Archive for January 18th, 2021

THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 C9g

Monday, January 18th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS India has signed many military agreements with US and has cemented a firm military link with USA.  In recognition of this, in December 2020 US President Trump presented Prime Minister Narendra Modi with America’s highest military decoration, Legion of Merit. This is a rarely-awarded, prestigious decoration. It shows how highly US rates its […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ උපදෙසින් C City වෙළඳ සංකීර්ණයේ ඉදිකිරීම් යළි ඇරඹෙයි

Monday, January 18th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ශ්‍රී ලංකා රාජ්‍ය ඉංජිනේරු සංස්ථාවට අයත් පෑලියගොඩ C City වෙළඳ සංකීර්ණයේ ඉදිකිරීම් කටයුතු විෂය භාර අමාත්‍ය සහ ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ උපදෙස් පරිදි  අද 2021.01.18 දින නැවත ආරම්භ විය. සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශයට සමඟාමීව නාගරික සංවර්ධන හා නිවාස අමාත්‍යංශය යටතේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්ය මණ්ඩල ප්‍රධානී යෝෂිත රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ  පූර්ණ අධික්ෂණය යටතේ මෙම […]

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A day ahead of assuming of office of the Biden Administration Pathfinder and Asia Society to co-host A dialogue

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Gamini Godakanda The dialog is expected to provide policy-makers of the two countries with a better appreciation of the ground situation,challenges, opportunities and priorities that may affect the Sri Lanka – US  bilateral relationship. The US delegation will be led by Robert O. Blake Jr., former Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs under the Obama Adminstration and former Ambassador to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia. The Sri […]

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Western Hostility At March UNHRC Session Doesn’t Worry Colombo

Monday, January 18th, 2021

By P. K. Balachandran Courtesy Eurasia Review The Gotabaya Rajapaksa government in Sri Lanka is unfazed by the possibility of Western nations’ taking a hostile stance  at the March session of the UN Human Rights Council UNHRC) in Geneva. In sharp contrast to the past, Sri Lankan Tamil leaders (mainly from the Tamil-majority Northern province) […]

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Root thanks England’s lone fan for devoted support

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy france24.com Galle (Sri Lanka) (AFP) A lone England cricket fan who waited 10 months in Sri Lanka to watch his team play had unexpected phone call Monday from team captain Joe Root after they beat the hosts in the first Test. After winning the by seven wickets, Root telephoned Rob Lewis, who had been […]

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Sri Lanka to welcome back tourists, but with strict Covid-19 rules

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Mailonline Sri Lanka is famous for its picturesque beaches, but the country’s tourism industry has been devastated by the pandemic Sri Lanka will reopen its borders to foreign tourists this week after a 10-month hiatus, officials said Monday, with travellers subject to tough Covid-19 protocols. The announcement came despite a surge in Covid-19 cases […]

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Sri Lanka reopens borders to tourists this Thursday

Monday, January 18th, 2021

By Feizal Samath Courtesy ttgasia Sri Lanka will once again welcome tourists on January 21, this time under a bio bubble, following a successful pilot programme to assess the country’s capability in managing tourists under a bio bubble amid the pandemic. A daily limit of 2,500 inbound tourists has been set. While tourists do not need to undergo mandatory […]

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SRI LANKA TERMINAL WON’T BE SOLD OR LEASED

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Port strategy.com The East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port will not be sold or leased, Sri Lanka has confirmed. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the plan was to develop the terminal as an investment project that has 51% ownership by the state-owned Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and the remaining 49% as an investment […]

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Colombo HC serves indictments on Rajitha.

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court has served indictments on former minister Rajitha Senaratne and 2 others for causing losses to the state when leasing out Modera Fisheries Harbour in 2014. Indictments were served on the defendants before Colombo High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi. After the indictments were served, the court ordered the three defendants […]

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Ranjan’s parliamentary seat vacant, AG confirms

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has declared that Ranjan Ramanayake’s seat in the parliament has fallen vacant due to his conviction and prison sentence. The Attorney General has advised the Secretary-General of the Parliament on this matter today (18), according to the Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne. On January 12, […]

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Six more COVID-19 deaths take count to 270

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Another six coronavirus-related deaths reported today (January 18) have brought Sri Lanka’s total fatality count to 270. One of the deceased is a 63-year-old woman from Colombo 13 who succumbed to COVID-19 pneumonia and acute diabetes. She had passed away at the Colombo National Hospital on January 17. A male, aged 80 years, […]

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Sri Lanka registers 627 new coronavirus cases within the day

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 numbers saw another surge today, as 295 more persons were tested positive for the virus. Department of Government Information confirmed that all 295 of the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda fish market. Accordingly, a total of 627 new cases have been reported within […]

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Minister of Education, Prof. G. L. Peiris, enters into self-isolation

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Minister of Education, Prof. G. L. Peiris, has entered into a period of self-isolation, sources say. This is after being identified as a contact of State Minister Piyal Nishantha who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Earlier today (18), State Minister of Women and Child Development, Pre-School & Primary Education, School Infrastructure & […]

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Piyal Nishantha contracts COVID-19

Monday, January 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana State Minister of Women and Child Development, Pre-School & Primary Education, School Infrastructure & Education Services Piyal Nishantha has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus infection. This was confirmed following a Rapid Antigen test for the virus, Ada Derana reporter stated. State Minister Nishantha is the 4th Member of the Parliament to contract […]

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