Archive for March 31st, 2020

Sri Lanka records an alarming rise in COVID-19 patients today

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Courtesy Ceylon Today Colombo, 31st March (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan Health Ministry has confirmed that 20 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 today. This was the highest surge in COVID-19 cases the country has recorded. The total now stands at 142 positive cases in the Island. 17 patients have been discharged from hospitals after […]

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Nationals of UK, France among 281 foreigners found at Markaz facility in Nizamuddin where a religious congregation, held in mid-March, has become a key source of coronavirus spread in the country,

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Courtesy The Economic Times A total of 1,830, including these foreigners from 16 countries, continued to stay at the Tablighi Jamaat’s Markaj even as a 21-day nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 24, according to officials. The foreigners were from Indonesia (72), Sri Lanka (34), Myanmar (33), Kyrgystan (28), Malaysia (20), Nepal and Bangladesh (9 […]

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Discrimination that the Sinhalese face in the North and the East

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage After the war, all governments have miserably failed to settle the displaced Sinhalese (numbering about 50,000) in the Northern province.  In the past five years, the governments have embarked on a massive ‘Sanhindiyawa’ campaign, placing lots of onus on the Sinhalese to embrace Tamil culture and Tamil way of life. For this, a […]

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The Country That Used Nuclear (1945), Biological (1951) and Chemical (1968) Weapons on Civilians Blames Others!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Kumar Moses There is only one country in the world that has used nuclear weapons in anger. That too on civilians! It happened in 1945. The targets were large cities, not military bases. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese died due to direct and indirect exposure. No other country has done so. Just six years later […]

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කොරෝනා මද සුළඟ

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ පසුගිය වසරේ නොවැම්බර් මස 19 වෙනිදා ලෝකයේ උපත ලද කොරෝනා හෙවත් කොවිඩ්-19 නම්වූ මදනල කුමරිය පසුගිය වසරේ දෙසැම්බර් මස 10 වෙනිදා චීනයේ හුවාන පලාතෙන් මතුවී සුළි සුළඟක් ලෙසින් ලොවපුරාම ගමන් කරමින් සිටින අවස්තාවක අපි ඒ දෙස මහත් උද්යෝගයකින් බලා සිටින්නේ, මේ කොරෝනා කුමරිය මේ ලෝකය තුල කුමන අරමුණකින් කුමක් කිරීමට සැරසෙන්නේද යන කුතුහලයෙන් […]

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GMOA proposes ‘Hammer and Dance Theory’ to control COVID-19

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has proposed ten steps “Hammer and Dance Theory” to control COVID-19 Outbreak in Sri Lanka. All possible aggressive actions should be implemented immediately to control COVID-19,” it said.

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Covid-19 deaths: Exclusive cremation says new guideline

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Updated guidelines on Covid-19 related deaths issued by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday state that the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the disposing of bodies of those who succumb to coronavirus would exclusively be cremation. The fourth update on the Provisional Clinical Practice Guidelines on COVID-19 suspected and confirmed patients […]

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China zeroes in on coronavirus patients with no symptoms as new infections rise

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Courtesy Ceylon Today China will start releasing information from tomorrow (01) on coronavirus patients who show no disease symptoms, ordering them into quarantine for 14 days, a health official said, after the mainland witnessed its first rise in infections in five days. As local infections peter out and new cases surface among travelers returning home, […]

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India cracks down on Muslim group emerging as coronavirus cluster

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Courtesy Ceylon Today India sealed off the headquarters of a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and ordered an investigation into accusations it held religious meetings that officials fear may have infected dozens of people with the coronavirus. India has registered 1,251 cases of the coronavirus, 32 of whom have died. The numbers are small compared […]

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Rs 5000 allowance for low income families affected by COVID-19 outbreak

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A host of more financial and material benefits have been granted to low income and vulnerable families and individuals in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the Presidential Task Force established to administer essential services that provision of Rs. 5000/= as a single payment to the low-income families […]

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COVID-19 cases tally jumps to 143 as 21 more test positive today

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Sri Lanka News The Ministry of Health has confirmed that 11 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 as at 7.30 pm today (31). With this addition, the tally of coronavirus cases in the country has now reached 142. As of 4.15 pm this evening, 10 patients had tested positive for the virus. Sri Lanka has […]

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Trina Solar leads the era of 500W+ output with its shipment of world’s first Vertex modules to Sri Lanka

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

By NS Energy Staff Writer Courtesy NS Energy The facility waiting for the delivery, in Sri Lanka, has a capacity of 10MW The Vertex series includes bifacial double-glass modules and back sheet modules. (Credit: Pixabay/Free-Photos) Trina Solar Co., Ltd (Trina Solar” or the Company”), a global leading provider of integrated PV modules and smart energy solutions, […]

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New snake discovery in Sri Lanka is latest twist in slow-burning mystery

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

by Dilrukshi Handunnetti Courtesy Mongabay Sri Lanka’s southwestern mountains have yielded a new snake species, Dryocalamus chithrasekerai, based on specimens collected in 2009 and 2017. Chithrasekara’s bridle snake, named in honor of local conservationist Nagamulla Hewage Chithrasekara, is the latest species in its genus, which researchers say should be kept taxonomically distinct from another genus of […]

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SriLankan Airlines brings down medical aid from China

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

TradeArabia News Service SriLankan Airlines uplifted a consignment of medical aid from Shanghai, China on March 28. This was a donation made by the Sri Lankan community in China through the Consulate Generals of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou and Shanghai, facilitated by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in China.  The consignment contained essential medical items […]

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