Archive for March 27th, 2020

Untouchable Humans Vs Coronavirus (Corvid-19)

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Kanthar Balanathan, Australia It would be much appreciated if readers read this article with a positive and constructive mind, rather with a negative and destructive mind to criticise. In the early centuries, people in India were classified into various categories on caste basis. Indians had a category known as untouchables (தீண்டத்தகாத / නොපැහැදිලි). The disgraceful […]

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Attempts to politicise Corona Pandemic

Friday, March 27th, 2020

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA The Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is a true friend of Sri Lanka, has commended Sri Lanka for steps being taken to combat the Corona Virus pandemic and expressed his readiness to send a team of specialist doctors and health sector personnel who have gained expertise in treating corona affected […]

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Extraordinary message in extraordinary times

Friday, March 27th, 2020

by A. Abdul Aziz Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community addresses the worldwide Jama’at from his office, Tilfrod, Surrey, United Kingdom. Today  (27 March 2020), during the Covid-19 pandemic, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper), delivered a LIVE message for the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at. Ahmadiyya […]

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Newspapers’ struggle to survive the novel coronavirus

Friday, March 27th, 2020

by NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Newspapers in many parts of the world face an uphill task to maintain its readership index as Bharat (India) goes for a complete lockdown till 14 April 2020 because of pandemic COVID-19 outbreak. A shutdown that prevents the vendors to deliver newspapers at the doorsteps of buyers and the rumour that […]

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රටේ පවතින තත්වය මත පීඩාවට පත්ව සිටින සී/ස අධ්‍යාපන සමූපකාර සමිතියේ සාමාජිකයන් සඳහා ණය වාරික සහන ලබාදෙන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම

Friday, March 27th, 2020

ලංකා ගුරු සේවා සංගමය සමූපකාර සංවර්ධන කොමසාරිස්, සමූපකාර සංවර්ධන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව, අංක 330, යුනියන් පෙදෙස, කොළඹ 02. රටේ පවතින තත්වය මත පීඩාවට පත්ව සිටින සී/ස අධ්‍යාපන සමූපකාර සමිතියේ සාමාජිකයන් සඳහා ණය වාරික සහන ලබාදෙන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම සී/ස අධ්‍යාපන සමූපකාර සමිතියේ අතිශය බහුතරය වන ගුරුවරුන් ඇතුළු සාමාජිකයන්ගේ ඉල්ලීමත්, මූල්‍ය ආයතන වලින් ලබාගත් ණය වලට අදාළ මාසික […]

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Coronavirus: Emergency flights for tens of thousands of travellers stranded in South Asia

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy The Straits Times KATHMANDU (AFP) – Foreign governments on Friday (March 27) stepped up operations to evacuate tens of thousands of tourists stranded by the coronavirus pandemic in remote locations across South Asia, from Everest base camp to beach hotels in Sri Lanka. A plane chartered by Berlin took 304 people out of Kathmandu […]

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South Asia shows vulnerability to the coronavirus pandemic

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy Economist Cases of the novel coronavirus have now been recorded in all South Asian countries. Dense living conditions, low hygiene awareness and overburdened healthcare systems make the region vulnerable to the worst effects of an outbreak. Preventive measures to stem the spread of the outbreak are set to exact a heavy economic toll. The Economist Intelligence […]

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Why Lankans arriving from Italy are a problem for coronavirus control

Friday, March 27th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Large-scale illegal migration to Italy makes tracking difficult, say researchers. Colombo, March 25: Italy has been identified as the predominant source of COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka. No wonder then that the Lankan government has imposed an indefinite curfew in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara where most returnees […]

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Infected man had associated with more than 50 people: Minister

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily News Health Minister Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi today expressed her utmost disappointment and anger when the Police and Health authorities detected a 67-year-old COVID 19 infected individual who had dodged quarantine for more than a week and suspected of having infected over 50 other Sri Lankans in the last few days. The patient from […]

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Govt. urges public to strictly adhere to curfew orders

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Government insists that the public must strictly adhere to the curfew now in force island-wide. Curfew has been imposed with the sole purpose of to preventing the spread of COVID – 19 which has now become a major health issues, the President’s Media Division said. The Task Force entrusted with the management […]

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Police chief orders supermarkets, groceries and pharmacies closed

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Acting IGP C. D. Wickramaratne has ordered police stations to ensure that all supermarkets, groceries and pharmacies, except state-run Rajya Osu Sala outlets, in the country are closed with immediate effect. The Police Media Spokesman said that although supermarkets have been permitted to deliver essential food items to the homes of consumers, there […]

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Health Ministry publishes list of pharmacies for home-delivering medicines

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, the government has introduced a mechanism to home-deliver medicines through pharmacies in relevant areas. For this purpose, the Ministry of Health has identified pharmacies island-wide and the list of these pharmacies can be accessed from the official website of the ministry: www.health.gov.lk The details include […]

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Medicines for clinic patients at govt hospitals to be home-delivered during curfew

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana he Ministry of Health and the Postal Department of Sri Lanka have jointly arranged a programme to distribute medicine for those who are getting treatment from government hospitals and have not enough medicine for their daily use. The correct name, address, clinic number and telephone number are essential to distribute medicine to the […]

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Sri Lankans abroad – Request to come home will only be considered after eradicating the virus threat

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The government has requested the expatriate Sri Lankans who wish to return home to stay in the country that they are residing  now until the coronavirus threat is eradicated in Sri Lanka. The President’s Media Division issuing a statement stated that the government has taken several steps to prevent coronavirus spreading in […]

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18 persons arrested for religious gathering during curfew

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Horowpathana Police say that 18 persons including the President of the Kiwulekada Mosque have been arrested in Horowpatana for attending a religious service disregarding the danger and threat to the public. According to the police, nearly 80 people attended the service

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NY Times Column Blames Evangelicals for ‘Coronavirus Hell’

Friday, March 27th, 2020

By Theodore Bunker Courtesy Newsmax President Donald Trump’s “ultraconservative religious allies” are responsible for his response to the coronavirus pandemic, author Katherine Stewart wrote in an opinion article for The New York Times on Friday. Stewart, a journalist and the author of “The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism,” noted “Trump rose to power with […]

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