Archive for January 13th, 2021

TNA has asked for almost a separate state

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Prof. N.A.de S. Amaratunga  TNA has submitted its proposals to the Experts Committee appointed to  draft a new Constitution. What they have asked for is far in excess of the devolution package granted in the 13th Amendment. The powers that are demanded exceeds those granted to the states in India which is a federal country. […]

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Prime Minister’s Thai Pongal message

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Mahinda RajapaksaPrime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka It is with immense pleasure that I wish all Tamil devotees in Sri lanka and all over the world a very happy Thai Pongal festival. In the Hindu-Tamil Calendar, the first month of the year is known as ‘Thai’, and ‘Pongal’ infers a new […]

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සුභාශිංසන පණිවිඩය

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේඅග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ලොව පුරා දමිළ ජනතාව බැතියෙන් සමරනු ලබන තෛපොංගල් උත්සවයට සුභාශිංසන එක් කරනුයේ ඉමහත් සතුටිනි. හින්දු දින දර්ශනයට අනුව පළමු මාසය තෛ” යනුවෙන් හැදින්වෙන අතර පොංගල් යන්නෙන් උදාව යන්න අර්ථවත් වේ. කෘෂිකාර්මික කටයුතු සාර්ථක කර ගැනීමට හිරු දෙවියන් ඇතුලු ස්වභාවධර්මය දුන් ශක්තියට කෘතගුණ සැළකීම මුල් කරගෙන නව වසරේ උදාව සමරනු […]

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තෛපොංගල් සුභ පැතුම්

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

ඌව පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ස්වභාව ධර්මයට කෘතගුණ සලකණු වස් සමරනු ලබන තෛපොංගල් උත්සවය වෙනුවෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවාසී සහ ලෝකවාසී සියලූ හින්දු බැතිමතුන් වෙත මාගේ තෛපොංගල්  සුභ පැතුම එක් කිරීමට අවස්ථාව ලැබීම පිළිබඳව බෙහෙවින් සතුටු වන්නෙමි. මානව සංවර්ධනය ආරම්භයේ සිට ස්වභාව ධර්මය හා බැඳුනු මිනිසා, ස්වභාව සෞන්දර්යය ප්‍රථාපවත්  කරන හිරු දෙවියන් වන්දනා කිරීම කෙරෙහි තබා ඇති අපරිමිත විශ්වාසය […]

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Lankan President says Eastern Container Terminal will be a JV between Lanka, India and other parties

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

By P. K. Balachandran/newsin.asia Colombo, January 13: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday assured representatives of Port Trade Unions that the Eastern Container Terminal (ECT) in the Colombo Port will not be sold or leased out. The President, who met representatives of the port unions, made it clear that  the plan is to develop […]

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Pillayan’s two-point agenda for Lanka’s Eastern Province

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran/newsin.asia Colombo, January 13 (newsin.asia): The Batticaloa High Court on Wednesday released Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, a Member of Parliament and former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, after the Attorney General’s department said on Monday that it would not pursue the murder case against him. The Court of Appeal had earlier ruled that […]

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UK strain of coronavirus detected in person visiting Sri Lanka

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The new variant of the COVID-19 virus found in the United Kingdom (UK) has been detected in a person who has visited Sri Lanka, says Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera. This has been identified during tests carried out focusing on people arriving in Sri Lanka from foreign countries. Reportedly, the infected person had […]

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Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll climbs to 247

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 03 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed. Following the new development, total deaths reported in the country has climbed to 247. One of the deceased is a 66-year-old male from the Battaramulla area. He had been transferred to the Homagama Base Hospital from the Colombo National […]

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With 687 new Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka, total cross 50,000

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Covid-19 infections registered in Sri Lanka crossed 50,000 as 378 more persons have tested positive today (January 13). The Government Information Department said the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda fish market cluster.  A total of 687 cases have been reported within the day so far. As […]

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Ajith Prasanna granted bail

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Major (Retired) Ajith Prasanna, who was in remand custody, has been released on bail by the Court of Appeal. Three defendants including Ajith Prasanna and two naval intelligence officers are accused of holding a press conference and intimidating witnesses in the case against several navy officials over the abduction and disappearance of 11 […]

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