Archive for March 20th, 2020

Global Pandemic: Coronavirus has shaken the world

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Corona virus has today impacted 182 countries with 246,467 confirmed cases and 10,047 deaths. In fact, though China had 80,967 confirmed cases the death toll was 3,248 and China proudly claims zero cases in China. However, Italy with 41,035 confirmed cases has 3,405 deaths exceeding that of China. What did China do right and what […]

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72 active COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Two more persons have tested positive for Coronavirus, increasing the total number of cases in Sri Lanka to 72, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said. As of yesterday (19), the number of Covid-19 patients in the country stood at 59. However, 13 new patients have identified within today alone. According to reports, over 200 […]

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AWAKENING TO REALITIES OF LIFE

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane By regular practice of Bhavana” or Buddhist meditation, one could go beyond everyday consciousness to a deeper level of consciousness or a deep state of mental calm which leads one to a state of awakening to realities of life, to self-understanding and the ultimate meaning of life. According to the teachings of […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 14 C

Friday, March 20th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS This essay concludes the discussion on the contrived failure of Eelam War II and III.  The essay starts with the Millenium City Raid.  The Intelligence branch of the Sri Lanka army had carried out top-secret covert operations from a safe house in Millennium City Housing scheme at Aturugiriya.  It is usual for armies […]

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Sri Lanka imposes curfew as South Asia steps up coronavirus battle

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Courtesy The Straits Times COLOMBO/RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (REUTERS) – Sri Lanka imposed a nationwide weekend curfew on Friday (March 20) as South Asian countries escalated efforts to check the spread of coronavirus across the densely populated region of 1.9 billion people. South Asia appears to have been less hard hit than elsewhere in the world, but the rate […]

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Strictly adhere to social distancing policy: Govt.

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily News The Government today requested the public to strictly adhere to the social distancing policy of one metre at public places. In a statement, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said this should be adhered to while travelling in public transport as well. “In order to observe the social distancing in buses and […]

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Cabinet allocates Rs.75Bn to settle ’Red bills’ of former Govt.

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Sandun A. Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily News The cabinet gave the nod on Wednesday (18) to allocate a massive Rs. 75 billion to settle unpaid bills of the Yahapalana government to small and middle-level development projects, fertiliser companies, banks and many other investors, goods and services suppliers, cabinet spokesman, Minister Bandula Gunawardana said yesterday. Addressing […]

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Island-wide curfew to be imposed until Monday

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana An island-wide curfew will be imposed from 6.00 pm today (20) until 6.00 am on Monday (23), says the President’s Office. The curfew is to be imposed with a view to prevent violation of provisions and regulations of the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance imposed for prevention of spreading COVID – 19 […]

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Prime Minister’s statement on Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana PM urges public to follow medical, government advice properly to beat coronavirus Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (20) urged the public to take well thought out decisions amidst the global Covid-19 pandemic while assuring that the government has taken necessary measures to face any crisis situation. In a special statement, the Premier also […]

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Dambulla Mayor arrested for organising bicycle race

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Mayor of Dambulla and another individual have been arrested in connection with organising and participating in a bicycle race, despite a ban on such events and large gatherings due to the Covid-19 outbreak, police said. The bicycle race had commenced in the Dambulla town yesterday (19) morning while the start of the […]

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All expressways to be closed from 4pm

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Road Development Authority (RDA) says that all expressways will be closed for motorists from 4.00 p.m. today (20). RDA Chairman Chaminda Athuluwage stated that vehicles will no be allowed entry to any of the expressways from 4.00 p.m.  The decision has been taken owing to the curfew to be imposed island-wide from […]

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All leisure trips, pilgrimages & picnics banned until further notice

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The government has banned leisure trips, pilgrimages and tours within the country with immediate effect until further notice. President’s Media Division (PMD), issuing a communique in this regard, stated that this decision is coming into effect as a preventive measure to protect the general public from the risks of coronavirus outbreak in the […]

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Train services to be halted until Monday

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Railway Control Room says that all train services will be halted from 3.30 p.m. today and will resume at 6.00 a.m. on Monday (23). Accordingly, the train departing at 3.30 p.m. from Fort Railway Station to Mahawa will be the final train journey of the day, it said. The decision has been […]

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ඉතාලියේ සිට ආවේගශීලී වීඩියෝවක් එවූ තරුණයා ගැන කියමින් තරුණියක් කොරෝනා ගැන කී කතාව

Friday, March 20th, 2020

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කටුනායකින් පැන්න විදේශිකයා බේරගන්න හිටපු මුස්ලිම් ඇමැති කෙනෙක් යකා නටලා

Friday, March 20th, 2020

උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම කටුනායක ගුවන් තොටුපොළේදී නිරෝධායන මධ්‍යස්ථානයකට යැවීමට සූදානම් කර සිටියදී තම ගුවන් ගමන් බලපත්‍ර ඇතුළු ලියකියවිලි දමා පැනගිය විදේශිකයකු බේරාගැනීමට හිටපු මුස්ලිම් ඇමැතිවරයකු ආගමන විගමන නිලධාරීන්ට බලපෑම් කර ඇතැයි ඊයේ (18 වැනිදා) අනාවරණය විය. මෙම විදේශිකයා ඇමෙරිකාවේ සිට පැමිණි එංගලන්ත ජාතිකයෙකි. හිටපු ඇමැතිවරයා කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය නියෝජනය කළ අයෙක්. එංගලන්ත ජාතිකයා නිරෝධායන මධ්‍යස්ථානයකට යැවීමට ඊයේ […]

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