Archive for February, 2021

Background to Lanka’s decision to lift ban on burying COVID dead

Friday, February 26th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, February 25: Late on Thursday, February 25, the Sri Lankan Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi issued a gazette extraordinary lifting the year-old ban on burying COVID-19 dead. The Gazette amended the earlier ordinance by putting the words cremation or burial” in place of the single word cremation”. In the case of […]

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UNHRC හිදී ලෝක බහුතරය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව සමගින්.. චීන-රුසියා නිෂේද බලයද එක්වෙයි..

Friday, February 26th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් මේ දිනවල පැවැත්වෙන එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සලයේ අන්තර් ක්‍රියාකාරී සංවාදයේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පක්ෂව රටවල් 21 එකක් අදහස් පල කර ඇත. ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවට විරුද්ධව මහකොමසාරිස්වරියගේ යෝජනාව සමග පක්ෂව රටවල් 15 එක්ව ඇත. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට හෝ යෝජනාවට පෂ නොවී ඉන්දියාව, ජපානය හා ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාව මධ්‍යස්ථව සිට ඇත. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පක්ෂ මත […]

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AG: Only section of PCoI report received, won’t be able to proceed without balance four volumes

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Courtesy The Island The Attorney General’s Department yesterday (25) said that a section of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (P CoI) report had been received by AG Dappula de Livera, PC. The AG received the Volume 1, which contains the final report,” a spokesperson for the Department said. According to the official the remaining volumes […]

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AIIB approves USD 180 mn loan to Sri Lanka

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved Sri Lanka’s request for USD 180 million loan for the Covid-19 emergency and crisis response facility to be disbursed through the Bank of Ceylon (USD 90 million) and People’s Bank (USD 90 million), Sri Lankan Embassy in Beijing said. The loan application was […]

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Coronavirus: 497 new infections confirmed within the day

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka registered 250 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (February 26) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 497. Department of Government Information says 487 of today’s cases are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster. The remaining 10 are reportedly arrivals from foreign countries. New […]

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Five new COVID-related deaths in Sri Lanka

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has confirmed 05 more COVID-19 related deaths, Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (February 26). This brings the country’s death toll from the virus to 464, Department of Government Information said. Details of the recently-reported COVID victims are as follows: 01. A 69-year-old man from Nawadagala area – He had been […]

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Four police officers interdicted over assault on law student

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Four police officers – 03 Constables and one Inspector – have been interdicted for allegedly assaulting a law student at the Peliyagoda police station. Several offices attached to Peliyagoda Police had reportedly assaulted a law student named Migara Gunaratne yesterday (February 25). The victimized student was identified as the son of former Central […]

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UNHRC Resolution; What is the real agenda?

Friday, February 26th, 2021

By Raj Gonsalkorale US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken today encouraged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to support the resolution on Sri Lanka stating that the ‘lack of accountability for past atrocities in Sri Lanka – Daily Mirror Sri Lanka’ The US Secretary of State seems to give an indication as to what […]

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An American Journal (1851) highlights massacres of the Sinhalese and horrors perpetrated in 1848 under the administration of Lord Torrington

Friday, February 26th, 2021

  The United States Magazine and Democratic Review (May 1851)   In 1851, An American Journal  (The United States Magazine and Democratic Review), at a time (1851) when they I.e. USA, did not have imperial ambitions that dovetailed with that of British imperialism, highlighted and exposed the genocidal crimes committed on the Sinhalese people in British occupied […]

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UNHRC Resolution: why Sri Lanka must seek Rejection & Closure

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister has expressed what the Sri Lankan public wish to hear. We want the Government to take a firm stand and strategize on how to put to rest this unfair, biased witch hunt against Sri Lanka. A conflict that lasted 3 decades was ended not by UN or UNHRC but by Sri […]

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‘Political move’: Sri Lanka urges rejection of UNHRC resolution

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy Aljazeera Sri Lanka subjected to ‘unprecedented propaganda campaign’, the foreign minister says in video address to the UN Human Rights Council. Sri Lanka has urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to reject a forthcoming resolution voicing serious concern” over the deteriorating” rights situation in the country. Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena told the council […]

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How the United Kingdom helped LTTE Terrorists in Sri Lanka Part 3

