Archive for April 15th, 2020

Who is politicizing the COVID-19 crisis, for whose benefit?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala The Island newspaper of April 10, 2020, in a front page news report (PB ‘reads Election Act’ to EC chief”), published  a letter dated April 06, 2020 addressed to the Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya by Presidential Secretary P.B. Jayasundara, which was in response to two letters from the […]

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කොරෝනාව හා පක්‍ෂ දේශපාලක කුහකයින් රැළ

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම කොරෝනාව නිසා දේශපාලන වාසි ගන්නට ගහ ගන්නා දේශපාලකයින් කොතෙකුත් සිටිනවා වියහැකිය. මා දන්නා රටවල් දෙකක් ඇත. ඇමෙරිකාවේ ජනාධිපති, ප්‍රාන්ත ආණ්ඩුකාරවරු හා දේශපාලන පක්‍ෂ දෙක එසේ කොණ්ඩවලු පටලවා ගනිමින් සිටී. ලංකාවේ මා දකින්නේ මීට වෙනස් දෙයකි. එහි තිබෙන්නේ ලෝකයේ වෙන කොහේවත් නැති කැත, කුහක, දේශ ද්‍රෝහී, බලු හැසිරීම්වල සම්මිශ්‍රණයකි.. මහජනයා විසින් බලයෙන් පහකල යහපාලන […]

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Understanding Digital Technology and Fourth Industrial Revolution

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Aloysius Hettiarachchi In trying to take advantage of the lockdown that we have been subjected to, I decided to read a book on digital technology from which I had previously read here and there, this time with a determination of understanding it better. It had been written by a famous professor (US) who had inspired […]

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Good side of Corona

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Dr sarath obeysekera  OPD of all hospitals are closed, there is no rush in the emergency ward. Private hospital make an enormous amount of money from people who tend to attend the OPD for a mild cough and cold  Doctors are given a financial reward for ordering tests which may not really be required  They […]

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Pathfinder sets up eminent panel to prepare post-COVID Economic Strategy for Sri Lanka

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Gamini Sarath Godakanda The Pathfinder Foundation has set up a study group chaired by Pathfinder Senior Fellow and former Central Bank Governor, Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy to prepare a set of action-oriented recommendations aimed at steering the Sri Lankan economy into the post-COVID-19 era. Dr. Sisira Pinnawala, Department of Sociology University of Peradeniya and Dr. Ganeshan […]

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අධ්‍යාපනය සම්බන්ධව ජනාධිපති කාර්ය සාධන බලකායක් පිහිටුවීම සම්බන්ධවයි.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි ලංකා ගුරු සේවා සංගමය අතිගරු ජනාධිපති, ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, අධ්‍යාපනය සම්බන්ධව ජනාධිපති කාර්ය සාධන බලකායක් පිහිටුවීම සම්බන්ධවයි. ඔබතුමාගේ නියමය පරිදි ආණ්ඩුක‍්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ 33 වන ව්‍යස්ථාවේ පැවරී ඇති බලතල ප‍්‍රකාරව ජනාධිපති ලේකම් පී. බී. ජයසුන්දර මහතා විසින් අංක 2169/2 හා 2020. 03.31 දිනැතිව නිකුත් කර ඇති අතිවිශේෂ […]

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Lankan Prez wants immediate resumption of economic activity where health situation is favorable

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Provincial health authorities said that the measures taken to combat the coronavirus have been effective Colombo, April 15 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday explored the possibility of an immediate resumption of day-to-day economic activities at the provincial level to sustain the national economy. Several representatives of the health sector including […]

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SRI LANKAN AIRLINES CONFIRMS COLOMBO-LONDON FLIGHT

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

BY JAMES CHAPPLE Courtesy ttg The carrier has suspended regular flights until 30 April, but is operating selected special services to repatriate visitors. Limited commercial flight options otherwise remain for Britons seeking to return from the island nation, according to the Foreign Office (FCO) – which has confirmed the Saturday flight. However, the FCO will […]

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China to the Rescue in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Diplomat Beijing first stepped forward to assist Colombo, a move with geopolitical ramifications. While countries like Sri Lanka have the capacity to implement a pandemic lockdown, they need technical assistance to test the extent of the spread of the novel coronavirus and to determine when it is safe to lift imposed […]

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Updated announcement on curfew

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The curfew currently in force in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara,  Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High Risk Zones will continue until further notice, the President’s Media Division announced. In all other districts, curfew will be lifted at 6.00am tomorrow, Thursday, the 16th April and will be re-imposed […]

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COVID-19 cases total in Sri Lanka at 238

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana UPDATE: The Department of Government Information says that the COVID-19 cases count in Sri Lanka stands at 238 as 5 positive cases were identified today (15).  Four out of them have been found from quarantine centres and two of them were under quarantine at the facility in Palaly when they tested positive for the […]

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Rishad’s brother had direct links with an Easter Sunday bomber – Police

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Investigations have revealed that Riyadh Bathiudeen –brother of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen–has had direct links with an Easter Sunday suicide bomber. Police Media Spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne revealed this at a special press conference held at the Department of Government Information today (15). On a day close to April 21, Riyadh Bathiudeen had […]

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Possibility of resuming day-to-day life at provincial levels explored

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa chaired a meeting at the Presidential Secretariat today (15) to explore the possibility of immediate resumption of day-to-day economic activities at provincial levels in order to safeguard the national economy. Several representatives of the health sector including all the Provincial Directors of Health briefed the President on current situation in […]

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Vessel seized with heroin and ‘ice’ worth over Rs 3,270 mil escorted to Dikkowita harbour

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Navy deployed its Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) SLNS ‘Samudura’ to seize a vessel loaded with a large consignment of drugs in high seas about 548 nautical miles (985km) off Sri Lankan shores.  The drug carrying vessel along with the suspects in connection to this drug racket were brought to the Dikkowita […]

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113 from Grandpass sent for quarantine

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 113 persons from Nagalagam Street in Grandpass have been directed to mandatory quarantine process. According to reports, these people had been in contact with an individual from Suduwella, Ja-Ela who is suspected to have contracted the novel coronavirus – COVID-19. They have accordingly been directed to quarantine centres in Punani […]

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Spread of coronavirus in the community at minimum level – Dr. Jasinghe

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The patients who tested positive for the novel coronavirus during the past few days appear to have a low viral load in them, says the Director General of Health Services. The spread of COVID-19 in the community is also at a minimum level as of now, Dr. Anil Jasinghe said joining ‘Derana Aruna’ […]

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Malwatu Oya Soya (In Search of Malwatu Oya)

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Malwatuoyasoya Media A Journey to the Heart of Civilization of Lanka Dedicated to the Children of the Irrigation Civilization https://youtu.be/bv8cCI_lLuw

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Danno Budunge, a very special song.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

By Mahendra (Speedy) Gonsalkorale. January 2019 Courtesy colombomedgrads1962.blogspot.com A Historical perspective of people who influenced it and of culture related to the song(I don’t claim this to be a scholarly treatise; it is based chiefly on internet resources)I discuss this subject in paragraphs and indicate the main subject in the sub-heading. You will see a […]

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Sri Lanka COVID-19: Open Letter to Ahmed Shaheed Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

This refers to your letter addressed to the Sri Lankan President H E Gotabaya Rajapakse. It is unfortunate that you have been misinformed leading to you writing to a country’s President and exposing your ignorance. In Sri Lanka 7 COVID-19 deaths of which 3 are Muslim. Other than these 3 Muslims, all other Muslims have […]

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