Archive for April 14th, 2020

Canines and the moving caravan

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala This article was partly inspired by Orpheus Perera’s commendable writeup under the title ‘Open letter from the Chinese embassy to the Editor of the Wijaya Newspaper’/Posted April 11, though my subject is not the same as his. As Perera’s article suggests, there are more plausible explanations of the actual origin of […]

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කොරෝනාව හා රංජන් රාමනායකගේ කුණුහරුප ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම ලංකාවේ නියෝජිත ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය නමැති නාස්ලණුව දමාගෙන දඟලන නියම ගොන් නාම්බෙක් නම් රංජන් රාමනායක නම් හිටපු මන්ත්‍රීය. ඇත්තවශයෙන්ම මට ඔහු ගැන ඇත්තේ අනුකම්පාවකි. ඔහුව මුරුංග අත්තේ තබනවා විනා ඔහුට ඔහුගේ මේ අවාසනාවන්ත හැසිරීමෙන් ගොඩaේමට සහාය දෙන කෙනෙක් නැද්ද? ඔහු කොරෝනා ආධාර බෙදන්නට ගියවිට ඔහුට ගම්පහ පැත්තේ ගෙවල් වල මිනිසුන් දක්වන ප්‍රතිචාරය අනුව ඊළඟ චන්දයකදී […]

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Indian Communities in Sri Lanka Spreading Anti-China Hate Condemned

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara China-bashing has raised its ugly head again. A section of Sri Lankans displays their anti-China hatred at any given moment. The twitter account of the Chinese embassy in Colombo was not functioning for some time and it was made into a China-bashing event. To their misfortune and for the fortune of most Sri […]

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justine Trudeau insults this Sinhalese Sri Lankan-Canadian

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grover Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada 14 April 2020 (Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day) Editor (Letters)THE OTTAWA CITIZENOttawa, On. Dear Editor: So I, as a Sinhalese-Sri Lankan-Canadian finally got it.   Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in his approach, to show the world Canada’s arrogant New World Order,  clinically and surgically removed Sri […]

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All signs point to Lankan parliamentary polls before June 1

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is keen on holding the polls at the earliest despite reservations of the Election Commission There are indications that the postponed Sri Lankan parliamentary elections will be held on May 27 or 28, so that the newly elected parliament meets before the set three-month deadline of June […]

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Attacks anniversary: ‘They wanted to destroy us, we didn’t seek revenge,’ says Card Ranjith

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

by Melani Manel Perera Courtesy AsiaNews.it The Archbishop of Colombo led Easter Mass without worshippers, streamed live, urging the faithful to bear witness to the resurrection of Christ through a new life, as an instrument of transformation of society.” About 218 people have tested positive so far for the COVID-19 virus. Colombo (AsiaNews) – Despite […]

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Gordon Ramsay left red-faced on MasterChef after he makes a terrible gaffe while praising a contestant’s ‘authentic’ Sri Lankan curry

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

By KYLIE WALTERS FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA Gordon Ramsay was a huge hit with audiences when he appeared in the premiere of MasterChef: Back to Win on Monday night as a guest judge. But the 53-year-old celebrity chef was left slightly red-faced when he made a terribly awkward gaffe while praising competitor Dani Venn on her […]

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COVID-19 case count jumps to 233 with 14 new infections

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, stated the Minister of Health. Accordingly, 15 new cases have been reported as of 10.30 pm today (14). With the addition of the new cases jump the total figure of coronavirus infections in the country to 233. All 15 cases have […]

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Unclear if recovered COVID-19 patients are immune to second infection – WHO

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana World Health Organization (WHO) officials say not all people who recover from the coronavirus have the antibodies to fight a second infection, raising concern that patients may not develop immunity after surviving COVID-19. With regards to recovery and then reinfection, I believe we do not have the answers to that. That is an […]

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Two cops interdicted over punishment to curfew violators reinstated

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The two police officers have been interdicted after they had punished several individuals violating the curfew in Colombo have been reinstated to service. Ada Derana on March 12, reported that two police officers had punished four persons who had violated the curfew at Darley Road, Maradana by forcing them to hold their ears […]

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Rishad’s brother arrested over Easter attacks

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Riyadh Bathiudeen, brother of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The arrest has been made with regard to the probes on the Easter Sunday terror attacks which took place on April 21 last year.

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Ranjan Ramanayake remanded

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former MP Ranjan Ramanayake has been remanded until April 20 by the Gangodawila Magistrate’s Court. The former deputy minister was arrested last evening (13) on charges of violating curfew laws, abetting the violation of curfew laws and obstructing police officers in the execution of their duties. A person from Piliyandala had arrived at […]

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Over 26,600 under arrest for violating curfew

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 1,606 individuals have been arrested for violating curfew orders during the last 24 hours ending from 6.00 am today (14). In the meantime, 373 vehicles were also taken into custody during this period. The Police said 26,637 persons have been placed under arrest for violating the curfew since March 20 […]

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Scientists Confirm First Case of COVID-19 Transmitted From Corpse

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Emma Tucker Courtesy Daily Beast The first case of a dead body transmitting the coronavirus to a medical examiner was reported by scientists in Thailand, a discovery that has prompted concerns that those handling coronavirus victims might be at risk of infection, BuzzFeed News reported on Monday. This is the first report on COVID-19 infection […]

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