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News Archive for Sep 2021

Youth population highly reluctant to get jabs in Colombo
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, Sept 17 (DailyMirror) – People who haven’t received their vaccines as yet, are not only putting themselves in danger but the others as well. The younger population aged from 20 to 29 years show great reluctance in receiving the COVID jab in the Colombo City, CMC Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ruwan Wijemuni said. He said that only 20% of the estimated youth population had so far received the vaccine. “There is a 97,000 youth population in the Colombo City limits eligible to be vaccinated. However, only 20%... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” reports manipulated data
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, September 17 (newsin.asia): The World Bank announced on Thursday that it has “paused” or temporarily discontinued, its “Doing Business Report” (DBR), following publication of internal audits and reviews into the report that revealed serious ethical concerns of data manipulation, shattering trust in the rankings. The DBR had been “paused” after data irregularities were found in the 2018 and 2020 reports. The DBR was used to drive policy and regulatory changes favorable to businesses and corporations. Ranking countries on the “ease of doing business,” orchestrated a race to the bottom pushing governments to dismantle... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Red list booking surge: Holiday sites see increase in demand for trips to Maldives, Mexico and Sri Lanka with government set to halve number of no-go destinations in travel shake-up
By MARK DUELL FOR MAILONLINE and DAVID CHURCHILL and JASON GROVES FOR THE DAILY MAIL Courtesy MailOnline
Travel experts anticipate 'large increase in bookings this weekend' for foreign trips if changes take placeGovernment is expected to tear up testing rules for the fully vaccinated in time for the half-term holidaysExpedia says Mexico is most popular red list country when comparing this month with September 2020Skyscanner says it has seen a 92% increase in last full week for return searches by travellers from Britain Demand for travel to 'red list' countries such as the Maldives, Mexico and Sri Lanka is surging amid hopes they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Thailand Covid: Idle taxis used to grow food for out-of-work drivers
Courtesy BBC
In a car park in the Thai capital Bangkok, green shoots sprout from the roofs of colourful taxis. Thailand's tough Covid-19 restrictions have left the city's hectic streets quiet, putting taxi drivers out of work. As fares dried up, many drivers left the city for their home villages, leaving so-called taxi graveyards behind. Now, one company has decided to use the roofs of the idle vehicles as small vegetable plots, which they hope can help to feed out-of-work drivers and other employees. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Anagarika Dharmapala - 157th Birth Anniversary ( Date of Birth - September 17, 1864) The Life and Legacy of Anagarika Dharmapala
By Senaka Weeraratna
In the modern history of Sri Lanka no one stands taller than Anagarika Dharmapala. In a country that had witnessed the overthrow of its last king in 1815, seen successive waves of Portuguese, Dutch and British invasions sweeping away much of the traditional Buddhist culture of the country, the unsolicited entry of missionaries of every conceivable denomination from both Europe and USA descending on local children like a cloud of locusts with unconcealed plans to wean them away from their longstanding religious beliefs, and make them ashamed of everything that they stood for and lived... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

ජගත් කුමාර ඉල්ලා අස්වෙයි.. ජනපතිට ලිපිය යවයි.. ගාමිණි ලොකුගේ-සරත් වීරසේකර කුපාඩි වැඩ කරන බව කියයි..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ජගත් කුමාර මහතා පාදුක්ක ප‍්‍රාදේශීය සංවර්ධන කමිටුවේ සභාපති ධූරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වී තිබේ. ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා වෙත ලිපියක් යවමින් ඔහු සඳහන් කරන්නේ තමන් එම ධුරයට පත් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ස්තූතිවන්ත වන බවයි. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් කොළඹ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ඔහු කියා සිටියේ ගාමිණී ලොකුගේ සහ සරත් වීරසේකර යන අමාත්‍වරුන් එක්ව සැලසුම් සහගතව තමනට පහර දෙන බවයි. පාදුක්ක පොලිස් ස්ථානාධිපති ධුරයට ඇමති ලොකුගේට හිතවත් අයෙක් පත් කර තමනට කෙණෙහිලිකම් කල බවත් ඔහු චෝදනා කරයි. කුපාඩි වැඩ කරන්න එපා යයි තමන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Revelation of Ven. Gnanasara Thera - Several parties express views (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
Several parties expressed their views today (17) regarding the revelation of Ven. Gnanasara Thera and the response of the Archbishop of Colombo. The National Organizer of the 'Sinhale' National Organization Pradeep Sanjeewa presented to the media an audio recording of a conversation that took place between former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and Rev. Father Cyril Gamini https://youtu.be/PpA0KOK3mlg https://youtu.be/yqP6lZZp33Q... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

NEWS‘Ratwatte’s boorish actions unbecoming of a Minister’
By Shamindra Ferdinando  Courtesy The Island
DEW alleges cover-up, warns of dire consequences One-time Prisons Minister Dew Gunasekera yesterday (16) called for an immediate police investigation into SLPP lawmaker Lohan Ratwatte’s recent wild behaviour inside the Anuradhapura prison, where he issued death threats to two LTTEers incarcerated there. Gunasekera pointed out that the minister had forcibly entered the Anuradhapura prison on 12 Sept. around 5.30 pm in the wake of the government turning a blind eye to his earlier drunken raid on Welikada prison on 06 Sept. Gunasekera served as the Prisons Minister after... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Cabraal on relaxing Sri Lanka’s import restrictions
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka’s central bank chief says that the government does not want to keep the import restrictions which are currently in place for too long and that he would like to see them being eased out after a certain period as the restrictions do have an impact on investor confidence.  During a live interview with "Bloomberg Markets: Asia," the newly re-appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal was asked about the capital controls, import restrictions and much longer he believes they need to be in place. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

UK removes Sri Lanka from travel ‘red list’
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has been removed from the United Kingdom’s “Red List” – which requires hotel quarantine for all arrivals - effective from next Wednesday, according to the Sri Lankan High Commission in London. Sri Lanka has been removed from the UK’s Red List which will take effect from 4.00 a.m. of 22 September 2021, the High Commission said in a tweet.  This has also been confirmed in the UK government’s website for foreign travel advice, which says: “Sri Lanka is on the red list for entering England. From 4am on Wednesday 22... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Sri Lanka reports another 121 coronavirus deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 121 coronavirus related deaths for September 16, increasing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 11,938. According to the figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the victims reported today includes 62 males and 59 females. One of the deceased is below the age of 30 while twenty-eight are aged between 30-59 years. Ninety-two victims are aged 60 years and above. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Sri Lanka exceeds 500,000 total COVID-19 cases with 2,078 new coronavirus cases on Friday
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has registered 2,078 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the total above 500,000 cases since the start of the pandemic. According to the Govt. Information Department, another 800 persons have tested positive for the virus, increasing the daily total to 2,078. This includes 792 new cases associated with the ‘New Year Covid cluster’ and 08 returnees from abroad.  The country’s tally of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has climbed to 500,772 with this.  Total recoveries have risen to 429,776 with over 59,000 infected patients currently under medical... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

IGP instructed to investigate complaint against Lohan Ratwatte
Courtesy Adaderana
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has received a complaint against State Minister Lohan Ratwatte in connection with the incidents at the Welikada and Anuradhapura prisons.  https://youtu.be/icSm6mbilxU Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara has instructed IGP Chandana Wickramaratne immediately launch an investigation into that complaint.  The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) yesterday said that such acts should be investigated fully and impartially and if proved be visited with penal consequences.  “It is imperative that independent and impartial investigations into these alleged criminal acts are conducted expeditiously,”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Quarantine curfew extended until Oct. 01
Courtesy Adaderana
The quarantine curfew currently in effect across the island has been extended until 4.00 a.m. on October 01 (Friday), the President’s Spokesman said.  https://youtu.be/kdITTi6AFtU In a twitter message, he said that the decision was taken during the meeting of the Special Committee on COVID-19 Control chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (17). This was also confirmed by Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, who tweeted that ‘conditional lockdown’ will continue until October 01.   However, government essential services impacting the economy will be allowed to function, the minister... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

No need to panic over ‘fake email’ received by airport authorities – Defence Secretary
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka’s Secretary of Defence says there is NO need for the public to panic over the ‘fake email’ received by country’s airport authorities regarding a security threat. “Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne Referring to the standard security measures adopted at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport, affirmed that there is no requirement for general public to panic due to the information disseminating over a fake email of hostile nature received by the airport authorities.”  “Country’s defence and law enforcing agencies are continuing their duties in the same vein without letting anyone... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

‘HATRED CEASES NOT BY HATRED BUT BY LOVE,’-STORY OF SRI JAYEWARDENEPURA GENERAL HOSPITAL
By Rohan Abeygunawardena
Incidentally, our memory flows exactly Seventy [70] years back to the  ' San Francisco Peace Treaty Conference ' in September 1951. D.S. Senanayake, the first Prime Minister of Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was then known) selected his young and able Finance Minister J. R. Jayewardene to lead the delegation from Ceylon to the conference. The latter made his historical speech on 6th September 1951, 11 days before his 45th birthday (he was born on 17th September 1906 and his 115th birth anniversary falls this month). This great... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

Sumanthiran and his Surrogate Mother at the UNHRC
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16 September 2021 OPEN LETTER to M.A. Sumanthiran MPParliament of Sri Lanka(Sumanthiran_m

Parliament .lk) Dear Mr. Sumanthiran: This is my third OPEN letter to you.  I wanted to know more about you other than just a Tamil MP who has adopted a surrogate Mother in  Madam Michelle Bachelet , the UN Human Rights Commissioner, to whom he goes running saying..".Mommy..Mommy... Sri Lanka is not being nice to me..She is discriminating  and persecuting me and my Tamil people, especially in the North and East of Sri Lanka." And what I gathered was... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 17/09/21)

70th Anniversary San Francisco Peace Conference (1951 - 2021)
Senaka Weeraratna
If Japan did not enter the second world war in 1941 the whole of Asia would have have come under Western colonial domination. There was not an iota of thought in any western country in 1939 to give freedom to people in European colonies. The possibility of what happened to the native Americans, Australian Aboriginies, people of Hawaii, Maoris of New Zealand, Kandyan Sinhalese peasantry of Sri Lanka whose lands were grabbed under enclosure policies and converted into coffee and tea plantations by British settlers killing over 10, 000 wild elephants in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Your Excellency President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, please let this be a turning point!
By Rohana R. Wasala
When I pen these words, average Sri Lankans are still sleeping. I am ahead of them and awake. That is because of the time zone difference between where I live and Sri Lanka, my country of birth. As usual, as the first thing I do in the morning, particularly these days, I glanced at the headlines in The Island epaper, and was depressed to read the banner headline “Ratwatte remains a state minister despite resignation over running amok in prisons”,  with the following underneath it:  “State Minister of Prison Reform and Rehabilitation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Anagarika Dharmapala: Admirer of ‘Queen Mab’
By Rohana R. Wasala
It may look unfashionable or even indecent to write about Anagarika Dharmapala (1864-1933) in these days of ‘reconciliation’ politics. But that is due to the deliberate distortion of facts by vested interests. So I beg my readers’ indulgence. The Anagarika has been consistently misrepresented by antinationalists as a Sinhala supremacist, a Buddhist fanatic, and a propagator of violent nationalism. But the truth was otherwise; he was none of these. As anthropologist Gananath Obesekera, professor emeritus, Princeton University, mentions in his ‘The Doomed King’ (2017), “Dharmapala was the most passionate defender of Sri Vikrama in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

ගුරුවරු සහා ගුරු හොරු
උදුලා ජයසිංහ
ගුරුවරුන් වශයෙන් අපි හඳුන්වනු ලබන්නේ දෙමවුපියන්ගෙන් පසු ළමයින්ට හා විශේෂයෙන් ළමා මනසට වැටහෙන පරිදි අවවාද අනුශාසනා දෙමින් තමා ලද අධ්‍යාපන සුදුසු කම් අනුව දැනුම,බුද්ධිය වර්ධනය කර දරුවන්ට නිසි මගට යොමුකොට සමාජයේ ගරුබුහුමන් ලබන පිරිසකි. දුසිරිත් වලින් තොර සහජ හැකියාවක් ඇති මානවයා සැකසීම කරන්නන්ද ගුරුවරුන් ලෙස හැඳින්වියහැක. පෙර රජදරුවන් කාලයේ පවා රජ දරුවන්ටද, ඔවුන්ගේ දරුවනටද රාජ්ජ්‍ය තන්ත්‍රය ගැන හා නොයෙකුත් ශිල්ප ශ්‍රාස්ත්‍ර ගුරුවරුන් විසින් උගන්වා ඇති බව පෙනී යයි. ඒ සඳහා වෙනම වෙනම තක්ශිලාවක් නොහොත් පාසැල්ද පවත්වා ඇත. අතීතයේදී අප දේශයේ මුල්ම යුගයේ පිරිවෙන් අධ්‍යාපනයද ළමුන්ට ලබා දී ඇති බව පෙනේ . ඒ ඒ යුගවල තොරතුරු පරිශීලනය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

මහජන සෞඛ්‍ය පරීක්ෂකට පහරදුන් බව කියන පල්ලබැද්දේ නන්දරතන හිමි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය උපදේශක තනතුරක් නොදරයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
කැකිරාව සෞඛ්‍ය වෛද්‍ය  නිලධාරී කාර්යාලයේ පරිපාලන මහජන සෞඛ්‍ය පරීක්ෂකවරයාට පහරදෙමින් කලහකාරී  ලෙස හැසිරුණු බව කියන පල්ලබැද්දේ නන්දරතන හිමි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය උපදේශක තනතුරක් දරණ බවට පළවන මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා සත්‍යයෙන් තොර වේ. උන්වහන්සේ වර්තමානයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ    උපදේශක හෝ වෙනත් කිසිදු  තනතුරක්  දරන්නේ නැත. කැකිරාව පොලිසිය අදාළ සිදුවීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් මේ වනවිට පරීක්ෂණ පවත්වයි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

“දැයක් නගන - සියක් නගර” ව්‍යාපෘතිය
තිසර සමල් - අනුරාධපුර
“දැයක් නගන - සියක් නගර” ව්‍යාපෘතිය යටතේ තිරප්පනය අනුරාධපුර තිරප්පනය නගරයේ යෝජිත භූදර්ශන හා රථවාහන නැවතුම හා තිරප්පනය “තුරු සෙවන” විවේක සහ විනෝද කටයුතු උද්‍යානය ඉදි කිරීම් කටයුතු රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් සමාරම්භ කෙරිණි. රට නගන සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම වත්මන් රජයේ ප්‍රථිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනය අනුව නගර සීයක් සංවර්ධනය කිරීමේ “දැයක් නගන - සියක් නගර” ව්‍යාපෘතිය යටතේ අනුරාධපුර තිරප්පනය නගරයේ යෝජිත භූදර්ශන හා රථවාහන නැවතුම වෙනුවෙන් රුපියල් මිලියන 16.8 ක් හා තිරප්පනය “තුරු සෙවන” විවේක සහ විනෝද කටයුතු උද්‍යානය සඳහා රුපියල් මිලියන 33 ක මුදලක් නාගරික සංවර්ධන, අපද්‍රව්‍ය බැහැරලීම හා ජල පවිත්‍රතා කටයුතු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

අභ්‍යාසලාභීන්/ සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් ගුරු සේවයේ පුරප්පාඩු සඳහා බඳවා ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සාකච්ඡාවක් ලබා ගැනීම.
සංවර්ධන නිලධාරී සේවා සංගමය
ගරු අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය, දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මැතිතුමා, අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශය, ඉසුරුපාය, බත්තරමුල්ල. ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමනි, අභ්‍යාසලාභීන්/ සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් ගුරු සේවයේ පුරප්පාඩු සඳහා බඳවා ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සාකච්ඡාවක් ලබා ගැනීම. ජාතික පාසල්, පළාත් පාසල්, අධ්‍යාපන ආයතන ඇතුළු ආයතනයන් වෙත අනුයුක්ත කර ඇති අභ්‍යාසලාභී උපාධිධාරීන්, සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් ගුරු සේවයේ පවතින පුරප්පාඩු සඳහා අන්තර්ග්‍රහණය කරගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අප සංගමය පසුගිය මාර්තු 02 වන දින අමාත්‍යාංශ ලේකම්තුමා ඇතුළු නිලධාරීන් සමඟ සාකච්ඡා කරන ලදි. එම සාකච්ඡාවේ දී ඉහත කරුණු පිළිබඳව යම් තීරණ ප්‍රමාණයකට එළඹි අතර නව අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යවරයා වශයෙන් වගකීම් භාරගත් ඔබතුමාට අධ්‍යාපන විෂයට අයත් කාර්යයන් සාර්ථක කරගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් සුභපතන අතර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

NMRA දත්ත මැකූ යහපාලන ප‍්‍රබලයා හෙලිවෙමින්.. ආණ්ඩුවට පිම්මකටත් සැරසී ඉදලා..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
වසංගත තත්වය හමුවේ ඖෂධ වලට හිමිවන්නේ සුවිශේෂී ස්ථානයකි. මෙරටට ගෙන්වන ඖෂධ සම්බන්ධයෙන් වගකීමෙන් කටයුතු කරන ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරිය ගැන මෑතකාලයේදී දැඩි කතාබහක් ඇතිවුණේ එහි දත්ත මැකීයාම සම්බන්ධ පුවතත් සමගිනි. අති සංවේදී තොරතුරු සමගින් ගනුදෙනු කරන මෙම අධිකාරියේ දත්ත මකා දැමීම පිටුපස සිටින මහමොළකරු දේශපාලනයට සම්බන්ධ බවත් ඔහු විපක්ෂයේ අයෙකු බවත් අනාවරණය වෙමින් පවතියි. මේ බව තවදුරටත් සනාථ වන්නේ පසුගිය යහපාලන ආණ්ඩු සමයේ ගත් තීරණයකට අනුව ජාතික ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරිය 2017 වසරේ දී තොරතුරු ඩිජිටල්කරණයට පියවර ගැනීමේ දී දත්තවල ආරක්ෂාව ගැන ප්‍රමාණවත් සැලකිල්ලක් දක්වා නැති බව මෙන්ම අතිරේක තොරතුරු ගොනුවක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

The magic of ‘Manike Mage Hithe’
Written by Varsha Sriram | Courtesy The Indian Exprewss
A Sri Lankan song that is viral on Instagram has spawned covers in several regional languages in India. A look at what has made the Sinhala song so popular Since its release, this version of ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ has not only become one of the most popular tunes for Instagram Reels in India but has also become a hit on streaming platforms such as Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify. From Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit and social media influencers to usual Instagrammers, all have hopped on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

