Archive for December 29th, 2020

Sinhalese Buddhists are concerned because Muslims are being radicalized and transformed into “exclusivity”

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Yes, the Sinhalese Buddhists are concerned. Do they have reason to be? Yes. Yet the concerns of Buddhists are never given an unbiased voice in the mainstream media, instead Sinhalese Buddhists are labeled as racist”, extremist” and even militant”. Labelling Sinhala Buddhists is a ploy to refuse to accept the reality that moderate Muslims are […]

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Dealing with Islamist madrasas: To mainstream or to ban them altogether?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala According to a news item carried in The Island/December 28, 2020, Russian Ambassador in Colombo Yuri Materiy forewarned Sri Lanka’s Minister of Public Security Retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera that extremist Islamic terrorist organizations may channel funds to their Lankan counterparts on the pretext of extending COVID-19 aid. ‘In response the […]

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Why Provincial Council Elections should not be held at this moment? Why they should be abolished immediately

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

 Dr. Sudath Gunasekara An open letter to His Excellency the President, Hon Prime Minister, and all concerned on the destiny of the Sinhala nation  Dr. Sudath Gunasekara : Retired Secretary to Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandarnayaka and President Mahanuwara Sinhala Bauddha JesTha puravesiyange sanvidhanaya. 28.12 2020. Why PC elections should not be held   just now Because  […]

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WHY SURANGA LAKMAL SENT TO SOUTH AFRICA? ASANTHA DE MEL MUST BE REPLACED

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Surangal Lakmal by far the best fast bowler Sri Lanka ‘s squad.  We  did not play the practise match before the first test. According to our Head Coach, Lakmal will play the second test, if he  pass the fitness test.  Sri Lankan Cricket says Lakmal sustained an injury during regular […]

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To bury or not bury is NOT the question

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E Is it absolutely safe to bury those who have died of Covid-19? No one can say with absolute certainty. The World Health Organization (WHO) says it’s safe. However, the WHO’s endorsement is not the last word. It is a decent recommendation, nothing more. Note, also, that the WHO has got a lot of […]

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THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 C9d

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Sri Lanka in October 2020. Pompeo received security fit enough for a President, said the media. The visit was clearly intended to urge Sri Lanka to join an alliance against China. USA wished to rope Sri Lanka into the US’s regional plans, said analysts, but US […]

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There’s movement within and without (parties and nations)

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E Those who worship free markets would say, ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch.’ Nothing comes free. Everything has a price which, they claim, is determined by the play of demand and supply in a market where everyone is endowed with the capacity to obtain all relevant information.Nice on paper. But […]

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THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 C4a

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS The US is well known for its political and military interventions. USA started to meddle in the politics of other countries in the 1950s.  The first coup was in 1953. This was in Iran where the duly elected and highly popular Mossadegh was removed and the Shah of Iran installed. Mossadegh was going […]

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කොරෝනා හේතුවෙන් මියැදෙන මුස්ලිම් මළසිරුරු වලදැමීමට ඉඩ දීමෙන් කුමක් සිදුවේද?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි  මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව මේ සමාජයට ආගන්තුක ජන කොට්ඨාශයකි.ජානමය වශයෙන් ගත්කල ඇත්තේ සිංහල-අරාබි සංකලනයකි. එසේ ගත්කල මේ ජන කොට්ඨාශය ඇත්තේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පමණි. සිරුරක අනන්‍යතාව සලකා බැලීමට හොඳම තෝතැන්න වන්නේ ඒ ශරිරයේ ජානමය ව්‍යහයයි. ඒ අනුව ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය මුස්ලිම් ප්‍රජාව තුල ඇති ජානමය ව්‍යහයේ ස්වභාවය 50% තම සිරුර පිලිස්සුවත්, වල දැමුවත් කමක් නැතැයි අනුමත […]

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කොව්ඩ් අරමුදල වෙනුවෙන් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට රුපියල් මිලියන 1.28ක් ප්‍රදානය කරයි

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ශ්‍රි ලංකා විශ්වවිද්‍යාල ලිපිකරු, කළමනාකරණ සහකාර, කාර්මික සේවා සංගමය කොවිඩ් අරමුදල සඳහා රුපියල් මිලියන 1.28ක මුදලක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ගරු මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට අද 2020.12.29 දින ප්‍රදානය කළේය. මෙරට කොව්ඩ් රෝගීන්ට ප්‍රතිකාර කිරීම සඳහා අවශ්‍ය මුදල් තර කිරීම වෙනුවෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා විශ්වවිද්‍යාල ලිපිකරු, කළමනාකරණ සහකාර, කාර්මික සේවා සංගම් නියෝජිතයන් විජේරාම පිහිටි නිල නිවසේදී මෙම […]

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දොම්පෙ ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාවේ නව සභාපති අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා ඉදිරියේ දිවුරුම් දෙයි

