Archive for February 2nd, 2021

Council of legal education, a black-white citadel, embraces the English panacea! Part-2

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. Introduction This essay was written 20 years ago. It was a reply to an essay which had strange ideas such as JVP was wicked because its members did not know English. There were several such odd points covered in the essay. But strangely, the point on JVP and English does so […]

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Outgoing Ambassador of Vietnam makes a farewell call on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Prime Minister’s Media Unit Outgoing Ambassador of Vietnam, H. E. Mrs. Pham Thi Bich Ngoc accompanied by Mr. Tran Trong Thanh, Counselor and Deputy Head of the Embassy met the Prime Minister at his residence in Wijerama this morning. The Ambassador voiced her appreciation regarding the uninhibited support she received from the Government throughout her […]

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TO HON ALI SABRY PC

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA. Dear Hon Ali Sabry, the Minister of Justice. I am addressing this note to you as I believe that you are man of the world with a road map for the Nation. I have listened to your pre-election speeches delivered in Australia and read your orations in Sri Lanka which outlined your vision […]

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වෛද්‍යවරයෙකුගේ සිහි සටහන් – A Review by Dr. Newton Jayawardane FRCS

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Dr. Newton Jayawardane  MBBS MS FRCS(Eng) – Consultant Surgeon It is a great privilege to read Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunga’s book-වෛද්‍යවරයෙකුගේ සිහි සටහන්. It gave me enormous pleasure on reading this. There is no doubt he has been very honest in writing the facts. The simple straightforward language he used increases the appetite for reading. […]

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Indian envoy meets Gotabaya, Mahinda as ECT deal falls through

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu In a flurry of meetings a day after Sri Lanka backed out of an agreement with India and Japan, to develop the East Container Terminal (ECT) at the Colombo Port, Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Tuesday, […]

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SL rehabilitated all 594 child soldiers instead of prosecuting them: UN Permanent Secy.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka rehabilitated all 594 of child soldiers recruited by the LTTE without prosecuting them, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN, Mohan Peiris said. He expressed this in his speech at the United Nations Security Council’s Arria Formula Meeting on Children and Armed Conflict held in New York on […]

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Cabinet nods to develop Colombo Port’s West Terminal with Japan and India

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to develop the West Terminal of the Colombo Port as a Public-Private Partnership with Japan and India. Minister of Ports and Shipping had tabled a Cabinet paper with proposals as per the recommendations furnished by the negotiating committee appointed to evaluate the investment proposal by […]

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SLBFE to fund return tickets home for stranded Sri Lankan expats

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Labour, Nimal Siripala De Silva, today offered a possible ray of hope for Sri Lanka’s expatriate workers, who have been stranded overseas without the means to return home. The minister announced that directives have been issued to the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, to dip into the significant funds it […]

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U.S. commits USD 40M loan to support small businesses, empower Sri Lankan women

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The U.S. Government committed a $40 million loan to Sri Lanka’s SDB bank to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and women entrepreneurs. The loan from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the U.S. Government’s development bank, aims to support private sector investment and economic growth in Sri Lanka. DFC partners with […]

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Over 100,000 vaccinated against COVID-19 so far

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 23,217 frontline health workers have been vaccinated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination within the day (February 02). Accordingly, the total number of individuals who have received the first dose of the vaccine against the COVID-19 pandemic so far now stands at 118,767, the Ministry of Health stated. Sri Lanka launched […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll climbs to 330

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has witnessed 07 more COVID-19 related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (February 02). Thereby, total lives claimed by the novel coronavirus pandemic in Sri Lanka climbed to 330. According to the Department of Government Information, an 18-month-old baby from Colombo 02 is also among the victims. He had […]

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Coronavirus: 715 new infections confirmed within the day

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s confirmed COVID-19 infections count saw another uptick today (January 28) as 354 more persons were tested positive for the virus. Department of Government Information said the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster. The country has registered 715 positive cases of novel coronavirus within the […]

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Eastern terminal is Strategically important – West can be developed with private sector (video)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Minister Wimal Weerawansa states that a Cabinet paper was presented yesterday stating that the operations of the Eastern Terminal of the Colombo Port should be carried out by the Ports Authority in accordance with the President’s vision for ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ as per the policy statement. He told a news […]

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Do not create more problems like this” – Request from the government – (Video)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The Maha Sangha, civil society representatives and opposition politicians expressed their views regarding the construction of the Western Terminal of the Colombo Port with foreign investment

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