New CB Governor assures clear and firm guidance to all economic stakeholders
Courtesy The Island
The Central Bank will soon announce a policy package in the form of a short-term Roadmap to provide clarity with regard to the movement of Sri Lanka’s macro-economic fundamentals, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said after taking office yesterday. “The Central Bank’s first and urgent priority under my watch, will be to provide clarity with regard to the movement of Sri Lanka’s macro-economic fundamentals in the desired path and thereby ensure stability in the financial sector. Towards that goal, the Central Bank will need to take the required steps that will reflect... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Colombo light rail MoU signed in South Korea
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
KCI Metro Link Korea Co and the GBK Consortium of more than 15 South Korean companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake a feasibility study for a light rail line running north from Colombo to Bandaranaike International Airport and Negombo, along with an associated mixed use development. The project is being backed by a US$500m loan from Export-Import Bank of Korea to Sri Lanka, with more than US$1bn of further funding expected to be raised from international investors, the Railway Gazette reported. Speaking at the signing ceremony in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Sri Lankans returning from abroad to be sent home with expedited PCR tests
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lankans returning to the country from abroad will be sent home without delay following expedited PCR tests, the government has decided. The decision has been taken at a meeting held at the Ministry of Health today (September 16). With the new laboratory facilities at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), it is possible to release PCR test results within just hours. Accordingly, it is expected to send arriving Sri Lankans to their homes without a hotel quarantine period, if their test results come out negative.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Sri Lanka records 118 new COVID-related deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 118 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Wednesday (Sep. 15). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,817. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 61 males and 57 females. As many as 95 deaths were reported among elderly people aged above 60 years. In addition, 23 individuals... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,271
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 889 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,271. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 498,694. As many as 428,590 recoveries and 11,817 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 58,287 active cases are currently under medical care.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Importation of organic fertilizer for tea, coconut, rubber permitted
Courtesy Adaderana
Approval has been granted to two state-owned companies to import organic fertilizer for crops including tea, coconut, and rubber, Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage said. Previously, fertilizer was allowed to be imported only for paddy cultivation. The two state-owned companies will be permitted to import organic fertilizer for other crops as well. Meanwhile, steps have been taken to allow the private sector to import fertilizer so that all crops can obtain fertilizer from the market without any shortage by October. For the first time in Sri Lanka, organic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/09/21)

Covid: People are vaccinated - so why are there so many cases?
By Philippa Roxby Health reporter Courtesy BBC
More than four out of five UK adults have now had two jabs, but reported daily Covid cases remain high. Meanwhile, it's been confirmed that millions of people will get booster vaccines - while children aged 12-15 will be offered single doses. Why are infections still high when so many are vaccinated?
The vaccines are designed to protect people against becoming seriously ill or dying from Covid-19. They're less effective at stopping people becoming infected by the virus, developing mild symptoms or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 19C
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Tamil Separatist Movement was not crushed by the Eelam defeat. They knew it was going to happen and were ready for it. The Movement created two new organizations after the war ended, ‘Transitional government of Tamil Eelam’(TGTE) and the ‘Global TamilForum’ (GTF). TNA is the local representative in these two groups. Transitional government of Tamil Eelam A Transitional government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) was set up May 2010 in the US.  It is a government in exile set up by the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora who wish to establish... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Regression & Reincarnation
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
Reincarnation means a 'soul' moving from one and taking birth in another human body after death. Hypnosis uses to identify memories of past life. Buddhists and Hindus have a shared belief over incarnations. In Western countries 'past-life practitioners' use hypnosis, which has become more or less a business.  A session with a hypnotist can last up to forty minutes and it is expensive. Clinical psychiatrists and psychologists widely reject Regression. A 2006 survey found that most of the samples studied by mental health professionals rated ‘Past Lives therapy’... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Are the Americans and their Acolytes Attempting to Frogmarch Mahinda to Walk the Plank?
By The Sri Lanka Study Circle
23Mar 21 is a red-letter day for Sri Lanka. On this day, the little island nation once again bloodied the nose of America when she defeated its plan to drive home a deep nail of American colonialism into her. America, unleashed its running-dogs at the UNHRC, hoping to establish a second Attorney General’s department in Sri Lanka under the direct control of the UNHRC, thereby setting the stage to fry our heroic soldiers in the American Electric chairs. America was hoping to establish this mechanism by illegally vesting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

New Study proves UK Channel 4 TV’s ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ documentary is full of lies; UNHRC Commissioner Geneva and 47 Member States must take note
Chanaka Bandarage
Through its 2011 documentary (film/video) titled ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’, UK’s Channel 4 TV misled the UK people and the World asserting that Sri Lanka’s military during the last stages of the war against the LTTE committed gruesome war crimes and crimes against humanity. The writer can state with absolute certainty and responsibility that the Channel 4 film is full of lies. This is his Study. The deceptions are so clever even some Sinhalese who are knowledgeable of the war have murmured to the other “did our Army really commit such... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

ළමා සංවර්ධන මධ්‍යස්ථානවල නේවාසික දරුවන්ට රුපියල් මිලියන 21ක් වටිනා පරිගණක 700ක් සහ අන්තර්ජාල සබඳතා ලබාදෙයි.
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය, සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය, ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය.
ළමා සංවර්ධන මධ්‍යස්ථානවල නේවාසික දරුවන්ට රුපියල් මිලියන 21ක් වටිනා පරිගණක 700ක්  සහ අන්තර්ජාල සබඳතා ලබාදෙයි. රාජ්‍ය හා පෞද්ගලික දෙඅංශය ම එක්ව දරුවන්ගේ අනාගතය පිළිබදව විශ්වාසයක් ගොඩනැගීමට අවශ්‍ය පරිසරය නිර්මාණය කළ යුතුයි. - තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා, සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍ය සහ ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා - ළමා සංවර්ධන මධ්‍යස්ථානවල නේවාසික දරුවන්ට පරිගණක හා අන්තර්ජාල පහසුකම් ලබාදීමේ සංකේතාත්මක අවස්ථාවට එක්වෙමින් අද (15) දින අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශයේ දී අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

බදුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික් කොවිඩ් මර්ධන කමිටු රැස්වීම
Media Unit Media Secretary to the Governor of Uva Province
බදුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ ජනතාව කොවිඩ් - 19 වෛරසයෙන් ආරක්ෂා කර ගැනීම හා ව්‍යාප්තිය පාලනය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අවශ්‍ය ක්‍රියාමාර්ග ගැනීම සඳහා දිස්ත්‍රික් කොවිඩ් මර්ධන කමිටු රැස්වීම ඌව පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ඒ.ජේ.එම්. මුසම්මිල් මැතිතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් දිස්ත්‍රික් ලේකම් කාර්යාලයීය ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේදී පවත්වන ලදී. මෙහිදී දැනට ක්‍රියාත්මක නිරෝධායන ඇඳිරි නීතිය ඉවත් කිරීමෙන් පසු කොවිඩ් වෛරසයෙන් ජනතාව ආරක්ෂා කිරීම පිණිස තීරණ රැසක් ගනු ලැබීය. * දිස්ත්‍රික්කය  තුළ සේවය කරන සියළුම රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ට කොවිඩ් මර්ධන එන්නතේ මාත්‍රා දෙකම ලබාදීමට මේ වන විට කටයුතු කර ඇති බැවින් ඉදිරියේදී කාර්යාල වෙත සේවයට පැමිණෙන නිලධාරීන් එම එන්නත් ලබාගත් බව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

ඉතාලියේ ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයෝ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හමුවෙති
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ඉතාලියේ වෙසෙන ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ජනතාව සහ ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අතර සුහඳ හමුවක් අද (14) දින බොලොඤ්ඤා හි දී පැවැත්විණි. ඉතාලියේ විවිධ නගර නියෝජනය කරමින් පැමිණි ශ්‍රී ලාංකික නියෝජිතයන් පිරිසක් මෙලෙස අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා නවාතැන්ගෙන සිටින බොලොඤ්ඤා හෝටලයේ දී සුහඳ කතාබහකට එක් වූහ. කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතය තත්ත්වය හමුවේ වුවද ඉතාලියේ සංචාරය කරමින් එරට වෙසෙන ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන් පිරිසකට මෙවැනි හමුවක් සඳහා ඉඩ ලබාදීම ගැන ශ්‍රී ලාංකික නියෝජිත පිරිස පළමුව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට සිය ස්තුතිය පුද කළහ. අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා ජනාධිපතිවරයා වශයෙන් සිටි කාලය තුළ ඉතාලිය සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අතර ඇතිකරගත් ද්වි පාර්ශවීය මිතුදම් හේතුවෙන් මේ දක්වා එරට සිටින... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Bohra Community continues its ‘Project Rise’ to distribute food in Sri Lanka
Courtesy DailyMirror
Colombo, Sept 15 (DailyMirror) – Members of the Dawoodi Bohra Community in Sri Lanka distributed cooked food to health workers and army personnel who were involved in the vaccination drive in the Western Province today. The initiative is part of a worldwide project launched by the International Dawoodi Bohra Spiritual Leader, His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin under the ‘Project Rise’ program to ensure citizens receive their meals during the pandemic. The program has been ongoing in Sri Lanka for over 10 days where daily hundreds of families are given food in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Sri Lankan expats in Italy meet with PM Rajapaksa
Courtesy Adaderana
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (Sep. 14) engaged in a cordial discussion with Sri Lankan expatriates from various parts of Italy. The audience has recalled the triumphs gained through the diplomatic relations established during the PM Rajapaksa’s tenure as the President, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a media release. The foresighted decision taken to establish a Sri Lankan Consulate General in Milan has drastically increased efficiency in providing consular services, the expatriates have pointed out. After taking into account a request made by the expatriates, the Prime Minister has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Cabraal assumes duties as Governor of Central Bank
Courtesy Adaderana
Ajith Nivard Cabraal has officially assumed duties as the 16th Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, a short while ago.  “I am extremely privileged to lead the Central Bank once again and deeply humbled by the trust and confidence reposed in me by the President, Prime Minister and Finance Minister to take up this responsibility.” “I will assure all of them that they will not be let down, and the economy will be steered towards continued stability,” he said, in an initial statement upon taking office. Cabraal had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Sri Lanka confirms another 132 coronavirus deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 132 Covid-19 related deaths for September 14, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 11,699. According to the figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the deaths reported today includes 66 males and 66 females. Three of the victims including two females are below the age of 30 years while twenty-eight are aged between 30 - 59. A hundred and one of the deaths reported are persons aged 60 and above.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Daily COVID-19 cases tally climbs to 2,314
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 572 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 15), moving the daily total of new cases to 2,314. According to the Government Information Department, the new cases were associated with the New Year Cluster. This brings the tally of coronavirus infections confirmed in the country to 496,423. Official data showed that more than 57,400 active cases are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centres and homes. Total recoveries from the virus infection reached... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

China opposes external interference in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs
Courtesy Adaderana
China told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday (Sep. 14) that it opposes the interference of powerful nations in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka. https://youtu.be/ArAa_XE2ogc Delivering a statement at the 3rd meeting of the UNHRC General Debate of the 48th regular session, the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Ambassador Chen Xu also voiced deep concerns about the human rights issues in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. “These states interfere with the internal affairs of other... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

State Minister Lohan Ratwatte resigns
Courtesy Adaderana
State Minister of Prison Management & Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwatte has resigned from his position over the incidents at the Anuradhapura and Welikada prisons. A statement issued by the President’s Media Division said that the parliamentarian has accepted responsibility for the incidents involving him at the Welikada and Anuradhapura prisons premises and decided to resign from his post as State Minister of Prison Management & Prisoners’ Rehabilitation. He has informed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of this decision and the President has accepted his resignation, the PMD said.  Ratwatte’s resignation comes in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

Wither the Sri Lankan Economy
by Garvin Karunaratne
Our Central Bank Governor Professor Luckshman is due to leave on 14 th September. Is important to note that when he assumed duties at the end of 2019 he vowed  “to follow neoliberal policies, negotiate with the IMF and aim at a stable  and sustainable economy"(28/12/2019). He failed and in January 2021 decided that he will “move away from an import oriented market economy towards a production oriented  strategy"(FT 5/1/2021).  The economy of Sri Lanka went into a tail spin due to the fact that Sri Lanka was in debt to the tune... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/09/21)

The Oath of Kannangara
Professor Nalin Abeysekera  Ph.D.(University of Colombo) ,B. Sc Mkt. (Special) (University of Sri Jayewardenepura), MBA (University of Colombo), MCIM(UK), Chartered Marketer (UK), MSLIM, MAAT, Dip in CMA
As Sri Lankans, most of us are blessed with the free education of this country. If you compare this blessing word of “free education” with the globe you would understand more value of this. And we have seen people just consider  free education is all about “education for free” and think it is merely like a product or service given free of charge. In this context, Jayawardena (2013) defined free education as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතය මිහිතලයෙන් දුරුවේවා! ප්‍රාර්ථනයෙන් මිරිසවැටියේ පැවති විශේෂ සති පිරිත් දේශනාව
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතය මිහිතලයෙන් දුරුවේවා ! ප්‍රාර්ථනයෙන් ලෝකවාසී සියලු ජනතාවටත් ජනපති, අගමැති ඇතුළු රජයටත්  සෙත් පතා අනුරාධපුර ඓතිහාසික මිරිසවැටිය චෛත්‍යරාජයාණන් අභියස පැවැති විශේෂ සති පිරිත් දේශනාව ඊයේ (13) නිමාවට පත්විය. අටමස්ථානාධිපති උතුරු මධ්‍යම දිසාවේ ප්‍රධාන සංඝනායක අති පූජ්‍ය ආචාර්ය පල්ලේගම සිරිනිවාස නාහිමි සහ රුවන්වැලි චෛත්‍යාරාමාධිකාරී නුවර කලාවියේ ප්‍රධාන සංඝනායක පල්ලේගම හේමරතන නාහිමියන්ගේ අනුශාසනා පරිදි මිරිසවැටිය රාජමහා විහාරාධිපති හා ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජරට විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ කුලපති ආචාර්ය ඊතල්වැටුණුවැවේ ඤාණතිලක නාහිමියෝ මෙම සති පිරිත් පිංකම සංවිධානය කර තිබිණි. පසුගිය සැප්තැම්බර් 07 වැනිදා ආරම්භ වූ මෙම සති පිරිත් පිංකම සඳහා තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

EASTER BOMBING AND FAKE NEWS
RANJITH SOYSA
Defence Secretary Gen (retd) Kamal Gunaratne recently made a very sensible statement urging the public not to be misled by false claims made on Easter carnage. Many fake information concerning the state of the investigations are published in some of the main media as well as the social media which are apparently attempting to fish in troubled waters. The social media especially is fuelled by the anti -government motives for a long time beginning with series of fake stories on the destruction of the environment to the cargo ship  Xpress Pearl which caught fire, with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

‘Self-reform and financial transparency in media’s need of the hour’
India - Nava J. Thakuria
Guwahati: Can the proprietors of mainstream newspapers and satellite news channels be compelled to make their annual balance sheets public in India? Or will it be possible to ask the professional journalists to go for self-declarations about their assets so that they can question the financial integrity of individuals in other professions including in politics! As the Union information & broadcasting ministry in New Delhi has taken initiatives to review the guidelines for working journalist’s welfare schemes, a northeast India-based scribes’ body urged the mainstream media houses and seasoned... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

Sri Lankan song 'Manake Mage Hithe' goes viral in India; Tiger Shroff, Madhuri Dixit-Nene groove to hit track
Courtesy The First Post
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan joined in the fun, sharing a hilarious video that superimposes the Singhala track over a dance scene from the movie KaaliaFP TrendingSeptember 14, 2021 16:42:58 IST Screengrab from Instagram Music has always cut across geographical boundaries, with the latest example being the Sri Lankan hit song Manike Mage Hithe, which has gone viral in India. The song has won hearts of a host of Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, and Tiger Shroff. The Singhala song has become popular on Instagram Reels,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

Sri Lanka rejects proposal for any external initiatives, Foreign Minister tells UNHRC
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka rejects the proposal for any external initiatives purportedly established by Resolution 46/1, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris told the 48th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) today. https://youtu.be/pTRHLUFtje4 In response to the oral update on Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, the minister stressed that domestic processes are vigorously addressing the relevant matters. “This will polarize our society, as we experienced with Resolution 30/1. The Council must adhere to its founding principles.” External initiatives embarked... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

New Zealand grants refugee status to Sri Lankan allegedly linked to Easter attacks
Courtesy Adaderana
New Zealand has granted refugee status to a Sri Lankan who may have unknowingly helped funnel money to terrorists behind the Easter bombings, Radio New Zealand reported. The Immigration and Protection Tribunal in New Zealand found the man was not involved in supporting terrorist goals and did not know who the money went to or came from. https://youtu.be/vyMscL1kLn0 It heard he carried out several transactions a month in a money transfer scheme involving his mother-in-law overseas and a foreign broker. His Tamil wife was arrested and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

Sri Lanka confirms another 136 coronavirus deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 136 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Monday (September 13). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,567. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 76 males and 60 females. As many as 106 deaths were reported among elderly people who are aged above 60 years. In... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

Coronavirus: 2,475 positive cases recorded within the day
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 847 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 14), moving the daily total of new cases to 2,475. According to the Government Information Department, 2,473 of them have been associated with the New Year Cluster and the remaining two were identified as returnees from overseas. This brings the tally of coronavirus infections confirmed in the country to 490,957. Official data showed that more than 63,700 active cases are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centres... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

නිරෝධායන මගඩියේ අලුත් කතාවක් - සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමැතිත් නොමඟ යවලා
Courtesy Hiru News
https://youtu.be/E48zKwa-TL8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

Hotel quarantine racket brought to the attention of the President (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has also paid attention to the news report regarding the exorbitant room rates and other charges levied from migrant workers by the hotels that provide quarantine facilities, The minister was commenting on the revelation made by the Hiru News team regarding exorbitant rates charged for overnight stay amounting to nearly 50,000 per night for a single person in some hotels.  Hiru CIA invites anyone subjected to such incidents to provide information on 0770 322 821 https://youtu.be/jUtjBvqehVQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 19 B1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was formed in October 2001. TNA consists of four parties:   Illankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi, (ITAK), Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO), Peoples Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE), and Eelam Peoples’ Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF). These are separatist parties and the last three TELO, PLOTE and EPRLF were active terrorist groups.    The leaders of the TNA are R. Sampanthan and M. Sumanthiran, one Hindu, other Christian and both graduates of the Ceylon Law College. The TNA won 22 seats in Parliament, in 2004, with the help of the LTTE.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 19 B2
KAMALIKA PIERIS
TNA became the dominant Tamil separatist party once the LTTE was eliminated at end of Eelam war IV. It is remarkable how quickly the Tamil National Alliance moved into this new phase, said Chandraprema. The war ended in May 2009 and by the end of that year, the TNA had taken the lead. TNA then embarked on an aggressive new strategy in collaboration with Tamil parties abroad.  TNA linked with Global Tamil Forum, which had its headquarters in London. Canadian Tamil Congress said it had worked closely with TNA and its spokesperson M.A.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

බෞද්ධ ජනරජ ප්‍රවාදය - 35 වැනි කොටස - ​‍චතුර්විධ ප්‍රතිපදා
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
සසර සරණ සත්ත්වයා පෙළෙන්නා වූ භවදුකින් මිදීමේ ක්‍රමය බුදුදහම තුළ විග්‍රහ කෙරී ඇත්තේ චතුර්විධ ආකෘතියක් තුළ ය. දුක, දුකට හේතුව, දුක නැතිකිරීම සහ දුක නැතිකිරීමේ මාර්ගය ලෙසින් චතුරාර්ය සත්‍යය දේශනාව තුළ මෙය ඉදිරිපත් කෙරෙයි. ලෝකෝත්තර අරමුණු වෙනුවෙන් දේශිත මෙම ආකෘතිය බෞද්ධ ජනරජයේ සමාජ - ආර්ථික ගැටලු විසඳීම සඳහා ද යොදාගත හැකි ය. මෙය කළ හැකිවනුයේ ගැටලුව, ගැටලුවට හේතුව, විසඳුම, එම විසඳුම කරා යන මාර්ගය යන ලෙසින් මෙම ආකෘතිය භාවිතයට එක්කිරීමෙනි. මෙය ඕනෑම ආකාරයේ සමාජ - ආර්ථික ගැටලුවක් විසඳීම සඳහා යොදාගත හැකි ක්‍රමවේදයකි. ඒ ඒ ගැටලුවට අදාළ වන ලෙසින් පියවරින් පියවර මෙම ක්‍රමය භාවිතය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

