Archive for December 21st, 2020

How can Sri Lanka deal with Islamic extremism?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Ideological extremism leading to terrorism is a growing national security threat to Sri Lanka. The ideological extremism is being nursed by politico-religious & ethno-religious extremist groups who have covertly placed themselves in influential public & private roles. These extremisms take place openly & covertly in a synchronized action plan unaware to all. A covert buying-time […]

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COVID 3RD WAVE SPREADING FAST. SRI LANKA SHOULD NOT OPEN AIRPORT FOR TOURISTS! – CASE FOR IMMEDIATE LOCKDOWN NOW!

Monday, December 21st, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE It seems large sums of funds spent by all governments to combat Covid has not produced the beneficial results.  Average persons continue to disregard the health warnings and put lives at risk.  To attract tourists $, Sri Lanka and its Tourism Minister is planning to open the Airports on the […]

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ARE WE ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Priyantha Hettige  People are asking – Are there any other worlds like ours out there – with life and people – or are we alone in the universe? We know that the stars we see are large, hot and dangerous; and the many exo-planets,” we have found so far orbiting those stars, are rocky bodies, […]

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‘ නාමල් උයන ජාතික උරුමක් ලෙස නම් විය යුතු භූමියක් ’-රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විදුර වික්‍රමනායක මහතා සඳහන් කරයි.

Monday, December 21st, 2020

ග්‍රාමීය කලා ශිල්පි ප්‍රවර්ධන කටයුතු රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය. ජාතික නාමල් උයන නිර්මාතෘ, වනවාසී රාහුල හිමියන්ගේ විශේෂ ආරාධනාවක් පරිදි ජාතික උරුම ප්‍රාසාංගික කලා හා ග්‍රාමීය කලා ශිල්පි ප්‍රවර්ධන කටයුතු රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විදුර වික්‍රමනායක මහතා ඊයේ (20) නාමල් උයන වෙත ගියේ ය. මෙම ස්ථානයේ ඇති ඓතිහාසික,ජෛව විවිධාත්මක සහ භූගෝලීය වශයෙන් කැපී පෙනෙන සුවිශේෂී ලක්‍ෂණ හේතුවෙන් ජාතික උරුමයක් ලෙස […]

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ජේතවන පුරාවිද්‍යා කෞතුකාගාරය සහ අභ්‍යන්තර මාර්ග පද්ධතිය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ සුරතින් විවෘත වෙයි

Monday, December 21st, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණය කළ අනුරාධපුර ජේතවන පුරාවිද්‍යා කෞතුකාගාරය සහ අභ්‍යන්තර මාර්ග පද්ධතිය විවෘත කිරීම බුද්ධශාසන ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය සහ ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සුරතින් අද 2020.12.21 දින සිදු විය. ඒ අනුව ජේතවනාරාම පරිශ්‍රයේ පුරාවිද්‍යාත්මක කැණීම් තුළින් හමු වූ සුවිශේෂී පුරා වස්තු අද සිට මහජන ප්‍රදර්ශනය සඳහා විවෘත වනු ඇත. කෞතුකාගාරය විවෘත […]

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සංඝමිත්තා සිල්මාතා පුහුණු අභ්‍යාස ආයතනය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා අතින් විවෘත වෙයි

Monday, December 21st, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අනුරාධපුර අරිප්පුව නව සංඝමිත්තාරාම සිල්මාතා පුහුණු අභ්‍යාස ආයතනය ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2020.12.21 දින විවෘත කළේය. සිල් මෑණියන් වහන්සේලාගේ ත්‍රිපිටක ධර්ම ඥානය වර්ධනය කිරීමේ අරමුණ ඇතිව ආරම්භ කළ මෙම පුහුණු ආයතනයේ දින හතක නේවාසික පුහුණුව සඳහා සිල් මෑණිවරුන් තිස් දෙනකුට පමණ අවස්ථාව හිමි වේ. පාඨමාලා අධීක්ෂණය, මෙහෙයවීම හා දේශන කටයුතු […]

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Baseless US reasoning for the denial of US$ 480 mn MCC grant to Lanka

Monday, December 21st, 2020

By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today Colombo, December 21: In the final phase of the separatist war when the European Union threatened Sri Lanka with withdrawal of the GSP plus duty concessions, President Mahinda Rajapaksa called a meeting. Rajapaksa asked Minister G L Peiris how much the country would lose due to the withdrawal of GSP plus. […]

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Lanka wants economic rights in agendas of foreign grants for rights promotion

Monday, December 21st, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 21 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka would want certain key socially relevant economic rights to be included in the agendas of foreign grants for human rights promotion in the country, a top government source said. He was commenting on the proposed US grant of US$ 1.75 million to US$ 2 million […]

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Sri Lanka on alert over new strain of COVID-19

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 21 (Daily Mirror)  – Sri Lankan authorities have gone on alert over the new strain of COVID-19 which scientists have warned is spreading rapidly in the UK, causing more serious illness, the Daily Mirror learns. Health officials from the Ministry of Health said they were monitoring the situation closely and had […]

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Sri Lanka reports 218 more COVID-19 cases

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The total count of Covid-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka reached 37,625 as more persons were tested positive for the virus.  The Department of Government Information said 218 fresh cases have been detected within the day. All of the new cases are close contacts of the Peliyagoda fish market cluster, reports confirmed. With […]

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Bodies of Muslim COVID-19 victims to be kept in cold storage temporarily

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services has sent a letter to the Minister of Justice Ali Sabri regarding the bodies of COVID-19 victims. This was in response to the proposal to place the bodies of Muslims who died of COVID-19 infection in refrigerated containers until a definite decision is made regarding their burial. The […]

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Govt. to follow fair, consistent tax policy without killing the proverbial ‘golden goose’

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana State Minister for Money, Capital Market & State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal stated that the Government intends to follow a fair and a consistent tax policy without killing the proverbial ‘golden goose.’ Speaking exclusively to Indeewari Amuwatte at the ‘@HydePark’ program on Ada Derana 24, the State Minister expressed the following: The most important thing […]

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Court orders body of COVID-19 victim to be refrigerated instead of cremated

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Galle Additional Magistrate has ordered for the body of a COVID-19 victim to be refrigerated instead of being cremated. Considering a request made by the relatives of the deceased, the magistrate has ordered the body to be placed in a mortuary refrigerator at the Karapitiya Hospital until the decision of the Committee […]

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Revised procedure for inbound travelers to Sri Lanka

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The procedure for inbound travellers to Sri Lanka, introduced since March 2020 has been revised, based on the joint decision made by the Foreign Ministry, the Department of Immigration and the Civil Aviation Authority and as agreed by the Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty Alleviation. The Foreign Ministry said the […]

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415 more coronavirus recoveries in Sri Lanka

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health says that another 415 patients who were previously tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and discharged from the hospital within the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of Covid-19 recoveries in the country to 28,682. The majority of the recoveries were reported from Bingiriya Treatment Centre (36), […]

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No registration of social media users, Keheliya clarifies

Monday, December 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Mass Media Keheliya Rambukwella affirms that there will be no registration of social media and digital platform users. Issuing a statement, the stated that the statement circulating with regards to the social media regulation has been portrayed in a garbled manner where the true meaning is not conveyed. He clarifies that […]

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