Archive for December 7th, 2020

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 18A

Monday, December 7th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Part 18 of this series contains short updates on matters discussed earlier. This essay provides an update on   celebrations of the Eelam War.  In July 2020, a group of Jaffna undergraduates celebrated Black Tiger Day on a Sunday night. Leading activists of several student bodies organized the event. Student participants were asked to […]

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John Lennon: Music,Philosophy And Mission

Monday, December 7th, 2020

By Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.   My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.” John Lennon John Lennon who was an inspirational character […]

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බල්ලා පිදුරු කන්නෙත් නැහැ – කන ගොනාට දෙන්නෙත් නැහැ

Monday, December 7th, 2020

වාගිස ප්‍රනාන්දු විසිනි. ඉහතින් සදහන් කර ඇත්තේ අපේ පැරණි කියමනකි. එම කියමන කොතරම් පැරණිවුවද වර්තමාන සමාජයට මෙන්ම අනාගතයටද එකසේම අදාළ වනු ඇත. මේ ගැන සියළුදෙනාගේ අවධානය මෙසේ යොමු කරවීමට සිදුවුනේ අපේ රට තුල වර්තමානයේදී සිදුවන එක්තරා කතාබහක් නිසාවෙනි. එනම් අපේ රටේ පමණක් නොව මුළු මහත් ලෝකය පුරාම සීඝ්‍රයෙන් පැතිරයන කොරෝනා වසංගතයට කෑගල්ල ප්‍රදේශයේ එක්තරා වෙදමහතෙකු […]

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ශ්‍රම කොන්ත‍්‍රාත් (Man power) සේවකයින් අසාධාරණ ලෙස සේවයෙන් ඉවත් කිරීමට යෑම, නවත්වන ලෙස ඉල්ලීම.

Monday, December 7th, 2020

ජල සම්පාදන හා ජලාපවහන සේවක සංගමය. ජලසම්පාදන හා ජලාපවහන අමාත්‍ය, ගරු වාසුදේව නානායක්කාර මැතිතුමා, ජලසම්පාදන හා ජලාපවහන අමාත්‍යංශය, පැලවත්ත, බත්තරමුල්ල. ශ්‍රම කොන්ත‍්‍රාත් (Man power) සේවකයින් අසාධාරණ ලෙස සේවයෙන් ඉවත් කිරීමට යෑම, නවත්වන ලෙස ඉල්ලීම. ජලසම්පාදන හා ජලාපවහන මණ්ඩලයේ සියලූ ශ්‍රම කොන්ත්‍රාත් සේවකයින් (Man power) 2021 මැයි මාසය වන විට සේවයෙන් ඉවත් කිරීමටත් ඒ වෙනුවට ජනාධිපති […]

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‘වැඩ සමඟ යළි ගමට’ ලබන 14 වැනිදා සිට ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන්න – අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා

Monday, December 7th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ග්‍රාමිය සහ අර්ධ නාගරික වැසියන්ගේ සැබෑ අවශ්‍යතා සහ ප්‍රමුඛතාවන් හඳුනාගත් ‘වැඩ සමඟ යළි ගමට’ නව ව්‍යාපෘතිය ලබන 14 වැනිදා  සිට රට පුරා  ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන්නැයි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2020.12.07 දින උපදෙස් දුන්නේය. පාර්ලිමේන්තු සංකීර්ණයේ පැවති මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශයේ උපදේශක කාරක සභාවේ මුලසුන හොබවමින් ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මේ බව අවධාරණය කළේය. ග්‍රාමීය සහ […]

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උපාධිධාරීන් රැකියාගත කිරීමේදී කණ්ඩායම් කිහිපයකට සිදුවන බරපතල අසාධාරණයන්ට දින කිහිපයක් තුළ විසඳුමක් ලබා ගැනීම සම්බන්ධවයි.

