Archive for December 8th, 2020

කොවිඩ් හෙළ ඔසුව ගැන පරීක්ෂණ තවදුරටත්

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Ada Derana Further clinical trials on local indigenous medicine for COVID-19

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Wind Power to our Rescue

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

By Garvin Karunaratne, former G.A. Matara  Our Minister for Power is over the moon with the opening of the Mannar 100MW Wind Farm today(8/12/20) by no less a person than our Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.   This Wind Farm as well as the Puttlam Wind Power  Plant which a is already open prove to the […]

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What happened to the Provincial Councils?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

කෝණය – Konaya

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මන්නාරම තම්බපවනී සුළං විදුලි බලාගාර උද්‍යානය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ සුරතින් විවෘත වෙයි

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය මෙරට ජාතික විදුලිබල පද්ධතියට මෙගාවොට් 103.5 ක ධාරිතාවක් එක් කෙරෙන මන්නාරම තම්බපවනී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පළමු සුළං විදුලි බලාගාර උද්‍යානය අද 2020.12.08 දින ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සුරතින් විවෘත විය. සර්ව ආගමික නායකයින්ගේ ආශිර්වාද ලබා ගත් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා සමරු ඵලකය නිරාවරණය කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පළමු සුළං විදුලි බලාගාරය – තම්බපවනී ජනතා අයිතියට පත් කරමින් […]

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ලංකාවේ හිත හොඳ ගෑණු හා කතෝලික කාදිනල්තුමා- 1 කොටස

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B.,Ph.D. බුදුදහම රැකීම රටේ හැමදෙනාගේම වගකීමක්– මැල්කම් රංජිත් කාදිනල්තුමා පුතේ අන්තිම සිංහලයා ඉන්නකන් උඹලා බඩගින්නේ ඉන්නේ නෑ– කේරළයෙන් ලංකාවට පැමිණි මොහිදීන් බෙග්, මිය යෑමට කලින් පුතාට කියපු දේ හිත හොඳ ගෑණු සංකල්පය සිංහල බෞද්‌ධයින්ට, සිංහල බෞද්‌ධයින් යයි පිරිත් නූල් බැඳගෙන ඉන්නා පක්‍ෂ දේශපාලක කළු සුද්දන් විසින් සැළකුවේ හරියට බොහෝ පිරිමි හිතහොඳ ගෑණුන්ට සළකන […]

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ආනන්දයෙන් බිහි වු දැයට ණය නැති විශිෂ්ඨ රණවිරුවා.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය්ය   ඉංජිනේරු ගාල්ලේ දෙව්සිරි පීී. හේවාවිදාන ලංඩන් නුවර සිට   දෙසැ 6 ඉරිදා මව්බිමට ලියු ලිපිය. යහපාලන රජයේ අගමැති රනිල්ට හා සජිත් පේ‍්‍රමදාස ඇතුඵ ඇමති මන්ඩලයට යුද්ධය ඇත්තටම දිනා දුන් සාමාන්‍ය සෙබළාගේ දුක් සෝ සුසුම් පෙනුනේ නැත.  ඔවුන්ට අවශ්‍ය වුයේ දෙමළ ඩයස්පොරාවත්, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch වැනි  සින්හල විරොධී N.G.O. කාරයින්ව සතුටු කිරීමටය.   යුධ හමුදා […]

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Great gesture and speech by Rahul Dravid.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

News A life example for some of our politicians who rush for Doctorates and ‘Paper’ qualifications ! *Humility and humbleness* Cricketer Rahul Dravid was awarded with a doctorate degree by the University of Bangalore, which Rahul Dravid gracefully returned. Not only did he give back the degree, but he also gave a wonderful speech, he […]

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Lord Naseby: UK policy statement on Lanka riddled with factual inaccuracies

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy The Island Lord Naseby, the Honorary President of The All Party Parliamentary British Sri Lanka Group has, on the basis of assurances received from the heads of ICRC, Colombo, on three occasions; denied torture was taking place in post-war Sri Lanka. In a letter addressed to Lord (Tariq) Ahmad, Minister of State for South Asia and the […]

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Was Senaka Bibile Murdered?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

W. Panditaratna Courtesy The Island The article of Vimal Dias which appeared in the Sunday Island of February 24th, while recalling the enormous contribution made by the late Senaka Bibile, as the Chairman of the State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC), bemoans the fact that while on an UNCTAD assignment. “He was also working on the feasibility […]

