Archive for April 26th, 2020

COVID-19 reminds Humans to rethink their role on Earth & their treatment towards Nature & Animals

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Covid-19 has jolted 21st century citizens who thought they were above all and could do anything and all with technology and money. COVID-19 has forced humans to better appreciate nature and the limits humans can push nature via consumption. One disease has provided wisdom to many in such a short time. It is inspiring transformation […]

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Corona is color blind?

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  In the UK, people from BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds are disproportionately affected by Coronavirus. For instance, the first 10 doctors named as having died from Covid-19 in the UK were all from BAME communities. Nobody can give a good enough reason for this yet and the UK government has already launched an investigation/inquiry to […]

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Killing two birds with one stone.

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

By Garvin Karunaratne, former GA Matara President Gotabhaya is interested in creating a new economic trend-  establish new businesses and industries”(From: Rebuilding a policy driven economy: Daily FT:17/4). Let me hark back to my days in the Administrative Service, some five decades ago. Perhaps my experience as an Assistant Commissioner in the Marketing Department, aa […]

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US notified Israel about coronavirus in mid-November

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Courtesy PressTV US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) attend a press conference in the East Room of the White House, in Washington DC, the US, on January 28, 2020. (Photo by AFP) An Israeli TV network claims that US intelligence agencies knew of an emerging coronavirus outbreak in China and […]

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Defining and separating the democrats from the dictators

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

BY H. L. D. MAHINDAPALA Each time the Rajapaksas win a legitimate mandate from the people the moralising mafia comes out howling mendaciously that it is going to be the end of democracy. Historical evidence, however, has debunked this canard of the hired fear-mongers. If the tumultuous post-independent years have proved anything, it is that […]

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කැස්ස හෙම්බිරිස්සාවට බිය විය යුතුද

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්             මෙලොව උපදින සෑම මනුෂ්‍යයෙකුම යම් කිසි ප්‍රකෘතියක් අනුව උප්පත්තිය ලබයි. මෙහිදී  සඳහන් ප්‍රකෘතිය යනු පංච මහා භුත තත්වයන් අනුව ජනිත ප්‍රකෘතියන්ය. ඒ අනුව කෙනෙක් සෙම් ප්‍රකෘතිකයෙක් බවටද තවකෙක් පිත් ප්‍රකෘතිකයෙකු බවටද ඇතැම් අය වාත ප්‍රකෘතිකයන් ලෙසටද නම් කළ හැකිය.සිංහල ජනතාව  මේ බැව්  දැන ගන්නේ කේන්ද්‍ර සටහනිනි. හඳහනේ ලියැවී තිබෙන මේ ස්වභාවය මේ […]

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Time to ban public spitting/betel chew spitting – Especially, to stop the spread of Corono Pandemic

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage General Spitting and expectorate (eg. phlegm, mucus) People do not care about spitting in public places.  They have become accustomed to it. They will continue to do it freely and openly, without fear.  It is very bad for sanitary and health reasons. Their actions cause environmental pollution/public nuisance.  It is very bad for […]

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මැතිවරණ කොමසාරිස් සිය වගකීම ඉටුකලාද?

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ මැතිවරණ කොමසාරිස්තුමාට බලවත් වගකීමක් ඇත. ඒ සාධාරණ මැතිවරණයක් පවත්වා, මෙරට පරමාධිපත්‍ය බලය වූ ජනතාවගේ අපේක්ෂිත රජයක් පිහිටුවා ගැනීමට මහා මැතිවරණයක් පවත්වා, රජයක් පිහිටුවා ගැනීමට මග පෑදීමයි. ඇත්ත වශයෙන්ම මෙරට සාධාරණ මැතිවරණ පවත්වන ලද්දේ වර්ෂ 1977 වර්ෂය තෙක් වන අතර, ඉන්පසු මෙරට බලයේ සිටි රාජ්‍ය නායකයින් සෘජුවම සිය බලය පා මැතිවරණ ජය ගැනීම හා […]

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Unnecessary to reconvene the Parliament; also, No hurry to hold Elections

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage Article 70 (1) of the Constitution – ‘The President may by Proclamation, summon, prorogue and dissolve Parliament’. The law is very clear, the President has clear power to dissolve the Parliament (Article 33 (1) also provides this power. Accordingly, the President issued a gazette notification on 2 March 2020 dissolving the Parliament.    […]

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Educational videos on COVID-19:

