Archive for March 11th, 2020

History currently taught in schools is contrary to the well-established history

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage This write-up is posted in Lankaweb with a view to further clarify the article that I posted in Lankaweb on 10 March 2020, titled ‘Distortion of Our History’. I reproduce from the Grade 6 and 10 textbooks where the history is wrong or questionable (the Sinhala texts below): Please note that the italicized texts […]

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Now is the time to spread light and love

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Bhante Y. Wimala Dear friends and students,  In the past few weeks, I have been talking with many people who are concerned, anxious and even afraid of the spread of the coronavirus around the world. There is no doubt that this is a serious situation and we all need to listen to the advice of […]

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European colonial powers still loth to admit historical evils

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Courtesy The Guardian Netherlands, Germany and Belgium are still coming to terms with their overseas legacies The Netherlands Visiting Indonesia this week, King Willem-Alexander apologised for his country’s excessive violence” in its former colony, saying the past could not be erased but must be acknowledged. But while the Dutch view of their colonial history is shifting, the […]

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කොරෝනා සටන – Battling Corona Virus

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

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කොරියාව, ඉතාලිය, ඉරානයෙන් එන පුද්ගලයන්ට තරු හෝටල්වල නිරෝධායන සූදානම් කෙරේ… තනි කාමර, AC

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා ඊ නිව්ස් කොරෝනා වෛරසය දැඩිව පැතීරී ඇති දකුණු කොරියාව, ඉතාලිය සහ ඉරානය යන රටවල සිට මෙරටට පැමිණෙන පුද්ගලයන් නිරොධායනයට ලක් කිරීම මේ වන විට රජය විසින් අනිවාර්ය කර ඇත. නමුත් රජය විසින් නොමිලයේ ලබා දෙන ආහාර, කාමර පහසුකම් නැතැයි පවසන පුද්ගලයන් වෙත විකල්පයක්ද මේ වන විට සාකච්චා වෙමින් තිබේ. මෙරට පිහිටි ප‍්‍රධාන […]

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නිරෝධායනයට විරුද්ද පුස් චණ්ඩින් පැමිණි රටටම හරවා යැවේ.. යුද හමුදාව නිල වශයෙන් දැනුම් දෙයි.. [Video]

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

 උපුටාගැන්ම ලංකා ඊ නිව්ස් නිරෝධානය කිරීම සඳහා දැනට නිර්දේශ කර ඇති දකුණු කොරියාව, ඉරානය, ඉතාලිය යන රටවල සිට මෙරටට පැමිණෙන පුද්ගලයන් නිරෝධානය සදහා විරුද්ධ වන්නේ නම් ඔවුන් පැමිණි රටටම ආපසු පිටත් කර හැරීමට දැනුම් දී ඇති බව යුද හමුදාව පවසයි. යුද හමුදා මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක බ්‍රිගේඩියර් චන්දන වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා කොලඹදී පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවේ දී කියා සිටියේ […]

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BIA replies to false rumours

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily News Referring to a video circulating on social media which shows a commotion at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with several returnees from Italy, Vice Chairman of Airport and Aviation Services Rajeewasiri Sooriyaarachchi categorically rejected the claims that it was a forcible detention. Speaking to Daily Mirror, he said several returnees with […]

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Queen discusses intensifying ties between UK & SL

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily News Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and newly appointed Sri Lankan High Commission to United Kingdom Saroja Sirisena held discussions on deepening and intensifying the longstanding political, economic and cultural relations between the two countries. This was revealed during a discussion between the Queen and High Commissioner Sirisena. Mrs Sirisena presented Letters of […]

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Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival facility due to coronavirus

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lankan has temporarily suspended visas on arrival for foreigners until further notice in light of coronavirus scare.  The Government Information Department issuing a statement today (11) said that under the quarantine procedure currently in place with the aim of preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, all Sri Lankans as […]

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WHO declares coronavirus a pandemic

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said via Twitter that COVID-19 was the first type of coronavirus to cause a pandemic. He said describing the ongoing situation as one did not change the organization’s assessment of the threat, or what WHO is […]

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Kuwait to suspend all flights from Friday over coronavirus

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Kuwait has declared that it will be suspending all flights from Friday. The gulf country will, however, limit inbound trips for Kuwaiti citizens and their first-degree relatives. Cargo flights are also excluded.  It also announced a public holiday from March 12 to March 26. These steps have been taken to contain the spread […]

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622 passengers directed to quarantine facilities

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 622 passengers who had arrived from coronavirus-affected countries such as Italy, South Korea, and Iran have been directed to the quarantine facilities in the country since yesterday (10). Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services (AASL) G. A. Chandrasiri mentioned this at a press conference held this morning (11).

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Four students arrested over J’pura Uni. ragging incident

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Four students from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura have been arrested over the alleged ragging incident which resulted in critical injuries to a first-year student at the university, stated the Police. On March 05, Pasindhu Lakshan, a first-year student at the University of Sri Jayawardenapura was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) […]

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සමගි ජනබලවේගයට කෘත්‍යෘධිකාරියේ අනුමැතිය හිමිවුණේ නැහැ – හිටපු මන්ත්‍රී වජිර

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් සමගි ජන බලවේගය වෙනම පක්ෂයක් ලෙස ගොඩනැගීමට කෘත්‍යාධිකාරි මණ්ඩලයේ අනුමැතිය හිමි නොවූ බව එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ හිටපු පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී වජිර අබේවර්ධන අද ප්‍රකාශ කළා. ඒ, සිරිකොත පක්ෂ මූලස්ථානයේ අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින්. කෙසේ වෙතත් ඊයේ කෑගල්ලේදි ජන හමුවක් අමතමින් සමගි ජනබලවේගයේ නායක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස කියා සිටියේ සමගි ජනබලවේගය මෙන්ම එහි […]

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වෙනම තරග කිරීමට නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ අවධානය – හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර පේෂල ජයරත්න

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණෙන් එල්ලවන විවේචන හමුවේ ඉදිරි මහ මැතිවරණයට වෙනම තරග කිරීම පිළිබඳව නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ අවධානය යොමුව ඇති බව වයඹ පළාත් හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර පේෂල ජයරත්න පවසනවා. පොළොන්නරුව ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේ අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළා. මේ අතර කුරුණෑගල – හෙට්ටිපොල ප්‍රදේශයේදී මාධ්‍ය වෙත […]

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ALOYSIUS, RAVI ETC ARREST WARRANTS AND NO ACTION AGAINST RANIL-MAITHREE – IS LAW ENFORCEMENT IN SRI LANKA INEFFECTIVE?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE For the time being, we need to forget about arresting Arjun Mahendran through Interpol.  Sri Lankan Police have not been able to arrest Aloysius and Ravi within Sri Lanka.  As we understand, Aloysius was released on bail.  Then why not arrest those who provided the bail for the release of […]

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MCC Review Committee says MCC Agreement detrimental to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty – what amendments is GoSL suggesting?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

The Gunaruwan Committee handed its supplementary report on the MCC to both the President & Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on 17th February 2020 and had made some recommendations and comments that should awaken the government to the dangers at stake for Sri Lanka which $480m could never cover. However, various media reports from Government […]

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