Archive for March 18th, 2020

Importance of cultural values in the delivery of sexuality education

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island This is in response to two recent articles published in The Island that relate to the aftermath of the debate about the suitability of the booklet titled ‘Hathe Ape Potha’ as supplementary reading material for introducing sexuality and reproductive health education for Grade 7 students in Sri Lankan […]

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AS YOU SOW—

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

ALI SUKHANVER For the last many years US has been providing immeasurable financial assistance and support to Afghanistan; it is a day-light fact. Under the banner of USAID program trillions of dollars have yet been spent in the fields of health and education there. According to a report published by the USAID, ‘the basic purpose […]

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මාරාන්තික වෛරස් රෝග පිිළිබ`ද ඔබ දැනගතයුතු දේ “වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් කතා කරයි” වෛරස් රෝග – 3 කොරෝනා

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

මහාචාය්‍ය _ නිමල් සේනානායක සමුද්‍ර ප්‍රකාශනයක් ‘වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් කතා කරයි’ මැයෙන ්පළවන පොත් පෙළෙහි 12වැනන් මහාචාය්‍ය _ නමිල් සෙන්ානායක ඉතා වැදගත් වූ රෝගයක් පිළිබදව ලිවීමට යොදාගෙන ඇත. අලූතින ් ව්‍යාප්තවන භයානක වෛරස ් රෝග අතුරෙන ්කොරෝනා වෛරසය වැදගත් වනේන ්එය ගැන නොදන්නා කරුණු බොහොමයක් තිබීමත්, එම කරුණු ගැන වෛද්‍ය විද්‍යාඥයිනේග් අවධානය යොමු වී ඇති නසිාත්ය. මෙම […]

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සිරිමාවෝගේ ප්‍රජා අයිතිය අහොසි කළ ආකාරයේ වැරදි සහගත බවක් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ තීරණ උල්ලංඝනය කරමින් කථානයකගේ සහතිකය 19යට වැරදිය ලෙස ලබාගත් අයගේ ප්‍රජා අයිතිය අහිමි කිරීමේදී සිදු නොවේ…!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ විනිශ්චයකාර ජේ. ජී. ටී. වීරරත්න (සභාපති වි), එස්. ශර්වානන්ද (වි) සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණ විනිසුරු කේ.සී.ඊ. ද අල්විස් (වි) සමන්විත විශේෂ ජනාධිපති පරීක්ෂණ කොමිෂන් සභාව විසින් 1980 අගෝස්තු 29වන දින ඉදිරිපත් කළ වාර්තාවේ පරිදි සිරිමා ආර්. ඩී. බණ්ඩාරනායක විසින් කරනු ලැබූ බලය අනිසි ලෙස හෝ අයථා ලෙස පාවිච්චි කිරීම හේතු කොට ඇය […]

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ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ තීරණ උල්ලංඝනය කරමින් 19 නීතියක් ලෙස සැළකීමට කථානායකවරයාගේ සහතිකය වැරදියට යෙදීමට සම්බන්ධ වූ අය ප්‍රජා අශක්නුතාවයට යටත් කළ යුතුයි…!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව ආරක්ෂා කොට අනුගමය කරන බවට වන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ 4වන සහ 7වන උපලේඛනවල ඇති දිව්රුම් දීම සෑම පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙකුම සිදු කරයි. එකී දිව්රුම කඩ කිරීම බලවත් වරදකි. එමෙන්ම නීතිය නොදැනීම සමාවට කරුණක් නොවේ යන්න පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට සහ එහි මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ටද අදාල වේ. පනත් කෙටුම්පතක් සම්මත කිරීම සහ පනත් කෙටුම්පතක් නීතියක් […]

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Police curfew in Puttalam, Chilaw, Negombo-Kochchikade to be temporarily lifted

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Police curfew imposed within Puttalam District and Negombo-Kochchikade area to contain the spread of COVID-19 within the country will be lifted at 8.00 am today (19), says the Department of Government Information. However, curfew will be re-imposed at 2.00 pm in the afternoon and will be in force until further notice, the Police […]

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Foreign govts requested to extend visa for visiting Sri Lankans

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has requested foreign governments to facilitate the appropriate extension of visas for Sri Lankans currently visiting their countries, and facing difficulty to return to Sri Lanka on account of the travel bans that have and will become applicable as part of the control measures on COVID- 19. Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha […]

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Investigations into Rajitha and Fonseka’s statements on COVID-19

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has launched investigations into the controversial statements made to the media by former MPs Rajitha Senaratne and Sarath Fonseka on COVID-19, stated the Police. The police media Division said in a statement that it is to be investigated whether the statements had been made to cause undue fear and […]

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Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka climb to 50

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi says that 9 more patients who had tested positive for Coronavirus have been identified in the country bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 50.  Speaking at a press briefing of the National Operation Center for Prevention of COVID- 19, she stated that 41 patients had been identified […]

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Coronavirus: UK schools, colleges and nurseries to close from Friday

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Courtesy BBC Schools in the UK are to shut from Friday until further notice as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. Schools will close except for looking after the children of keyworkers and vulnerable children, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. This academic year’s exams will not go ahead in England and Wales; decisions are […]

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Sri Lankan pilgrims from India will be quarantined – Army Chief

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana All Sri Lankan pilgrims returning from India will be directed to quarantine centers, stated Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. Speaking at a special press conference currently ongoing, Silva requested all foreigners in the country to curtail their movement within the country in order to avoid infection and limit the spread of the […]

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WHO urges “aggressive” measures in South-East Asia to fight COVID-19

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana With South-East Asia reporting more than 480 cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for countries to act now” and urgently scale-up aggressive” measures to tackle the disease.  Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director, warned that the situation is evolving rapidly.  More clusters of virus […]

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Sri Lanka, China sign USD 500 Mn agreement for development funding

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka and China Development Bank have signed an agreement for a financing facility of US$ 500 million for development efforts. Earlier, Senior Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Nandalal Weerasinghe stated that the Government is in the middle of negotiating a loan from the China Development Bank, which could be […]

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