Monday, December 7th, 2020

ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි. උපාධිධාරී ජාතික මධ්‍යස්ථානය. 2020. 12. 07 ලේකම්, ජේ.ජේ. රත්නසිරි මහත්මා, රාජ්‍ය පරිපාලන අමාත්‍යාංශය, නිදහස් චතුරශ‍්‍රය, කොළඹ 07. ලේකම් තුමනි, උපාධිධාරීන් රැකියාගත කිරීමේදී කණ්ඩායම් කිහිපයකට සිදුවන බරපතල අසාධාරණයන්ට දින කිහිපයක් තුළ විසඳුමක් ලබා ගැනීම සම්බන්ධවයි. උපාධිධාරීන් රැකියාගත කිරීමේ වැඩසටහන යටතේ තෝරාගැනීම සඳහා අදාළ කර ගන්නා නිර්නායක හේතුවෙන් උපාධිධාරීන් පිරිසකට දැඩි අසාධාරණයක් සිදුවෙමින් පවතින බව […]

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යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවේ ජාතික ආරක්ෂා යෝජනා කුණු කූඩයටද?

Monday, December 7th, 2020

කෝණය – Konaya අලුත් කෝණයකින් සමාජය, දේශපාලනය සහ සංස්ක්ෘතිය දෙස බලමු.

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ගන්ධර ධීවර වරාය ඉදිකිරීම ඇරඹෙයි

Monday, December 7th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ගන්ධර ධීවර  වරායේ ඉදිකිරීම් කටයුතු ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ  ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන්  ඊයේ 2020.12.06 දින ආරම්භ විය. යෝජිත ධීවර වරාය තුළ මීටර් 300 කින් යුතු ප්‍රධාන දියකඩනයකින් සැදුම්ලත් වරාය තුළින් බහුදින යාත්‍රා 400 පමණ ධීවර කටයුතු සඳහා සෙත සැළසෙනු ඇත. යෝජිත  ධීවර වරාය ඉදි කිරීම තුළින් විශාල ධීවරයින් පිරිසකට ජීවනෝපාය සැලසෙන අතර ඒ  […]

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‘Idols, sculptures forbidden in Islam’

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Star Clerics, mostly Hefajat leaders, issue ‘fatwa’; DUTA demands stern action against those opposing Bangabandhu’s sculpture A press conference was held at the Dhaka Reporters Unity, organised under the banner of Top Ulama Mashayekhs of the country”, on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Photo: CollectedStaff Correspondent A group of clerics, mostly leaders of […]

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Governor Gregory had to fight hard to build a Port in Colombo

Monday, December 7th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia He had to convince the Colonial Office, the Admiralty, and the Board of Trade in London that Colombo was a better location than Galle Colombo, December 6 (Sunday Observer): The Colombo Port is hailed as the best port in South Asia and is the best performing State sector enterprise in Sri […]

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Bright prospects for Indo-Lanka trade and investment

Monday, December 7th, 2020

By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today The Indian Finance Minister and the Lankan President were on the same wavelength in the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2020 Colombo, December 7: Responding positively to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s call for Indian investments in Sri Lanka, Indian Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the close geographic proximity and […]

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Spice of life: how turmeric became the ‘new gold’ for Sri Lanka villagers

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Zinara Rathnayake in Colombo Courtesy Guardian UK Turmeric is synonymous with Sri Lankan cuisine and an import ban is helping boost production after the ravages of civil war Dayarathne Bandara, who led the move to bring back turmeric production in Gonagala, a village 350km from the capital Colombo. Photograph: SAPPGlobal development is supported by In Sri […]

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‘Organic meth’ going the heroin way?

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Devesh K. Pandey Courtesy The Hindu Cross-border smuggling of drugs being prepared using ephedrine extracted from Ephedra plants in Afghanistan is on the rise, suspect enforcement agencies. Recent seizures of methamphetamine by the Indian Coast Guard and the Excise Department in Sri Lanka, along with consignments of heroin, have strengthened the suspicion of the enforcement […]

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FRENCH CABLESHIP ORDER GOES TO SRI LANKA

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy motorship.com Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard has secured a further export deal in the niche sector of cableship construction, writes David Tinsley. Following its completion last year of a similar type of vessel to Japanese account, the yard has been entrusted with a 100m cable laying and repair ship for Orange Marine of France, to […]

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Win an eight night luxury stay in Sri Lanka, flights included

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Simon GarnerMonday Sun, sand, sensational scenery – sounds like the perfect antidote to 2020, right? Which is why we’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win a holiday to Sri Lanka for two, where they’ll stay in three boutique hotels with full-board. The first port of call is a homestay at the cosy Villa […]