ඉතාලියේ දී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට ජනතා හරසර
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා බොලොඤ්ඤා හි නවාතැන්ගත් හෝටලය අසල දී ඉතාලියේ වෙසෙන ශ්‍රී ලාංකික හා ඉතාලි ජනතාවගේ මහත් හරසරට ලක් වූහ.  ජී 20 අන්තර් ආගමික සංසදය (G20 Interfaith Forum) ට එක්වීම සඳහා අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා නවාතැන්ගත් හෝටලයෙන් ඊයේ (12) පස්වරුවේ පිටතට යන අවස්ථාව දැක බලා ගැනීමට මෙසේ විශාල පිරිසක් හෝටල් පරිශ්‍රය අසල රැස්ව සිටියහ. අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට සහ ආර්යාවට සුබ පැතුම් එක්කරමින් ඔවුන් තම ජංගම දුරකථන ඔස්සේ ඡායාරූප ලබා ගැනීමටත් සුබ පැතුම් එක්කිරීමටත් උත්සුකවන අයුරු දක්නට ලැබිණි. ජී 20 අන්තර් ආගමික සංසදය ඇමතීමට යන තමන්ට සුබ පැතුම් එක්කළ  ජනතාවට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා ද සිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

Obituary - Syed Taalay Ahmed
by A. Abdul Aziz
Ahmadiyya Khalifa His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad in his Friday Sermon delivered on 3rd September said that recently, a very dear life-devotee, Syed Taalay Ahmed (31) was martyred in Ghana, Africa. Ahmadiyya Head expressed his own love and admiration for Syed Taalay Ahmad too in the sermon. He said: “He was a gem that left us. May Allah the Exalted continue to grant the Jama’at such loyal people who have a relationship with Khilafat (system of Caliph) that is based on obedience and sincerity and who give precedence to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

කාබනික පොහොර භාවිතය විමසා බැලීම සඳහා දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතා අනුරාධපුර තිරප්පනය ප්‍රදේශයේ
තිසර සමල් - අනුරාධපුර.
රසායනික පොහොර භාවිතය වෙනුවට කාබනික පොහොර භාවිතය ප්‍රචලිත කිරීමට වත්මන් රජය ගත් තීරණය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ගොවීන්ගේ පවතින මතය සම්බන්ධයෙන් විමසා බැලීම සඳහා සූර්ය බල, සුළං හා ජල විදුලි ජනන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතා අනුරාධපුර තිරප්පනය ප්‍රදේශයේ බඩඉරඟු ඇතුළු අතිරේක භෝග වගා කරන ගොවීන් හමුවී ඔවුන් සමඟ සාකච්ජා කර ගොවි බිම්ද නිරීක්ෂණය කරනු ලැබීය. අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ අක්කර 75 000 කට ආසන්න භූමි ප්‍රමාණයක දිස්ත්‍රික්කය පුරා ගොවි ගෙවිලියන් දස දහස් ගණනක් බඩ ඉරඟු වගාව සුළු පරිමාණ, මධ්‍ය පරිමාණ හා මහා පරිමාණ ලෙස වගා කිරීම සිදු කරනු ලබයි. මාස් කන්නයේ වැසි ජලයෙන් බහුලව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

Big seizures at sea: Indian agencies suspect drug smugglers-LTTE link
By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today
Colombo, September 13: Recent detections of large quantities of heroin from vessels sailing in the Indian Ocean have once again brought home the imperative need for cooperation between the countries of the region. At the end of August, the Sri Lanka Navy had seized a trawler with 5 suspects, carrying over 290 kilograms of heroin. The Navy Spokesman said that the consignment of narcotics, valued at nearly LKR 2,321 million, was secured from foreign smugglers in international waters. The operation was carried out by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

Sri Lanka Central Bank Veteran Cabraal Returns Amid Forex Crunch
Anusha Ondaatjie, Bloomberg News
(Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka is turning to a veteran central banker as it seeks to bolster depleted foreign exchange reserves and service debt without seeking an international bailout.  Ajith Nivard Cabraal, a former junior minister overseeing capital markets who led the Central Bank of Sri Lanka from 2006 until early 2015, will return as governor. Cabraal, who resigned from parliament earlier on Monday, confirmed his appointment in a phone interview. “I will be concentrating on stability first, then growth,” Cabraal said.  During his previous governor term, Cabraal steered inflation to low... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

Sri Lanka’s Capital Alliance enters Bangladesh
Courtesy The Daily Star
Sri Lanka's Capital Alliance (CAL) has recently made a foray into Bangladesh's brokerage business. CAL is Sri Lanka's leading investment bank, offering integrated investment and capital market solutions, and this becomes its first overseas foray. CAL will hold a majority stake of CAL Securities, the company said in a press release yesterday. The company's local shareholders include Raihan Shamsi, former CEO of Accenture Bangladesh, and Salahuddin Ahmed, managing director of M&J Group. "We are delighted to receive formal trading rights and are thankful to the Bangladesh Securities and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

CHARTING A NEW TRAJECTORY IN INDIA-SRI LANKA RELATIONS:
VIJAY SAPPNI Courtesy Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
As Sri Lanka moves closer to China in its economic ties, concerns about the Indo-Sri Lanka bilateral relationship grow, writes Vijay Sappani in the ORF.  By Vijay Sappani, September 13, 2021 India and Sri Lanka have enjoyed a cordial and relatively stable relationship since their independence. In the post-Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) era, the neighbours align over key security and economic objectives, which includes maintaining freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean region, combating the threat of terrorism, and working together towards a more prosperous South Asian neighbourhood.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

Seaweed farming offers a boost for Sri Lanka’s ‘blue economy’ ambitions
by Dennis Mombauer  Courtesy Mongabay
Seaweed farming is an increasingly important part of the global food system and provides a range of benefits, including sustainable coastal livelihoods and economic diversification, food production, export revenue, climate change mitigation and adaptation, pollution control, and organic fertilizer.Sri Lanka used to have a prominent seaweed market in the 1930s, but today there’s only limited, small-scale seaweed farming in the country, mostly without processing or value addition.With greater investments of money, technology, and know-how, Sri Lanka could offer the perfect location to cultivate seaweed either on its own or as integrated mariculture, for example... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

Cabraal appointed CB Governor
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal has been appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka by the President with effect from September 15, Presidential Media Division said.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

Sri Lanka records 135 new COVID-related deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 135 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Sunday (September 13). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,431. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 71 males and 64 females. As many as 109 deaths were reported among elderly people who are aged above 60 years. In... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,560
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 805 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,560. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 488,482. As many as 414,295 recoveries and 11,431 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 62,758 active cases are currently under medical care.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

NMRA data loss could be an act by medicine traffickers, AG tells court
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General has informed the court that there is a suspicion as to whether the deletion of data from the database of the National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA) was an act by medicine traffickers. Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris, appearing on behalf of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), informed this when the case was taken before Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika C. Ragala today (September 13). The Deputy Solicitor General stated that the responsibility for maintaining the database of the NMRA has been taken over by a private company called ‘Epic Lanka’... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

Ministry of Education delegates responsibility to principals in a letter (Video)
Courtesy  Hiru News
The Teachers 'and Principals' Trade Unions stated that they are still withdrawing from the process of applying for the GCE Advanced Level Examination and the Scholarship Examination. The Ministry of Education has informed that applications for the two examinations should be submitted before 15 September. Today is the 64th day of the trade union action to withdraw from online teaching based on the issue of teacher-principal salary anomalies. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education recently sent a letter to the principals through all the Zonal Directors of Education stating... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/09/21)

අනාගතය රඳා පවතිනුයේ එක් ජාතියක් වශයෙන් සිදුවන එකමුතුකම හා සහජීවනය මතයි - ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ආර්ථික, දේශපාලන හා සමාජීය අරමුණු සාක්‍ෂාත් කරගැනීමේ දී බොහෝ සෙයින් අපගේ අනාගතය රඳා පවතිනුයේ එක් ජාතියක් වශයෙන් සිදුවන එකමුතුකම හා සහජීවනය මත බව ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ජී20 අන්තර් ආගමික සංසදයේ ආරම්භක සැසිය අමතමින් අවධාරණය කරයි. ඉතාලියේ බොලොඤ්ඤා හි පැවැත්වෙන ජී 20 අන්තර් ආගමික සංසදයේ ආරම්භක දිනය වූ අද (12) දින පළමු සැසිවාරය අමතමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මේ බව කියා සිටියේය. ජී 20 රාජ්‍ය නායක සමුළුව ලබන ඔක්තෝම්බර් මස 30-31 දෙදින ඉතාලියේ රෝම අගනුවර දී පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත අතර ඊට සමඟාමීව ජී 20 අන්තර් ආගමික සංසදය (G20 Interfaith Forum) පැවැත්වෙයි. බුද්ධශාසන,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/21)

Why is there a food emergency in Sri Lanka?
By Shruti Menon and Ranga Sirilal BBC Reality Check and BBC Sinhala
Sri Lanka has experienced long queues to buy essential items amid tight lockdown measures to control the spread of Covid-19. Shelves at government-run supermarkets have been running low - some even empty - with very little stock remaining of imported goods like milk powder, cereal and rice. The government denies there are shortages and blames the media for stoking fears. It follows the government declaring a state of emergency and Sri Lanka's Central Bank chief stepping down... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/21)

දිවයිනපුරා ක්‍රියාත්මක සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘතිවල සැබෑ ප්‍රතිඵල ගුණාත්මක ව හා කඩිනම් ව ජනතාවට ලබාදීම අපේ වගකීමයි.
- තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය සහ සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා -
පොලොන්නරුව දිස්ත්‍රික්කය තුළ ක්‍රියාත්මක වන සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘතිවල වත්මන් ප්‍රගතිය අධීක්ෂණය සඳහා එක්වෙමින් ඊයේ (11) දින තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය සහ සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මේ බව පැවසීය. අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමන්ගේ සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනය මගින් ඉදිරිපත් කළ ආර්ථික හා සංවර්ධන සැලැස්ම අනුව ජනතාවට ලබාදුන් සංවර්ධනීය බලපොරොත්තු යථාර්ථයක් බවට පත් කිරීම වෙනුවෙන් දිවයිනපුරා මහා පරිමාණයේ හා කුඩා පරිමාණයේ සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති රැසක් ක්‍රියාත්මක වේ. එම සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති නිවැරදිව ක්‍රියාත්මකවීමේ දී ප්‍රායෝගික ගැටලු ඇත්නම් ඒවා හඳුනාගෙන නිවැරදි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/21)

Why are there food queues in this Indian Ocean island?
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Sept 12 (MSN) – Sri Lanka has experienced long queues to buy essential items amid tight lockdown measures to control the spread of Covid-19. Shelves at government-run supermarkets have been running low – some even empty – with very little stock remaining of imported goods like milk powder, cereal and rice. The government denies there are shortages and blames the media for stoking fears. It follows the government declaring a state of emergency and Sri Lanka’s Central Bank chief stepping down amid a foreign exchange crisis. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/21)

මහ කන්නයට කෘෂි රසායන නැත්තම් රටම විනාශයි… කෘෂිරසායන ආනයනයේ 87%ක් තනි සමාගමකට දෙමින් කැබිනට් පත‍්‍රිකාවක්..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
මාතලේ දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීණි රෝහිණී කවිරත්න මහ කන්නය සඳහා අවශ්‍ය කෘෂි රසායන (කෘමි, දිලීර හා වල් නාශක) ලබාදීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් විමසමින් කෘෂිකර්ම අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම් උදිත කේ ජයසිංහ වෙත දැඩි විවේචනාත්මක ලිපියක් යොමු කර ඇත. මහ කන්නය ආරම්භවීමට තවත් ඇත්තේ සති 3 ක් තිබිය දී, වගාව සඳහා අත්‍යවශ්‍ය කෘෂි රසායන ගොවියාට ලබාදීමට කිසිදු වැඩපිළිවෙලක් මේ දක්වා ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කර නැතැයි ලිපිය මගින් පවසන කවිරත්න මන්ත්‍රීවරිය රජයේ කෘෂි රසායන ප්‍රතිපත්තිය ගොවියාට පැහැදිලි කළ යුතුව ඇතැයි පවසයි. එම ලිපියේ තවදුරටත් දැක්වෙන්නේ, ‘මහ කන්නයේ කුඹුරු සහ හේන් ගොවිතැන සඳහා බිම සකස් කිරීමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/21)

Organic farming should not be an article of faith
Nitin Pai Courtesy LiveMint.com
Running out of foreign exchange amid an economic downturn and with looming debt-servicing obligations, the Sri Lankan government imposed a slew of import controls earlier this year. Policies that respect the farmer’s economic freedom offer the best route to sustainable agriculture Earlier this month, the Rajapaksa government imposed a state of emergency in Sri Lanka after its bungled response to a brewing foreign exchange crisis cascaded into food shortages. An army general has been put in charge of catching both hoarders of food and holders of foreign currency. Like a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/21)

Less enthusiasm among Colombo youth for vaccines: CMC
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
There has been less enthusiasm among the youth in Colombo City to get COVID-19 vaccines during the past few weeks, Chief Medical Officer Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni said yesterday. “We began giving the vaccines to those between 20 and 30 years old from Monday, September 6. However, the number of vaccines given to them was 30 per cent less than what we expected,” Dr. Wijayamuni said. Dr. Wijayamuni told Daily Mirror that the CMC hoped to provide around 7,500 vaccines a day but managed to give around... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/21)

144 more people fall victim to COVID-19
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number people died of COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up with 144 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Saturday (Sep. 11). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,296. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 77 males and 67 females. As many as 122 deaths were reported among the elderly people aged above 60 years. In addition, 21 individuals aged between... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/21)

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,642
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 620 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 12), moving the daily total of new cases to 2,642. According to the Government Information Department, 2,641 of them have been associated with the New Year Cluster and the remaining one was identified as returnees from overseas. This brings the tally of coronavirus infections confirmed in the country to 485,922. Official data showed that more than 61,800 active cases are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centres... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/21)

Some hotels charging 47,000 for a single room per day for quarantine facilities - Ministry to intervene (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
The Ministry of Health has stated that it will intervene if certain hotels are charging exorbitant rates from guests who are staying in hotels after conducting covid tests until the results are received.  https://youtu.be/uWmRRNLS6SY Tourists have repeatedly accused hotels of charging exorbitant rates for their stay in the country once they return from abroad and are awaiting the results of the Coronavirus test. About 2,000 local and foreign tourists are currently arriving in Sri Lanka daily from the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport, subject to travel restrictions.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/21)

මගෙ ගෙදර තිබුණෙ මුචලින්ද නාරජුගෙ විල ඉස්සරහමයි|අම්මා අඬද්දි පෙර සසරෙ ඇයගෙන් කිරි බිව් හැටි මතක්වුණා|
Harindra Jayalal
නේරංජනා නදිය අසබඩ ඉපදුණු රෝෂන් කුමාර් නමැති හින්දු තරුණයා ජීවිතේ සැබෑ සුන්දර බව පතා නිරෝධ සාමණේර නමින් බුදුමගට පිවිසි අයුරු. https://youtu.be/r2VU4nFq4sk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/09/21)

COULD POVERTY BE ELIMINATED?
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
After reporting Mr. Susil Siriwardane passed away, the debate on the elimination of poverty re-emerged and it might be for a short period because the condition of poverty in the country has not been eliminated so far. Mr. Susil Siriwardane attempted to reduce poverty through his project JANASAVIYA and Mr.R. Premadasa assisted the project and allocated budget funds, however, poverty in Sri Lanka seems to be vicious nature among many people. It is a significant characteristic of the economy of Sri Lanka. Poverty has been a specific feature of Sri Lanka since economic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/21)

More on molehills and mountains
Laksiri Warnakula 
Before going any further, I should thank the editor for his editorial titled ‘Shortages, half-truths and mistruths (07/09)’, which gave me the idea of looking at ‘moles and mountains’ slightly differently,  and then with a dash of slight humour too, here and there.    Now please allow me to share my own two cents’ worth (pardon me for the cliché) involving mountains and molehills. It is a fairly complex game of downplaying and exaggerating depending on who is talking and the subject and the specific outcomes.    Generally, the former is a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/21)

විරෝධතා සහ විදේශ අරමුදල්
සංගදාස අකුරුගොඩ
2021 අගෝස්තු 22   පලවූ ඉරිදා දිවයින පුවත්පතේ ‘ආණ්ඩුවට ගහන්න රුපියල් කෝටි 85ක් එයි’ පුවතින්, දේශපාලන පක්ෂ හා වෘත්තීය සමිති කිහිපයකට, ජනප්‍රිය හිමිනමකට සහ මාධ්‍ය කණ්ඩායමක් වෙත රජය අපහසුතාවට පත් කිරීමට කටයුතු කිරීම සඳහා විදේශ සංවිධානයක් විසින් රුපියල් කෝටි 85ක පමණ මුදලක් රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධාන හරහා මෙරටට ලබාදී ඇතැයි විශ්වාසදායක ආරංචි මාර්ගයකින්  ලැබී ඇති බව  වාර්තා විය. එම පුවතේ සඳහන් වූයේ අදාළ විදේශ සංවිධානයේ සිටින ඉහළම නිලධාරියකුගේ මැදිහත්වීමෙන් මෙම මුදල් ලබාදී ඇති බවයි. මෙම මුදල් වලින් රුපියල් කෝටි 50ක් අදාළ මා මාධ්‍ය කණ්ඩායමටත් ප්‍රසිද්ධ හිමිනමට රුපියල් කෝටි 5ක් සහ වෘත්තීය සමිති හා දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂ සඳහා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/21)

ජී20 අන්තර් ආගමික සමුළුවට එක්වීමට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා බොලොඤ්ඤා නුවරට ළඟාවෙයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ජී20 අන්තර් ආගමික සමුළුවට එක්වීම සඳහා ඉතාලිය බලා පිටත්ව ගිය ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඇතුළු ශ්‍රී ලාංකික දූත පිරිස අද (10) පස්වරුවේ එරට බොලොඤ්ඤා නුවර ගුග්ලියෙල්මෝ මාර්කෝනි ගුවන් තොටුපළට ළඟා වූහ. අනතුරුව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා ඇතුළු දූත පිරිස ඉතාලියේ රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරින් සහ එරට ශ්‍රී ලංකා තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ නිලධාරීන් පිරිසක් පැමිණ මහත් හරසරින් පිළිගත්හ. ජී20 අන්තර් ආගමික සමුළුව 2021 (G20 Interfaith Forum Italy) අනිද්දා (12) දිනයේ දී බොලොඤ්ඤාහි දී ආරම්භ වීමට නියමිතය. එහි ආරම්භක සැසියේ ප්‍රධාන දේශනය පවත්වන ලෙස ලැබුණු ආරාධනාව අනුව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මෙම සංචාරයට එක්ව සිටියි. මෙවර මෙම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/21)

Manike Mage Hithe song hits 100 million views on YouTube
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
‘Manike Mage Hithe’ sung by young artiste Yohani De Silva has created history in Sri Lanka as her song been viewed by over 100 million users on YouTube. Yohani is also the first female singer in Sri Lanka who has cross two million YouTube subscribers. The song ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ is a song by Satheeshan Rathnayaka. This song was again sung by Yohani as a cover version in May 2021. The lyrics were written by Dulan ARX. The song went viral and within three months the song surpassed 60 million... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/21)

Presidential spokesman issues statement clarifying misconceptions on rice supply
Courtesy Adaderana
President’s Media Spokesman Kingsly Rathnayaka’s has issued a statement today (Sep. 11), dispelling the misconceptions about rice mill owners, rice traders and the rice shortage. He says that large-scale rice mill owners have reduced their daily rice production and distribution by more than 50%, in the last few days. “It is a well acknowledged fact by everyone that this is an unbearable injustice to the consumer, who is suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic.” During the raids carried out by the Commissioner-General of Essential Services on September 08, 2021 alone, a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/21)