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

By Rohan Gunaratna Courtesy Adaderana The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) the real reincarnation of the LTTE – Rohan Gunaratna http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=8115 The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) led by the Norway-based Nediyavan is the real reincarnation of the LTTE, and not the US-based outfit led by Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, which is trying to establish a Transnational Government of […]

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How the United Kingdom helped LTTE Terrorists in Sri Lanka Part 2

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy https://ltteuk.wordpress.com/ WHAT EXACTLY IS THE UK DOING? A TERRORIST SAFE HAVEN! UK politicians should have some respect for its security services! http://www.globalpolitician.com/default.asp?22235-britain-terror LTTE Tamil Tigers” and its UK-wide network Dominic Whiteman – 10/18/2006 LTTE was banned in the UK February 28th 2001. The annual publication of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) London […]

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How the United Kingdom helped LTTE Terrorists in Sri Lanka Part 1

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy Terrorists Exposed LTTE ACTIVITIES IN THE UK UK LTTE / May 24, 2014 The organisation of support for the Tamils of Sri Lanka goes back toNovember 1978 when Tamil Co-ordinating Committee or TCC was formed at the instance of Amirthalingam for the purpose of Co-ordinating the UK based political and militant front organisations. Its President S […]

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ආසියාවේ නපුංෂකයා

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි අපේ මාතෘ භූමියට එරෙහිව නැවත වරක් මානව හිමිකම් කැඩීමේ යෝජනාවක් ඉදිරිපත්ව තිබේ. එය අප අපේක්ෂා කල සිදුවීමකි. මෙම යෝජනාව මුල්වරට ඉදිරිපත් කරනු ලැබුවේ ලෝකයේ බලවත්ම රාජ්‍ය ලෙස හදුන්වා ගන්නා ඇමරිකා එකසත් ජනපදයයි. ඇමරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදයම මෙම යෝජනාව ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම තුලින් පෙන්වන්නේ, අප රාජ්‍ය කොතරම් ප්‍රබල රාජ්‍යක් ලෙස ඇමරිකාවම සලකනවාද යන්නයි. මෙවර වෙනත් […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් බුද්ධ ශාසන අරමුදලේ 85වැනි පාලක මණ්ඩලය රැස්වෙයි

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය බුද්ධ ශාසන අරමුදලේ 85වැනි පාලක මණ්ඩල රැස්වීම ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද 2021.02.25 දින පස්වරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවැත්විණි. බුද්ධ ශාසන අරමුදලේ ලේකම් රුචිර විතාන මහතා පසුගිය රැස්වීම් වාර්තාව ඉදිරිපත් කළේය. ඒ සඳහා පාලක මණ්ඩල අනුමැතිය ලැබිණි. බුද්ධශාසන අරමුදලේ සාමාජික සද්ධර්ම කීර්ති ශ්‍රී ත්‍රිපිටකාචාර්ය ආචාර්ය පූජ්‍ය දිවියාගහ යසස්සි නාහිමියෝ ඉදිරියේ […]

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නැනො මාස්ක් නව නිපැයුම අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට පිළිගන්වයි

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය පේරාදෙණිය විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ මහාචාර්ය ගාමිණී රාජපක්ෂ, විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය චමින්ද හේරත් මහත්වරු ඇතුළු කණ්ඩායමක් නිර්මාණය කළ නැනො තාක්ෂණික වයිරස් නාශක මුව ආවරණය ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඉදිරියේ එළිදැක්වීම අද 2021.02.25 දින පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ කමිටු ශාලා 01හි දී පැවැත්විණි. මෙම නැනො වයිරස් නාශක තාක්ෂණික මුව ආවරණය ඒ මත වැටෙන ඕනෑම විෂබීජයක් විනාශවන ආකාරයට […]

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III වන ශ්‍රේණියේ තැපැල් සේවා නිලධාරී තනතුරට පත් කර ගැනීමට අදාළ සම්මුඛ පරීක්‍ෂණයේදී ලකුණු ලබා දීමට කරමින් ඇති යෝජනාව සම්බන්ධවයි.

