizens and others as being fair game for derision? For many decades Dr. Nalin de Silva has derided Sri Lankan scientists as well as science itself. The media perhaps allowed such misinformation with the oddity of a “Science Dean” attacking science. I remember articles where Prof. Carlo Fonseka as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Chinese embassy says no withdrawal from northern power projects
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Chinese embassy said , China's Sino Soar Hybrid Technology Co., Ltd, had not withdrawn from the execution of northern power projects. A spokesman for the embassy said the  project had been   suspended by Sri Lanka earlier this year , but it was still valid.  “The company will continue the contract after the cabinet approval . There is no  withdrawal,” he said. Earlier , the embassy tweeted , “Sino Soar Hybrid Technology, being suspended to build Hybrid Energy system in 3 northern islands due to 'security concern' from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

At least 50 arrested over lynching of Sri Lankan citizen in Sialkot: Punjab govt
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Punjab government spokesperson Hassan Khawar on Friday said that at least 50 people allegedly involved in killing of a Sri Lankan national over blasphemy allegations in Sialkot have been detained thus far. The Sri Lankan national was tortured to death in the Punjab Town earlier today. An angry mob of hundreds also set the body of foreign national on fire after lynching him over blasphemy allegations. Addressing the media hours after the tragic incident, the spokesperson, flanked by PM’s aide on interfaith harmony Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi and Inspector General... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Imran Khan says those responsible will be punished with full severity
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he is overseeing the investigations into the killing of a Sri Lankan national over blasphemy allegations in Sialkot and that those responsible will be punished with full severity of the law. A mob in Sialkot brutally murdered the Sri Lankan man and set his body on fire over blasphemy allegations. Priyantha Kumara, the export manager of a private factory, was attacked by workers of the factory on Wazirabad road in Sialkot, Pakistan. "The horrific vigilante attack on factory in Sialkot & the burning alive... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Sri Lanka confirms first Omicron variant case
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has confirmed its first case of Omicron Covid-19 variant, the Health Promotion Bureau announced on Friday (03 December). The virus strain was detected in a Sri Lankan national who recently returned to the island on November 24 from Nigeria, according to Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Samitha Ginige. https://youtu.be/ICVK2aIN1hE The 25-year-old female in question is currently under quarantine. She is reportedly a resident of Marawila area. In a statement, Deputy Director of Health Services, Dr. Hemantha Herath said the Omicron case was detected as a result... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

President to establish ‘Green Agriculture Operative Centre’
Courtesy Adaderana
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided to establish a ‘Green Agriculture Operative Centre’ to systematically and sustainably fulfil the priorities identified to make Sri Lanka a ‘green’ country. This is being implemented under the direction of the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said in a statement. The President has given directives to ensure that this Operative Centre gives priority to a number of functions including the amalgamation of the Colombo Commercial Fertilizers Ltd. and the Ceylon Fertilizers Company Limited as the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Sri Lanka records 725 coronavirus cases and 20 deaths confirmed within the day
Courtesy Adaderana
The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 725 today (December 03) as 217 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 566,196. As many as 541,536 recoveries and 14,419 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the COVID-19 outbreak. More than 10,241 active cases in total are currently under medical care, official figures showed. The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 20... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/12/21)

Operations at all electricity grid sub-stations back to normal - State Minister
Courtesy Adaderana
Operations at all electricity grid sub-stations are now back to normal and countrywide power supply has been restored, says Duminda Dissanayake, the State Minister of Solar Power, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Projects Development. Major disruptions to the electricity supply were reported across the country at around 11.30 a.m. this morning owing to a breakdown in transmission lines. The electricity supply to several areas in Colombo was restored at around 2.00 p.m. Subsequently, the power supply on Anuradhapura-Habarana, Laxapana-Athurugiriya and Kotmale-Biyagama transmission lines was re-established. Following the reports on power... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

