Archive for April 11th, 2020

WHITHER THE IMF WHEN CURRENCY UNITS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE DRAMATICALLY DEPRECIATING

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS It is regret to note that the coronavirus pandemic and associated unstable economic environment created in the world has caused to dramatically depreciate official currency units of developing countries.  Sri Lanka’s rupee value has depreciated to more than Rupees 200 to a US dollar and other developing countries also gaining similar results […]

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Open letter from the Chinese embassy to the Editor of Wijeya Newspaper.

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

By Orpheus Perera It is pathetic, some Sri Lankan’s are still pointing the finger at China for causing this deadly virus. Did they point the finger at Spanish people for Spanish Virus which killed 30 to 50 million people in 1918? Did they point the finger at America for giving AIDS to foreign countries too? […]

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Attracting Expats to invest in Sri Lanka to help the Economy – Answering a call from the President

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Anjalika Silva USA A new category of foreign investor…. What Sri Lanka can do…. The recent Covid19 Pandemic has devastated economies, lives and lifestyles worldwide. However, for Sri Lanka, it comes at a time when recovery from endless misfortunes affecting the financial strength of the country was barely turning around.  This has struck another blow […]

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Racist Vultures seeking Corona Cadavers

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

By A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA It is sad to note that attempts are being made by Hakeem and Mujibur Rehman to overcome their political desolation by instigating the Muslims over-performing funerals of some corona infected Muslims.  These so-called Muslim lovers who remained totally silent when Rodee Ranawaka and his companions Ratana and Gnanasara theros (saffron-robed thugs) […]

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Sri Lankan doctors have become very patriotic all of a sudden

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  The TV news item today was about Sri Lankan specialist doctors undergoing training in the UK desperately want to return home. It is quite strange that they all want to come back when only a small percentage of the doctors return after going abroad. Some specialists trained in a lucrative specialty return […]

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කල්මුණෙ හෙදි නේවාසිකාගාරයේ සිදුවී ඇති මංකොලල්ය

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

සමස්ත ලංකා හෙද සංගමය. භද්‍රාණී ජයවර්ධණ මහත්මිය ලේකම්, සෞඛ්‍ය හා දේශීය වෛද්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය, කොළඹ 10. මහත්මියනි, කල්මුණෙ අශ්රොෆ් මූලික රෝහලේ හෙදි නේවාසිකාගාරයේ සිදුවී ඇති මංකොලල්ය හා හෙදි නිලධාරීන්ගේ ආරක්ෂාව සැලසීම සම්බන්ධවයි 2020. 04. 11 (අද) දින අළුයම 1.30 ට පමන කල්මුණේ අශ්රොෆ් මූලික රෝහලේ හෙදි නේවාසිකාගාරයට ඇතුළු වු සොරුන් විසින් හෙදි  නිලධාරීන්ට මරණ තර්ජනය කර […]

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රට තුල පත්ව ඇති හදිසි තත්වය මත වරාය බැංකු සාමාජික මහත්ම මහත්මීන් වෙත සහන ලබාදීමට කළ ඉල්ලීම.

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

සමස්ත ලංකා වරාය පොදුසේවක සමිතිය. අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ මණ්ඩලය, සේවක සමූපකාර බැංකුව, සේවක සුභසාධක සමූපකාර සමිතිය (EWC) ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරිය, කොළඹ. අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ මණ්ඩල සාමාජික මහත්ම මහත්මීන් වෙත, රට තුල පත්ව ඇති හදිසි තත්වය මත වරාය බැංකු සාමාජික මහත්ම මහත්මීන් වෙත සහන ලබාදීමට කළ ඉල්ලීම. මේ වන විට ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව තුල බලපා ඇති කොරෝනා වසංගතය හේතුවෙන් පත්ව […]

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The learning curve for Sri Lanka’s political future

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  After conquering the Kandyan  kingdom British established a regime where body tax, property tax, etc were implemented and there was no income tax. British police with Sri Lankan supporters of various Arrachchis’ has ruled the masses with a strict regime. The country was ruled with an iron fist and people had to […]

