Archive for December 31st, 2020

THE ECONOMIC POLICYMAKERS MUST AIM TO BUILD A HIGH VOLUME OF FOREIGN RESERVES- PART ONE

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS A major reason for the economic downturn of Sri Lanka could be considered as the variation of foreign exchange reserves, and no government since 1948 has been explained the issue to the public, despite the policymakers widely talking about foreign exchange earnings and shortages. The public in Sri Lanka has no understanding […]

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THE ECONOMIC POLICYMAKERS MUST AIM TO BUILD A HIGH VOLUME OF FOREIGN RESERVES- PART TWO

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS In the 20th century, many developed countries considered establishing SOVERIGN WEALTH FUNDS and policy advisors of Sri Lanka with the strong hope of Mannar basin oil deposits advised the government to start Sovereign Wealth Fund, but the government is still talking Mannar basin oil deposits rather than realizing the oil and gas […]

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Sewage poses potential COVID-19 transmission risk, experts warn, coronaviruses can remain viable in sewage for up to 14 days, depending on the environmental conditions

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Courtesy Science Daily The response to the global pandemic has focused upon preventing person-to-person transmission, however, experts now believe the virus could also be spread in wastewater. Earlier this week, it emerged that analysis of sewage in the UK could provide important data on the spread of COVID-19. However, Professor Richard Quilliam’s new paper — […]

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Even you, Minister Ali Sabry?

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala A HAPPY PEACEFUL PROSPEROUS HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO  ALL LANKAWEB READERS INCLUDING THOSE WHO HOLD CONTRARY VIEWS TO MINE! Media secretary Viraj Abeysinghe of the Ministry of Health has issued a press statement warning against spreading false information concocted by certain politicians and websites regarding the subject of whether to bury […]

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ABOLISH THE PROVINCIAL COUNCILS – Do what must be done. Do not hesitate. A New Constitution

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Stanley Gunaratne  There has been recent noise to perpetuate Provincial Councils by various politicians – including within the government ranks. What of the PEOPLE’S VIEW? These useless politicians are as clumsy as they are incompetent and treasonous – the whole lot of them. To have come up with this ridiculous proposal to hold Provincial Council […]

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Sri Lanka’s proposed New Constitution must reconnect itself to the country’s pre – colonial rich heritage

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

by Senaka Weeraratna The making of Sri Lanka’s Constitution from the time of the Soulbury Commission (1944) has been an exercise that had completely ignored the Dharmic religious background and civilizational history of Sri Lanka.  Sri Lanka is a nation state but is also an unique civilizational state with a set of Dharmic values the […]

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Prime Minister’s New Year Message

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Mahinda Rajapaksa Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka New Year is a hopeful time for all of us, as we bid farewell to 2020, we must welcome the new year with renewed strength and determination. We are filled with gratitude for the unfaltering support the Sri Lankan people have instilled in […]

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නව වසර සුභාශිංසනය

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය සෞභාග්‍යයේ බලාපොරොත්තු පිබිදෙන 2021 නව වසරට සුභාශිංසන පළ කරනුයේ ඉමහත් සතුටිනි. සුරක්ෂිත දේශයක් වෙනුවෙන් අපගේ මාතෘභූමියේ අනාගතය උදෙසා ජනතාව අප කෙරෙහි තැබූ විශ්වාසය සහෘදව සිහිපත් කරමු. නව රජයේ මේ දක්වා ගෙවී ගිය කාලය ඉතා කෙටි වුවද එම කාලය ජනතාවගේ අභිලාශයන් වෙනුවෙන් යෙදවීමට හැකිවීම අභිමානයකි. වසර පහක කාලයක් ඇණහිට […]

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නව වසරට සුභාශිංසන

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

ඒ.ජේ.එම්.මුසම්මිල් ඌව පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර නව වසර යනු අප ජීවන රටාව තුළ මුහුණ පෑමට සිදු වූ ජය පරාජය හා අඩු ලුහුඩුකම් දෙස නැවත හැරී බැලීමට අවශ්‍යය මොහොතකි. පිරිසිදු චේතනාවන් මුසු අවංක කැප කිරීම් කිරීමෙන් කළ නොහැක්කක් නොමැති බව ලොවටම සපථ කළ ජාතියක් ලෙස අපගේ යුතුකම් නොපිරිහෙලා ඉටු කිරීම අපගේ වගකීමකි. සිංහල, දෙමළ, මුස්ලිම්, මැලේ, බර්ගර් යන […]

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Photo Feature: Galle Face promenade comes to life at dusk

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 31: One of the most attractive landmarks in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, is the Galle Face Green, a 5-hectare open sea-side field with a promenade running along the water’s edge.   Flanked by the colonial-era Galle Face Hotel, built in 1864, in the south, and the more recently put up […]

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2020 was a very stressful year for Sri Lankans

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/newsin.asia Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 31: The coronavirus pandemic, which began in March and is still on, made 2020 a very stressful year for Sri Lankans of all classes, particularly the poor and the lower middle classes. The pandemic directly stalled economic development because of lockdowns, curfews and movement restrictions. It indirectly disrupted communal […]

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Spread of Buddhist Education in Sri Lanka; the role played by Col Olcott and Theosophists

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

by Dr D Chandraratna Courtesy The Island The Olcott Oration delivered to the Old Boys Association of Ananda College (November 2020, Perth, Western Australia) It can be gauged from the Buddhist publications in and around 1880s that the ordinary Sinhalese were experiencing an acute sense of despair and disquiet that colonialism had brought about a […]

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592 more coronavirus cases identified within the day in Sri Lanka

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The total count of Covid-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka reached 43,299 as 171 more persons were tested positive for the virus.  The Department of Government Information said 592 fresh cases have been detected within the day. According to the Health Ministry’s data, 35,329 of the confirmed patients have made complete recoveries from […]

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Covid death total exceed 200

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News 05 more COVID- 19, deaths have been reported increasing COVID- 19, death toll in Sri Lanka to 204. There were only 20 deaths as at end of October. During the last two months there have been 184 deaths reported. A male, aged 72, a resident of Dharga town passed away while receiving […]

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Kattankudy Divisional Secretary area isolated

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Kattankudy Divisional Secretariat area has been isolated with effect from today (31), says the Batticaloa District Government Agent/District Secretary K. Karunakaran. A total of 26 persons were tested positive in 549 rapid antigen tests carried out on employees and owners of business establishments in Batticaloa town yesterday (30). Twenty-three of the virus-infected persons […]

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WHO predicts COVID-19 will become endemic

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana World Health Organization officials are predicting that the destiny” of the COVID-19 virus is to become endemic, suggesting it could continue to spread through the population at a steady rate despite a global vaccination effort. At a news conference, several senior WHO officials warned that the development of COVID-19 vaccines is no guarantee […]

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