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

by Professor Sunil J, Wimalawansa, MD, PhD, MBA, DSc. Caption: Myths & Facts: Staying Healthy During V COVID-19 Pandemic The common link to the U-Tube channel o COVID-19: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgcTivH1nGwymgX_cb0V4Mg ——————————————————————————- Video 1:  Introduction – Staying Healthy Video 2:  What is meaningful social distancing? Video 3: Controlling COVID-19: Some countries are successful and others are not […]

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අත්‍යවශ්‍ය සේවා යටතේ කොළඹ වරාය තුල කටයුතු කරන පිරිස් වෙත PCR පරීක්‍ෂණ සඳහා යොමු කිරීමට කෙරෙන ඉල්ලීමයි

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

සමස්ත ලංකා වරාය පොදු සේවක සමිතිය සෞඛ්‍ය සේවා අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ ජනරාල්, සෞඛ්‍ය පෝෂණ හා දේශීය වෛද්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය, සුවසිරිපාය, කොළඹ 10. සෞඛ්‍ය සේවා අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ ජනරාල්තුමනි, අත්‍යවශ්‍ය සේවා යටතේ කොළඹ වරාය තුල කටයුතු කරන පිරිස් වෙත PCR පරීක්‍ෂණ සඳහා යොමු කිරීමට කෙරෙන ඉල්ලීමයි. කොරෝනා වසංගතය හේතුවෙන් රට තුල මසකට වැඩි කාලයක් හදිසි තත්වයක් ප‍්‍රකාශයට පත්කර ඇත. මහජන අවශ්‍යතාවය […]

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සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන්ගේ සේවය සාධාරණව ඇගයෙන පරිදි විශේෂ දීමනාවක් ලබාදීම හා සෞඛ්‍යාරක්ෂිත ඇඳුම් කට්ටල හා උපකරණ ලබාදෙන මෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිමු

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

සංවර්ධන නිලධාරී සේවා සංගමය ගරු ජනාධිපති, ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, #Covid-19  වසංගත තත්වය හමුවේ අත්‍යවශ්‍ය සේවාවන් වල යෙදෙන සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන්ගේ සේවය සාධාරණව ඇගයෙන පරිදි විශේෂ දීමනාවක් ලබාදීම හා සෞඛ්‍යාරක්ෂිත ඇඳුම් කට්ටල හා උපකරණ ලබාදෙන මෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිමු. #Covid-19 වසංගත තත්වය හමුවේ දිස්ත‍්‍රික් පාලනය හා ප‍්‍රාදේශීය පාලනය අත්‍යවශ්‍ය සේවාවක් කළ දින […]

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Is the ‘Health Silk Road’ a ‘debt-trap’ of China’s BRI for Sri Lanka?

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Yasiru Ranaraja, Maya Majueran Courtesy CGTN Yasiru Ranaraja is a maritime regulations and BRI developments expert. Maya Majueran is a Ph.D. candidate at the State University of Kalaniya researching the BRI. The article reflects the authors’ opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN. Sri Lanka is considered a vital part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) because of […]

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Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa elucidates the steps taken to contain COVID-19

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia An early start of the process of containment and subsequent innovative steps have helped keep the infection under control Colombo, April 26 (President’s Media Division): In a TV discussion with his Principal Advisor, Lalith Weeratunga, on April 20, on some key concerns regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa explained the […]

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Coronavirus: Sri Lanka extends lockdown as virus cases spike

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Courtesy The Straits Times COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka has reversed plans to end its virus lockdown on Monday (April 27), extending it for another week after a spike in coronavirus infections including at a naval base. Within hours of announcing that the nationwide restrictions imposed on March 20 would be lifted, the government revoked the order […]

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Coronavirus cases hit 523 as 18 more test positive

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has reported 18 more cases of coronavirus, taking up the total number of patients to 523, says the Ministry of Health. According to the tally, 63 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed within the day.  This is the highest daily surge reported in the country since Friday. The Epidemiology Unit says […]

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Island-wide curfew in force tomorrow

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The ongoing island-wide curfew will be in force tomorrow (27) to facilitate the Tri-forces personnel on leave to return to their respective camps, says the President’s Media Division (PMD). Accordingly, the curfew in all districts, except for Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha and Puttalam, will be lifted at 5.00 am on Tuesday (28) and re-imposed […]

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Is a constitutional coup brewing to reconvene Sri Lanka’s Parliament?

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

The calls to reconvene Parliament come from the same coterie of people who orchestrated regime change in 2015 capitalizing on a Presidential Election victory to bring to power a minority UNP government and place Ranil as PM without removing the sitting PM. A hurriedly cobbled ‘national government’ was created to dish out various roles to […]

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