Archive for January 11th, 2021

America’s descent into the depths of disastrous Trumpism

Monday, January 11th, 2021

H. L. D. Mahindapala Democracy is fragile. It is more fragile that the window panes of the Congress that were smashed by the mob unleashed by President Donald Trump. It is the ultimate symbol of the desecration of American democracy. The world watched in horror as the misinformed, misguided, politically driven mob went berserk destroying […]

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පාර්ලිමෙන්තු පොකුර?

Monday, January 11th, 2021

වාගිස ප්‍රනාන්දු විසිනි. මෙවැනි මාතෘකාවක් අරඹයා මෙතරම් ඉක්මණට ලිපියක් ලිවීමට සිදුවෙතැයි ඔබ මෙන්ම මාද සිතුවේ නැත. නමුත් සිතූ දේ නොම වේ – නොසිතූ දේම වේ යන්න අනුුව යමින් අද මේ ප්‍රවෘත්තිය ගැන අපට සාකච්චා කරන්නට අවස්ථාව සහ වරම හිමිවී ඇත. එම අවස්ථාව සහ වරම අපට හිමිවී ඇත්තේ රටේ සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමතිවරියට පිං සිදුවන්නට බව මුළින්ම කෘතගුණපූර්වකව […]

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India-Lanka ties in choppy waters again?

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Courtesy Deccanherald External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s recent visit to Sri Lanka has only underscored the continuing differences between New Delhi and Colombo on key issues. The only issue on which the two sides seemed to agree was on continued cooperation in figh… Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/second-edit/india-lanka-ties-in-choppy-waters-again-937961.html

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Park & Ride City Bus Service from today

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The ‘Park & Ride City Bus Service’ system, will come to effect from today from the Makumbura Multi-modal Transport Centre (MTC), State Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama said. He said the launching ceremony of the system will be held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.  The Park & Ride system […]

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31 MPs asked to self-quarantine in Sri Lanka

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 31 Members of Parliament have been asked to self-quarantine in Sri Lanka thus far, after three parliamentarians were identified as Covid-19 positive recently. This includes 10 MPs who were identified as close associates of Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara, who had tested positive for the virus earlier today.  Sergeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando stated […]

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Sri Lanka reports another 8 deaths from COVID-19

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total count of COVID-19 fatalities in Sri Lanka has gone up as 8 more deaths were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services. On January 06, a 52-year-old prison inmate has succumbed to COVID-19 related pneumonia upon admittance to the Welikada Prison Hospital. A 61-year-old male from Rajagiriya has passed away on […]

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Sri Lanka reports 568 more COVID-19 infections

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Government Information Department reports that 283 more persons have tested positive for Covid-19, increasing today’s tally of fresh cases to 568 thus far. The total number of positive cases reported from the Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda, and prisons clusters so far stands at 45,186. The total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the country […]

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AG to drop murder case against Pillayan

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General’s Department today informed the Batticaloa High Court that it will not continue with the case against MP Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan” regarding the murder of former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham. Senior State Counsel Madhawa Tennakoon informed the Batticaloa High Court of this decision today (11). Six defendants including Pillayan have […]

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