Archive for October 30th, 2020

The Sanctity of Life

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Senaka Weeraratna The underlying basic premise of the Animal Rights movement is the regard for the sanctity of life. Sanctity of life of all living beings. This is highly regarded in Buddhism. Buddhism and Jainism (both Dharmic religions) see kinship with animals in the Sansaric journey.  One American Buddhist writer ( Norman Phelps) in his […]

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PM was never scheduled to meet Pompeo; PM office

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was never scheduled to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the latter’s visit to Sri Lanka, officials said on Friday. There has been much speculation about PM @PresRajapaksa not meeting @SecPompeo.To set the record straight: #SriLanka PM was never scheduled to meet Mr. Pompeo. Given […]

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Multiple scenarios emerge in hunt for patient zero

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Multiple scenarios have emerged in the hunt for patient zero linked to the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda coronavirus clusters. Head of the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 (NOCPC), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said that 80 percent of the investigations to […]

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Legal action against wedding in Colombo for violating quarantine regulations

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police today (30) received information regarding a wedding ceremony organized at a star-hotel in Kollupitiya police division, Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana says. The police officers who visited the reception hall have observed that the ceremony was taking place in violation of quarantine regulations. Nearly 35 guests had attended the wedding […]

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Police operation to trace those who left Western Province before curfew

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police have mounted a special operation to trace those who had stepped out of the Western Province yesterday disregarding the request made by the authorities. Legal action will be taken against such persons under the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance, Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana warned. He added that reports […]

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