Archive for May 8th, 2020

75th anniversary of World War Victory amid COVID19: Germany too celebrates. Will Tamils celebrate victory over LTTE?

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Those that demanded Sri Lanka stop ‘triumphalism’ when the nation celebrated victory over LTTE in May 2009, have been triumphing victory over Germany & Japan since 1945 by even enacting battle victories annually. V_E Day Europe has been celebrated annually since 1946 on 8 May. The 6year war ended with Germany’s surrender. Sri Lanka’s LTTE […]

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වසර 72 තුල අනිවාර්යෙන්ම ඉටුකළයුතුව තිබුණු අවශ්‍යතා දැන්වත් සම්පූර්ණ කලයුතුය

Friday, May 8th, 2020

ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර 1948 දී බ්‍රිතාන්ය පාලනයෙන් නිදහස දිනා ගත්තායයි පම්පෝරි ගහන සහ එසේම එදා  සිට මෙ දක්වා  මේ රට පාලනය කලායයි කියන කලු සුද්දන් විසින්, මේ රට පූර්ණ නිදහස් රාජ්යක් වීම සන්දහා  වසර 72 තුල අනිවාර්යෙන්ම ඉටුකළයුතුව තිබුණු එහෙත් සාපරාදි අන්දමින් එසේ කිරීම  පැහැරහැරිය පහත සදහන් අවස්යතා දැන්වත් සම්පූර්ණ  කිරීම කිරීම වහාම කලයුතුය 1 […]

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India’s High Commissioner-designate Gopal Baglay arrives with a gift of 12.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Lanka

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Significantly the gift from India arrived while Sri Lankans were celebrating the Buddhist festival Vesak. Colombo, May 8 (newsin.asia): As a special friendly gesture from the Government and the people of India in the on-going auspicious Vesak week, a 12.5 tonne gift consignment of essential medicines and medical items arrived in Colombo on […]

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Trouble brewing for tea producers as coronavirus lockdown hits harvests

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Courtesy The Guardian(UK) India’s ‘champagne of teas’ among those affected as country’s tea board estimates output could drop 9%, amid strain in China and Sri Lanka Trouble is brewing for the world’s tea producers as the coronavirus lockdown shut down the harvest in several important regions, including the picking of India’s champagne of teas”. Despite […]

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India’s envoy-designate to Sri Lanka flies to Colombo with medical supplies

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Courtesy The Hindustan Times Gopal Baglay, who has served as spokesperson of the external affairs ministry and whose last stint was in the Prime Minister’s Office, was named the next high commissioner to Colombo in February. India’s high commissioner-designate to Sri Lanka, Gopal Baglay, who was unable to join his post for more than two […]

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Sri Lanka to target high-spending tourists to revive tourism

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Courtesy Financial Express The president emphasised the need to focus promoting medical tourism by highlighting the “successful efforts taken by Sri Lanka to contain the spread of the coronavirus.” Sri Lanka will target high-spending tourists to revive the tourism sector which has been shattered by the coronavirus pandemic, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said. Widespread travel […]

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Govt. Medical Lab Technologists want probe on false positive PCR reports

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror About thirteen Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests conducted by the laboratories other than the laboratories of the Health Ministry so far had been found to be erroneous, the Association of Government Medical Laboratory Technologists said yesterday. Association Chairman Ravi Kumudesh said that eight PCR tests conducted by the laboratory at Sri […]

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No COVID-19 cases so far today – Dr. Jasinghe

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana New COVID-19 positive patients have not been reported so far today (08), says Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe. The total count of coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka currently stands at 824 with 240 recoveries. According to the Epidemiology Unit’s tally, 575 active cases are currently under medical care at the […]

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President’s name listed in latest US Federal Register of individuals who chose to expatriate

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The name of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appeared in the Quarterly Publication of the United States Federal Register of Individuals Who Have Chosen to Expatriate. The list containing the names of the individuals who have renounced their citizenship was published in the official website of the US Federal Register today (08). The US citizenship of […]

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Another location used by Zahran for extremist activities uncovered

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A hotel in Palamunai in Kattankudy, which had been used by the Easter Sunday attacks ringleader Zahran Hashim to recruit Islamic women to his extremist cause, has been raided on Friday (08). The raid was carried out by the Special Task Force (STF) and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The location was uncovered […]

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Operational guideline for reopening barber shops & salons issued

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana An operational guideline introducing the procedure to be adopted by barber shops and salons that are serving customers during the outbreak of COVID-19 has been issued. Issuing the guideline, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe stated that this guideline is an addendum to the main guideline – Interim Operational Guidelines on […]

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