Archive for April 16th, 2020

COVID-19: Muslims are also protesting burials

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Not only Muslims but people of all other faiths too have to deal with traumatic restrictions in bidding farewell to their loved ones amid a global pandemic. Muslim nations are having to modify or cancel their religious rites. While Muslim adherents globally are placing the health and safety of the living loved one’s over the […]

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The evolution of the Covid-19 in Sri Lanka and prospects for relaxing many constraints.

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

By Chandre Dharmawardana [This is a shortened version of a more technical paper, 15-04-2020] Introduction. An outbreak of a new type of  pneumonia like disease was first reported on 31st December 2019 from Wuhan City in the Hubei Province of China. It was identifies as caused by  a ‘Novel Corona Virus’ on 7th January 2020, […]

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DEFORESTATION AND TOILET PAPER

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

LUXMINDRA JAYASEKARA  1. The first recorded use of toilet paper was in 6th Century China. 2. By the 14th Century, the Chinese government was mass-producing it. As usual, it went viral in China, but not elsewhere, unlike  Corona !! 3. Packaged toilet paper wasn’t sold in the United States until 1857. 4. Joseph Gayety, the man […]

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Proclaim Martial Law to halt conspiracies.

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

By :  A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA. Sri Lanka’s worst and abhorrent quisling MangalaSamaraweera’s earnest and sadistic desire is to see the people of this country die in scores as in the United States, Italy and Spain uncared by the government and people suffer immense hardship due to lack of food and medicine.  This sadist who does […]

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Sri Lanka performs well in fighting Coronavirus & ranked 9 in GRID Index

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka and its leadership were ranked 9th in the Global Response to Infectious Diseases (GRID) Index which evaluates how efficient and effective the leadership of the country and the preparedness of its health system were in tackling COVID-19 pandemic. The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) of Australia commissioned the […]

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GRID Index: Tracking the Global Leadership Response in the COVID-19 Crisis

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Dr Chris D’Souza CFO & COO (Int), CMA Australia Leadership is a responsibility. It’s not about being in charge. It’s about taking care of those in your charge.” -Simon Sinek Never has good leadership been more critical and relevant in our lifetime than today as countries around the world struggle to fight the COVID-19 crisis. […]

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Two-minute silence on April 21 in remembrance of Easter attack victims

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has appealed to all Sri Lankans to observe a two-minute silence at 8.45 am on April 21, in remembrance of those who were killed in the terrorist carnage on Easter Sunday last year. In a media briefing at the Archbishop’s House in Colombo today (16), […]

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No new COVID-19 positive cases -68 coronavirus recoveries reported in Sri Lanka

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Currently, 68 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection and discharged from the hospitals, says the Department of Government Information. Thereby, 5 patients have completely recovered and discharged within the day. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has reported no new COVID-19 positive cases as of 5 pm this evening (16), says Director-General of Health Services […]

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President envisions robust new economy amidst COVID-19

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Meeting with the secretaries to ministries yesterday (15) at the Presidential Secretariat, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa discussed rebuilding the economy in the face of the current challenges. Returning to normalcy without compromising safety  A focal point of the discussion was on returning to normalcy, stated president’s Media Division. Thereby, the President emphasized the need […]

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China donates over 20,000 PCR kits and other medical supplies to Sri Lanka

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The government of China has donated yet another batch of medical supplies to Sri Lanka, said the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka. Accordingly, the batch of medical supplies is to be air-freighted from Shanghai to Colombo by China Eastern Airlines tomorrow (17). The latest batch of governmental aid includes: –  20,016 test Novel Coronavirus […]

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