ලංවිම සභාපතිගේ 'කඩාකප්පල්කාරී' කතාවට ඉන්ජිනේරු සංගමය දුන්න පිළිතුර
මව්බිම දැන් කුමුදු ජයවර්ධන 
විදුලිය සැපයුම බිඳ වැටීම කඩාකප්පල්කාරී ක්‍රියාවක් බවට ලංකා විදුලි බල මණ්ඩලයේ සභාපතිවරයා කරන චෝදනාව කිසිසේත් පිළිනොගන්නා බව ලංවිම විදුලි ඉන්ජිනේරු වෘත්තීය සමිති සංගමයේ සභාපති සෞම්‍ය කුමාරවඩු මහතා පවසයි‍. අද කොළඹදී පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ඔහු ප්‍රකාශ කළේ, දෝෂය ඇතිවූයේ ස්වයංක්‍රීය පද්ධතියක හෙයින් විදුලිය බිඳ වැටීම පිළිබඳ සම්පූර්ණ වාර්තාවක් ලබා ගත හැකි බව ය. අදාළ සම්ප්‍රේෂණ පද්ධතිය යථා තත්ත්වයට පත් කිරීම සඳහා විදුලි ඉන්ජිනේරුවරුන් සිය වෘත්තීය සමිති ක්‍රියාමාර්ගය ද පසෙක තබා සේවය ලබා දුන් බව ඔහු පෙන්වා දුන්නේ ය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

''දිවයින පුරා විදුලිය බිඳ වැටුණේ හිතාමතා කළ ක්‍රියාවක් නිසා'' - ලංවිම සභාපති
මව්බිම දැන්
දිවයින පුරා අද (දෙසැ. 3) විදුලිය බිඳ වැටුණේ ''එක් සංගමයක සීමිත කොටසක් හිතාමතා කළ වෘත්තීය නොවන ක්‍රියාමාර්ගයක්'' හේතුවෙන් බව විදුලිබල මණ්ඩලයේ සභාපති එම්.එම්.සී. ෆර්ඩිනැන්ඩු මහතා පවසයි.   විදුලි බිඳ වැටීම පිළිබඳ mawbima.lk වෙබ් අඩවිය වෙත අදහස් දක්වමින් ඒ සභාපතිවරයා ප්‍රකාශ කළේ, එය නීති විරෝධී ක්‍රියාවක් බව ය. වෘත්තීය සමිති ක්‍රියාමාර්ගය සවස් 4.30න් පසුව ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන බව පැවසුව ද පෙරවරු 11.00ට විදුලිය විසන්ධි කරන්නේ කෙසේ දැයි සභාපතිවරයා ප්‍රශ්න කළේ ය.  "එක සංගමයක සීමිත කොටසක් හිතා මතා කරපු වෘත්තීය නොවන ක්‍රියාමාර්ගයක් නිසයි මේක ඇති වුණේ. දැන් ඒක යථා තත්ත්වයට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

CEB engineers briefly call off work-to-rule campaign
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) has temporarily called off its work-to-rule campaign. The CEBEU members launched a work-to-rule campaign on November 25 over several issues including the controversial Yugadanavi power plant deal. The association demanded that the government not proceed with the deal with US-based energy company New Fortress Energy Inc., which includes a transfer of 40% of shares of West Coast Power Private Limited (WCPL) - the owner of Yugadanavi power plant in Kerawalapitiya. They also called on authorities to put an immediate stop to the abrupt... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

Recent power outages suspected to be acts of sabotage - CEB GM
Courtesy Adaderana
The recent disruptions to the electricity supply are suspected to be acts of sabotage, says the General Manager of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB). Eng. M.R. Ranatunge alleged that CEB engineers are deliberately dragging the restoration activities. Meanwhile, State Minister of National Security & Disaster Management Chamal Rajapaksa stressed that necessary actions would be sought against the CEB engineers if it is revealed that deliberate acts of sabotage have caused the power outages. Major disruptions to the electricity supply were reported across the country at around 11.30 a.m. this morning owing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

