Archive for April 13th, 2020

Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka climbs to 217

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Three more COVID-19 positive patients have been identified increasing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 217. The Ministry of Health confirmed that these three new patients are also from the Punani quarantine centre. Earlier today, four new cases had been reported while all of them were from the Punani […]

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Ranjan Ramanayake arrested over obstruction of police duties

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana Former MP Ranjan Ramanayake has been arrested for obstructing the duties of police officers.  The former deputy minister was arrested, a short while ago, on charges of obstructing police officers in the execution of their duties, Senior DIG of Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon said. He said that the arrest was made by […]

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MEDIEVAL SRI LANKA AND THERAVADA BUDDHISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Pt 1

Monday, April 13th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS This essay provides additional information on Sri Lanka’s role in establishing Theravada Buddhism in South East Asia. It is a supplementary essay to the earlier essays on    subject. Historians agree that the major impact of Sinhala Buddhist culture was on South East Asia, on Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and the Yunnan province […]

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MEDIEVAL SRI LANKA AND THERAVADA BUDDHISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Part 2

Monday, April 13th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS THAILAND Thailand had received Sinhala Buddhism by the   6th century at least. A Mon inscription dated 550-650 AD found in Narai cave in Saraburi province spoke of a group of Anuradhapura persons who had settled in Dvaravati.  However, Gunawardana says, the earliest Sinhala Buddhist influence  found in Thailand, was  at Nagara Sri Dhammaraja,   […]

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How Government Can Earn Billions Without Taxing, Save Farmers and Consumers

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara The pandemic has proven how disastrous the western open economic system is without checks and balances. This is the perfect time to invest in a local production of food, transport, storage, and retail. The government must get back to the business of food. In order to do so, the government must have large […]

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UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN: Pioneers in Chemical Warfare and the Biggest Perpetrators of Environmental Damage in the World

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane AGENT ORANGE is the best known highly toxic herbicide and defoliant chemical, developed by Americans and used by the U.S. military as part of its chemical warfare program in Vietnam and neighboring countries. Between 1962 and 1971, during the Vietnam war, the United States military sprayed nearly 20 million gallons of various […]

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New Coronavirus Drug Shows Promise in Animal Tests

Monday, April 13th, 2020

By Michael Waldholz Courtesy Sciencetific American Slated for human trials, EIDD-2801 could become the first pill for COVID-19 An oral medicine was able to hinder the coronavirus behind COVID-19 as it attempted to replicate itself in human lung cells in test tubes, scientists reported Monday. It also hampered closely related coronaviruses from reproducing in mice for […]

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Why didn’t 163 civil society activists and Sri Lanka Human Rights Commissioner speak on behalf of Sinhalese & Tamil New Year celebration cancellation too?

Monday, April 13th, 2020

On 5th April 2020, a group of 163 civil society activists & 17 organizations placed their names on a letter to H E President Gotabaya Rajapakse on behalf of the Muslims appealing to grant burial to covid-19 dead. This is not to argue against their petition but to ask 2 questions. Firstly, why not issue […]

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