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Mastermind of prison violence identified – Police Spokesman

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy The Island * Opposition calls for independent probe * 61 among rioters COVID-19 positive * Tense situation in Negombo Prison By Saman Indrajith, Norman Palihawadana and Nishan S. Priyantha Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana told The Island yesterday that the Police had identified a senior member of the Mahara Prison Hospital staff as the […]

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Mahara prison riot: How pills meant for mental patients triggered violence

Monday, December 7th, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island * Over 2,400 inmates on their own within complex * Death toll reachers 11, could rise further * Clashes among prisoners injure 80 * Doctor under investigation * Rioters popped more than 21,000 pills A high-level investigation into the Mahara Prison riot took an unexpected turn yesterday (1) following […]

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Cabraal gives a lesson in finance to Opposition Leader

Monday, December 7th, 2020

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa’s questions on the management of the government reminded him of a person that drives recklessly knocks down a person and then queries from the latter what happened, State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal yesterday told Parliament. The […]

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AG’s Dept. asked to explain why no action taken on Zahran file

Monday, December 7th, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island It was only three weeks after the Easter Sunday attacks that the Attorney General’s Department had paid attention to the file on NTJ leader Zahran Hashim, sent by Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in early June 2017, seeking its advice, Deputy Solicitor General, Azard Navavi, on Saturday (05) told the […]

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Sri Lanka to convey displeasure through diplomatic channel

Monday, December 7th, 2020

KELUM BANDARA Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government will convey its displeasure, through the diplomatic channel, to the authorities of the United Kingdom regarding the projection of Karthigaipoo or Niyagala flower which is considered by the LTTE as the national symbol of Tamil Eelam on the British parliamentary building in Westminster, Central London on November […]

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More than 18 tonnes of drugs seized within 12-months

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror More than 18 tonnes of drugs including heroin have been seized and nearly 72,000 suspects were arrested along with the drugs since November 2019 to date, police revealed. Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said at a press briefing that those suspects were arrested with 2,000 kg of heroin, […]

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Brandix workers got Covid from Ukrainian: Minister Fernandopulle

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror It has been confirmed that the workers of the Brandix apparel factory had contacted COVID-19 from a Ukrainian national, State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemiology and Coronavirus Disease Control Sudarshani Fernandopulle told Parliament today. “Workers at Brandix had got infected through this Ukrainian national. It […]

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Sri Lanka aims to release at least 8,000 inmates from prisons

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana State Minister of Prison Management and Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwatte emphasizing on the present congestion in prisons given the rising numbers of inmates, stated that the government is looking to reduce the number at least by 8,000.  He stated this addressing the inaugural meeting of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Justice chaired by […]

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Suspects arrested with 200kg of heroin and ice remanded

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The four suspects arrested by excise officers in Thoduwawa yesterday along with 200 kilograms of heroin and ‘ice’ have been remanded until December 16. They were ordered remanded after being produced before the Marawila Court today (07), the Department of Excise said. The suspects along with 100kg of heroin and 100kg of crystal […]

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Two more coronavirus deaths reported in Sri Lanka

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed two more COVID-19 related deaths, increasing the death toll in the country to 142. One of the victims is a 62-year-old male from Colombo who had been transferred from the Colombo National Hospital to the Homagama Base Hospital, where he had passed away today (07). […]

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326 more test positive for Covid-19

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 326 new cases of novel coronavirus have been identified today, the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) confirmed. It said that 172 new cases are from the Peliyagoda cluster while the remaining 154 are from the prisons cluster. This brings the total number of cases from the […]

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COPE reveals NLB’s procurement process influenced by Foreign Minister in 2017

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana It was revealed at the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) that the then Foreign Minister has influenced the procurement process of the National Lotteries Board which was under the purview of Foreign Ministry in 2017. Accordingly, a tender which had completed the procurement process for the printing of scratch lotteries in 2017 has […]

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SriLankan Airlines: first international flight since July lands in Melbourne

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Victoria’s hotel quarantine program has restarted, with Melbourne Airport welcoming its first international flights in more than five months. SriLankan Airlines flight UL604 from Colombo landed just before 8am on Monday, the first of eight international passenger flights carrying 253 travellers due to touch down today. Victoria has not accepted international flights since […]

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