Archive for April 29th, 2020

THE TOOTH RELIC OF SRI LANKA

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS There are three categories of objects which are venerated by Buddhists, said historian Lorna Dewaraja. Firstly, the charred bodily remains of the Buddha which were collected and distributed after his cremation.   Secondly, objects which came in touch with the Buddha in his life time, such as the Alms Bowl and the Bodhi tree. […]

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නීතියේ ආධිපත්‍යය කොරෝනා වෙසඟනක් කරණ සුමන්තිරන්ලා

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B.,Ph,D. කොරෝනාව හරහා දියවන්නා හෝටලය, යහපාලන වැසිකිළියක් කරගන්නට දඟලන කූඨ සැලැස්මේ නායක හොරා ඒබ්‍රහම් සුමන්තිරන්‌ය. මොවුන්ගේ අළුත්ම ගේම් එක වනාහි ඕනෑම දේකට අත උස්සන්නම්, හෝටලයේ දොර ඇරලා දෙන්න යනුය. මීට හේතුව දැන් යුද හමුදාව මුරට දමා ඇති නිසා කලින් අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ රනිල් හා තානාපතිලා කල සෙල්ලම මේ පාර කල නොහැකි නිසා යාඥාකර, පරාදෙට […]

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Article 150 (3)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage There is an argument being made that in accordance with Article 150 (3) of the Constitution the President has power to appropriate funds from the Consolidated Fund only until 20 April 2020; hence, the dissolved Parliament should be reconvened. This argument is wrong. The writer states that in accordance with Article 150 (3), […]

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Don’t rap our Golden Old Songs

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage Rap music evolved around 1960s from hip hop music. It involves delivering existing songs in hip hop style, rock rhythms and fast beats. Sri Lanka’s current young performers are heavily involved in rapping music (songs).  By doing so, they do a great disservice to our highly respected, old, established songs. Dhanno Budunge is […]

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WHY NOT USE HELA VEDAKAMA TO COUNTER COVID 19 AND TO CREATE AN ECONOMIC TRANSITION? A Reply to Mr. Ranjith Soyza

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

by Chandre Dharmawardana. Mr. Soyza writes (Lanka Web, 27-04-20) that “We hear many a good story about how Hela Vedakama can restore immunization in the human body from Hela Suwaya school of medicine.  The time tested methods are available to our citizens in these times of fear to protect them from a virus for which […]

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විපක්ෂය ජනාධිපතිතුමා ගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ සුභ සහ යස නාටකය යළි රඟ දක්වා හිස දන් දෙන ලෙසයි!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

ගෙවිඳු කුමාරතුංග සභාපති – යුතුකම විපක්ෂයේ රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ, සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස, ආර්. සම්බන්ධන්, පාඨලී චම්පික, රවුෆ් හකීම්, රිෂාඩ් බදුර් දීන් සහ මනෝ ගනේෂන් යන හිටපු පාර් ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් විසින් ඒකාබද්ධ ප්‍රකාෂනයක් මඟින් අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමා ගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ එතුමා විසින් සිදු කරන ලද  පාර් ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවා හැරීම බල රහිත කරන ලෙස ය. එසේ නො කරන්නේ නම් අඩුම […]

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Protecting human rights while preventing terrorism -A sequel to Arrest of lawyer reopens debate on PTA

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Palitha Senanayake This is a sequel to your above captioned article by Gehan De Checkera published in the online edition of the 25th April issue, quoting lawyers and HR activist critical of the Prevention of Terrorism Act., under which Lawyer Heejaz  Hizbulla has been arrested  in connection with the Eater Sunday terrorist attack. Although the […]

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China says Sri Lanka is a “special friend”

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The acting envoy told President Gotabaya that China is only reciprocating the goodwill Lanka shown by Sri Lanka Colombo, April 29 (Presidential Media Division): Sri Lanka is a special friend of China. We have long standing and cordial relations between the two countries. When we faced COVID- 19 disaster recently, Sri Lanka stood […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 19 new Covid-19 cases, taking total to 649

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Nineteen new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported increasing the total number of cases in the country to 649, the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry said. As of 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday (April 29), a total of 506 patients are currently under medical care while 136 patients have recovered and have […]

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Updated curfew announcement

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The curfew which will be re-imposed at 8.00 p.m. tomorrow (April 30) in all districts except Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam districts will continue until 5.00 a.m. on Monday (May 04), the President’s Media Division said. The curfew currently in effect in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam districts which have been identified as […]

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China re-affirms support for Sri Lanka’s post-COVID-19 economic revival

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Chinese government has re-affirmed its support to the Sri Lankan government to revive the economic in the post-COVID–19 period, the President’s Media Division said. Sri Lanka is a special friend of China.  We have long standing and cordial relations between the two countries.  When we faced COVID- 19 disaster recently, Sri Lanka […]

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Rishad Bathiudeen files FR petition seeking to prevent arrest

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former Minister and the leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) Rishad Bathiudeen has filed a Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court, seeking a court order preventing his arrest by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). Acting IGP C.D. Wickramaratne, the DIG in charge of the CID, the Director of the CID […]

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Cannot make predictions on COVID-19 clusters yet – Anil Jasinghe

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services, said no predictions can be made at the moment regarding the emergence of new COVID-19 clusters or the growth of existing clusters in the country. Issuing a statement, the Ministry of Health stated that all measures have been taken to control the spread of the […]

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Easter attacks: weapons training camp in Sampur and organization linked to terrorists uncovered

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police says that investigations into the Easter Sunday terror attacks have uncovered a location in Sampur which had been used by the terrorists to carry out weapons training while a certain organization in Puttalam linked to the attackers has also been uncovered.  Investigations pertaining to the Easter Sunday attacks are progressing […]

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226 naval personnel tested positive for coronavirus so far

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 226 naval personnel is among the COVID-19 patients confirmed in Sri Lanka thus far, says the Commander of Army. According to Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, 147 of these cases have been detected from the Welisara Navy Base. The rest of the 79 officers were reported while on leave, he added. […]

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