Pakistan And Bangladesh Should Reap The Benefits From Potential Growing Economic Ties
MD Pathik Hasan
Bangladesh and Pakistan together make up 5 percent of the world's population. The Possibilities of market value in the case of export and import between these two states are inevitably huge. But the trade between the two countries of 39 crore people is now only 6-7 hundred million dollars. This is a very small share in the exports of both countries. In 2019-20, only 50 million worth of goods went from Bangladesh to Pakistan. It has the potential to grow exponentially. The industrial sector of both countries has expanded tremendously in the last 50 years.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් පැවති මල්ලිකා නිවාස සමිතියේ සියවස් සැමරුම
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
මල්ලිකා නිවාස සමිතියේ “සියවසක  ජයග්‍රහණය” සැමරුම් උත්සවය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ඊයේ (01) දින පස්වරුවේ බණ්ඩාරණායක අනුස්මරණ ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලා පරිශ්‍රයේ ජැස්මින් ශාලාවේ දී පැවැත්විණි. ශ්‍රීමත් අනගාරික ධර්මපාලතුමාගේ මව වන මල්ලිකා හේවාවිතාරණ ළමාතැනීගේ සංකල්පයක් අනුව මල්ලිකා නිවාස සමිතිය ආරම්භ වූයේ 1920 ඔක්තෝබර් 09 වැනිදාය. අසරණ වූ කාන්තාවන්ට සහ ළමුන්ට සහන සැළසීම එහි ප්‍රධාන අරමුණ වී තිබිණි.  මල්ලිකා නිවාස සමිතියේ සියවස් සැමරුම් උත්සවයට සමඟාමීව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය  මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා විසින් මල්ලිකා හේවාවිතාරණ ළමාතැනීගේ ඡායාරූපයකට මල්දමක් පළඳවමින් එතුමියට ගෞරව දක්වන ලදි. අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ආර්යා ශිරන්ති වික්‍රමසිංහ රාජපක්ෂ මහත්මිය ද මෙම අවස්ථාවට එක්ව සිටියාය. මල්ලිකා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ටත් නොතේරෙන විදියට මේ රට හසුරුවන්න නොයෙක් බලවේග ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙනවා - අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
මාධ්‍යයත් එක්ක සුහදව වැඩ කරන එක කලාවක්. අපි කවදාවත් මාධ්‍යයට කිසි දෙයක් හැංගුවේ නෑ. අපේ ජීවිතේ දුෂ්කරම කාලවල මාධ්‍යවේදීන් අපිත් එක්ක හිටියා. හැම අවස්ථාවේම අපි මාධ්‍යවේදීන් ආරක්ෂා කළා. මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ටත් නොතේරෙන විදියට මේ රට හසුරුවන්න නොයෙක් බලවේග ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙනවා යැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පැවසීය. ජනමාධ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය විසින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ප්‍රථමවරට ජනමාධ්‍යවේදීන් සඳහා පිරිනමන “ඇසිදිසි රක්ෂණාවරණය” ප්‍රදානය කිරීමේ සමාරම්භක අවස්ථාවට එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද (02) දින පෙරවරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී මේ බව ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. අද මේ රටේ මාධ්‍යවල පෙන්වන දේවල්ම යොදාගෙන මේ රටේ කීර්තිනාමය විනාශ කරන්න... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

ගෑස් පිපිරුම් ගැන ගම්මන්පිලගෙන් හෙලිදරවුවක්.. ‘මකැප්ටන්’ යයි ප‍්‍රබල සැකයක්..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
පෞද්ගලික බස් රථ වලට භාවිතා කෙරෙන ඩීසල් ලංගම බස් රථ වලද දුම්රිය, වෑන්, විදුලි ජනන යන්ත්‍ර, විදුලි බලාගාර සදහා ද භාවිතා වන බවත් ඒසේ තිබිය දී පෞද්ගලික බස්රථ පමණක් නතර වනුයේ ඩීසල් බාල නිසා නොව පෞද්ගලික බස් රථ හිමියන්ගෙන් විශාල පිරිසක් දිගුකලක් භූමිතෙල් සිය බස්රථ වල ඉන්ධනයක් ලෙස භාවිතා කිරීමට යාම නිසා බවත් බලශක්ති අමාත්‍ය නීතිඥ උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කර සිටියේ ය. බලශක්ති අමාත්‍යංශය සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහජන උපයෝගිතා කොමිෂන් සභාව එක්ව සකස් කරන ලද ඛනිජ තෙල් නිෂ්පාදන පාරිභෝගිකයන්ගේ අයිතිවාසිකම් සහ වගකීම් ප්‍රකාශනය හා පැමිණිලි සහ ආරවුල් විසඳාලීමේ ක්‍රියාපටිපාටිය බලාත්මක... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

