Archive for November 2nd, 2020

God always brings victory for His believers

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

By A. Abdul Aziz. According to the Holy Qur’an those who reject God the Exalted always meet with disgrace and humiliation and this is also proof of their falsehood, for God always brings victory for His believers and they enjoy ascendancy over their enemies. If God did not exist, where does this assistance and succour […]

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Economic concerns and strategic necessities

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

By P.K. Balachandran/Daily Express/ Courtesy newsin.asia Colombo, November 1: India and Sri Lanka are both anxious to start work on the East Container Terminal (ECT) project in the Colombo port for pressing economic and geo-strategic reasons. The Sri Lankan side feels India’s participation is necessary for its security and also to uphold its policy of […]

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Anti-China propaganda was Pompeo’s basic aim in his South Asian tour

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

By Sugeeswara Senadhira /Ceylon Today Courtesy NewsIn.Asia But did it have the intended impact? Colombo, November 2: The 16-hour visit of US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo to Sri Lanka received international attention not because of its impact on US-Lanka relations, but because of verbal clashes erupting between Washington and Beijing arising from third-party […]

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Race to save 100 whales in Sri Lanka’s biggest mass beaching

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Courtesy The Guardian Navy joins forces with rescuers and volunteers in effort to push pilot whales back into ocean. Volunteers try to push back a stranded short-finned pilot whale on Panadura beach, Sri Lanka. Photograph: AFP/Getty ImagesAgence France-Presse in ColomboMon 2 Nov 2020 17.11 GMT Rescuers and volunteers were racing to save about 100 pilot whales stranded on Sri Lanka’s […]

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275 Covid-19 patients detected today

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A total of 111 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported increasing the total patients detected so far today to 275, the Health Ministry said. Out of the cases today, 43 are from quarantine centres while 232 are all contacts of the Peliyagoda cluster.

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Govt. cancels two-day allocation for grocery shopping, Instead food rations to be supplied to people’s door steps

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, headed by Basil Rajapksa, today decided to cancel the two days allocated for people to visit supermarkets and grocery stores in the curfew areas, in order to minimise the risk of a possible spread of COVID-19. Director General of Government Information Department, Nalaka Kaluwewa told […]

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More areas isolated

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Several more areas have been declared as isolated areas with immediate effect, stated Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. Several areas in the Kegalle and Kurunegala Districts have been isolated in this manner. Accordingly, the following areas have been declared isolated: Kegalle District: Hemmathagama, Mawanella, and Bulathkohupitiya police areas and the Galigamuwa […]

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Sri Lanka to send back 44 Pakistani prisoners

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A group of Pakistani nationals who are in Sri Lankan prisons for various drug related offences are to be handed over to Pakistani prison officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). Commissioner General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya stated that 44 Pakistani prisoners will be handed over to prison officers from their country at […]

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AG orders probe into land grab allegation against influential political group

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has directed the Acting IGP to investigate into a social media disclosure regarding alleged land grab of properties owned by persons living abroad by an influential political group. 

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Tourist lodges, camping sites closed until further notice

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana All tourist lodges and camping sites under the Department of Wildlife Conservation will be temporarily closed for the public. This comes as a measure to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak within the country. The Department stated the decision will be in effect until further notice. However, the travelers who had previously […]

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