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When Coffee and Ceylon were synonymous

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Governor William Gregory’s term from 1872 to 1877 was the golden age” of Ceylon coffee Colombo, December 8: Today, Sri Lanka is synonymous with tea and not coffee. As on date, it is way down in the list of coffee producing countries, 43 rd. to be precise. But back in the 1870s, Ceylon, […]

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US Senate to hear anti-vaccine scientist

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg/New York Times Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Dr. Jane M. Orient is the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons promotes the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine Washington, December 6: A doctor who is skeptical of coronavirus vaccines and promotes the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment will be the lead witness […]

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Sri Lankan shares rise for 11th session as financial, industrial stocks gain

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Reuters Dec 8 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares rose for an 11th straight session on Tuesday, riding on gains in financial and industrial stocks. * The benchmark stock index ended up 1.39% at 6,564, its highest closing level since Feb. 23, 2018. * Trading volume on the CSE All Share Index rose to 326.2 million […]

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Sri Lanka gets USD300M Chinese factory near key port

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy Borneo Bulletin COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka announced yesterday the first large-scale Chinese investment in manufacturing in the country, a USD300-million tyre factory near a strategic deep-sea port. Western nations, as well as regional power India, have long been concerned about Chinese influence in Sri Lanka through projects under its gargantuan Belt and Road […]

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Sri Lanka opens 100-MW wind park, plans more capacity

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy renewablesnow.com December 8 (Renewables Now) – Sri Lanka has today opened its largest wind farm — a 100-MW facility in Mannar District that received financial support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) three years ago. The wind park is owned by Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and was built at a total cost of about […]

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SL will see end of COVID-19 pandemic in 3-6 months: Ramesh Pathirana

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy Ceylon Today Co-Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, stated that the country will see the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in the next three to six months. He made this statement while addressing the media briefing held at the Government Information Department today (8). The Minister said that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has […]

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SIS ignored information on Islamic extremism: Fmr. TID Director Nalaka de Silva

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Although the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) was able to provide information on Islamic extremism to the State Intelligence Service (SIS), the SIS was hesitant to receive them, former TID Director DIG Nalaka de Silva today informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks. Commencing the testimony, the Commissioners had played the voice […]

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Sri Lanka’s largest wind power plant joins national grid

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s first state-owned wind-powered electricity generating plant was declared open in Mannar this morning (December 08). Located in Mannar ‘Thambapavani’ is the largest wind power plant complex in the country. Marking a historic milestone in Sri Lanka’s power generation, the power plant was declared open by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The phase […]

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Govt to renovate Ranminitenna tele-cinema park

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal submitted by the Prime Minister for the allocation of funds from the General Treasury to perform essential renovation activities and rehabilitation of the Mahinda Rajapaksa National Tele-Cinema Park in Ranminitenna. The government said the Mahinda Rajapaksa National Tele-Cinema Park has been established for earmarking a renaissance […]

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Cabinet nod to initiate procurement procedure for Siyambalanduwa solar power plant

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Minister has given its nod to the proposal tabled by Minister of Power to initiate the procurement procedure by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) – the licensee of transmission – to implement the Siyambalanduwa solar power project through private sector investments. Approval was also granted to construct the power line […]

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Sri Lanka’s youngest Covid-19 death reported as infant dies

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka recorded its youngest Covid-19 related death as a 20-day-old infant, who had contracted the virus, passed away today (08). Health authorities confirmed that the infant was admitted to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children in Colombo last night and has been diagnosed with pneumonia. However, a subsequent PCR test has confirmed […]

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797 new infections – SL country total nearing 30,000 cases

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News A total of 797 persons tested positive for Covid-19 today with 230 cases reported from prisons. The total has now increased to 29,378. This is the 3rd highest ever daily total reported in the country.  This was also the 40th highest daily caseload reported today around the world. Meanwhile the active cases […]

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Local syrup to cure covid :People flock in numbers – ignore covid regulations

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News A large number of people arrived in the Udumagama area in Kegalle today (08) violating quarantine laws to obtain a locally made syrup which was declared to be able to control the coronavirus. Dhammika Bandara, the manufacturer of the local syrup, distributed it free of charge to the people and there was […]

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