Archive for October 26th, 2020

The MCC Compact Method of Creating more Poverty: The USA can definitely do better.

Monday, October 26th, 2020

By Garvin  Karunaratne, PhD. Michigan State University  The Millennium Challenge  Corporation Compact has come up with an easy, novel method of poverty alleviation. It requires the identification and separation of a mass of  land, the  creation of a cadastral map of land parcels and a complete inventory of State land…improve the valuation of State and […]

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ARRIVAL OF MIKE POMPEO, THE US SECREATRY OF STATE -STRIVE TO STRIKE A BALANCE IN RELATIONSHIP

Monday, October 26th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA Sri Lanka is getting ready to welcome and meet Mike Pompeo to discuss issues which are important to both countries and to reiterate their commitment to democracy and long friendship. Sri Lanka which is following a non-aligned foreign policy should strive to uphold the spirit of neutrality as a small country located in […]

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The Chapa Interview with US-military professor Dr. Mendis: US policy in Sri Lanka

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana. Please listen to an interview of Dr. Mendis ((https://youtu.be/Lh4D4qGE854) which touches on US policy and Sri Lanka, and hear between the words.  See how a  Sri Lankan young man straight out of a Pollonaruwa school system gets educated in the US via a scholarship to becomes a complete supporter of the American Manifest […]

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THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 A 4

Monday, October 26th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS India and Sri Lanka signed an FTA in 1998,  it was done very fast. Discussion started in August 1998and the FTA signed in November 1998 with just 4 consultations. The FTA became effective in 2000, but only the criteria were laid down not the procedures, observed critics.  A Joint Study Group (JSG) was […]

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THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 A3

Monday, October 26th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Sri Lanka is important to India, because of its location and India is determined to bring Sri Lanka under its control. India set up consulates in Hambantota and Jaffna in 2010. India has a long-standing consulate in Kandy. Critics wanted to know why does India want consulates in Jaffna and Hambantota. Consulates are […]

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The quest for a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons

Monday, October 26th, 2020

By ASOKA BANDARAGE Small states are leading the fight to make the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty legally binding Of all the weapons created throughout human history, nuclear weapons are the most destructive and indiscriminate. They are capable of causing enormous devastation involving uniquely persistent, spreading, genetically damaging radioactive fallout.” Whereas a single nuclear bomb detonated over a […]

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ස්විට්සර්ලන්ත තානාපති හා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අතර හමුවක් – වෙළඳ, සංචාරක, ආයෝජන සහ කොවිඩ්-19 එරෙහි ක්‍රියාමාර්ග පිළිබඳවත් සාකච්ඡා කරයි

Monday, October 26th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ස්විට්සර්ලන්ත තානාපති ඩොමිනික් ෆර්ග්ලර් මහතා හා ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අතර හමුවක් අද 2020.10.26 දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී පැවැත්විණි. ආයෝජන, අපනයන, සංචාරක සහ කොවිඩ්-19  වසංගතයට එරෙහිව සටන් කිරීම ඇතුළු දෙරට අතර සහයෝගීතාව වර්ධනය කරගත හැකි  ක්ෂේත්‍ර ගණනාවක් පිළිබඳව මෙහිදී සාකච්ඡා විය. පැහැදිලි නීති පනවමින් හා ඒවා බලාත්මක කරමින් රජය කොවිඩ්-19 […]

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Ambassador of the Holy See Praises Cooperation Between Government and Church Oct. 26, 2020

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Prime Minister’s Media Unit During a meeting with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning in Colombo, the Ambassador (Apostolic Nuncio) of the Holy See Archbishop Brian Ngozi Udaigwe praised and expressed appreciation for the wonderful cooperation between the State and the Catholic Church” in Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Rajapaksa fondly recalled his two visits to […]

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Swiss Ambassador Calls on Prime Minister, Discusses Trade, Tourism, Investment and COVID-19 Assistance – October 26, 2020

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Prime Minister’s Media Unit Calling on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo this morning, Ambassador of Switzerland to Sri Lanka Dominik Furgler discussed a number of areas to further cooperation between the two countries, including investment, exports, tourism and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ambassador commended the manner in which the Government is responding to […]

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නවෝත්පාදන සහය පියස සෑම සඳුදා දිනකම ක්‍රියාත්මකයි

Monday, October 26th, 2020

නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය සම්බන්ධීකරණ කෙටි දුරකථන අංකය ලෙස 1966 හඳුන්වා දී තිබේ නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන,  හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය සීතා අරඹේපොල මැතිනියගේ සංකල්පයක් අනුව තාක්ෂණ, පර්යේෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන සම්බන්ධ සේවාවන් ජනතාවට සමීප කරවීමට මෙන්ම එම ක්ෂ්‍රේත්‍රයට අදාලව ජනතාවට ඇති ගැටඵ නිරාකරණය හා තාක්ෂණික මාර්ගෝපදේශ කඩිනමින් සැපයීම අරමුණු කරගත් […]

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Value of dual citizenship

Monday, October 26th, 2020

SUMANE LIYANAARACHCHI JP Sydney, Australia Dual citizenship issue has become prominent in Sri Lankan politics. The Sri Lankan Government has taken extraordinary steps to allow dual citizens to serve their country without losing citizenship status of their adopted country. This is a forward and visionary step taken by the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government, considering its numerous […]

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NEWS‘Funds poured into NTJ kitty from all over the world’

Monday, October 26th, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island Ex-Chairman of National Thowheed Jamaath tells PCoI Muslims from all over the world donated to the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), a former chairman of the terrorist organisation, Mohamed Yusuf Mohamed Tawfiq Moulavi, who is currently in remand custody told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating the Easter Sunday […]

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Non-admission of asymptomatic patients may be the option: Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Non-admission of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients to hospitals for indoor treatment will be the option if the caseload increases exponentially, an official said yesterday. Dr Jayaruwan Bandara, who has been requested to work as the spokesman of the Health Ministry told Daily Mirror this in response to speculation about the government looking […]

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US has made various request for Pompeo’s visit including emergent road construction-China

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror While accusing the US for the blatant violation of diplomatic protocols by way of interfering in Sri Lanka-China relations, the Chinese Embassy yesterday said that at a time Sri Lanka was facing the most severe challenge since the outbreak of COVID-19, the US had made various requests for the US State […]

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First contacts of Covid-19 patients to be placed at home: Army Chief

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The First contacts of COVID-19 infected patients will be placed under home quarantine from today onwards, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said. Although the first contacts of the COVID-19 infected patients were earlier sent for quarantine centres, such positive patients will no longer be sent for quarantine centres but placed under home […]

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280 more test positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health confirms that another 280 new cases of novel coronavirus have been reported today from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters.  Fifteen (15) of them are from quarantine centers while the remaining 265 are contacts of positive patients from the two clusters.  This brings the total number of confirmed cases reported […]

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Parliament closed for two days

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Parliament of Sri Lanka will remain closed for business today (October 26) and tomorrow (October 27), Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary-General of Parliament Neil Iddawala announced. As the Parliament premises will be disinfected during these two days, all staff have been instructed not to report for duty. While operations will resume […]

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