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

ලංකා තැපැල් සේවා සංගමය. ගරු ඇමතිතුමා, ජනමාධ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය, කොළඹ 05. III වන ශ්‍රේණියේ තැපැල් සේවා නිලධාරී තනතුරට පත් කර ගැනීමට අදාළ සම්මුඛ පරීක්‍ෂණයේදී ලකුණු ලබා දීමට කරමින් ඇති යෝජනාව සම්බන්ධවයි. 2021.02.17 වන දින නියෝජ්‍ය පොස්ට් මාස්ටර් ජනරාල් පාලන තුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් පවත්වන ලද තැපැල් සේවා නිලධාරි බඳවා ගැනීමේ පටිපාටියේ සංශෝදන සම්බන්ධව වෘත්තීය සමිති සමඟ කරන ලද […]

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Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena rejects the Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka, says allegations and recommendations based on ill-founded premises

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Embassy of Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has regretted the disproportionate attention drawn to Sri Lanka in the Human Rights Council driven by political motivations, and said Sri Lanka rejects the High Commissioner’s Report which has unjustifiably broadened its scope and mandate further, incorporating many issues of governance and matters that are essentially domestic […]

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China to continue COVID-19 cooperation with Mongolia, Sri Lanka

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy CGTN Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday expressed willingness to continue its cooperation with Mongolia and Sri Lanka on COVID-19 during phone calls with his counterparts from the two countries.  In the face of the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic, governments and peoples of China and Mongolia have shared the weal and […]

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China can extend Hambantota port lease to 198 years, Sri Lankan minister says

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Catherine Wong Courtesy The South China Morning Post Beijing denies the deal is being renegotiated after reports that Colombo is revisiting the agreement Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said the previous government had agreed to a 99-year lease with the option of another 99 years Sri Lanka’s foreign minister said the 99-year lease of the Hambantota […]

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How to get cheaper food for population

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy The News ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan has said he had an excellent meeting with President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa and discussed with him a wide range of matters. In tweets, the prime minister said, We discussed our common passion about poverty alleviation especially in our rural areas. We also exchanged views on how to […]

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Catholic bishops urge Sri Lankan government to release report on 2019 Easter bombings

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy Catholic Herald Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb 24, 2021 / 01:26 pm MT (CNA).- The Sri Lankan government must release its report on the Easter 2019 terrorist attack on Christian churches and hotels, say Catholic leaders. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo reportedly will not meet with any Sri Lanka politicians due to the delay. He […]

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UNHRC Debate: Majority Of Countries Spoke In Favor Of Sri Lanka – OpEd

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

By P. K. Balachandran Courtesy Eurasia Review At the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) debate on Sri Lanka on Thursday, 21 countries spoke for Sri Lanka and 15 against, a Sri Lankan diplomatic source said. The debate was on the Core Group’s resolution lambasting Sri Lanka for alleged rights violations and absence of accountability during the […]

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AG not bound by its recommendations, yet to receive report

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Attorney General Dappula de Livera, PC is not bound by recommendations made by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (P CoI) into the 2019 Easter Sunday carnage, or presidential directives in that regard, according to authoritative sources. They said that the AG couldn’t under any circumstances initiate legal proceedings until […]

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Proposal made to Cabinet to impose burqa ban: Justice Minister

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Justice Minister Ali Sabry said a proposal has been made to the Cabinet to impose laws to ban wearing of the burqa in public places considering the security of the country. He told a news conference that a Cabinet Paper has also been submitted to amend Muslim laws by November. We […]

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21 countries speak for SL during Interactive Dialogue at UNHRC; 15 against

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The international lobbying spree by the government gathered momentum today with 21 countries speaking in favour of Sri Lanka and 15 against during an Interactive Dialogue at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Daily Mirror learns. A core group of countries led by the United Kingdom has proposed to […]

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We do not need loans from IMF – Ajith Nivard Cabraal (English)

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

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464 cases of Covid-19 reported so far today

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health reports 242 new cases of COVID-19 increasing the total number of coronavirus cases reported so far today to 464. All new cases reported today are close contacts of infected patients from the Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster. This brings the tally of positive cases from the Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda and prisons clusters […]

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Two more Covid-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services on Thursday confirmed two more Covid-19 related deaths, increasing Sri Lanka’s death toll due to the virus to 459. One of the deceased is a 62-year-old woman from Kadawatha who had passed away on February 21 while being treated at the Colombo North Teaching Hospital. The Cause […]

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