Archive for January 16th, 2021

Lessons Learnt from Lies of Trump

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

H. L. D. Mahindapala After giving leadership to his futile and disastrous insurrection to remain in the White House Donald Trump, the lame duck President of America, has agreed at last to move out – I wouldn’t call it a peaceful transition of power — on January 20,  leaving America in shambles. There are more […]

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Sri Lanka moves away from the notorious Structural Adjustment of the IMF

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

By Garvin Karunaratne, PhD Michigan States University   Introduction  The Central Bank Governor’s statement:  The New Economic Model deviates from notorious Structural Adjustment “(Sunday Times: 20/12/2020) marks a watershed in the economic policies of Sri Lanka.  He has added that ” Sri Lanka will move away from an import oriented market economy towards a production-oriented strategy”.  It is also stated that working within […]

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කොවිඩ් එන්නත ලබා දීම භයානක ප්‍රවේශයකි

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්              වර්තමාන වසංගත තත්වය පාලනය කිරීම සඳහා තිබෙන එකම විකල්පය එන්නත්කරණය යයි දැඩිව විශ්වාස කරන ආණ්ඩුවක් අප ඉදිරියේ තිබේ. කුමන හෝ එන්නතක් විදේශයකින් ගෙන්වා ගැනීම සඳහා විශේෂ නිළධාරියෙකුද පත් කර ඇති මෙම ආණ්ඩුව වෙනත් විකල්පයක් ගැන නොසිතන තරම්ය.වර්තමාන සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමතිවරියත් වසංගත පාලනය සඳහා පත් කර ඇති රාජ්‍ය ඇමතිවරියත් විකල්පයක් ගැන කතා කිරීමත් කාලය […]

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What’s in a name?

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Colombo, January 16: What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet,” said Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. True as this may be in many cases, there are situations in which the name means a lot. It may have a desirable or an […]

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Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai infection rates dip below 1, India’s overall R value now at 1.16

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

Courtesy The Print In major metros, the rate of Covid spread has slowed significantly. An epidemic is considered to have been arrested when the R value remains below 1 consistently. New Delhi: India’s effective reproduction number ‘R’ for Covid-19 — a key parameter to measure the rate of infection — has reduced to 1.16 this week […]

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Over 12,000 inmates released to reduce overcrowding at prisons

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A total number of 12,339 prison inmates have been released from prisons across the country since December 1, 2020 upto today, in order to reduce congestion privailing in prisons. Prison spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said accordingly, 1,100 remanded male prisoners and 26 female inmates were among the released. Moreover, 10,832 male suspects […]

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US State Dept. reviews foreign terrorist organizations; LTTE continues to be banned organisation

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The US State Department has amended its Foreign Terrorist Organisations (FTO) list and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) remains to be a banned organisation in it, the State Department said. Under the Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations list, the LTTE can be seen listed as an organisation designated since 10/8/1997. […]

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Sri Lanka’s coronavirus death toll at 256

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka reports another death from the coronavirus pandemic, pushing the total fatality count to 256 cases, the Director-General of Health Services stated. The deceased is an 82-year-old woman residing in the Ethulkotte area, the Department of Government Information confirmed. She had passed away today (January 16) at the National Institute of Infectious […]

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715 More coronavirus cases move total count past 52,000

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 numbers saw another surge today, as 372 more persons were tested positive for the virus. Department of Government Information confirmed that 357 of the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda fish market. The remaining cases are reported from the prison cluster. Accordingly, a total […]

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Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2 million: John Hopkins tally

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the threat. The milestone was reached just over a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The number […]

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