Archive for October 24th, 2020

“Will MCC be signed in secret on 28 October”? Sri Lankans are asking!

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

This question is being asked across numerous public portals and begs the Government to answer & relieve all doubts. Having got itself tagged as a ‘nationalist’ government (on top of all the other nasty words plucked out of the dictionary), no citizen expects the Government to do anything ‘anti-national’ especially in secret. The people’s apprehensions […]

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COVID wild fire, 20th Amendment, Mark Pompeo’s threat, resurgent MCC & SOFA; Signs that planetary alignment is not in the country’s favour?

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

By Raj Gonsalkorale With positive cases exceeding 7000, and a national daily high of 865 and cases being reported in many parts of the country, what is striking is the sound of silence from health officials. While it is understandable to have one spokesperson, many other countries have generally had a non-health person as the […]

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20 වෙනි ව්‍යාවස්තා සංශෝධන අරගලය රටට හා ජනතාවට කියාදෙන පාඩම

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි  69 ලක්ෂයක්වූ ජනතාව මෙරට ජනාධිපතිවරයා වශයෙන් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාව තෝරාගත්තේය. ඒ ඔහු ද්විත්ව පුරවැසිභාවය අත්හැර දමා මෙහි දේශපාලන පිටියට පැමිණි නිසා නොව, ද්විත්ව පුරවැසිභාවය තිබුනද ඔහු මේ රටේ ඕනෑම කටයුත්තක් සඳහා සුදුසුම පුද්ගලයා ලෙස ජනමනස තුල දිදුලමින් සිටි පුද්ගලයා බැවිනි. බලයට පත්වූ එතුමාගේ බලතල ව්යාවස්තාවෙන් කප්පාදු කර තිබු බැවින් තමන්ට වැඩ කිරීමට […]

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විජයදසමි දින පණිවිඩය

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය පත්තිනි මෑණියන්ගේ කරුණාව උදෙසා පැවැත්වූ නවරාත‍්‍රී උපවාසයේ අවසාන දිනය වන විජයදසමි දිනය භක්තියෙන් සමරන මාගේ ආදරණීය ශ‍්‍රී ලාංකික හින්දු භක්තිකයින්ට මාගේ හෘදයාංගම සුබපැතුම් පිරිනමමි. මිනිස් සමාජයේ මූලික අවශ්‍යතා තුන වන ධෛර්යය, අධ්‍යාපනය සහ ධනය ලබා දෙන මහා බලවතුන් වන දුර්ගා, සරස්වතී සහ ලක්ෂ්මි දෙවියන් වෙත අපගේ කෘතවේදීත්වය, නමස්කාරය පුදකිරීම සහ එම දෙවියන් […]

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රටට සෙත්පතා ආරම්භ වූ රතන සූත්‍රය සඡ්ඡායානා කිරීමේ පිරිත් දේශනාව සඳහා අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා එක්වෙයි

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගත තත්ත්වය හමුවේ ගරු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා හා ගරු අග්‍රමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා ප්‍රමුඛ රට වැසියාට සෙත් පතා දින 07ක් පුරා පවත්වනු ලබන රතන සූත්‍රය සඡ්ඡායනා කිරීමේ පිරිත් දේශනාව නාරාහෙන්පිට අභයාරාම පුරාණ විහාරස්ථානය කේන්ද්‍ර ක‌ර ගනිමින් ඊයේ දින ආරම්භ විය. පිරිත් දේශනාව සඳහා සහභාගී වූ ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා […]

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Sri Lanka’s bonds slump after US calls for ‘difficult’ choices over China ties

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Courtesy Asia Times Pompeo to visit Delhi, Colombo, the Maldives and Jakarta in coming days; US wants Rajapaksa government to loosen ties with Beijing, but it has already proposed a free-trade agreement with China Sri Lanka’s government bonds fell heavily on Friday after the United States urged the country’s government to make difficult but necessary […]

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Sri Lanka closes harbours after spike in COVID-19 cases

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Courtesy CNA COLOMBO: Authorities in Sri Lanka on Saturday (Oct 24) closed at least two fishery harbours and many stalls after a surge of 609 cases linked to the country’s main fish market. The government also widened the curfew in parts of Colombo. At least 11 villages were isolated in the densely populated Western province, […]

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What More UK: Burnley firm unveils Sri Lanka export deal

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Courtesy Lancashire Telegraph What More UK director Tony Grimshaw OBE has unveild the company’s new export destination ONE OF the county’s most notable exporters has announced plans to extend its international reach further still with a deal to trade with Sri Lanka. Padiham-based What More UK hopes that the deal, which will make its range […]

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Hilton, Galle Face Hotels temporarily suspended operations

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Hilton Colombo has temporarily suspended operations after one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19, the Daily Mirror learns. When contacted, the hotel confirmed that it had temporarily halted operations since Friday but failed to share more details. The hotel is expected to release a statement shortly. Health officers from […]

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SJB MP Diana pledges to continue supporting President

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Diana Gamage yesterday said she would continue to support President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to build the nation. Speaking during an adjournment debate in the House, she said she decided to support President Gotabaya as she felt he is capable of building the nation. During his tenure as the […]

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Investigate Brandix and take appropriate action: NPP

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror While claiming that the Brandix Apparel Ltd. should take the responsibility for the second wave of the COVID-19, National Peoples’ Power (NPP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said yesterday a thorough investigation should be carried out against the company and take necessary action. Moving the adjournment debate on COVID-19, he told parliament that Brandix […]

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WHO informs availability of COVID-19 vaccine shortly: Pavithra

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror he World Health Organisation (WHO) had informed the Health Ministry that a vaccine approved by the WHO may be available for COVID-19 shortly and the ministry was preparing for that, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said yesterday. In her reply speech on the adjournment debate, she told Parliament that the WHO had […]

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PHIs optimistic about Govt.’s recent decisions on COVID-19

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy Adaderana Even though the Government had shortcomings in their past decisions with regard to containing the COVID-19 virus, the recent decisions taken by the Government are satisfactory, and if it continues in this manner, the situation would gradually return to normalcy, Public Health Inspectors Union of Sri Lanka (PHIUSL) said. Its Secretary […]

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Quarantine curfew in several areas of Colombo

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Quarantine curfew is imposed in several more police division in Colombo with immediate effect, stated the Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. Accordingly, Maligawatte, Keselwatte, Dam Street, Barber Street, and Foreshore Police Division will be under quarantine curfew from here on. The decision will be in effect until further notice. Nine other police […]

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Ninety-two more cases from Peliyagoda COVID-19 cluster

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Ninety-two more individuals have tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said. According to the Army Chief, all of them are close contacts of the coronavirus patients linked to Peliyagoda Fish Market. Meanwhile, a total of 368 cases of COVID-19 positive cases have been identified within the […]

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CID recovers firearms allegedly belonging to ‘Podi Lassie’

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A team of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers has recovered a T-56 rifle and a revolver, which allegedly belong to the notorious underworld figure ‘Podi Lassie’. The firearms have been found from the house of the suspect’s grandmother in Telwatte, Ambalangoda, according to reports. The CID officers had led ‘Podi Lassie’ to the […]

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