Archive for October 25th, 2020

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE HIERARCHY OF THE SJB AND SLPP.

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

By Noor Nizam – Peace and Politcal Activist, Political Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener “The Muslim Voice – )ctober 25th., 2020. The SBJ should be happy that these Muslim MP’s of the SLMC and ACMC, an MP of the SJB (female) and an MP of the joint ACMC – SLMC front and a Tamil MP […]

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BOOSTING THE PRODUCTIVITY AND COMPETITIVENESS OF THE GARMENT INDUSTRY IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS When evaluates the export industry structure of Sri Lanka, we would find that the industry has been instigated changes in the market structure since the early 1960s with the results of foreign advice as well as findings of domestic researches. This changing trend has been continually incorporating new industries into the sector. […]

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A Proposal for a new Paradigm in Foreign Policy for Sri Lanka

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

by Dharshan Weerasekera, Attorney-at-Law Legend has it that when King Vijayabahu was in hiding and regrouping to fight the Cholas an old woman advised him that just as it is easy to break a single stick of firewood but much harder to break a bunch of sticks when held together he should first find the […]

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THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 A 2

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS When India gained Independence as a sovereign state in 1947, it considered itself the natural leader of South Asia because of its size, its antiquity and its classy leader, Jawaharlal Nehru. It considered itself a regional power  and took a very arrogant attitude towards it neighbors. This haughty, aggressive policy only succeeded in […]

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DID GOVERNMENT PROVIDE AMMUNITION TO TROUBLE MAKERS OF 20A? NEW CONSTITUTION NOT NEEDED!

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE During both Presidential and General Elections, the main promise was to scrap 19A.  Rarely we heard a counter view that some of the conditions will be retained.   The public would have been suspicious as to which articles would be retained requiring the SLPP  to provide an explanation.  The strategy to […]

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US Secretary of State Pompeo vs Sri Lanka Administration – Smart moves could provide the best outcome.

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Wellington , NZ The US Secretary of State Pompeo’s visit  takes the pressure on the SL govt to an unprecedented level to sign the SOFA & MCC agreement. Pompeo’s bargaining chips are not only the $480 million grant associated with the MCC agreement. They also include US being SL’s biggest export […]

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Statement on the spread of false news about a member of Security staff being diagnosed with COVID-19 at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Prime Minister’s Media Unit There has been a circulation of false news that a member of Security staff from the Prime Minister’s Office has tested positive. It is with complete responsibility that we confirm this news to be false, no internal security member from the Prime Minister’s Office, Temple Trees or the Wijerama Residence has […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේ සේවයේ නියුතු පොලිස් නිලධාරියෙකුට කොවිඩ්-19 රෝගය වැළඳී ඇති බවට පැතිර යන පුවත සම්බන්ධවයි

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලය, ආරලියගහ මන්දිරය හෝ විජේරාම පිහිටි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය නිල නිවසේ සේවය කරනු ලබන අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ආරක්ෂක අංශයේ කිසිඳු නිලධාරියෙකුට කොවිඩ්-19 රෝගය වැළඳී නොමැති බවට සහතික කරමි. අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේ සේවයේ නියුතු පොලිස් නිලධාරියෙකුට කොවිඩ්-19 රෝගය වැළඳී ඇති බවට පැතිරය යන පුවතේ කිසිඳු සත්‍යතාවයක් නොමැති අතර කොවිඩ් ආසාධිත ආරක්ෂක අංශ නිලධාරියෙකු හමු වී ඇත්තේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය […]

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Pompeo will not have his way in Sri Lanka

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Officials say President, PM will politely reject his gratuitous advice; tell him government decisions guided by electoral mandates, law and the Constitution Colombo, October 25: The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who will be here on October 28, is expected to ask Sri Lankan leaders, point blank, to review […]

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To combat COVID a collaborative effort is the need of the hour

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

By Frances Bulathsinghala/Sunday Observer Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Ayurvedic and Sinhala beheth doctors need to be co-opted, says Frances Bulathsinghala Colombo, October 25: As Sri Lanka faces the second – test, which caught the country unawares after about four months of respite, common sense calls for a collaborative approach of all medical experts of Sri Lanka, to […]

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Sri Lanka imposes new curfew zones to check Covid-19 spread

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Courtesy The Hindustan Times The new curfew zones are mostly from capital district Colombo and eastern district Batticaloa. Authorities in Sri Lanka increased the coronavirus-related curfew zones to 56 police divisions on Sunday, to check the virus spread through community-level transmission. So far, the island nation has reported 7,521 Covid-19 cases. The virus death toll rose to […]

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Pompeo’s Indo-Pacific trip won’t succeed in ‘containing’ China

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Andrew Korybko Courtesy CGTN U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo participates in a press conference at the State Department in Washington, D.C., U.S., December 18, 2019. /Getty Editor’s Note: Andrew Korybko is a Moscow-based American political analyst. The article reflects the author’s views and not necessarily those of CGTN. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is […]

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Oman Air resumes flights to Sri Lanka, Bahrain and Kuwait

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Courtesy Lifesyle The airline will fly direct from Muscat to Colombo, Muharraq and Kuwait twice per week throughout winter Oman Air is resuming flights to three more destinations as part of its winter network update. The national airline of the sultanate will begin flying to Sri Lanka, Bahrain and Kuwait from Monday, October 25. The […]

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Pompeo’s last foreign tour will be no victory lap: Global Times editorial

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Courtesy Global Times US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press briefing in Washington D.C., the United States, April 22, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday kicked off his last foreign trip before the US presidential election, with India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Indonesia on his itinerary.  Top […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 16th death from Covid-19

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Another person infected with Covid-19 died today, bringing the total number of deaths reported in Sri Lanka to 16, says the Director General of Health Services. The deceased was identified as a 70-year-old male from Colombo 02 area. According to reports, he was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital on the 23rd of […]

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Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 figures hike with 88 fresh cases

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana UPDATE: Covid-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka shot up again as 88 more individuals were tested positive for the virus. According to reports, 85 of the fresh cases have been identified as close contacts Peliyagoda Fish Market and several fisheries harbours. The Department of Government Information said 03 arrivals (01 from the United Arab […]

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