COVID death toll crosses 11,000 with 157 new fatalities
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 157 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Friday (Sep. 10). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,152. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 70 males and 87 females. As many as 130 deaths were reported among elderly people aged above 60 years. In addition, 23 individuals aged... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/21)

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,796
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 914 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,796. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 483,280. As many as 411,233 recoveries and 11,152 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 60,895 active cases are currently under medical care.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/21)

Rajapaksa’s experiment with organic farming in Sri Lanka is a warning to developing countries
R RAMAKUMAR  Courtesy The Print
The Sri Lankan government would do well to listen to the country’s agricultural scientists and not to quacks masquerading as experts. An influential section of Sri Lankan agricultural economists and scientists has deplored the recent course change in the country’s agricultural policy made by the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. The decision by the government to ban the use and import of chemical fertilisers and pesticides in pursuit of a “100 per cent organic food producer” status for Sri Lanka has already had disastrous consequences for the economy of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/21)

Mess in fertiliser sector
Dr. C. S. Weeraratna Courtesy The Island
The importation of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides was banned by a Cabinet Memorandum dated April 27, 2021 to promote the use of organic fertilisers and natural pesticides. Accordingly, the Department of Import and Export Control started to regulate the import of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides. As a result, inorganic fertilisers such as urea, Triple superphosphate, Muriate of Potash and other agrochemicals (insecticides, fungicides etc.) became scarce. The Soil Science Society of Sri Lanka, (SSSSL) the membership of which includes soil scientists representing the university academia, the Department... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/09/21)

An outline of a Proposed Master Development Plan for Meemure
By  Sudath Gunasekara BA (Hons) Ph.D. (SLAS. Class 1
3.11.2003.   This proposal covers the whole of original Meemure Vasama that included the Meemure village and few other hamlets of Gandeka Korale of Uda Dumbara in the Kandy district. It comprises the entire area north of Koratuwemunduna (Corbets Gap) surrounded by the Dotalugala-Dumbanagala-Kehelpathdoruwegala-Telambugala ridge in the South and East, Dotalugala-Paskulupav (Knuckles)-Kalupahana on the West and Kalupahana-Katakitula-Lakegala-Demalagala range in the North covering an area of about 35 sq miles. Meemure was a separate Rata during the Kandyan period and Megastenne Adikarama, the last Prime... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/21)

2nd OPEN LETTER to MP M.A. Sumanthiran
Asoka Weerasinghe. Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester  . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada
9 September 2021. (Sumanthiran_m

parliament.lk)Parliament of Sri Lanka Dear  Mr. M.A. Sumanthiran: You must be surprised to receive another OPEN LETTER from me in eight days .  Here is the reason. I have come across your name during many, many moons, and have read your Tamil concerns and dismissed them  as Tamil separatist humbuggery-tosh and put them aside;  Suman, I hope you noticed that I did not throw them into the waste paper basket but kept them aside for future references and to deal with them... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 10/09/21)

1815 දී මහනුවරින් අපට අහිමිවූ, සුද්දන් විසින් උදුරාගත් ජාතියේ ශ්රේස්ඨ උරුමයන් යලි ආපසු ලබාගැනීම අපි මහනුවරින්ම අරඹමු
ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර මහනුවර
ශ්රීමත් ජනාධිපති තුමනි  1815 දී මහනුවරින් අපට අහිමිවූ, සුද්දන් විසින් උදුරාගත් ජාතියේ   ශ්රේස්ඨ උරුමයන් යලි ආපසු ලබාගැනීම අපි මහනුවරින්ම අරඹා මහා ජාතික පුනරුදයකට මුල පුරමු. එසේම යටත් විජිතවාදී මානසික වහල් භාවයෙන්  දැන්වත් මිදී ජාතියේ නව යුගයක ආරම්හයට මුල පුරමු. පසුගිය වසරේදීද මේ අරමුණම ඇතිව වර්තමානයේ මහනුවර වාර්ශික දළදා පෙරහැර නිමාවිම්මෙන් පසු දියවඩන නිලමේ අතුලු පිරිස ජනාධිපති මැදුරට ගොස් ඒ බව ජනාධිපතිවරයාට ප්රකාසකිරීම කිසිසේත් නොගැලපෙන බව පෙන්වාදෙමින් මවිසින් ලියනලදුව පළකෙරෙනු පහත සදහන් ලිපිය ඔබතුමා නොදකින්නට ඇතැයි මම සිතමි. එසේම ජනාධිපති මාධ්ය අන්ශය හෝ උපදේසකයින් හෝ එම ලිපිය ඔබතුමාගේ අවධානයට යොමු කර නැතයිද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/21)

කොවිඩ් වසංගතය පාලනය කරන අතර ම රට තුළ ඉදිරි සංවර්ධන ක්‍රියාවලිය අඛණ්ඩව ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනවා.
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය  සහ සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා
අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය තුළ ක්‍රියාත්මක වන සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘතිවල වත්මන් ප්‍රගතිය නිරීක්ෂණය සඳහා එක්වෙමින් අද (10) දින තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය සහ සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මේ බව පැවසීය. අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමන්ගේ සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනය අනුව ඉදිරිපත් කළ ආර්ථික හා සංවර්ධන සැලැස්ම අනුව ජනතාවට ලබාදුන් සංවර්ධනීය බලපොරොත්තු යථාර්ථයක් බවට පත් කිරීම වෙනුවෙන් රට තුළ සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙයි. ඒ අනුව, දිවයිනපුරා ක්‍රියාත්මක මහා පරිමාණයේ හා ග්‍රාමීය මට්ටමින් සිදුවන කුඩා පරිමාණයේ සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘතීන්වල ප්‍රගතිය විෂයභාර අමාත්‍යවරයා වශයෙන් අමාත්‍ය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/21)

අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා ඉතාලි සංචාරය සඳහා පිටත්වෙයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ඉතාලියේ සංචාරයක නිරතවීමට ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඇතුළු දූත පිරිස කටුනායක බණ්ඩාරනායක ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන් තොටුපළෙන් අද (10) අලුයම පිටත්ව ගියහ. ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මෙම සංචාරයේ දී ජී20 අන්තර් ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික සමුළුව-2021 (G20 Interfaith Forum Italy-2021) ආරම්භක සැසියේ ප්‍රධාන දේශනය පැවැත්වීම ඇතුළු රාජතාන්ත්‍රික හමුවීම් කිහිපයකට එක්වීමට නියමිතය. විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය මහාචාර්ය ජී.එල් පීරිස්, අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ලේකම් ගාමිණී සෙනරත් මහත්වරු ඇතුළු දූත පිරිසක් මෙම සංචාරයට එක්ව සිටිති.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/21)

තිස්ස අත්තනායක කුමන්ත‍්‍රණයක..- අමරසේකර සජිත්ට ලියයි…
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී තිස්ස අත්තනායක මහතා විසින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කළ මානව හිමිකම් සංවිධානය සංස්ථාගත කිරීමේ පනත් කෙටුම්පතේ යටි අරමුණ පිළිබඳව පැහැදිලි කිරීමක් ඉල්ලමින් ජාතික සංවිධාන එකමුතුව කැදවුම්කරු ආචාර්ය ගුණදාස අමරසේකර මහතා විසින් විපක්‍ෂ නායක සජිත් පේ‍්‍රමදාස මහතා වෙත යොමු කරන ලද ලිපියක් මෙහි දැක්වෙයි. ගරු විපක්ෂ නායක,සජිත් පේ‍්‍රමදාස මහතා, ප‍්‍රිය මහත්මයාණෙනි, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී තිස්ස අත්තනායක මහතා විසින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කළ මානව හිමිකම් සංවිධානය සංස්ථාගත කිරීමේ පනත් කෙටුම්පතේ යටි අරමුණ පිළිබඳව උක්ත පනත් කෙටුම්පත පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ පළමුවර කියවීමෙන් පසුව ඊට එරෙහිව ජාතික සංවිධාන එකමුතුව, ගෝලීය ශ‍්‍රී ලාංකික සංසදය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/21)

Delta variant responsible for 95.8% of Covid-19 infections in SL – USJ
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
After investigating the prevalence of different SARS-CoV-2 variants in different provinces in Sri Lanka, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ) researchers found out the Delta variant was responsible for 95.8% of Covid-19 infections in Sri Lanka. It is important to find out the prevalence of different SARS-CoV-2 variants in different provinces in Sri Lanka, to take relevant policy decisions regarding control of COVID-19. A study carried out by USJ researchers including Prof. Neelika Malavige, Dr. Chandima Jeewandara from the Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology Unit of the Department of Immunology Molecular and Molecular... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/21)

Sri Lanka confirms 131 new COVID-related deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 131 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Thursday (Sep. 09). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 10,995. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 73 males and 58 females. As many as 110 deaths were reported among the elderly people aged above 60 years. In addition, 20 individuals... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/21)

Coronavirus: 2,842 new positive cases recorded within the day
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that 814 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,842. According to the Government Information Department, 2,832 of them have bee associated with the New Year Cluster and the remaining 10 were identified as returnees from overseas. This brings the confirmed tally of coronavirus infections reported in the country to 480,478. Official data showed that more than 59,800 active cases are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centres and homes.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/21)

Kin of Sri Lankan who died in Japan immigration custody urge full release of surveillance video
Courtesy Adaderana
The family of a Sri Lankan woman who died in March following mistreatment at an immigration center visited the immigration agency Friday to seek the full disclosure of two weeks’ worth of security camera footage showing her final days. The family members of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali, 33, were only able to see about half of a two-hour edited version of the footage in August due to its shocking content. They also demanded that the Immigration Services Agency accept the attendance of their lawyer while they watch it. The agency was prepared... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/21)

Island-wide quarantine curfew in Sri Lanka further extended
Courtesy Adaderana
The ongoing island-wide quarantine curfew orders will stay in effect for another week, the Cabinet Spokesman, Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella announced today. Accordingly, the restrictions will be effective until 4.00 a.m. on September 21 (Tuesday). The decision to further extend the quarantine curfew was taken during the meeting of the Special Committee on COVID-19 Control convened under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (Sep. 10). “With COVID-19 figures steadily declining, the government is confident that Sri Lanka will once again be able to reopen without risk,” the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/21)

Millions of older Britons may only receive a third jab later this autumn to ensure they have maximum protection over the winter.
Connor Sephton, news reporter  Courtesy Sky News
Booster jabs 'set for go-ahead next week' - but vaccine creator says not everyone may need them Booster vaccines are reportedly set to be given the go-ahead next week, despite a professor who helped develop the AstraZeneca jab warning that a mass campaign may not be necessary. © Reuters Data reportedly suggests that an additional Pfizer dose, months after a second vaccine is given, significantly boosts the body's immune response to coronavirus According to The Times, data suggests that an additional Pfizer dose,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/09/21)

YOUTH AND DISCIPLINE
By Rohana R. Wasala
Ref. ‘Compulsory training to instil discipline, not jeopardise freedom of choice’ by Rear Admiral (Rtd) Dr Sarath Weerasekera/The Island/September 4, 2021. It is a response to an earlier opinion article of mine under the title ‘Candour without caution dangerous naivety’ (July 29, 2021). Thank you, Dr Weerasekera, for your lavish compliment ‘erudite academic’, which I don’t think I deserve, but I sincerely appreciate your generous sentiments regarding me. I have similar thoughts about you. I am very sincere when I say this. There is absolutely no disagreement between you and me about... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

Knife-wielding assailant at Auckland, NZ
Dr.Preethi Rajapakse 
Your Excellency the High Commissioner for NZ in SL In the first place, I was shocked by the event and my sympathies go to the injured and their friends and relatives. However, I was disappointed by the publicity following the incident. Immediately after the incident, the PM of NZ went on TV to say that the assailant was a Sri Lanka nationals. It is unfortunate that she did not emphasize that he had been residing in NZ for 10-11 years and that he had come to NZ as a student... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය පාර්ලිමේන්තු කටයුතු ලේකම් ධුරයට උදිත් ලොකුබණ්ඩාර මහතා පත්වෙයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය පාර්ලිමේන්තු කටයුතු ලේකම් ධුරයට හිටපු පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී උදිත් ලොකුබණ්ඩාර මහතා පත් කර තිබේ. උදිත් ලොකුබණ්ඩාර මහතා ඊට අදාළ පත්වීම් ලිපිය ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ අතින් අද (09) දින පෙරවරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී ලබා ගත්තේය. උදිත් සංජය ලොකුබණ්ඩාර මහතා කෘතහස්ත දේශපාලඥයකු වූ විජමු ලොකුබණ්ඩාර මහතාගේ දෙටු පුත්‍රයාය. බදුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික්කය නියෝජනය කරමින් 2009 වර්ෂයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට තේරී පත්වූ උදිත් ලොකුබණ්ඩාර මහතා 2015 වර්ෂය දක්වා 7වැනි පාර්ලිමේන්තුව නියෝජනය කළේය. අමාත්‍යාංශ උපදේශක කාරක සභා රැසක නියෝජිතයකු ලෙස කටයුතු කළ උදිත් ලොකුබණ්ඩාර මහතා කලක් රාජ්‍ය ආරක්ෂක හා නාගරික සංවර්ධන අමාත්‍යාංශයේ අධීක්ෂණ මන්ත්‍රීවරයා ලෙස... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

රට තුළ මහා පරිමාණයේ සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති 280ක් හා කුඩා පරිමාණයේ සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති 25,000ක් ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙනවා. - සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා -
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය, සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය, ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය.
දිවයිනපුරා සිදුවන සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘතිවල වත්මන් ප්‍රගතිය නිරීක්ෂණය කිරීමේ කටයුතු  අද (09) දින යාපනය දිස්ත්‍රික්කයෙන් ආරම්භ කරමින් සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මේ බව පැවසීය. පවතින වසංගත තත්ත්වය සාර්ථකව පාලනය කරන අතර ම අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමාගේ සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනයෙන් ඉදිරිපත් කළ මෙරට සංවර්ධන වැඩපිළිවෙල යටතේ දිවයින පුරා සංවර්ධන යෝජනා ක්‍රම රැසක් ක්‍රියාත්මක වේ. එම සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘතිවල ප්‍රගතිය සොයාබැලීම සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍යවරයා වශයෙන් අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ  ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් සිදුවේ. ඒ අනුව,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

The Lessons Taught by the Auckland Terrorist.
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM, Spokesperson, United Sri Lanka Assn
It is now clear that the Aukland Supermarket terrorist’  heinous acts  had all to do with his being radicalised by ISIS ideology and nothing to do with his Sri Lankan origins. Reference to this only unfairly tarnishes those of Sri Lankan origin and exposes them to their consequence.New information may suggest that he has had brushes with the law in Sri Lanka , before coming to NZ in 2011, possibly from Tamil Tiger radicalisation., These he appears to have distorted  to get NZ refugee status in 2013 that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

වින්ඩ් ෆෝර්ස් (WIND FORCE PLC) බලශක්ති ආයතනයෙන් ඇඳන් 16 කින් සමන්විත කොවිඩ් ප්‍රථිකාර ඒකකයක්
තිසර සමල් - අනුරාධපුර
පුත්තලම මූලික රෝහලට ඇතුළත් කරන කොවිඩ් රෝගීන්ට ඔක්ෂිජන් ප්‍රථිකාර ලබා දීම සඳහා, වින්ඩ් ෆෝර්ස් (WIND FORCE PLC) බලශක්ති  ආයතනයේ ප්‍රජා සත්කාර වැඩසහනක් යටතේ ඇඳන් 16 කින් සමන්විත කොවිඩ් ප්‍රථිකාර ඒකකයක් සහ ඒ සඳහා අවශ්‍යය උපකරණ පරිත්‍යාග කිරීම රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් සිදු කෙරිණි. වින්ඩ් ෆෝර්ස් (WIND FORCE PLC) බලශක්ති  ආයතනය මගින් පුත්තලම දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ  සෙගුවන්තිවු හා විදාතමුනෙයි ගම්මාන කේන්ද්‍ර කර ගනිමින් සුළං බලාගාරයක් ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනු ලබයි.එම ආයතනය මගින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන ප්‍රජා සත්කාරයක් ලෙස පුත්තලම මූලික රෝහලේ පැරණි වාට්ටුවක් නවීකරණය කර කොවිඩ් රෝගීන්ට ඔක්සිජන් ප්‍රථිකාර සිදු කිරීම සඳහා  ඇඳන් 16 කින් සමන්වි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

Recreating Sri Vikrama Rajasinha’s cosmic city
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror  
Colombo, September 9: Sri Lanka’s last king, Sri Vikrama Rajasinha of Kandy, was vilified as a cruel despot and was overthrown by the British in 1815, acting in cahoots with disgruntled local chieftains. But Vikrama Rajasinha was a creative builder, town-planner and executor of irrigation projects for the benefit of the common man. In the latter part of his politically troubled reign (1798-1815), Vikrama Rajasinha had turned all his energies towards making his capital city, Kandy, a “cosmic city” fit for God Sakra, the Sinhala version of the Hindu... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

Sri Lanka toes China line on COVID origin investigation
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, September 9 (Counterpoint): Supporting China on the COVID-19 origin tracing controversy, the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday,  that the next phase of the study “should be based on scientific and evidence-based methods and should not be politicized.” The study should reflect the key findings of the previous WHO-led joint study report, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruptions to the health, safety, and livelihoods of people around the world. Therefore, multilateralism and international cooperation provide the best possible means... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis poses challenges for India
Srejita Nandy Courtesy Livemint.com
Our Neighbourhood First policy had led to increased economic cooperation with Sri Lanka but its economy is in deep trouble and India’s relations with it have taken a turn for the worse this year India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy towards Sri Lanka had resonated with Sri Lanka’s ‘India First’ foreign and security policy in 2020. India is Sri Lanka’s third largest export destination, after the US and UK. More than 60% of Sri Lanka’s exports enjoy the benefits of the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement, which came into effect in March 2000. India... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

Sinopharm Group expresses interest in setting up vaccine refilling plant in Sri Lanka
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Chairman of Sinopharm Group Liu Jingzhen has expressed his enthusiasm in setting up a vaccine refilling plant in Sri Lanka,the Sri Lankan embassy in Beijing said. According to the embassy, Sri Lankan Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, met with Mr. Liu and the Senior Management Group on September 7, 2021. He also handed over a personal letter from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the chairman appreciating the ‘uninterrupted supply of Sinopharm vaccines’ to Sri Lanka. The chairman said that Sinopharm will continue to collaborate with Sri Lanka and supply vaccines. He was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

Group of people arrested at vaccination center in Galle (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
Police have arrested several persons who had come to the vaccination centre of Sangamitta Vidyalaya in Galle and tried to leave by marking on the card that they had been vaccinated without actually administering the vaccine. https://youtu.be/TNtihQWI-ag Hiru Correspondent stated that a group of residents from Athiligoda and Kongaha areas in Galle have been arrested in this manner. The health officials who were present at the vaccination centre at the time of the suspects leaving with only the vaccination card marked and had informed the police... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

New price of rice should be Gazetted' (Video) -
Courtesy Hiru News
The United Rice Growers' Association alleged that there is no systematic approach in the government's rice procurement program. https://youtu.be/3zBaKDBGnaA Speaking at a media briefing held today (09), the President of the Association Mudith Perera stated that in order to control the price of the rice properly, a new price of rice should be Gazetted so that the owners of rice mills can profit Rs. 5 and the shop owners can profit Rs. 5. Meanwhile, Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena speaking to the media today stated that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

