Archive for October 19th, 2020

Future of the Tea industry in Sri Lanka; Who will pluck tea leaves in 10-15 years?

Monday, October 19th, 2020

By Raj Gonsalkorale In the tea industry, the tea taster reigns supreme. Yet strangely enough tea tasting begins with the plucker. This is because the taster’s judgment depends on how the leaves have been plucked. There are two forms of plucking: fine and coarse. The former is essential to a good cup of tea, and […]

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WASTING FUNDS FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION AND THE REQUIREMENT OF SPENDING FUNDS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF TEACHER QUALITY

Monday, October 19th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The scholarship examination has become a stressful test for parents, teachers, students, and the government.  Many people in the country say it is an examination of parents as the interest of parents is greater than students take the test. Generally, the test may be a method of determination of the competitive quality […]

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පැටලිල්ල ලිහන්න හදන මේ අවස්ථාවේදී, ඔබව තව තව පටලවන්න ඉඩදෙන්න එපා!

Monday, October 19th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි සැවැත් නුවර බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේ වැඩ වසන සමයෙහි, රාත්‍රී කාලයෙහි උන්වහන්සේ වෙත පැමිණි, දේව පුත්‍රයෙක්’ අන්තෝ ජටා බහී ජටා ජටාය ජටිතා පජා තන් තන් ගොතමී පුච්චාමි කො ඉමං විජටයේ ජටං යන ප්‍රශ්නය ඇසිය. ඇතුලේ ගැට පිට ගැට -ලෝ සත ගැටෙති වෙලී අසමි හිමි ගොයුමාණෙනි -කවුරු මේ ගැට ලිහාදැයි දැන් මේ රට තුල පැන […]

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2021 වර්ෂයට අදාලව සිදුකරනු ලබන අය – වැය යෝජනා

Monday, October 19th, 2020

ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි. ලංකා ගුරුසේවා සංගමය. ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය හා මුදල් අමාත්‍ය, මහින්ද රාජපක‍ෂ මැතිතුමා, මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශය, කොළඹ 01.අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමනි, 2021 වර්ෂයට අදාලව සිදුකරනු ලබන අය – වැය යෝජනා සංවර්ධනය අරමුණු කර ගත් රටකට එහි වැදගත්ම සම්පත වනුයේ මානව සම්පතයි. එම මානව සම්පත සංවර්ධනයට අවශ්‍ය මුලික පදනම වැටෙනුයේ එරට අධ්‍යාපනය තුළිනි. ඒ අනුව අධ්‍යාපනයේ මුලික කාර්යභාරය පැවරි ඇත්තේ […]

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President Trump is a horrible person with a horrible record | Opinion

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Andres Oppenheimer,Miami Herald When people ask me why I’m so critical of President Trump, I tell them that it’s not just because — as I discovered first-hand when I interviewed him in 2013 — he’s a horrible human being and a terrible role model for our children. It’s for reasons that go far beyond his […]

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ජාතික ජල සම්පාදන හා ජලාපවහන සේවකයෝ කොවිඩ් අරමුදලට රුපියල් මිලියන 15ක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට භාර දෙති

Monday, October 19th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ජාතික ජල සම්පාදන හා ජලාපවහන මණ්ඩලයේ සේවකයෝ සිය දිනක වැටුප එක්කොට රුපියල් මිලියන 15ක මුදලක්, ඉටුකම කොවිඩ් – 19 අරමුදල සඳහා අද 2020.10.19 දින පස්වරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට භාර දුන්හ. ජාතික ජල සම්පාදන හා ජලාපවහන මණ්ඩලයේ සියලුම කාර්යය මණ්ඩලය හා කළමනාකාරීත්වය නියෝජනය කරමින් ඊට අදාළ චෙක්පත ජාතික ජල සම්පාදන හා ජලාපවහන මණ්ඩලයේ […]

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En-mass expulsion of North Lankan Muslims showed Prabhakaran’s true face

Monday, October 19th, 2020

By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today He wanted the Northern Province for the Tamils only, says Sugeeeswara Senadhira Colombo, Octobr 19: The inhuman order given to 90,000 Muslims of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province to leave the province in October 1990, giving them just a few hours to obey the diktat had proved to the international community the ultra-racist, […]

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Mystery of latest Covid Cluster and its origin!

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Sonali Wijeratne Kotte Courtesy The Island The latest massive Covid-19 surge of over 1,700 cases at the point of writing popularly referred to as the Brandix Cluster” is fast becoming the most formidable and challenging denominator of the nation’s GDP and Public Health. Apparently, the contact source who impregnated the worker in Brandix with the […]

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Easter Sunday probe in tatters: Director CID transferred following internal inquiry into Riyaj release

Monday, October 19th, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island AG wants report within one month Close on the heels of Attorney General Dappula de Livera, PC, alleging serious lapses on the part of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), in respect of the probe on Riyaj Bathiudeen’s alleged involvement with those responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks, the premier […]

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40 more test positive for COVID-19

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A total of 40 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 increasing the number of patients in the Minuwangoda cluster to 2,162, the Government Information Department said. Nineteen of the infected have been reported from quarantine centres while the others were reported as their close associates.

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Govt. to add amendment to 20A enabling FR petitions against President’s action

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Government today reiterated that it would make several changes to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution at the committee stage including an amendment to allow citizens to challenge the President’s action by filling Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions. Education Minister Professor G.L. Peiris said the President’s immunity was constricted […]

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Rishad Bathiudeen remanded

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana MP Rishad Bathiudeen who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been ordered to be remanded by the Fort Magistrate’s Court. Accordingly, the parliamentarian will be held under remand custody until October 27. Former Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, the director of the project Mohamed Yaseen Samsudeen and the […]

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Seven suspects arrested for assisting Rishad evade arrest

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Seven suspects have been arrested for aiding and abetting MP Rishad Bathiudeen to evade arrest, stated the Police Media Spokesman. The suspects arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) are to be produced before the Fort Magistrate’s Court this evening (19), stated DIG Ajith Rohana speaking at a press conference held earlier today. […]

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AG had asked CID to place Rishad under surveillance before arrest order

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General Dappula De Livera had advised the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on the prudence to place MP Rishad Bathiudeen under surveillance 24 hours before the issuing of the directive to arrest the former minister. AG’s coordinating office State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said that the arrest of MP Rishad Bathiudeen is not something […]

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Nearly 15,000 must have known of foreign intel on Easter attacks – Ex-SIS Chief

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) Nilantha Jayawardena believes that the forewarning given to him by a foreign intelligence agency ahead of the Easter Sunday attacks might not have been so secretive a mere week later. Testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks, Jaywardena […]

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Program to provide 100,000 jobs for low-income families commences

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Handing over the letters of appointment to the trainees selected from families of the lowest income category in the society under the program to recruit 100,000 individuals for employment commenced today (19). Under the first phase, 34,818 eligible candidates have been selected, stated President’s Media Division. Accordingly, the appointees will receive a 06-month […]

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