Archive for December 22nd, 2020

Sri Lankan academics scaremongering and say the new Covid virus strain from UK cannot be detected by PCR tests

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Sri Lanka News Despite UK government assurance that PCR tests can be adapted rapidly to respond to the new variant, Sri Lankan academics are scaremongering and spreading rumours that the Genetic variants of the new Covid virus strain from UK cannot be detected by PCR tests UK Government says that Labs have been issued with […]

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Mannar Island is a bird paradise that survived Sri Lanka’s civil war. Now an Australian mining company wants its sand

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

ABC Science  By environment reporter Nick Kilvert and Jane Lee for Science Friction As a small child, Shreen Abdul Saroor remembers getting up before dawn with her father to spy on the masses of migratory birds that would visit her island. The birds were on their way down the Central Asian flyway — a migration path that crosses 30 […]

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Land Tax: Only Way to Save the Economy, Kick-start Economy, Level the Economic Playing Field and Payoff Public Debt

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara Government revenue as a percentage of GDP has steadily fallen down over the past three decades to close to 11%. The government has to prove all services it provides and repay loans and interest from this revenue. Debt repayment and interest expenses alone equals total government revenue. For the rest of government expenses, […]

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UN Assures Support to Sri Lanka for the Procurement, Distribution and Administering of COVID-19 Vaccine

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Prime Minister’s Media Unit With several countries having started COVID-19 vaccination, the United Nations has assured Sri Lanka its support for procuring, distributing and administering of the vaccine. This pledge was made today during a meeting between Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and a U.N. delegation comprising of U.N. Resident Coordinator Ms. Hanaa Singer, WHO Representative […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට කොවිඩ්-19 එන්නත සැපයීම සහ පරිපාලනයට එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සහය ලැබෙන බවට සහතිකයක්

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සමඟ අද 2020.12.22 දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී පැවැති විශේෂ හමුවකදී කොවිඩ්-19 එන්නත සැපයීම සහ පරිපාලනයට සහය ලබා දෙන බවට එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ නියෝජිතයන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට සහතිකයක් ලබා දුන්නේය. එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ නේවාසික සම්බන්ධීකාරක හනා සිගර්, ලෝක සෞඛ්‍ය සංවිධානයේ නියෝජිත වෛද්‍ය රාෂියා පෙන්ඩ්සේ මහත්මීන් සහ යුනිසෙෆ් නියෝජිත ටිම් සුටන් මහතා මෙම හමුවට […]

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Two including teen die of Covid-19; total fatalities hit 183

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Total Covid-19 deaths recorded in Sri Lanka reached 183 today (22) as two more persons fell victim to the virus. Department of Government Information said the first victim is a 15-year-old from Dankotuwa area. He had been transferred from Apeksha Hospital in Maharagama to Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) where he passed away today. […]

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427 Covid-19 infections so far within the day and caseload in Sri Lanka exceeds 38,000

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Covid-19 infections registered in Sri Lanka crossed the grim milestone of 38,000 as 167 more persons were tested positive today (22), the Health Ministry said. The Government Information Department stated that the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda fish market. In addition, 260 more including 35 from […]

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No evidence new coronavirus variant is deadlier, more severe, WHO says

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is studying variants of the coronavirus found in Britain and South Africa, adding there is no evidence they are deadlier or more severe than any more common strains, and the best thing people can do is work to suppress transmission. During the agency’s regular briefing at […]

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Sri Lanka bans flights from UK over new Covid-19 variant

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has decided to ban all flights from the United Kingdom in a bid to prevent the new variant of Covid-19 spreading across South England. President’s Media Division (PMD) said the move will be in effect from today (22). A group of passengers from the UK, scheduled to in the country today, […]

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United Nations fully supports Sri Lanka in securing coronavirus vaccine

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News UN envoy to Sri Lanka Hanna Singer has stated that she fully supports to obtain the coronavirus vaccine in Sri Lanka. The Prime Minister’s Office stated that she stated her support during a discussion held with the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this afternoon. World Health Organization (WHO) Country Coordinator Dr Razia Narayan Pendse and UNICEF […]

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Suspect arrested for selling 30 new born babies (Video)

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The suspect involved in selling 30 new born babies, arrested from Matale, over child trafficking charges – Police Spokesman. The suspect is a 47 year old and has been promoting himself on facebook. He was arrested yesterday and will be produced in court. Police media spokesperson stated that the suspect has been […]

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PUCSL: Alternative organization to be established – Keheliya

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Speaking at the Cabinet press briefing today (22), Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated that the Government is not looking to abolish the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), but to appoint an alternative organization similar to that. He explained that within a year, the Government has observed major incompetencies with […]

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