Archive for April 10th, 2020

The Situational-Analysis Component in the Plan to Defeat the COVID 19 Virus and to Establish Thereafter a Strong and Self-Sufficient Sri Lanka

Friday, April 10th, 2020

(A paper prepared by the Sri Lanka Geo-Political Study Circle to insulate Sri Lanka against extinction  from natural and man-made disasters in a globalised world.)  Situational Background Sri Lanka is a spiritual Nation, blessed with a land that is naturally fertile and whose eco-system, supports the waters flowing within and, sustains the birds, the animals […]

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UDA KENDAWALA SIRI SARANANKARA

Friday, April 10th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Ven. Udakendawala Siri Saranankara ( January 7, 1902 – November 13, 1966) was an outstanding political bhikkhu of Sri Lanka. He is forgotten today. However, his name should not be erased completely from history. He was continuously active under a hostile British administration, and unlike most activists of the time, he was very […]

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No Elections Until WHO Declares Covid-19 Pandemic Over

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara Bankrupt political losers of November 2019 are pushing for elections when no country in the world hold elections during the COVID-19 pandemic! They don’t even bother hiding their desperation and greed for power. Sadly, no national politician caught Coronoavirus and as a result, they don’t care for the plight of the nation. Looks […]

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Light Rail is not the solution

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage The previous government signed an agreement with a Chinese bank to obtain funds to build a Light Rail system from Malabe to Fort via Borella.  This is only the first stage of the proposed project. The idea was to eventually cover the whole of Colombo with Light Rail. The estimated cost for stage […]

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ආහාර අර්බුදයක් ඇති නොවීමට සහල් බල ගන්වමු

Friday, April 10th, 2020

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්                පවතින වසංගත තත්වය හමුවේ බරපතලම හානිය සිදුව තිබෙන්නේ දේශීය ආර්ථිකයටයි. නිෂ්පාදන ආර්ථිකය මෙන්ම සේවා ආර්ථිකයද බිඳ වැටෙමින් පවතී. මේ තත්වය හමුවේ දෛනික ආහාර වේල සරි කර ගත නොහැකි විශාල ජනතාවක් සිටිනු නිසැකය. අත්‍යවශ්‍ය සේවා පවත්වාගෙන යෑමට රජය විසින් දියත් කරනු ලැබූ වැඩ පිළිවෙල තුළ ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදාවේ කාර්යය  අති විශිෂ්ට ලෙස සිදු වේ. […]

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Can failing businesses “bank” on banks during corona spread

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Dr SARATH OBEYSEKERA  Central Bank has issued a promising circular 05 of 27tj March 2020 informing banks and businesses and also individuals who have either borrowed or obtain finance /leading facilities can apply for redress to reschedule loans and maybe even writing off interests for s limited period  Circular also stipulates that and legal action […]

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Why the US is a happy hunting ground for the novel coronavirus

Friday, April 10th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Preference for guns over butter is cited as a reason for America’s current plight Colombo, April 9: The absence of a State-funded or backed general healthcare system, huge expenditures on weaponry for wars which will not be fought, and neglect of new sources of threat like viruses have combined to […]

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Over 20,000 COVID-19 test kits to arrive from China today

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Some 20,064 COVID-19 test kits (PCR-Fluorescence Probing) donated by the Alibaba Foundation in collaboration with the Jack Ma Foundation will arrive in Sri Lanka tonight from Shanghai, the Chinese Embassy said. It said the kits are produced by the DAAN Gene Co and meet the requirements and standards indicated by the […]

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Four COVID-19 patients discharged; Total recoveries climb to 54

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Four more persons who tested positive for COVID-19 have been discharged as they have made complete recoveries. The Ministry of Health stated that the total count of coronavirus recoveries in the country now stands at 54. As of Friday evening, Sri Lanka’s confirmed coronavirus cases tally was at 190 and 129 out of […]

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Maximum retail prices imposed on rice

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) says that Maximum Retail Prices have been imposed on several rice varieties with effect from today (10). A maximum retail price (MRP) of Rs. 125 has been imposed on a kilogram of Keeri Samba while a maximum price of Rs. 90 has been imposed on a kilogram of […]

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No new COVID-19 cases during past 24 hours – Dr. Jasinghe

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana No new COVID-19 infections were reported in Sri Lanka during the past 24 hours, says Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe. He announced this during the media briefing held at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 today (10). Speaking further, Dr. Jasinghe noted that in addition to testing patients […]

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Operations of all rice mills declared an essential service

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The operations of all rice mills in the country have been declared an essential service until further notice, the President’s Media Division said. Since the provision of essential foods and rice production, storage and distribution is imperative to ensure food security, services of the owners of all rice mills have been declared an […]

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Defending the Nation or Damaging the Nation: Armed Forces vs NGOs/HR Activists

Friday, April 10th, 2020

A citizen must be proud of his nation and the nation must have reason to be proud of him/her. One’s pride is shown not by waving the national flag or memorizing the national anthem or showing the power speech by plucking out the most difficult words from the dictionary. One’s love and pride for the […]

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