Archive for February 9th, 2021

FROM TWO MEASURES OF RICE TO CHEAP DHAL, SUGAR, AND OTHERS

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Mr.Bandula Gunawardane, a minister of the government expressed in a recent press conference that the government has decided to reduce the prices of dhal (lentil), sugar, rice, and other several consumer items. He again stated in the parliament that the gazette notice has been canceled as no retailer sells goods for a […]

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The West vs Global South: “You Have the Numbers. We Have the Money”

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Thalif Deen Courtesy The Daily News Sri Lanka’s envoy in China Dr Palitha Kohona-Journalist Chakravarthi Raghavan When the 134-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing countries, was trying to strike a hard bargain in its negotiations with Western nations years ago, one of its envoys famously declared: You have the numbers. We […]

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Point of view on the proposed Indian expedition to Ram Setu/Adam’s Bridge

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Dr Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara As it is revealed (Jan 31 (Island) Indian scientists will soon undertake a possibly first scientific expedition to date the chain of corals and sediments forming the Ram Setu, also known as Adam’s Bridge. This 48-km long bridge-like structure between India and SL finds mention in the great Hindu epic Ramayana, […]

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THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 6

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS Peduru Hewage William de Silva (1908-1988) was the only son of a wealthy professional family of Batapola, near Ambalangoda. William studied at the Buddhist Mixed School in Batapola, then at St. John’s, Panadura, later at Richmond College, Galle, and finally at Ananda College from which he entered Ceylon University College.  He had joined […]

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The sorry fate of our 2500 year linguistic heritage

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

S. Akurugoda I remember the days before 1956, when the official language of the country was English.  Most of the Sinhala schools in villages had classes up to 8th standard and those who wanted to do higher studies in English had to go to collages in the main cities.   All most all the government officials […]

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ජනතාව බලාපොරොත්තු වූ සංවර්ධනය කඩිනම් කරන්න – ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ජනතා බලාපොරොත්තු ඉටුවන පරිදි රජයේ සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති නියමිත පරිදි කඩිනමින් අවසන් කිරීමට පියවර ගන්නැයි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2021.02.09 දින පැවැසීය. නාගරික සංවර්ධන හා නිවාස අමාත්‍යංශයේ පැවැති ප්‍රගති සමාලෝචන රැස්වීමට එක්වෙමින් විෂය භාර අමාත්‍යවරයා වශයෙන් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මේ බව කියා සිටියේය. කාලය සමඟ සටනක නිරතවෙමින් වසර පහක කාලයක් […]

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Was the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (Tokyo Trial) to try Japanese leaders for alleged war crimes in the second world war, a Kangaroo Court?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Senaka Weeraratna Britain was colonizing, enslaving Asian people before WW2. The British Empire ruled South Asia for 180 years. Though Japan lost WW2, however it was the consequence of Japan’s entry to war in December 1941 with its attack on Pearl Harbour that all S E Asian countries and  South Asian countries achieved their long hoped for […]

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ජාතික උරුම, ප්‍රාසංග කලා හා ග්‍රාමීය කලා ශිල්පී ප්‍රවර්ධන කටයුතු රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විදුර වික්‍රමනායක මහතා යාපනය සිවිල් සංවිධාන කේන්ද්‍රයේ කැඳවුම්කරු සම`ග පැවති සාකච්චාව මාධ්‍ය දැනුවත්කිරීමේ නිවේදනය

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

ජාතික උරුම,ප්‍රාසාංග කලා හා ග්‍රාමීය කලා ශිල්පි ප්‍රවර්ධන කටයුතු රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය. පුරාවිද්‍යාව සහ පුරාවිද්‍යාත්මක ස්ථාන පිළිබඳව යාපනයේ ජීවත්වන ජනයා තුළ වැරදි මතයක් ගෙන යාමට සමහර ද්‍රවිඩ දේශපාලඥයින් කටයුතු කරනවා යැයි යාපනය සිවිල් සංවිධාන කේන්ද්‍රයේ කැඳවුම්කරු අරුන් සිද්ධාර්ත් මහතා පවසයි. පුරාවිද්‍යාවට මුවා වී රජයේ හමුදාවන් දෙමළ ජනතාවගේ ඉඩම් බලහත්කාරයෙන් අත්පත් කර ගැනීමට කටයුතු කරන බවටද අසත්‍ය […]

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ISIL-K’s new leader heads India operations had affiliation with Haqqani network, states UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres:

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Daily Excelsior, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan’s (ISIL-K) new leader Shihab al-Muhajir heads its operations in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and is said to have had an earlier affiliation with the dreaded Haqqani Network. The 12th report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL […]

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Covid: WHO says ‘extremely unlikely’ virus leaked from lab in China

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Courtesy BBC International experts investigating the origins of Covid-19 have all but dismissed a theory that the virus came from a laboratory in China. Peter Ben Embarek, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) mission, said it was “extremely unlikely” that the virus leaked from a lab in the city of Wuhan. He said […]

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Covid-19: Travellers face £1,750 cost for England quarantine hotels

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Courtesy BBC Travellers having to stay in quarantine hotels in England will be charged £1,750 for their stay, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced. The measures, which come into force on Monday, apply to UK and Irish residents returning from 33 red list countries. Those who fail to quarantine in a government-sanctioned hotel for 10 days […]

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Exclusive : විමල්ගේ කතාවට පොහොට්ටු නායක මහින්ද ප‍්‍රතිචාර දක්වයි..

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ සහ අමාත්‍ය විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා අතර ඇතිවී තිබෙන මතභේදාත්මක තත්වය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ නායක අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අදහස් පළ කරයි. ඔහු සඳහන් කරන්නේ තමන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ නායකත්වයෙන් ඉවත් කළ යුතු බවක් විමල් වීවරංශ මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කල බවක් තමන් නොදන්නා බවයි. අගමැතිවරයා […]

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Coronavirus: Sri Lanka reports five more deaths

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has reported 05 more coronavirus related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (February 09). As per the Department of Government Information, three male patients and two female patients are among the victims. The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 370 in […]

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Sri Lanka records the highest daily count with over 900 infected cases

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Courtesy  Hiru News  Army Commander General Shavendra Silva stated that another 404 have tested postive for coronavirus infection. The total for the day has exceeded 900 with this report. Today 975 cases have been reported so far.  This is the first time that the daily count has increased beyond 900.

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AG directs IGP to conduct further investigations on Easter Attacks

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has informed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) that the Criminal Investigations and the material submitted in the respect of the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks are incomplete. Attorney General Dappula de Livera has directed IGP C. D. Wickramaratne to conduct further investigations on the matter. He has further instructed the […]

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