Archive for June 10th, 2020

PLEASE ALLOW INNOCENT SRI LANKANS TO BREATHE!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala The Sinhala language online lankacnews/June 6, 2020 reported that the controversial Elections Commission member Ratnajeevan Hoole, in an interview with the regional Tamil language DAN TV channel in Jaffna, asked the voters in the north not to vote for the SLPP at the coming general election. The website carried the piece […]

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No One Misses You Mangala

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara At long last Mangala Samaraweera has decided to end politics. Assuming it is true, a wise decision, albeit too late. Mangala was a regressive force in Lankan politics contributing nothing much positively. He earned the wrath of the people in whatever ministerial portfolio he held – media, construction, foreign, finance, etc. He played […]

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Secretary-General’s letter to staff on the plague of racism

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Dr. Sarath OBEYSEKERA  Secretary-General’s letter Dear Colleagues, Following the virtual town hall meeting held on Thursday, 4 June 2020, in New York, I wish to share with you a rough transcript of what I said to the colleagues in New York.  We gathered amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to focus on another urgent challenge – the […]

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Dozens protest in Jerusalem against police violence

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Courtesy PBS News JERUSALEM (AP) — Several dozen people protested against police violence in Jerusalem on Tuesday following the deadly shooting of a Palestinian man last month. Police said they arrested six people for blocking the city’s light rail line during the demonstration. Protesters chanted: A violent cop needs to be in jail,” and held […]

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Government action in stopping protest by Frontline Socialist Party

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Aloysius Hettiarachchi The world is in the midst of a serious pandemic in which several hundreds of thousands of people have already died. Fortunately for us in this country, we have not been affected badly up to now, but that does not mean that another wave cannot come with a new and dangerous mutation of […]

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Sri Lanka reopening in August with minimum stays and Covid-19 tests for tourists.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Courtesy thenational.ae Travellers will have coronavirus tests at the airport and must stay in the country for at least five nights Sri Lanka will reopen to travellers from Saturday, August 1. The country had closed its borders in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19, but will reopen to all nationalities and all types […]

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Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka climb to 1,868

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Five more navy personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 increasing the total number of cases reported in the country to 1,868. The five new cases are navy personnel from Iyakachchi quarantine camp, the Ministry of Health confirmed. Accordingly 09 new cases of Coronavirus have been reported so far today (10). This includes 07 […]

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Housing for middle and low income families a priority – President

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the officials of the State Development and Construction Corporation to pay attention to the construction of housing schemes for middle and low income families. The President gave this directive at a meeting to review the progress of the State Development and Construction Corporation held at the Presidential Secretariat […]

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Sri Lanka’s General Election on August 05

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election, which was postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is scheduled to be held on August 05, the Election Commission said. Chairman of the commission Mahinda Deshapriya said that the members of the Election Commission unanimously decided to hold the 2020 General Election on August 05. He stated that […]

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