Archive for April 24th, 2020

IT IS THE GREEDY WHITE MAN OF THE WESTERN WORLD WHO IS DESTROYING THE EARTH?

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane  Today, about 21% of the global population are in the so-called Western industrialized countries and 79% in developing countries. This small % of excessively greedy white men of the Western industrialized consume about 80% of the world’s natural resources and are also responsible for the production of about 80% of all waste […]

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Resettling Puttlam Muslims in Mannar is right

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage There is widespread condemnation of clearance of the precious Wilpattu National Park to resettle Muslim IDPs. If the allegation is true, the last two governments (2010 – 2019), and the ex-Muslim Minister who is in the centre of the allegation, have committed a serious offence.  News emanating from the North now shows that […]

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Docile Presidents and Populist Presidents

Friday, April 24th, 2020

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA It is imperative that a country should have an unwavering, unshakable, and firm determined and dedicated leader with a firm backbone if that country is to progress. Unfortunately in the recent past, we have had three Presidents and a Prime Minister who have shamelessly and cowardly genuflected in front of […]

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තැපැල් ඡන්ද අයදුම්පත් භාර ගැනීමේ අවධානම්කාරි බව පෙන්වා දීම

Friday, April 24th, 2020

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය  සභාපති තුමාමැතිවරණ කොමිෂන් සභාවමැතිවරණ කාර්යාලයරාජගිරිය ගරු සභාපති තුමනි තැපැල් ඡන්ද අයදුම්පත් භාර ගැනීමේ අවධානම්කාරි බව පෙන්වා දීම මැතිවරණ කොමිෂන් සභාව අප්‍රේල් 28 වන දිනය තැපැල් ඡන්ද අයදුම්පත් භාරගැනීමේ අවසාන දිනය ලෙස මේ වනවිට ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කොට ඇත. පවතින වාතාවරණය අනුව  එම දිනය වනවිට තැපැල් ඡන්ද අයදුම්පත් භාරගැනීම දැඩි අවධානම්කාරී බව අපගේ […]

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217 BOI enterprises in operation despite COVID-19 crisis

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera CEO Walkers Colombo Shipyard       Apr 23 (FT) Over 200 enterprises in the Free Trade Zones, employing over 30,000 workers, are currently in operation and contributing to economic development, despite partial shutdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, Govt revealed. Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said […]

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Silent streets of Colombo

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia As of today in Sri Lanka, there are 417 confirmed COVID19 cases in the Island from which 107 have recovered and 7 deaths reported. COVID-19 cases count in Sri Lanka has hit 417 as another person tested positive for the virus as of 10.45 pm today (24), the Ministry of Health says.  Colombo, […]

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College of Community Physicians’ lockdown exit strategy submitted to Lankan Prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Three risk categories, high, moderate and low, identified for a phased lifting of lockdown restrictions Colombo, April 24 (newsin,asia): The College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCPSL) on Friday submitted a scientific exit strategy to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the COVID-19 affected Colombo Municipality area, which the most densely populated and economically important area […]

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Sri Lanka to seek $400 million debt swap facility from RBI to meet short term financial needs

Friday, April 24th, 2020

By: PTI | Courtesy Financial Epress Tourism is the third-largest earner of foreign exchange in Sri Lanka. The decline in tourist arrivals has hit the island nation’s tourism industry in a big way. Sri Lanka is set to enter into an agreement with the Reserve Bank of India for a currency swap worth USD 400 million […]

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Another coronavirus case brings total count to 417

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana COVID-19 cases count in Sri Lanka has hit 417 as another person tested positive for the virus as of 10.45 pm today (24), the Ministry of Health says. According to the tally, Sri Lanka has confirmed a record surge in coronavirus cases with 49 new infections within the day. The 49 coronavirus patients […]

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30 more COVID-19 cases from Welisara Navy Base

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Another 30 naval personnel from the Navy Base in Welisara have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as of today, says the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. Addressing the media briefing of National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 this evening, he said that the Welisara Navy Base has […]

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President briefs Maha Sangha about COVID-19 prevention measures

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana මහාසංඝරත්නය ජනපතිට කියූ දේ…

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Total number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka stands at 368

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of coronavirus infections in the country has soared to 368 cases, according to the tally of the Health Ministry’s Epidemiology Unit. With two new recoveries today (23), the tally of recoveries reported in the country is at 107 cases. Sri Lanka’s fatality count from the novel coronavirus rests at 7 […]

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Lawyer held on charges of conspiracy, aiding and abetting Easter carnage probe:

Friday, April 24th, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Police headquarters said that that there was irrefutable evidence to link Attorney-at-Law, Hejaaz Hisbullah, who had been recently taken into custody by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday suicide bombings. Police spokesman Attorney-at-Law SP Jaliya Senaratne denied accusations the arrest had been made […]

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Sri Lanka’s Army Chief says schools may not re-open on May 11

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 23 – Sri Lanka’s Army Chief, General Shavendra Silva yesterday said that opening schools on May 11 may not be possible as several logistics would have to be put in place to ensure the safety of children in classrooms.As of now I do not foresee that it can be opened on […]

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Criminal Negligence: Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Parliamentary Select Committee cheated the Nation & the Victims

Friday, April 24th, 2020

On 21st April 2019 multiple suicide attacks claimed the lives of over 300 innocent persons. These attacks took place despite 97 intel warnings from India the last coming hours before the first suicide bombing, giving venue, names of suicide bombers and even their phone numbers. No other country would have allowed the leaders elected to, […]

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