Another 175 COVID fatalities confirmed in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 175 coronavirus-related deaths for September 08 (yesterday), increasing the official death toll in the country to 10,864. According to the figures reported by the Department of Government Information today (09)the victims include 96 males and 79 females while only one are below the age of 30. Thirty-five of the Covid-19 deaths are individuals between the ages of 30-59, and the remaining 139 are persons aged 60 and above.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

Daily count of new Covid-19 cases climbs to 2,856
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 910 persons have tested positive for coronavirus, increasing the daily count of new Covid-19 cases identified today to 2,856. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases confirmed in the country thus far to 477,636. The number of infected patients currently under medical care at hospitals and treatment centers and under home-based care is 58,656. Meanwhile total recoveries from the virus has risen to 408,116 and the death toll stands at 10,864.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

CBSL imposes 100% cash deposit margin requirements on selected non-essential/non-urgent imports
Courtesy Adaderana
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has decided to impose a 100 per cent cash margin deposit requirement against the importation of selected goods of non-essential/non-urgent nature made under Letters of Credit and Documents against Acceptance terms with Licensed Commercial Banks and National Savings Bank, with immediate effect.  The decision has been made by the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka at its meeting held on 08 September 2021 (Wednesday). “The decision to impose the cash margin deposit requirement is expected to support the ongoing efforts to preserve the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

Defence Sec. urges public not to be misled by false claims on Easter attacks
Courtesy Adaderana
Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne urged the public not to be misled by the various false claims being made regarding the Easter Sunday attacks and that police investigations have progressed rapidly.  “A certain group is attempting to create a public opinion that this is a conspiracy by the President to come to power. They are attempting to drag the President into this,” he said during a media brief held on Thursday at the Defence Ministry. “As the Secretary of Defence, I can responsibly say that our police, the CID have carried... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

New low-cost COVID test kit developed in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
The University of Peradeniya has developed a new low-cost test kit to diagnose SARS-CoV-2 infected patients in a relatively shorter time with a higher accuracy. https://youtu.be/earihE6stWU Developed by a team led by Dr. Ruchika Fernando of the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, this COVID-19 test kit has been priced at only Rs. 1,500. The test kit has already received the approval of the technical committee of National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA). As the test kit is based... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

WHO urges “moratorium” on covid vaccine booster shots till end of year
Courtesy Adaderana
The World Health Organization called Wednesday for countries to avoid giving out extra Covid jabs until year-end, pointing to the millions worldwide who have yet to receive a single dose. “I will not stay silent when the companies and countries that control the global supply of vaccines think the world’s poor should be satisfied with leftovers,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists. Speaking from WHO’s headquarters in Geneva, Tedros urged wealthy countries and vaccine makers to prioritise getting the first jabs to health workers and vulnerable populations in poorer nations over... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

katu anoda | කටු අනෝදා කෑවොත් වෙනදේ මෙන්න.
Wishmitha Wedakama - විශ්මිත වෙදකම
අපේ රටේ හොදින් වැවෙන පළතුරක් වන කටු අනෝදා ශාකය මෙන්ම දේශීය පළතුරු සහ හෙළ ඔසු රට තුල වගාකිරීමට අපි සැවොම එක් වෙමු. එම ඖෂධීය බෝග භාවිතයෙන් නිරෝගිමත් රටක් බිහිකරමු. සියලු හෙළයන්ට බුදු සරණයි!!! https://youtu.be/2NqBZYC4Q8E https://youtu.be/7n4-Ow56ymQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

බුලතින් අපි මදුරුවෝ පලවා හරිමු
Leelaratne Geekiyanage
https://www.facebook.com/neelaratna.geekiyanage.31/videos/871722856609401... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 23 E
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The fourth country that supported Eelam was Canada. Sri Lanka was handled at the UNHRC in the 1980s by Canada, said Pathfinder Foundation. Canada is part of the Core group which put forward resolutions against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC in Geneva in 2021.  Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, tens of thousands of Tamils arrived in Canada and settled in large metropolitan cities like Toronto and Montreal. The Tamil asylum claims lodged with the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board between 1989  and 1998 had an average acceptance rate of 85 percent, compared to 60-70... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 23 F
KAMALIKA PIERIS
In 2019 a Private Member’s Bill (Bill no104) titled An Act to Proclaim Tamil Genocide Education Week was placed before Ontario Legislative Assembly, Canada   by Vijay Thanigasalam, MP for Scarborough-Rouge Park. Vijay Thanigasalam is a LTTE supporter.  The move had been facilitated by the Committee on Regulations and Private Bills coming under the purview of Logan Kanapathi also of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. The Bill claimed that 146,679 were killed in the final days of the Eelam War that civilians were starved and Tamil children were forcibly taken away from their homes. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 23 G
KAMALIKA PIERIS
At the June 2021 session of the UNHRC in Geneva, Canada led an alliance of 44 States (mainly Western and European countries), demanding that China allow meaningful and unfettered access to investigate credible reports of widespread human rights violations against China's Muslim minority Uighur in Xinjiang province. Immediately after this China delivered a joint statement, on behalf of eight countries (Belarus, China, DPRK, Iran, Russia, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Venezuela) expressing ‘[deep concern] about serious human rights violations against the indigenous people Canada,’ and demanding a UN investigation into Canada’s serious... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

මහවැලි අධිකාරියෙන් සෑම ගොවියකුටම කාබනික පොහොර නිෂ්පාදනයට නොමිලේ ජපන් ජබර ට්‍රැක්ටරයක් හා පොස්පේට් පොහොරත්
තිසර සමල් - අනුරාධපුර
මහවැලි අධිකාරියෙන් සෑම ගොවියකුටම කාබනික පොහොර නිෂ්පාදනයට නොමිලේ ජපන් ජබර ට්‍රැක්ටරයක් හා පොස්පේට් පොහොරත් ලබා දීම හේතුවෙන් මහඉලුප්පල්ලම ගොවියෝ කාබනික පොහොර ඒකක සකසා මහ කන්නයට සූදානම් වෙති.. මහවැලි එච් කළාපයේ, මහඉලුප්පල්ලම කොට්ඨාශයේ අක්කර 10 200 ක භූමි ප්‍රමාණයක් වෙනුවෙන් පසුගිය කන්නයේ  රසායනික පොහොර ලෙස යූරියා කිලෝ 880 000 ක්, ටී.එස්.පී පොහොර කිලෝ 2 04 000 ක්, එමි.ඕ.පී පොහොර කිලෝ 2 24 000 ක්  ගොවිබිම් වෙත මෙවර මහ කන්නයේ කාබනික පොහොර ටොන් 4080 ක් නිෂ්පාදනය කිරීමේ ඉල්ලක්කය වෙත ලඟා වෙමින් පවතියි. මේ වන විට එම ඉලක්කයෙන් 70 % ක් සම්පූර්ණ කර ඇතැයි මහවැලි එච්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

පැරාලිම්පික් ජය කෙළි නැංවූ ක්‍රීඩකයෝ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හමුවෙති
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ටෝකියෝ නුවර පැවැති පැරාලිම්පික් 2020 තරගාවලියේ දී හෙල්ල විසි කිරීමේ ඉසව්වෙන් නව ලෝක වාර්තාවක් තබමින් මාතෘ භූමිය රනින් සැරසූ දිනේෂ් ප්‍රියන්ත හේරත් සහ ලෝකඩ පදක්කමක් දිනාගත් සමිත දුලාන් කොඩිතුවක්කු අද (08) දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හමුවූහ. පැරාලිම්පික් තරගබිමේ නව වාර්තා තබමින් ඔබ ලැබූ ජයග්‍රහණයන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා අභිමානය ජාත්‍යන්තරය තුළ ගෞරවාදරයට ලක් කිරීමක් බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මෙම සුහඳ හමුවේ දී ක්‍රීඩකයන්ට සුබ පැතුම් එක් කරමින් ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. ඉතිහාසය අලුතින් ලියා තැබූ මෙම ජයග්‍රහණයට මග පෙන්වූ පුහුණුකරුවන් නිලධාරින් ඇතුළු සියලු දෙනාට සිය ප්‍රණාමය පුද කරන බව සඳහන් කළ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

ක්‍රීඩාවෙන් ජාත්‍යන්තරය ජයගත් ඔබේ කතාව අනාගත පරම්පරාවට ආදර්ශයක් විය යුතුයි - තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා -
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය, සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය,ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය.
ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රීඩා ඉතිහාසය තුළ රන් සලකුණු තබමින් මළල ක්‍රීඩාවෙන් ලද ඉහළම ජයග්‍රහණය රැගෙන දිවයිනට පැමිණි ජාතික පැරාලිම්පික් කණ්ඩායම අද (08) දින තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හමු වූ අවස්ථාවේදී අමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව පැවසීය. ජපානයේ ටෝකියෝ නුවර පැවති 2020 පැරාලිම්පික් උලෙළේ දී ලෝක වාර්තාවක් සමගින් රන් පදක්කමක් සහ ලෝකඩ පදක්කමක් දිනාගත් ජාතික පැරාලිම්පික් කණ්ඩායම ඊයේ දින සන්ධ්‍යාවේදී UL 455 දරණ ගුවන් යානයෙන් කටුනායක ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන්තොටුපොළ විශේෂ ප්‍රභූ පර්යන්තයේ රතුපලස මතින් දිවයිනට පැමිණියහ. පවතින වසංගත තත්ත්වය හමුවේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ඉතාලි සංචාරය තුළ අතිඋතුම් ෆ්‍රැන්සිස් පාප් වහන්සේ බැහැ දකින බවට පළවන මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා අසත්‍යයයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ඉතාලියේ සංචාරයකට එක්වන ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා එම සංචාරයේ දී අතිඋතුම් ෆ්‍රැන්සිස් පාප් වහන්සේ වතිකානුවේ දී බැහැ දකින බවට පළවන මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා මුළුමනින්ම අසත්‍ය වේ. බොලොඤ්ඤා විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ පැවැත්වෙන අන්තර්ජාතික සමුළුවක ආරම්භක සැසියේ ප්‍රධාන දේශනය පැවැත්වීම සහ රාජතාන්ත්‍රික හමුවීම් පදනම් කරගනිමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ඉතාලි සංචාරය සැළසුම් කර තිබේ.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

THE DONOUGHMORE COMMISSION IN CEYLON
By Dr.Tilak S. Fernando
In 1927 the Secretary of State for the Colonies announced a special Commission under the Chairmanship of the Earl of Donoughmore to visit Ceylon and submit an account of the Constitution with any difficulties of administration that needed to be surmounted at that time. The Secretary wanted the Earl of Donoughmore to consider any proposals for revising the Ceylonese Constitution and to report, if any amendments of the Orders in Council were necessary.  The Commission’s primary function was to draft a new Constitution for Ceylon that would satisfy the aspirations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

Observing Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayake Thera's 125th Birthday
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
The writer met with the most Venerable Aggamahapandittha Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayake Thera in London, when he was 99 years old. The Venerable observed the rainy season (Vassana retreat) in London at that time. The Buddhist Centre organised a religious ceremony on account of his 99th Birthday, on 23 August. Many Buddhist devotees gathered at the Buddhist Centre to participate in a religious ceremony. Addressing a large gathering, the venerable said: "You have organised a pinkama on my Birthday to celebrate. I will be 99... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

Ranil urges Speaker to act against Nagananda
Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
UNP MP Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday urged the Speaker to take action against Lawyer Nagananda whom he claimed had insulted Parliament. Mr.wickremesinghe said the particular Lawyer had made a false allegation that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution which was passed in Parliament way back in 1980s was a false one. “Mr. Nagananda has filed legal action stating that one time Speaker Late E. L Senanayake had put his official signature on a wrong document claiming it to be the 14 th Amendment to the Constitution while the Parliament... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

Large-scale rice mills raided in search of hoarded products
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/-t2PKORZPgE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

Another doctor quits COVID-19 Technical Committee?
Courtesy Adaderana
Another doctor of the Health Ministry’s COVID-19 Technical Committee has stepped down from his membership from the committee. Reportedly, Specialist Dr. Ashoka Gunaratne has resigned from the committee in this manner. This is the second medical professional to quit the COVID-19 Technical Committee of the Health Ministry. Recently, Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama also stepped down from the Committee. Joining the ‘Big Focus’ program on Ada Derana 24 today (September 08), Dr. Anwar Hamdani commented on the resignation of Dr. Ashoka Gunaratne. “There was such a thing this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,917
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 648 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,917. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 474,780. As many as 389,969 recoveries and 10,689 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 74,122 active cases are currently under medical care.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

Sri Lanka records 185 new COVID-related deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 185 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Tuesday (September 07). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 10,689. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 102 males and 83 females. As many as 140 deaths were reported among elderly people who are aged above 60 years. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

Govt takes over rice stocks of large-scale rice mill owners in Polonnaruwa (Video)
Courtesy Hiru News
The government has taken over the stocks of rice owned by large-scale rice mill owners in the Polonnaruwa area today. Accordingly, the acquisition of stocks of Nipuna, Lathpandura, Temple, Hiru, Nivratna, and Suriya rice mills was carried out under the direct supervision of the Commissioner General of Essential Services, Major General Senarath Nivunhella, and the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority. https://youtu.be/E8h25xEMBGU With the acquisition of rice stocks that were not issued to the market owned by all large-scale rice mills in the Polonnaruwa area at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

CEO of Epic Lanka Technology arrested by CID
Courtesy Hiru News
The CEO of Epic Lanka Technology, Tharindra Kalpage, who had won the tender to maintain the database of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA), has been arrested by the CID a short while ago. The arrest was made in connection to the incident where the data was lost recently from the database of NMRA. The tender was awarded to the company during Rajitha Senaratne's tenure as Health Minister.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

A reset of economic fundamentals in Sri Lanka; Is IMF the only hope?
By Raj Gonsalkorale
Sri Lanka is at the precipice of an economic disaster. The country’s foreign debt is suffocating the country, it is its biggest immediate problem, and the problem for the foreseeable future unless urgent and drastic action is taken, now. The crisis arises due to several factors, the primary factor being the high component of market borrowings in the form of International Sovereign Bonds (ISBs) in the country’s foreign debt portfolio. ISBs account for 47% of the debt. The following Central Bank chart shows this ISBs are short term loans attracting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

An open letter to President Gothabhaya Rajapaksa on the proposed new Constitution.
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Retired Secretary to PM Sirimavo Bandaranayaka,
Part 1 Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Retired Secretary to PM Sirimavo Bandaranayaka, Past President Sri Lanka Administrative Service Association (1991 Nov 1994 nov) and President Mahanuwara Sinhala Baudha Jestha Purawesiyange Sanvidhanaya The Preamble  (The task before you is to give a new lease of life, to the ashes of a 2500 year old great civilization that was murdered in 1815 by the British, burned in 1818 and 1848 and buried 10 feet below, by the same British in 1948, by a vicious... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

Damaging the Prakrama Samudraya Relapanawa
By Garvin Karunaratne 
I wonder what the Government Agent at Polonnaruwa was doing while the relapanawa was removed or damaged to make a walkaway. Walk ways have to be appreciated but to damage the irrigation heritage that our forefathers have bequeathed to us is unforgivable.  The G.A’s residence is on the bund and he must have known what was happening. The G.A.  is the highest ranking officer in the District and to my thinking though the Prakrama Samudra belongs to the Irrigation Department, it should have been his concern.  The Prakrama Samudraya is a masterpiece... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

Parakrama Samudraya, 1978 flood, and strength of tank bund
By Palitha Manchanayake Courtesy The Island
Former Irrigation Engineer, Sri Lanka and Hydrologist/Flood Forecaster to the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology, Sydney, Australia In this article, the author wishes to highlight his experience during the November 1978 cyclone, while working as an Irrigation Engineer (IE) attached to the Hydrology branch of the Irrigation Department, Sri Lanka. That particular morning, Tilak Nikapitiya (IE) and I were called in by late Olsen Gunawardane, Senior Deputy Director (Research), to his office and asked us to take a ‘Four-Wheel Drive’ and proceed to Polonnaruwa immediately to meet A.D.S.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/09/21)

Traumatic Brain Injury Among The Sri Lankan Combat Veterans
Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. 
A significant number of Sri Lankan soldiers sustained head injuries during the Eelam War that lasted from 1983 to 2009. These head injuries mainly occurred due to gunshot wounds, mortar blast injuries, grenade explosions and artillery blasts. Traumatic Brain Injuries increased High morbidity and mortality rates among the Sri Lankan combatants. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) had been one of the signature injuries of the Eelam War.   Traumatic brain injury has short and long term consequences. It affects the physical, social, psychological and occupational aspects of a combatant's life.  The combatants with severe... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/21)

Why should Myanmar Strengthen its relations with Bangladesh?
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 new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/21)

SL lose Rs. 1,600 Bn revenue due to Covid this year: Basil
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Sri Lankan government has lost a total revenue of Rs 1,600 billion this year due to COVID-19 pandemic, Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa told Parliament today. https://youtu.be/jC0paT5_vm8 Speaking during the debate on regulations imposed under the Financial Bill and Export Import Control Bill the Minister said 70% of indirect tax revenue has been recorded since the current lockdown was imposed. “The revenue received from the Inland Revenue Department, Customs and Excise Department had gone down drastically because of the lock down,” Mr. Rajapaksa said. “Total revenue has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/21)

Finance Bill passed in Parliament with amendments
Courtesy Adaderana
The Finance Bill which was debated in Parliament today (07) has been passed with amendments by a majority vote. During the second reading of the Bill, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella called for a division and second reading of the bill was passed with 134 parliamentarians voting in favour and 44 voting against the bill.  The Finance Bill enables individuals to voluntarily disclose undisclosed taxable supplies, income and assets which are required to be publicize under some laws. In addition, it allows the imposition of taxes on taxable income and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/21)

Sri Lanka confirms another 184 coronavirus deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 184 coronavirus-related deaths for September 06 (yesterday), increasing the official death toll in the country to 10,504. According to the figures reported by the Department of Government Information today (07), the victims include 97 males and 87 females while four of the deceased, including 1 female, are below the age of 30. Forty-six of the Covid-19 deaths are individuals between the ages of 30-59 and the remaining 134 are persons aged 60 and above.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/21)

Sri Lanka confirms 2,964 COVID cases in total today
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that 1,141 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,964. This brings the confirmed tally of coronavirus infections reported in the country to 471,863. A total of 388,278 recoveries have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. As per official data, more than 73,000 active cases are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centres and homes. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka registered 184 new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/21)

Who are the beneficiaries of foreign funds?
Sangadasa Akurugoda
As per a main news item appeared in ‘Divaina’ dated August 22, 2021, a foreign organisation has already given  Rs 850 millions, via a NGO, to some political parties and trade unions etc to embarrassed the current government. The news item revealed how this money has been distributed among the various recipients, including a media team and popular monk. The money said to have been given with the intervention of a top official in the relevant foreign organisation. Out of this amount, Rs 500 million has been distributed to the relevant media team, Rs 50 million... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/21)

බෞද්ධ ජනරජ ප්‍රවාදය - 34 වැනි කොටස - ‍කතන්දර අධ්‍යාපනය
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
විවිධ වූ වියුක්ත න්‍යායන්ගේ උපකාරයෙන් අනුමාන දැනුමක් ගොඩ නඟාගැනීම වෙනුවට අත්දැකීම් මත පදනම් වූ ප්‍රත්‍යක්‍ෂය ඇසුරින් ලෝකය තේරුම්ගැනීමේ හැකියාවක් බෞද්ධ අපට හිමි වී තිබේ. එහෙයින් අපගේ සමාජ - ආර්ථික අවශ්‍යතා සාධනය උදෙසා මෙම හැකියාව භාවිතයට ගැනීම වඩාත් ප්‍රතිඵලදායක වේ. මෙයින් කියැවෙන්නේ න්‍යායික කරුණු දැනගැනීමේ අවශ්‍යතාවක් නැති බවක් නොවේ. එම කාර්යයෙහි නිපුණ අයවළුන් විසින් තමන්ට හැකි උපරිමයෙන් න්‍යායික කරුණු අධ්‍යයන කළ යුතු අතර නව න්‍යාය හඳුන්වාදීමට ද කටයුතු කළ යුතු වේ. එසේ වුව ද, බෞද්ධ ජනරජයෙහි වසන සෑම අයකුගේ ම කාලය සහ ශක්තිය ඒ වෙනුවෙන් කැපකිරීම නිරර්ථක කාර්යයකි. දරුවන්ගේ නිපුණතා හඳුනාගෙන ඒ අයගෙන් පිරිසක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/21)

