Archive for October 27th, 2020

Mike Pompeo you are not welcome, if you come to tell us who we should have as friends.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Charles S.Perera Last time we had a US Secretary of State  was John Kerry, who came to rejoice the change of regime in Sri Lanka to which the USA  had  generously distributed 485 million dollars among Sri Lanka, Burma and Nigeria to re establish democracy.  It is no secret that there was also a presence  […]

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Modi playing a high-risk game as he stands firm with US and takes aim at China

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

By Tom Fowdy, a British writer and analyst of politics and international relations with a primary focus on East Asia. Courtesy RT FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for their joint news conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, February 25, 2020 ©  REUTERS / Adnan Abidi Having signed a […]

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Enhancing the Sri Lankan response to COVID-19: Communique from the College of Consultant Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCPSL)

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

A communique issued by the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka With the identification of the first local case of COVID-19 on 11th March 2020, Sri Lanka responded urgently and aggressively via a multitude of health and non-health sector measures to control its spread. Sri Lanka being a middle-income country was commended for its […]

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SAVE THE POOR SOULS IN KASHMIR

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

ALI SUKHANVER A very successful way to entrap dangerous rather very intelligent criminals is the Sting Operation. Not only in the Asian countries but everywhere all over the world the tool of Sting Operation has always been frequently used. Even in Israel and USA the law enforcement agencies take support of the Sting Operations. In […]

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“Waterloo Suresh”: wants a license from the Law Society of Ontario to practice Law

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 October 27, 2020The EditorTHE OTTAWA CITIZEN Dear Editor: You asked a very simple question, Can a Tamil Tiger Change his Stripes? This is about Suresh Sriskandaraja, “Waterloo Suresh”, a smart Tamil Tiger, an extremely intelligent Tamil Tiger, a clever Tamil Tiger,  who almost hoodwinked the American […]

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ග්‍රාමීය ආර්ථිකය

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Press Release ග්‍රාමීය ආර්ථිකය නගාසිටුවීමේ ජාතික වැඩපිළිවෙළට සමගාමීව ඌව පළාතේ බදුල්ල සහ මොණරාගල දිස්ත්‍රික්ක වලට අයත් ග්‍රාමීය ආර්ථික නගා සිටුවීම පිළිබඳව විශේෂ සාකච්ඡාවක් ඌව පළාත් ගරු ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ඒ.ජේ.එම්. මුසම්මිල් මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් (27) ඌව පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර කර්යලයේදී පවත්වන ලදි. මෙහිදී ජනාධිපති කාර්ය සාධක බලකායේ සභාපති බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අරලිය ගහ මන්දිරයේ පැවැති ග්‍රාමීය ආර්ථිකය නගා […]

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US Advice to Sri Lanka on Picking Sides in US-China Rivalry Kicks Up a Storm, Rebuked by Beijing.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Courtesy Sputnik US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will leave for Sri Lanka on a two-day visit starting Tuesday, after he concludes a 2+2 Dialogue with India. From Colombo, Pompeo will be travelling to the Maldives and Indonesia to further America’s Indo-Pacific strategy. Sri Lankans haven’t taken kindly to the Trump administration’s advice that Colombo […]

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Coronavirus: Chinese embassy accuses US of ‘importing’ risk to Sri Lanka ahead of Mike Pompeo visit

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Keegan Elmer in Beijing Courtesy The South China Morning Post Secretary of State is visiting at a time when Covid-19 cases are surging, prompting fiery statement from Chinese diplomats US is accused of sending a ‘huge’ delegation to prepare for the visit and even demanding that new roads be built Health workers carry out coronavirus tests […]

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No need for Sri Lanka to take sides if US doesn’t force it to

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

By Li Qingqing Source: Global Times Aerial photo taken on Sept. 23, 2020 shows a view of the construction site of the Colombo Port City in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo:Xinhua The Diplomat on Tuesday published an article titled “Sri Lanka will soon have to pick a side in the China-US rivalry.” The article mentioned the […]

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Pompeo’s Sri Lanka visit underscores brewing US-China battle in Indo-Pacific

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Pranay Sharma in New Delhi Courtesy The South China Morning Post Burst of diplomatic activities on island, including US secretary of state’s visit, seen as attempt by US, India and Japan to counter ChinaPompeo is expected to discuss proposed – and controversial – economic and military pacts with Sri Lanka. Demonstrators outside the US embassy in […]

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Lying about China puts US to shame:

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

China Daily editorial US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who began a trip on Sunday that takes him to India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia, said that he will work with each of the four countries to find the best ways they can cooperate to preserve “a free and open Indo-Pacific”. At the same […]

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Curfew for more police areas in Colombo, Kalutara districts

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana UPDATE (10.15 PM): The Department of Government Information says Moratuwa, Homagama, Panadura North and Panadura South police jurisdictions will be under curfew with immediate effect. Quarantine curfew has been imposed in more police jurisdictions of Colombo and Kalutara districts with immediate effect, says the Commander of Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. Thereby, Panadura Moratuwa and Homagama police areas will be […]

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Coronavirus: 164 more fresh cases in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Department of Government Information confirms that 164 more persons linked to the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster have tested positive for Covid-19 in Sri Lanka today (27). According to reports, 156 of them are contacts of coronavirus positive cases found from the Peliyagoda Fish Market. The remaining 08 have been identified from quarantine centres. Thereby, […]

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AG orders police to probe spread of Covid-19 from Brandix factory

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has directed the Acting IGP to investigate the spread of COVID-19 from the Brandix apparel factory in Minuwangoda. He has also instructed the police to submit a progress report on the investigations within two weeks. Coordinating Officer to the AG, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne stated that the Attorney General’s attention […]

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Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll climbs to 19

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health confirms that two more Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the country today (27), bringing the death toll from the virus in Sri Lanka to 19. A 19-year-old youth and an 87-year-old woman had passed away by the time they were both admitted to the Colombo National Hospital, […]

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Specialized centers for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health is currently looking into admitting asymptomatic COVID-19 patients into specialized centers instead of hospitalization, stated Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera. Dr. Samaraweera stated that it has been planned to use quarantine centers for this purpose. Speaking further, he said, The patients identified through self-quarantine will be admitted to a […]

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Right of Reply: Sri Lanka is lucky to lose MCC

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

This is a right of reply to an article appearing on Daily FT titled History repeating – Are we going to lose MCC or not?” by an anonymous international development expert on 22 October 2020. It would be nice for this so-called international development expert with 25 year’s experience to reveal his name if he […]

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As Chair of MCC & US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo arrives – Demands & Choices for Sri Lanka

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Mike Pompeo is arriving amidst a sudden & unexpected covid surge in Sri Lanka and coming from two of the worst covid-hit countries. He is arriving to fulfil objectives of 2 designations. He is the Chair of the Board of Directors of MCC as well as the US Secretary of State.He most certainly is not arriving […]

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