Archive for October 10th, 2020

China will supply anti-COVID vaccine to Lanka after WHO approval: CPC Politburo member Yang Jiechi

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy Daily Mirror Sri Lanka and China also signed an agreement for a grant of 600 million RMB grant (Rs.16.5 billion) for livelihood development in the island. Colombo, October 10: China responded positively to Sri Lanka’s request to cooperate in the provision of a vaccine being developed by it against COVID-19, a […]

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Cosmopolitanism characterized Kandy under the Kings

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror From the 16 th. to the 18 th.,Century, Jesus could be easily adopted as one of the Hindu gods like Vishnu and Natha and looked upon as a benevolent being. Virgin Mary could be absorbed as Pattini, Prof. Gananath Obeyesekere points out. Under the Sinhala Kings, Kandy showed a remarkable degree of […]

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Habit of imputing political motives to police probes needs to be curbed

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Newsin.asia Opposition politicos and irresponsible social media blatantly misinterpreted police and court decisions on the release of Riaj Bathiudeen, brother controversial former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, says Sugeeswara Senadhidra Colombo October 9 (Daily News): Sri Lanka’s Opposition politicians are ready to grab any weapon to attack the government as they have run […]

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President Xi gives “key priority” to Lanka, politburo member Yang Jiechi assures President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Courtesy Newsin.Asia The Lankan President said he will prove that Hambantota port is not a debt trap laid by China but is a development project with high potential Colombo, October 9: Yang Jiechi, a member of the Chinese Communist Party’s Politburo and a former Foreign Minister, told Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa here on Friday, […]

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Labour Minister calls for report on Brandix

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Courtesy Daily Mirror Labour Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has directed the Labour Commissioner to immediately submit him a report regarding allegations levelled by several trade unions against the Brandix management that the company had allegedly failed to follow safety and health protocols. Minister de Silva said he informed the trade unions to file a […]

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PHIs did not supervise Brandix Repatriation flights : PHI Union

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Courtesy Daily Mirror The Public Health Inspectors Union of Sri Lanka claims that none of their members ever supervised any of those who were brought down from India in repatriation flights chartered by Brandix Apparel Ltd. who claim to have subjected all returnees to a 14 day self-quarantine. Secretary, Public Health Inspectors Union (PHIU), M. […]

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11 coronavirus cases found at Katunayake EPZ

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana Eleven employees of another apparel factory in the Katunayake Export Processing Zone (EPZ) have tested positive for Covid-19, the Administrative Public Health Inspector at the Health Medical Officer’s office in Seeduwa, Mr Suresh Kumara said. It is reported that more employees of the apparel factory in question were referred to PCR tests […]

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Minuwangoda Covid-19 cluster confirms 103 more cases

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Courtesy AdaDerana Two workers of the Minuwangoda apparel factory and 101 close contacts of factory workers have tested positive for the virus. This increases the total positive cases from the Minuwangoda Covid-19 cluster to 1,186.

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