Archive for March 14th, 2020

Power without honour in our Parliament

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Dr D.Chandraratna Countless are the pieces written lamenting the madness at Diyawanna Oya in the past so many years. Editorials, opinion pages and features in this daily alone demanded a proactive approach to stem the declining standards of our Parliament.  There is no denying that if unchecked constitutional democracy becomes unworkable because the system rests […]

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USLA Spokepersons Report 4/19 to 3/20

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM  Wellington , New Zealand The year under review literally began with a bang, a big bang that leftover three hundred dead and many more wounded. Yes, it was the Easter Day 2019 bombings. At a Sri Lankan gathering in Lower Hutt that evening a fellow Sri Lankan, a Sinhalese Buddhist if […]

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ඉතාලි කොරෝනා ත‍්‍රස්තයන් රටට කොරෝනා බෝකල හැටි හෙලිවෙයි.. ඉතාලියේදීම හොරෙන් පැනඩෝල් බීලා ඇවිත් ගුවන් තොටේත් යකා නටලා..

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

nethnews කොරෝනා වෛරසය වැලදී ඇති බවට තහවුරුවූ කන්දකාඩු නිරෝධායන මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ සිටි පුද්ගලයින් දෙදෙනා ඉතාලියේ සිටියදීම පෙනඩෝල් වැනි ඖෂධ පානය කොට මෙරටට පැමිණ ඇති බව සෞඛ්‍ය අධ්‍යක්ෂක ජනරාල් වෛද්‍ය අනිල් ජාසිංහ ප්‍රකාශ කරයි. ” මෙම පුද්ගලයින් දෙදෙනා මිලානෝ නුවර සිට ගුවන් ගතවෙන්න ඉඩ ලැබී නැති නිසා එතැන සිට වාහනයකින් සැතපුම් 800ක් ගොස් එහි සිට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට […]

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Peak of COVID-19 outbreak is over in China

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The daily increase has dropped to single digit, the Chinese government said. Beijing, March 15 (newsin.sia): According to the National Health Commission of China, on 11 March, Wuhan reported only 8 new confirmed cases, which means that the daily increase has dropped to single digit, the Chinese government said. In other places of […]

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Parliamentary election under a crazy election law

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island *  Why Parliamentary Elections Act of 1981 should be amended*  Merits of our 1946 Parliamentary Elections Order in Council March 14, 2020, 6:55 pm Parliament has now been dissolved and an election is now on even though the election campaign has not begun in earnest due to the Covid-19 threat. […]

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How many will die of coronavirus in the UK? A closer look at the numbers

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Courtesy The Guardian (UK) What the statistics from the outbreak so far can tell us about infection and mortality rates The startling spread of the coronavirus across the globe is causing understandable alarm. But though it is still too early to draw definitive conclusions about how many deaths may occur, the statistics do point to […]

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Sri Lankans arriving from Europe, must undergo quarantine process

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Any Sri Lankan arriving in Colombo from any European country during the travel ban period, must either undergo the quarantine process or fly back to the country from where they departed, Airport and Aviation Services Vice Chairman Rajeewasiri Sooriyaarachchi told the Daily Mirror. He said the reasons that compelled them to […]

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SL limits provision of consular services in 11 overseas Missions

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror In view of the present circumstances of the rapid spread of COVID-19 globally, and in order to limit the spread of the virus among Sri Lankans who visit the Sri Lanka Missions overseas, the Ministry of Foreign Relations has decided to limit the provision of consular services in 11 Sri Lanka […]

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Foreign Ministry officer in self-quarantine as family member tested positive

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror On learning that one of the family members of an officer of the Foreign Ministry is diagnosed with COVID -19, the Ministry, upon seeking necessary medical advice, has taken a series of precautionary measures to avoid and minimize the risk of transmission of the virus and the officer concerned has been […]

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Number of Coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka rises to 10

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Two more Coronavirus positive cases have been identified in Sri Lanka, says the Director General of Health Services. Dr. Anil Jasinghe stated that these two patients bring the total number of Coronavirus cases in the country to ten (10). One of them is a 56-year-old woman had returned from Italy on March 07. […]

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Zoological, botanical gardens & national parks to be temporarily closed

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana All zoological gardens, botanical gardens, and national parks, which are under the purview of the Departments of National Zoological Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Wildlife Conservation, and Forest Conservation, are to be closed for two weeks. The Department of Government Information announced that this measure will be in effect from tomorrow (15). Accordingly, National Zoological […]

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Refrain from conducting Masses till end of March, Cardinal requests

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Archbishop of Colombo Diocese, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has requested all churches to refrain from conducting Sunday and other Masses till the end of March. Cardinal Ranjith stated this addressing a special media briefing at the Catholic Archbishop’s House this evening (14).

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Mass gatherings not allowed for two weeks – Health Minister

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Permission will not be granted for mass gatherings for two weeks due to the risks of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country, says the Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi. She made this announcement during a special media briefing at the Department of Government Information today (14). Minister Wanniarachchi stated that this decision was taken […]

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Europe now the epicentre of coronavirus pandemic – WHO

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Europe is now the epicentre” of the global coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization says. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries to use aggressive measures, community mobilisation and social distancing to save lives. Do not just let this fire burn,” he said. His comments came as several European countries reported […]

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Indian PM calls on SAARC to fight coronavirus

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called on the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to fight the coronavirus threat jointly. This came minutes after India evacuated 44 citizens who from the Iranian city of Qom after the cancellation of flights due to coronavirus outbreak in that country. I would like to […]

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Cinemas under Film Corp. requested to halt screening films until further notice

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana All movie theatres under the purview of National Film Corporation have been requested to suspend screening of movies until further notice, says the Cultural Affairs Ministry. This decision was taken under directives of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, taking into consideration the prevailing health concerns due to the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the […]

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