Archive for January 4th, 2021

Unrealities of call for Covid-related burials: London protestor’s carrion call

Monday, January 4th, 2021

By Rohana R. Wasala I would like to kindly alert  readers to certain distorted versions of my articles,and forged documents falsely attributed to my authorship appearing in a fakeFace Book account created in my name by an unknown person, who is probably assuming a pseudonym. However, there are an unknown number of genuine social media […]

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It will take a lot to bury 2020, but let’s give thanks for being alive

Monday, January 4th, 2021

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E The year 2020 was eminently forgettable and that has very little to do with politics. The obvious need not be stated. As for the political, we had parliamentary elections and the passage of the 20th Amendment. The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna effectively consolidated its hold on power, securing close to a two-thirds majority. […]

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A (13-A) dilemma: How can you unite by dividing? Part 1

Monday, January 4th, 2021

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. Tamil-speaking people, after the defeat of the LTTE, see the Provincial Councils as an adequate sharing of power, given some minor modifications that were acceptable to them at the APRC, within a single unitary state.” LSSP communique issued by Tissa Vitharana, Island January 3, 2021 I delivered Sri Lankan Tamils more […]

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Sri Lanka needs a confidence boost to lift it out of the morass it is in; Time for a National approach to governance?

Monday, January 4th, 2021

By Raj Gonsalkorale The year 2020 ended with the COVID pandemic raging unabated, not just in Sri Lanka but throughout the world and bringing down the world as we all knew it. Economies of countries from the superrich to the very poor have all crumbled and health services are bursting at the seams. Education has […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රසව හා නාරිවේදී විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍යවරුන්ගේ සංගමයේ 35 වැනි සභාපතිවරයා එම ධූරයට පිහිටුවීම අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් පැවැත්වෙයි

Monday, January 4th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රසව හා නාරිවේදී විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍යවරුන්ගේ සංගමයේ 35 වැනි සභාපති විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය ප්‍රදීප් ද සිල්වා මහතා එම ධූරයේ පිහිටුවීමේ උත්සවය ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද 2021.01.03 සවස පැවැත්විණි. කොළඹ බණ්ඩාරනායක අනුස්මරණ ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලා පරිශ්‍රයේ නෙළුම් ශාලාවේ පැවැති මෙම උත්සව අවස්ථාව ආරම්භ වූයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සම්ප්‍රාප්තිය සමඟිනි. […]

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කොතලාවලපුර සමාධි බෞද්ධ මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ රන්වැට සහිත බෝධි ප්‍රාකාරය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා අතින් විවෘත වෙයි

Monday, January 4th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය රත්මලාන, කොතලාවලපුර සමාධි බෞද්ධ මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ ඉදි කළ රන්වැට සහිත බෝධි ප්‍රාකාරය ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද 2021.01.04 දින විවෘත විය. රත්මලාන, කොතලාවලපුර සමාධි බෞද්ධ මධ්‍යස්ථානාධිපති, මාතර වෙහෙරහේන පූර්වාරාම රාජමහා විහාරාධිවාසී, පූජ්‍ය මාපලගම බුද්ධසිරි නාහිමියන්ගේ අනුශාසනා පරිදි සිවිල් ආරක්ෂක දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ ශ්‍රම දායකත්වයෙන් මෙම රන්වැට සහිත බෝධි ප්‍රාකාරය ඉදි කර තිබේ. කටුබැද්ද […]

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Importance of Jaishankar’s visit to Sri Lanka beginning on Tuesday

Monday, January 4th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, January 4 (newsin.asia): The Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S Jaishankar, will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka from January 5 to 7 at the invitation of the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Dinesh Gunawardena. Dr.Jaishankar will hold discussions with his counterpart and Sri Lanka’s leadership on the entire gamut […]

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Lankan Ministry of Epidemics denies appointing panel on disposal of COVID dead

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, January 4: The Sri Lankan State Ministry of Primary Healthcare, Epidemics, and Primary Disease Control has refuted media reports claiming that a committee has been appointed to make recommendations on the issues surrounding the cremation of the remains of Covid victims in Sri Lanka. Issuing a statement, the Ministry said there is […]

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කොරෝනා ඇමතිනි වහා ඩවුන් යයි.. වලලන කමිටුව පත් කලේ තමන් නොවේ කියයි.. කැබිනට් ප‍්‍රකාශකද නොදනී.. වලලන කමිටුව දෙමවුපියන් නැතිවෙයි….

Monday, January 4th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් කොරෝනා මෘත දේහ වැලලීම සඳහා නිර්දේශ දුන් කමිටුව තමන් විසින් පත් කරන ලද්දක් නොවන බව ප්‍රාථමික සෞඛ්‍ය සේවා, වසංගත රෝග සහ කොවිඩ් රෝග පාලනය පිළිබද රාජ්‍ය ඇමතිනි සුදර්ශණී ප්‍රනාන්දු පුල්ලේ මහත්මියගේ මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය සදහන් කරයි. ඒ බව සදහන් කරමින් එම මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය විසින් නිකුත් කරන ලද නිවේදනයක් පහතින් දැක්වේ. රජයේ […]

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People have to live with COVID-19 pandemic this year too: HSDG

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror People will have to live with the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic even this year and therefore, they should be prepared to adapt to the conditions and live adhering to health guidelines, Health Services Director General Dr. Asela Gunawardane said. He said this after paying an inspection tour to the new kidney hospital […]

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A Harvard professor says an alien visited in 2017 and more are coming

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror When the first sign of intelligent life first visits us from space, it won’t be a giant saucer hovering over New York. More likely, it will be an alien civilization’s trash.  Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy, believes he’s already found some of that garbage.  In his upcoming […]

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COVID-19 fatality count in Sri Lanka reaches 215

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services confirms that Sri Lanka’s fatality count from COVID-19 has risen with 02 more deaths caused by the virus. Two men, both residents of Ratnapura, have succumbed to the virus pushing the COVID-19 death count to 215. A 71-year-old man had passed away at the Ratnapura Teaching Hospital on […]

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277 more Covid-19 cases push total count past 45,000

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total count of Covid-19 cases reported in Sri Lanka reached 45,242 as more persons were tested positive for the virus.  The Department of Government Information said 277 more fresh cases have been detected within the day. Reportedly, 261 of the new cases are close contacts of the Peliyagoda fish market cluster. The […]

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Navy apprehends 04 with drugs worth over Rs 600 mn

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A special operation carried out by Sri Lanka Navy in the seas off Negombo led to the apprehension of 04 suspects with drugs worth over Rs 600 million. The Western Naval Command today (04) intercepted a suspicious multiday fishing trawler off Negombo and apprehended 04 suspects with over 100 kg of Crystal Methamphetamine […]

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Customs seize 7,500 kg of illegally imported turmeric

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Customs has seized 7,500 kilograms of turmeric illegally imported into the country under the guise of importing wheat flour.  Customs spokesman Sunil Jayaratne said that the stock of turmeric was found inside a container shipped from India on December 20, declared as wheat flour.  The container was searched based on information […]

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