Archive for July 14th, 2020

Do you know contents of the US SOFA Agreement with Sri Lanka is?

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

The Sunday Times released the full text of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). Noteworthy is that the discussions have been with the US Embassy Colombo & the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry with no inputs sought from the Ministry of Defense and completely disregarding the threats to Sri Lanka’s National Sovereignty & Security. Whoever approved […]

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KOGGALA: Fascination we encounter in Martin Wickramasinghe’s books still lingers

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

RAJA WAIDYASEKERA Tissamaharama special corr.Courtesy The Daily News The Koggala township where reputed writer Martin Wickramasinghe was born, received its name due to an engraved picture of a crane on a rock. Hundreds of books, including the novels Gamperaliya and Madolduwa, written by Wickramasinghe were based on Koggala where his ancestral home is situated. Martin […]

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Kandakadu fears baseless – Health DG

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Nadira Gunatilleke and LAHIRU FERNANDO Courtesy The Daily News No danger of Second Wave:Contact tracing successful:Faster control than Navy cluster: Rumours being spread that Covid-19 infected persons of the Kandakadu cluster have been reported from various parts of the island are baseless, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said yesterday. He said that […]

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ISI using pro-Khalistan elements in Canada for terror acts in India, reveals a report:

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Courtesy The Hindustan Times According to a report by the Canadian outlet Global News, a case relating to two Canadian Sikhs being placed on a no-fly list in the country has now been linked to an alleged Pakistan-based plot to use pro-Khalistan elements to conduct terrorist acts in India. The details emerged as two men […]

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මෙවර කාන්තා නියෝජනය වැඩි කිරීම කාන්තාවන්ගේ වගකීමක් – කැෆේ අධ්‍යක්ෂිකා සුරංගි ආරියවංශ මහත්මිය කියයි.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය දේශපාලනයේ කාන්තා නියෝජනය තහවුරු කිරීම සෑම කාන්තාවකගේම වගකීමක් බව කැෆේ සංවිධානය  කියයි. එහි අධ්‍යක්ෂිකා සුරංගි ආරියවංශ මහත්මිය මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ  මැතිවරණ ක්‍රියාවලියේ දී කාන්තාව සතු වගකීම පිළිබඳ පැවති පුහුණු වැඩමුලුවකදීය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස්  දැක්වූ ආරියවංශ මහත්මිය පෙන්වා දුන්නේ මෙවර අපේක්ෂක ලැයිස්තු සැකසීමේදී  සියලුම දේශපාලන පක්ෂ කාන්තා නියෝජනය සඳහා සැලකිය යුතු අවස්තාවක් […]

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Sri Lanka holds first wedding exhibition since COVID-19 outbreak

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

by Tang Lu and Jamila Najmuddin Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The “Wedding Boutique 2020” exhibition held in Colombo last weekend had many eye-catching and dazzling wedding products on display COLOMBO, July 12 (Xinhua) — Early Saturday, young Ranjani Gunatilake, who is planning her wedding in December, traveled to the Waters Edge resort in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo […]

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Indian Buddhist city Kushinagar now has an international airport

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Considered one of the four main sacred places associated with Lord Buddha, Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh is believed to be the site where the Buddha attained ‘parinirvana’. Colombo, July 14 (newsin.asia): The Indian cabinet of India, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has granted approval to declare Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh as […]

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Prez assures people protection from COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today assured that the people would be protected from the COVID-19 pandemic by mitigating the risk of the virus spreading in the country, until the pandemic is finally wiped out. He said the government took successful measures in the wake of the virus outbreak long before […]

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Heads of workplaces accountable for adherence to health guidelines – President

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that the heads of both government and private entities are accountable for adhering to health guidelines in their organizations in the wake of the current spike in COVID 19 cases.   The COVID-19 virus is prone to spread among groups until adequate and satisfactory containment. Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center is an […]

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Coronavirus: Total number of positive cases at 2,665

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana COVID-19 infections patients confirmed thus far in Sri Lanka increased to 2,665 today (14) following the detection of four more positive cases, the Ministry of Health said. The latest cases include 01 contact of a patient detected from the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre in Kandakadu, 01 arrival from Oman and 02 arrivals from […]

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Pavithra answers Ranil’s question (Video)

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi today answered a question raised by UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe regarding the use of foreign financial assistance received to curb the Covid 19 epidemic. Meanwhile, Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi responded to the allegations made by UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on several occasions regarding the money received by the Ministry of […]

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Compete on the ground and get results – Ajith P. Perera challenges Ranil (Video)

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Samagi Jana Balawegaya’s candidate Ajith P. Perera has stated that the competition is not with the United National Party but with the Podujana Peramuna. He stated this at a press conference today and said that he would challenge the UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to contest and get results.

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Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Maj. Gen. (Retd) Dharshana Hettiarachchi: No danger to society from Kandakadu

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Camelia Nathaniel Courtesy The Daily News Sri Lanka managed to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country very successfully from the start, in comparison to many countries in the world. Since March 30 there have not been any community cases reported in the country and the cases that were reported were all […]

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President immune to judicial process – AG

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Lakmal Sooriyagoda Courtesy The Daily News President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva appearing for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa informed Court of Appeal that summons issued by Jaffna Magistrate’s Court requiring President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appear before Jaffna Magistrate’s Court as a witness in connection with the Habeas Corpus inquiry into the disappearance of two human rights activists […]

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Sri Lanka’s Tamil National Alliance In Transition? – OpEd

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

By Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan Courtesy Eurasia Review The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was formed in 2001. At its inception, it was an umbrella organization consisting of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), the All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC), the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO), and the Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF). The organization was […]

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Sri Lanka suspends international airport’s reopening

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

By Feizal Samath Courtesy TTG Asia The reopening of Sri Lanka’s Colombo International Airport has been delayed indefinitely, after repatriation flights were suspended due to a spike in Covid-19 infections last week. This marks the second postponement of the reopening of the country’s main international airport, after authorities announced last month that its initial August 1 reopening would […]

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