දිගටම ගජරමෙට සිද්වන LRC ඉඩම් මංකොල්ලය - අංක 1.
Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka
ඉඩම් ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ කොමිෂන් සභාව සිරිමාවෝ බණ්ඩාරනායක විසින් වසර 50 කට ආසන්න කාලයකට පෙර පිහිටුවන ලද්දේ එක්තරා පැහැදිලි කාර්යක් සිදුකිරීම සඳහා පමණි. එනම්, එවක පවුල් 6000කට අයිතිව තිබු, අක්කර ලක්ෂ 15කට ආසන්න ඉඩම් ප්‍රමාණයක් පවරාගෙන රජය යටතට පත්කිරීමටය.  කෙසේනමුත් මේ වනවිටත් LRC ආයතනයේ විශාල අකාරයේ ඉඩම් මංකොල්ලයන් ප්‍රමාණයක් අප වෙත වාර්තාවී ඇති අතර, අමාත්‍යවරුන් මුදල් ලබාගැනීම්, නිලධාරීන් අල්ලස් ගැනීම්, සහ තම හිතවතුන්ට ඉඩම් ලබාදීම් විශාල ප්‍රමාණයක් වාර්තා වී ඇත. ඉඩම් පවරාගත් පාර්ශ්වයන්ට ඉඩම් ලබාදීම පවා සම්පුර්ණ කරනොමැති පසුබිමක, (තමන්ගේ ඉඩම් ගත්තායි බොරු ලේඛන ඉදිරිපත් කර දේශපාලුවන් සහ ව්‍යාපාරිකයින් ඉඩම් සොරකම් කර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/21)

General Prayut Chan-o-cha Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom Thailand assures to Sri Lanka Ambassador Chaminda Colonne his fullest support and cooperation for Sri Lanka’s Development
Embassy and the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Bangkok, Thailand
Today, 06th September 2021, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) C.A. Chaminda I. Colonne paid her very first courtesy call on the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Government House in Bangkok. Ambassador Colonne extended warm greetings to the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/21)

A VERY WELL-ORGANIZED MISINFORMATION PLOT BY INDIAN AND WESTERN NEWS SOURCES.
RANJITH SOYSA
It would be clear by now for the readers that a few countries including India and their agents are involved in a misinformation campaign to bring unwanted fear into the minds of the Sri Lankan public by spreading false news about food shortages. The agencies such as Gravitas, DW Germany and Al Jazeera, etc depicted long queues of people at food stores and were discussing the apparent shortfall in the foreign exchange earnings of the country by relating it to food shortage and food emergency! There were screenshots of sugar... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/09/21)

Basil R should change course if we are to come out of this foreign reserve crunch
Dr Sarath Obeysekera London 
Since 2015 Export Development Board has been trying to implement National Export Strategy ( NES) with few salient features which can enhance our foreign currency reserves A few of them are Development of Boat Building for Export coupled with Nautical Tourism in addition to Development of Spice Trade,Digital Technology  Transformation, development of  Wellness Tourism. Nautical  tourism coupled with wellness tourism can be a winner for the country during this COVID pandemic where foreign tourists can be enticed or travel to Sri Lanka to spend their time to spend their holiday And also to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/21)

'Self-reform and financial transparency in media need of the hour'
Nava J Thakuria
Guwahati: Can the mainstream newspapers and satellite news channels be compelled to make their annual balance sheets public in India? Or will it be possible to ask the professional journalists to go for self-declarations about their assets so that they can question the financial integrity of individuals in other professions including in politics! As the Union information & broadcasting ministry in New Delhi has taken initiatives to review the guidelines for working journalist’s welfare schemes, a northeast India based scribes’ body urged the mainstream media houses and seasoned journalists of the country to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/21)

Indian government scholarships for studies in indigenous medicine and homoeopathy
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, September 6: The High Commission of India Colombo announces scholarships to Sri Lankan nationals under the Ayush Scholarship Scheme for UG/PG/PhD courses in Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy for the academic year 2021-22.  The Government of India selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for the award of these scholarships in consultation with the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of Sri Lanka. These scholarships cover full tuition fees and a monthly sustenance allowance for the entire duration of the course. The scholarship also covers accommodation allowance and an annual... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/21)

Sri Lanka Rupee depreciates drastically against Pound, Euro
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, Sept 6 (NewsWire) – The Sri Lanka Rupee has depreciated drastically against several foreign currencies as per the daily currency exchange rate issued for today. The change in the currency has been reported in comparison to last week, the 02nd of September.  According to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, the selling rate of the Sterling Pound that was Rs. 298. 69 on Thursday (02) has increased to Rs. 317.47 today.  The Euro which was sold at Rs. 258.08 last week has increased to Rs. 273.52 this week.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/21)

මාස තුනකින් රටම ආදරය කරන ප්‍රභූවරයකු මිය යනවා.. ප්‍රබල චරිත දෙකක් ලෙඩ ඇඳට… රට හොල්ලපු කටක් ඇති අයෙකුට දරුණු රෝගයක්..- ගෝතමී මෙහෙණිය
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
තවත් මාස තුනක් ඇතුළත රටම ආදරය කරන ප්‍රභූවරයකු ජීවිතයෙන් සමුගන්නා බව පල්ලේකැලේ ගෝතමී විහාරයේ ප්‍රධාන කම්මට්ඨාචාරිනී ගෝතමී මෙහෙණින් වහන්සේ පවසති. https://youtu.be/NjLSpvcPasc එමෙන්ම හිතාගන්නවත් බැරි ප්‍රබල චරිත දෙකක් ලෙඩ ඇඳට වැටෙන බවද තවත් ප‍්‍රභූවරයෙක් දරුණු රෝගයකින් අසරණ වනු ඇති බවත්  රට හොල්ලපු කටක් ඇති අයෙකුටද දරුණු රෝගයක් වැලදෙනු ඇති බවත් මෙහෙණින් වහන්සේ කියා සිටියහ. ජූලි 03 වැනිදා අන්තර්ජාල නාලිකාව සාකච්ඡාවට උන් වහන්සේ අදහස් පල කරන ලදී. තමන් මේ පවසන්නේ අනාවැකි නොව විශ්ව ඥාණයෙක් අවබෝධ කරගත් දේ බවය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/21)

Govt decides to suspend another walking lane construction
Courtesy Hiru News
The government has decided to immediately suspend the construction work of the proposed walkway near the Kantale Lake in Trincomalee. It is reported that the monks, farmers, and political activists in the area have strongly opposed the walking lane project. One of their main allegations was that the government was spending money on unnecessary projects at a time when the country was facing a pandemic and a serious economic abyss. This is the second walking lane that was suspended due to public protests during the ongoing construction. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/21)

Emergency regulations for supply of essential food items passed in Parliament
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/3Ap8WuJmA2w The Proclamation on the Emergency Regulations for the Supply of Essential Foods enacted by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was passed by a majority of 81 votes in Parliament today (06). When the vote on the proclamation of the emergency regulations was taken, a total of 132 parliamentarians voted in favour while 51 members voted against it.  Government MPs voted in favor of the emergency regulations, while opposition parties, including the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), voted against. Parliament was convened today to debate on the Proclamation of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/21)

Sri Lanka records 180 new COVID-related deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 180 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Sunday (September 05). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 10,320. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 97 males and 83 females. As many as 133 deaths were reported among elderly people who are aged above 60 years. In... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/21)

Daily COVID cases count hits 3,182 today
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 937 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 3,182. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 465,949. As many as 386,509 recoveries and 10,320 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 69,120 active cases are currently under medical care.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/21)

Need mixed electoral system with single, proportional representation - People’s United Front
Courtesy Adaderana
The People’s United Front today (06) testifying before the Select Committee of Parliament to Identify Appropriate Reforms of the Election Laws and the Electoral System and to Recommend Necessary Amendments pointed out that the country needs a mixed electoral system with single and proportional representation. The number of seats in Parliament should be 225 as at present, out of which 140 should be elected on a divisional basis, 70 on a district basis and the remaining 15 from the national list, said State Minister and the assistant secretary to the party Sisira Jayakody. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/21)

Sri Lanka Targets Hoarders, Bad Traders To Tackle Food Shortages
Courtesy European Supermarket Magazine
Sri Lanka plans to bring in new laws to deter hoarding and increase penalties on traders to tackle food shortages caused largely by the country's deteriorating forex reserves. Shortages of essential foods including rice, sugar and milk powder in recent months pushed the government to declare a food emergency last week, empowering authorities to seize stocks of staples and sell them at guaranteed prices. Sri Lanka imports a large part of its food supplies and the shortages have in part been triggered by an imports ban due to the country's dwindling foreign exchange reserves and a sharp... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/09/21)

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශපාලනය නිසා ඇතිවන අන්තර්ජාල සුන්බුන්
ෂම්මි උයනගේ පරිගණක මෘදුකාංග ඉංජිනේරු
“පෘථිවියට කඩා වැටෙමින් තිබූ චීනයේ විශාලතම ලෝන් මාච් රොකට්ටුවේ අවශේෂ කොටස් මැයි 9 වන දින ග්‍රිනිච් වේලාවෙන් 0224 ට වායුගෝලයට ඇතුළු වූ අතර දේශාංශ 72.47 ක් සහ අක්ෂාංශ 2.65 ක් උතුරින් පිහිටි ඉන්දියන් සාගරයේ ස්ථානයකට කඩා වැටුණු බව ජාත්‍යන්තර මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා කර සිටියි.” 2020 නොවැම්බර් 06 වෙනිදා නිකුත් කරන ලද අංක 2203/33 දරන අති විශේෂ ගැසට් පත්‍රය මගින් ජනාධිපතිවරයා තාක්ෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය තමා යටතේ තබා ගන්නා බව සඳහන් කරයි. ඒ බව ජනාධිපති කාර්යාල (presidentsoffice.gov.lk) වෙබ් අඩවිය ද තහවුරු කොට ඇත. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ තාක්ෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය පිළිබඳව අන්තර්ජාලය තුල සොයා බැලීමේදී එය,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/21)

එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය ‘මරණයෙන් මතු දිව්‍ය ලෝකයේ යනවා‘ යැයි කියන මිනිසුන්ගේ පක්ෂය යි.
රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් දකුණු හා මධ්‍යම පළාත් හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර 
මැරෙනකල්ම ඉදලා දිව්‍ය ලෝකයේ යනවා මිස, අද ම මැරිලා දිව්‍ය ලෝකයේ යන්නට කාටවත් හිතෙන්නේ නැත. ‘මරණයෙන් මතු දිව්‍ය ලෝකයේ යන මිනිසුන්ගේ‘ පක්ෂයට දැන් වසර 75 කි. 1946 වසරේ නිදහසේ අරුණළු දකිමින් සිටි රටට, සිංහල-දෙමළ-මුස්ලිම් සෑම ජන කොටසකගේම ‘එක්සත් - ජාතික‘ සිහිනය ‘යුනයිටඩ් නැෂනල් පාටි‘ හෙවත් ‘අයික්කීය තේෂීය කච්ච්‘ ඉටු කළේය.  මෑතක් වන තුරුම සිංහල-දෙමළ-මුස්ලිම් ජාතිකයින් එම පක්ෂයේ ප්‍රධාන තනතුරු දරණ, සිංහල, දෙමළ, ඉංග්‍රීසි භාෂා තුනෙන් පක්ෂ ගීතය කියන්නේ එජාප ය යි. අමද්‍යප මහා සභාව, ලංකා ජාතික සංගමය යන නිදහස් සටනේ පා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/21)

20+ age group : Online vaccination appointments open and vaccinaton centres details released for Colombo, Kalutara & Gampaha
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, Sept 5 (NewsWie) – Online vaccination appointments are now open for age 20+ residents of Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts. “ Sinopharm Dose-1 for age 20+ years for Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts by MOH. Conducted by the Provincial Director of Health Services, WP.” Hiranya Samarasekara of ICTA tweeted. “Vaccination Centers at MOH areas will be strictly for the residents of that area, whereas the vaccination centers at District Hospitals will cater to residents from that district.” he added. – Colombo: 20-30 years– Gampaha... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/21)

Parakrama Samudra jogging track project halted: Irrigation DG
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Irrigation Department today decided to suspend the project to construct a jogging track on the breakwater of the ancient Parakrama Samudra. Department's Director General K.D.N.Siriwardana told the Daily Mirror that if there is no agreement with the opposed parties, we will repair the damage caused to the breakwater. Several parties across the Polonnaruwa District paid their visit to the construction site on Friday to witness the destruction caused to an ancient water conservation system, he said. However, it was reported that the breakwater of the historic Parakrama... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/21)

Sri Lanka’s COVID death toll hits 10,000
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed the grim milestone of 10,000 with 189 more victims confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services for Saturday (September 04). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 10,040. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims confirmed today include 96 males and 93 females. As many as 154 deaths have been reported among elderly people who are aged above 60 years. In addition, 34 people aged between 30-59... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/21)

Daily COVID cases count climbs to 3,308
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 744 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 3,308. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 462,767. As many as 384,557 recoveries and 10,140 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 68,070 active cases are currently under medical care.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/21)

COVID vaccinations for age group 20-29 in four districts from tomorrow
Courtesy Adaderana
COVID-19 vaccinations for those aged between 20-29 years in the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Galle districts will kick off from tomorrow (Sep. 06), the Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) announced. The Army Commander, General Shavendra Silva added that youths who belong to the aforesaid age group can get themselves vaccinated at all hospitals and clinics that are currently rolling out COVID jabs in these four districts. In addition to the existing centres where the inoculation drive is already under way in Colombo District, the youths... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/21)

1977 JR බලයට ආවට පසු
පරාක්‍රම සිරිමාන්න
JR බලයට එනකොට ආණ්ඩුවෙ ඉඩම් සංචිතය විතරක් අක්කර මිලියන ගානක් තිබුනා. අත්කර 50 පනත 100 දක්වා වැඩි කරලා හිතවතුන්ට ඉඩම් කොල්ලකන්න දීලා බලං හිටියා, ප්‍රේමදාසගෙ අඹන්පොළ ඉඩමත් එහෙමයි. ලැවරියා විකුණලා අරං නෙමේ. ඒ විතරක් නෙමේ තමන්ගේ කනාටු පොල් ඉඩම් ටික සරුසාර ඉඩම් වලට වංචාවෙන් මාරු කරගත්තා. රටේ නොතිබුණු කොටි, පාතාලේ, කුඩු යනාදී සියලුම අකටයුතුකම් ගෙනල්ලා බෝකරා. රටේ වැඩිම දෙනෙකුට යැපෙන්න තියන ප්‍රධානම රැකියා⁣ව දේශපාලනය කරා. ඒ සඳහා පලාත් සබා වැනි අලුත්ම ක්‍රම සහ මනාප වැනි බලුපොර ගෙනල්ලා ජාතියම අනාතකරා. කවරදාකවත් ලෝකෙ එක එකාට වහල්කම් නොකරපු ජාතියක ප්‍රධානම ආදායම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/21)

A challenge to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and self respect
By Rohana R. Wasala
“A small country like Sri Lanka with no economic or military power has only two things to its credit - sovereignty and self respect. If we lose sovereignty and self respect, we lose everything.” The late Lakshman Kadirgamar, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1994-2001), quoted in THE CAKE THAT WAS BAKED AT HOME: SNAPSHOTS OF THE MAN’S LIFE BY HIS DAUGHTER AJITA KADIRGAMAR/August 2015, Colombo, p. 216 The late great Lakshman Kadirgamar was the most efficient, the most professional and above all the most patriotic, and hence the best, foreign affairs... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 23 Db
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Once upon a time, said commentators, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)   was the most trusted broadcaster, to which the world turned for news without distortion or warped opinions. It was the world’s first national broadcaster.  BBC World Service kept listeners around the globe informed during the Second World War.   Even today BBC is the largest broadcaster, employing over 22,000 around the world. But BBC is not as independent as it says it is. Its contract with the government says that BBC must consult with the Foreign Secretary before it prepares   programmes for the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 23 Dc
KAMALIKA PIERIS
(Continued from Pt 23 Db) The Hard talk documentary next featured TNA leader Rajavarothiam Sampantham. This was   very different to the interview with Gotabaya Rajapaksa .The Sampanthan interview was not Hard Talk at all. It was nice and gentle. There was no interrogation. Sampantham was allowed to speak without interruption.  He is shown in heroic mode, filmed in close up, in portrait style,    calmly uttering treasonable statements. Sampanthan said with reference to Eelam war, that the government had imposed a military victory. That will never be accepted by the Tamil people.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/09/21)

OPEN LETTER to TNA MP M.A. Sumanithiran Parliament of Sri Lanka
Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.) Ottawa, Canada
(sumanithiran_m

parliament.lk) Dear M.A. Sumanithiran: What is this that I read in a The Island Online - news copy of 27 August 2021, that  ”Sumanithiran wants US as mediator here”    Sweet Mother of Jesus, Oh Great!  “Are you Nuts or what, Sumanithiran?”. Shucks...I noticed that the photographer that took your portrait which appeared with that news item had made you take off your ‘Dunce cap’.  Pity! Suman, you are not talking of the same US that failed as a “mediator” with guns and bullets in... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/09/21)

පර්යේෂණ ප්‍රතිඵල ලොව හමුවේ තබමින් දේශීය වෙදකම සහ ආයුර්වේදයේ ප්‍රමිතිය හදනවා - ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
පර්යේෂණ ප්‍රතිඵල ලොව හමුවේ තබමින් දේශීය වෙදකම සහ ආයුර්වේදයේ ප්‍රමිතිය සකස් කරන්නැයි නිලධාරීන්ට උපදෙස් දුන් බව ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද(04) දින පැවසීය. මොණරාගල, සිරිගල පිහිටි රාජපුර ආයුර්වේද රෝහල විවෘත කිරීමේ අවස්ථාවට  අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ සිට වීඩියෝ තාක්ෂණය ඔස්සේ එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මේ බව අවධාරණය කළේය. රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය ශෂීන්ද්‍ර රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පීත්ත පටිය කපමින් රාජපුර ආයුර්වේද රෝහල විවෘත කළ අතර අනතුරුව එහි නිරීක්ෂණ චාරිකාවකට ද එක්විය. බෝ නොවන රෝග රැසකට දේශීය ප්‍රතිකාර කරනු ලබන මොණරාගල රාජපුර ආයුර්වේද රෝහල, රෝගීන්  හතළිස් දෙනෙකුට එකවර නේවාසිකව ප්‍රතිකාර ගැනීමේ පහසුකම්වලින් සමන්විතය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