ගෑස් සංයුතිය වෙනස් කිරීම කුමන්ත‍්‍රණයක්.. නඩු දාන්න ගියාම ඇමතිලා දෙන්නා මගේ කට වැහුවා..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
මෙරට ගෘහස්ථ ගෑස් සිලින්ඩර් වල සංයුතිය වෙනස් කිරීම සැලසුම් සහගතව කළ අපරාධයක් බවත් එය බරපතළ වංචාවක් බවත් පාරිභෝගික අධිකාරියේ හිටපු විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ තුෂාන් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. https://youtu.be/68-toc47hiw දැනට ඇති ගෑස් භාවිතය ඉතාම අවදානම් බවත් ඊට ප්‍රධාන හේතුව සංයුතිය වෙනස් වීම බව ද ඔහු පැවසීය. මෙම වංචාව තමන් පසුගිය අප්‍රේල් මාසයේ දී හෙළි කළ ද අදාළ අමාත්‍යවරුන් දෙදෙනා විසින් තමන්ගේ කට වැසූ බවත් නඩු දාන්න ඉඩ නොදුන් බවත් ඔහු කියා සිටී. අන්තර්ජාල නාලිකාවක සාකච්ඡාවකදී මහතා මෙම අදහස් පළ කළේය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

SLFP suggests urgently holding PC polls under former election system, reducing seats in LG bodies
Courtesy Adaderana
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) suggests that it would be appropriate to hold the Provincial Council elections expeditiously, under the former election system the least limited to this particular election alone.  The suggestion was made at the Select Committee of Parliament to Identify Appropriate Reforms of the Election Laws and the Electoral System and to Recommend Necessary Amendments held today (02). State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara who testifying on behalf of the party at the committee stated that many problems have risen due to postponing of the provincial council elections for a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) is ready to regulate LP Gas – Chairman
Courtesy Adaderana
The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator and the designated regulator for the petroleum industry, together with Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI) has already formulated a standard for the much-talked LP gas in September this year and is ready to regulate LP Gas and other related industries, PUCSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake said.  “The LPG Gas Standard, developed under the supervision of the Sri Lanka Standards Institution, can be implemented immediately to ensure the protection of consumers of LPG. However, The PUCSL does not have the legal powers to enforce... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

Chinese energy project on three Sri Lankan islands suspended
Courtesy Adaderana
The Chinese Embassy in Colombo says that the hybrid energy project planned in three islands off Jaffna peninsula has been suspended due to “security concern” from a third party. In a tweet, the embassy said that the Hybrid Energy system to be built in three northern islands of Sri Lanka by the Chinese high-tech renewable energy company, Sino Soar Hybrid Technology, has been suspended.  It said that the same company has now inked a contract with the Maldivian government to establish solar power plants at 12 of its islands. “Sino... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

Daily count of new Covid-19 cases reaches 735 and 27 deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ministry of Health reports that another 197 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today, increasing the daily count of new cases to 735.  This brings the total number of Covid-29 cases confirmed in the country to 565,471. Nearly 10,000 infected patients are presently being treated for the virus across the island. The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 27 coronavirus-related deaths for December 01, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 14,399. According to the figures released by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

Request from presidential committee on LP gas issues to consumers
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/_pgQfSEfInA The general public is urged to contact the dealer, the nearest police station or the Presidential Committee looking into the recent accidents linked to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders, in the event of any explosions or related issues. In a statement issued today (December 02), the committee’s chairman Prof. Shantha Walpolage said the panel can be contacted via 0115 811927 or 0115 811929. The committee also mentioned a set of instructions for the general public to follow in case of an emergency. The consumers are advised to ensure... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

