Archive for March 19th, 2020

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 14 B

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Revised 24.3.20 This essay, which is a continuation of the previous essay, gives other reasons for the bungling of Eelam War II and III. One reason was the attitude of the army high command in Colombo. The army high command of this period   was not interested in winning Eelam war II or III. […]

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ශ්‍රීමත් ලකිසුරු තුමාගෙන් කෙරෙණ අතිවිශේෂ ඉල්ලිම් කීපයක්

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර. මහනුවර ශ්‍රීමත් ජනාධිපති තුමනි, 19.3.20202. උද්ගතව ඇති මේ මහා ජාතික ආපදා අවස්ථාවෙදී ජනතාවගේ ජීවිත හා රටේ ආරක්ෂාව සඳහා වහාම පහත සඳහන් පියවර ගන්නා මෙන් මම ඔබතුමාගෙන් ඉතා ඕනෑකමින්  හා ගවුරවයෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිමි 1මේ අවස්ථාවේදී ඡන්දයක් පැවත්වීමට වඩා මිනිස් ජීවිත රැක ගැනීම වැදගත් නිසා සෞක්ය බලධාරින් සහතික කරණතුරු මැතිවරණය වහාම කල්දැමීම 2 වහාම ක්‍රියාත්මක […]

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BIG PHARMA PREPARES TO PROFIT FROM THE CORONAVIRUS

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Sharon Lerner Courtesy The Intercept AS THE NEW CORONAVIRUS spreads illness, death, and catastrophe around the world, virtually no economic sector has been spared from harm. Yet amid the mayhem from the global pandemic, one industry is not only surviving, it is profiting handsomely. Pharmaceutical companies view Covid-19 as a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity,” said Gerald Posner, […]

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Sri Lanka Health Ministry says all 59 COVID-19 patients in stable condition

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 19 (newsin.asia) – All 59 patients who have to date tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka are in stable condition and are being treated by a senior medical team of doctors and nurses and are under close observation, the Health Ministry said.We are satisfied with the state of recovery of […]

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Chinese experts to have video conference with foreign counterparts on COVID-19

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia In Sri Lanka it will be held at 12.30 pm local time at the Ministry of Health. Beijing, March 19 (China Daily): China will hold a video conference with more than 10 countries in the European-Central Asian region and South Asia on prevention and control of novel coronavirus disease on Friday, Foreign Ministry […]

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Police curfew in Ja-Ela and Wattala

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Police curfew will be imposed within the Ja-Ela and Wattala Police Divisions from 10 pm tonight (19). The curfew will be in effect until further notice, stated the Police Spokesperson. Previously, the government imposed police curfew in 11 police divisions in Puttalam, 7 in police divisions in Chilaw and the Kochchikade police division […]

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59 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Sri Lanka

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana UPDATE (4.22 p.m.) – Three more Coronavirus patients have been identified today bringing the total confirmed cases in Sri Lanka to 59. Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said a small child, a 64-year-old patient from Colombo North Teaching Hospital and 23-year-old youth from IDH Hospital have tested positive for the virus.  He […]

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Sri Lanka’s General Election postponed

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Election Commission (EC) has decided to postpone the General Election 2020, which was set to be held next month. Holding a special media briefing at the Election Commission this afternoon (19), its Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said the General Election will not be held on April 25 as scheduled. The Election Commission has […]

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PM and Ministers required to pay govt for use of official vehicles and residences

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has decided that the Prime Minister, the Cabinet Ministers, the former Speaker and former Opposition Leader would be required to make certain payments to the government for the use of official vehicles and official residences, if they participate in activities promoting the party or candidature during this pre-election period.  […]

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Govt to declare 6-day period for public, private sectors to work from home

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The government of Sri Lanka has decided to declare a period of six working days from 20th to 27th of March for employees of the public and private sectors to work from home. This measure is being implemented as a means to limit the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) by minimizing movement and gathering […]

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Parties submit national list nominations

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Several parties have submitted their nominations for the National List to the Elections Commission today (19). The national list of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) was handed over by the party Chairman Prof. G. L. Peiris and its General Secretary Attorney at Law Sagara Kariyawasam. The list with 29 names consist of Chairman […]

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Banks ordered to halt facilitating import of vehicles, non-essential goods

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has introduced several measures to ease the pressure on the exchange rate and prevent financial market panic due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, licensed commercial banks and National Savings Bank are directed to adopt the following measures during the next three months, with immediate effect:  Suspend […]

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