ඖෂධ ජාවාරම්කරුවන්ට සුදු හුණු ගාන්න එපා - දත්ත මැකුවේ කවුරුන්දැයි සොයන්න - මනුෂ, ආණ්ඩුවේ මන්ත‍්‍රීවරුන්ට කියයි
Manusha Media
ජාතික ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරියේ දත්ත පද්ධතිය මැකී යාම සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන සැබෑ තත්වය අනාවරණය කරගැනීම වෙනුවට ආණ්ඩුවේ මන්ත‍්‍රීවරු පිරිසක් ඖෂධ ජාවාරම්කරුවන්ට සුදු හුණු ගෑමට උත්සාහ කරමින් සිටින බවත්, සුදු හුණු ගෑම පසෙකින් තබා  දත්ත පද්ධතිය මකා දැමුවේ කවුරුන්ද යන්න අනාවරණය කරගැනීමට උත්සාහ ගන්නැයි සමගි ජන බලවේගයේ මාධ්‍ය ප‍්‍රකාශක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී මනුෂ නානායක්කාර පැවසුවේය මෙම මන්ත‍්‍රීවරු කළ යුතුව ඇත්තේ දත්ත පද්ධතිය මැකී යාම සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන සත්‍ය තොරතුරු අනාවරණය කරගැනීම බවද මාධ්‍ය වෙත ප‍්‍රකාශයක් ලබාදෙමින් ඔහු කීවේය. වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ මන්ත‍්‍රීවරයා මෙසේද කීය. ජාතික ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරියේ දත්ත පද්ධතිය මැකී යාම ගැන වෙන කාටවත් ඇගිල්ල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

වෙළබඩගේ සර් පිළිබඳ මතකය
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
වෙළබඩගේ සර් යන්නට ගොසිනි. එහෙත් වෙළබඩගේ සර් පිලිබඳ මතකය තවමත් මිළින වී නොමැත. නැුම් ගුරුවරයෙකු ලෙස වෙළබඩගේ සර් නාලන්දාවට එන්නේ 1967 දීය. සුදු ජාතික ඇඳුම ඇඳ  ,කැරළි සහිත කළු කොන්ඩයකින් යුත් වෙළබඩගේ සර් සිසු පරම්පරා කීපයකටම උගන්වා තිබේ.  ඒ කාලයේ ප්‍රාථමික අංශයේ රැස්වීම තිබුනේ වර්තමානයේ පිහිනුම් තටාකය තිබෙන ස්ථානයට ආසන්නවය. ධර්ම ගුණසිංහ මහතා රැස්වීම අමතන විට වෙළබඩගේ සර් පසෙකින් සිටිමින් රැස්වීමේ සම් පාදන කටයුතු කිරීම එකල සුලබ දසුනකි. ළමයෙකු කලන්තේ දැමූ විට වෙළබඩගේ සර් වහාම ක්‍රියාත්මක වී ළමයාට ප්‍රථමාධාර ලබා දෙයි.  නාලන්දාවේ යම් සංදර්ශනයක් තිබුනේද එහි නැටුම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

හම්බන්තොටින් අවුරුදු තිහට අඩු පිරිස් සදහා එන්ත්කරණය පටන්ගන්නේ ඇයි? - ආර්ථිකයට වැඩිම දායකත්වයක් දෙන දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කය බවට දැන් හම්බන්තොට පත්වෙලාද? - මනුෂ ප‍්‍රශ්ණ කරයි
Manusha Media
වයස අවුරුදු තිහට අඩු පිරිස් සදහා එන්නත්කරණය කිරීම හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කයෙන් ආරම්භ කිරීමට හේතුවු සෞඛ්‍ය සහ විද්‍යාත්මක පදනම කුමක්දැයි සමගි ජන බලවේගයේ මාධ්‍ය ප‍්‍රකාශක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී මනුෂ නානායක්කාර ප‍්‍රශ්ණ කළේය. රටේ ආර්ථිකයට වැඩිම දායකත්වයක් ලබාදෙන බස්නාහිර පළාතෙන් හෝ කොළඹ දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කයෙන් එම වයස් කාණ්ඩයේ එන්නත්කරණය ආරම්භ නොකරන්නේ වැඩිම රෝගීන් සංඛ්‍යාවක් හමබන්තොටින් වාර්තාවන නිසාද, නැතිනම් රටේ ආර්ථිකයට වැඩිම දායත්වයක් ලබාදෙන දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කය බවට දැන් හම්බන්තොට පත්ව තිබෙන නිසාදැයි ඔහු ප‍්‍රශ්ණ කළේය. මාධ්‍ය වෙත ප‍්‍රකාශයක් ලබාදුන් ඔහු වැඩිදුරටත් මෙසේද කීවේය. එන්නත්කරණය පිළිබද බරපතල ගැටලුවක් මේ වන විට නිර්මාණය වෙලා තියෙනවා. අපි කියපු වෙලාවේ එන්නත් ගේන්නේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

Mainstream media and journalists should display financial transparency: Journalists’ Forum Assam
Nava Thakuria
Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), while appreciating the Union Information and Broadcasting ministry for its initiative to review the guidelines for scribe’s welfare schemes, urged the mainstream media houses and seasoned journalists to display transparencies in their own financial transactions to qualify themselves for such benefits. The forum of scribes also opined that the media houses should show their balance-sheets every year and working journalists make self-declarations about their assets along with liabilities as they demand transparencies from concerned individuals in other sectors so that they can lessen the erosion of goodwill from... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

A life well spent Dr Ibrahim Yusuf London
Dr SARATH obeysekera 
I have lost a closet friend this week Dr Ibrahim Yusuf Born in Rideegama and studied had primary education I Rideegama Temple and a contemporary of Asgiriya Chief Buddhist prelate . He was very much conversant with Buddhism though he payed everyday and recited Quaran several times a day.Amazingly he could recite Subhasithaya  After teaching in Sri Lanka he went to Moscow to study medicine and moved to London  to work as a medical doctor  He was very helpful to his friends and relatives ,helped them to find employment I  London... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

IS influenced Terrorist Attack In Auckland
Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM
As a New Zealander , I join the Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, The NZ Police  and the rest of New Zealand in unreservedly condemning today’s (3/9/21) , terrorist attack in Auckland that injured several. As a New Zealander of Sri Lankan origin, I condemn this even more ,as  our two thousand five hundred year heritage and culture has largely been moulded by  Buddhist teachings of non violence, where terror has no place.. On the other hand this man’s terrorism,  as you revealed by Prime Minister , has been influenced by ISIS ideology,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

New Zealand attacker 'brainwashed' by radical neighbours, mother says
Courtesy The Straits Times
COLOMBO (AFP) - A Sri Lankan man who went on a knife rampage in a New Zealand mall was "brainwashed" by neighbours from the Middle East, his mother said on Saturday (Sept 4). Ismail Fareeda spoke to a local TV channel about her son as the Sri Lankan government promised to work with New Zealand authorities to investigate Friday's attack. Ahamed Adil Mohamed Samsudeen, who was shot dead by police after stabbing seven people, had been on a terror watchlist and was under surveillance. New Zealand authorities said he had been inspired by the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

Auckland mall terrorist attack: 'Lone wolf' Isis supporter identified as Sri Lankan refugee Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen; Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern responds
By: Sam Hurley and Jared Savage Courtesy NZ Herald
THE SUPERMARKET TERRORIST* Aathil Samsudeen came to NZ in 2011, escaping a tortuous regime in Sri Lanka* He was granted refugee status in 2013 but within five years had become angry and isolated* He was the perfect candidate to be radicalised in his own living room, through Isis-inspired social media influences* He was caught trying to travel to Syria in 2017 and a raid on his Queen St apartment uncovered a large hunting knife and disturbing, extremist images, videos and songs* The Herald has previously reported police tried to charge Samsudeen for allegedly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

Ahamed Samsudeen: New Zealand knife attacker named as Sri Lanka refugee jailed over extremist material
Courtesy inews
The Sri Lankan national, 32, was known to police as an Isis-sympathiser and had been under surveillance for five years Ahmed Aathill Mohamed Samsudeen appeared in the High Court in Auckland, New Zealand, on 7 August, 2018, after he was found possessing a series of images which depict extreme violence, cruelty, death and graphic war scenes (Photo: New Zealand Herald/ AP) The terrorist who stabbed seven people in an Auckland supermarket before being shot dead by police has been named as Ahamed Samsudeen. The Sri Lankan man,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

BBS challenges 22 organizations to make public statement rejecting Wahhabism, Salafism
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
While condemning the recent terrorist attack on innocent civilians in New Zealand, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera today threw a challenge to the 22 organizations to make a joint public statement that they reject Wahhabism and Salafism'. Ven. Gnanasara said the attack was carried out by a Muslim man who left Sri Lanka about 10 years ago and has been living in New Zealand ever since. The prelate pointed out that a similar attack was launched in Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019 in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

CID begins questioning close contacts of SL born NZ attacker
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has commenced questioning close contacts of the Sri Lankan who carried out the attack at a supermarket in Auckland, New Zealand, police said. Authorities revealed that the suspect, Ahmed Adil Mohamed Samsudeen, also known as Ahmed Adil Mohamed Samsudeen, a resident of Kaththankudy. It was reported that Mohamed Samsudeen is the youngest in a family of four with two brothers and a sister. His two brothers are reportedly residing in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. According to the intelligence information about the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

Fines charged for arbitrary price hike of essential items increased
Courtesy Adaderana
The amendments to the Consumer Affairs Authority Act will be tabled in the Parliament on Monday (Sep. 06), says State Minister of Co-operative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection Lasantha Alagiyawanna. These amendments are expected to allow necessary action to be taken against individuals and companies who deliberately increase the prices of essential items and sell the goods above controlled prices. As per the provisions of the CAA Act, the fines are categorized as individual businesses and companies. Accordingly, the maximum fine charged from an individual business for a first-time... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

Total COVID deaths climb over 9,900 with 145 new victims
Courtesy Adaderana
The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 145 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Friday (Sep. 03). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 9,951. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims include 77 males and 68 females. As many as 117 deaths were reported among the elderly people who are aged above 60 years. In... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

Daily COVID cases count hits 3,333 today
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 693 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 3,333. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 459,459. As many as 382,476 recoveries and 9,951 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 67,032 active cases are currently under medical care.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/09/21)

BUILDING A DIGITAL ECONOMY IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Mr. Namal Rajapaksa recently expressed that he intends to build a digital economy in Sri Lanka. It is an astonishing challenge and the task will attract enormous resources and time. It is not a simple task in the way the Minister assumes because Sri Lanka has no resources to build a digital economy. A digital economy relates to information and data. Each cent of earning and expenditure should be digitally recorded if the economy becomes a digital economy. It might be a recording system like in heaven or hell. Sri Lanka converting to heaven or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

Bangladesh-Maldives Ties: Sky’s the Limit?
MD Pathik Hasan
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohammed Saleh's recent visit to Bangladesh has 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 in the presence of the President during his visit to Dhaka to mark the Birth Centenary celebration of Founder of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib in March. The Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS), a new dimension in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, උද්දච්චකම පැත්තකින් තියලා ජනතාවගේ ප‍්‍රශ්ණවලට විසදුම් දෙන්න - මනුෂ නානායක්කාර
Manusha Media
උද්දච්චකම පසෙකින් තබා රටේ ප‍්‍රශ්ණවලට විසදුම් ලබාදෙන්නැයි ජනාධිපතිවරයාගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටින බව සමගි ජන බලවේගයේ මාධ්‍ය ප‍්‍රකාශක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී මනුෂ නානායක්කාර පැවසුවේය. ජනාධිපතිවරයා තමන්ගේ උද්දච්කම පසෙකින් තබා රටේ ආහාර සුරක්ෂිතතාවය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ගැටලු ඇති කරන පොහාර ප‍්‍රශ්ණයට විසදුම් ලබාදිය යුතු බවත්, ගුරු වැටුප් ප‍්‍රශ්ණයට විසදුම් ලබාදී දරුව්න්ගේ අධ්‍යාපනය යථා තත්වයට පත් කිරීමට කටයුතු කළ යුතු බවත් ඔහු සදහන් කළේය. ජනතාවගේ ගැටලුවලට විසදුම් ලබාදෙන්නේ නම් ජනාධිපතිවරයා ෆේල් බව නොකියා සිටිය හැකි බවද මන්ත‍්‍රීවරයා පැවසුවේය වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ මනුෂ නානායක්කාර මන්ත‍්‍රීවරයා මෙසේද කීවේය. සීනි වලට අලුත් ගැසට් එකක් ගහලා තියෙනවා. ගිය අවුරුද්දේ නොවැම්බර්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

Why Sri Lanka is not like Singapore.
Sugath Kulatunga
Among Sri Lankans, there are two distinct ideologically opposing groups. One group trust in the slogan “Loken Utum Rata Lankawai”. And the other claim “Sudda Hitiyanam wada hondai.” Yet others pray for a Lee Kwan Yew and argue that Sri Lanka is a failed state because we have not adopted the development models followed, for example by Singapore or South Korea. Every country is subject to unique internal and external demands and constraints. The geography and history of a country play a crucial role in its destiny and are inescapable. Some of these... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

මංගල ගේ දේශපාලන භූමිකාව
ජානක පෙරේරා විසිනි
මංගල සමරවීර මියගිය දා පටන් හැම පැත්තෙන්ම අපට අසන්න ලැබෙන්නේ ඔහුගේ ගුණ වැයුම්ය. පක්ෂ විපක්ෂදෙපිරිසේම අය කියන්නේ ඔහුගෙන් රටට වූවා යයි කියන සේවය ගැනය. නැතිනම් ඔහු කල හොඳ පමණක් වැඩියෙන් ඉස්මතු කිරීමෙන් කිරීමය. දැන් අපට අවශ්‍ය වන්නේ  මෙරට භෞමික අනන්‍යතාවය පිළිබඳව ඔහුගේ දේශපාලන භූමිකාවේ  නිවැරදි තක්සේරුවකි.  මා දන්නා තරමින් කිසිම මාධ්‍යයකින්  එය කර නැත.  මංගලගේ පුද්ගලික දිවිය හෝ දේශපාලන පිල් මාරු කිරීම් අපට මෙහිදී අදාල  නැත. එය බොහෝ දේශපාලකයන් කරන්නකි  වසර 1987-1990 භීෂණ සමයේදී මෙරට මානව හිම්කම් උල්ලංඝනය වීමට විරුද්ධව ඔහු ඉතා කැප වී   ක්‍රියා කල බව ඇත්තකි. එහෙත් කොටි-විරෝධී  යුද සමයේ ඔහු කලේ කුමක්ද?  ඒ කාලයේ සිට ඔහු මියයන තෙක්ම පෙනී සිටියේ ෆෙඩරල් 'විසඳුමක්'  සඳහාය. ඉන්දියානු රජය මගින් අප රට මත බලෙන් පටවන ලද 13 වැනි ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය පවා ඔවුන්  පිළිගත්තේ නැත.     කොටි රට සහමුලින්ම දෙකට කැඩීමේ තම අරමුණ ඉටුකරගැනීම හැර වෙන කිසිම  විසඳුමකට සූදානම් නැති බව සිහිබුද්ධිය ඇති කාටත් එකල පැහැදිලි විය. එහෙත් මංගල ඇතුළු 'සාම' ක්‍රියාකාරීන්ට මේ කිසිවක් නොපෙනුනි. ඔවුන් සිතා සිටියේ කොටින් ගේ අරමුණු නොතකා කොටි ත්‍රස්තවාදය මර්දනය නොකර ජාතික සමගිය ගොඩ නැගිය හැකි බවය.    මේවා දැන දැනම   මංගල  'සුදු නෙළුම' වැනි විගඩම් වලට පූර්ණ අනුග්‍රහය දැක්වීය. සිංහල ජාතිවාදය විවේචනයට ලක් කල ඔහු කොටින්ගේ  මිනීමරු ත්‍රස්තවාදය හෙලා දකිනු අප  අසා කියවා නැත. ඊනියා ජාත්යන්තර මානව හිතවාදීන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා ආරක්ෂක හමුදා 'සිංහල හමුදාව' යනුවෙන් හඳුන්වමින් ඔවුන් දෙමළ සංහාරයක යෙදුනේ යැයි කෑගසන විට මංගල නිශ්ශබ්දව සිටියේය. එමෙන්ම අපේ රණවිරුවන් කොටි  පරාජය කිරීමට සිය ජීවිත පූජා කිරීම මංගලඅගය කරුණු අප අසා කියවා නැත. වසර 2009 කොටි පරාජය කිරීමේ ජයග්‍රහණය සැමරීමට ඔහු හිතා මතාම සහභාගී නොවීය මේ සියලු ක්‍රියා ඔහුගේ පුද්ගලික මතයයි සලකා ඇතැමෙකුට අමතක කල හැකිය.  එහෙත් සමාවක් නොදිය හැකි බරපතලම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

වයස අවුරුදු 20ත් අවුරුදු 30ත් අතර තරුණ ප්‍රජාවට එන්නත්කරණය ඇරඹෙයි. – තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා -
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය, සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ හා අධීක්ෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය, ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය.
හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වයස අවුරුදු 20ත් 30ත් අතර තරුණ ප්‍රජාව වෙත එන්නත්කරණය සිදු කිරීම අද (02) දින ආරම්භ වූ බව තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පැවසීය. අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමාගේ හා අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමන්ගේ උපදෙස් පරිදි සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යතුමාගේ මගපෙන්වීම අනුව සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශ නිර්දේශ මත වයස අවුරුදු 30ට වැඩි ජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් සිදුකරගෙන යනු ලබන එන්නත්කරණ ක්‍රියාවලිය මේ වනවිට ඉතාමත් ම සාර්ථක අන්දමින් දිවයින පුරා ක්‍රියාත්මක වේ. ඉදිරි කාලයේදී රට විවෘත කළ පසු ජන ජීවිතය සාමාන්‍ය අයුරින් පවත්වාගෙන යාම හා ජාතික ආර්ථිකයට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

ලෝක පොල් දිනයට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් සමරු මුද්දර 10ක්
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ලෝක පොල් දිනයට සමඟාමීව මුල්දින කවරයක් සහ විශේෂ සමරු මුද්දර 10ක් නිකුත් කිරීම ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද (02) දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවැත්විණි. 1969 වසරේ ආරම්භ කරන ලද ආසියා පැසිපික් පොල් ප්‍රජාව මඟින් 1998 වසරේ පවත්වන ලද 25 වන රැස්වීමේ දී ප්‍රථම වතාවට සැප්තැම්බර් මස 2 වන දින ලෝක පොල් දිනය වශයෙන් ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කර ඇත. පොල් බෝගය සඳහා පර්යේෂණයන් වෙනුවෙන් 1929 දී ආරම්භ කරන ලද ලොව පිහිටි එකම ආයතනය ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොල් පර්යේෂණ ආයතනයයි. මෙවර ලෝක පොල් දිනයට සමඟාමීව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොල් පර්යේෂණ ආයතනය මඟින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

ඉරානයේ කානට් වාරි ක්‍රමවේදය ලෝක උරුමයක්. ඒත්, අපේ වැව්?
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අසෝක ඩයස් ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජරට විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ සමාජීයවිද්‍යා යා මානවශාස්ත්‍ර පීඨයේ  පීඨාධිපති මහාචාර්ය චන්දන රෝහණ විතානාච්චි මහතා සමග පැවැත්වූ පැතිකඩ සංවාදය Asoka Dias interviews, Prof Chandana Rohana Withanachchi, Professor in Archaeology, Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka  පරාක්‍රම සමුද්‍රය ඇතුළු අපේ වැව් පද්ධතිය ලෝක උරුමයක් කර සුරැකිය යුතුයි! - වාරි පුරාවිද්‍යාඥ, මහාචාර්ය විතානාච්චි https://youtu.be/5evhl9-cvlM?list=PLwBEINflt3JFzmeTDmw0a3YwYLMXbtRVb... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

