Archive for July 24th, 2020

Where – O where! – is the Left, the Right, and the North + East?

Friday, July 24th, 2020

H. L. D. Mahindapala Social scientists and the commentariat have either failed, or deliberately ignored, to take note of the changes in the surface and subterranean foundations of the political landscape in the post-Nandikadal period. Our pundits are still cackling as if we are in the post-1956 period in which the mono-causal theme of blaming […]

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ගිනිගත් නගරයේ පිස්තෝල දෙක.

Friday, July 24th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම දොස්තර රුවන් ජයතුංග විසින් ලංකාවෙබ් අඩවියට සිංහලෙන් ලියන ලිපි මා අගය කරන්නේ, සමහර විට, එම අඩවියට මුලින්ම සිංහලෙන් ලිපි ලිවීම ආරම්භකලේ මාද කියා මට සිතෙන නිසාය. ඔහු විසින් ජේවීපී කාරයින් සම්බන්‌ධව වරින් වර ලියන ලිපි මා කියවන්නේ, 1971 දෙසැම්බර් කාලයේදී, ඒවන විට අත්‌අඩංගුවට ගෙන සිටි ජේවීපී කැරළිකරුවන්ගේ ප්‍රකාශණ සටහන් කර ගැනීම පිණිස රජයෙන් […]

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GENERAL ELECTION OF SRI LANKA – FORECAST FOR AUGUST 2020-SLPP TO SECURE 2/3 MAJORITY

Friday, July 24th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The election to be held on 5 August 2020 on all counts appear to be a lack lustre event.  The Sri Lankans are generally used to massive media campaigns, bill boards, cut-outs and public rallies accommodating hundreds of thousands of supporters.  These campaigns have energised the political parties and its […]

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Patriots – Unite behind Pohottuwa to make our Motherland a peaceful and prosperous nation!

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Sarath Bulathsinghala The 2020 General Election is upon us. It is time the success at the Presidential Election in Nov 2019 is carried to its logical conclusion. We thank the patriotic forces of Sri Lanka for electing Gotabhaya Rajapakse the 7th President of Sri Lanka with a handsome majority. This victory has cast into disarray […]

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India agrees for $400 million currency swap with Sri Lanka

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Courtesy DNA The development comes as a relief to Sri Lanka amidst COVID-19 and will help in its post-pandemic economic recovery. A currency swap is a transaction in which two parties exchange principal and interest in different currencies. India and Sri Lanka on Friday agreed for US $400 million currency swap agreement. The agreement signed […]

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Brutalised and forgotten Sri Lankan cinnamon peelers recognised in new research

Friday, July 24th, 2020

By Larissa Romensky and Jo Printz Courtesy ABC News Dilhani Dissanayake wants everyone to know a cinnamon peeler is actually a person and not a tool. Key points: Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of a tree and is a spice native to Sri Lanka The spice was discovered by the Portuguese in the 16th century […]

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Will Not Leave Room for Those Who Sell the Country – Basil Rajapaksa

Friday, July 24th, 2020

By Anuradha Herath Courtesy Ceylon Today Are you still the National Organiser of the SLPP? A: I have never held the position of National Organiser. But, you are referred to as such?  A: No, I have only conducted the creative work of the party. Mahinda Rajapaksa has functioned as the leader of our party. Haven’t […]

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Arrival from UK tests positive for COVID-19

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Another person has tested positive for COVID-19 this evening (24), taking the confirmed positive cases tally to 2,764, the Ministry of Health said. According to the Department of Government Information, this latest coronavirus case is an arrival from the United Kingdom. As per the Epidemiology Unit’s statistics, a total of 659 patients infected […]

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President to appoint experts’ committee to study Sri Lanka’s Antiquities Ordinance

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has paid his attention to amend the Antiquities Ordinance in order to strengthen the preservation of antiquities and historical national heritage. President accordinglyl decided to appoint a committee comprising Maha Sangha and experts in the field to study how the amendments should take place. The proposed amendment seeks to stop […]

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Why did Covid-19 patient flee from IDH?

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana UPDATE (11:23AM): The COVID-19 patient, who was apprehended after making his escape this morning, has been brought back to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH). In the meantime, the driver of the three-wheeler in which the escapee travelled in, has been directed to the quarantine centre in Kandakadu. The COVID-19 patient, who escaped from […]

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Defense Secretary gives red light to underworld (Video)

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Retired Defense Secretary Major General Kamal Gunaratne says that the reason for the creation of underworld activities is the lack of proper implementation of the law. Commenting to the media after a ceremony held at Rajarata University today, he noted that if the country continued as it has in the past few years,  […]

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One (01) more person confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 2,764

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News One (01) more person confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 2,764 Friday, 24 July 2020 – 18:33

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Colombo will be converted into a city without shanty dwellings – PM (Video)

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that Colombo will be converted into a city without shanty dwellings.  The Prime Minister said this while he was addressing a function at the Colombo Foundation Institute today.

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The route of the infected person who escaped from the IDH hospital revealed (Video)

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News IDH The police and the health sector are conducting further investigations to find out how the coronavirus infected person who escaped while receiving treatment at the hospital arrived in Pettah this morning. This is due to the contradictory statements he has made so far. The suspect first jumped out of a window […]

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CBSL denies rumors of pledging USD 4.5 billion worth of US Treasury Securities

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Rumor being spread that Central Bank is pledging USD 4.5 billion worth of US Treasury Securities to obtain credit facility of USD 1 billion is completely false. CBSL has issued the following notice in this regard The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has recently entered into an agreement with the Federal […]

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President to appoint an experts committee to study how to amend the Archaeological Act

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News President to appoint an experts committee to study how to amend the Archaeological Act. The decision was taken by the President during the fourth session of the Presidential Buddhist Advisory Council held at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (24). The President has stated that no one will be allowed to damage the […]

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Colombo East Terminal – why Sri Lanka can never trust India

Friday, July 24th, 2020

There is much controversy over East Terminal of Colombo Port with India & Japan claiming that a Memorandum of Cooperation signed in May 2019 with the previous Government, binds the present government from giving both joint venture stakes in the terminal. In this course of debate there is reference to honoring commitments made and also […]

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