Several top officials of Board of Investment resign.
Courtesy Adaderana
Several prominent members of the board of directors of the Board of Investment (BOI) have stepped down from their positions. According to a statement issued by the BOI, the Chairman, members of the Board of Directors and the Director-General are among the top officials who resigned.  The full statement of the Board of Investment is as follows:... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

U.S donates nearly 200,000 additional Pfizer vaccines to Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
Nearly 200,000 additional Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses arrived in Sri Lanka today (December 02) as a donation from the United States. This gift demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the United States to support Sri Lanka in the fight against COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo said in a statement. “As the pandemic continues and new variants emerge, the United States continues to partner with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization to vaccinate as many people as possible and build a world that is safer and more secure... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/12/21)

BREAKING NEWS - අපේ සීමාව පැනලා.. මුළු රටම කළුවර වෙයි..? ගෝඨා නොසිතූ දෙයක් කරන්න යයි වීඩියෝ
Courtesy VA News
https://youtu.be/-N0WfmFBxus... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/21)

Soapy Water Leak Test: How Do You Check for Gas Cylinder Leaks, How to Detect a Gas Leak in Your Home – Gas Leak Soap Bubbles – Soap Test for Gas Leak
Courtesy ELGAS (Australia)
The soapy water leak test allows for tell-tale gas leak soap bubbles that are indicative of a gas leak. You just coat all of the gas transmission gear (pipes, hoses & valves) with soapy water and then pressurise the system. If you see gas leak soap bubbles or smell rotten eggs, you know you have a leak. It is important to know how do you check for gas cylinder leaks and regularly leak test your BBQ gas bottle (LPG gas cylinder), regulator and hose using the soap bubble test for gas leak. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/21)

Litro urges consumers not to test gas cylinders at home for leaks
Courtesy Adaderana
Litro Gas Lanka Ltd. has warned consumers no Litro Gas Lanka Ltd. today (Dec. 01) warned the consumers not to test their gas cylinders at home using methods such as soap water. At a media briefing, Director of Sales and Marketing of Litro Gas Lanka, Janaka Pathirathna said people using soap water to test for liquefied petroleum gas leakages poses certain dangers. “The cylinder must remain sealed once it is brought home. the regulator must be fixed soon after the seal is removed. If not, the safety cap must be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/21)

Omicron could be ominous for Sri Lanka’s economic revival
By Raj Gonsalkorale
In the immediate term, all political parties in Parliament should bury their respective hatchets, and agree on a political truce for the next two years. They could take the next step and agree to form a national government or a national governance council for two years. The theme of such a government or entity should be responsible governance as the most important political activity now is responsible governance. Sri Lanka’s dependency on export earnings, foreign remittances and tourist earnings for its survival has made it very seriously vulnerable to the effects of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/21)

ලංකාවේ ඇත්ත මුදල් ඇමති බැසිල් නොව පී.බී.ජයසුන්දරයි! පී.බී.ජයසුන්දර අහුරාගෙන සිටි කෘෂි රසායන ආනයන ගැසට් නියෝගයට බැසිල් රට යන්නට පෙර අත්සන් කරලා
රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් දකුණු පලාත් හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර 
 කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය, අමාත්‍යාංශ, පාර්ලිමේන්තුව වැනි වැදගත් ආයතනයන් ගන්නා තීරණ ක්‍රියාත්මක නොවන්නේ ලංකා ආර්ථික මෙහෙයවීමේ සර්ව බලධාරියා බවට ජනාධිපති ලේකම් පී.බී.ජයසුන්දර පත්ව ඇති නිසා බව නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් පවසයි. කෘෂිකර්ම අමාත්‍යාංශයේ වැය ශීර්ෂයේ කතාකල ඇමති මහින්දානන්ද කීවේ එදින සවස ගැසට් එක නිකුත් කළ හැකි බවයි. ඊට පෙර දින පුවත්පත් සාකච්ඡාවේදී එතුමා කීවේ ජනතා සංවේදී රජයක් ලෙස ගොවි ජනතාවට සවන් දී මැයි මාසයේ නිකුත් කරන ලද ගැසට්පත්‍රය ඉවත් කර ගන්නා බවයි. මේ ගැසට් එක ට මුදල් ඇමති බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ අත්සන් කළේ ඊයේ ය.  දැන් සතියක් මේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/21)