The organic farming revolution that may kill Sri Lanka’s tea industry and threatens its rice, pepper and cinnamon crops, according to growers
Courtesy The South China Morning Post
Aiming to be the world’s first 100 per cent organic food producer, Sri Lanka has banned chemical fertilisers. That could cause a crop disaster, critics sayPresident Gotabaya Rajapaksa says the ban will stop people being poisoned and improve nutrition and food security. Experts say the opposite is likely Sri Lanka’s drive to become the world’s first 100 per cent organic food producer threatens its prized tea industry and has triggered fears of a wider crop disaster that could deal a further blow to the beleaguered economy. President Gotabaya... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

Auckland attack and Sri Lanka’s radical Islam
Courtesy AsiaNews.it
Police in New Zealand killed a Sri Lanka man after he stabbed six people inspired by jihadi ideology. In the South Pacific nation, Muslims are a fraction of the local Sri Lankan community, compared to over 9 per cent of the population in their country of origin. Extremism is growing as evinced by the 2019 Easter Sunday tragedy, also fuelled by tensions with Sri Lanka’s Buddhist majority. Wellington (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Police in New Zealand killed a Sri Lankan-born extremist after he stabbed at least six people in an Auckland supermarket. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

Jailer who supplied a mobile phone to Rishad transferred
Courtesy Adaderana
A jailer has been transferred to the Vavuniya Prisons after it was revealed that he had provided a mobile phone to MP Rishad Bathiudeen, who is incarcerated at the Magazine Prison. The transfer came into effect following a disciplinary inquiry, the Prisons Spokesman, Commissioner of Prisons (Administration) Chandana Ekanayake said. The mobile phone was found in possession of the parliamentarian yesterday (Sep. 02). When the chief jailor and another jailor of the prison were walking by the former minister’s cell, they had observed him speaking on the phone and he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

COVID: 202 new deaths confirmed as daily cases climb over 3,600
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that 864 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 3,644. This brings the confirmed tally of coronavirus infections reported in the country to 451,401. A total of 380,166 recoveries have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. As per official data, more than 61,000 active cases are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centres and homes. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka registered 202 new... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

Sri Lanka further extends island-wide quarantine curfew
Courtesy Adaderana
The Sri Lankan government has decided to further extend the quarantine curfew orders, currently enforced across the island, by another week. Accordingly, the restrictions will be in effect until 4.00 a.m. on September 13 (Monday). The decision to further extend the quarantine curfew was taken during the virtual meeting of the Special Committee on COVID-19 Control convened under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (September 03). Recommendations determine that progress will be made through the ongoing national inoculation drive in the interim to curb the recent spike in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/09/21)

Long Covid: What is it and what are the symptoms?
By Rachel Schraer Health reporter Courtesy BBC
Most people who catch Covid-19 won't become severely ill and get better relatively quickly. But significant numbers have had long-term problems after recovering from the original infection - even if they weren't very ill in the first place. However, new research suggests fewer children are experiencing "long Covid" than previously feared. What are long Covid symptoms? Guidance for UK health workers describes long Covid as symptoms continuing for more than 12 weeks after an infection - severe or mild - which can't be explained by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/21)

Covid-19 continues to kill journalists globally, visible improvement recorded in India
T Navajyoti
Geneva/Guwahati, 2 September 2021: The list of journalists dead from Covid-19 is still growing, where more than 1,754 media workers have succumbed to the novel corona virus in 80 countries during the last 18 months, said the global media safety and rights body Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) on Thursday in the picturesque Swiss city. Given the new variants, PEC warns that the number of journalists who have died from Covid-19 is likely to reach the 2,000 marks by the end of the year. The average age of victims is now younger. During the months... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/21)

BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Two Sri Lankans named in the list.
 by Moiz Mustafa Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Sept 2 (newsin.asia) – From triumphant conservation stories to devastating fishing disasters and everything in between, the new Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition demonstrates the sheer resilience of the natural world. The latest competition received a record-breaking number of entries from professional and amateur photographers from 95 countries around the world. Nature lovers Buddhilini de Soyza and 10-year-old Gagana Mendis Wickramasinghe have been included in the list.  The great swim by Buddhilini de Soyza shows male cheetahs paddling across the flood-swollen Talek River in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/21)

Why hide the truth about CKDu? An open letter to the new Minister of Health
By Dr PARAKRAMA WAIDYANATHA Courtesy The Island
The chronic kidney disease (CKDu) has been a major non-communicable disease prevalent essentially among the Rajarata’s agricultural communities in the last three decades that had, on average, killed several thousand people annually. The disease aetiology is now known, with a high degree of certainty to be hard water in dug wells on high ground contaminated with fluoride. Because it largely affected the farming families, agro-chemicals were justifiably suspected as the cause although without evidence; and many, especially the ignorant politicians, including several key ministers without knowing the facts... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/21)

UK decides to maintain ban on LTTE
Courtesy Adaderana
The Government of Sri Lanka says that it has been made aware that the UK Home Secretary has decided to maintain the proscription of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a terrorist organization under the UK Terrorism Act No. 7 of 2000. The Home Secretary’s decision, which has been taken following the judgement of the Proscribed Organizations Appeals Commission (POAC), rejects the application of a LTTE front organization to de-proscribe the LTTE in the UK, the Sri Lankan foreign ministry said. “The LTTE, therefore, remains a proscribed organization in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/21)

Maximum retail price of rice and sugar gazetted
Gazette notifications have been issued today declaring maximum retail prices for sugar and rice with effect from today (September 02).  The Gazette notifications have been issued by order of the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) Maj. General (Retd.) Shantha Dissanayake, under Section 20(5) of the Consumer Affairs Authority Act, No. 09 of 2003.  https://youtu.be/5_lkJ633gl0 The maximum retail price (MRP) of White Sugar is declared as Rs. 122 per kg (Unpacketed) and Rs. 125 per kg (Packeted) while the MRP of Brown or Red Sugar is listed as Rs. 125 per... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 02/09/21)

Malwatta and Asgiriya chapters call on the teachers and principals to call off strike
Courtesy Hiru News
The Malwathe and Asgiriya Chapters request the principals and teachers to suspend the strike, considering the children and to be somewhat flexible to the solutions provided by the government. However, the teachers  and principals unions said that in order to suspend the strike, a circular should be issued recommending cabinet approval to eliminate pay anomalies. It has been 53 days since the commencement of the trade union action withdrawing from online teaching due to a salary issue. The ministerial subcommittee to find a solution to this problem recently... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/21)

Govt says mechanism devised to provide organic fertilizer for Maha Season without any shortage
Courtesy Adaderana
The government says that a mechanism has been formulated to provide the organic fertilizer required for the Maha Season to the farmers without any shortage. Accordingly, the Government Officials of the respective line institutions say the entire process including farmer awareness, technical assistance and financial assistance is being continued uninterrupted. This was revealed at the media briefing held at the Presidential Media Centre today (02) via video conference. The weekly media briefing of the Presidential Media Centre was held via Webex App due to the COVID-19 pandemic and today’s topic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/21)

Daily count of new Covid-19 cases climbs to 3,627
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ministry of Health reports that another 854 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, increasing today’s tally of new cases confirmed to 3,627. This includes 846 new cases associated with the ‘New Year Covid-19 cluster’ and 08 returnees from abroad.  This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases identified in the country thus far to 447,757. Over 60,000 infected patients are currently undergoing treatment at hospitals, treatment centers and home-based care while total recoveries have risen to 378,168. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/21)

Sri Lanka confirms another 204 coronavirus deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 204 coronavirus related deaths for September 01 (yesterday), increasing the official death toll in the country to 9,604. According to the figures reported by the Department of Government Information today (01), the victims include 109 males and 95 females while five of the deceased, including two females, are below the age of 30. Fifty of the Covid-19 deaths are individuals between the ages of 30-59 and the remaining 149 are persons aged 60 and above. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/09/21)

Racism, Nationalism and Supranationalism - III
By Rohana R. Wasala
(continued from August 28, 2021) Misrepresentation and distortion of history by colonialists and separatists The independence or dominion status that Sri Lanka (then Ceylon to foreigners) was granted by the departing British colonials was not more than a hangover from the British imperialism of the previous one and a half centuries (1798-1948) until real independence was realised through the constitutional change of 1972. The promulgation of the republican constitution in that year was arguably the first most momentous event in post-independence Sri Lanka, because it definitively reversed the total loss... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 23 Da
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Britain was the third country to support the LTTE in the Eelam war. Britain   provided a home for the LTTE   very early on in the Eelam war. Tamil Refugee Action group had got a British National Lottery grant in 1998.    LTTE had continued to openly run its offices from London even after the LTTE became a proscribed organization. LTTE demonstrations were allowed to take place in London. LTTE supporters chanted the name of Prabhakaran, brandished the Tamil Tiger flag and other regalia in public demonstrations. Such activities are prohibited by UK’s Terrorism Act, however... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

අම්පාර, මඩකලපුව, දෙහිඅත්තකණ්ඩිය, මහියංගනය වල් නාශක නැති නිසා වී ගොවියෝ අමාරුවේ -වල් නාශක නැතිව ගොවියටන් ඊලඟ කන්නයට කුඹුර හාන්න බෑ-කෘමිනාශක නැතිව බීජ වී, බීජ ධාන්‍ය හා බීජ අර්තාපල් විනාශ වෙනවා
රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් දකුණු පළාත් හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර  
නැගෙනහිර පලාත, දෙහිඅත්තකණ්ඩිය, මහියංගනය ප්‍රදේශවල වී ගොවීන්, වල් නාශක නොමැති කමින් ඉදිරි කන්නයේ වී වගාව සඳහා බිමි සකස් කිරීමේ දැඩි අර්බුදයකට මුහුණ දී ඇත. ලංකාවේම වල් නාශක මේ වන විටත් ව්‍යාපාරිකයින් සහ මහා පරිමාණ ගොවීන් විසින් නැගෙනහිර පලාතටත්, දෙහිඅත්තකණ්ඩිය - මහියංගනය සීමාවටත් රැගෙන යමින් තිබේ. පසුගිය කන්නයේ කෘමිනාශක හා දිලීර නාශක නොමැතිව වී ඇස්වැන්න අඩුවීමට වඩා වැඩි විනාශයක් වල් නාශක නොමැතිවීම නිසා බිම් සකස් කර ගත නොහැකිවීමෙන් සිදුවන බව හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් පවසයි. නැගෙනහිර පලාතේ සහ ඒ ආසන්න කලාපයේ ගොවීන් ඊලඟ වගාවට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

ජනපති විධායක බලය පෙන්වයි.. සීනි ටොන් 29000ක් පවරා ගනී.. සමාගම් ලයිස්තුව මෙන්න.. පිරමිඩ් විල්මාත් ඒ අතරයි..
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ගබඩා තුළ සඟවා තිබියදී සොයාගත් සීනි මෙට්ට්‍රික් ටොන් 29,900ක ප්‍රමාණයක් අද (01) සිදු කෙරුණු විමර්ශන සහ මෙහෙයුම් ක්‍රියාවලියෙන් පසු රජයට පවරා ගත් බව අත්‍යාවශ්‍ය සේවා කොමසාරිස් ජනරාල් මේජර් ජෙනරාල් එන්.ඩී.එස්.පී. නිවුන්හැල්ල මහතා පවසයි. මෙම සීනි තොගය පාලන මිලක් යටතේ රාජ්‍ය සහ පෞද්ගලික වෙළෙඳ ආයතන මගින් පාරිභෝගික ජනතාව වෙත අළෙවි කිරීමට සැලසුම් කර තිබේ.‍ සීනි කිලෝවකට අය කළ රුපියල් 50ක් වූ ආනයනික බද්ද පාරිභෝගිකයාට සහනයක් සැලසීමේ අරමුණින් 2020 ඔක්තෝබර් මස 14 වන දින සිට ශත 25ක් දක්වා අඩු කරනු ලැබීය. එදිනට රට තුළ තිබූ සීනි ප්‍රමාණය මෙට්ට්‍රික් ටොන් 88,878කි. 2020... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

Organic push threatens Sri Lanka's tea growers
Courtesy DW
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants to make the country's tea organic. But his plan comes with huge risks. Tea growers fear that their plants can't make it without the nutrients from fertilizers. https://www.dw.com/en/organic-push-threatens-sri-lankas-tea-growers/av-59050852... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

Brazilian viper venom may become tool in fight against coronavirus, study shows
Courtesy The Peninsular
A jararacussu snake, whose venom is used in a study against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen at Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 27, 2021. Picture taken August 27, 2021. REUTERS/Carla Carniel SAO PAULO - Brazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake inhibited coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells, a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing COVID-19. A study published in the scientific journal Molecules this month found that the molecule... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

ආන්දෝලනාත්මක බදු සහන ගත් PYRAMID WILMAR සඟවා තැබූ සීනි ටොන් 6100ක් රාජසන්තකයි. – ජනපති පත්කළ මේජර් ජෙනරාල් වැඩට බසියි.
උපුටා ගැන්ම Colombo Today
පසුගිය කාලයේ ආන්දෝලනයට තුඩු දුන් රජයට රුපියල් කෝටි ගණනක පාඩුවක් සිදු වූ බව කියන සීනි බදු වංචාවට සම්බන්ද බවට චෝදනා එල්ලවූ PYRAMID WILMAR සමාගම මෙරටට ආනයනය කර සඟවා තැබූ සීනි තොගයක් අද (1) රාජසන්තක කර ඇත. PYRAMID WILMAR සමාගම විසින් නීති විරෝධීව ගබඩා කර තිබූ සීනි මෙට්‍රික් ටොන් 6100ක තොගයක් මුද්‍රා තැබීමට පාරිභෝගික සේවා අධිකාරිය විසින් පසුගිය දා පියවර ගන්නා ලදී. සීනි මෙට්‍රික් ටොන් 4000ක් පවතින බව පවසමින් මෙම සීනි තොගය සම්බන්ධ වැරදි තොරතුරු ලබා දී ඇති බව අනාවරණය වීමත් සමඟ, මුතුරාජවෙල ප්‍රදේශයේ පවත්වාගෙන යනු ලැබූ මෙම සීනි තොග... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

Hands and feet off Parakrama Samudraya
LAKSIRI WARNAKULA Courtesy The Island
I was shocked when I saw the pictures the other day. How could they come up with such an idea? And it is an act of sacrilege, too, causing harm to an object that should be protected, and even venerated, to my mind. It is a majestic symbol showing our ancient heritage of irrigation engineering and the wisdom of our kings. And its bund is not for breaking and bulldozing to suit the whims and fancies of some, who see concrete and walkways as signs of development, carried out even... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

Treasure hunters broke into Kuda Sithulpawwa, treasures stolen: Archaeology Dept. Head
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
An ancient dagoba 'Kuda Sithulpawwa' in the historic sacred area of Hambanthota District was broken into by a group of treasure hunters last night (31), Archaeology Department Director General Prof. Anura Manatunga said. He said the items which had archaeological value were stolen by these elements. He said a special investigation was underway into the incident. Meanwhile, the police said one suspect who was involved in the incident was arrested and he is to be produced before the Anuradhapura Magistrate today. The police also launched a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

Will new South African COVID variant affect Sri Lanka? or may already be EXTINCT
Sri Lanka News
http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2021/08/30/most-mutated-covid-variant-so-far-may-already-be-extinct/ https://youtu.be/P_exT8fpYq0 What is C.1.2, the new Covid variant in South Africa, and should we be worried? Courtesy The Guardian (UK)
The C.1.2 strain has scientists’ attention because it possesses mutations within the genome similar to those seen in variants of interest, like Delta A new Covid variant detected in South Africa has made headlines around the world. On Monday the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa issued an alert about the “C.1.2 lineage”, saying it had been detected in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

SLFP to form a new alliance?
Courtesy Adaderana
The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to form a new alliance, says its Senior Vice-Chairman Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa. Speaking to the media in Kandy, he said that discussions would be held with all progressive political forces. “We have decided what the party’s path would be, how to build the party for an alternative government and how to organize for it. There were alliances under the leadership of the SLFP that form governments. The Central Committee took a decision to form an alliance by uniting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

China assures utmost help to overcome economic, COVID challenges in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
Chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Li Zhanshu assured Speaker of Sri Lanka Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena that the Chinese government will do its utmost to help overcome the economic challenge as well as the COVID challenge in Sri Lanka.  Li Zhanshu stated the above at the first diplomatic meeting held yesterday (August 31) between the high-profile delegation of the Parliament of the People’s Republic of China and the Parliament of Sri Lanka. The meeting which was held through video technology was attended by a number of high profile... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

Daily COVID case count climbs to 3,828 as deaths spike by 215
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 944 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 3.828. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 444,130. As many as 376,216 recoveries have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 58,729 active cases are currently under medical care. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has registered 215 more COVID-19 related fatalities on Tuesday... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

විල්පත්තුවේ දකුණු ප්‍රදේශයේ කෝමාරිකා වවන්න අක්කර ලක්ෂයක් දෙන්න කැබිනට් අනුමැතිය. – අමාත්‍යවරුන්ට සමාගම මුදල් දීලා ?
උපුටා ගැන්ම  colombotoday.com
https://youtu.be/4CgcC_HTUVk අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ රාජාංගනය යාය 18 ප්‍රදේශය ඇතුලත් වන පරිදි, විල්පත්තුව වනෝද්‍යානයේ දකුණු ප්‍රදේශය ආවරණය වන පරිදි අක්කර ලක්ෂයක භුමි ප්‍රමාණයක් අවුරා ලංකා හර්බල්ස් සමාගම වෙත ලබා දීමට කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය තීරණය කර තිබෙන බවත් අදාළ කැබිනට් පත්‍රිකාව මුදල් අමාත්‍යවරයා සහ ඉඩම් අමාත්‍යවරයා ඒකාබද්ධව ඉදිරිපත්කර ඇති බවත් පරිසරවේදී සජීව චාමිකර මහතා අද (31) සඳහන් කර සිටියා. දැනටමත් ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙන ව්‍යාපෘතියක් සඳහා මෙම අනුමැතිය ලබාගෙන ඇති බව සඳහන් කර සිටින ඒ මහතා අවුරා ලංකා හර්බල්ස් සමාගම විසින් අද වන විට විල්පත්තුව දකුණු මායිම ආශ්‍රිතව ඉදිකිරීම් කටයුතු ගණනාවක් සිදුකර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)

ගෝටාගේ බළලා මල්ලෙන් එළියට ගනී කාබනික ගොවිතැනේ සැඟවුනු අභිප්‍රාය හෙලිවේ
ලංකාවේ වෙනදේ
කාබනික ගොවිතැනේ නාමයෙන් රජරට ගොවිජනතාවට අවශ්‍ය ගොවි රසායනික සහ රසායනික පොහොර නොදීමෙන් බංකොලොත් වෙන ගොවියාගේ ඉඩම් සොච්චමට ගෙන අන්තර් ජාතික ආයෝජකයන් සතුකිරීමේ ව්‍යායාමයේ පලමු අදියර වශයෙන් පුද්ගලික සමාගමකට කෝමාරිකා වගාවක් සඳහා අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයෙන් ඉඩම් අක්කර 102,000ක් ලබා දීම සඳහා කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය අනුමැතිය ලබා දී තිබේ. වසර 30ක දීර්ඝ කාලීන බදු පදනම මත එම සමාගම වෙත එකී ඉඩම් ලබාදීමට වන යෝජනාව මුදල් අමාත්‍යවරයා සහ ඉඩම් අමාත්‍යවරයා විසින් ඒකාබද්ධව ඉදිරිපත් කර තිබේ. රජයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ නිවේදනයට අනුව අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයෙන් ඉඩම් අක්කර 102,000ක් වසර 30ක දීර්ඝ කාලීන බදු පදනම මත ලබා දීම බලාපොරොත්තුවන්නේ රටට ආනයනය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/09/21)


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