Archive for February 16th, 2021

SkyRocketing Prices: Is there a Remedy?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

by Garvin Karunaratne Sky rocketing prices of vegetables and fruit has happened to be the order of the day. Once we did have a method to control inflation by ensuring that traders cannot keep a fat margin. That was the system built up by Sri Lankan administrators RH Basset and BLW Fernando Commissioners of the […]

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Sri Lankan infection rate heading towards 100,000; Quo Vadis COVID 19?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

By Raj Gonsalkorale The Latin phrase Quo Vadis denotes an episode from the life of Saint Peter, as told in the New Testament Apocrypha and the ‘Golden Legend’. Peter fled from Rome during the persecution of Christians under the emperor Nero; as he was travelling along the Appian Way he met Christ in a vision. […]

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යුද්ධයකදී නතර නොකළ සංවර්ධනය කොවිඩ් හමුවේ නතර වෙන්නෙ නැහැ – ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය යුද්ධය පවතිද්දිත් රටේ සංවර්ධන කටයුතු අඛන්ඩව ක්‍රියාත්මක කළා මෙන් කොවිඩ් වසංගතය හමුවේදිත් රටේ සංවර්ධන කටයුතු කිසි ලෙසකත් නතර නොකර ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන බව ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2021.02.16 දින විශ්වාසය පළ කළේය. වයඹ පළාත් මහ ඇළ ව්‍යාපෘතියේ මහකිතුල හා මහකිරුළ ජලාශවල ඉදිකිරීම් කටයුතු යාපහුව ඉරුදෙනියාය කෝන්ගහ මංසන්ධියේ දී සමාරම්භ කරමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය […]

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සුපිරි ත්‍යාගලාභීන් 09 දෙනෙකුට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා චෙක්පත් ප්‍රදානය කරයි

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ජාතික ලොතරැයි මණ්ඩලය විසින් බිහි කළ සුපිරි ත්‍යාගලාභීන් සඳහා ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද 2021.02.15 දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ චෙක්පත් ප්‍රදානය කෙරිණි. මාස 03ක් වැනි කෙටි කාලයක් තුළ ජාතික ලොතරැයි මණ්ඩල විසින්  බිහි කළ සුපිරි ත්‍යාගලාභීන් 09 දෙනෙකු සඳහා රුපියල් කෝටි 52ක් ඉක්මවූ මුදල් චෙක්පත් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ සුරතින් මෙලෙස අදාළ ත්‍යාගලාභීන් වෙත […]

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Ex-UN Assistant General Secretary won’t comment on ‘confidentiality clause’ preventing verification of war crimes allegations

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island AFormer UN Assistant Secretary General and the author of ‘the report of the Secretary-General’s Internal Review Panel on UN action in Sri Lanka’ Charles Petrie has declined to explain why the UN deliberately thwarted verification of unsubstantiated allegations against Sri Lanka by way of a controversial confidentiality clause.  The Island raised […]

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Ceylon Graphite poised to resume production at its K1 mine in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Courtesy proactiveinvestors.com “Production will scale over 2021 and beyond,” said Bharat Parashar, the miner’s CEO Mining was interrupted mining twice in 2020/21 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Ceylon Graphite Corp (CVE:CYL) (OTCMKTS:CYLYF) (FRA:CCY) has told investors it is set to resume output at its K1 asset in Sri Lanka now planned upgrades to the shaft […]

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President’s Office denies ex-US Ambassador’s claim ‘Killing of LTTE leaders who surrendered’

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island … recalls US Defence Advisor in Colombo contradicting battlefield executions President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Office yesterday (15) strongly denied a claim by former US Ambassador for War Crimes and Global Criminal Justice Stephen Rapp (2009-2015) that wartime Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa had admitted to killing LTTE leaders followign their surrender […]

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Six new Covid-19 deaths in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has recorded 06 more Covid-19 related deaths today (February 16), Director-General of Health Services confirmed. This brings the total count of novel coronavirus fatalities in the country to 409, the Department of Government Information said. One of the deceased is a 74-year-old man from Panadura area. He has passed away at […]

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Coronavirus: 756 positive cases confirmed today

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 463 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (February 16), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Thereby, Sri Lanka has detected 756 new positive cases of COVID-19 within the day. As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed so far in the country now stands at 77,184. Recoveries from […]

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Channa Jayasumana appointed Acting Health Minister

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Prof. Channa Jayasumana has been appointed as the Acting Cabinet Minister of Health, says the President’s Media Division (PMD). He is also the State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals. Prof. Jayasumana will serve in his new portfolio until Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi, who is under medical care for Covid-19, […]

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Gammanpila reveals President’s pledge on dual citizens engaging in politics

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Minister Udaya Gammanpila says that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has given a pledge that the dual citizens will be deprived of the right to participate in politics under the new constitution. The President has given the pledge to 10 political parties, says Co-Cabinet Spokesman Gammanpila. Addressing a Cabinet media briefing today (16), the Minister […]

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