Archive for January 22nd, 2021

How representative of the Tamils is the ITAK/TNA?

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

The Tamil National Alliance was formed in 2001 by the LTTE and became known as LTTE’s political wing. The rationale to create a political wing was probably the outcome of 9/11 and the US steered global ‘war against terror’. The TNA has contested 2 Parliamentary elections with backing of LTTE in 2001 and 2004 while […]

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COVID 19 Variant in South Africa Exposes Ineffectiveness of COVID Vaccines? As reported by Julia Belluz and Umair Irfan for Microsoft News and reproduced

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

By The Sri Lanka Study Circle  https://www.msn.com/en-xl/northamerica/top-stories/why-scientists-are-more-worried-about-the-covid-19-variant-discovered-in-south-africa/ar-BB1d02fQ?ocid=msedgdhp Why scientists are more worried about the Covid-19 variant discovered in South Africa  On January 15, US public health officials warned that a more contagious variant of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 could dominate infections in the United States by March. That grim warning referred to B.1.1.7, a variant […]

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“The Historical and Philosophical Background of Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka“-Ven. Dr. Rambukwelle Devananda

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Book Review Dr. Sudath Gunasekara B. A.  (Hons) (Geography) Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Ph. D. (Agriculture) Book Review Dr. Sudath Gunasekara B. A.  (Hons) (Geography) Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Ph. D. (Agriculture) Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Visiting Lecture Univ. Peradeniya, Retired Permanent Secretary to Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaarnaayaka (SLAS) 21.1.2021. Ven. Dr. Rambukwelle DevanadaThera Chief incumbent of Sri […]

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An Englishman calls the Sinhalese ‘ a very highly civilized race ‘

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Senaka Weeraratna Sinhala Buddhists are the most demonized ethnic group in South Asia, despite their tolerance of other races and religions. The following is an account written by an Englishman named Campbell in 1932, on his trip to Australia from Ceylon, accompanying a group of about 500 (largely Sinhalese), on the ship SS Devonshire, in […]

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ECT and CDL in the Colombo Harbour -an analogue

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Dr SARATH OBEYSEKERA Ex CEO Colombo Dockyard  Colombo dockyard previously a part of the port commission was owned by Sri  Lanka Ports Authority which was offered to a Japanese company called Onomichi Dockyard where 51 % ownership was transferred lot stock and barrel with two docks and fully equipped and skilled workforce with fully-fledged workshops […]

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Health minister test positive for covid?

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Unconfirmed reports state that Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has tested positive for COVID19. This was based on a rapid antigen test conducted. However, the minister who was subject to a PCR test is awaiting results. False negative results tend to occur more often with antigen tests than with molecular tests.  This is […]

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India welcomes emergency use approval of COVISHIELD vaccines in Sri Lanka

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Government of Sri Lanka has conveyed that approval was granted for the emergency use of COVISHIELD vaccines, says the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka. In a tweet posted today (January 22), the High Commission said this clears the way to schedule the delivery of vaccines from India to the island nation. […]

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Coronavirus: 787 positive cases in total confirmed today

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 numbers saw another surge today (January 22), as 441 more persons were tested positive for the virus. Department of Government Information confirmed that 438 of the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster. The remaining 03 were identified as arrivals from foreign countries; 02 […]

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Two more people fall victim to Covid-19

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Two more Covid-19 related fatalities have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Health says. Following the new development, total lives claimed by the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country has reached 278. One of the victims was identified as an 82-year-old man from Colombo 08. He had been transferred to the […]

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Some Questions regarding Sinhala & Tamil language

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

There is much ado about the claims that the 1956 Official Language Act was responsible for the present ‘ethnic conflict’. The advocate of this notion must explain how ITAK formed in 1949 sought to create a Tamil Nation as per translation of its name? They must also explain how grievance over Sinhala language could be […]

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