‘India That Is Bharat’ Review: A Book of Consequence for Constitutional Reform in former European Colonies including Sri Lanka
byD V Sridharan-Nov 16, 2021 
Author J Sai Deepak and his book's cover. Snapshot J Sai Deepak’s book ‘India That is Bharat’ is a rigorous survey of India’s political history since the Papal Bull of 1493.India that is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution. J Sai Deepak. Bloomsbury India. 2021. Pages 484. Rs 404.here’s a genre of videos on YouTube called the ‘unBoxing video’. It mostly interests DIY buffs and techno-novices who receive products by mail and need help to figure out how to use what they had ordered, whether it be a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/21)

Myanmar And Bangladesh Can Benefit From Strengthening Trade And Connectivity Ties
MD Pathik Hasan
Myanmar is one of the closest neighbors of Bangladesh. Which is also known as Burma. Before the Second World War, many people from Bangladesh used to travel to Burma in search of livelihood. Since then, the people of this country have developed an economic and social relationship with Burma. Apart from India, Bangladesh shares a border with Myanmar. The 271 km long Bangladesh-Myanmar border is very important for Bangladesh due to geographical reasons. Bangladesh can use Myanmar by land for communication in Southeast Asian countries including China. Road connectivity is possible through Myanmar. Maybe a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/21)

Maldives And Bangladesh Can Benefit From Growing Trade Ties
MD Pathik Hasan
Maldives and Bangladesh both are South Asian countries. Maldives and Bangladesh established diplomatic relations on 22 September 1978.  That was the starting point. The relations between two South Asian countries are increasing day by day.  Maldives President Ibrahim Mohammed Saleh's visit to Bangladesh in March, 2021 added multidimensionality to the two countries. Because the country has expressed its determination to work together with Dhaka on bilateral, regional and international issues. Not only that, a total of six Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) has been signed between Dhaka-Male within a month; Of which four have been completed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/21)

ඇමරිකාවේ තරුණ ජේම්ස් ලංකාවේදී පැවිදි දිවියට| අහම්බෙන් ඇහුණු ඒ බණ පදයෙන් මගෙ මුලු ජීවිතේම වෙනස්වුණා||
Courtesy Harindra Jayalal
  https://youtu.be/pPIsCA4vA3E... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/21)

Growing and export of ganja to be legalised
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Legislation will be brought to Parliament shortly to permit the growing and export of ganja as a medicine for a number of noncommunicable diseases, State Minister Sisira Jayakody said yesterday. Speaking during the committee stage debate on the budget in the House he said laws will be brought in to legalise growing and export of ganja only as a medicinal product. “It has been proven that diseases such as cancer and conditions such as strokes can be cured through ayurvedic treatment where ganja is used as a medicine. Therefore we... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/21)

Sri Lanka will handle debt repayments ’seamlessly’: CB Governor
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Sri Lanka is confident of being able to "seamlessly" repay all of its sovereign debt that comes due in 2022, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said on Wednesday, while exploring new instruments to make its debt profile more sustainable. "The repayments (for 2022) will go through seamlessly, we are confident we'll be making those payments on time. There is absolutely no worry about that," Cabraal told Reuters in an interview. "At the same time we are taking many steps to deal with our debt in a sustainable manner and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/21)

CEB engineers withdraw from power restoration activities
Courtesy Adaderana
Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) says its members have withdrawn from power restoration activities with effect from 4.15 p.m. today (December 01). The chairman of the union Mr. Saumya Kumarawadu told the media that the decision was taken to oppose the abrupt transfers of law-abiding officials. https://youtu.be/xmILLaP2sWU Speaking further, the trade union chief said the CEB engineers attended power restoration activities even after the end of their shift despite their work-to-rule campaign. “We even restored the power outages on the day before yesterday just within... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/12/21)

