Archive for May 3rd, 2020

Has Sri Lanka’s Election Commission blundered

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

The President in dissolving Parliament on 2nd March & setting a new date for polls followed all the rules. Having set a date it was left to the Election Commission to conduct the polls. Yes, the country was facing a global pandemic. But the country also weathered 30 years of terrorism and continued to hold […]

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MOTHER NATURE DEMANDS CORRECTIVE BEHAVIOUR

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Ananda Wijesinghe Canada Mother Nature Warns             Incessantly destructive Human Activity, paying neither attention nor slightest regard for Mother Nature’s periodical deterrent warnings throughout a couple of millennia has now been responded to in her most relentless lash back, in what has been identified as an endemic: Corona Virus – aka CorVid-19, that has quickly […]

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THE QUEST FOR A CURE FOR COVID19

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Lankaweb Editorial As they scramble for a cure or a vaccine to eliminate the COVID 19 the virus continues in its ever-changing perspective towards success the world watches on in eager anticipation as to who will get there first? There are many pretenders towards it, many of them unqualified quacks out to make a buck […]

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Politicking in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE Mahinda Rajapaksa Prime Minister The President, the government, and the state apparatus have focused their entire attention on combating Covid-19. The way in which the people have benefited from this is clearly apparent. Even in the midst of this national crisis and global disaster we see the unpleasant sight of the political opposition […]

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කොරෝනා උවදුර පසකෙ තබා දේශපාලනය කතා කිරීම

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ජනාධිපතිතුමාත්, ආණ්ඩුවත්, සමස්ත රාජ්‍ය යාන්ත්‍රනයත් තම සම්පූර්ණ අවධානය කොරෝනා මර්ධන ව්‍යාපාරය කෙරෙහි යොමු කර තිබෙන ආකාරයත්, ඉන් ජනතාවට ප්‍රතිඵල අත් වෙමින් පවතින ආකාරයත් කාටත් පෙනේ. මේ මහා ජාතික ආපදාව හා ලෝක ව්‍යසනය මධ්‍යයේ වුවත්, විසිරුවා හැර තිබෙන පරණ පාර්ලිමේන්තුව නැවත රැස් කළ යුතු බවත්, අප්‍රේල් 30 වෙනිදායින් පසු පැරණි පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ […]

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Jayasundara and oil tanks

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Dr. SARATH OBEYSEKERA  I read the editorial of Divaina today during the wee hours and decided to pen my views.  Part of the editorial which drew my attention is the proposal to repair the oil tanks in Trinco and put to service.  I myself mooted a similar idea to be taken up with the Task […]

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Which is more dangerous, Covid or Covidiot?

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana Courtesy The Island “Where knowledge is sparse, experts proliferate” is, perhaps, the most important lesson I have learned during this troubled time we all are going through. At times, I wished Sir Tim Berners-Lee patented his invention – the World Wide Web – rather than gifting it to humanity. That would […]

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Ten new COVID-19 cases hike up total to 718 as 10 more persons tested positive for the virus

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases count has soared to 718 as ten more persons tested positive for the virus, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Sunday (03). In the meantime, twelve coronavirus patients were discharged from hospital after regaining health today. On that account, recoveries tally in the country has moved up to 184. […]

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Trustee of organization where Zahran held lectures arrested.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana An individual linked to the 2019 Easter Sunday terror bombings has been arrested in Kalpitiya by the Police. The suspect has been identified to be a trustee of an organization where Zahran Hashim, alleged ringleader behind the attacks, had conducted lectures. https://youtu.be/cxdaMXC5HVA Reportedly, the two sons of Mohamed Ibrahim had also conducted lectures […]

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PM addresses issues posed by opposition on reconvening parliament

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that Opposition’s efforts of reconvening the Parliament are aimed at using Parliamentary majority to block government finances, thereby sabotaging the anti-coronavirus campaign in order to bring the government into disrepute before the election. He points out that, in February, when there was no coronavirus threat, the opposition used […]

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Isolated areas in Beruwala and Kandy reopened

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Several areas of Beruwala and Kandy, previously declared isolated areas over COVID-19, are reopened for the public from today (03). Pannila and Cheenakotuwa in Beruwala and Akrurana in Kandy were marked as isolated areas due to the high risk of COVID-19 infection. No persons were allowed to enter or leave the aforementioned areas. […]

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