Archive for September 17th, 2021

Youth population highly reluctant to get jabs in Colombo

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Sept 17 (DailyMirror) – People who haven’t received their vaccines as yet, are not only putting themselves in danger but the others as well. The younger population aged from 20 to 29 years show great reluctance in receiving the COVID jab in the Colombo City, CMC Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. […]

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World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” reports manipulated data

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 17 (newsin.asia): The World Bank announced on Thursday that it has paused” or temporarily discontinued, its Doing Business Report” (DBR), following publication of internal audits and reviews into the report that revealed serious ethical concerns of data manipulation, shattering trust in the rankings. The DBR had been paused” after data irregularities […]

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Red list booking surge: Holiday sites see increase in demand for trips to Maldives, Mexico and Sri Lanka with government set to halve number of no-go destinations in travel shake-up

Friday, September 17th, 2021

By MARK DUELL FOR MAILONLINE and DAVID CHURCHILL and JASON GROVES FOR THE DAILY MAIL Courtesy MailOnline Travel experts anticipate ‘large increase in bookings this weekend’ for foreign trips if changes take place Government is expected to tear up testing rules for the fully vaccinated in time for the half-term holidays Expedia says Mexico is most popular red list country […]

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Thailand Covid: Idle taxis used to grow food for out-of-work drivers

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy BBC In a car park in the Thai capital Bangkok, green shoots sprout from the roofs of colourful taxis. Thailand’s tough Covid-19 restrictions have left the city’s hectic streets quiet, putting taxi drivers out of work. As fares dried up, many drivers left the city for their home villages, leaving so-called taxi graveyards behind. […]

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Anagarika Dharmapala – 157th Birth Anniversary ( Date of Birth – September 17, 1864) The Life and Legacy of Anagarika Dharmapala

Friday, September 17th, 2021

By Senaka Weeraratna In the modern history of Sri Lanka no one stands taller than Anagarika Dharmapala. In a country that had witnessed the overthrow of its last king in 1815, seen successive waves of Portuguese, Dutch and British invasions sweeping away much of the traditional Buddhist culture of the country, the unsolicited entry of […]

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ජගත් කුමාර ඉල්ලා අස්වෙයි.. ජනපතිට ලිපිය යවයි.. ගාමිණි ලොකුගේ-සරත් වීරසේකර කුපාඩි වැඩ කරන බව කියයි..

Friday, September 17th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ජගත් කුමාර මහතා පාදුක්ක ප‍්‍රාදේශීය සංවර්ධන කමිටුවේ සභාපති ධූරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වී තිබේ. ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා වෙත ලිපියක් යවමින් ඔහු සඳහන් කරන්නේ තමන් එම ධුරයට පත් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ස්තූතිවන්ත වන බවයි. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් කොළඹ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ඔහු කියා සිටියේ ගාමිණී ලොකුගේ […]

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Revelation of Ven. Gnanasara Thera – Several parties express views (Video)

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Several parties expressed their views today (17) regarding the revelation of Ven. Gnanasara Thera and the response of the Archbishop of Colombo. The National Organizer of the ‘Sinhale’ National Organization Pradeep Sanjeewa presented to the media an audio recording of a conversation that took place between former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and […]

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NEWS‘Ratwatte’s boorish actions unbecoming of a Minister’

Friday, September 17th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando  Courtesy The Island DEW alleges cover-up, warns of dire consequences One-time Prisons Minister Dew Gunasekera yesterday (16) called for an immediate police investigation into SLPP lawmaker Lohan Ratwatte’s recent wild behaviour inside the Anuradhapura prison, where he issued death threats to two LTTEers incarcerated there. Gunasekera pointed out that the minister had […]

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Cabraal on relaxing Sri Lanka’s import restrictions

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s central bank chief says that the government does not want to keep the import restrictions which are currently in place for too long and that he would like to see them being eased out after a certain period as the restrictions do have an impact on investor confidence.  During a live […]

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UK removes Sri Lanka from travel ‘red list’

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has been removed from the United Kingdom’s Red List” – which requires hotel quarantine for all arrivals – effective from next Wednesday, according to the Sri Lankan High Commission in London. Sri Lanka has been removed from the UK’s Red List which will take effect from 4.00 a.m. of 22 September […]

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Sri Lanka reports another 121 coronavirus deaths

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 121 coronavirus related deaths for September 16, increasing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 11,938. According to the figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the victims reported today includes 62 males and 59 females. One of the deceased is below […]

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Sri Lanka exceeds 500,000 total COVID-19 cases with 2,078 new coronavirus cases on Friday

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 2,078 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the total above 500,000 cases since the start of the pandemic. According to the Govt. Information Department, another 800 persons have tested positive for the virus, increasing the daily total to 2,078. This includes 792 new cases associated with the ‘New Year […]

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IGP instructed to investigate complaint against Lohan Ratwatte

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has received a complaint against State Minister Lohan Ratwatte in connection with the incidents at the Welikada and Anuradhapura prisons.  Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara has instructed IGP Chandana Wickramaratne immediately launch an investigation into that complaint.  The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) yesterday said that […]

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Quarantine curfew extended until Oct. 01

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The quarantine curfew currently in effect across the island has been extended until 4.00 a.m. on October 01 (Friday), the President’s Spokesman said.  In a twitter message, he said that the decision was taken during the meeting of the Special Committee on COVID-19 Control chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (17). This […]

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No need to panic over ‘fake email’ received by airport authorities – Defence Secretary

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Secretary of Defence says there is NO need for the public to panic over the ‘fake email’ received by country’s airport authorities regarding a security threat. Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne Referring to the standard security measures adopted at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport, affirmed that there is no requirement […]

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