Ministerial Consultative Committee on Trade takes up gas cylinder issue
Courtesy Adaderana
A special meeting of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Trade was held in Parliament today (01) to seek the views and solutions of several parties regarding the sudden spike in gas cylinder-related incidents reported over the past couple of days. https://youtu.be/752z-3T_l20 The Ministerial Consultative Committee met under the chairmanship of Minister of Trade Bandula Gunawardana and State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna was present during the discussion held. The special Ministerial Consultative Committee was held for further discussion on several issues raised by the Opposition in Parliament yesterday (30), discussing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

Daily coronavirus infections count climbs to 744 and 27 deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 744 today (December 01) as 185 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 564,733. As many as 540,783 recoveries and 14,372 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the COVID-19 outbreak. More than 9,500 active cases in total are currently under medical care, official figures showed. The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

CBSL to freeze bank accounts transferring money using unlawful methods
Courtesy Adaderana
Bank accounts of those who distribute and receive money through unlawful money transfer methods will be frozen with immediate effect, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Ajith Nivard Cabraal said in a tweet today. Accordingly, the Central Bank has urged all migrant Sri Lankans to use only legal channels to repatriate their earnings. Earlier today, it was announced that Sri Lankan migrant workers would receive an additional Rs. 10 for each US Dollar they convert into Rupees in December this year, through the Sri Lankan Banking System and other... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 27 B4
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Tamil Separatist Movement says it is entitled to self determination and has the right to set up a separate state. The Tamil Separatist Movement cites the often repeated UN statement which says “All peoples have the right to self-determination and by virtue of that right to freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development”. Netherlands said in an opinion to the International Court of Justice, given in 2018 that self-determination was   a part of International law as a right.  Netherlands pointed out that in 1970 UN... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

High Commissioner Moragoda seeks greater defence and security cooperation with India
High Commission of Sri Lanka New Delhi
Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda explored avenues of further augmenting defence and security cooperation with India, when he met the Defence Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh in New Delhi, today (30).  Minister Singh extended a warm welcome to High Commissioner Moragoda. The Defence Minister of India and the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka discussed a range of issues, reviewing the existing excellent defence and security ties between the two countries. High Commissioner Moragoda thanked the Defence Minister for the support that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

Turkey And Bangladesh Can Benefit From Growing Trade and Strategic Ties
MD Pathik Hasan
Turkey is a real well-wisher and good friend of Bangladesh. It is Turkey that was, is, and will be with Bangladesh in the crisis moment. Only the sky is the limit of Turkey-Bangladesh ties.  According to recent reports of Bangladeshi media outlets, Bangladesh In recent times, Bangladesh and Turkey have become increasingly close, with two main goals behind them. On the one hand, Turkey's far-reaching efforts to regain its influence in the Muslim world. On the other hand, Bangladesh is willing to expand trade and defense ties including resolving the Rohingya crisis. Based on these... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

Bhutan Can Play Role In Rohingya Crisis Solution
MD Pathik Hasan
South Asian neighbors Bangladesh and Bhutan have a harmonious relationship on the strength of their mutual interest, shared history and culture. On December 6, 1971, Bhutan and India became the first countries to recognize the independence of Bangladesh. Bangladesh-Bhutan ties started to deepen from this period. Bhutan and Bangladesh signed  ‘PTA’ on December 06, 2020. After PTA, Bhutan and Bangladesh can cooperate to resolve some regional crisis. Bhutan and Bangladesh can work together in resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis because it is a regional crisis.  For decades, Myanmar has gone through extreme cruelty to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

Nepal And Bangladesh Could Benefit From Growing Trade Ties
MD Pathik Hasan
Nepal and Bangladesh are two of South Asia’s closest friends and peace-loving neighbors, their ties made closer by recent high-level state visits. President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid visited Nepal in 2019. Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari likewise visited Bangladesh in 2021 as a guest on the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Nepal recognized Bangladesh as a sovereign state in 1971 and bilateral relations solidified after Bangladesh established six trade routes with Nepal in 1976. Relations were further enriched by the visit of King Birendra of Nepal to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