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය දොම්පෙ ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාවේ නව සභාපති කාරියප්පෙරුමගේ පියසේන මහතා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ගරු මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ඉදිරියේදී අද 2020.12.29 දින දිවුරුම් දුන්නේය. විජේරාම පිහිටි නිල නිවසේදී මෙම දිවුරුම් දීමේ අවස්ථාව පැවැත්විණි. දොම්පෙ ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාවේ හිටපු සභාපති මිලාන් ජයතිලක මහතා පසුගිය මහ මැතිවරණයෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට තේරී පත්වීමෙන් ඇති වූ පුරප්පාඩුවට මෙලෙස කාරියප්පෙරුමගේ පියසේන මහතා පත්කෙරිණි. මෙම අවස්ථාවට […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා “අමාදම් සිසිලස” 205 වැන්නට එක්වෙයි

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ සංකල්පයකට අනුව සෑම පුන් පොහෝ දිනකම පවත්වන අමාදම් සිසිලස” ධර්ම දේශනා මාලාවේ 205 වැන්න අද 2020.12.29 දින විජේරාම පිහිටි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය නිල නිවසේදී පැවැත්විණි. ප්‍රථමයෙන් ආගමික වතාවත්වල නියැළුණු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා, ධර්ම දේශනය සඳහා වැඩම කළ වදාළ කොළඹ හුණුපිටිය ගංගාරාම විහාරාධිකාරී ආචාර්ය කිරින්දේ අස්සජි ස්වාමීන්ද්‍රයන් වහන්සේට දැහැත් වට්ටියක් පූජා කරමින් ධර්ම […]

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A deal on ECT at the Colombo harbour

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem, MP, recently told The Island that Sri Lanka had no option but to involve India in the development of the deep water facility, the East Container Terminal at the Colombo Port, which has been built to accommodate the largest container ships that ply […]

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Traditional medicinal products enhance immunity

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

YOHAN PERERA Courtesy The Daily Mirror Traditional medicinal products which enhance immunity have been able to contain the COVID- 19 pandemic in Sri Lanka to some extent, an official said over the weekend. President Ayurvedic Medical Association Dr. Prasadh Hendavitharana told a seminar organised by the National Movement for Social Justice on Sunday that traditional […]

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Colombo COVID-19 cases continue to surge; 121 patients found in Dematagoda

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror The majority of patients among 547 COVID-19 cases reported in the country yesterday are from the Colombo District, and the highest number of those cases were reported in Dematagoda, Kirulapona and Wellawatta areas. Accordingly, 247 cases have been reported in Colombo yesterday and among them 121 patients have […]

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Security beefed up in Mawanella after stone pelted at Buddha shrine

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Police Special Task Force (STF) has been deployed in Mawanella town to strengthen security following an incident where stone was pelted at a shrine of Buddha opposite the Dadimunda Devalaya at Hingula in Mawanella. The Mawanella police have launched an investigation into this incident. According to the police, a glass […]

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Another death brings Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 fatality count to 195

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Another death from the coronavirus infection has been reported in the country, the Government Information Department stated. A 45-year-old male residing in Wellampitiya has passed away yesterday (December 28) while receiving treatment at the Homagama Base Hospital. The cause of his death has been determined as COVID-19 related pneumonia and a complicated kidney […]

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With 453 more fresh cases Sri Lanka pushes past 42,000 coronavirus cases

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The total count of Covid-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka reached 42,056 as more persons were tested positive for the virus.  The Department of Government Information said 453 more fresh cases have been detected within the day. Reportedly, 418 of the new cases are close contacts of the Peliyagoda fish market cluster. The […]

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COVID syrup to be directed to clinical trials after receiving ethical certificate (Video) If 5 infected cases out of 10000 syrup distributed, the success rate is 99.95% much higher than Western Vaccines

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Courtesy  Sri Lanka News Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural and Ayurvedic Hospitals Development and Community Health State Ministry stated that the syrup manufactured by Dhammika Bandara from Kegalle which allegedly suppresses the coronavirus infection can only be directed to clinical trial after it obtains the ethical certificate. < Speaking to Hiru News Ministry Secretary Kumari Weerasekara […]

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Cremation or Burial – Expert committee report handed over

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Prof. Jennifer Perera, the Chairman of the expert committee appointed to determine the course of action to be taken regarding the corpses of people who have died due to coronavirus infection, has submitted its report to the Ministry of Health. Steps were taken to appoint a new nine-member expert committee to give […]

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Samurdhi Managers & Samurdhi Development Officers to lead Rural Economic Building Program

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Following a discussion held at Temple Trees yesterday (28), Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication Chairman, former Minister Basil Rajapaksa stated that Samurdhi Managers and Samurdhi Development Officers will lead the process of directing Samurdhi recipients to livelihoods under the Rural Economic Building Program. Discussions focused on the future […]

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Episode 110 | කොරෝනා මරණ ආදාහනය කරනවද? භූමදානය කරනවද?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Tissa Jananayake රටේ සාමාන්‍ය ජනතාවට අවබෝධ වන සේ පැහැදිලි කරන ලද – වයිරස යනු කුමක්ද? – PCR පරීක්ෂණය යනු කුමක්ද – කොරෝනා මරණ භූමදානය හා ආදාහනය පිළිබද විශේෂයෙන් සකස්කරන ලද දේශනයක් ඇසුරිනි.

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