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New data, new policy: why UK’s coronavirus strategy changed

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Sarah Boseley Health editor Courtesy The Guardian (UK) New quarantine and social distancing ‘suppression’ measures are based on modelling by Imperial College A week is a long time in a coronavirus pandemic. Within days of Boris Johnson and his advisers announcing that anyone with symptoms of a cold should stay at home for seven days but otherwise […]

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A plan to defeat coronavirus finally emerges, but it’s not from the White House

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

By Lena H. Sun, William Wan and Yasmeen Abutaleb Courtesy The Washington Post In the absence of federal direction, states and America’s top experts forge the path ahead. A national plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic in the United States and return Americans to jobs and classrooms is emerging — but not from the White House. Instead, a […]

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ලෝකෙන්ම එකයි.. ඒ ලංකාවෙයි.. කොරෝනා හඹා යන විස්මිත බුද්ධි අංශ මෙහෙයුම මෙහෙමයි.. සියළු තොරතුරු ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම්ගේ ඇගිලි තුඩට.. [Video]

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් කොරෝනා වෛරස් ආසාදිතයන් හඳුනාගන්නා තැන පටන් ඔවුන්ගේ සියලු තොරතුරු දත්ත ගබඩාවට එක් කර ඇති බව ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් කමල් ගුණරත්න මහතා සඳහන් කළේය. තමන් දන්නා තරමින් ආරක්ෂක ආරක්ෂක බුද්ධි අංශ කොරෝනා මර්දන වැඩසටහනක් සඳහා යොදා ගන්නා පළමු සහ එකම රට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව විය හැකි බවද ඔහු පැවසීය. මෙම කටයුත්ත සාර්ථක කර […]

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Trump tweets ‘happy Good Friday’, faces Twitterati wrath

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

By PTI in Washington Courtesy The Telegraph In April last year, he erroneously wrote that ‘138 million people’ instead of 138 were killed in a string of blasts in Sri Lanka US President Donald Trump was at his blooper best when he mistook Good Friday for Easter and wished the world “Happy Good Friday”, triggering an avalanche […]

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Covid-19: Sri Lankan Navy intensifies patrolling to prevent spread of disease from India

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Courtesy India Today The Sri Lankan Navy has intensified its coastal patrolling to prevent the possible spread of the novel coronavirus through “infected” Indian fishermen that it fears might “poach” in their territorial waters. he Sri Lankan Navy has intensified its coastal patrolling to prevent the possible spread of the novel coronavirus through “infected” Indian […]

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Sri Lanka’s indigenous medical heritage and diet in the time of corona

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

By Suryamithra Vishwa/Harmony Page-DailyFT Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Immunity-building which is fundamental to traditional Lankan medicine is the best answer to viral pandemics This article is part of the series the Harmony page is running on Sri Lanka’s indigenous medical heritage, medicinal-food culture and traditional lifestyle/values. We, the Harmony page team believe that this is the ‘now […]

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7 suspects arrested with narcotics in deep-sea operation

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Courtesy Ceylon Today The Navy has apprehended 7 persons in the vessel which was seized with a haul of narcotics worth over Rs. 3,270 million during a deep-sea operation. The vessel was without a flag. 260 kg of heroin and 56 kg of Crystal methamphetamine (ICE) were seized by the Navy personnel. The Navy also […]

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New bank account introduced to remit foreign currency earnings

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A new bank account termed Special Deposit Account (SDA) has now been introduced for all Sri Lankans living in and outside the country to remit their foreign currency earnings, savings and investments to any bank of their choice in Sri Lanka. It is in the form of Term Deposits either in […]

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Schools to reopen on May 11

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The second term of all government schools will commence on the 11th of May, 2020, stated President’s Media Division. Previously, the new school term was to commence on the 20th of April. However, considering the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, the government has decided to postpone the commencement of the second term. […]

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COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka climb to 198

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Another patient has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) today bringing the country’s infections tally to 198, says the Ministry of Health. According to the Epidemiology Unit, 137 coronavirus patients are currently under medical care. Out of the total number of confirmed cases in Sri Lanka, 54 patients have recovered completely while […]

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