Archive for May 25th, 2020

Pathfinder National Security Strategy for Sri Lanka 2020

Monday, May 25th, 2020

The Pathfinder National Security Strategy was developed in 2018 for the previous government. Then came Presidential elections in November 2019. This meant it was not a document incorporating the vision or mission of the new President though it was handed to the new President immediately after Presidential victory.  Given that Pathfinder Foundation operates and is […]

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No Human Rights for foreign workers repatriated because of COVID-19: Unfortunate fate of Sri Lankan returnees from Kuwait

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Sri Lanka has marked its 10thCOVID-19 death with the news of a Kuwaiti-returnee passing away at a quarantine centre in Trincomalee on 25 May 2020. She was 51 years and had returned to Sri Lanka on one of the 2 flights which carried some 437 Sri Lankans by Kuwait Airlines on 19thand 20thMay. The 437 […]

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SRI LANKA NEEDS TO CHANGE ITS MONETARY UNIT

Monday, May 25th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Historical evidence of Sri Lanka unambiguously indicates that she had been used monetary units in assorted names in the past before the current monetary unit, Rupee introduced into the country.  The fascinating coins triumphal arch installed in Bank of Ceylon Head Quarters in Colombo displays the models of different monetary units had […]

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SRI LANKA NEEDS TO CHANGE ITS MONETARY UNIT (PART 2)

Monday, May 25th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS It is considered that the rapid decline of Sri Lanka rupee created a favorable environment for exporters and Sri Lankans who are in foreign employment, however, the reality is that a rapid decline of the rupee value has massively impacted on the increase in domestic inflation as well as the increase in […]

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I would like to protest to your speech on a so-called Tamil Memorial Day.

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Vijitha Bulathsinghala Hi Bonnie, I would like to protest to your speech on a so-called Tamil Memorial Day. Please do your homework about this front line of  Terrorist group Who kill their supporters. Rajiv Gandhi Prime-Minister of India was supporting LTTE terrorist group and he was blasted into pieces and Sri Lankan President Premadasa  extended hand to […]

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Genocide of Tamil people in Sri Lanka.

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Gyan de Mel. Melbourne. LETTER SENT TO Mr. Hugh McDermott MP: State Member for Prospect 24/05/2020 Dear Mr. McDermott, Achieving your political ambitions by fuelling racial disharmony and insulting a sovereign nation. This is in regard to the fictitious statement made by you about the genocide of Tamil people” in Sri Lanka.  Let me state […]

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Sheep clothed Sumanthiran’s tiger spots exposed

Monday, May 25th, 2020

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA Sumanthiran, the protégé o9f Tamil separatists, since 2012 Singapore Agreement was signed with quisling Mangala Samaraweera was making all efforts together with Terrorist Grandpa Sambanthan against whom visual evidence of fund raising for the terrorists in Canada are available, to get a new constitution, a federal and secular constitution adopted […]

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How the Speaker deprived the franchise of judges, lawyers, university lecturers, teachers, public servants, journalists and other citizens in 2015, which was secured by the Supreme Court in 2002.*

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Aruna Laksiri Unawatuna B.Sc(Col), PGDC(Col), AAL 1.) The 19th Amendment Bill was first presented to the Parliament in 2002 by amending Article 70 of the Constitution to remove the power of the President to dissolve the Parliament one year later. 2.) Seven Supreme Court judges unanimously decided on the 2002 bill, amending the 70th Article […]

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The Newsroom – America is not the greatest country in the world anymore…(Restricted language)

Monday, May 25th, 2020

tpratt441 Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) hits the nail straight on the head in the opening minutes on HBO’s new series ‘The Newsroom’. He is asked by a college student a simple question during a campus debate. ‘What makes America the greatest country in the world?’. Daniels initially goes the politically correct route then at the […]

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Flight from Qatar cancelled after 70 COVID-19 patients found among previous arrivals

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A flight with Sri Lankan passengers which was scheduled to arrive in the country tomorrow from Qatar was cancelled after more than 70 COVID-19 patients were found among the 466 passengers previously arrived from Qatar and at quarantine centres, Additional Secretary to the President for Foreign Relations Jayanath Colombage said. He […]

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Eighteen more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Eighteen more persons have been diagnosed as Coronavirus infected patients increasing the tally of confirmed cases in Sri Lanka to 1,182. The Ministry of Health said that all new positive cases are returnees from Kuwait. Forty-one new cases of COVID-19 have been identified so far within the day. A total of 477 patients […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 10th death from coronavirus

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka reported its tenth death from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a short while ago, confirmed Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe. A female who had arrived from Kuwait and had been undergoing quarantine at the Trincomalee quarantine center has succumbed to the virus in this manner. The 52-year-old deceased woman […]

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Flight repatriating Sri Lankans from Qatar cancelled

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The special flight scheduled to bring back stranded Sri Lankans from Qatar tomorrow morning (May 26) has been canceled. A SriLankan Airlines charter flight was previously scheduled to leave the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 5.45 am tomorrow to repatriate 273 Sri Lankans from Doha, Qatar. This is in the backdrop of 70 […]

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Seychelles issues statement on arrival of 35 Seychelles nationals in Sri Lanka

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The High Commission of the Republic of Seychelles issued a statement on the recently disputed incident of admitting a group of Seychelles national to Sri Lanka for urgent medical treatment. The High Commission stated that 35 citizens of Seychelles – 24 of whom require urgent medical care, of which 11 critical patients are […]

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WHO pauses tests for hydroxychloroquine amid safety concerns

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The World Health Organization on Monday suspended its trial of hydroxychloroquine, the drug backed by President Donald Trump to combat the deadly coronavirus.  The Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the Solidarity Trial while the safety data is reviewed by the Data Safety Monitoring Board,” WHO Director-General […]

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Govt mulls limiting repatriation of Sri Lankans stranded abroad

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The government is currently looking into limiting the repatriation of Sri Lankans who are stuck overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, stated Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe. He points out that the arrival of a large number of people from foreign countries could be problematic in a context where the issue […]

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Those who fail to maintain social distance will be arrested – Ajith Rohana

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Individuals who do not maintain social distance once the curfew is lifted will be arrested from tomorrow (May 26) onwards, stated DIG Ajith Rohana. He mentioned this speaking to the Ada Derana’Big Focus’ program today (25). Accordingly, any person who does not maintain the prescribed social distance, whether at queues or in buses, […]

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Colombo and Gampaha will reopen after 66 days – Curfew lifted at 5.00am

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Curfew lifted at 5.00am tomorrow Tuesday 26 May  The curfew imposed in Colombo and Gampaha districts for more than two months will be temporarily relaxed tomorrow. This is with the two day all Island curfew that will be lifted tomorrow (Tuesday, 26 May) at 5.00 am. Curfew will be effective only between 10.00 […]

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