ආපදා ණය රුපියල් කෝටි 17 ක් නොගෙවීම නිසා දුම්රිය සේවකයින් දැඩි පීඩාවක. අවශ්‍ය මුදල් කඩිනමින් ලබා දෙන්න
දුම්රිය වෘත්තීය සමිති සන්ධානය.
ලේකම්, එස්.ආර්.ආටිගල මැතිතුමා, මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශය, ආපදා ණය රුපියල් කෝටි 17 ක් නොගෙවීම නිසා දුම්රිය සේවකයින් දැඩි පීඩාවක. අවශ්‍ය මුදල් කඩිනමින් ලබා දෙන්න ආපදාවක් වූ විට හෝ වෙනත් ණය අවශ්‍යතාවයක් වූ විට, හදීසි හා අත්‍යාවශය වියදමක් දැරීම සඳහා  රාජ්‍ය සේවකයින්ට ගෙවනු ලබන ආපදා ණය මුදල් නොගෙවීම නිසා දුම්රිය සේවකයින් දැඩි පීඩාවකට පත්ව ඇත.ආයතන සංග්‍රහයේ XXIV වන පරිච්ඡේදය 10: 1 අනුව සේවකයාගේ ඉල්ලීම මත, මාස 10 ක වැටුප් උපරිමයකට යටත්ව, ආපදවක් වෙනුවෙන් වැටුප් අත්තිකාරමක් ලබාගැනීමට සේවකයාට හැකියාව ඇත. ගංවතුර, නායයෑම් ආදි ස්වාභාවික විපත් වලදී සහන සැලසීමට, වෛද්‍ය වියදම්, පවුලේ කෙනෙකුගේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

International award to north-eastern journalist Nava Thakuria
Indian News
Guwahati: The Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) rewards senior journalist Nava Thakuria, a resident of northeast India, for his relentless initiatives to safeguard the rights of media persons in the south Asian country and also defending the press freedom in the region with an exemplary commitment. The Assam-based working journalist has been awarded on 30 November 2021 remotely as it was difficult for him to reach Geneva because of the Covid-19 restrictions. “It is the first time that the PEC rewards a journalist from India, the second most populous... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

Showcasing the Gandhara Buddhist civilization
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, November 30: The remnants of the Gandhara Buddhist civilization in Pakistan are a sight to behold, not just for Buddhist pilgrims but also for art lovers.  Imposing stupas with intricate and lifelike carvings depicting various events in the Buddha’s life and his past births abound in the Swat Valley in North West Pakistan bordering Afghanistan.    It is amazing that an avowedly Islamic country, where idols are considered haram (forbidden), has diligently preserved these masterpieces, and that, against heavy odds. Mercifully, the icons escaped the Islamization drive of President Zia... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

New health guidelines issued for public and work-related activities
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director-General of Health Services has published new guidelines for public and work-related activities to be followed from the 01st to 15th of December. In a press release, Dr. Asela Gunawardena noted that there is still a risk for escalation in COVID-19 transmission due to cluster formation, although significant control of the epidemic in the country has been achieved. Proper adherence to the health guidelines has given more responsibility to the Medical Officers of Health (MOH) for regulation and monitoring at the ground level, he added. “The contribution and active engagement of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

President appoints committee to investigate gas cylinder fires and explosions
Courtesy Adaderana
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a Committee to look into the recent incidents of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder fires and explosions that have occurred at domestic, commercial and sales outlets in various parts of the country and to find possible causes of the problem in order to provide immediate solutions to the issue. Chaired by Prof. Shantha Walpola of the Moratuwa University, the committee also includes Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon, Prof. Ajith de Alwis of Moratuwa University, Prof. W .D.W Jayathilaka of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Prof. Pradeep Jayaweera, Commissioner of  Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)

722 COVID cases in total and 18 new deaths detected within the day
Courtesy Adaderana
The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 722 today (November 30) as 195 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 563,989. As many as 540,387 recoveries and 14,346 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the COVID-19 outbreak. More than 9,200 active cases in total are currently under medical care, official figures showed. The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 18 new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/21)


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